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#1540843 Kiwi Melon......................

Posted by skyblue on 18 January 2018 - 05:54 PM

coming along very nicely

#1540516 Doty (Deal of the year)

Posted by skyblue on 16 January 2018 - 06:34 PM

I’ve rode in that 4 door. Fast fast.


#1540312 pic of your dime

Posted by skyblue on 15 January 2018 - 11:42 AM


#1540311 Doty (Deal of the year)

Posted by skyblue on 15 January 2018 - 11:40 AM

I didn't realize how long it has been since I updated this thread. But, not much has happened. Doty needs some love though. Engine is tired. Tranny is making noises and exhaust keeps cracking.  This thread is a mess of broken pics, thanks photosuckit! 


Went for a little drive with bustanut and hellaerika yesterday and erika took this shot. 




That's all I have for now guys.

#1539947 MattyHacks' Bamboo Tan 510

Posted by skyblue on 12 January 2018 - 05:57 PM

i think futofab was repoping them.

#1539946 Valentine

Posted by skyblue on 12 January 2018 - 05:56 PM

Yeah, but it's a truck!

my thoughts exactly. lol


Does this truck have 4X4 leafs on it?

I went back a few pages, but the photos are gone so I gave up looking and decided to ask.

It does. new shocks all around too.

#1539765 Valentine

Posted by skyblue on 11 January 2018 - 06:35 PM

Quit carrying heavy loads!  LOL


I love that blue truck  esp the wheel set up,lowered


#1539000 Canby 2018 presented by DNW

Posted by skyblue on 07 January 2018 - 08:05 PM

Can't wait.


Do we have to wait until 4pm to enter the grounds on Friday?

#1538998 My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project

Posted by skyblue on 07 January 2018 - 07:59 PM

great great work!

#1536679 Valentine

Posted by skyblue on 26 December 2017 - 07:36 PM

So you are saying that when you tried to mount the air shock on the upper mount(eye type mount) the hood/sleeve of the shock hit the cross member the mounts are connected to?

Can you buy a lighter duty air shock that is not as large.

That is correct.

At the time they where just some shocks busta nut had. a lighter duty shock is a good idea, ill have to look into it.



took her out shopping and stopped at in n out for lunch.


#1536590 Valentine

Posted by skyblue on 26 December 2017 - 02:55 PM

One common complaint with pickup truck owners is vibration while loaded up. The pinion angle is set with no load in mind, because that's the most likely scenario. When the suspension compresses, the pinion angle shouldn't change much, but it does change.
If you really want to fix the problem, you can get creative with a two piece shaft and a CV on the middle joint (like Toyota). Any driveline shop should be able to make you a custom setup, but you will have to verify or possibly reset the pinion angle to get the proper geometry.
I built a 63 Nova a couple years ago that rode on air bags. Since the customer wanted to be able to drive it at varying ride heights, we used a custom CV slip yoke on his driveshaft. No vibrations at all. I also use CVs on all of my offroad builds. It's just one of those details that gets overlooked by a lot of people.

thats's a good idea. 

To fix this issue he could put small overload type airbags in the rear and when he loads it up put a little air in them till it has the proper stance.

I tried to install some air shocks a while ago, but they were too fat and would not clear the shock cross member. Maybe I'll do like jrock and relocate that cross member ti clear air shocks.

#1536530 Kiwi Melon......................

Posted by skyblue on 26 December 2017 - 10:00 AM

Who carries them? I live in the mountains, I'm going to check Napa this week.

I believe he got them at napa. These are 2" blocks.

#1536080 Valentine

Posted by skyblue on 23 December 2017 - 09:40 AM

So i drove the truck to busta nuts shop last week with no load. To my surprise it didn't make the noise. I even took it up to 65mph lol. nothing out of the ordinary so I didn't bother to put it on the rack. Maybe the bike was just too much weight for a lowered truck. either way I should take a close look underneath at some point because I plan to take it to Canby next year. For now she seems to be doing well.

#1528753 Sh!ts and Giggles 510

Posted by skyblue on 12 November 2017 - 11:14 AM


#1525644 Datsun Thanksgiving..........Nov. 18th..........12-whenever..............

Posted by skyblue on 26 October 2017 - 12:56 PM

Damn......what's in Bloomfield??
I won't be around Saturday though...........

Isn't the 18th a Saturday tho?