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Old 07-09-2016, 10:28 AM   #31
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Looking good. I've wondered how using the tubing will work with the bottom of front fender and bottom of rear quarter. Like you say, the heavier gauge steel tubing and mount will last a lot longer than sheet metal and a lot stronger if it gets hit or drug over a rock.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:54 AM   #32
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I'm planning to add rock sliders that mount to the frame. Hopefully this is strong enough to hold the body square and straight.

Big progress today! I pulled the body off the frame! It went pretty smooth. The only thing I forgot was the exhaust hangers someone had welded to the tub. After I cut those off it came right up.
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Old 07-20-2016, 05:37 PM   #33
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I'm now test fitting the body on the frame. No this isn't the first time. I spent about 3 hours cutting and fitting to get it like this. The front springs are very flat. The rear has some 3" lift blocks under the leaf pack. I think if I get some better springs in the front and take out the lift block, it should be pretty close. Plus some bigger tires. These are 31" tall.
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The front fenders still need a tiny bit of trimming:d
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Old 07-23-2016, 06:25 PM   #34
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I had to clearance the frame in a couple spots to get the body to sit down where I wanted. Now I have the body back off to weld up and strengthen the areas I cut.

I borrowed some 37" tires to check some clearances. Obviously it needs some taller springs in the front... And some trimming.:d
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Old 08-19-2016, 01:17 PM   #35
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Well, my frame strengthening plates are finally done.
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Now I'm mocking up the rear shackle mount.
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Old 09-03-2016, 05:21 PM   #36
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All the body mounts are done, except for paint. I also built the gussets for the rear spring shackle mounts. Turned out really nice!
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:25 PM   #37
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I found an overdrive transmission on craigslist. I'll probably rebuild it but for now I need it for mock-up. It also came with another 360 v8, wiring harness and computer! :d
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Big progress today! I moved the front cross brace back 8" to locate the engine next to the firewall.
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Old 10-09-2016, 09:32 AM   #38
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Making good progress
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Old 05-29-2017, 04:26 PM   #39
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After what seems like forever, I'm getting back on this project! I set the body back on the frame and after killing some wasps, I started clearancing the rear inner fenders. It feels weird cutting metal that isn't all rusted.
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:45 PM   #40
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Making progress on the fenders. Got the passenger side tacked into place. It still has a couple of gaps. Today I started work on the driver side.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:41 PM   #41
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i finally got the fenders fully welded! now working on some rust repair! also had to modify the access panel since the fender is over the corner of it now don't know why the pic's rotated like that.
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:57 PM   #42
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we always say custom builds like this are all about time and money. well this post is about money! i found a Dodge kingpin 60 front axle! it's about the same year as my frame so fingers crossed it will bolt right in!! it's a very beefy axle i'm already looking at lockers and high steer arms.
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Old 10-14-2017, 07:07 PM   #43
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Should be a bolt in. '72 - '93 Dodges are pretty much the same under the skin.
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:35 PM   #44
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Trust me in this, consider double shear.
Look into getting arms with the hole lines up with the stock hole on the knuckle.

Make sure you do springless.... With an adjustable spacer for the kingpin.

Run stock 30 spline outers to start.
Later, when $ permits look for 35 spline outer stubs & hubs.
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:02 AM   #45
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thanks for the input Mike!

i finished the cross brace a little while ago, i just never posted pictures. it's designed similar to the stock scout cross brace in that one side is over the frame bracket and the other side is under. the hope is to not need a jack to remove or install the brace. hopefully i don't have to modify it to clear the front driveshaft.
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