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DrankinInTheWoods

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grcthird said:
Dude you should have told me you needed a tank, I still have the one I got from you several years ago!
I forgot about that! No big deal, it was less than $100 brand new. Only downside it doesn't have a drain plug.
 

RocYJ

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Old thread cruising. Curious on of you still have this little gem. Whats the current status on it?
 

red94yj

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Old thread cruising. Curious on of you still have this little gem. Whats the current status on it?
He is still beating on it and has done a lot of work to it. Hopefully he can find time to upload photos and the details.
 

DrankinInTheWoods

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I had so much fun with this thing for the past few years with just a rear locker and 31s. In February 2018 me and handful of guys planned a weekend trip to Stoney. I pulled a few parts from the pile and went ahead and threw on a Weber carb and a set of Trail-Gear sliders.20180210_154742.jpg20180211_183730.jpg20180211_192648.jpg
 
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DrankinInTheWoods

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Wheeled around like this for a year or so. I've put countless trunion bearings and tail lights in since. At some point I put disk brakes on the rear. Riding some local land I broke the tie-rod end out of the steering arm in the middle of the woods. Put it back together with a hose clamp and got it to the trailer. At this point I had everything to build it except for a few small parts. We were planning a trip to Coppinger Cove the next month so I borrowed another push pull tie rod, threw in RCV shafts, and welded the front end.20190825_140545.jpg20190825_175616.jpg20191106_103152.jpg20190106_143926.jpg
 
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DrankinInTheWoods

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After this ride I was over the shit springs, steering, tuning...and 31s. So immediately after it was torn apart. I needed a set of beadlock wheels. I was going to buy a new set of Battleborn wheels until Red94YJ found these on Marketplace for $200.20191023_203414.jpg
 
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DrankinInTheWoods

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I bought 4" TG front, found a set of 2wd 63 Chevy springs for the rear. Both with a 5.5" shackle. High Steer, ARP knuckle studs, dual cases, Bud Built skid plate, Bomb Proof motor and transfer case mount, Bilstein shocks. I'm sure I am forgetting a few things.20190318_175228.jpg20190318_175245.jpg20191025_172602.jpgIMG_20200118_162656.jpg20200119_115132.jpg20200119_115101.jpg
 
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RocYJ

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I bought 4" TG front, found a set of 2wd 63 Chevy springs for the rear. Both with a 5.5" shackle. High Steer, ARP knuckle studs, dual cases, Bud Built skid plate, Bomb Proof motor and transfer case mount, Bilstein shocks. I'm sure I am forgetting a few things.
Did the 63’s make a big difference?
 

Eddyj

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Cool little rig.
I know there are a lot of people that are in the middle of a never ending build that wish they had a nice simple rig like this.
Needs a 90’s chrome roll bar in the bed to be mint!
 

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