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Slodgetto's Green Dragon 4x4 Conversion Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Slodgetto, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. May 24, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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    tomtom

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    uniball UCAs? ;)
     
  2. May 24, 2013 at 10:35 PM
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    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    While hunting through the junkyard he found a dana?? :goingcrazy:
     
  3. May 24, 2013 at 11:24 PM
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    :rofl: no lets just say Moab '13 is looking like a very good possibility.
     
  4. May 25, 2013 at 12:27 AM
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    Slodgetto

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    Lol chad... And I wish, Jon. :p

    Naw turns out Moog LCA bushings come with everything needed to FULLY replace the bushings and I was able to get some from O'rielly's today.. Just got home from a 5 hr road trip to pick up Chad's old UCAs. So I think the problems are solved. :cool: now to get it all back together...
     
  5. May 25, 2013 at 12:34 AM
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    IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    JVC Deck, 10" sub mountd in rear seat cubby, 2 LED off road lights mounted in grille, amber raptor style grille lights, LED rock lights, square led bed light, custom made fuse block tray, 12 blade Blue Sea fuse block, 100a marine circuit breaker, black plasti dipped full grille, tinted tail lights + third, Uniden 520 with 4' firestik, Bilstein 5100s with 620lb Eibach coils, Diff drop, Chevy 63 leaf swap, TG creeper joints, 14" triangulated biletein 5125s, 8" extended steel braided brake line, TG Rock Sliders, CBI Moab 1.0 front bumper, custom fabbed bed rack, full TRD E-Locker axle swap and matching re-gear with custom stand alone wiring circuit, 29 spline pinion flange from an 06 wishbone runner, tubbed for 35x12.5" general grabbers on Ultra type 181 wheels, crush sleeve eliminator, Mini ARB compressor, front ARB locker, garage fab aluminum front skid plate, custom built high clearence rear bumper, removable mothafuckin doors
    god what a disaster man! Sorry to hear it has been such a hassle. But its great you found a good alternative!
     
  6. May 25, 2013 at 12:51 AM
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    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Jesus man. Glad it's all worked out tho!
     
  7. May 25, 2013 at 5:44 AM
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    tomtom

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    So this means you're making it to the CB tuning meet? :p
     
  8. May 25, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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    God damit who let silas drive the backhoe?
     
  9. May 25, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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    I think it is more of "Who let Silas put 37s on the backhoe?" :D
     
  10. May 25, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    :woot: good to hear!
     
  11. May 25, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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    Slodgetto

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    Seriously.... Yeah, it's working out. :cool:
    ME too! lol
    Should be there. :cool:
    :laughing:

    THAT. IS. AWESOME. :eek::eek::eek::eek:
    :yay:
     
  12. May 25, 2013 at 8:45 PM
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    Bushings!
    [​IMG]

    A gaping hole that needs to be filled.
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    Lowers back in.
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    Getting back together after a bad break-up.
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    Spindles back in.
    [​IMG]

    Check out the ride height. Yes, those are 37s.
    [​IMG]

    The Green Dragon rides again!
     
  13. May 25, 2013 at 9:23 PM
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    Holy shit man..your UCAs are so low..Jesus..that does not look good..haha what do your cvs look like?
     
  14. May 25, 2013 at 9:24 PM
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    x2
     
  15. May 25, 2013 at 9:27 PM
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    Shush! The springs WILL settle!

    At least that's the mantra Silas keeps repeating.

    We should all think the same and send settling vibes towards his springs.

    :D
     
  16. May 25, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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    Maybe run them at lowest setting on the way to MOAB, then crank them up when you get there? :notsure:
     
  17. May 25, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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    Ha..ummm..idk if they will that much being that pre compressed.
     
  18. May 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    Can't do that. Would need a spring compressor and all.
     
  19. May 25, 2013 at 10:49 PM
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    Slodgetto

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    Ride is much rougher and yeah, the CV axle angles are terrible.. (Ill make install a homemade diff drop before Moab) But I know they'll settle a bit, especially after I go thrash them in the desert and get the skid plates back on.... I hope. Lol.

    Thanks again for the help getting it all put back together, Tom!
     
  20. May 25, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    Jesus man..good luck..I don't like it..hopefully it's okay.

    If not,,put em back to lowest setting..or get some real coil overs with 700lb coils

    Or better yet just SAS the fucking thing already!!!!!!!
     
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