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Old 05-20-2013, 06:39 AM
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actually we might be we are waiting on our wheels to come back from american racing there was some spatter on them they had to clean off.... we need them and the to set the truck down and see if we need it lower.... what do you got?

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Old 05-23-2013, 09:10 PM
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well, i have a set of 2inch drop spindles from speedway motors. I think its going to sit lower that id like, plus i looks like 16" rims will be the smallest i can run with the drop(id like to use a set of 15's on it.) im thinking of going to the stock m2 spindles.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:30 AM
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ill let you know as soon as we know should be in a week or 2 ... would you be wanting to trade or just sell them... got any pics of your project?
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:09 PM
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Im not sure, Im still torn about it really.
It's in pieces again to paint the frame, i dont have any pics at the moment, but i sure have enjoyed your photos. looking forward to see the progress.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:16 AM
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well here are some more pics of the progress although the progress has been slow due to other things taking priority that and we decided not to rush to get it on the road this year..... we cut out about 4" of the rear fenders because they were hanging to low for our liking and shot some epoxy on them, we got our exhaust fitted with the electric cut-outs, and dropped the new motor and trans in and began running the accessories and we got the firewall painted....
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:25 AM
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And ... we grew some balls and decided to make the hood on piece... once we got the piano hinge out we set the two halfs into place where we wanted and where our gaps looked good we then clamped the hood in place and placed some magnets across the two to keep them the same height... we then cut some filler stripes and begun tacking them in work from the center out then we bent up some strips for the under neath and tacked in for strength... now we need to slowly finish the welds and make up some bracing for the underside...
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well we decided around the 4th of july to get the truck together enough to drive it to the adirondack nationals car show which we have been going to for years also to give the truck a shake down and make sure we were happy with everything thus far... we decided to hinge the hood to the side using the piano hinge that we had and bent up a couple of support bars to go from the firewall to the radiator support also this is where the hinge connects we got our wheels and tires and rear disk brake kit and drive shaft all put in and rolled the truck outside
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:07 PM
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we also got the gauges and cluster off ebay and got them in and hooked up (using a wire harness from quick wire) ... we were a little disappointed in the height and tire once we got the truck outside to take a good look, so we sent the tire back and got 235 45 17s up front and 315 35 17s out back they now all match and are nitto nt05s also being as we were gonna take the truck back apart this winter i broke out the rattle cans and sprayed some primer ... we order the drop spindles from speedway for our m2 front end and we also had one hole (1") to drop the coilovers in the back
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:15 PM
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we then got the steering colum back in and hooked up the shifting linkage being the most frustrating... i suprised the old man the one day after work i cut up a stencil and sprayed some grey primer on the back of the truck .. he loved it,
we got the seat mounted the radiator in and plumbed along with the brake lines gas lines ect. and fired her up in late august and of course after a few heat cycles to break in the motor we drove around the neighborhood like *******s with no doors or fenders pissing off the neighbors with the cutouts open
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we just through in a cheap fuel cell and plywood in the bed for this year to drive around we got the fenders and doors put back on tightied up some of the wiring and of course lettered the doors ... we drove it to lake george for the carshow and around town and up to our grandparents ( remember grandpa gave us the truck last thanksgiving) all together we probably put 500 miles on it
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and now we have begun to take her back apart for the winter... slowly haha we are all pretty burnt out from throwing it together quickly but there is plenty of work to be done. a couple of things we have found that we need to change, the most obvious was the gear which we knew we where going to have to do anyway but with the 315s out back and softer compound of the tires the 2.73s had all they could do to barley spin the tires... while it was only turning 1400rpm at 70mph those gear are just no fun so we are either going with 3.33 or 3.55 and we'll just let her scream down the highway... and we deffinatlly need a sway bar up front as shes rolling pretty good without one, called welder series and they are sending their kit to use that you cut down to the size you need
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and last but not least that is new on the list for this winter... after driving behind the truck we all agreed it looks funny going down the road from behind the cab it way to high in the air compared to the bed everything is out of proportion so .... 3.5" channel on the cab (also need to section the nose 3.5") and we are also going to chop the roof 3"... here is a quick rendering i did in photoshop on a 41 i found on google...(the color of our truck is still up in the air, but im really digging this green)
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:46 AM
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wow, nice shop you have there. bright! probably a lot easier to see what you are doing than in my dingy rathole. great job so far, good to see some forethought going in. keep up the good work.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:17 AM
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Awesome work, I dig the looks of that truck!

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thanks guys i wish i had gotten more pics but that wasnt really something that i was thinking about as we were trying to make the show here is were we are at now ... tearing her back up and laying out where to cut although i think we are gonna channel first
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