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Unread 05-01-2014, 07:03 PM   #37006
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All I'm saying is the one I saw at Larry's place was freakin sick. Couldn't even tell it was lining until you got right up to it

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Unread 05-01-2014, 08:44 PM   #37007
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I tell the same thing to just about everyone... Figure out literally how much you're willing to spend on it long term. Like in the end do you want a $5K truck, $10K, $20K, etc... once you figure that out you'll know roughly what level of build and parts you should be looking at. Should you be watching classifieds or retail for sales? Are you watching for deals on FOA shocks or King pure race series, Are you building a cage out of mild steel or DOM, etc... Once you determine roughly how much long term you're willing to dump into the project (even if you don't have the money now) you can create a parts list which basically becomes your road map. I did this with my trucks, Jason did this with the race truck, etc... Once you have that it's all about patience. Save up and just continuously watch the classifieds. SMOKING DEALS are out there!!! The offroad swap is a gold mine for deals!!! The thing is you have to be committed cause you may be buying parts that don't get installed for a year or two. I had the rear axle for my toyota for almost 2 years before it finally got installed. I had the front coilovers for easily 18 months before I put them on. But they were too cheap to pass up! Seriously, get me a rough budget that you think you're willing to dump into it long term and I could probably give you a pretty realistic parts/build list that would allow you start doing research and price shopping and comparing various brands of parts.
Hey Puck, listen to Khris on this! I have parts heading towards his house right now for a truck I don't even own. Why? Because these parts don't come up for sale very often (last run was over a year ago) and they typically require a lot of work to make fit if they are bought second hand because they are basically weld to fit your truck. Because these things are hard to come by (although not needed for most builds) I jumped when the builder said he was making a batch.

I may not have the truck yet but I have a build plan and I am watching for parts that I need.

On a side note, if anybody hears about an unmolested 90-97 Ranger 4X4 with the 4.0L for sale please let me know.
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Unread 05-01-2014, 09:10 PM   #37008
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Should I be worried that he was "let go"?
I'll talk to him and get his interest level in doing legit paint jobs this weekend and assuming he's cool with it I can pass you guys his phone number then. Last time I talked to him I know he was more looking at doing detail type work but with his employment situation he may be up for anything...

As far as worrying cause he got let go, absolutely not. In my opinion he should still be there. They cut our customer service dept in half and basically he was in that group. I don't know details but it's just one of those things where if it was my choice there would've been another person let go WAY before he was. Put it this way, he once took work home with him because he knew he was falling behind but they wouldn't let him have overtime right. Isn't that the kind of employee you want working for you? Instead, he got written up because I guess it's against company policy to take work related items off the premises. Okay, then why do they let the HR lady who has access to all of our personal info work from home??? I'm way more concerned about that then this dude that was getting caught up on his spread sheets on his own time and then got punished for it.
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Unread 05-02-2014, 10:20 AM   #37009
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Anyone have a brake bleeding kit? I got all new brakes with braided lines and my pedal is like a sponge. I have bled them a few times with the same out come.
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Unread 05-02-2014, 10:45 AM   #37010
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The place is hit and miss but I've had this exact one for years without any issues and used it quite a bit! Comes in handy more then I thought. Probably cause I'm usually trying to do this stuff solo...

http://www.harborfreight.com/brake-b...kit-69328.html
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Unread 05-02-2014, 10:54 AM   #37011
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Unread 05-02-2014, 12:03 PM   #37012
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Anyone have a brake bleeding kit? I got all new brakes with braided lines and my pedal is like a sponge. I have bled them a few times with the same out come.
I have one...
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Unread 05-02-2014, 01:48 PM   #37013
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This is EPIC! I want one! Dunno what for, but that is so freaking cool! I have always been fascinated by miniature engines like this that actually run. A buddy sent me a video of a 16 cylinder, if I remember right. It was way cool too.
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Unread 05-02-2014, 01:51 PM   #37014
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Here it is. Its not as much cool factor as that v8, but this is still impressive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsaz7URn5g8
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Unread 05-02-2014, 01:52 PM   #37015
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Yeah, no clue what I'd do with one but I'd take one for sure! I like the dude that built the running ferrari!!! IMO, this one is the benchmark for everything I've seen in the "mini world" lol

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Unread 05-02-2014, 01:55 PM   #37016
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I'll have to watch that one later on with sound.
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Unread 05-02-2014, 02:19 PM   #37017
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Does anyone sell these as a kit at a reasonable price? This would be a really cool learning project for the boys.
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Unread 05-02-2014, 02:33 PM   #37018
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Does anyone sell these as a kit at a reasonable price? This would be a really cool learning project for the boys.
I know they make plastic kits for all kinds of motors that you can hand crank. My dad gave me a lawn mower and had me pull it apart and put it back until it ran.
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Unread 05-02-2014, 02:55 PM   #37019
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All the ones I've seen are hand made by very skilled machinist. And yeah, like above... Go buy a old like XR100 dirt bike and rebuild the motor. A VW was actually my first experience and then it was followed by probably too many dirt bike engines, both 4 & 2 strokes.
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Unread 05-02-2014, 03:00 PM   #37020
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Hey guys quick question...I am installing a 3" IRO kit this weekend on my WJ and will need to have her aligned and my new tires mounted and balanced (has TPMS). Any recommendations? I contacted "4 wheel parts" on Decatur and they quoted me around $35-. Seems high, but maybe I'm wrong. Any help would be great. Thanks
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