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Gramp's Old Guy Build (2007 DCSB Desert Sand)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by CoTacoTRD, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Apr 21, 2013 at 5:44 PM
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    CoTacoTRD

    CoTacoTRD [OP] He who walk with a Cane

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    OK. Got a ton of work done this weekend. All Pro Spindle Gussets are welded on. Pics coming of that(CALLING BOB). And I got the new Extended Shackles from Defined Engineering installed. Took a bit of grinding to get them to fully extend upward into the Flip design I have installed. But once I ground down enough on the hanger they clearanced just fine. The zert even clears the top of the hanger.

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    Along with installing them I had to bore out the hole to 3/4" to accept some Greasable Shackle bolts that I got from Low Range Off Road.

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    Also drilled out the front hangers (what a bitch to do) to 3/4" to also accept greasable Shackle bolts.

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    Got it all back together and will be testing it next weekend. It appears that I got about another 1/4" to 1/2" of lift in the rear after everything settled down. Can't wait to test these puppies out.
     
  2. Apr 21, 2013 at 5:50 PM
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    CoTacoTRD

    CoTacoTRD [OP] He who walk with a Cane

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    In the beginning when I installed the Freelance Fabrication Shackle Flip kit on my truck the design was taking quite a bit flak from some members on here and I was told that I would be tearing up my factory rubber bushing in my factory shackle hangers requiring replacement in the near future.

    The below picture is of my factory shackle that was removed today in favor of a greasable extended shackle. This bushing has 50k miles on it with the factory hangers and another 20k on it installed with the flip kit. All 4 bushings looked just like this. They are ready for another 100k easily. So this proves, at least to me, that the design will not eat rubber bushings like some said.

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  3. Apr 21, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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    BAMFTACO Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice

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    Looks good op
     
  4. Apr 21, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    here ya go bud

     
  5. Apr 21, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    didn't get any of the fully welded shots without the tire on..


    excited to see those new shackles working on your truck...
     
  6. Apr 21, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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    Thanks man
    THANKS BOB! Yeah we will see what next weekend brings. :D
     
  7. Apr 21, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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    Looks good Eric! You ready for Moab now?
     
  8. Apr 21, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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    Almost. Need to paint the armor up and do a bit of clearancing on a front part of the bumper. And I might pull the trigger on a vinyl decal idea that is bouncing around in my head. Just not certain yet.
     
  9. Apr 21, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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    The shackle flip is a good mod for sure, I am debating if I now want to do large shocks in the rear... Hmmm
    You will enjoy the new travel you gained for sure.

    Question about the spindle gussets? Did your welder heat the spindles before hand and after the welding did he gradually bring the temp down?
    Reason I ask is I have a good friend who is a welder by trade and thats how he did it on a few trucks he's done.
     
  10. Apr 21, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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    No pre - heat other then the grinding that was done to remove the paint but once the welding was done they were allowed to cool on their own. Now that you mention it though since the spindle is cast heating it up would improve the bond of the weld. But I watched the welding go on and feel that it was done with great skill. I am not worried.
     
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    Went and adjusted the alignment today to better fit 35's in the future and we flexed it out to make sure nothing was touching. :)

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    Not to shabby!
     
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    No need to be jelly. Finish up school and then we will have time to build yours. :)
     
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    Cool and then what dept will you be going for?
     
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    Alright I am looking at these wheels when I go to 35's:

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    However I learned today that they only come in 16x9. Not a deal killer but they also only come in these backspacings 4.50 or 3.50. With spindle gussets I cannot do a 4.50" backspacing. So is 3.50" too far out????

    Also not a bad price through National Wheel and Tire $188.95 per wheel. :)
     
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    why do u like those? just the design or r they abnormally strong? steel or aluminium?
     
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