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Sconce93 Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Sconce93, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. Apr 24, 2015 at 10:31 PM
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    Sconce93

    Sconce93 [OP] Active Member

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    Well fellas, Been wanting to start this build for ever and ever... did I say ever. :D finally here it is. As it sits
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    Engine. 5VZ-FE
    K&N filter
    Borla exhause

    Will custom turbo soon, as $ comes in.

    Suspension. King 2.5 Coilovers (no upper control arm yet for mid travel) soon :eek:
    Rear is oem with a 1.25 shackle (have all pro 2.5 leaf pack on the way) guess they are 3 weeks out. :rolleyes:Oh well, it can chill for a bit.
    Ranch rs900xl struts, will be putting on 10'' bilstein shocks with leaf kit.

    Armor. Home build front bumper (mostly finished, still got a few things i'm working on (surprise) ;)
    Home build back bumper (same thing) More, more, and more.. Always seams like there is more.

    Other. Uniden raido, sitting under the seat still trying to find a good spot.. lol
    110 inverter, same thing.
    Custom rear speakers (front are stock, rear are JBL GTO938 3-Way 6" x 9" Car Speakers.. Lots of fab and hot glue :D

    Wheels. Trd Brons raped in Bfgoodrich AT KO (NEEDS BIGGER WHEELS AND SPACER BAD) HAHA

    Future mods.
    32 inch LED from superbrightleds.com
    Upper control arms
    Long travel up front eventually
    Front locker
    Full skids
    I'm making sliders soon.. Fore them awkward moments.
    GT35-T3 Turbo and parts.
    305X70r16 Wrangler MT/K
    Winch


    How it started. At first I tried just going cheep for the looks and kept the spacer kit that was on it already. I soon found out I needed to upgrade, what I had just wasn't giving what I wanted. Still took some short cuts which you will find out. Regretted every one :mad: oh we'll why do we make money?? haha

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    Weding day... This woman in the best way drove me to all kinds off cool truck mods...

    Got new Trd Bilstin shocks, didn't like the ride so took out the spacer and cut the block up. Worked but still didn't like the ride at all! IMG_4933_zpsmewjbymi_6b924135c57e97d3a69d4564e3210280ba4d734f.jpg
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    The back Skyjacker's didn't have any life in them.
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    With a lack of smartness I got struts that were to short RANCHO RS900XL.

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    BADABING BADABOOM...

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    I really liked the way you can adjust the Ranchos. It really helped the ride when you are towing and such.

    Then came the wheels, had to test them before I got tires..
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    They seemed way to small and it got me worried haha. Oh how our trucks make us feel :D

    Finally got some rubber on them, should have gone bigger. Next go around I guess!
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    All be honest I didn't really like them at first it took the mods to make them!

    Got a cheep brush guard, had probably a few to many beers in me and beer and Ebay don't really mix :stirthepot:
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    A little spring fun..
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    It was almost a year before I started to really start realizing what I wanted in a truck... I Knew it had to be custom made tho.

    Started the bumper...

    Tried bending the pipe but yeah was too thick, had to cut and weld.. I like the look tho. Keep in mind I heated the heck out of this before I started truing to bend. All let the pictures say all the other jazz.IMG_5172_zpsm8mlkrf1_be3d6756d48cc80cd59f2a222fc157fefa4e2545.jpgIMG_5182_zpsu2n7n3tz_1d39dd58882bbcf698c26fc3ada8c8c54caaee43.jpgIMG_5567_zpswsssm49t_0468e0e3c783ff583139475eeaa4f969e44456cc.jpgIMG_5566_zpsejiltypp_fd5514694718f1a72363d26d89ff1dbcdd908543.jpg[/URLIMG_5915_zpssadtikz9_30681aedae074917388887873affc52c3e0d3382.jpg
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    I'm still working on other parts of the font bumper tho, still not complete even tho its painted. All keep updated..

    Rear bumper was fun, same as top tho, still doing full flat iron wraps and adding a hitch under the license plate and cutting off the big, low, lack of ground clearance heavy sun of a gun off...IMG_6609_zps6owrirc0_26f90a4fd9628a2f7f6f095eeb20eb8b0e4743cc.jpgIMG_6259_zpszrgks8xa_5ce5f66715cceeb01a70b762836f06c11b6ca2d2.jpg[/URLIMG_6255_zpsuvj1klsd_2fb451d76eb99a90961cbb98c4243d3fbbefe7e0.jpg

    As it is today.
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    Finally got the King's, man did it feel amazing... I went out to some rough ground and crossed some of the Farms irrigated fields and it just :popcorn: that stuff up! Still have some tuning to do but man... :woot:

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    Don't have pics of me putting them on, the wife wasn't in the mood I guess. :annoyed:

    It was riding high like one of those bouncing cars with the small gay rims..
    I got some 1.25 shackles on the way and well, cut the old ones of and the new ones didn't fit.. It was an Oh *#@### moment if you know what i'm saying.
    But was in a good shop and cut and fabed them to work. All the bushings were to small and the shackle didn't even fit over the upper bracket. Thought I had different leaf springs in at first but they are stock.. So I cut them and welded them back when they were bolted on.IMG_6276_zpsppixra9r_4c5a44f0151e8182fad907f3ff7799759dbd569d.jpg.
    Still sags a bit, got AllPro leaf's coming tho :jellydance:

    The speaker mod was kinda fun, they were way to big.. Got to love the hot glue gun tho.. I love the dude who invented it haha. Here is the process!!

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    Notice the difference in size.

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    There was a plastic peace that would go over the bolts for looks if you had an open speaker top. I used that under the speaker to keep the magnet from sucking to the side of the truck.. It was that big of a back.
    Had to cut this off too.

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    Man it sure sounds nice tho, lots better base and all over sound then before. It probably didn't help that they were blown! :p the finish..

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    There will be more to come! :spy:
     
  2. Apr 24, 2015 at 10:37 PM
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    davidpick

    davidpick NWXPDTN

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    subbed! i like what you've done so far... keep it up!
     
  3. Apr 25, 2015 at 7:28 AM
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    Sconce93

    Sconce93 [OP] Active Member

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    Thanks man, it keeps me motivated to watch all your guys builds keep progressing! I'm always looking and :popcorn:!!
     
  4. Apr 25, 2015 at 2:20 PM
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    Delta00

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    Check Build
    Looks great!

    Subbed!
     
  5. Apr 26, 2015 at 5:29 PM
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    Sconce93

    Sconce93 [OP] Active Member

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    Thoughts guys? It will be plate steel, and orange LED marker and blinker lights will be in the tube, flush mounted
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  6. Apr 26, 2015 at 5:32 PM
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    Delta00

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    Looks interesting.

    I say go for it!
     
  7. Apr 26, 2015 at 5:41 PM
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    Sconce93

    Sconce93 [OP] Active Member

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    I think it will look better finished and with the lights! Will see tho.
     
  8. May 15, 2015 at 3:54 PM
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    Sconce93

    Sconce93 [OP] Active Member

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    About to remake the front bumper!!! Only thing that will be the same is the tube that goes out both sides. Will update soon!
     
  9. May 20, 2015 at 4:16 PM
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    Sconce93

    Sconce93 [OP] Active Member

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    A little concept... Ahhimage.jpg image.jpg
     

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