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Old 12-06-2017, 04:00 PM   #51
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Re: "williams welding" 54 5 window

Nice work on the frame and the 4 wheeler is cool. I've been up in the air about getting my kids a new one versus a used one. The used ones around here bring half or more as a new one. It's nuts.

A good place to start on drive line angle is trans out put shaft 3* down and rear axle pinion 3* up, if you can get it to work in your set up. Like outlaw drifter, I've had a couple I had to run at 4-5* before.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:30 PM   #52
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Nice work on the frame and the 4 wheeler is cool. I've been up in the air about getting my kids a new one versus a used one. The used ones around here bring half or more as a new one. It's nuts.

A good place to start on drive line angle is trans out put shaft 3* down and rear axle pinion 3* up, if you can get it to work in your set up. Like outlaw drifter, I've had a couple I had to run at 4-5* before.
awesome that will give me a good place to start then

i ordered my frame coating from KBS, 26 hours from order time to delivery, thats pretty unbeatable. i cleaned and rust blasted the frame for 20 mins and this is how it turned out
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:03 PM   #53
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Re: "williams welding" 54 5 window

it took a second to realize it was flipped over haha

that looks like the cleanest blasting area I have seen, whats your secret?
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:15 PM   #54
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it took a second to realize it was flipped over haha

that looks like the cleanest blasting area I have seen, whats your secret?
haha, it was a chemical blast , i wire wheel the entire frame , then used the chemical blast supplied in the kit, i couldnt find anyone who would sand / media blast it for me , and im to impatient to wait around so found another way
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:14 PM   #55
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It looks like the chemical blast worked pretty well. Where did you source that from?
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:14 PM   #56
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updates, frame is boxed back to rear axle location, ill make templates and use the plasma at work to make the boxing for rear, but i also need to use my "cavity coater" from my kit as it only reaches 3 foot before i do the rear, winter has finally arrived as well, so likely i wont coat the frame till spring time anyhow

on another note, its been two weeks and two days since i ordered my "universal triangulated 4 link" from thorbros, which in my personal opinion is plenty of time for a universal product to be shipped or at the VERY least contacted and updated on a date on which i could expect the product, i can not even get into contact with the owner so my bank is in progress on getting the payment back, i hate spending money on Chinese parts and do my very best to shop local, sucks this was the outcome... if anyone has any suggestion on a 4 link please let me know as im in the market again

also looking at the qa1 coilovers, is everyone running 12" or 14" versions?
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:23 PM   #57
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It looks like the chemical blast worked pretty well. Where did you source that from?
it really did, KBS-coatings.com , ive used them before when i built my toyota offroad truck, i used the coating on the axles and frame, and it help up to some good abuse, figured more then enough for a street truck, i went with silver and red this time around, ill be sure to post plenty of pics when its applied
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:52 PM   #58
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Tl, a buddy of mine has owned his own rod shop specializing in old trucks for years. https://www.tricktrucknrod.com

He uses Heidts for his suspensions and built the chassis for my 48 Suburban using their parallel 4 link set up.

Heidts has a universal triangulated kit and a parallel 4 link specific for the 47 to 53 truck. http://www.heidts.com/part/47-53-che...4-link-rb-108/

And there are other companies that have suspension kits too... Scott's, No Limit, Art Morrison...just to name a few. No Limit is a sponsoring vendor here so be sure to check them out too.
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Chassisworks has a few
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:53 PM   #60
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thanks guys, im looking at the airslamit kit, has heavy duty bars and is exact same as most the kits going for twice the price, im gonna call them in the morning make sure humans answer the phone
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:27 AM   #61
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You may want to check out Welder Series for a 4 link. I have bought a few parts from them and been very happy with the parts and customer service

https://www.welderseries.com/Rear-c12959482

It may not help much since I have a trailing rear suspension. For the QA1 shocks in the rear I have these: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/q...SABEgLrkPD_BwE

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Old 12-09-2017, 08:57 PM   #62
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Re: "williams welding" 54 5 window

Speedway motors has a bolt in 4 link kit for our trucks. They used it on there week build last year before the GNRS. You can also weld it in.
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