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Jester9

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Seriously. I keep meaning to take mine off but I forget till I hit the dirt and it starts collecting rocks again.
Toss that dust shield in the trash, all it will do is collect rocks and make obnoxious noises
I did not think of that and was just in the mode of cleaning and "light lifting" due to the back injury lol it will be deposited in to the scrap bin

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Jester9

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Well the beams are in their final resting place, everything cycled clean and no binding. So now its either time to work on the steering or the 4 link...only problem is I already have all the parts for the rear end and I'm kinda tired of looking at the front! Lol progress:
Time: 4 hours
Tools: assorted sockets and ratchets, tape measure, floor jack
PPE: jeans, t shirt, and boots
Weather: 97° and humid as fuck
Beverages (aka back pain pills) : ALOT
Music: heavy metal
Explitives yelled: fuck x 3 when I moved to fast a certain way
Pics: thought I took more but apparently my "silver pills" kicked in and I couldn't help myself to not throw the glass on it kinda....anywho


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Jester9

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Well the weather is finally nice enough to start working in the garage again! Only problem is that this big mother fucker is back in it! I built this smoker for my neighbor who is a competition smoker. The problem....it is so heavy that it is actually bending the frame on his trailer sooooo we are moving the fire box under the smoking chamber and moving the smoker more over the axles. Unfortunately progress on the ranger will be delayed until this bitch is back across the street!


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Jester9

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Happy New Years ladies and assholes!!!! The God damn smoker is finally done and I FINALLY got some time to work on the Ranger! So here we go:
Time: 3 hours
Weather: clear and 68*
Progress: cut all the old brackets of the junkyard 9"
Tools: grinder with cutting and flap disc, motorcycle stand (seat)
PPE: long sleeve shirt, jeans, boots, glasses, and muffs
Music: heavy metal
Beers: 5 CLs
Explitives: 1 fuck you when the cutting disc exploded
Didn't go too heavy on the pics but here ya go!



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Jester9

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So I have a question for all of you that have trussed 9".... based on the research I have done looks like I need to "preload" the housing by 1/4" does that sound about right? As always I appreciate the input!

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mikey09120

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Sounds about right.
I hear you want to stagger your weld locations as well.
Weld bit on driver side. A bit on passenger side. A bit on top. A bit on bottom. Etc. until done.


(IE. Don't weld the entire passenger side in one shot and then start driver.)
 
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Jester9

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Sounds about right.
I hear you want to stagger your weld locations as well.
Weld bit on driver side. A bit on passenger side. A bit on top. A bit on bottom. Etc. until done.


(IE. Don't weld the entire passenger side in one shot and then start driver.)
That was the plan! Something like 6" runs after its all tacked up

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