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Old 07-31-2010, 07:32 PM   #51
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Man you're killing me here! Hop on over here to Noble Hardware!

Sorry, I didn't realize you had bolts that big....
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:47 AM   #52
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Sorry, I didn't realize you had bolts that big....
I've heard that somewhere before!
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:12 PM   #53
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Hello. I havent been on in a while but I have made a little progress. I about finished my bridge crossmember thingy. I'll get some pictures up soon.

Does anyone know what all is involved in swapping to an 89-91 burb grille? Is it worth it? What all do I need to get off of the burb to make it work?
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:01 AM   #54
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if your fenders and hood are good, then all you need is the core support and related lights, grill, and wiring.....and check out the classified section, we have everything you need locally
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:40 PM   #55
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I redesigned my crossmember thingy to make it clear the driveshaft. and i made it kinda cool (yet still structurally sound) if i do say so myself.


I decided that i would take the stock front leaf brackets and modify them to use them for my link seup. i thought it was pretty clever. it also saves money and they are pretty dang strong too and not too dificult to modify.


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Old 10-19-2010, 08:31 AM   #56
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Coming along man.

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Old 10-19-2010, 10:07 PM   #57
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What did you paint that hanger with? (paint wise)
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:28 PM   #58
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Just some rattle can white. I'm not sure what brand, but if you want, I'll check my trash can later see if it's still in there for the brand. Lol.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:42 PM   #59
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Ha never mind then. It looked kinda like battleship gray I wasnt sure if it was something fancy or not.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:05 PM   #60
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yall were right. i lowered the truck off the jack stands and the driveshaft doesnt clear. darn. :/

if the rod ends break and my whole truck falls apart i guess you guys can say i told you so. haha if i were to get rid of the all thread, what would you suggest i used to replace it to make my bars adjustable?
Ok, devils advocate here.

Let me start by saying I have no disrespect for your efforts. That being said, the 'pre' welding prep looks almost non-existent in your pics. That pic w/the modified spring hanger tacked in place looks like it was tacked w/o any cleaning what-so-ever of the base material. Cleaning your 2 pieces down to fresh metal is Welding 101.

The use of all thread for a rod end sounds dangerous. Saying "I told you so" will mean nothing to the man whose family you just killed when your driving down the road & your modified-parts break (potentially causing loss of control thus possibly causing a fatal accident). You should be striving for 100% OVERKILL/over-build on everything; "it will do" does not apply when building/fabbing suspension parts in your driveway.
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:35 PM   #61
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What welder are you using? It doesn't look like it's getting hot enough to penetrate that metal and is just gobbing weld on top.

Super-sick buy, though!! I'm very jealous!
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:41 PM   #62
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SCOTI,
I totally agree.
BTW, when are you gonna change that avatar?


What's up Sean?
Have gotten another truck?
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:52 PM   #63
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Ok, devils advocate here.

Let me start by saying I have no disrespect for your efforts. That being said, the 'pre' welding prep looks almost non-existent in your pics. That pic w/the modified spring hanger tacked in place looks like it was tacked w/o any cleaning what-so-ever of the base material. Cleaning your 2 pieces down to fresh metal is Welding 101.

The use of all thread for a rod end sounds dangerous. Saying "I told you so" will mean nothing to the man whose family you just killed when your driving down the road & your modified-parts break (potentially causing loss of control thus possibly causing a fatal accident). You should be striving for 100% OVERKILL/over-build on everything; "it will do" does not apply when building/fabbing suspension parts in your driveway.
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:44 PM   #64
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Thanks guys.

I always want to encourage guys w/their fabrication but it must come w/full responsibility for everyone else on the road. I would not/could not live w/myself if I caused harm to someone elses loved one because of a poor quality job.

I'm still learning as well. I'll take the advice & constructive criticism from my peers & use it as a tool to improve. I didn't want to come off sounding like I'm a pro criticizing anothers efforts.

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Old 10-21-2010, 06:59 PM   #65
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Are you welding with a Mig or Stick welder? Awesome find Are there bags all th way around?
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:17 PM   #66
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Ok I have been thinking about what yall have said and I will either be going with a stronger thread or going non adjustable. You all are totally right, I would rather do overkill than end up getting someone killed. On that leaf hanger I was tired for the night and globbed a tack weld on just to see how it would look. I took it off and re did it. I am using a stick welder and I'm basically just tack welding everything in place til I get it put together to roll it onto a trailer so I can take it to a place in the city where I have access to a better welder. And I have been studying pretty much every aspect of this kind of build for about a year now.

I truly respect you all and your advice and criticism. I know I need you guys to help me along the way. Thank y'all.

And I decided that I needed more space so I can get my bars parallel (when I get to building them) so I redesigned my bridge/crossmember thingy again hopefully for the last time.

And I was at the norman swap meet on Friday and picked me up a pair of fenders for inside my bed!
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Why not just get some adjustable rod ends? That would let you tweak things if necessary. They shouldn't be that much more cost wise vs. a standard bushing end.

Thanks for keeping an open mind. Keep the build pics coming.
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:21 AM   #68
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This is what im running..
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:49 AM   #69
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I shouldve got those when I bought my rod ends.... :/ I guess it's not to late but I already bought all non adjustable rod ends and was planning to weld a bolt to it or something. I'd just rather not eat the cost of what I've already bought...
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i like the new notch and i like the fact that you are building this on your own, BUT, i really suggest you practice your welding skills. metal fabrication is not a place i would want to cut corners in. its kind of like putting a million dollar paint job over 3 gallons of bondo and rust. even though it isnt really visible, its still there, and it is a major concern to me. I would hate to see your rear end links break loose while driving in front of me!
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:44 PM   #71
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Well "practicing my welding skills" is kind of vague and dosent really help me to get better. Could you possibly tell me like what picture you are looking at and what I can do to fix my welding? I.e. Techniques, turn up heat, etc.

Without specifics You are helping me none.

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What kind of welder are you using first off.
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:10 PM   #73
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One thing you can do is practice on a piece of scrap metal the same thickness of what you are planning to weld.
Turn you welder all the way up and see if it will burn through, or at least get the back side of the metal bright red. If it won't you welder probably isn't big enough.

If it burns through, back the heat down a little at a time until your getting max penetration and it's not burning through.....

If your using a wire feed, the wire will make a difference.
Look inside the cover for a chart with wire size, heat, and wire speed settings...
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:33 AM   #74
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I'm using a stick welder with 6011
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there are a ton of different kind of stick welders out there... cracker jack, Lincoln, miller etc...

If your welder wont get hot enough to do what you need to do then you are wasting your time with it.
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