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Old 03-25-2014, 07:05 PM   #351
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is it your drive way? i remember my truck's toe was all over one one way one straight but i don't remember camber differences. check your tire pressure to, just one of those odd things, tires worn the same too?
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I'm hoping its the driveway but just trying to knock down all possibilities so I can go from one to the next instead of standing there scratching my head. Hopefully taking a crack at it tomorrow night, otherwise it has to wait till Friday.
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Loves seeing progress on your crewcab! I've finally gotten back around to working on mine again since I can heat the garage and work has slowed down. hope you don't mind a pic..lol
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Quote: Originally Posted by wirrrey21
I'm hoping its the driveway but just trying to knock down all possibilities so I can go from one to the next instead of standing there scratching my head. Hopefully taking a crack at it tomorrow night, otherwise it has to wait till Friday.
don't scratch you're head to long, i used to do that now im starting to go bald haha. serious if its a nice day on the weekend i'd have no problem taking a trip to come help, im no genius but an extra set of eye's and ive done thing's a few time's (never doored tho). who's this 5.74 fool posting inspiration without a build thread or showing the buggy in the back round?
Old 03-26-2014, 09:15 PM   #355
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Quote: Originally Posted by wirrrey21

I'm actually contemplating building a quick frame table out of wood just so I know it's in a flat surface. But idk if its really worth it at this point in the build. It doesn't even have to be a table, it could just be a platform for the driver side and one for the passenger side 2-4" off the ground. Really wishing my driveway was nice flat concrete right now. Hate asphalt and its saggy ways!!!!

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thinking about this just pick up some straight 4x4's or 6x6's and level the whole truck in your driveway with shims from the lumber yard, starting with the front under the skid plate with the 2 front wheels on it. (thats how i layed mine out back in the day with 20s) and work back leveling, cheap frame table that works. you dont need a whole table seeing the frame and mounts are done, but that would give you enough to work off of.
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Yeah sorry about the motivation pic....lol. I've been planning to do a build thread but progress is so slow on my build it would be boring. Its just the basic sfbd, SD 5-link with 2x3 notches,SD uppers/ART lowers and a 6 foot bed of course...lol. the buggy is a summer project, torn down now for rear disc brakes and make it pretty since its street legal now. Sorry thread jack.....lol.
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thread jack is up to wirrey but better make it worth it, build threads slow or fast are welcome by most and unwelcome by trolls. doesnt sound so boring, start a thread! im down, im sure wirrey is if we get off his. haha
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mikey, lemme know next time you work on it. i'll take a ride out there and give ya a hand. i wanna see the family anyway.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retro Ten
thread jack is up to wirrey but better make it worth it, build threads slow or fast are welcome by most and unwelcome by trolls. doesnt sound so boring, start a thread! im down, im sure wirrey is if we get off his. haha

haha. na, i dnt mind the thread jack. i was actually intriged by the pink fender. was that a stock color? i'm constantly looking for paint options for this thing, and since it is going to be my wifes truck i like to give her a few girlie options. even though she like purple.

So small update:
I finished trimming the passenger fender last night in the freezing 20 degree weather(not fun). while doing so i stuck a 3/4" shim(one of my left over pickets from my fence) under the tire and layed it out. the tire came up alittle higher than the driver tire. so that made me happy about the truck and pissed off at my driveway. but atleast i know there's still travel left. So i pulled the picket out and when i was done working on it i layed the truck out and the tire came up to the same height as the driver tire so i think the truck is just messing with me. But the fenders are atleast finished from a trimming standpoint and i can move on to other things. when i come back to them i can just sheetmetal them to make them look nice and be done.

tomorrow it'll be in the 50's aparently so i'm gonna work on it alittle when i get home from work in the morning. The plan is to cut the hood so it'll close (which should be pretty easy), installing those silver star no notch tie rods, and then i'll probably move on to boxing in the frame horns. and if i have time i may tinker with my radiatior fitment nightmare.

Retro, i dnt mind the extra set of eyes one weekend. unfortunately i'm working the next like 4-5 weekends atleast.

5.74, dnt worry about how slow the project moves, i've been at this truck for 2 years now i think. It's nowhere near even running at this point so move at your own pace and if you have a build thread guys like retro can chime in and catch anything that looks shady that you might not see.

Hammer, will do buddy. next time i really hit this thing i'll let you know. it's not worth the trip if you're out here for 3 hours.
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At first I was like dam, I think I had way more room than that but then I remembered that you are doored...lol. what size tires you running?
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In the pic they are 245/50/16's. when it's done they'll be 245/35/18's.
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ever think of just keeping the zq8's and polishing the crap out of them? they look good and can take a pothole.
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I thought about it when I first bolted them up. Cause i like them on there too. But the wife didn't like them. So what the wifey wants, the wifey gets.

She actually picked out a sick set of American Racing rims that will look even better. Once I figure out the proper back spacing for the rear I'm going to order them.
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Quote: Originally Posted by wirrrey21
I thought about it when I first bolted them up. Cause i like them on there too. But the wife said no way absolutely not on my truck i don't like them. So what the wifey wants, the wifey gets.

She actually picked out a sick set of really expensive rims that will look even better. Once I figure out the proper back spacing for the rear I'm going to order them before she kick's me out.
this is what really happened then?
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this is what really happened then?

i dnt get what you mean. yes she really didn't like them and she picked out a set of rims.

She picked out these:

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He edited your original post in the quote, reread buddy. Haha. I agree retro. Hahahaha. I like the ones she picked out.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retro Ten
this is what really happened then?
HAHA. I didn't even notice. I was literally staring at the post trying to figure out what the hell retro meant.

I like them too nfamous.
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haha they are pretty sweet wheels! just busting your balls.
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Small update. Installed silver Starr's no notch tie rods and they fit perfectly. Was going to do more, but it started to rain. Probably be able to cut the hood on Monday.
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oooo those wheels will look good on there. dani has good taste. weather today was a tease. cleaned the yard a little more then caught the rain.
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i like the wheel choice, they will look great!
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thanks guys. i hit on a couple boxes in a march madness pool. gonna borrow a buddy's rim to figure out the rear backspacing and then i'm ordering the rims hopefully this week. being doored kinda sucks with some aspects of this build.
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but being doored on a 4 door looks sick!! i like the wheel choice too going to look really good. with being doored do you have to do anything different up front to get the wheels to untuck to turn sharp. im struggling with just laying rocker on 20s. switching my bags around so the 2600s will be in front and 2500s in rear. should help with using up so much air just to lift front. i dont have gauges but i thinks its around 120 for full lift with the 2500s up there and it sucks lol
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mhilt should be 70psi lockout now.
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but being doored on a 4 door looks sick!! i like the wheel choice too going to look really good. with being doored do you have to do anything different up front to get the wheels to untuck to turn sharp. im struggling with just laying rocker on 20s. switching my bags around so the 2600s will be in front and 2500s in rear. should help with using up so much air just to lift front. i dont have gauges but i thinks its around 120 for full lift with the 2500s up there and it sucks lol
I haven't done anything different upfront. I have stock spindles, MMW uppers and lowers, SS7 bags, and a 1 3/4" upper cup. I'm pretty sure that since I'm only running 18's, I'm losing lift with the aftermarket arms which are designed to lay on much bigger rims. If I stayed with the stock arms and modified them I might have another inch of lift. But stock arms don't look as cool so "f" it. I untuck around 120-130 psi. Which is full lock for me. That's what I cranked the regulator up to on my garage compressor. Now my bag doesn't collapse all the way so if I wanted more lift I can insert a 1/2" spacer between the bag and the lower arm and still be good. It's something I'm thinking about when it's closer to actually driving.
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So yesterday i borrowed a buddy's front rim off his BD'd dime to give me an idea of backspacing and overall height and turning and etc. it's an 18x8 with a 4.5 backspace. and of course when i decided to do it, it starts to rain.


sorry for the dark pics. it was raining and getting late.




I was hoping to fit a 9.5 rim in the back, but that idea was quickly thrown out as soon as i layed it out and ran my hands around the tires. i can fit one finger between the bedsides and the tire, and a finger between the frame and the tire. i now realize i should have narrowed the frame when it was built, but oh well. it just ensures that i can rotate the tires front to back when i need to. which is fine with me. rims should be ordered today or tomorrow.
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For paint... Black Cherry. Stock Lexus color.

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carl, those rims arent mine. i borrowed one from a buddy to check what backspacing will work. although that color might work with the rims the wife picked out.
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I like the paint idea and the progress. Mother Nature f'ing hates you dude. Gonna be a cool ride and the ability to rotate tires is very cost effective.
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yea just switching the the front camber worn ones will pay off in a rotation.i had a half in clearance between my rear caliper and frame and it wold lock out against my frame pulling into my buddies yard. that sucked, that's the whole reason i narrowed my frame.
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Well I sold the zq8's that are being used to mock up the truck. I have a set if stealies ill put on it for now. But that will give me enough to pay for the new rims with only $100 actually coming out of my own pocket. Between selling a few extra parts and hitting on that march madness box.....it was a pretty good month(other than the weather ofcourse). Now if dagreenmonster would ever get off his ass and get me my hydro boost ill be able to make some real progress. Haha j/k Johnny.
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nice now i don't have to dig threw the mem projects. you interested in rear disc's off a blazer? i have most of the stuff collecting dust in the shed if you're interested, you come get it's yours. been getting ready to do a cleanup.
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Retro, i'd love to come get them but i have no time to make the trek to jersey right now. The disc brake swap is on the list of things to do. if you want to hold them, i'll come get them eventually or maybe we can figure something out.


Small update: rims were ordered today!!!! and shipped today!!!! coming from texas so maybe i'll have them fri. or sat.
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Got a delivery yesterday!!!!!!

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Nice! those are going to look amazing tucked up in your fenders!
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take a pic of it mounted on the truck!!
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Na, don't want to scratch them because I'm a klutz. So in the corner they go so they're not in the way.

Should be working on it when I get off work in a few hours. Gonna cap the bottoms of the fenders and maybe cut the hood.
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i really can't win with this weather. 30 degrees and snow on april 16th.....gimmie a break!!!!! So much for workin on the truck today unless it warms up really quickly.
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Burn. Yall really had a shit winter. We had hail again sunday. Weird stuff.
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