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Old 01-22-2009, 01:43 PM   #26
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I like your start on this. The front fender mods it spot on. I always thought it you look better with the lip lower.

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Old 01-22-2009, 02:13 PM   #27
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I like your start on this. The front fender mods it spot on. I always thought it you look better with the lip lower.

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Just down the road from you in Beckville.
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:41 PM   #28
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That's a sweet project. You got skills. I never noticed the front fender being higher than the back. Glad someone brought it to my attention.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:08 PM   #29
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That's a sweet project. You got skills. I never noticed the front fender being higher than the back. Glad someone brought it to my attention.
You don't notice at stock height because of the factory rake.
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:58 PM   #30
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Truck looks awesome. How much of a "Z" did you do? Can you please give more pics of the front and back suspension. I love the fender idea!
I found a few pictures of the rear suspension but none of the front.







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Old 01-22-2009, 08:01 PM   #31
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You have amazing talent... kudo's goes to you man. Keep up the great work!!
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:38 AM   #32
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:27 PM   #33
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looks great bro, cant wait to see more pics!
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:53 AM   #34
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dammit, just when i was feeling good about mine, i see this. thats one sweet ride bud. thats an incredible amount of work you've done there. being a welder my self, i can tell the rest of you guy's there is alot of skill, patience and some serious dedication involved in a project like this. kudo's to ya man....
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:29 AM   #35
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Re: Project '86

Nice job on the front fenders. It's the next (and hopefully final) modification I'll be making to my ride before it gets painted.

Doesn't the drive shaft hit that bar you have for the upper link bars? It must be close if it doesn't.

Also, you might want to consider tying the bottom of the frame into that bar by triangulating it. The old cross member (which you have removed) really does a lot to keep the frame rigid. These frame s flex a ton before you start removing cross members.
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Old 01-25-2009, 09:50 AM   #36
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Nice job on the front fenders. It's the next (and hopefully final) modification I'll be making to my ride before it gets painted.

Doesn't the drive shaft hit that bar you have for the upper link bars? It must be close if it doesn't.

Also, you might want to consider tying the bottom of the frame into that bar by triangulating it. The old cross member (which you have removed) really does a lot to keep the frame rigid. These frame s flex a ton before you start removing cross members.
The crossmember did not hit when I put it in but that was before the Z so I may have to redo it when the motor goes back in. I don't have pictures of i but I have boxed some of the frame there so tying it in like you said would be pretty easy. I did tie it into the frame on the ends but it's not as rigid as what you suggest. In addition I have the brige bar in which is not shown either.
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:38 AM   #37
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Love the truck. Thanks for sharing and ill def be keeping an eye for updates.
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:30 PM   #38
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My suicide door kit will be here Thursday
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:20 PM   #39
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so dv8 i got like six fenders i need done what do ya say i just ship em' down there for you. but seriously truck looks sick bro cant wait to see it all done.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:17 PM   #40
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I sectioned the fenders so that the front and rear fenders would be level.
Awesome work. I have often thought about this but never seen it done. Looks sweet!!!
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:17 PM   #41
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Not much to show yet but I got started on the doors today.



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Old 02-07-2009, 06:56 PM   #43
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:29 PM   #44
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as usual great work and attention to detail
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:41 PM   #45
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Still need to add a little more bracing to keep the door from flexing. It is sagging about a 1/4 inch.
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:56 PM   #46
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thats awesome dude!
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:37 AM   #47
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nice work dv8 you have great ideas and excelent job on completing them

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Old 02-09-2009, 04:14 PM   #48
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That looks unsafe!!
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:57 PM   #49
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looks real good. I put suicides on my 86 and let me tell ya it takes a lot to get the doors not to sag. Also, are you putting the latch on the door or the jam
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:36 PM   #50
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That looks unsafe!!
Why do you say it looks unsafe? Are you refering to the suicide door concept in general as unsafe?
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