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Old 08-25-2015, 04:16 PM   #51
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changes in progress on last cross member, added 2"x 1.75" angle and 1" square tube as the bed stop. It seems I keep adding more work, why do I do this, passion for the build.
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Old 08-25-2015, 04:33 PM   #52
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had to cut down the gate hold bars, looks easy but to get the amount out each half so it folds back up is a little tricky.
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:04 PM   #53
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tailgate link assy. shortened and they both work
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Old 08-27-2015, 04:25 AM   #54
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Nice work. I bet the build is on your mind day and night. Make sure you keep the gears oiled down because walking around with smoke coming out of your ears is never a good sight.
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Old 08-27-2015, 07:42 AM   #55
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Nice work. I bet the build is on your mind day and night. Make sure you keep the gears oiled down because walking around with smoke coming out of your ears is never a good sight.
yeah I think I have OCD, Obsessive C10 Disorder. My wife has become a garage widow.
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Old 08-29-2015, 12:02 AM   #56
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Put another 250 lbs through the sand blaster and maybe another 200 tomorrow. That stuff gets into everything but does a nice job.
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:09 AM   #57
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A cantilevering tailgate -love- inspiring work.
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:21 AM   #58
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A cantilevering tailgate -love- inspiring work.
I love the way it turned out, no step and will take an experienced eye to see the change. I want to keep the look but not look altered with the raised bed.
Thanks Derek
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:24 AM   #59
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Had to check out your madness after seeing your post on my thread...

Dig watching Metal Madmen at work…

Tailgate mod is

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Old 08-30-2015, 11:13 AM   #60
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straightened the chrome and took all the dents out, looks better. Brought the frame home so I paint more parts at father in laws shop.
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Old 08-30-2015, 11:40 AM   #61
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Solid Build.
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:47 PM   #62
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Bought another 250lbs of blasting media and more glass shard media for my blast cabinet. Cut 14 pieces of 2" tube and made spacers for the bed raise. Welded a washer on both sides, blasted, painted. Blasted some other parts, painted as well.
I had a good day. Time for a pop.
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Old 08-31-2015, 02:19 PM   #63
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made a welding turn table, also worked for the clean up on them. Done and checked off the list.
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:39 PM   #64
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more painting, more blasting, more painting , more blasting, there seems to be a pattern
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Looks great. You are moving along nicely.
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:37 PM   #66
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Looks great. You are moving along nicely.
Thanks, May of next year is the plan to be driving. Almost time to start reassemble
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Old 09-02-2015, 09:34 PM   #67
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finally decided on the trail arm ends, threw a bit of primer on it to see my finish work. ready for blast and paint.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:28 PM   #68
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steering box, flywheel covers, horn , washer bottle holder, and rad saddle parts
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Old 09-06-2015, 06:33 PM   #69
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I thought that I'd blasted and painted everything and I find another pile of stuff.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:36 PM   #70
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I thought that I'd blasted and painted everything and I find another pile of stuff.
That's usually how it goes.
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Old 09-10-2015, 05:09 PM   #71
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another 400lbs of sand through the blaster, I guess I'm painting tomorrow. Trail arms, track bar, sway bar, control arms (all 4), gas tank straps, rad saddle and the list goes on.
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:03 PM   #72
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blasted and painted small stuff at home last night. this is the modified cross member for the tailgate to swing under.
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:09 PM   #73
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rad saddle , control arms, engine cradle, and trail arms done. It's getting closer to assembly time.
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I propose a challenge to you sir.
Fabricate your own upper tubular control arms with corrected ball joint geometry for a 2" drop spring.
Will you accept this challenge?
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:57 PM   #75
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I propose a challenge to you sir.
Fabricate your own upper tubular control arms with corrected ball joint geometry for a 2" drop spring.
Will you accept this challenge?
I think I could do it, but I have to finish this truck to pass an Ontario Canada safety. Once that is done then I can play with the rest of the stuff I really want to do, like my own front suspension so I can beef up the front wheel size. I will get back to this challenge after May 2016 when it's on the road and I'm enjoying it, I will have more time to play in the shop.
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