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Old 02-03-2012, 03:30 PM   #101
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My frame repair kit showed up today. I got them threw ORD.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:16 PM   #102
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Today I prepped the frame for next weekends welding. I wire cupped the whole area, and "V" notched the crack. I got lucky in that the crack on my frame is significantly smaller than the ones I've seen on the web. I am not overly happy with the kit, the holes had big nasty burrs, the plates don't really fit great and the 4 bolt holes are not aligned correctly, which means ill have to do some drilling after its welded in place. I could have saved $10 and bought it somewhere else, but I went with the leader in k5 gear. I do think the kit will be strong as hell, and in the end that's the bottom line.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:52 AM   #103
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Looks good.

Are you going to drill the ends of the cracks before you weld it?
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:17 AM   #104
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Yeah, I had to wait til today so could borrow the cordless drill.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:33 AM   #105
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mine was in bad shape, previous repair that was fugged up worse than a football bat as well as new cracks i made. nothing lined up and nothing was smooth. you got it made!
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:41 PM   #106
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I ordered 2 stud kits for my knuckles today threw WFO. Also made the fixture to hold the block down while I mill the shape of the arm into it. Hopefully they will start looking like something in the next day or two.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:57 PM   #107
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Had a set back tonight. We didn't figure the off set correctly and cut the long control arm block wrong. A small mistake, ill have to start back with a round piece again, lol......doh
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:05 PM   #108
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We got the frame repair kit welded on today. I still need to clean it up and slap a coat of paint on it. One more job crossed off the punch list
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:50 PM   #109
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I ordered all my front steering goodies today. I bought them threw WFO Concepts. I'm impressed with their product line up, prices and customer service. Can't wait to start putting the puzzle together
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:33 AM   #110
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I just ordered my rear drive shaft from Jess at H.A.D. I'm extremely happy
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:35 AM   #111
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I just ordered my rear drive shaft from Jess at H.A.D. I'm extremely happy
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:25 PM   #112
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today after work i had my boss grind the top surface of my knuckles to make sure they were smooth after milling them a year ago. I then installed the ball joints and control arm studs.


this week end i am gonna try to finish at least one control arm. thats my goal.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:32 PM   #113
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Got my HAD driveshaft in the mail today.
Jess and his crew really did me right. Not only did I receive it almost a week ahead of schedule,but it cost less than he quoted me.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:15 PM   #114
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:56 PM   #115
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If you don't mind me asking, what are the details on the driveshaft and what does one like that cost from had? Kinda wondering if local places are poking our eyes out.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:14 AM   #116
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It has the Ford style 1 ton flange at the t-case, plus double cardon cv, 43.5" from flange face to center of yoke. It has about 12" of travel in the slip shaft. Its made to fit my 14 bolt ff. It cost me $464 shipped. I've had a lot of problems with driveshafts so I am willing to spend some.coin for a.good.one.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:40 PM   #117
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i worked on my drivers side control arm at work on my day off. with my bosses help we got most of the roughing done.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:08 PM   #118
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:44 PM   #119
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I was wondering what kinda stuff you needed / had to do , to put a pickup tail gate on there ? that looks cool , and like the idea , just wondering how you did the swap ?
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:07 PM   #121
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When you buy the tail gate, make sure and grab all the mounting hardware from the donor. Remove all the blazer mounting hardware, the blazer has the area to put Truck tailgate hardware, so pay attention on how it was removed or maybe take a picture. Its super easy.
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x2 - Very straight forward. As Jimbo said, the blazer already has all the mounting holes for the truck gate hinges, striker and links.



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Awesome , and it all just bolts in ? Is there a particular year span to look for ? Or are all the tail gates the same width ?
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73-87/91 are basically the same for alot of things. any pickup tailgate swaps over.
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I got my passenger side completely done just waiting on the damn control arms.
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