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« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2011, 12:54:27 PM »

so its on all 4 wheels again.  so here are the pics...





as you can see in the pictures I need to twist the coilover mount and I am going to set them completely into the frame for more clearance for axle flex.

























so, I still need to do the brakes, steering, frt trackbar, decide the best way for the frt upper link (its currently set up like a jeep axle and tied into the lower link), redo the rear trackbar ( I don't like how its done right now) and finish the welding ( everything is just tacked in).  I'm planning on the high steer setup and need to get a pitman arm, threw away my original one when I install the calmini steering.  dumb move.


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« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2011, 06:07:08 AM »

Ok, its been a while, some may know others not.  the truck is basically done, a few ends to tie up.  I was having trouble completing the job, having issues with geometry I guess.  I had a friend who own's Those Guys in Bremerton to make it work.  so here are some pics.


support tube for the front hoops.  I installed a 90 240SX intake to make room for it.  still some items to tie up here.  best thing is I am able to keep the OBDII.

support tube for the rear towers.

front 3-link and new header, had to install a new exhaust (old one was rusted and manifold was cracked).

rear 3-link and new exhaust.


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« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2011, 07:33:02 AM »

Nice. Have you tested it out yet?
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« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2011, 12:22:27 PM »

Nice, it looks good.

What size heims did you use?
It's hard to tell by the pics.
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« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2011, 08:53:57 PM »

IIRC, the lowers are 7/8" and the uppers are 3/4".

haven't had the chance to test it out because when it got to this point I had 2 days before I left for overseas until spring.  Hit  sometimes the job really puts a damper on the fun things in life.  there are still a lot of little things to do.  hook up the e-brakes, install the compressor and airlines for the ARBs, and finish hooking up the vacuum lines for the intake to name a few.  I figure about 2 weeks of little junk when I get home then I will test it out.  I'm definitely going nuts not being home.
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« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2011, 09:16:53 PM »

Why did you choose 3/4" and 7/8" heims? Those are quite a bit smaller than the 2.5" johnny joints that many people use including myself.  cheers
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« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2011, 05:32:00 AM »

I think we are talking 2 different terms (hopefully).  I'm talking thread size and I think you're talking joint size (outside diameter of the whole joint), if so IIRC they are around 2-2 1/4".  Patrick (owner of Those Guys) uses these on his and his wife's rock crawlers, so I trust his judgement with these for street and offroad use.
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« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2011, 09:45:29 AM »

yes, the johnny joints are the measured on the outside diameter and have a mounting width of 2-5/8" I believe.
Sounds like they are a little smaller but I'm sure it'll be fine.
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« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2012, 08:35:23 AM »

sorry its been a while  Cheesy life has been a little crazy.  I finally had a chance to take the truck out and play.











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« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2012, 10:32:29 AM »

lol! get your mind outta the gutter!
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