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Old 06-22-2011, 10:55 PM   #101
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Re: Nobaddaze's 82 C10 Cruiser Build

so when are you gonna build that 4 link bro?
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:20 AM   #102
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Im finalizing stuff right now, hopefully sending some files to my waterjet guy in the next week. Then start ordering some parts
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:31 PM   #103
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Im finalizing stuff right now, hopefully sending some files to my waterjet guy in the next week. Then start ordering some parts
cool keep us posted bro...
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:59 PM   #104
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Awesome!
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:17 PM   #105
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cool keep us posted bro...
will do...
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:11 PM   #106
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what up main???? whats the deal I want to see some frame on the ground.....
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:52 AM   #107
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Did a little more tonight but time is tight these days...



Whipped up a crossmember too

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Old 06-30-2011, 09:32 AM   #108
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that crossmember looks good too man....
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:23 AM   #109
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I would have to say you have to many pieces there. I would lose the c channel piece and bolt it directly to the frame.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:24 AM   #110
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I would have to say you have to many pieces there. I would lose the c channel piece and bolt it directly to the outer frame rails.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:29 AM   #111
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I could be wrong, but I think the red c-channels are representing the frame. So his plan is to bolt the green part directly to the frame.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:37 AM   #112
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The c channel would be reversed then.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:02 PM   #113
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haha.... Yes, you are right. I didn't pick up on that.....
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:31 AM   #114
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The Red part is bolting to the frame on top and bottom inside the stock frame rails. The reason i did it this way is because my buddy has one without the green pieces. So in order to pull the tranny, we had to "shimmy" (beat on it with a hammer and 2x4) the crossmember back out of the way which sucked while under a bagged truck and trying to support the trans at the same time.

So i made mine to where you can unbolt the green mounts and drop the crossmember strait down and leave the red pieces bolted in place. Seems easier in my head...

does this make sense to anyone else??
Any better ideas??? Im open to constructive critisism, thats what this forum is for...
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:33 AM   #115
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heres a pic since my last post didnt load it...Did some work on my bridge setup...

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Old 07-01-2011, 01:09 AM   #116
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Nice brother! On the crossmember, you don't have to have the plates as big. That way you won't have to shimmy it out. For example, look at my porterbuilt one, It only has two bolt holes on each side. It is about 2 inches where it bolts. This way you could also run your lines easier. Not saying your idea isn't good. I just think it could be simpler and still function.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:10 AM   #117
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Nice brother! On the crossmember, you don't have to have the plates as big. That way you won't have to shimmy it out. For example, look at my porterbuilt one, It only has two bolt holes on each side. It is about 2 inches where it bolts. This way you could also run your lines easier. Not saying your idea isn't good. I just think it could be simpler and still function.
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Damn, that crossmember is way simpler than mine. How easy is the install?

Couldnt find that X-member on nates site, but from the others im guessing it was around 75 bucks?

On a side note...I have my bridge setup with around 8" of notch. I think i read on your thread that you have a total of 7 3/4 notch? My question is that i set mine up to lay stock frame, but your z'd and have a 2x4'd frame. Is my notch too big?

i want just enough to lay frame, so my bed floor is as low as possible.

how tall are your tires?
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:29 AM   #118
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I think you can make it simpler, but jus boxing that area & eliminating tha bolt in idea..you can cut tha mounting plates...drill them out..bolt them to tha boxing plate...weld tha bolts to tha boxing plate & weld tha plate to tha frame..
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I think you can make it simpler, but jus boxing that area & eliminating tha bolt in idea..you can cut tha mounting plates...drill them out..bolt them to tha boxing plate...weld tha bolts to tha boxing plate & weld tha plate to tha frame..
That is a good idea, however im trying to do a complete bolt on (no welding to frame) because i have already powdercoated my frame
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:46 AM   #120
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my notch will be 8.25". I have a 29" (i think) tire height. I think my front tire height is 26-1/4".(i'll double check)
Laying frame.. Your going to have a tough time. The only pic of mine with mine layed out, the truck has 2.5" z, 3" dropspindles, and slam specialties 7 bags with cups (which are thick) My frame barley hit (Pretty much had to bounce it) So... I'm estimating another 1-1/2" with the porterbuilt lowers, so with my about 1" cut out (I did 2x5, stock frame is about 6"-6-3/8" where the awful bend is), mine should lay out still. im hoping.. The frame only hangs 1-1/4" below the pinch as it is. so mine should be about 1/4" off the ground layed out....

Check out how this crossmember is.. Simple to build. I like it. obliviously still bolts in.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:41 AM   #121
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ok, that makes sense... my notch is 8" but my tires are 31". i know i cant "lay frame", but im notching so in the future i might be able too. my stock front xmember is going to be my lowest point. im planning on a PB dropmember someday so i want my back to be ready for that day.

id like it if it still rolled when layed out just in case something happens with my air system and i lose pressure. (wont leave me stranded)
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:12 PM   #122
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That is a good idea, however im trying to do a complete bolt on (no welding to frame) because i have already powdercoated my frame
i was gonna ask why not just welded but that answers my question....
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i was gonna ask why not just welded but that answers my question....
Yea, im regretting the powder already. That wouldve made my c-ntoch, crossmembers, front bags, and all the other bs WAY easier. btu at the time i was just doing a static drop so i figured "why not"

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Old 07-01-2011, 07:08 PM   #124
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it looks good so far tho keep up the good work..... by the way since my 73 is not body dropped its just bagged i can let all the air out and still drive it on level roads the only thing i can't do is turn i have to raise it up but i kind of like that just in case some thing happens.....
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:22 PM   #125
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looks good...but I would paint it all one colour! lol.
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