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Unread 07-06-2013, 11:54 AM   #361
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Have a buddy that's had about 5 cars including a 2000 mustang GT, he got a 95 f150 about a year ago(was supposed to be temporary) and still has it. We raise hell in that thing it's slightly beat up 5 speed I6 250k on the clock still running strong.
Yea man they just don't stop. I really don't like fords but I got it for free and that one changed my opinion slightly.

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Unread 07-06-2013, 11:56 AM   #362
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Still need to finish 100% welding all my mounts but here's the lowers. They are about 32" long and I'm so tempted to just do it the easy way and go with a radius arm on the passenger side and call it done.

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Unread 07-06-2013, 01:02 PM   #363
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Yea man they just don't stop. I really don't like fords but I got it for free and that one changed my opinion slightly.

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I hate fords but I would drive a 95 any day, the swap is coming along. Nice to see your actually doing it.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 01:06 PM   #364
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I hate fords but I would drive a 95 any day, the swap is coming along. Nice to see your actually doing it.
Yea I really need to keep up with my pics. I've been sitting here for an hour just staring at my jeep though trying to decide true 3 link which looks almost impossible to find room for the frame mount or radius arm which will suck until I can get Johnny joints

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Unread 07-06-2013, 01:19 PM   #365
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Yea I really need to keep up with my pics. I've been sitting here for an hour just staring at my jeep though trying to decide true 3 link which looks almost impossible to find room for the frame mount or radius arm which will suck until I can get Johnny joints

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It all depends bud, personally if you can do it right the first time do it but on the other hand if you need to be driving then go radius arm you can always come back when you have the time to go true 3 link. You said your self it's mostly trails and mud that you wheel so you will be good as gold.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 01:48 PM   #366
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It all depends bud, personally if you can do it right the first time do it but on the other hand if you need to be driving then go radius arm you can always come back when you have the time to go true 3 link. You said your self it's mostly trails and mud that you wheel so you will be good as gold.
Yea that's what's I'm thinking. I started making the radius arm so we will see what I come up with. I needed to make a poly bushing adjustable so here's what I came up with

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Unread 07-06-2013, 01:49 PM   #367
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Unread 07-06-2013, 01:49 PM   #368
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Welded a nursert into the tubing then got 12 feet of threaded pipe and welded the bushing on to that

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Unread 07-06-2013, 01:57 PM   #369
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Welded a nursert into the tubing then got 12 feet of threaded pipe and welded the bushing on to that

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Unread 07-06-2013, 02:25 PM   #370
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Yeah but how far? I'd be concerned about those welds, especially at the frame rail. Too much gap and little penetration on dirty steel it looks like.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 03:16 PM   #371
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Yeah but how far? I'd be concerned about those welds, especially at the frame rail. Too much gap and little penetration on dirty steel it looks like.
The only concern I have as far as strength is the mounts on the frame rail pushing up. I need some kind of gusset in there I know that but I wana get everything mocked up before I go gung ho welding everything. I know what you mean but those welds were before the steel was "dirty" then it rained alot the past couple days. The penetration is actually fairly deep I think. I wish I could use a stick welder but I'm using what I got and trying to work with it. The gap will definitely not be as strong as a good joint but it will still hold I think

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Unread 07-06-2013, 03:20 PM   #372
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Dirt bound offroad hack n tap came a few minutes ago. Time to go to the junkyard and get a front driveshaft

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Unread 07-06-2013, 04:11 PM   #373
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Thinking something along these lines for the radius arm. I need to cut the original lca mount off still. Using my saw zall to cut the angle I need on that upper arm is gonna be tricky

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Unread 07-06-2013, 08:46 PM   #374
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So with the front stretched 2 Inches I'm at 102 wb And I finished the passenger radius arm and the driver side lca. Time for a trac bar Nd alignment.

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Unread 07-07-2013, 09:24 AM   #375
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Putting on autozone 2" Lift shackles today so I can get the rear to sit level with the front

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