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FaselZ71
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 18th 2010, 10:56 pm

Hahahaha!!! lol

I'm not gonna repair the rust holes man!! lol I'm gonna run this body off the frame and wheel the live crap out of it!!! The rust is the least of my worries my friend!!
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 18th 2010, 11:00 pm

i got a 68 Bel Air body we could but on the frame lol
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 18th 2010, 11:01 pm

Jared Olson for SO IL wrote:
i got a 68 Bel Air body we could but on the frame lol


For lack of a better phase....


HELL NO!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 18th 2010, 11:08 pm

awsome man.. you got higher and i went lower.. hope that dont come off the wrong way though
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 18th 2010, 11:31 pm

Oh no I know exactly what you mean man!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 19th 2010, 1:43 am

bel air? why not. lol.

nice truck. makes me jealous. i wanna 4x4...
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 19th 2010, 9:33 am

With out trying to offend anybody, because everybody has their own idea of what cool.
and in many cases what one person think is nice the other person won't like at all.

Personally, I don't like the idea of a car on a truck 4X4 chassis.
it looks so so so hick pale

Fasel's truck looks awesome now... even if you don't do anything with the rust... It looks like a real tuff truck now Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 19th 2010, 1:12 pm

In2Trux wrote:
With out trying to offend anybody, because everybody has their own idea of what cool.
and in many cases what one person think is nice the other person won't like at all.

Personally, I don't like the idea of a car on a truck 4X4 chassis.
it looks so so so hick pale

Fasel's truck looks awesome now... even if you don't do anything with the rust... It looks like a real tuff truck now Very Happy


I agree Trux. I am quite the redneck I chew tobacco and where my CAT hats and where boots but I don't like the look of cars on a truck frame either. And I agree about the truck looking tuff now comaped to it's stock form! And as my all time favorite saying goes... "REAL 4X4'S ARE BUILT NOT BOUGHT!"
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 19th 2010, 1:19 pm

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In2Trux wrote:
With out trying to offend anybody, because everybody has their own idea of what cool.
and in many cases what one person think is nice the other person won't like at all.

Personally, I don't like the idea of a car on a truck 4X4 chassis.
it looks so so so hick pale

Fasel's truck looks awesome now... even if you don't do anything with the rust... It looks like a real tuff truck now Very Happy


I agree Trux And as my all time favorite saying goes... "REAL 4X4'S ARE BUILT NOT BOUGHT!"

My sediments exactly, that's an awesome saying Very Happy I like it.

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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 19th 2010, 1:47 pm

wat bout an AMC Eagle? lol
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 20th 2010, 10:06 am

I think the AMC Eagle will fall in the category of all those other AWD cars Very Happy

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Has anybody noticed? Common Sents is Really NOT that Common.
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05 Volvo V70R (Totaled by an Impaired Driver)
57 Chevy Panel Van (project)
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 20th 2010, 10:40 am

Looks great fasel! That should be one heck of a mud buggy!
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 21st 2010, 9:55 pm

Thank you very much semo! I appreciate all the comments guys it make me feel really good about the work that I've done... But something that makes me feel even better about the work that I've done is being able to do something with it! And like I said before I was gonna try to get some action shots for you guys this weekend. Well I got a couple shots but I'm gonna say rite now that they are nothing xtreme!


Here is my truck broadside!





In these 2 shots I was playing out in the woods on the back of our property and found a set of trenches that matched my wheelbase alittle to perfectly and without 4x4 I was stuck but it was a ton of fun though!!!









And for those of you who are like me... YOU GOTTA LOVE THE FLEX SHOTS!!! Bear in mind though my suspension is not maxed out I just couldn't find anything around the property that I could max out on so this was as close as I could get...
P.S. Notice the 2 year old checking out the flex as well! She's my little co pilot!!! lol





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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 21st 2010, 10:06 pm

Very Cool !!! Nice shots. Looks great.
Good articulation too. Co-Pilots a lil cutey LOL

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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 21st 2010, 10:09 pm

Looks great Fasel!

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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 21st 2010, 10:19 pm

Thanks guys! I plan to do some more work with the truck though because as you can tell in the broadside photo the front axle actually needs to be mover forward about an inch or two... It rubs when I flex with the wheels turned.
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 21st 2010, 10:23 pm

lookin good!
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 21st 2010, 10:34 pm

Looks good bud. With some offset leafs it would fix that problem real quick
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 22nd 2010, 5:16 pm

My thoughts exactly... But I'm kinda unfamiliar with off set leafs... Is it a whole set of can I just fashoin myself a hole in the mainleaf of the springs I have? Will it work the same way or are offsets something specail?
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 22nd 2010, 8:09 pm

they are special to my knowledge.. the main is the same but the locator pin and other leafs are moved forward or back depending on how you mount them.. rancho makes a really nice set for jeeps that most guys use on everything.. just gotta see what your spring length and width is and go from there.
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 22nd 2010, 9:36 pm

A set of rear springs from a 80-87 fabbed on the front is a pretty easy swap. It will move the axle forward a couple inches.
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 23rd 2010, 11:17 am

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A set of rear springs from a 80-87 fabbed on the front is a pretty easy swap. It will move the axle forward a couple inches.

Already thought of that semo... And I already used a set of 52" rears from an 85 but it's still not foward enough so I thought maybe I put them on backwards not noticing but no they are installed correctly... I'm thinking I may need to get a set of spring from a dodge dakota the only problem there is they are 56" and I'm using 52" so I'd have to make them fit and they have a 10" offset so that would be alittle much I think.
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 29th 2010, 2:20 pm

Ok so update!! I found a set of spring that'll work for my truck!! The are 50 inch spring and they are offset 26 inches one way and 24 inches the other so now all I have to do is buy 6 leaf spring bushings and install them on my truck!!











Also something I've decided is I'm gonna use this thread as my build thread but double it as my wheeling thread as well so now you can see my truck in the build process but also in the action process!!



I also have to talk to my photographer because for one she insists on using the cell phone camera because it's convient but it takes crappy shots and she also insists on only taking pictures of me when I'm stuck and not while I'm wheeling!! lol

So anyway on with the pics!!


All the guys we had with us that day!! I also made it a point to say that I had the biggest truck there that day!!!! lol



But just because I had the biggest truck didn't mean I wasn't gonna get stuck!



My friend Rob had to be the first to hook up to my truck because he had to try to pull my GM out with his Ford!



And as I expected the Ford wasn't up for the challenge!! lol



So it came down to having a Chevy pull me out!! Never send a Ford to do a Chevies job!!



Enjoy the pics!! I'll have some more so because thrusday I'm going to a mud bog and this friday my truck is going to twisted trails offroad park for the first time since the SAS!!!! So I'll have lots of pics stay tuned!!
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 29th 2010, 2:28 pm

wish i lived a little closer cause i wanna go wheelin so bad..
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PostSubject: Re: My build thread (56k user beware)   March 29th 2010, 3:03 pm

man you need to get a real ford like mine to pull ya out. what is that, an exploder? lol


looks like fun
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