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Old 06-19-2018, 08:10 PM   #126
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the dash looks awesome!!
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Old 06-20-2018, 08:55 AM   #127
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Soooo...I am using this summer as a shakedown to see how far I wanna go this winter, and it's looking like I may tear it down to the frame and replace bunches of stuff...

There are some things that you can't do your self and that sucks. In this case it is the alignment.
The 1st shop I went to didn't tighten things up properly and after a day of normal driving I lost a bunch of shims...
The second shop returned it with a broken control arm stud...yeah, they were that sloppy...
3rd shop got her dialed in quite well, but suggested I get some aftermarket, tubular control arms that are set up for lowered springs and spindles...did some research and it appears that lots of fellers have come to this same conclusion...

Not gonna do much more on her for a bit (saving up the $$ for winter tear down) but I am gonna go ahead and replace the body mounts (replace may not be the correct word since they have virtually disappeared) with energy suspension ones.

Did get me a center console thingy from cupholders plus and been playin with some Laminx film on the headlights...not sure if I love or hate the yellow...
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:59 AM   #128
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Soooo...Gregski inspired me to do something with my cracked up dash...not exactly sure what direction I'ma gonna go but before I do anything...it had to be stripped.

3 hours, several cuts and some sore muscles later, I had a trash bag full of foam, plastic and crud...
Don't listen to that guy, lol
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Old 06-21-2018, 06:27 PM   #129
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I just spent some time going back through your build. Cool truck.
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:34 PM   #130
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:58 PM   #131
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Looking awesome!! Mike
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:07 AM   #132
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:57 PM   #133
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Got me some new Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers...They is nice! However, I failed to notice that they didn't include hardware so I ordered a complete set from LMC. The dang china stamped retainers cost more than the Energy Suspension stuff...and neither company sent me a Go-Fast sticker!! I feel this is a cheap business practice...just sayin...
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:59 PM   #134
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Not gonna tackle these till I can get some time on my buddy's lift...I really don't think they look all that bad...I mean, there's some rubber left in there...Look to the upper right...See?! There's a speck of it...that should be plenty...
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:01 PM   #135
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:25 AM   #136
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I just came across this last night. Cool truck! I never thought of stripping the dash pad down to the metal and using it like that. Interesting concept, I may "borrow" that idea.

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Old 07-04-2018, 12:35 PM   #137
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I just came across this last night. Cool truck! I never thought of stripping the dash pad down to the metal and using it like that. Interesting concept, I may "borrow" that idea.

-Richard
Thank you Sir! I am following your Big Boy Build and you are quite talented...anxious to see what you do with the dash idea!
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