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cuttin up the lx

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by wv_lx450, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. wv_lx450

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    should be picking up some tube tomorrow then hopefully working on some of it this weekend.
     
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    got the rear bumper tacked on this eve
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    You guys got the garage man! Nice couch!
     
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    What kind of bump stop set up is that in the rear coils?
     
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    Wrench One Bashed Up 80

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    Ultimate man town!!!
     
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    Thanks! yes, its a great garage. even has central heat/ac, bathroom and cable so i can pretty much live out there.
     
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    just the stock upper rubber bumpstop with a 3in tall tube (capped off) welded on the spring perch. centers the spring on the axle and acts as a bump stop extension.
     
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    :eek: carnage! I'm not that strong. You the man.
     
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    did some more work this weekend not finished yet but gettin close
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    also got the tool box, air tank, and compressor bolted down today. the tank used to be in the tool box but i needed the space in the tool box for obvious reasons :D
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    How would you get the spring out if you had to?
     
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    easiest way is to take the bottom bolt off the shock and then lift the truck. the axle will drop enough to get the spring out.
     
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    A bit off subject. But I noticed the one tons. Did you keep the original suspension set up and just weld everything up to the tons. That's what it looks like.
     
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    yes. i could take the tons out and put a set of stock axles back under it without changing anything. the only thing different is the front 3-link but the front lower control arms are mounted to the stock control arm location.
     
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    Where is the gas tank going?
     
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    didnt have to move it, its in front of the rear axle.
     
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    Sweet.
    Do you have any pics taken before the one in your first post?

    How did you cut the top off?
     
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    Yeah. Ill get a before pic up this afternoon. I cut it with a sawzall.
     
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