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96f-u250

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I love this
Thanks. Its actually getting fun again, hopefully be driving in a couple weeks to do a 180 right back into the driveway and get the backhalf started.
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gonna have to try cooking spray and make vlog. LOL
Ill watch it, try a before bead without spray and then another with it, for a more equal comparison. I forgot to do the scientific method and now I have regrats.

Redneck wind chimes.
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96f-u250

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The interior is done and I swapped in the fixed side windows instead of the hinged opening ones. Then worked on this pitman arm - apparently the splined side to the box has the same output as my old 96 F-250. Maybe its the same box or just the same output shaft.. new one looks a little better since I made it slimmer by cutting down the misalignments. Mix of flux core and 3/32” 7018 with pre heat and post heat from the torch.
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96f-u250

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VenTurA 805!
Copying this truck, from straight tie rod thread, thanks again for that.
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Swinger time, 2”x0.25” DOM and 3/16” plate and PVC tierods, anyone want me to fix their sprinklers after im done?
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96f-u250

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Sep 27, 2013
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VenTurA 805!
That's a good truck to copy. That steering was great with 37's. 39's were a little hard on it.
I think you mentioned they had the Chevy box, was there a ram assist or anything else? I am building some steering quickening into mine like they did and am interested to see how long my steering box will last with some mechanical disadvantage being thrown at it.
 

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Make you pitman arm short enough so that you are using the full swing of the box. Put a 1.5 quickener inline. Spin that fucker faster, it will put more fluid out to the ram and make life much easier on the box.

Yes, Cheby box. Yes ram, works on the drag link between the pitman and the P side swinger.
 

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