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A Tail of Two Sisters - Build Photos and Videos


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#141 OFFLINE   The_Magicians_Eye

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 07:24 PM

The other wallowed and wandered everywhere and felt like I was going to die at any speed above 40km/h.

This is exactly right. There are SOOOOOO many builds out there that have this problem. They ignore critical issues that need to be addressed that dramatically effect the way the truck handles. They just want it to "FLEX". They have no idea that there is so much more to a properly setup suspension than that. People say, "it's a trail rig so it doesn't matter". It does matter though. They just don't know any better because they've never driven or ridden in something that was build properly.



#142 OFFLINE   The_Magicians_Eye

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 07:32 PM

More progress pics. And before anyone says something lol. The truss isn't finished. The axle side tie rod mount isn't finished either. Still have a ton of work to do. Hoping to wrap up the front end this week so I can get started on the rear suspension by this weekend.

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#143 OFFLINE   The_Magicians_Eye

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 07:34 PM

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#144 OFFLINE   mjotrainbrain

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 09:54 PM

I become more and more in awe with this build every time you post...   :wub:



#145 OFFLINE   The_Magicians_Eye

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:46 AM

Thank you buddy.

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 05:57 AM

Looks great. Can't wait to see it finished.  :aok:



#147 OFFLINE   The_Magicians_Eye

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 09:18 PM

Other than the shock mounts the rear is all linked up and working great. I still have to finish the axle side track bar mount on the front and the passenger side shock mounts. Once I take care of those few things this will be ready to tear down and start and finish welding everything up. Then address the brakes, ABS wiring to the rear axle, exhaust, and power steering lines for the new gear box. Oh and to paint everything.
 
Smithy should be here next week to help me setup the gears in both the front and rear axles. At that point I should be ready to start final assembly.
 
Oh and I got my tires in today too!
 
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:39 AM

Wow this build is crazy!


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#149 OFFLINE   The_Magicians_Eye

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:13 PM

Got my adjustable limit straps in from TMR Customes. Really happy with these and their customer service.

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And here is a sneak peek of what she will look like. Granted I still have a ton of work to do. Deadline to be finish is the 26th of the month.

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#150 OFFLINE   The_Magicians_Eye

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:37 PM

Didn't get nearly as much done this weekend as I had hoped. Either way I'm a little closer. Got the exhaust crossover pipe (Y-pipe) made. It's only tacked up at the moment because I plan on TIG welding this together. The welds will be much smaller and cleaner if I do it that way. One of the issues I have with piecing exhaust together like this is that they usually look rough when mig welded together. There is just far to many joint real close together to have larger welds. It's just personal preference though. Everything beyond this point will be mig welded.

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 08:44 PM

TIG, TIG, TIG... One day I will learn you.

 

I don't feel too bad about the look of exhaust pipes under the truck as I find I smash them so frequently. :whocares: I build my exhaust with removable sections in any of my vulnerable spots for easier replacement. Yea, skid plates, I know, I know... On the to do list.

 

 

If it was stainless pipe on a street rod I'd be all over it. :lmao:






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