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that is much better indeed. :L: 

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Got the upper link burned in. Had to knot h the frame to more easily access the upper link. I am considering welding in the cross member since middle drops out so I can remove the trans. The idea of two bolts holding the control arms, trans and tcase doesn’t seem safe to me 

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Also used the stock superduty shock mounts for mine just cut and altered them to be welded on instead of u bolted81CCA32C-706A-457A-ADDC-EC5775F1AAED.jpeg.dbec1c1bbe6f59038cce3d1ee01b9136.jpeg1705AA92-06C5-4787-991D-F2785C4D4058.jpeg.bdb2502daec6884a2b9c305e8ec80fe6.jpeg

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Installed the advanced adapters SYE. The instructions for it made it super easy to follow. It took longer to get the tcase in and out of the truck then to do the swap553FCB0C-5FB6-4553-A816-290C2A003FBD.jpeg.8493f13057275b6faf152d2ba33ffd82.jpeg31D62A1C-D22F-486C-9525-883A6246655B.jpeg.2b32eee4e8d80ec3ebb229c564b0e9ff.jpegE2973DE9-0011-4ED5-82C1-9ABE261E45F9.jpeg.8e0052529fd575ad490e6275e8352603.jpegFAE4BE2F-EF1D-452D-894A-2972180DE212.jpeg.477f59a939d8769f9685c2ae716858f5.jpeg

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Well it’s sitting on its own weight, with 37” swampers (more like 36”)

i haven’t trimmed anything yet cause I wanna flex it out once I get driveshafts in.

it sits a little nose down but the body lines are also nose down and the frame is flat across the bottom

 

22” from ground to crossmember

(lowest point on frame)

25” from ground to frame

114” wheelbase

71” rotor face to rotor face

(I should have measured hub to hub but my arms are to short)

 

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The stock box leaked fluid so as I was replacing the seals I went ahead and tapped it for hydro assist. Much easier to tap then expected. I did have to pull the box apart twice to make it work correctly

 

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made a double sheer steering setup yesterday. All out of .25 and got the tie rod up above the bottom of the axle. I’ve gotta make real spacers now to space it up 

 

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My driveshafts arrived! Adams gave me great service and a good price with two new yokes. Took a week to arrive after I ordered. Now I’m just waiting on brakes and the company I ordered them from is giving me the run around

 

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2 hours ago, dustyinthedirt said:

made a double sheer steering setup yesterday. All out of .25 and got the tie rod up above the bottom of the axle. I’ve gotta make real spacers now to space it up 

 

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that is art. :D 

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Nice work. I’ve got to ask, how much lift did you get out of the back with your swap? I’ve some Super Duty axles that I’m trying to work on and wasn’t quite sure how much I’ll have to lift the front. Keep up the nice work. I’m looking forward to seeing your progress.

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3 hours ago, All around mj said:

Nice work. I’ve got to ask, how much lift did you get out of the back with your swap? I’ve some Super Duty axles that I’m trying to work on and wasn’t quite sure how much I’ll have to lift the front. Keep up the nice work. I’m looking forward to seeing your progress.

 

I am not sure on exact measurements. I can measure though. The truck sits nose down a little with a 6” Old Man Emu lift up front. And the Artec truss is supposed to add 2”. So 8” overall upfront.

 

In the rear the shackles are 1.5” longer then the stock ones. I’m also using a set of u bolt eliminators which also add 3/4” to a 1”. 

 

With a stock shackle and a regular ubolt kit it would sit level with a 6” lift in the front if you did just a SOA

And thanks man! Hoping to paint it before I take it out of the garage

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mocked up the draglink with some conduit and then cut it in half and slipped a piece of a wind-chime to make a slip joint. So I can make small adjustments and dial in the fitment before making it out of 1.5”  .25 wall dom. I don’t have full lock to on the axle. I’m guessing the pitman arm is not making a big enough arc 

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Axles are fully welded now. Starting the re assemble and tying up loose ends. I didn’t like the way the crossmember was mounted and wanted to keep it removable.

so I drilled and sleeved the frame for a 3/4 bolt. I made cut some pieces of .125 wall tubing and welded it in7497FA9B-6FCF-4AD9-AA56-1BE340B60C46.jpeg.4d6d753d1c4116bb38eabdce08210fc3.jpegBE962862-C517-42FD-99CD-5678847EE794.jpeg.0942379352b71855430da7f6d9b41707.jpeg

looks really good. A coat of paint and it looks factory. Next was making the crossmember braces/skid 

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On 7/10/2019 at 2:28 PM, fiatslug87 said:

 

That's a pretty weld:L:

I have a friend who does fab work for a living. Way better then me at welding... I’m more of a grinder 

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