06 stateside suburban franken-build
Posted 07 December 2010 - 03:43 PM
fortunately and unfortunately, almost 2 years to the day (and 2 days after making the final payment on it), blammo. totaled.
so, after a pretty good hospital stay and alot of looking, i found this gem. 06 3/4-t, 8.1L, loaded.
over the coarse of the summer, it ended up looking like this:
i liked the truck, but i didnt love it. for off the shelf items, it was as close as i could come to what i pictured in my head. the obvious suspension project i still wanted to do, the bumpers were overly bulky for no good reason, the roof rack didnt fit the lines of the truck and sat up to high, and the sliders just blew peroid. so, i started my hunt again. that pretty quickly lead me to the Franken-armed D-max on this site. i instantly knew thats what i was looking for all this time.
Posted 07 December 2010 - 04:23 PM
first order of buisness was the first round or motor upgrades. port-n-polish TB, CAI, injectors/plugs/wires, cooled down the t-stat, and got a custom tune. i also got a motor back custom exhaust done by Stainless Works here in Cleveland.
headers and magnaflo cats (that i didnt end up using)
long tubes installed
Random Ind cats
corvette style x-pipe and muffler
hidden down turns. totally invisable and tucked up in the body profile to keep them out of harms way
Posted 07 December 2010 - 04:56 PM
headunit w/nav, sirius, ipod. the doors got top end pioneer components all behind OEM grills
the sub box. sits 6 1/2" tall and houses a 13" JL flat sub and 2 storage compartments.
sub downfires. this view is looking back from between the 2 rear pass seats.
compartments open. left is amps and an aux fuse panel for all the non-oem add-ons that require power/fusing. the right side is for tools and recovery gear. id like to finish the rest of the hatch floor with a drawer style vault. eventually it will get carpeted on top to be nearly invisable.
20-spot fuse aux fuse panel from Painless and a solenoid for the rear winch
Posted 07 December 2010 - 05:19 PM
Derale coolers for steering and transmission
Howe steering reservoir and filter modded for hydroboost
PSC high flow PS pump
new OEM steering box with hydro-assist end cap
hoses and fitn's
Rigid LED bars. 2 10"ers in amber for the front bumper and a 20"er in the back of the roof rack for backup. the actuator is for a pivoting light bar on the front of the roof rack.
picked this up at the local fastner shop...
40" interco M16 tires on army green powdercoated 20" DC's.
and of coarse a D60
Posted 07 December 2010 - 05:33 PM
Clay and i playing with a potential ride height
about to go under the knife...
little t-case out!
all the shit that lived here...out!
black-balled Frankenheims going in
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88 bronco 8 inch skyjacker lift lotsa trimming on fenders 39.5 tsl's oh ya
Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:38 PM
Well I can do that . I was thinking of making an arm for the cross over and mount your ram links on top of the stock location using our tie rods. Alot of times that upper to lower mounting is because single shear on a rod end is not so good and normal tierod ends blow. I don't want to make your ram too high because then it will collide with the frame/steering box or sometimes the front of the crank on a bottom out.
clay, you mentioned in the f-350 steering thread you were gonna run the ram higher up and steer from the top of the knuckles? id imagine thats going to require some fabbed steering arms? whats your take on doing something that ties back into the OEM tie rod location? similar to this:
I had to remove all the cross members in the rear of your truck. Too much junk under there. It had to be cleaned up to make room for the shocks and track bar. The track bar mount is super important. Due to how low it has to sit to eliminate side to side shifting during travel and to help stabalize the ride. The rear of the frame was all boxed in and a cross member that acts as a fuel tank mount, body mount,cross member support,track bar mount and a track bar stiffener was made and put into place.
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I love this tool. 1/4 inch plate no problem.
4 square feet of 1/4 inch plate 15 feet of 3/16 flat 1 bottle of universal sheild and about 5 kg of .035 wire
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96' Ranger: kings, EMF parts, 800hp SBF
Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:58 PM
It's looking great.
Posted 17 January 2011 - 10:37 PM
Heep-A-Lop (12/20/06 11:16 am) -- no sense of humour with the nazi regime........
1989 Jeep XJ Black HEEP-A-LOP
Ford HP D44 front / Ford 8.8 Rear
BIRD HOUSE BUILT IN
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