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My slow build of "The little Taco that could"

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by 99yodataco, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Nov 13, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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    99yodataco

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    After thinking it over I made my front hangers for the chevys out of square tubing. I placed the hangers ~7-2/1" forward.
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    Moved the rear shackle mount 1-1/2" to the rear due to the stock shackles hitting the aftermarket hitch mount that I cut for shackle clearance for my OEM leafs. Now the shackle angle is better and the springs can fully compress. I have yet to get longer shocks but will update when I do.

    I moved my stock E-brake cable down to follow the springs. In the stock location, the cable would hinder full droop.
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    Short shocks at almost full droop.
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    Sitting next to a stock GMC Canyon.
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    Sitting on levelish ground.
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    Location of the tire at stuff.
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  2. Nov 13, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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    Slodgetto

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    I like what you did with the e-brake cable, I've been running into that problem...
    Ah... its sucks adapters are so pricey for us to use the older pick-up t-cases.....

    And NICE. That's a score with the hp 44... Are you going to go bigger even with the work you've already put into the waggy axle?
     
  3. Nov 13, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    99yodataco

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    Not any time soon, it'll all depend on what/if I break stuff on the waggy so I'll be putting the waggy in with leafs for now and see how I like it.


    Edit: I foresee an ARB and maybe RCV shafts.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    That's what I thought. I think it'll be absoutley fine on 35s...
     
  5. Nov 13, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    Yeah if I get RCVs ill bump up to 37s and regear again
     
  6. Nov 13, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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  7. Nov 13, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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  8. Nov 13, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    Very nice.
     
  9. Nov 14, 2012 at 12:25 AM
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    Nice build man and I love the tire carrier! Cant wait to see it SAS'ed!
     
  10. Jan 22, 2013 at 3:37 PM
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    Well not much of an update but I had the windshield replaced recently. Still gathering parts... Getting closer.
     
  11. Jan 25, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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    I got bored so I started to get the front bumper ready for the swap. I wanted a bumper with a front receiver so I created one adding to my existing one. I chopped the mounts off of my plating and reworked the winch mounting pushing everything about 2" forward(no pics of the process). I took off my XRC8 to mount it in the rear bumper (whenever I get to making one) and replaced to with a Ramsey Profile 9500. I wanted to have an in-cab winch controller... So I made one.
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    Switch is to "arm" the system and is Ignition hot
    Red button is "in" and black is "out". Just like the Ramsey winch controller.

    Was pretty simple really.
     
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  12. Jan 25, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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    What a great build! I cant wait to see the SAS all complete. Then you could change her name to "The Little Taco That Did"
     
  13. Jan 25, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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    Subbed. I like this build
     
  14. Feb 20, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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    Got some goodies today :D
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    Getting closer :spy: money tree needs to grow faster.
    And shocks for the rear...
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    12" travel
     
  15. Feb 20, 2013 at 3:01 PM
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    Installed the billies and now I need to re-relocate my shackle hanger so I can get the most droop.
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    Up travel is good. Went and flexed the rear and the tires still had room to move. Still need to get pics but I need to wait until it stops snowing and the weather clears up a bit.


    Sorry for the crappy cell pics.
     
  16. Feb 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM
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    Rear shocks look good man.
     
  17. Feb 20, 2013 at 6:11 PM
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    99yodataco

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    Thanks. I was going to redo mine kinda like how yours is, but decided against it because the wheels go up as far as it did before when I flexed it up. Now I need to do what we were talking about with my rear shackle hangers for more droop. I'm happy with how it is, I'm not going to be jumping my truck.
     
  18. Feb 20, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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    I gotcha, bro... How close are those shocks to bottoming out on full compression?
     
  19. Feb 20, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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    99yodataco

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    About 4"
     
  20. Feb 20, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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    4"?!! You mean 4" of up-travel? That's not bad..

    But have you seen how close the shocks get to bottoming out when your on the bumpstops? That's what I want to know..
     
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