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Re: My 2-ton paperweight
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2012, 01:46:45 PM »
Kent, thanks, assuming it doesn't get totalled, I plan on keeping this for a very long time.
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Re: My 2-ton paperweight
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2012, 03:19:55 PM »
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Re: My 2-ton paperweight
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2012, 03:55:54 PM »
Awesome, John!  Maybe i'll check back in another year to see the progress.   ;D
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Re: My 2-ton paperweight
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2012, 07:44:07 AM »
I enjoy your build threads, I notice your well prepared and do your homework beforehand.

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Re: My 2-ton paperweight
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2012, 11:24:22 AM »
Thanks Chuck.

Depending on what happens to that, or any truck, the d44 can be put back in to keep something a driver.
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Re: My 2-ton paperweight
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2012, 08:54:38 PM »
Couple updates, these are actually from a couple weeks ago, I have not been keeping up with updates.

welded up the rear, plumbed the brake lines. Used the copper nickle brake lines, very easy to work with and flare.

Tossed some paint and a summit racing diff cover.





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Re: My 2-ton paperweight
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2012, 08:58:54 PM »
Then threw the axle under the truck



Tossed on Ians 35" rollers. I purchased a fluted router bit to machine out the center of my H2 rims.




I measured the rear with stock 32's I had a height of 34.75".  With the 35" rollers with low air pressure I am at 41.75 to the bottom of the fender. It's hard to see in the pic, but there is a significant rake to the front.
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Re: My 2-ton paperweight
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2012, 09:03:19 PM »
So Tuesday I finally got around to opening up the rims. I used the router method. did all four rims in only a couple minutes.

I think they look good

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Re: My 2-ton paperweight
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2012, 09:08:22 PM »
After over a week and a half wait, finially got my rear shocks  from 4 wheel parts earlier this week. Running Bilstein 5100 series in the rear.



Also got the front torn down pretty well. I ended up just cutting the torsion bars, way quicker than trying to smash them out with a hammer.



Just need to pull the front diff out, the steering center link and the rear torsion bar cross member then I will start cutting off the mounts. then start putting it together.
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Re: My 2-ton paperweight
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2012, 09:46:07 PM »
that looks pretty cool, is copper nickel line better than steel line or did you use it just for ease of bending/forming?
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Re: My 2-ton paperweight
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2012, 07:11:48 AM »
looking good John!
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Re: My 2-ton paperweight
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2012, 07:46:39 AM »
that looks pretty cool, is copper nickel line better than steel line or did you use it just for ease of bending/forming?
A mechanic friend recommended them to me.  It's about twice the cost, but it will not rust or rot. It is a little softer so there is some flexability in fudging a double flare since when the fitting is tightened, the soft material will form to seal better.

Down side is, if you hand bend it, it will be more likely to kink.
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Re: My 2-ton paperweight
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2012, 07:58:27 AM »
Mechanic friend of mine has also recommended a non-steel line, I think he said volvo uses it as of late.
Seems a good thing to look at if you're already running new lines, do it for the last time!
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Re: My 2-ton paperweight
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2012, 11:55:38 AM »
Update, I did stuff last night.

To say the least, I am commited too the sas
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Re: My 2-ton paperweight
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2012, 12:17:41 PM »
Dad always said "If it has boobs or spark plugs it will be fun AND will cause you problems."


 



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