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The Bullaculla 3 link SAS build (pic heavy)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by bullaculla, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Sep 13, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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    rka

    rka PAVEMENT PRINCESS

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    I was thinking of getting some Bushwackers but I've changed my mind. Probably just stick to stock fenders to avoid mudflap woes. I hate safety check and recon! I really like the look of them tho. Again, sick truck! I hope to see it around the island one day.
     
  2. Sep 13, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    MGM was originally my second choice but when I saw it in person I immediately decided to forget NBM and I am happy I did.
     
  3. Sep 13, 2013 at 8:05 PM
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    bullaculla [OP] IKA fabrications

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    Da big big island!
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    Yeah, its not really worth it. Plus all those shiny bolts are just for looks! They don't even bolt into the fender :rolleyes:

    Some pics of the rear with the homemade flaps. Thanks again for all the compliments everybody! :cool:
    [​IMG]
    The front sag is noticeable. DSM recommended that I get the 700# coils since I also have the IFS skid on now, with the mid skid and Beefed sliders on the way.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Sep 18, 2013 at 11:42 PM
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    This is a beautiful truck. I am now sold on the Konigs with the Duratracs. I even like the white letters out on yours. Great job.
     
  5. Sep 19, 2013 at 8:12 AM
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    bullaculla

    bullaculla [OP] IKA fabrications

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    Da big big island!
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    Thanks! I am very happy with the konigs and duratracs. The wheels are super easy to clean, and don't seem to get that dirty anyway. I like the white lettering out on my truck and other MGMs, but against other colors and setups may not look as good.
     
  6. Sep 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM
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    bullaculla

    bullaculla [OP] IKA fabrications

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    Me too! :D I don't even use a wheel cleaner spray anymore.

    Got this in the mail today... Never realized how big these things are! I might take it apart and fab a polished aluminum pulley at work. This one is pretty rough.
    snatchblock.jpg
     
  7. Sep 19, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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    bullaculla

    bullaculla [OP] IKA fabrications

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  8. Sep 19, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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    bullaculla

    bullaculla [OP] IKA fabrications

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    Da big big island!
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    All pro 3 link SAS kit, Diamond axle, kings on 37" MTR/K
    Yeah, for $25 shipped, i'm not gonna complain. I just don't wanna fray my expensive synth line.
    I also noticed the washers for the pelfreybilt front bumper was pulling though since the holes are elongated, so I made a bunch of .100 (+/- .003 :D) thick washers today.
    IMG_0344 (600x800).jpg
    Not bad considering I was just parting them off :eek:
    IMG_0347 (800x600).jpg
    Should be plenty strong.
    IMG_0349 (800x600).jpg
     
  9. Sep 19, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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    bullaculla

    bullaculla [OP] IKA fabrications

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  10. Sep 20, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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    ChiveOn City Slickin' Redneck, I wear a suit with a mullet

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    Wow, just wow!

    Thanks to you I might be throwing my headlights in the oven this weekend :D :eek: I love the BHLM on MG :cool:

    Trucks amazing, keep it up!
     
  11. Sep 20, 2013 at 8:19 PM
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    bullaculla [OP] IKA fabrications

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    Go for it! The hardest part (aside from actually putting them in the oven) is prying them apart. Watch a few videos on removing them too. There is a weird twisting motion to get them out, along with a hidden screw in the fender area.

    Thanks again for all the compliments :) I am real happy with the way the truck looks and performs.
    When I first ordered the truck, I told myself (and the wife) that I want the 4x4 off road because I don't have to do anything to it. It was just fine stock and i'm gonna leave it that way :rolleyes:
     
  12. Sep 20, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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    bullaculla [OP] IKA fabrications

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    I'm done once I get my sliders, softopper, TRD exhaust, safari snorkel... retrofits...
    nevermind...
     
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  13. Sep 21, 2013 at 3:16 AM
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    Ha it's never ending! I said the same thing when I talked my wife into the truck. Then I said its good stock when I got stuck and Ron pulled me out. After that it's been a downward slide lol
     
  14. Sep 22, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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  15. Sep 23, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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    Awesome looking truck those bumpers are awesome. Quick question do you know where I can get one of those trailer harness relocation plate? Sorry if you already answered this.
     
  16. Sep 23, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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    Thanks! I make the relocation brackets, but am taking a break right now because I am pretty busy at work. I will let you know when I am ready to start another batch. There is another TW member that makes a bracket out of bent stainless plate if you need one right away.
     
  17. Sep 23, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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    I finished up the aluminum pulley I made for my snatch block. Polished aluminum with press fit stainless bushings. Much smoother and lighter than that chrome plated cast steel pulley that came with the block.
    [​IMG]

    I also got a few goodies in the mail! :D
    Factor 55 binky ;) Loaded prolink with Titanium pin. Nobody "needs" a Ti pin, but everybody wants one :D I might fill it with grease so it wont react with the aluminum...
    [​IMG]
    Pelfreybilt Offroad sent me their mid skid plate, custom light bar fill plate, and raw headlight hoops for when I am ready to upgrade to full hoops :D
    The filler plate is just until I decide to drop some serious coin for a Rigid 20" light bar.
    [​IMG]
    I'll post pics as soon as I get it all on the truck :cool:
     
  18. Sep 23, 2013 at 6:30 PM
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    What have you done to your truck lately
    Where did you get the factor 55 from Amazon would not ship to hawaii.


     
  20. Sep 23, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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    bullaculla

    bullaculla [OP] IKA fabrications

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    http://www.fueled4wd.com/
    Send them a message and ask about shipping to Hawaii. I made a deal with them on Ebay, and then finished it up outside of ebay :D
    got it for $142 shipped.
     

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