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« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2010, 07:49:06 PM »

got some of the holes cut out for the lights ,  the bigger lights will be centered on the back of the tire carrier with the licence plate , still need to make a mount for the gas can and buy some straps for the C02 tank





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« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2010, 06:34:37 PM »

almost done with the outside , still need to weld the panels the rest of the way on then ill start on the wheel wells then the floor

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« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2010, 02:10:36 PM »

dang this thing has come a long way.  Thumb-Up
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« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2010, 06:45:11 PM »

i ran out of wire but got the panels mostly welded in for the front portion of the bed , took forever to get each piece fitted in their place
also the bed in now bolt on


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« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2010, 08:42:06 AM »

You're really on a roll.  It's coming along nicely.
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« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2010, 06:12:38 PM »

thanks guys , i appreciate the feedback
didnt get much done today because i wasnt feelin great but got some chains installed for stops on the tire carrier
need to buy some bolts for the lugs to bolt onto then the carrier will be done


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« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2010, 06:36:10 PM »

right on man.
but what do you think the likely hood is of the spare hitting the ground when starting steep climbs?
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« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2010, 07:03:38 PM »

i dont think ill have any problems  , the tire carrier at its lowest is even with the frame
before i would drag the bumper on certain things but not many and that sat quite a bit lower than the frame
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« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2010, 07:12:28 PM »

just as a reference , look at the shackles in this pic then the shackles in the pic below it  , you can see the amount of clearance i gained on top of that running 37's

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« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2010, 08:09:27 PM »

It might scrape a little going up Backdoor. lol

 
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« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2010, 08:27:52 PM »

only one way to find out lol , which will be a while haha
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« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2010, 11:23:51 PM »

by a while you mean you're going to the midnight brawl right ?  Grin  cover
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« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2010, 04:54:18 AM »



Aaron, I don't see your rear shocks - where are they?
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« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2010, 07:31:32 AM »

not in yet , im getting a set of fox emulsions like i have upfront
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« Reply #39 on: August 22, 2010, 08:03:19 PM »

well i havent had much time to work on the truck lately , been working 50-60 hours a week but i made some time this weekend
got the floor for the bed pretty much done , need to finish welding it up then fit the gas tank in there
once thats done bed will come off get cleaned up then go to powdercoat , im so ready to get this thing done


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« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2010, 07:05:41 PM »

 Thumb-Up keep it up aaron  cheers
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« Reply #41 on: August 29, 2010, 09:59:55 AM »


not much of an update , one last test fitting after cleaning up the welds
floor is all done  with welded nuts underneath for easier mounting , today just need to drill the holes for the all thread so i can test mount the gas tank then the bed comes back off and goes to powdercoat monday !!


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« Reply #43 on: September 01, 2010, 05:17:35 PM »

wow. powdercoat looks great!  what's it cost to powdercoat somethin like that?  Did they do all the prep, too?

 
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« Reply #44 on: September 01, 2010, 05:28:01 PM »

$350 to sandblast and powder coat the bed and carrier
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« Reply #45 on: September 01, 2010, 10:09:57 PM »

that looks frigg'n rad.
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« Reply #47 on: September 05, 2010, 08:17:56 PM »

Bad Ass!  The lights look cool as $hit! 



 
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« Reply #48 on: September 05, 2010, 08:22:55 PM »

thanks  Grin

im going to have to find some different reverse lights cause the ones i got arent bright at all , the brake lights are brighter haha
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« Reply #49 on: September 06, 2010, 08:49:34 AM »

Great work.  So cool.   Thumb-Up
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