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[B]To be installed[/B]: RE gen2 discos, military battery terminals
[B]To be rebuilt:[/B] HP30
[B]To be received:[/B]
[B]To be paid for:[/B]
[B]Next on the list:[/B] complete redo of brakes and
[B]Needed:[/B] fittings, coil of brake tubing, Russel speed bleeders
The guys at TnT seem to like to cut it tight with being able to squeeze bolts into place. I had to hammer this peice of plate away a little bit so I could get the lower control arms bolted in. I would have been PISSED to find this out with the crossmember bolted up in place under the truck.
Did some final grinding prep work on the truss to get it fitting how I want, and mocked the coil buckets into place...movin right along!
Got them all together though! Lookin sexxay. I'm actually going to build up the entire suspension in mock form like this outside of the truck, all tacked and bolted together. Easy as pie haha!
Oh snap! I spent the early part of the afternoon taking the surface rust off all the things I'm working with, then I tacked all the brackets in place and set up the suspension. I'm going to burn the upper link mount into the truss, but the truss is coming back off so I can weld it in two pieces and weld the tubes to the 3rd as planned. Sitting with about 8.5" vertical seperation, and the LCA bolt holes just a little below axle centerline.
Next time I work on it everything gets finish welded! And I must say, having the TnT crossmember has been so nice, allowing me to build the suspension outside of the truck instead of under it!
Yeah the 175 definately has the power for everything I've wanted to do. In my next couple of updates you'll see me really pushing it's abilities, and I'll do weld pics to show the results. The inner truss and lower control arm mounts are both 3/8" so I'm going to have it cranked. Also when I'm welding the tubes to the cast I'll have the heat cranked up as well.
I never have an issue with the duty cycle either, I need to cool down personally more often than the machine does hahaha!