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« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2011, 09:45:34 PM »

so hows it goin man , your running out of time
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« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2011, 09:51:28 PM »

Yeah man I know I'm cutting it close. The main problem is i didn't know it was going to be such a long wait for the ballistic joints. The guys at ballistic were nice enough to bump my status up on the back order list and they could have shipped out today if not tomorrow. I should get the last few parts in the mail by monday hopefully. I plan on starting to cut into it monday afternoon because I've got something to do in the morning. then i should have enough time to figure out shock hoops and the upper link. Tires, front drive shaft and locking hubs will have to be figured out when i get to school and start working.

other than that, I buttoned up my front axle today with oil and everything ready to go. The rear just need those disk brake brackets and its ready to be buttoned up too.
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« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2011, 10:14:43 PM »

i guess you dont go on pirate much do you lol
alot of people having issues with getting their stuff in a timely manner

i went with johnny joints , i know Steevo and Kenny like using these
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« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2011, 10:20:01 PM »

Yeah I dont go on pirate too much. Hopefully I get my stuff in time. If not that's going to cause a huge mess for me.
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« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2011, 10:58:48 PM »

Just call Currie.  They should have them in stock.  I got mine in a couple days.

I prefer JJ's because the liners are more pliable and they aren't as squeaky. 
   
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« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2011, 03:58:16 AM »

I have 1 left handed thread Johnny Joint if you're interested. Comes with bung insert too. I don't know what 1 will do for you but it's one less you'd have to worry about  Cheesy
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« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2011, 03:20:18 PM »

Just call Currie.  They should have them in stock.  I got mine in a couple days.

I prefer JJ's because the liners are more pliable and they aren't as squeaky. 
   

ah ha.. I brought you to the dark side.. lol

but seriously, the JJ's are better.

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« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2011, 03:32:35 PM »

Well I'm in a real dilemma, If i were to switch to the johnny joints, I would have to shell out an extra $100 and but I would get them by tuesday. If i were to stay with ballistic, the brackets i got would fit properly and i would keep that $100 but i don't think i would get them until probably tuesday of the week after and i leave that thursday with a slim chance i could push the move in to saturday. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO. Now if i cancel the joints from ballistic and order from ORW where i have a gift card (with nothing else to buy from them) i would probably be close to even. maybe ill do that.

and this:



not a proper mock up but just to get a rough idea and it seems i lined everything up right so far
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« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2011, 06:25:47 PM »

and with a little wheeling and dealing, ballistic joints canceled, johnny joints ordered and hems picked up. JJ's should be here tuesday and the brackets i was waiting on should be here by mid next week. I can start this weekend.
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« Reply #34 on: August 15, 2011, 11:37:01 PM »

day one progress:



I also sold my old wheels and tires and purchased 5 new 17" steel wheels off summit racing. If the deal for used tires still goes through ill be a total of $35 out of pocket for 37's
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« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2011, 09:39:20 AM »

This is exciting! you have 4 days!

     
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« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2011, 09:41:12 AM »

I have until next thursday so... 8 i think but still.
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« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2011, 07:25:38 PM »

got some more stuff done today:

Driver side frame plated:



Drive shaft made:



One side of each link welded and assembled:



Diff cover almost fits right:



Got my wheels a few days ago:



Somehow i ended up with all of this:



How messy the garage is:



Massive coil overs, not quite sure where my head was at:



and lastly, lee picked up my tires for me in Hesperia.


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« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2011, 07:30:51 PM »

those 16's or 18's lol  ??
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« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2011, 07:31:24 PM »

lol 17's
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« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2011, 09:40:52 PM »

holy crap how you gonna fit those in there ??
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« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2011, 09:55:02 PM »

OHHHHH hahaha, i thought you meant wheels man, no those are 16s so still gonna be hard but we'll see very shortly.
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« Reply #42 on: August 20, 2011, 09:56:40 PM »

Rear shocks and brake lines done:



and the garage cleaned up and ready for the front tomorrow. I might have to end up moving or removing a cat to fit the upper link. We'll see.



I would be fine with making taller shock hoops to fit those shocks but the master cylinder is in the way. :\
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« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2011, 08:00:54 PM »

shock hoops extended and one side tacked to see how it fit. It's tight for sure and i think it need to be moved towards the firewall a bit, but we'll see tomorrow.



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« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2011, 08:21:39 PM »

its hard to tell but how much of uptravel are you gonna have? you may need to push the coilovers up higher otherwise it looks like your gonna sit really high with not much uptravel
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« Reply #45 on: August 21, 2011, 08:31:40 PM »

Yeah I think I'm gonna have to downsize to 14 inchers. I don't have very much space to go up with the hoops. also, the front frame will actually sit a bit higher too.
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« Reply #46 on: August 22, 2011, 11:15:05 AM »

CUT THE HOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #47 on: August 22, 2011, 06:58:18 PM »

anything longer than 14" is not needed... in my opinion you need at least 12's. 14's are nice and 16+ is not needed.
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« Reply #48 on: August 22, 2011, 09:33:12 PM »

Yeah I'll probably downsize to 14s in the future or use the 16s in the back and get 14s for the front. I jut got a screaming deal on them that's all. I was originally looking for 14s
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« Reply #49 on: August 23, 2011, 12:43:12 AM »

I just stopped working today. progress today:

Shock hoops and engine brace welded in and painted:



Got my tires, gonna get them mounted tomorrow morning:



And got the last brackets: I've made the lower links and tacked them in as well as made the pan hard and tacked that in. Looks like the steering, upper link, pan hard, and tire-lower link clearances are all really close, but are going to fit.



I could very well be done tomorrow.
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