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Old 11-09-2020, 02:20 AM   #4676
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

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Installed lowering coils and 2" drop spindles. Kicking myself in the a** now, should have installed 3" spindles.
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Looks good. Give the Coils some drive time to get their "set" and it may drop some more.
It looks great! However I concur with dsraven: coils take a surprisingly long time to completely settle. Don't do anything crazy (like cut coils!) until it's got a few hundred miles on it. Heck, my truck's been on the road two years and it's still settling - 3/4" so far!
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Old 11-09-2020, 11:18 PM   #4677
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It looks great! However I concur with dsraven: coils take a surprisingly long time to completely settle. Don't do anything crazy (like cut coils!) until it's got a few hundred miles on it. Heck, my truck's been on the road two years and it's still settling - 3/4" so far!
I can not believe yours settled that much. Well that gives me hope! Guess I'll give it some time before I do anything else with it.
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Old 11-10-2020, 04:52 AM   #4678
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I can not believe yours settled that much.
Just to clarify: that's 3/4" (three-fourths inch), not 3-4" (three-to-four inches), haha!
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Old 11-10-2020, 03:52 PM   #4679
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I have been out of state making some truck money but I came home for a day to pick up my brake caliper brackets from being welded and x-rayed. Everything seems to fit fine with no shims. The end of a 3 year saga. Time for some aerodynamic polishing to reduce drag an unmeasurable amount.
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Old 11-10-2020, 11:13 PM   #4680
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looks like you better be buttering up your welder and xray buddy. probably a few guys interested in a pair of those brackets.
looks great, with a little buff time they will look awesome.
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Old 11-17-2020, 01:41 PM   #4681
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Changed wheels (new shoes) and tires. Went to a 17x8 wheel all around (from 16x8 Chrome smoothies).
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Old 11-17-2020, 04:05 PM   #4682
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changed wheels (new shoes) and tires. Went to a 17x8 wheel all around (from 16x8 chrome smoothies).
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Old 11-17-2020, 05:24 PM   #4683
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Those wheels and the stance suit that truck nicely!
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Old 11-17-2020, 05:42 PM   #4684
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I finished my oil filter delete plate and my valve cover and rockers came today.
What color did you find for that engine block? Still hunting the perfect red for my paint job and would love the block to match.
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Old 11-17-2020, 06:47 PM   #4685
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Those wheels and the stance suit that truck nicely!
Thanks guys. Even my wife liked the new change.
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Old 11-17-2020, 10:10 PM   #4686
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What color did you find for that engine block? Still hunting the perfect red for my paint job and would love the block to match.
It's Firethorn red pearl. It's real nice in the sun. According to them it can be touched up.
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Old 11-22-2020, 01:27 AM   #4687
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Did with Blue Cloud, on abandoned Route 66.
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Old 11-22-2020, 09:05 PM   #4688
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I got 1 caliper bracket finished today. I figure about 10 hours total. One to go. It's unimaginable the reduction in the drag coefficient of these brackets once polished. Some would say it's an unmeasurable amount. So there's that.
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Old 11-22-2020, 10:43 PM   #4689
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I mocked up my 8.8 and some fenders so i can get started on my four link
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Old 11-25-2020, 09:10 PM   #4690
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I finished the caliper brackets and mocked them up. I am amazed that with all the work done with one off spindles and brackets that not a single shim required.
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Old 11-25-2020, 10:08 PM   #4691
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bosco, that looks great!
personally, from my "old guy" perspective, a 28" tall tire and 17" inch wheels is about right in my books. like equivalent to the old 235/75r15 for diameter but with a bit less sidewall. a 235/60r17 is what I plan to run and is what I have mocked up. not gonna overfill the wheel openings, not super wide, all 4 corners will be the same. just my opinion though. your truck looks awesome. love the color too. what tire size did you go with?
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Old 11-25-2020, 10:10 PM   #4692
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mick53. my wife says I am a perfectionist.........I got nuthin on this.
that looks great. lots of detail for sure. love it. awesome work.
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Old 11-26-2020, 08:55 PM   #4693
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Old 11-27-2020, 11:06 PM   #4694
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I started prepping my trans for paint. I don't want to paint the bolts so I made little spacers for them. It's nice to have a lathe and just spin stuff like this out. It was painful to buy but I have no buyers remorse.
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Old 11-28-2020, 09:07 AM   #4695
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I started prepping my trans for paint. I don't want to paint the bolts so I made little spacers for them. It's nice to have a lathe and just spin stuff like this out. It was painful to buy but I have no buyers remorse.
Very clever...and yes, I'm still alive and well. Been working on the garden railway, friends' projects and the never-ending honeydew list. I got demoralized on the truck when I chipped the fender paint with the door. I made a slight sheet metal adjustment under the door window so the interior panel would fit flat, and something changed with the door fitment.
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Old 11-28-2020, 11:24 AM   #4696
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Did with Blue Cloud, on abandoned Route 66.
I'm thinking that's going to need a little bondo.

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Old 11-28-2020, 11:32 AM   #4697
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Ah, c'mon zbrian. A little hammer off dolly, a little hammer on dolly, a little slap here and there, some shrinking disc. BOOM! Time for primer.
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Old 12-01-2020, 10:21 AM   #4698
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I thought you found Mater's hood ??
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Old 12-01-2020, 02:14 PM   #4699
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dang mick! you fancy

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Old 12-05-2020, 03:57 AM   #4700
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I started my truck today. That's about all I can do now with the local roads slathered in de-icer.
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