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Old 12-22-2012, 09:58 PM   #21
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Looks real good!!
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:54 AM   #22
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Thanks ford78!
Got a tad more done today. I got 6 out of 10 holes drilled and clearanced. bolted the winch in and bolted the whole shebang to the truck.
yes I know that paint job sucks, but it wasn't meant to be pretty. I just slapped some paint on there because it was raining and I didn't want it to rust. Ill go back later and actually try and make it look decent (like removing the cutting oil from the metal )

Even with the hood closed, the front looks pretty crappy with no grill, so I am going to have to do something about that pretty soon.



When I bought the winch, it came with no remote, so I bypassed all the wiring and wired a remote directly to the solenoid pack.
This picture is the solenoids before I rewired them.

I forgot to grab a picture of the remote I used, but it is basically a typical engine hoist looking remote.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:37 AM   #23
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I've broken that same bracket on my truck when it was ttb 3 times. Youll get tired of all the repairs and straight axle it. Looking good though.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:19 PM   #24
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I've broken that same bracket on my truck when it was ttb 3 times. Youll get tired of all the repairs and straight axle it. Looking good though.
Thanks!
I was kind of worried about that. Ill have to keep an eye on it, and like so many others before me, Ill probably end up straight axled before too long, funds allowing.

Tested out the winch by pulling my truck across slightly inclined ground. Obviously it isn't under much load, but it pulls fast. Almost too fast. Ill have to see how it pulls under loads and in situations, but I can already see someone getting squished lol.

I also noticed that my heims for my radius arms are a little noisy. Not noisy like there is something stuck in them, or a grinding, but more like a groaning. I don't know if that is normal, if they are bad, or if I did something to them to ruin them. Hope not, but I wondered if anybody else has had this same issue.

Also went on a little snow run today with another member


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Old 01-03-2013, 01:06 AM   #25
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Haven't done much, just finally got around to a bunch of little things I have been meaning to do
Cut the rear fenders, and kind of caught my fender on fire

I like the shape alot. I pretty much kept the original shape, just made it bigger


Being that my father is a sheet metal guy, he wouldn't let me just cut the fenders without at least attempting to roll them under, so I attempted. Came out a lot cleaner than I thought it was going to.
The only problem is that I didn't realize how much bigger it was going to make it by rolling the fender, so it made the fenders look HUGE and the tires teenie.

I also cut up a grill I had lying around and threw a coat of black paint on it. still not sure if I like it, but because the grill is a slightly different style, there is a gap at the top, so that would have to be rectified. I also got hood pins installed.

I also started on the front fenders:
Got the fenders off

modified the inner fender


Got the fender flares off and marked them using the same method as for the rear fenders

but ran out of tape so Ill have to continue later...



Also a video from snow wheeling
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:08 AM   #26
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truck is looking good! go lighter on the gas pedal and let air out of the tires and you will do much better in the snow.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:16 AM   #27
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Thanks n_bannerman!
Yeah, I was just tooling around in that video trying to throw some snow and run over the snow man


Finished cutting a rolling the front fenders
I'm not quite sure about the shape of the front ones, but they are definitely growing on me, not to mention not having to worry too much about rubbing my tires will be a huge plus. The only bummer is that the fenders now make the 35s look teenie

The right rear fender was the first one I attempted to roll, and as you can see by the wrinkles in the fender, it shows. For anyone trying to roll their fender, my advice is work slow and be patient.
I also took some pictures of the underglow *ahem* I mean rocklights... once it got dark

Picture is with 13 of the led lights, attached, and I still have 7 more, so I may add some behind the grill so that I can see my winch controls better.
(I added one on the drivers side front, but have not added one to match on the passenger side front, hence the uneven light on the ground)
I also just have to say how much I am pleased with being able to turn the wheels all the way lock to lock without rubbing on anything due my radius arms
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:23 PM   #28
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Got some Warn hubs installed, as well as doing some minor surgery on my passenger side beam, as it was limiting flex.


Took it out to check the flex and see if the fenders cleared.

Due to all the extra weight up front, I am having no problem stuffing the tires all the way, they just wont droop very far.


The beam is still hitting the axle limiting the droop on the passenger side, but the drivers side seems to be unhindered.

The rear also flexes pretty good, but when the rear tire stuffs the leaf springs start to get into negative arch

All around I think the fenders are cut just about perfect for tires, except for the front side of the front fenders, they could use a little more cutting.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:13 PM   #29
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no offence... i hate you lol. jan 11th and its sunny and looks nice -.- it was 35* and rainy yesterday
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:26 PM   #30
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lol I guess California does have 1 upside Although I sure wish it would warm up just slightly. It is really hard to paint when it is 30 degrees... I have to put cans of paint in a cup of boiling water just to bring it up to room temp.
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