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Callelle

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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #195 on: July 30, 2019, 11:49:29 AM »
This thing is out of the shop! And it is a straight, smooth 60mph cruiser. I drove it home last night and was really surprised at how normal it felt. The steering is a bit more touchy, but she had no problem with the cruise control on at 60. I did need to cut one of the front cage supports off and trim the bumper (will trim the fenders in the front to match), and the brakes need a bit of tweaking, but other than that it's drivable. For wheeling status I need to install limit straps to not destroy the steering, and I need to adjust the transfer case linkage. Currently will not engage into 4 low, I'm assuming that's from the new transfer case mount I installed. Overall I'm really, really happy with how it came out.










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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #196 on: July 30, 2019, 12:18:51 PM »
congrats!

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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #197 on: July 30, 2019, 12:30:30 PM »
Let's go wheelin!
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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #198 on: July 30, 2019, 01:06:51 PM »
Congratulations on gittin er dun! There's no feeling quite like that first drive, and no feeling quite like 5 minutes in when it hasn't flown apart :)
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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #199 on: July 30, 2019, 01:08:08 PM »
nice! 

dont be afraid to get long hydro hoses and run them all the way up the links and then back forward to keep them out of harms way.  if you dont know about surplus center check them out 15-25$ hoses any size.   my car has all 3 90" hoses that i run with and on board spare to fit any place. 

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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #200 on: July 30, 2019, 08:03:38 PM »
Surplus center is where I got my lines, ram, and fittings. I had to zip tie the longer one to keep it out of the harmonic balancer, but I think it's okay now. Day 2 of driving on the road and I still can't get over how well it's road manners are. Limit straps ordered, once I get my shop packed up and set, I'll get to installing them and getting my transfer case linkage adjusted before I'm fully out.

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2006 Chevy 2500HD 6.0 - Tow Rig
  Firestone Airbags

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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #201 on: August 08, 2019, 08:00:11 PM »
Installed the limit straps in, went over everything, and changed the oil. Only thing that loosened up was the vent tube fitting, which is now gone. Didn't have any fitting on hand that fit, currently has a plastic barb and some rubber tube wedged in and rtved until I notice it at some point in the future to fix it.

Got her red 2020 sticker today, twisted things up on the lift while I have it to check over everything. Fenders need to be trimmed more in the front, so that's an easy fix. The rear rubs on a smooth flat part of the cage so I'm unconcerned about that, 39s will require some cage modification and comp cut in the rear. Until then, I think she's ready to go. Shake down at the club picnic and rausch the weekend after. I can't wait.

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  4.5-5" lift, TnT Long arms, IRO/RE springs, Aussies, a bunch of armor
2006 Chevy 2500HD 6.0 - Tow Rig
  Firestone Airbags

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Re: TFT The not white unibody
« Reply #202 on: August 08, 2019, 09:03:37 PM »
Awesome!!!