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Squeaky Penguin's (Trip Reports) Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Squeaky Penguin, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. May 31, 2024 at 2:47 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Interesting way to run a business....

    The only difference I can pinpoint is the bevel is on the opposite side of the tooth. It'll be back together tonight, crossing my fingers it never happens again.
     
  2. May 31, 2024 at 2:59 PM
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    El Taco Diablo

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    It wasn't only that. While building my rear axle I had some questions I needed to clarify with him because I was using his D rotors to convert to disc breaks in the back. I just wanted to have a full understanding before I ordered them. And I also needed order axle flanges that didn't have the ears on them for calipers (because the Drotors already have the ears for the calipers, and he doesn't have the flanges listed without ears).

    Anyway... I had to go back and forth with him for 2 or 3 weeks because he would answer part of the questions and not all of them, then I had to wait for him to tell me how to order the flanges/drotors, so I didn't get the flanges with ears on them.



    Not sure if any of the above makes sense. But it was kind of a pain in the ass. I'm just glad if I need to build another axle now, I've done it. I know what I need, and where to get it lol. (The Drotors did end up being worth the wait though. I think they are a really good piece of kit.)
     
  3. Jun 2, 2024 at 11:38 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Truck is starting every time so far with the Luk flywheel. :bananadance::fingerscrossed:

    Now working on new leafs, and finally welding up these hanger skids I've had for years. May ve should've done it sooner as the driver side is mangled.

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  4. Jun 3, 2024 at 10:06 AM
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    betterbuckleup

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    Was wondering when you were going to throw those on. I never found my front spring hangers to be too much of hang up point so didn't think they were necessary for me
     
  5. Jun 3, 2024 at 12:21 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    I definitely got very stuck on the driver-side one at some point. :rofl:


    Also the #1 reason I didn't swap to Chevy 63s. Watching how often @Wishbone Runner gets stuck on his lower link mounts tells me everything I needed to know about moving the front hanger forward.
     
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  6. Jun 3, 2024 at 12:22 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    you could french in the 63s though.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2024 at 12:29 PM
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    Wishbone Runner

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  8. Jun 3, 2024 at 12:29 PM
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    Wishbone Runner

    Wishbone Runner Because 4R

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    Sad but true.
     
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  9. Jun 3, 2024 at 12:32 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Guaranteed I would still get stuck on them all the time.
     
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  10. Jun 3, 2024 at 12:34 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    Sounds like bigger tars are needed!
     
  11. Jun 3, 2024 at 12:57 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    I've worked really hard at maximizing clearance, which gets me the same benefit.

    Not going to mess it up now by welding shit to the bottom of the frame.
     
  12. Jun 3, 2024 at 1:43 PM
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    Needs 40s
     
  13. Jun 3, 2024 at 1:48 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    I'll let you talk shit right after you put Frank back together and come wheels some difficult trails. :luvya:
     
  14. Jun 3, 2024 at 1:52 PM
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  15. Jun 3, 2024 at 1:58 PM
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    Shots fired!
     
  16. Jun 3, 2024 at 2:00 PM
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    I mean Frank needs 40s too!
     
  17. Jun 4, 2024 at 9:19 AM
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    The only way to do the 63's imo is to french in the front hanger, but you're still moving it forward so I get the hesitation there.
     

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