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Old 02-11-2014, 10:08 AM   #1
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Haven't thrown this out yet so I guess it's time. Build has been a 6 year process so far...started merely stock and just started going off the edge with it. I'll start with goals:

By the end of 2014:
-35's coming soon
-D44 rear axle or 8.8 or something a little stronger than my D35
-Sliders / boat sides
-finish the roof rack
-tube hood hoop
-tie sliders in with hood hoop and tube fenders
-triangulated four link on new axle
-convert a Sanden a/c compressor to on board air (already have 5gal tank)

Now for what's been done so far.
Here's how I got here

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Old 02-11-2014, 10:23 AM   #2
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The changes

Added a front bumper, 1" body lift, 33's, and took off side steps

Then I popped off the fender flares getting ready to cut the fenders....

Then I cut the fenders...

After realizing I was sick of replacing springs, and the rear perch was the issue in back I chopped the upper mount and moved it so the spring was straight. (Old position on left, new position on right; notice where the bump stop is pointing)


The ride quality was dramatically improved too....then I sold the bumper and bought LED light bar for better visibility and mounted the turn signals

LED rear lights....work great and are super bright.

Upgraded the tie rod and drag link!!! Kept bending the old one so figured this would keep the alignment...


The next place I kept smacking around was the diff cover, when I realized a dent was tickling the pinion gear it was time for a custom cover...

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Old 02-11-2014, 10:31 AM   #3
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as it sits today

So recently I've been trying to buy a house....therefore she hasn't got much updates...but here's how it sits now...new half doors and soft uppers
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