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Chunk of a broken harbor freight cut off wheel?

nope, I used the plasma cutter and when I went to pull off the right side of the bed it came loose suddenly and I smashed it into my head..... literally something like this :yes: :idea: :banghead: :oops: :goodfinger:

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June 9th, 2015, 12:32 pm
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So is that how big your bed area's gonna be?

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June 9th, 2015, 12:41 pm
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So is that how big your bed area's gonna be?

lol, nope, I will be as wide as the CAB and the top surface will be a little bit higher. The lower space that will be the width of the frame rails and about 8-10" high will be closed storage for parts and tools.

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June 9th, 2015, 12:45 pm
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The lower space that will be the width of the frame rails and about 8-10" high will be closed storage for parts and tools.


I seriously looked into doing this in the past, but never did. It would be nice to have access to things without digging for them.

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June 9th, 2015, 4:03 pm
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Progress
Started off with some cooling troubles fixed. The freeze plug behind the motor mount had to be replaced last weekend.
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Also been leaking at the seams of the old radiator so I picked up this aluminum one from amazon after two fails from rockauto. I ordered a brass and copper three core and twice they sent me a single core aluminum and plastic.... then the doofuss on the phone told me they don't make them out of copper anymore. seems someone should tell the manufacturer about it since they list them on their site directly

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But this little beauty caught my eye on sale for under 200 so I went with it.
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Removed the rest of the bed, took out 10 more rivets on the shock and bump stop mounts, cut off the shock mounts from the axle,

Something about that bare axle tube gets me all giddy
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Shock mounts had bent up so bad that the shocks were smashed into the axle tube and one of them wouldn't even compress fully. Guess I'm in the market for some new ones.
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look at that nice new clearance.
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Fresh start
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Next to replace my shackle bushings while the truck is this light and bevel the shackle edges so they won't wear like this again. maybe put on an inch longer shackle while I'm in there.

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June 14th, 2015, 8:03 pm
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drkhrs925 wrote:

look at that nice new clearance.


What did it look like before?

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June 14th, 2015, 9:53 pm
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Yay amazon!

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June 14th, 2015, 11:34 pm
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Big Ed wrote:
drkhrs925 wrote:

look at that nice new clearance.


What did it look like before?

looked like about 2" of smashed up shock hanging down on moth sides

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June 15th, 2015, 7:53 am
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Looking good Dave, looking forward to see the flat bed!

Is your new radiator under lifetime warranty?

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June 15th, 2015, 8:11 am
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Looking good Dave, looking forward to see the flat bed!

Is your new radiator under lifetime warranty?

nope,, but the zone doesn't carry the 3 row radiator.

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June 15th, 2015, 12:36 pm
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Is that a tbird fan? and why does it look so small? Plans for 2 on there?

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Is that a tbird fan? and why does it look so small? Plans for 2 on there?

Taurus fan and it has kept the temp at the thermostat on its low speed so far... I set this one up before we knew about the t-bird unit. I have a t-bird one but since this one works I have left it alone. I may swap at a later date but have bigger fish to fry as it is right now

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June 15th, 2015, 7:46 pm
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ordered tail lights... going with 6" x 2" ovals like the big rigs / trailers. They are sealed LED and rubber grommet mounted. The best part is that they are universal fit and plug so I can pick up replacements anywhere. I ordered 4 red for the tail lights and two white for backup. Also ordered some round 2" for the sides. should be pretty nice to not have the lights be the first thing that hits the rock when sliding back into it.

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June 15th, 2015, 7:59 pm
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Yup I love the trailer LED lights form local parts store. Easy installs after cutting the body and can find a replacement anywhere. I did the 4" rounds on the jeep tub, looks a lot better than the old box style that were also trailer lights!

Also for Shocks I give Fox 2.0 a good look. Great shock all around and I really enjoy then on the Jeep now. I'm moving over to ICONs on the 4runner since its a coilover.

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June 23rd, 2015, 10:37 pm
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Progress, worked on the rear frame and its not going to be what I pictured. I wanted enough space between the upper and lower bar to make the tail lights and licence plate like \\\ [_] ///. After measuring the height the bed would end up it would have been taller than the original and put the tool box a few inches over the glass (something I didn't like about the bed setup). Idea now is to make a protective frame for the licence plate that sticks out a little or put it behind the bars and block the everything above and below the mounting screws of the plate (cops might not like the visibility). tail lights will now problaby be - - - [_] - - - still working on that

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