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Old 11-13-2014, 02:33 PM   #651
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Good choice on going with sd arms they work with about any set up. Not bashing MMW at all though, he builds some nice stuff too.
exactly. I'm not bashing them either. they're beefy arms and they look really cool. Just unfortunate that they couldn't work on my application.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:36 PM   #652
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Little more progress. This was a pain to bend by hand. Even with the help of a tree.



Old 11-18-2014, 12:00 AM   #653
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sweet!! gimme a call if you work on it again this week. hopefully it doesn't rain everyday
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Alright. Steady progress in here.
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That floor, and trans tunnel, looks real nice!! I can't wait to see this done; as I'm sure you all can't either!! LOL...
Old 11-18-2014, 06:19 PM   #656
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Holy crap it was cold outside today!!!! It felt like everything I did was in slow motion. Got the second piece of tranny tunny in and decided to test fit the driveshaft. To my dismay, I had to cut out some of the rear floor section to fit the carrier bearing. It doesn't stick up to bad, but it's just one more thing I need to make a filler piece for. At least it will be an easy one with my brake.







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Alright. Steady progress in here.
Yeah.......till winter just smacked me in the face today. Not sure how many days I got left till I shut her down for the winter.
Old 11-19-2014, 02:49 AM   #658
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It's beginning to look a lot like floor-boards!

Sorry I was singing that to a Christmas melody.

Love the sheet metal work. Been there, hated it! So I have a lot of respect for the patience and detail. The curves are very difficult, but sets it off. And then think all that work will be hidden by carpet.
Old 11-19-2014, 03:28 PM   #659
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Covering all the rad metal work is a downside.....
Old 11-24-2014, 07:46 PM   #660
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Skittle more progress. Gotta figure out how to make a square blend with a circle. Haha











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Looking really clean dude. Tunnels not gonna be too big eh? Time to buy a new tool to help make that transition from square to round.
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Time to buy a new tool to help make that transition from square to round.
im sure he has a bfh already.
Old 11-28-2014, 09:17 AM   #664
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im sure he has a bfh already.

basically what my plan is. haha
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couple questions for you guys.....

I know i have to extend my front driveshaft. 1) can i seperate the front section from the carrier bearing? 2)if i cut the front section, can i cut it anywhere? or should i cut it in a certain spot? 3)How do you change the carrier bearing?
Old 11-28-2014, 10:36 AM   #666
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yes..........anywhere is fine ....press it off and press on new one
Old 11-29-2014, 11:08 AM   #667
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yes..........anywhere is fine ....press it off and press on new one

ok, how does it come apart?
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got a couple of hours to work on it today. wasn't really motivated at all but got a piece made and a template for the other side.





this sides gonna be a pain in the butt because the transition is such a sharp angle. so instead of fighting with it i'll just do it in 2 pieces.
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Man, I love this truck!!!
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1 more piece done!!!



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Awesome!!!! I love some steady progress.
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wish mine was that steady. trans tunnel is coming out awesome im fighting about the same area now.
Old 12-08-2014, 09:34 AM   #673
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is it a smart idea to use one of(or both) of the rear exhaust manifold studs to bolt the chain to when i pull the engine/tranny back out? i can't get to the bracket in the back of the motor because the wiper cowl gets in the way of the chain.
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use as many as you can, or make a new bracket/alter to pull it (best option).
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