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Joel's 98 5lugger Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Joels98taco, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Dec 17, 2011 at 11:14 PM
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    Joels98taco

    Joels98taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ok guys its been a long time since i joined and a few of you have been telling me to start my build thread so here it goes :D

    how she sits as of march 2012:
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    first mods i did was the sound system
    parts installed were:
    sony head unit
    pioneer 6.5's all around
    rca level control knob
    efx amp for subs
    remote toggle switch
    pioneer 12" subs in custom box i made

    heres some pics :)

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  2. Dec 17, 2011 at 11:32 PM
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    Joels98taco

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    next mod was rims and tires and soon after was the lift because of major clearance issues due to my mistake :eek:
    rims are pro comp steelies series 52 with bfg radials(got them for free) :D
    fabtech spindles and aal by pro comp
    daystar polyurethane coil spacers

    more pics :rolleyes:

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    juset had gotten back from 4wheel parts :cool:

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    ready to tear everything down for spacers and spindles

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    here it is with everything installed. sanded down and painted the hubs because the were rusty and the center caps held in moisture

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    rocked it with the bro lean for about a week because of the rain. looked pretty sick :D

    next mod was to clean up the headlights because they were looking yellow. turned out nice and were noticeably brighter

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    next was a stainess steel skidplate to protect oil pan when wheeling

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    after seeing lots of reports on here and customtacos of broken lower ball joint brackets i decided to fab up some beefy replacements. thanks to chris(Tacorunner87) for the colled rolled steel he got for me :D

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    i cut everything up with a grand total of 8 cutting wheels for my grinder and drilled it out on my drill press with a stock one as a template. here they are all finished up.

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    next mods are moog ball joints up front to go with the brackets and stock replacement chromoly uca cross shafts. new set of coils. then ill install my icon aal pack and install my all pro brake line :D stay tuned lots more mods to come :cool:
     
  3. Dec 17, 2011 at 11:41 PM
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    Joels98taco

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    here is how she sits today :)

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    next pics are from my first true off roading trip where i actually used it to where i knew i wouldnt break something but still ended up with bent uca cross shafts :(

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    after we got stuck we decided to shoot a little while with the 22s and shotguns :D

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    aftermath of the bent uca cross shafts all 4 tires are wearing like this because i have to rotate them so much :(

    more pics tomorrow :D
     
  4. Dec 18, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    Looks good man! I like your sound system set up.... Rotate those tires ASAP lol...what do you have in mind for your next tire set
     
  5. Dec 18, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    Joels98taco

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    haha i already did rotate them :eek: all 4 are like that tho lol. im still not sure either general grabber at2's or bfg all terrains.
     
  6. Dec 18, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    what did you do to the headlights

    time to make the bumper look good :cool:
     
  7. Dec 18, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    Did you make that skid plate?....how did you cut it?
     
  8. Dec 18, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    sanded them with 2000 grit and polished them with a buffing wheel. make it look good how? :D
     
  9. Dec 18, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    yeah just cut it 16x16 with a grinder and a few cutting wheels lol then drilled it out and bolted the plate to the 2 cross members :D
     
  10. Dec 18, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    Nice!!
     
  11. Dec 18, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    I used toothpaste to clean my headlights.....leaves them looking like new:)
     
  12. Dec 18, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    That bass knob location is tight lol
     
  13. Dec 18, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    Sweet job man! Looks good
     
  14. Dec 18, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    thanks man. we need to do a mod day soon so i can get my brake line on :) and so i can help with some other trucks :rolleyes:
     
  15. Dec 18, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    yeah next is a motor skid to protect the radiator :D i have too many mods i want to do :eek: lmao
     
  16. Dec 18, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    repaint the black
     
  17. Dec 18, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    lol yeah it fit in there perfectly too all i had to do was clearance out the brace behind the dash :D
     
  18. Dec 18, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    eh i might just dump the bumper all together :D
     
  19. Dec 18, 2011 at 11:19 PM
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    Lets have a mod day soon
     
  20. Dec 19, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    that would work too. have anything in mind to replace it?
     
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