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Well, I finally figured out how to post pic's ....

So I started last week - here is where I am....
My only concern is that after I welded the pass side I relized that it is slightly at an angle - but I got 5* amd if the coil bende I can shim so I do not believe it will be an issue
well back to fabricating.....:beer




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I am not very smart and over a period of a a year I could never get the wedges and c clamps on in what I thought was correct ,,, found this site and was told to look at Cage - it works for me - the only downside I can think of is once they are welded there is no changing the camber (I think) (or is it caster, I know what the two are, just do not know which word goes with which one - lie I said I have my shortfalls) degrees - with the wedges you have choices

Wow. Dynatrac 60 and Cage arms. Somebody's got $$ to burn. How bout you float me a loan to fund my SAS? So, what's the plan for the rear axle, tires, ect?
Sorry I spend what I have - not much of a savor.....

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Looks good. Looks like you're kinda tight there on space to work. Just be careful. Looks like you're doing a lot of the axle work with it under the truck, I know the axle is friggin' heavy though. Would be a real good idea to have a second set of jackstands under the frame back by the tranny crossmember.

You have a heavy duty floor creeper or dollies? mine was only a D44 but I put the small jackstands on that so I could easily maneuver the axle.
 

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Shadofax said:
Looks good. Looks like you're kinda tight there on space to work. Just be careful. Looks like you're doing a lot of the axle work with it under the truck, I know the axle is friggin' heavy though. Would be a real good idea to have a second set of jackstands under the frame back by the tranny crossmember.

You have a heavy duty floor creeper or dollies? mine was only a D44 but I put the small jackstands on that so I could easily maneuver the axle.

yes I am under the truck - I built a cradle out of 4X6 (2 down then two the other way etc bolted them together) under the transfer case to hold it & transmission up - also acts as a center support in case of emergency -

I agree it is a pain to move axle around - hopfully I am done with that.

I installed the arms and adjusted them

to adjust I used a plumbob through the upper coil retainer screw hole

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The axle top of top coil bracket to bottom coil pad at about 22 1/4 inches - final should be 21 inches

Pass side measuring pic's from front 1 7/8 back I figure as arm goes up measurement will get smaller -


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Drivers side - same as pass side

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Driverside front view

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Some front pic's with arms on & adjusted - still need to tighten bolts

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I love progress.....:drinkbud
 

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bluesquirrel said:
Looks good woody. I'm not far away and I'd really like to see it in person if you get time.
Have you fabbed up the track bar mount?


Your welcome to stop by - I am in Novato - just give me a call - Sat around noon is usually best - kids are in ballet, so I can wench for a while - I get some Sunday time too 415 595 5751 cell

I will be starting on track bar mount soon -

I am checking the items on my to do list - it is still a long list......
 

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bluesquirrel said:
Talkin next weekend?


We've got a fabrication shop here in Richmond and I'll make you anything you want anytime. Don't worry, there are some good people in richmond.

Next weekend should be a go - on Sat I drop of the daughter at 11am will be home by 11:15 - so 11:30 would be a good time. give me a call sometime lae next week.

and - thanks for the offer, I may just take you up on it when I get stuck - but the fabrication and building is half the fun - my biggest issue is that I do not trust my welding on the real critical items - I hired someone to weld the axle to the mount, just too important of a weld......

What is the name of your shop?
 

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Looks great, keep us posted!
 

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that's gonna be a sweet setup.
 

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Lookin good. Will the truck actually sit any higher?:shrug Reason I ask, is that it would suck to get all that stuff on and the truck won't fit through the garage door.
 

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bluesquirrel said:
Looks like a very tall garage door, unless its deep and the depth perceptions off on that first pic.

Yeh, I built the shop myself and put in an 8 foot door just in case..... Also made sure that the door runners curved above the door openning to give me a solid 8 feet..... I try to plan ahead for the important things.......:thumbup
 

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Woody, your 3rd pic down in your thread start....upper coil mount.....did you see all the posts related to moving these forward, or perhaps you didn't want to? You could have moved that forward a good 1" from where it's at, which will allow you to fit more tire without rubbing the rear part of the front wheelwell. Or maybe you're planning on some fender trimming anyway?
 
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