Bottobro's Build. Laura let's get SASSY

bottobro May 17, 2014

  1. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    Well good news is I found that darn missing Ujoint. Dropped the axle shafts off at my mechanic this morning and got them back with some fresh spicer u joints in them. Another thing checked off the list

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  2. Bklyn.X

    Bklyn.X Sliders Supporting Member Founding Member

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    What are you using as a guide to rebuild your d44?
     
  3. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    Honestly just anything i find on the internet
     
  4. xEndlessfight503x

    xEndlessfight503x Bought an X

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    Are you running the 44044 Spring under? When do you plan on cutting stuff out?
     
  5. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    Yep spring under is the plan. most likely this summer. Plates came off her today actually and all my events are canceled until at lest sept. so I might try and knock this thing out this summer
     
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    Bklyn.X Sliders Supporting Member Founding Member

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    If this COVID crap is over when you start cutting let me know. If I'm free I'll come help.
     
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  7. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    Well. Decided to bring her up front today. Wanted to get more done but I realized my skid bolts were now flush and my sawzall was at work.

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  8. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    Well, just dropped some serious dough....

    In route!
    -Shocks
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    -Shock hoops
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    -U-bolts
    -Ubolt plates
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    -Steering Kit
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  9. Zack.

    Zack. Has been dubbed Arnold Supporting Member

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    I like that ubolt plate design - May have to bookmark it for the future
     
  10. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    hehehehehe

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  11. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Hot Pipe Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Old post is old, but...

    What kind of plumber doesn't have 1/4npt tap???
     
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  12. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    One that every time he needs it he cant find it. So he buys another and then thats lost within 24 hours lol.



    On a separate note here. I went at her with a grinder today. Didn't look back
     
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  13. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    No turning back now!

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    And I found why my truck was always pulling to one side lol
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  14. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    Weight reduction! IMG_20200717_191509_843_copy_1080x1080.jpg

    And its nice to clean out the garage!
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    That table is coveredddd in beef
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  15. Newb

    Newb Test Drive

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    That's an impressive project! Can't wait to see how she goes!
     
  16. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    Long ass day. Not much time to take photos sadly but there is work still to be done!
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    BEEFY I Smile when Gasoline Can Freeze

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    Looking good
     
  18. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    ***** Those plates from Ruffstuff DO NOT WORK with a SUA leaf Waggy axle. The Pumpkin sits too far over and is almost on the spring. The bracket is too wide to work>**********************
     
  19. xEndlessfight503x

    xEndlessfight503x Bought an X

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    Heck yeah! Is Seth rogan your welder? Just kidding, I am stoked to see the progess!
     
  20. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    So. I though I royalty Fudged up i got the ubolts and got the axle mounted up and the weight of the truck on the springs. And guess what didn't clear the oil pan

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    Though I had to pull it all out and start from scratch again. But for some reason I got board and started looking up the specs for the 44054 springs. I found out that the centerpin is offset! Flipped those bad boys around and I pray it clears the pan

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  21. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    We got knuckles!

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  22. JeffPro4x

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    So you're basically done. Let's go wheel!
     
  23. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    Final order from rock auto. Taking inventory
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  25. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    Oh just you wait!
     
  26. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    5.13 for the rear are on their way!


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    ARB for the rear. Are our options really only RR, Nisstec, and 4x4 parts?



    I got one hub assembled today!
     
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    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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  29. Bklyn.X

    Bklyn.X Sliders Supporting Member Founding Member

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    Let me know when you're ready and we'll go "break her in"...so to speak.
     
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  31. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    The post you all have been waiting for!


    As much as I really want to just post when it is all done, I like progress photos.

    Unloaded off the trailer
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    Some progress

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  32. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    Now the issue. We are currently thinking of a remedy. When the back end is on a hill and weight is shifted to the front driver. I got some steering issues 20200816_152943.jpg

    I ordered a flat pitman arm to see if it will fix the issue
     
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  33. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    And last photo dump. Shock mounts and stuff 20200818_151618.jpg 20200818_151622.jpg 20200818_151632.jpg 20200818_151704.jpg
     

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  34. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin Super Moderator

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    Yaaaaas
     
  35. reaver

    reaver First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Nice man! If you don't mind me asking, what was your total cost on this? This is exactly what I want to eventually do to mine. I've decided to forgo doing the IFS lift In favor of SAS down the road (for durability/simplicity's sake in the long run). I'll have to go back and re-read the whole thread so I can get a list of parts together.
     
  36. jsexton

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    Looking good! Is there room to move the steering box forward if the new pitman arm doesn't do the trick? Looks like there might be enough but it's tight.
     
  37. BEEFY

    BEEFY I Smile when Gasoline Can Freeze

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    That is why I put mine on top of the pitman arm
     
  38. BEEFY

    BEEFY I Smile when Gasoline Can Freeze

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    Looking really good
     
  39. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    So far out of pocket im only at 1300.....


    Keep in mind with that number its with all the parts I sold.

    So In reality my spread sheet says 2800. Ill be posting that up once the build is complete. It has total amounts
     
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  40. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    Sadly no. I dont think I can move it forward at all
     

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