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#21 shane_lxi

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:01 PM

Fuck you guys with your kc's!! Making me jealous over here! Nice work, truck looks very very nice!
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 05:03 AM

NICE I almost moved to nampa last year i really like it over their all exept that god damn traffic between boise eagle meridian area sucks ass but other than that it's pretty cool.



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#23 Llittle_Llama

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 05:15 AM

damn thats nice, notch seems a little far back though, am i wrong?
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 05:18 AM

i like the black against orange way cool

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#25 Farmer Joe

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 01:06 PM

Sitting nice & low now! The notch looks good, you gonna run bigger rims later on?


yeah im pretty sure ill get a bigger set of wheels later on. my buddy has a set of gmc sierra 17s that hed sell me for cheap.


damn thats nice, notch seems a little far back though, am i wrong?


the notch is set 3/8in forward of the axle centerline.

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#26 Llittle_Llama

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:52 PM

so you don't want it (the axle) to sit square in the middle of the notch?
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 09:11 PM

Hey that truck looks killer! Love the stance.:D
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:45 PM

so you don't want it (the axle) to sit square in the middle of the notch?


no you dont.

im, in the future, goin to bag this truck. to do that im going to be using a triangulated 3 link. when you use any type of link system for suspension, radius problems arise. when i mount the axle on 2 parallel bars instead of a leaf spring, the axle is goin to travel in a semi-circular motion as the truck goes up and down.

now when the truck is layed out, the axle is goin to move forward anywhere from a 1/4in to 1/2in.

thats why the notch is set forward.

anyways, i went to the junkyard today and found what i think is an l16 exhaust manifold. they only want 20buck for it. so im gonna go pick it up tomorrow.

so hopefully by this weekend i can redo the exhaust so i can lower the truck some more!

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#29 Llittle_Llama

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 01:08 PM

cool beans! post more pics of the c notch if you get a chance, i think imma remove my bed for a week or so and MIGHT go ahead and notch it so i can cut the bed and get it back on.....
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#30 Farmer Joe

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:55 PM

back again... lol

havnt been doin much to the truck lately. i got the hood painted finally. thats about it though.

still really low on funds, but as soon as i get a job, the work will start.

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#31 Llittle_Llama

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 08:29 PM

same here, lol....no job either :(.....
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 08:14 AM

Hey man, the truck looks great...how many leaves are left in the rear? It looks like there is only one...? How is the axle wrap when you romp on it from a stop light? I would like mine down more in the back, just wondering about the results for performance (cause an L16 is such an animal off the block!).
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 11:02 AM

Hey man, the truck looks great...how many leaves are left in the rear? It looks like there is only one...? How is the axle wrap when you romp on it from a stop light? I would like mine down more in the back, just wondering about the results for performance (cause an L16 is such an animal off the block!).


it has 2 leafs basically. ive got the main leaf and the thicker overload. thats all.

when i take off from a light i know that its torqing up, and it just makes the rear on the truck sqwat a bit.

im soon going to be flipping the main leafs, to get the back a little lower.

now im not sure how many leafs a 520/521 has, but i wouldnt monoleaf it if you dont have to. maybe take on leaf out and go with a 2, maybe 3inch lowering block.

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 07:17 PM

well its been a while since ive done anything with the truck. i think the most ive done is put an alternator belt on it.

anyways, i finally got a non emission exhaust manifold from a buddy of mine. so today i stated making the new head-pipe for it.

its not pretty but itll do what it needs to do...

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im gonna clean it up some more when i get to building the pip part of it.

but at least i have the baseplate done.

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 12:32 PM

got some pipe to start makin the rest of the head-pipe.

heres what ive got so far...

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what its gonna look like hopefully...
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i left some material inside the pipe, so i might be able to weld it up on the inside of the pipe, so i have more room to get a socket on the nuts that hold it on the manifold.
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 01:49 PM

Looks Good:)! What size 2 1/2 or 3?

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 05:34 PM

Looks Good:)! What size 2 1/2 or 3?



its 1 3/4in pipe

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 11:10 AM

so its been a while since ive updated. havnt done much to the truck. just alot of regular maintenance.

oh yeah, ive had the truck for a little more than a year now! haha! and in that whole year i didnt have to do one single thing to it. it just ran and drove fine. untill like 3 weeks ago when it wouldnt hardly run.

so i pulled the fuel filters and they were full to the brim of nasty, concrete staining rust liquid.

so after 2 new filters it runs awesome again.

other than that i havnt done really anything else to it.

still tryin to get some money for the exhaust, and the parts for the 5 speed swap.

so that about it...

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#39 Llittle_Llama

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 11:52 AM

MORE PICS, lol.... i love your truck, makes me want to paint mine :D
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Posted 23 November 2008 - 12:29 PM

mkay heres a couple recent pics.

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the top of the rearend was hittin the bed floor when i had all that wood in there.

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