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Brett's average build thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Deathbysnusnu, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Aug 11, 2016 at 4:37 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    Thank you Sir!
     
  2. Aug 11, 2016 at 7:28 PM
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    TheSpeediTurtle

    TheSpeediTurtle Tappin' kegs, Spreadin' Legs

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    Looks awesome!
     
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  3. Aug 12, 2016 at 11:23 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    It's done enough to leave it on now. And I also re-located the license plate to the swing out arm so it can be seen again.





     
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  4. Aug 12, 2016 at 11:25 AM
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    cynicalrider #NFG

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    Damn quick work man! Looks great!
     
  5. Aug 12, 2016 at 11:28 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    Weekend is upon us, I wanted it done :D
    And Thank you!
     
  6. Aug 12, 2016 at 11:41 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    Did you use any bushings or anything for the pivot point or just run the Bolt through the tubing?
     
  7. Aug 12, 2016 at 11:44 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    There is a 1"OD x3/4" ID steel bushing welded into the end of the tubing. there should be a pic of it somewhere in the beginning.
     
  8. Aug 12, 2016 at 11:54 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Ah, I missed that. :thumbsup:

    Curious to see how it holds up. My bronze bushings need replacing.
     
  9. Aug 12, 2016 at 11:57 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    96 Xtra cab, 3.4, OME/Dakar, and it's red.
    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    The one I did for the Scout decades ago does NOT have a bushing. Just a bolt through the end of the tubing and that's it. It has held up fairly well for what it is, some slop has developed.
    It's also just a 5/8" bolt.

    By going bigger and adding the bushing on this one it made the whole swing arm much more solid.

    I had to add a gate latch and rubber bumper to the Scout swing out to hold it firm when driving.

    This one is really quite stout on it's own just with the latch.
     
  10. Aug 17, 2016 at 7:22 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    I needed a place to set my beer.
    So I made a table.


    Just happens to fit the stove pretty well too.
     
  11. Aug 17, 2016 at 7:25 PM
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    '00 TRD, Greenbean!, Armor, lifted, stuff.
    How does it stay shut? Pretty nifty!
     
  12. Aug 17, 2016 at 7:27 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    That hand clamp for now. And parachute cord to support it. Keeps it rattle free and easy to adjust.
     
  13. Aug 17, 2016 at 7:31 PM
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    Ohhh gotcha...I need a damn rear bumper. Weren't you tired of staring at it all day, its so ugly...I'm sick of it! But looks good, good job :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Aug 17, 2016 at 7:34 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    nah dude, your truck looks really sharp! I'd rather follow a 1st gen over a 2nd gen anyway.
    :D
     
  15. Aug 17, 2016 at 7:36 PM
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    Hahaha thanks, me too....:rolleyes:
     
  16. Aug 17, 2016 at 9:56 PM
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    Cohbsteq

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    Awesome build man, gives me inspiration to give making a swing out carrier a shot.
     
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  17. Aug 21, 2016 at 4:53 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    Since the addition of the swing out, I have developed a gnarly case of wheel/bed hop from the rear at speeds over 60 mph. Like the frame is flexing, no surprise there.
    I already have the frame plate mod and this was a huge improvement.
    So hoping that it's just the poor shock design coupled with one shock that is actually blown.
    I relocated them today.


    2" square tubing, 11 gauge. 11 gauge plate welded to the frame.
    If I had it to do over I would have used round tubing, but I had the square on hand and made it work. It's at an angle to make the mounting surface easier to work with.


    Upper mount. The "X's" were target locations during the mockup.

    top mounts are 11" from the inside of the frame if anybody wants to know.

    This is ride height, notice the bumpstop travel compared to the shock travel.
    I still need a set of bumps, they will be ordered next.

    For the driver side, I had to reverse the U-bolt plate so the factory shock mount was out of the way. I did think about just cutting it off, but decided to maintain the factory strength for now. I eventually want the U-bolt flip kit. I also want to maybe redo the axle shock mount, I wasn't 100% pleased with how they looked but maybe they will be okay.

    View of the top mount looking between the frame rail and the bottom of the bed.
    I got them as high as practical and still be able to remove/replace them without fighting with the bottom of the bed.


    I took a short drive and got her up to 75mph and it was smooth as silk. Taking it wheeling later to see how that works out. I'll try to get some flex pics.
     
  18. Aug 21, 2016 at 5:02 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    96 Xtra cab, 3.4, OME/Dakar, and it's red.
    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    Now, as for the shocks themselves...
    lol, they are no-name old school 70/30 emulsion shocks with a 2 1/2" dia. body and 12 1/2" stroke. 30" fully extended. They are much softer than the Rancho 7100's that were on there.
    At full droop they sit at 28" extended so i have some room for force flex.

    I bought them as mock up shocks, they cost me $25.00 each. :anonymous:
    and they actually ride pretty darn good. Not as nice as King's or the other high zoot offerings but will be fine for now. I just wanted the hop to go away and I achieved that. :taco:
     
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  19. Aug 31, 2016 at 2:58 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    96 Xtra cab, 3.4, OME/Dakar, and it's red.
    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    Upcoming projects.
     
  20. Aug 31, 2016 at 3:00 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Didn't want to fab you're own mounts? Going to be you'll need some spacers in there.
     

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