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 Post subject: Re: Fishing truck
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:05 pm 
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I did a little more to the rear frame. Built a panhard bar, put in the axles, and test mounted some tires.
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Lines up straight, not bad for a back yard mechanic.
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 Post subject: Re: Fishing truck
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:09 pm 
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Put the rotors and tires on so I could roll it around.
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I made a spacer bar for the front shocks so I would mess up the shiny new shocks.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:22 pm 
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Ok got her inside. I dont have a jig and the frame is straight so I will weld the new frame in before removing the old one. The idea is that I can keep everything level using the old frame as a template.
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I used a hole saw and slid the new frame inside the old frame wells. Everything is looking good at this point.
This is Chris helping me he must be as nuts as me building rusty old junk every weekend. :lol:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:23 pm 
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A little more progress. Got the frame welded in. I made some struts over to the last bed mount and kept the little piece of frame so I will have a place to mount the bumper. I have to put my trailer hitch somewhere.
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Man is this thing going to be low. The back shocks are adjustable so I will be able to level it out when I get the right wheels on it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:41 pm 
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Nice work.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:33 pm 
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Got the body off.
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I love my lift. I used to have to get 4 strong friends over to help.
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Cut the torsion bar crossmember and the old motor mounts out.
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I ordered the motor plates they should be in next week.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:49 pm 
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Fabricated a transmission mount and in started on the mid plate.
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I am using a old driveshaft to line everything up.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:55 pm 
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The front plate came in so we got the motor lined up straight. Fits like a glove. I moved the engine back as far as I could while still being able to keep the wipers.
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Mid plate is bolted in. I still need to trim it so the headers will fit.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:31 pm 
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Looking good.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:59 pm 
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This is going to be one heck of a fishing truck! Nice work

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:28 pm 
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Thanks guys,
It make look like crap right now but she will be a nice little pick up when we are done.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:55 pm 
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More progress pics
I clearanced the mid plate for the headers
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Had to bend the pass side a bit but they fit good. I knew I kept those headers for some reason. ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:03 pm 
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Time to set the cab back on the frame.
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Looks like it needs a little massaging to fit. I set the engine back a little.
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Cut the firewall as needed.
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Being lazy I just scooted the firewall back a bit.
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I am making some plates to give enough clearance to take the trans bolts out. But it should come out ok.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:40 pm 
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Been a little busy but I have made a little progress. Fed ex brought me a bunch of pipes. I bet the driver was cussing me.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:45 pm 
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Chris came over today and we worked our butts off. Got the cage started, now we have to pull the cab back off to sand blast and paint.
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This is the s&w kit fits ok if you take your time.

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Had to lose the vents. I really wanted to keep them but safety first.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:06 pm 
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Very cool.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:12 pm 
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Nice!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:36 pm 
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Finally getting back to work on the truck after leg surgery. See I will finish it. :D
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Called a guy over to blast the frame and cab.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:38 pm 
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back inside and we are cleaning it up to get ready for paint
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:24 pm 
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Dang, you are catching up to me...

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