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The Ultimate Build-up Thread

Discussion in 'TX- The White Trash of the Elwood Chapter' started by KOWBOY, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. KOWBOY

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    Build-up threads are way cool and seem quite popular so I thought I'd do one on my own junk! :cool:

    Problem is .... they tend to drag out over weeks .... or months .... or even friggin' years. :rolleyes:

    I'm fixin' to share with ya my highly-skilled transformation of my junk from a little sprung-under trail rig into the biggest ... the baddest ... rig to ever stay in camp while I sit there and drink beer. :D

    ..... and I'm gonna do it in less than two weeks. :grinpimp:

    The White Trash Motto: "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story."

    :bounce: :bounce2: :flamingo: :flamingo: :flamingo: :bounce2: :bounce:
     
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    Got bored few days ago so decided to head on up the 'Con. Long drive so stopped over at The Icehouse Resort to spend the night and down a few cold ones at their most excellent bar. :D

    My junk was ready to give 'er Hell. Bran-spankin' new 4.88 gears, mighty lock-rights front and rear, freshly rebuilt SM420, 4" lift springs, and a set of sweet 35" BFG's. :grinpimp:

    Had me one of them three-speed transfer cases too but I never could find the damn third gear in 'er. :doh:
     
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    Picked up some friends along the way. :grinpimp:
     
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    Had me a damn-fine view from my camp at Spider Lake. :cool:

    (Musta been right 'fore all them folks s*** all over the place and it got closed down. :mad: )
     
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    I hate trail repairs ... broke that damn little pin that goes through them leaf springs. Happens alot to me. :frown:

    One feller said if'n I'd tighten them crooked bolts that wrap around the axle once in awhile ... then this wouldn't happen. :confused:

    Hell ... I'll show him .... I'll just get rid of the damn thangs when I get home! :grinpimp:
     
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    Figure since I was in Californey anyhow ... mite as well bop on over to Sierra Trek and run 'er at night. :cool:

    I hate stock trucks .... mite have to work on my tow rig next ....

    Thinkin' on sellin' this big ol' honkin' trailer too. :grinpimp:
     
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    It was a great trip but I'm thinkin' it's time to do somethin' different with my junk ..... I wanna go big. By Gawd I wanna be the biggest dog to stay on the porch. :D

    So when I got home yesterday ... I put 'er up on my lift.

    Spent the better part of today just strippin' 'er down a little. :grinpimp:

    Beer time now tho ... more to follow in a day or so.

    :flipoff2: :flipoff2: :flamingo: :flamingo: :flipoff2: :flipoff2:
     
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    Tell more, tell more!!!
     
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    Damn folks ...this is harder than I thought. :frown:

    Not the wrenchin' part ... but just findin' the time. Between workin' my two jobs, goin' to medical school at night to be a brain surgeon, and doin' volunteer work at the homeless shelter .....

    But I did get a little more done. :grinpimp:

    Went to bolt on my shiny new transfer case but none of the damn bolts lined up. :doh:

    Got 'er in there tho .... with the help of an A-dapt'r kit. :D
     
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    How come everybody else's junk has stuff hangin' below the frame. :confused:

    I love flat bellies. :grinpimp:
     
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    Gonna have to ponder on this .....

    Seems like I gotta extra shifter now. :bounce: :bounce:
     
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    No rest for the weary here folks ... gotta strict time shedule. ;p

    Made me a mount that bolts to the transfer case A-dapt'r kit and goes to the frame .... don't want my belly saggin'. :eek:
     
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    Sucks havin' to work by myself ... had to make me a jig on my lift to hold up the axle so I could do me some cypherin'. :D
     
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    Shaved the hell outta the pumpkin ... even machined a tad off the ring gear for a closer shave. :D

    I narrowed a 14-bolt (still got 14 bolts on 'er ... just the bottom ones been moved).

    Tossed in some Moser axles, 5.13 gears, a Detroit, and threw some disk brakes on the ends of 'er. :bounce:
     
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    I done inserted the mounts for the lower rear links into the frame so wouldn't be hittin' no rocks. :grinpimp:
     
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    Used some thick-ass tubin' and whipped me up some lower links. :cool:
     
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    After puttin' in two 25 hour-days .....

    Done built a little hoopy thang over the pumpkin to hook up the wishbone 3-link deal to. Also got me some flat spots to mount some slinky springs. :cool:
     
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    With the rearend tossed together ... did the same sorta deal on the front.

    Front axle's a narrowed D60 with the same goodies as the back 'cept I stuffed an ARB in it. :D
     
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    Done had me an enjuneerin' brainstorm and made the front lower links identical to the rear ... only need one spare. :grinpimp:
     
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    Done found my motor mounts were fawked up so made me some new ones real quick and welded 'em in.
     
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