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Got the rear shackle hangers off, and the axle is in place where I want it (and DAMN is it a tight fit!!). Now all that's left is to scan everything I can and start designing.
Cool. Can you show us some of the scanning process?
 

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Please leave the weinus pics out Dan


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The scanning stuff is pretty cool. No bright lasers everywhere or cool sound effects, but awesome technology still.
 

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Yeah I'll try and get a clip of the scanner.

@lovesdunes I know you work somewhere that this scanner might be pretty useful, let me know if you guys ever need something done.
 

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Please leave the weinus pics out Dan


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That's the joke of the shop, is who's gonna scan they're junk and 3D print it for their lady 🤣🤣🤣
 

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@lovesdunes I know you work somewhere that this scanner might be pretty useful, let me know if you guys ever need something done.
OH Man I sure do. I'll send you a message later.
 

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Dang that is so cool!
 

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Finally got around to cutting the double shear steering arms. They fit pretty good. Can't wait to weld them on and try them out.

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Got more work done on the 08 axle, got the brackets cut out and bent up. I test fitted them on the frame, and some small adjustments need to be made for any future kits, but these will do just fine for me. Most of the holes are drilled (which I hate drilling holes in anything, frames are the worst), the axle is installed, custom high steer arms are welded on, and all the steering is made.

Now I have to make the track bar mount, sway bar mounts, drill a few more holes, weld everything together, do a final test fit and maybe a test drive, then it all comes back apart to go to powdercoat...

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That all looks really awesome!

I would suggest making the drag link and tie rod parallel to eliminate bump steer. One of the greatest things I ever did for the suspension on my truck. I never even thought about the bump steer until I didn't have it anymore. Makes for a much better driving experience on and off road.
 

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Yes a parallel drag link and track bar are key, but bonus points if you get them both the same length too. Unfortunately here we are limited on changing the track bar length so we are kind of stuck with it.

They will both be within 1/2* though.
 

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I am referring to your drag link and tie rod. Once the drag link is parallel you will have no bump steer. If you can get the drag link and track bar within 1/2" from each other that will be great.
 

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Got more work on the truck...

Track bar mount is made, mix of 1/4" and 3/8" Steel, kept it pretty simple looking, but fits perfect.
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Installed for mock up. This is at full bump.
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Clearanced the crossmember a little bit with the grinder. Might go a little more to get some more clearance, but I really want to make bump stops to prevent contact.
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Clearance between track bar mount and diff cover. I have seen other manufactures make contact with the diff cover and/or the cover bolts.
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Full bump with 35" tire installed.
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Full bump, full lock, no rubbing in both directions.
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So I pulled everything back off and welded most of it up. (In 107* heat I might add) So this weekend I'm pretty sure this truck will be on the road for test drives.
 

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Awesome work as usual.

107* is hot.
 

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Maybe add a tab like this

To get double shear.
 

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But its a dry heat out there. So its like 60 here.

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