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Old 11-23-2021, 06:57 PM   #126
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Re: 2wd swap

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Good, the bottom bolt is concerning me.
Looks like aired out it might drag/hit 1st
The drop of the pocket can make contact when air'd out depending on another variable (wheel diameter) but only when air'd out....

The images also show other details about aftermarket arms that vary.... Where the grease fitting is tapped & bushing barrel OD.
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Old 11-23-2021, 08:12 PM   #127
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The grease zerk is a easy fix. Was more worried about catching the bolt on something.

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Old 12-03-2021, 06:24 PM   #128
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Plumbing air this weekend.
3/8 or 1/4 line into the front bags.
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Old 12-03-2021, 09:15 PM   #129
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Plumbing air this weekend.
3/8 or 1/4 line into the front bags.
The 3/8 is faster which can be appreciated up front. I'm slower with 1/4" speed since I use manual control w/paddle valves.
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Old 12-04-2021, 05:12 PM   #130
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Ordered 2 got a whole box.

Quick connects on the peterbilt should be ok on this bucket ?
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Old 12-04-2021, 06:32 PM   #131
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Ordered 2 got a whole box.

Quick connects on the peterbilt should be ok on this bucket ?
As long as they're DOT fittings. Cheap/China fittings break easier & don't secure the line as well allowing them to pop off.@ inopportune times.
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Old 12-10-2021, 12:52 AM   #132
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Seems like the "touch line" is the same all the way across. 4X6 pad of 1/2-5/8 steel welded to the bottom of the crossmember for the first hit?
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Old 12-12-2021, 09:31 PM   #133
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So we raised the upper arm up 2 inches this time.
Finally got the bumpsteer manageable.
The camber change is pretty good til full droop which is beyond the shock travel.
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Visually, that curve does look good. Extension shouldn't be that much of a concern w/the shock limitation.
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Old 12-12-2021, 10:14 PM   #135
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Now to build the upper bracket that looks nice.
Gonna tie it into the top flange.
Glad the in-house welder is on his game.
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Old 12-12-2021, 10:33 PM   #136
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Now to build the upper bracket that looks nice.
Gonna tie it into the top flange.
Glad the in-house welder is on his game.
How do things look on the driver side interference wise (column/steering linkage)?
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Old 12-12-2021, 10:58 PM   #137
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In the way.
But that is a given with a sectioned crossmember
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Old 12-13-2021, 12:20 AM   #138
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In the way.
But that is a given with a sectioned crossmember
True. But it depends on the amount notched. I did a small notche on the stock upper a-arm & it cleared the stock shaft. I feel that's about the limit before you have to go the multi-joint path.
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Old 12-13-2021, 12:53 AM   #139
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As soon as we raised the upper mount up it wasn't even a thought.
In the new drivers side upper bracket will be a spot for a heim.
Probably a 3 joint deal
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Old 12-13-2021, 12:54 PM   #140
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As soon as we raised the upper mount up it wasn't even a thought.
In the new drivers side upper bracket will be a spot for a heim.
Probably a 3 joint deal
That's what I was thinking. Once the bracket is getting moved up, adding a landing spot for a support bearing becomes easier (well... possibly becomes easier).

Nice progress.
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Old 01-04-2022, 02:49 PM   #141
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Slow and low lately but progress
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Old 01-05-2022, 01:48 AM   #142
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Kid sends these tonight.

2" inch dom lowers sure..
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Heavy D.
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So ride height is set.
3 inches from the deck.

Lower links are gonna be yuge
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Old 01-11-2022, 02:23 PM   #145
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Stacks on stacks.
2nd pass of 3 to finish his lowers up
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Very nice!
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Wow those links are some monsters. It all looks great.
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Old 01-13-2022, 05:49 PM   #148
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Wow those links are some monsters. It all looks great.
Thanks.
We just realized he has been welding for a year the 11th I can't make silicone look that nice.
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Old 01-13-2022, 05:53 PM   #149
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Thanks.
We just realized he has been welding for a year the 11th I can't make silicone look that nice.
All the more impressive!
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Old 01-15-2022, 10:55 PM   #150
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Lower link mock up.

Also some of his production work for his uncle.
Has a 125 pieces to do this round.
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