Cptpackrat's 01 build "EMMA"

Cptpackrat Jan 18, 2015

  1. Alpine Spirit

    Alpine Spirit First Fill-Up (of many) Founding Member

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    Nice upgrades


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  2. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Thanks man! still more to come... sorta
     
  3. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Well today was the day I made my new tires fit... I had to crank the torsions some more and pound the fenders back, but they fit with minimal rub at lock, and man the truck looks mean. Alignment tommorow morning and wash and grab some pictures in the daylight.
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    Last edited: Mar 2, 2016
  4. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Looking mean man.

    My apologizes if you've posted this else where, but could you post some pics of how you mounted your rocks lights? I'm about to throw some on mine and am looking for ideas.
     
  5. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    I will grab some when I get the truck back from the alignment shop. Should be around noon
     
  6. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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  7. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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  8. dixie1865

    dixie1865 Bought an X Supporting Member

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    That looks really good. I can't wait to see it in person.
     
  9. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    I had a little mini trip to Colorado over the weekend. Helped with an SAS on a 2000 X, and then got to go out on a trail. More pictures to come.

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  10. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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  11. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Heres a couple more from my trip down to Colorado.

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  12. MichaelS75

    MichaelS75 Bought an X

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    Looks good, how have those tires performed so far?
     
  13. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    I like them so far, certainly give me a little more clearance and traction over my little 31.5s
     
  14. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Minor build update. As of tonight, my rear carrier bumper should be arriving within the next couple weeks, after I have my way with it, I will be mounting it onto the truck. Im also going to be working on a new mid-section skidplate to go further over my transfer case.
     
  15. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Looks like I will be picking up my rear bumper this weekend! Getting pretty excited, although Im gonna have to do some of my own personal touches to it. More updates to come
     
  16. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    OHHHHH YEEEAAAHHHH!!! Picked up my rear bumper today, gonna do some modding to it to fit my needs, slap some paint on the swingarm, and mount it up by next weekend!

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  17. SKAVYNGR

    SKAVYNGR Need Bigger Tires

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    What kind of mods are you doing to it? I have one on the way from Hardcore.


    "Adventure is out there."
    -Russell, Pixar's Up
     
  18. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Im gonna be adding jerry can slots, shovel mount, and another antenna mount for when i get into HAM radios
     
  19. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Well, I decided I couldnt wait to get this thing installed. Plus it will allow me to better see how I need to make things fit. I now need to get another matching wheel and tire ordered.... money pit :sure:

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  20. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Yah time to get that boring looking spare off there :p

    Looking good man!
     
  21. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    I decided today was better than never to start on a few things to go on the bumper. I went to tractor supply and picked up a 2 post clamp for $3.50 and cut one side of it off. I then welded it to a piece of scrap steel I had laying in the shop.
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    Once I had that little piece made up, I ground some of the powder coating off the bumper, and welded it on, then I added a gusset for strength. Should hold the shovel pretty well, I may add some rubber to the clamp to grip the shovel a little better, but its certainly not going anywhere.
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    Other things that have happened since the last update. I ordered my spare tire and wheel, and an AAL from Nisstec. Also started work on my new Trans/Tcase skidplate.
     
  22. SpongeX

    SpongeX Bought an X

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    I like the shovel bracket. I need to do something similar for my roof rack.
     
  23. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    For the price, its really cheap and easy to make 2. I may make another to have 2 points of grasp on the handle.
     
  24. SpongeX

    SpongeX Bought an X

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    My rack is aluminum so I'd have to make it a bolt on style

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  25. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Got my 5th wheel to have a matching spare. Tire should be going on Friday

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  26. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Still love the chrome.. Good custom work on the tire carrier man.
     
  27. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Got the matching spare on the wheel today. Looks MASSIVE but its still a 33" tire.
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    Also wired in 2 more LUX rocklights I purchased from OffroadGorilla.com, I think the White looks pretty good with the Blue and fills out the deadspace.
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  28. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    I had ordered an AAL from Nisstec a few weeks back, and immediately found someone selling an AAL for about half of what Nisstec was priced at. Although not brand new, as long as it helps with some of the weight until I can afford a set of Alcans thats all I care. SHOULD have them this coming monday
     
  29. SpongeX

    SpongeX Bought an X

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    Alcans are definitely the way to go. I had bad luck with the add a leafs.
     
  30. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    This is the truth, however the lead times for Alcans dont really help with the 45 days until Gone... just gotta make due for now
     
  31. SpongeX

    SpongeX Bought an X

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    Yeah I got lucky being a local. I ordered mine and had them the next day due to a cancelled order. If you deal directly with them you may save money and it'll take less time.

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  32. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Yea, ive heard good things about Bill and his crew. Planning on dealing direct for sure
     
  33. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Minor Update...

    Received my AAL yesterday, hoping I have time and space this weekend to get it put under the truck, if not it will be after work next week most likely
     
  34. Joey

    Joey First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    What is a Alcans and a AAL? Just curious, trying to follow along on the build.
     
  35. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Alcans are custom made leaf packs for whatever weight you carry or tow as well as height you need.
    AAL stands for add-a-leaf which is just an extra leaf spring put into your factory leaf spring pack to help it with weight and to give some extra life.
     
  36. Joey

    Joey First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    Thanks, like your X
     
  37. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Thanks Joey!
     
  38. 01XterraPhilly

    01XterraPhilly First Fill-Up (of many)

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    ive had AAL for a year or so and have no problems with weight in the back. They should be able to handle weight of the tire carrier. the good thing with first gens, are the leafs are way stronger than the sec gens
     
  39. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    I got the AAL in today, hit some minor hiccups, but worked through them. Truck is a little taller but should be perfect for the next few months until I get a set of alcans
     
  40. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Well I but the bullet, made a call to Steven at RuggedRocks and now have an ARB dual compressor ordered. Figured I needed on-board-air and bought the best. Once I get it I will build a pedestal/box for everything
     

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