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Old 11-16-2008, 03:41 PM   #51
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All welded up.




Need to touch up some welds, clean, maybe a little flap disking, paint and be one step closer to finishing the front axle. I think this is the last *major* piece of fab for this axle.

Still to do.. remount pinion brake. I've got a set of disk brakes but I think I'll put them on the rear. Need to finish the steering. Monte at Palmer Machine threaded some material for me so that's moving along. Reassemble and reinstall!
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:43 PM   #52
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DANG !!! I just noticed I forgot the zerk fitting
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:08 AM   #53
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updates?
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:24 PM   #54
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:54 AM   #55
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Builds like this are very motivating! I like the way that front axel is looking! The boot guards are slick, clean & don't look at all home made! More pics! Looks like the front is ready for tires!
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:03 AM   #56
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Serious amounts of drool puddling up on the floor as I speak..... Hey Scott, what pad do you work on again?
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:07 AM   #57
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Thanks for the good words. They help motivate! Still have to put the axle in the other side. I can't wait to mount tires and finish fitting the springs.

Hey Patrick, we are on 2A and should be moving to 3H early tomorrow. Will take at least 2 days to move. Should be fun in this weather :-|
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:31 AM   #58
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wow this thing is gonna be a heavy mofo !!!! Awesome Fabwork!!
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this is gonna look mean coming down the trail
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:12 PM   #60
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Thanks for the good words. They help motivate! Still have to put the axle in the other side. I can't wait to mount tires and finish fitting the springs.

Hey Patrick, we are on 2A and should be moving to 3H early tomorrow. Will take at least 2 days to move. Should be fun in this weather :-|
Oh right on. Wish I would've known. I have been at 2B for the last few days...
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:26 PM   #61
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No jack stands!




It's just a poser shot. Still lots to do before it can really stand on two feet.
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:30 PM   #62
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It's just a poser shot. Still lots to do before it can really stand on two feet.
it looks great snowbear!
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:39 PM   #63
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YEAAAAAA

How does it feel? i bet your stoked

looks awesome

Im really enjoying this build..thanks for sharing
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:46 PM   #64
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Haven't been by in a while to check out progress. You got the design of those bootguards from Sniper Fab didn't you? I just got mine a week ago.
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holy super fabrication :P
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:17 PM   #66
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You got the design of those bootguards from Sniper Fab didn't you? I just got mine a week ago.

nah, they got theirs from me Shudda said something I'd have built two sets. Add some zerk protection

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nah, they got theirs from me Shudda said something I'd have built two sets. Add some zerk protection

Not a bad idea. I will do that. The price of these things weren't that bad. $149.
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:17 PM   #68
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I went ahead and built the front coil springs as described in the tech thread. It looks like it's gonna work. The idea is that the spring top will slide on the post. I mocked it up with a piece of frame rail.

Here is the mock up





The spring cap. Added the clamp and a zerk fitting.



The spring tops are not flat it's probably not a big deal but I am tempted to make a filler out of something like UHMW for the bottom of the spring hat.

I found that putting the bump stop inside the spring won't work. It makes the rod too short only allowing the spring hat to fall about 2". Removing the bump stop gives about 6" to slide. Still not alot but I think that's all I can get out of my shocks

Cell phone/camera died... maybe have assembled pics during half time
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Old 02-01-2009, 03:40 PM   #69
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Lame cell phone pics...

The springs seem to have enough side flex that the spring hat doesn't bind. I need to take one spring off and chain the link up to full stuff and lift it up again. I took the rear links off to get ready to finsh the rear and it keeps wanting to come off the rear jack stands








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Time for the rear alxe touchups. The second shave went much faster than the first. All except for the midstream change to the design where I did not remeasure. The result is that the mohawk is an inch wider than planned. Not a big deal, just had to adjust on the fly. Here is the result.







Final test fit. Nice that it is still flat after all that welding!



Need to drill and tap for a drain plug before welding it up.

Next will be to try and fit disc brakes on the rear axle. Then install the locker. Still don't know what I am going to do for springs. Coilovers would be nice but too pricey. So the choices are; coils, 1/4 ells, mono leaf, or, ????

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Old 03-02-2009, 03:27 PM   #71
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Next up disc brakes F700 rotors & F550 calipers. So much for shaving weight by removing the original drum brakes This mass is heavy!





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Looks like it might work!

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One dilemma, how to get wheel studs in

I've got two different model rotors. The one pictured is flared from the wheel flange to the rotor. The other is straight. I think I can get studs in the straight one but I like the flared one better because the wheel flange is thicker. Will have to get some pics....
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i cant wait tell you jump this thing!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:45 PM   #74
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i cant wait tell you jump this thing!!!!!!!!
LOL, it'll need a rocket motor cause it's sooo dang heavy!
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LOL, it'll need a rocket motor cause it's sooo dang heavy!
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