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Re: How do you adjust a bolt-on 4 link?

Either way you gotta fix the firewall and tranny tunnel so I say cut it.


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Re: How do you adjust a bolt-on 4 link?

Also they weld in the transmission crossmember. So I am going to have to modify it so it can be removable.

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I also decided to change the gas tank out because the one in the truck was leaking. When i drain the gas I will take a picture of the hack job they called a repair. I don't even know where or what this gas tank they had installed even came out of. You can see the size of the new one vs the one that was in the truck. Who can guess what vehicle that gas take should be in?
New tank compared to the one in the truck

One that was in the truck
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Either way you gotta fix the firewall and tranny tunnel so I say cut it.
FUH, I am thinking that if i pull the motor I can go ahead and weld up the firewall and tub it for my new 20's and relocate my clutch master. I need to hurry up my ole lady is tripping. lol
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OMG just read threw your thread, HACK! but you seem to be on the rite track good looks.
imo i would cut that trans x mem out and make or buy a new one to bolt in thertes a mod here thats simple to get rid of those ears that hang down, and for were the frame never got welded in the pocket weld a piece of rod around the whole pocket no chance of it cracking or ne thing heres mine
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I should get the 2012 HACK OF THE YEAR AWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So I got the front of the truck torn apart and it has reveled another problem to fix.
I tell you what if I ever buy a used mini truck I will def go through everything before I buy it.
Take a good look at the pic. Do you see it?

Look at the frame horns. What the hell did they do? Why did they do that! When I took the core support I figured out how bad a job they did. They hacked up the core support because they f-uped the frame horns so bad. I have to fix this now so everything will line up.

They cut the core support up to fit. Check the pic

Look here They even had the headlight screwed to the core support
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Who the hell uses a carriage bolt for a hood bolt? The dumba@#es that build this truck
You wanna know how long it took me to get this damn bolt out!

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What's wrong with the frame horns? When you body drop a truck you have to cut the horns and move them down. If your front end lined up before then I say don't touch it.

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Also you have to modify the core support when you do that. That part I think they actually did right. I say you should gusset it if its not already and leave it be.

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I don't think it was done right cause it was all shimmed up with washers and body panel shims. If things are done correctly you should not have to hack up the core support. I never have. The frame horns are hot level and it you look at the driver side it looks like it is over to the left so it not aligned with the rest of the frame.
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Since my front end was looking a little ragged. Grill barely hanging in there, valence drugged and bowed core support hacked to hell and back . I am going to change the whole thing out. So this is what got for it. I have to still get a hood and core support. The reason I go two set of head lights cause I found these at one junk yard and found the envoys at the last yard at the last second. The stuff I got is not great and will need some repair so I am hoping you guys can help me fix it the correct way.
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The passenger side light is pretty foggy. Can anyone give me some help on getting to look like the drive side or if its even possible?
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Found some help thanks to beandip's write up
http://www.s10forum.com/forum/f74/ho...6/#post7136501
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Since my front end was looking a little ragged. Grill barely hanging in there, valence drugged and bowed core support hacked to hell and back . I am going to change the whole thing out. So this is what got for it. I have to still get a hood and core support. The reason I go two set of head lights cause I found these at one junk yard and found the envoys at the last yard at the last second. The stuff I got is not great and will need some repair so I am hoping you guys can help me fix it the correct way.
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The passenger side light is pretty foggy. Can anyone give me some help on getting to look like the drive side or if its even possible?
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So I got the darn motor out. It needs a good cleaning



The inside of the tranny needs some serious cleaning
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Does anyone have some 1995 2.2. motor mounts laying around they like to give away for shipping?
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