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    Ya spend hours setting up the blocks and jacks and what not to get it all up off the ground and then this shiat happens... Been there done that. For me it was with the tranny/TC setup.. Fakkkk it was a pisser to get that far and have that kind of setback occur.

    Because of this and nothing else, all mechanically inclined men should by default have 12' ceilings in their garages and a lift. lol!
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    I'm just pissed that $50 of welding gas has run out a month after getting it.
    I shouldn't have to turn the gas off at the bottle if the welder is off.....so now it makes me wonder if there is a problem with the welder itself leaking gas or if it is just the fact that my garage isn't heated and it's expansion/contraction causing the leak.
    Regardless I will be turning the bottle off from now on and when I get the gas refilled tomorrow I'll ask the guys at the welding supply shop their opinion.

    Picking up all my johnnies and tube adapters tomorrow night as well. Hopefully...and I say hopefully I can have the rear end at least mocked up by the time I go back in for shift on Wednesday.

    Finger crossed....fingers crossed.....
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    Turn your gas off buddy
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    Old Chinese dude once said something like " He who leaves bottle valve open,buys new gas often"

    or something like that

    Oxy acetylene can do the same from my experience, did with my older setup anyway.

    I like the piece of mind that Sunday morning when I want to cut or weld I'll have gas, so I always shut them off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt's_97 View Post
    Turn your gas off buddy
    For sure from now on lol. Stupid mistake.

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    Got much more done tonight! Hit it hard today....Curt's speed is making me jealous!



    1/4" wall D.O.M for the lower links and some johnnies posing!




    Lower control arm 10degree mounts burned tacked in place.



    Cutting D.O.M to make some links!



    LINKS SON!




    TMR lower spring buckets built and welded like a boss!




    Buckets and link mounts tacked in place....god I hope my measurements are right....



    Ready to roll under and check the fit!

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    TMR diff cover personalized a little bit!

    Close up of a weld I am proud of! Buckets went together mint! These things are 1.4" beef!






    I'm loving the TMR skulls! I think they are going to be the theme for my build....everywhere I can fit them! Give it that "punisher" touch.

    Going to get on the upper links...1/8" wall D.O.M tomorrow....get the tabs tacked on the top of the truss....gotta head up to TMR to get my "custom" upper 20degree angled spring buckets made up!

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    Nice progress buddy! Keep it coming

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    Unfortunately quite literally no progress today.
    Spent four hours realizing my brackets for the coils were from a bad measurement off the factory axle. Had to get it all under there to figure that out....knocked them off and re measured everything...hopefully got it right.
    Too much frustration today.

    Measuring gets me...no matter how many times I measure I never seem to get it right...I enjoy welding and I enjoy making things but the measuring kills me! Nothing like taking a whole day to realize you measure wrong, re-measure it, knock off your tacks, re-measure 10x to make sure it's right, re-tack, look at it and have it still look off!!!!
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    Well after a lengthy conversation with TMR it seems they have solved my measurement issue. It was, obviously, a measuring error on my part by 1/4" on one of my spring buckets. So basically one is correct and one is 1/4" too close to the diff housing. Unfortunately I go back to work tomorrow and can't work on it until next week!
    So on the agenda for next week is getting that one bucket off (breaking the tacks shouldn't be an issue) and re measuring and getting it on in the right spot. Then I can finally mock up the upper links and tack the upper mounts onto the top of the truss. Once that is, hopefully, done I can cycle the axle and check to see that everything works. Once that is done I can burn everything in!
    Fingers crossed.

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    Get this pile done! It should be on it's wheels by now!
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    Measuring sucks! At least you only have them tacked on and not fully welded in.

    Nice welds... jealous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impact View Post
    Measuring sucks! At least you only have them tacked on and not fully welded in.

    Nice welds... jealous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattK View Post
    Get this pile done! It should be on it's wheels by now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Punisher-One View Post
    What bank do you think I've robbed?
    Pick one... or three.
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    Progressed well today.
    Took off the spring buckets and re-measured everything. Got them sitting exactly where I need them to be now.
    Threw the axle back under the truck and connected up the rear arms. Will need to buy more tube and re-do the arms (adding about 2" per arm in length). Lesson learned...PVC pipe to mock links up is your bestest friend! Take a tip from me!
    Measured the angle for the upper mounts and got them on as well.
    Ordered up my ford shock towers for outboarding my rear shocks. Should be in tomorrow.
    Pics!

    Upper control arm mounts all burned on:





    Spring buckets and lower control arm mounts burned on:





    Me at work:



    So tomorrow I'll cut my uppers to length and tack the tube adapters in. I am hoping to get my frame-side coil buckets done tomorrow as well and get them tacked on as well. I'll also hit the Ford dealer to pick up my shock mounts and see what needs to be finessed there.

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    Uppers cut, tacked, and johnnied up!


    Rear all in and sitting at pretty much full bump if not a little higher.



    As you can see this is as high as the diff can go before the uppers touch the tub...



    A few pics of how the upper arms run...



    Last but not least....picked up the Ford towers for my rear outboard shocks....$20/ea at the dealer!



    I will be trimming the bottoms off and frenching them into the frame so that little piece of the tub will be going away. Now I just need to figure out how to measure (yay...not) what size shocks I will need.

    So I am waiting on my upper TMR coil buckets to get done....missed out on the stock they had left after KOH. Also going to grab some square tube from TMR to make the axle-end of my shock mounts.

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    Good progress!

    Referencing those pictures with the axle shoved up as high into the tub as possible can you please take a side shot of the lower control arm and measuring tape showing how much till they contact the frame?

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    Sure thing. They are just as close I think.

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    Looking good man. Like I said I will try to make it out there next block off and we can start digging into the front end. The ass end better be on tires by the time I get there

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwE@k View Post
    Looking good man. Like I said I will try to make it out there next block off and we can start digging into the front end. The ass end better be on tires by the time I get there
    If all goes well today it should be on it's own weight tonight....on jack stands but on it's own weight.
    Tires are a ways off....my rims are still on someone elses truck!

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