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Old 12-30-2011, 03:51 AM   #101
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next i had an idea to move my alt, down and do some serious mods to the brackets.

first had them blasted




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next i made sure there was going to be room to relocate the alternator down to the smog pump location





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and here are some pics of the brackets and where i cut them, this way when the body drop is done i wont have the tensioner and alternator sticking through the hood.



right side




Left side


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Before



After



And this was way before

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and just as a update, i have my current 20's for sale, and i have 22's on the way
im going to be running a 22x9.5 with a 235 30 22.



also took a day off from working on the dime to go play in the snow

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also before anyone asks, im working on a tensioner to incorporate the alt bracket and a way to tighten the serpentine belt. pics to follow soon
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Just found out that my wheels and tires will be here on the 3rd, then i can finally mock them up for the body drop and wheel tubs
Old 12-30-2011, 11:41 PM   #108
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Quote: Originally Posted by DragginDimes726
im going to be running a 22x9.5 with a 235 30 22
maybe this is a mistake but a 235 on a 9.5" is gonna be hella stretched
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yeah i was thinking that too at first, but i did some research and a 235 30 22 is 9.5 inches wide. and when im doing a 3 inch body drop, smallest tire possible is what im going for. i have seen a 235 mounted to a 9 inch wide wheels and they are pretty square on the side wall.
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Unless you are going to the pinch weld only, you won't be fitting those 22's under stock sheet metal.

Those arms look really nice too. But i doubt they will lay a 22 wheel and tire. They are lacking some specific design properties that all flat plate style arms like that do, which is an angled mounting plate.

It's looking good though. Im liking the new wheels a lot. Just trying to point out a couple details before you start really getting going on it and then run into problems.
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Quote: Originally Posted by GET_LOW
Unless you are going to the pinch weld only, you won't be fitting those 22's under stock sheet metal.

Those arms look really nice too. But i doubt they will lay a 22 wheel and tire. They are lacking some specific design properties that all flat plate style arms like that do, which is an angled mounting plate.

It's looking good though. Im liking the new wheels a lot. Just trying to point out a couple details before you start really getting going on it and then run into problems.
so will running power performance ball joints correct that? and any constructive criticism is greatly appreciated.
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Michigan Metal Works now has flat plate control arms that are bent, to give you the angle you need.
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here is a pic of my buddys truck, its traditionally body dropped with 22x9.5 with 235 30 22 and has all stock sheet metal. he is also running the same flat arms i am currently running.
and his truck lays rocker and stock hood shuts......



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The first picture is badass. I love those wheels.
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Sweet truck!
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Quote: Originally Posted by DragginDimes726
here is a pic of my buddys truck, its traditionally body dropped with 22x9.5 with 235 30 22 and has all stock sheet metal. he is also running the same flat arms i am currently running.
and his truck lays rocker and stock hood shuts......



That 4Runner is bad ass. The Jeep doesn't belong, tho...
Really like the dime, too.

Jay
Old 01-14-2012, 12:31 PM   #117
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Great buildup and thread. I'll keep my eye on this project. Glad to see 1st gens on 22s.
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I just got done looking through this entire thread and it is looking really good! I didn't realize you were local till I saw the summer slam pics lol the blue S10 is my buddy Dan's
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dude i love your truck the wheels look great not to big not to small i love that you stayed with the 4.3 v6 thats the best chevy motor ever
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Almost completed fiberglass dash and shaved

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Nice truck man... glad I found this thread
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Man that dash looks great! Wish I had one for my truck haha.
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never been a fan of first gen dashes, but that looks amazing!
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took a break from the truck to do some training out in the field. My good friend at chadcrissdesigns.com has been working on it for me. he is building me a new frame, along with a new back half.
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here is what the back half is going to look like when finished

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Looks good man, you going to have it done in time for Kickin' it old school on June 9th?
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yep, but it looks like i might be in cali for some army training the month of june.....
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here is a few pics i was able to get in the last day or so of my new back half





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and a few more almost completed





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Awsome build love 1st gens the paint and wheels look great together very clean work. The back half is killer too cant wait to see more on this. one question is on the brake booster, did you just remove the booster and use master cylinder only? If so how good of a pedal does that set up have. im about to tub my firewall and stuff and not sure what set up would be best a waylayed booster, hydro, and now i see this way. any input will be appreciated keep up the good work truck looks great!!!
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Awesome truck man! I saw that backhalf pic in the random Cell phone pics thread and I had to see the rest of the truck. It looks fantastic.

But keep up the good work I am definitely going to be following this build.
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That back half looks sick man. What are the tap'd holes for?
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The tapped holes are there as the theme, my wheels have five sets of seven Allen head screws around the wheel and the whole frame will have sets of seven allen head bolts going down it. I will list a pic later after the rest are installed
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Quote: Originally Posted by GET_LOW
That back half looks sick man. What are the tap'd holes for?
My guess would be some kind of decorative bolts or something
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Quote: Originally Posted by DragginDimes726
The tapped holes are there as the theme, my wheels have five sets of seven Allen head screws around the wheel and the whole frame will have sets of seven allen head bolts going down it. I will list a pic later after the rest are installed
Nice man. What kind of axle locator are you running in conjunction with the parallel 4 link?
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im going to be running a drag link
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here is a pic of the allen head rivets on the frame

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holy hell that back half is awesome
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Quote: Originally Posted by mhilt13
Awsome build love 1st gens the paint and wheels look great together very clean work. The back half is killer too cant wait to see more on this. one question is on the brake booster, did you just remove the booster and use master cylinder only? If so how good of a pedal does that set up have. im about to tub my firewall and stuff and not sure what set up would be best a waylayed booster, hydro, and now i see this way. any input will be appreciated keep up the good work truck looks great!!!
I decided not to run a brake booster. My good friend with the brown first gen with 22's told me to find a work truck edition, it has the plate that goes on the firewall and a different style pedal. I haven't driven it with the 22's yet but with 20's it does ok with out a booster and has more room to clean things up under the hood
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this truck is badass. and the build on it. good job man!
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how thick is the metal?
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Cool backhalf.
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that back half is sick!!
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Thanks for the comments guys, can't wait to get it welded up. I should have the link bars complete tgis week. And I have all my old back half for sale if anyone needs a thorbros.com bolt on 3 link or notch and bridge.
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Quote: Originally Posted by fitbmx180
how thick is the metal?
it is 3/16th and completely boxed in
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Did you have to skip around welding it or being 3/16 thick did it not warp that bad?
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Quote: Originally Posted by oh so slow
Did you have to skip around welding it or being 3/16 thick did it not warp that bad?
hope this kinda anwsers your question






and then we just connected the dots......lol
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Ah gotcha! Nice
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a little sneak peak of the 22" wheels before the body drop



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