....Black Sheep....

Discussion in 'Carolina Trailblazers' started by Nakoma, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I know it’s been a while since I have had an update. Stand by....the frame rework and the one tons should be in place by the end of January. I am still motivated, just have not had much time in the past two months.
     
  2. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    8E567964-9C1D-42B7-A287-04083B3299CA.jpeg 018F8BE7-EAA0-4AC0-9A8D-4A2AE8D2E659.jpeg 4E84FBFF-0D68-47BA-A1D1-1122B851864E.jpeg 2BD52148-4D2B-4822-B69E-3A237C1E681F.jpeg I just realized that I did not post any pics of the front axle....Dana 60 out of an 04 superduty. Got it stripped down and brackets cut off of it a month or so ago.
     
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  3. SNOWzuki

    SNOWzuki Well-Known Member

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    Nice work Nakoma!
    Oh I completely understand....Life's like that at times!

    Have a Merry Christmas!!!
     
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  4. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sir! And you have a Merry Christmas too.

    And here is a couple pics of the axle and knuckles cleaned up. I also picked up a set of bead locks from Robbie.

    These will be the last pics until I make some progress.....I have to remember Larry’s advise...stay off the forum and go build something!:beer:
     
  5. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    You gonna run some Ball Joint eliminators it keeps the ball joints?
     
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  6. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what those are. I’ll have to research that. I am going to send them off for machining for high steer arms.
     
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  7. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    Let me rephrase that then...

    You need to run ball joint eliminators, and me and @Chris_Keziah will bring you up to speed shortly. Lol
     
  8. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    Are those even necessary if this is going to be a pretty light rig? I’ve seen a handful of builds so far with SD60s and no one has had any issues with ball joints. Are super duty ball joints a bad design?

    I figure if we have all settled for ball joints on Dana 30 and Dana 44 then SD60 ball joints are going to be safe.


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  9. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    Perhaps not but for what we’re doing it’s a good idea to change the ball joints yearly and that adds up, not to mention at some point you’d need oversized joints. I could be wrong about that. But for less than $300ish the eliminators make it much much stronger and less need for service.

    Also, after Harlan in August his plans for this build changed quickly. Nakoma got a taste of some big tire wheeling and some full throttle beat downs :driver:. More of the same around the corner to fuel his fire!

    So if I were building one from scratch like he is I’d go with the eliminators. Now say you swap in one trying to make it quick and easy, I’d run the ball joints but once it was time to replace the ball joints I’d upgrade.

    In typing this, I remember that he intends to have this rig very road worthy and I can’t remember if you can run them in the road or not so that may be a major factor.
     
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  10. YotaOnRocks

    YotaOnRocks Well-Known Member

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    Not sure on a 60 but I've read of several people running toy axles on the road with BJEs and zero issue.

    Edit. I meant trunnion bearing eliminators on the toy axle but should be very similar
     
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  11. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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  12. nc_jk_crawler

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    Looking good Nakoma! Can’t wait to see the build progress!
     
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    87GMCJimmy Well-Known Member

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    Wow!!! This build has gone down a significantly more aggressive path than last time I checked in on it!!!! Great work Nakoma!!!!! You’re going to have a NASTY little Toyota when you’re all done, WOW!!!!
     
  14. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
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    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sir!
     
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    paradisePWoffrd Recovering Project Junkie

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  18. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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  19. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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  20. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    Looking killer man, really makes me want to build a chassis.
     
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  21. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    If I can do it, you certainly can do it! You are way more knowledge than I am on this stuff! I’m just sorta winging it and hoping for the best. You actually know what works and what doesn’t.
     
  22. SNOWzuki

    SNOWzuki Well-Known Member

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    Wow!!! Very Impressive!!!
    I'm at awe at your work and progress!!!
     
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  23. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Blake! It’s far from perfect, but in the end I think it’ll get the job done.
     
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    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Maaaaan....so many cool things going on this month that I wish I had 2 seconds to be apart of :( (stupid moving)

    This certainly being one of them...this is gonna be awesome
     
  25. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    There will be plenty more cut, grind and weld days! I’ll hit you up on the next one. Good tacos and corona on me!
     

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