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    spent the morning wire wheeling all the rust and dirt off the new axle, then put some paint on it. sorry the pictures kind of suck, it was sunny out so i didnt have any lights on in the garage. while that dried i went ahead and beat all the bushings out of the new leafs and got the new poly bushings in one. tomorrow ill do the other spring. the axle still needs new brake lines, 3 studs for the axle, drums, and a new cover. ill probably just rob the cover and drums off the stock axle since they're the same.

    before


    after wire wheeling


    all the shit that came off


    after paint


    oem bushing


    poly bushing(i did put the pin in there)


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    got the rest of the poly bushings in the leaf springs, then tore the axle apart. had to beat the drum off with a punch, and destroy the dif cover with snips. the backing plates, wheel cylinders, brakes, drums, and dif cover were all garbage so the plan is to just rob everything except maybe the brake hard lines off the stock axle. i will probably end up changing the bearings and axle seals while everythings apart.





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    Wouldn't it be a good time to switch to disc brakes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fruttolo View Post
    Wouldn't it be a good time to switch to disc brakes?
    kits are not cheap, and a new axle from a newer blazer/s10 with disc brakes runs $200. i have been doing nothing but reading on a way to swap discs for cheap. if i find a way it isnt like its very hard to pull the axles and backing plates off.

    went to home depot this morning and grabbed a couple mdf boards in yet another attempt at making a dash. testing this morning didnt go great in terms of success but, i did learn quite a bit and i believe came up with a way to execute it.


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    took a random picture of the truck



    spent sunday morning doing full drilled a slotted rotors on the gti that i previously put the exhaust on



    then went to get the rest of the stuff for the axle before work. also stopped and grabbed my bolts for the shortened sway bar end links!



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    got the truck in the garage today and started pulling the back end apart. my girlfriend wanted bigby so i didnt get very far. also, all the pieces for my "homemade" bump steer kit showed up from speedway!





    might end up needing shorter adjusters, or have to cut some threads off the inner tie rods to fix toe. (they weigh in at 5lbs together. going to weigh stock when they're out)


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    I did a thing

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    it was hell but i got the axle and leaf springs out this morning. tomorrow ill be trying to get it all back together.





    also since i suck at keeping secrets, these are heading my way



    they are 17x8.5 king germany k1000's (i think) does anyone know anything about these wheels? ive only seen one other set online and its in the stanceworks 3 spoke appreciation thread.


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    Those wheels are dope.

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    3 spokesssssssssss yay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asshole Bicycle View Post
    Those wheels are dope.
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    3 spokesssssssssss yay!
    thanks guys, im really stoked about them!

    today i got the new leaf springs in, the old axle and leafs seperated and then put the new axle in. its so much more stable with the new poly bushings in the leaf springs. im really excited to see how it handles when im all done!

    out with the old




    in with the new


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    Cant wait to see those wheels on this thing
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    well sadly after finishing up the axle today and doing a bunch of thinking i canceled my order on those wheels. as much as i love them, they just didnt fit what i was doing with the truck nor would they have fit right in the back after having to get an adapter.

    got the dif cleaned up, put the cover and axles on, then made up some very ugly brake lines. the car is going to shit so the truck needs to be wrapped up real soon before i dont have a ride.







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    u bolts cut and tightened, driveshaft hooked up, gear oil in the dif, 3 studs put in the passenger axle, and half ass bled the brakes. shes standing on her own finally. getting it legal by this friday is starting to look pretty promising!





    the track width measures 57 3/4" rear and 53 1/2" in the front so im gonna search for some good spacers tonight.

    also, i got ahold of djm suspension for a few stickers. they ended up sending me like 10 stickers and a shirt!



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    yesterday i cut down the tie rods but didnt cut enough. so, today ill be cutting off another half inch. since i couldnt get anywhere with that project i decided to pull the washer tank, and put the dash back in. looks alot better on the inside now. still need to put a few more screws and pieces on the dash and hang the ecu so it isnt just flopping around.







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    Where you going to put the washer tank?

    I have a Ranger. Almost the same color. Whenever something breaks I just get rid of it. Most of the interior is gone. AC and power steering will be gone soon. Watching your thread for ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poondobber View Post
    Where you going to put the washer tank?

    I have a Ranger. Almost the same color. Whenever something breaks I just get rid of it. Most of the interior is gone. AC and power steering will be gone soon. Watching your thread for ideas.
    washer tank is just removed, wont be going anywhere. since its a summer truck theres no real need for it. only time ive ever truly need washer fluid was in the winter when theres salt on the windshield.

    ruined my tie rod project so i ended up having to order more. the parts should be here monday and if all goes well they will be on the truck and it will be legal that day as well. spacers should be here tonight and if so will go on tomorrow!


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    Quote Originally Posted by storey618 View Post
    washer tank is just removed, wont be going anywhere. since its a summer truck theres no real need for it. only time ive ever truly need washer fluid was in the winter when theres salt on the windshield.
    Ha. When I lived in MI I would run out of washer fluid in the winter. I ended up driving behind trucks to get the spray off their wheels.

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    pretty eventful weekend; got the wheels painted, spacers on, and the new tierods on. everything was an ordeal though haha prepping wheels for paint took all day, my brother had to machine off an 1/8" from the spacers, and the tierods took all damn day to come in.












    the plan was to get it legal yesterday but the tie rods took too long to come in. then, i was going to get it legal today but after test driving last night this happened so i spent my morning trying to fix it. planning on just waiting until this friday or next monday to get it legal. i still have some stuff to change up so i figure thats the smart adult thing to do.





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    Quote Originally Posted by storey618 View Post



    they are 17x8.5 king germany k1000's (i think) does anyone know anything about these wheels? ive only seen one other set online and its in the stanceworks 3 spoke appreciation thread.
    3 Spoke fan boy to the rescue...
    Not much info about them...
    Kind of rare (3 sets i know of) but not that desireble, like most 3 spokes...
    Heykings were sort of cheap wheels in the '90s/'00s.
    Most of their stuff was made by OZ/Route, so pretty good manufactor.
    These are made by ETA BETA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeBlue View Post
    3 Spoke fan boy to the rescue...
    Not much info about them...
    Kind of rare (3 sets i know of) but not that desireble, like most 3 spokes...
    Heykings were sort of cheap wheels in the '90s/'00s.
    Most of their stuff was made by OZ/Route, so pretty good manufactor.
    These are made by ETA BETA.
    thanks for the knowledge homie. would have loved to get them but, they just would have fit right. someday ill own 3 spokes though


    went and bought myself an angle grinder yesterday, cut the front fender lips about every 1/2" and then beat them in. seemed to fix my horrible rubbing problem. heres a random picture because i cant stop taking them!



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    finally got out with a good camera and took some okay pictures







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    The stance is so righteous... get some vintage rolling stock, and you’d be Radwood material. This thing has come SO frickin’ far.

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    Yeah dude, stance looks so mean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BozoBubble View Post
    The stance is so righteous... get some vintage rolling stock, and you’d be Radwood material. This thing has come SO frickin’ far.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fruttolo View Post
    Yeah dude, stance looks so mean!
    thanks guys! more to come for sure, ive kind of slowed down now that its driveable but, i do have more projects to do. i think if i found some 18's, dropped the back another inch, and got rid of some of the camber this thing would sit perfect.


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