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Old 05-28-2012, 06:47 PM   #101
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Im just asking because when we sas'd my buddies mazda it was about that long he got a little bump steer but not terrible but you really noticed when you droop out it moved the whole axle over at least 5-6". Plus on uptravel he kept ripping mounts off.

so i was just wondering cause he had the angles the exact same it was just short
That is why I build my mount super beefy. Just carry a spare track bar bolt for the axle side just in case it breaks on the trail. LOL Something must have been seriously wrong if the axle pulled over that far. My angles on the track and drag link are pretty flat. The Merc pulls over maybe 2 inches tops at full droop.

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Old 05-29-2012, 10:40 AM   #102
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While I was painting the grill I taped the Ford badge on the flatbed going to get one from the Junkyard cause I like it.

I think I will be ordering some new lenses too...

Got the LED working. I had to order LED flasher cause the turn signals just stay on(truck thinks it has burnt out bulb). Should be here later this week.


Went to the DMV to get tags for the truck turns out it has a Salvage title no biggie but I have to get the PO to sign some paper work before they transfer title. But they gave me a temp tag so I can drive it until then. That made me happy!
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:47 PM   #103
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Wow awesome build!
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:45 PM   #104
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Got the exhaust put together, front put back on, and picked up a Ford badge for the rear here are some pics...





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Old 05-30-2012, 06:46 PM   #105
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The truck looks great, I love that side shot with the flatbed finished, really turned out nice.

I have a question:
So, for the upper control arms for project TNT, it looks like you used a 1 1/4" - 12 TPI bolt with a CE-9114B bung. Cut the head off and welded it to a piece of 2" .250 wall with a bushing at the other end.....and on RR you use a bung with rod end (doesnt look like you used the bolt at all)...to make both style of arms adjustable at one end.

Did you change the design for driveability/handling reasons. Or simply ease of install or what parts you had at the time?

Also why not do the passenger side upper arm at all?
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:36 PM   #106
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The truck looks great, I love that side shot with the flatbed finished, really turned out nice.

I have a question:
So, for the upper control arms for project TNT, it looks like you used a 1 1/4" - 12 TPI bolt with a CE-9114B bung. Cut the head off and welded it to a piece of 2" .250 wall with a bushing at the other end.....and on RR you use a bung with rod end (doesnt look like you used the bolt at all)...to make both style of arms adjustable at one end.

Did you change the design for driveability/handling reasons. Or simply ease of install or what parts you had at the time?

Also why not do the passenger side upper arm at all?
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I used the bolts cause that is what I had. I realized by the time I bought the bolt and bushing it was only a couple bucks more to get a Johny Joint. All the upper does it keep the axle from flipping over so there is no need for another upper link unless you want to be anal. So since the Drive side is cast into the pumpkin naturally it is the stronger side to hook too. By making the upper adjustable you can adjust your caster and pinion angle.

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Old 05-30-2012, 11:55 PM   #107
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TNT came over today to hang out with Double R...


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Old 05-31-2012, 12:01 AM   #108
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Went by a friends house and flexed out on his 5th wheel...



















Had people honking yelling and following me tonight in the Rock Ranger. LOL My boys were like why is everyone going crazy over the Ranger. I told them cause they like it.

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Great work! Do you plan on trimming the fenders? Have you done anything for bump stops or limit straps?
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:27 PM   #110
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Great work! Do you plan on trimming the fenders? Have you done anything for bump stops or limit straps?
The shocks have dampeners built in at full extension and compression so they work as stop and limiting. That is all I need. I run the same setup in the Merc and it does great. No plans to trim I set the shocks at about the right height to keep the truck from hitting the fender. Working so far when I tested the flex. I can adjust the lower mount up if I need, to give me more bump stop.
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