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New Pro touring guy

Postby 87wildside » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:56 pm

Hey guy's. Cool site.
Name's Eric.
My truck is still a 6, bah.
One day LSx...
Here is a condensed overview w/pics.

Crap
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Clean
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Parts
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UB Machine arms
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Backhalf
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Cut
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Watt's link adjuster
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Paint (first coat)
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Ride height?
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On day it should have a 6.0 LQ9 or LQ4. Fab is cheap so while I save...
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Re: New Pro touring guy

Postby jasond » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:57 pm

Welcome to the site. Good to see you here. :wink:
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Re: New Pro touring guy

Postby lowblazin94 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:23 am

Welcome! First post with pics....you will get along just fine here :thumbup:
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Re: New Pro touring guy

Postby 87wildside » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:04 am

Thanks guys.
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Re: New Pro touring guy

Postby superspirit » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:37 am

welcome, nice start.
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Re: New Pro touring guy

Postby 99s10327 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:20 am

Welcome , whats your plans to fight the rust ? I like what you have done so far . Where did the back half come from ?
More pictures always welcome LOL
I think I have the same mirrors as you .

Sorry but what is that on the side of the cab behind the drivers door , in the first picture
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Re: New Pro touring guy

Postby 82Gypsy » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:36 am

Welcome..Looks like you know what direction your headed..Keep us posted on your build.. :thumbup:
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Re: New Pro touring guy

Postby 87wildside » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:25 am

Thanks again. :mrgreen:
99s10327 wrote:Welcome , whats your plans to fight the rust ? I like what you have done so far . Where did the back half come from ?
More pictures always welcome LOL
I think I have the same mirrors as you .

Sorry but what is that on the side of the cab behind the drivers door , in the first picture
Well, it needs rockers, cab corners and a bed. That should get rid of most of the rust. Also have a media blaster so that will get the rest.
I did the suspension geometry using Triaged's 3 link calculator and some words of wisdom from Billie shope then designed the backhalf using google sketchup.

Have no idea what was on the cab in that pic, haha. That was a pic the seller sent me.

Here are a couple of the sketchup pics.

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Re: New Pro touring guy

Postby 99s10327 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:40 pm

Thanks man , Thats cool as can be ...

As for the thing on the side of the cab , Looks like a Soda bottle opener :mrgreen:
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Re: New Pro touring guy

Postby bgblock427 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:54 pm

the location of the drag link is going to want to move on a arc. a wish bone or diaginal bar would work better the way your bars are situated. Just a observation, i have see it done the way you designed it but don't recomend it. Depending on the length of travel the rear will move from side to side.
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Re: New Pro touring guy

Postby 87wildside » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:47 pm

No drag ling or panhard, it's a Watt's link. Noticed the pics don't show it clearly. Thanks for watching out.

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Re: New Pro touring guy

Postby v8blaze » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:30 pm

i followed this a build on this truck somwhere when you first started it, glad to see its coming out so well. Rear setup looks great, and i dig the "backwards" mounted watts a lot
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Re: New Pro touring guy

Postby Nivek » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:51 pm

Looks well planned and well executed. :thumbup:
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Re: New Pro touring guy

Postby 99s10327 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:47 pm

On the rear end , is it normal to have the points on the top of it ? Like the 7.62 they are on the bottom ?
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Re: New Pro touring guy

Postby 87wildside » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:53 pm

v8blaze wrote:i followed this a build on this truck somwhere when you first started it, glad to see its coming out so well. Rear setup looks great, and i dig the "backwards" mounted watts a lot
Thank you. I've tried a lot of forums but there was either no tech or they were too smart...lol
Nivek wrote:Looks well planned and well executed. :thumbup:
Thank you very much. Comments like that keep me going
99s10327 wrote:On the rear end , is it normal to have the points on the top of it ? Like the 7.62 they are on the bottom ?
They all have that on top just most people are used to looking at the bottom. Even the 8.5 has those spurs.

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Re: New Pro touring guy

Postby 99s10327 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:11 pm

Thanks I figured it out after commenting LOL sorry
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Re: New Pro touring guy

Postby Hitech redneck » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:19 am

I would like to see how this turns out :thumbup:
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Re: New Pro touring guy

Postby baktrak » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:03 am

Hitech redneck wrote:I would like to see how this turns out :thumbup:


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Re: New Pro touring guy

Postby WRKTRKFROMHELL » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:25 am

Welcome to the site ,your truck looks great . :thumbup:
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