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We completed the front Swap in 3 long days at a buddies place. Considering the issues we ran into with parts not being shipped, tires being back orderd, running out of welding wire/gas... forgetting the torch guages :doh: and ontop of all of it. It was the first SAS any of us had done, the truck turned out great. I'll let Taylor fill in the details.

I must say though, using the torch and welding in 100 deg ambient heat... sucked. I think it was ~140 under the truck with the hood on.

Full gallery of pictures

I wanted to post pictures... but the site is not allowing them to be viewed directly.
Here are a couple direct links...

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First Cut

http://www.nowwgasa.net/albumimage.asp?src=Taylorsswap%2Ftaylorsswap%5F38%2EJPG
Taylor showing his enthusiasm with the grinding

Me welding

Mikey... ?? wtf ?? see what happens when you come back from work?

Mike... not sure what he was doing.

Taylor kissing his bling axle

Everything hung.

Finnished. PreRunner Style!
 

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AK98Taco said:
Any plans to lift the rear? :rofl:

Seriously, it looks good!

No foo! We be lowerin it!

LOL he already tore apart a rear pack I had laying around for spare leafs, to get it level for Big Bear (August). Once he gets all the new rear parts in we are doing a buggy leaf setup, with 63's.
 

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Dick Foster said:
You should have seen Yunny's. I think he had about 20 degrees nose high going.
Sweet! We should have measured it. Once he loaded his bed down with tools and old parts he had a 1" between the tire and fender in the rear. 37's mmmmm.
 

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LOL, yes that was funny. I was driving home in the dark cuz my stupid headlights were signaling the space shuttle instead of lighting up the road.

In the rear I canabalized an earlier toy pack and created a hybrid mix with the stock Taco pack that gave me around 3-4" so it came out pretty good. Only thing Im waiting on now is the 46" Alcans which should be here for Big Bear....I hope.

Big thanks goes out to Critter, Mikey, and Mike for helping with this project. The heat was pretty bad and at one point we all thought Critter might melt but he beat the heat.
 

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Timbuddha said:
Right the heck on, Taylor!!!

I think we need a shake down cruise. :)

Tim
Last big thing now is the crawler and then hopefully I can just maintain the darn thing and not have to think about building it up :)
 

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Hey it's not the same overall color. it has black, white and grey on it! Get it right Kirk!

Yeah... Grinding is so much fun!
 

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ShowStop said:
That an LC axle?
LC HP elocker diff if that is what you are asking? Same chunk I am running.
 

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drabnor said:
damn i wont be able to follow you now :clap: :blingb:
You will still try RJ... Just use some more speed. Wheeeee!
 

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RaideRNatioN said:
hopefully I can just maintain the darn thing :)
We have quite a bit of work before that idea should cross your mind.

I can think of a couple off hand....

Exo
Flat bed
move the rear axle forward
63's and buggie leafs
crawler
xmember
driveshafts
 

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Wgasa84 said:
Hey it's not the same overall color. it has black, white and grey on it! Get it right Kirk!

Yeah... Grinding is so much fun!
Looks the same except the blue skid thingy to me. :neener: :wiggle: :thumbs:


this one is to show black 3rd member w/o blue thingy...... :D
 
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