....Black Sheep....

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

  1. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, but once I get the drive train out I feel like the progress will slow dramatically!
     
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  2. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Best time to get those body panels painted the CORRECT color [BLACK] sheep :huggy:
     
  3. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    Yessir!! She’s gonna be a Black one!! And why not some racelines to boot!!
     
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  4. CasterTroy

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    Fook mi!!


     
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  5. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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  6. SNOWzuki

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    Wow! you've been a busy man!
     
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  7. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    6A213B5C-D469-4B63-84C4-4910A5F20EB0.jpeg 85EE9050-5451-4782-A286-3C0EEBA15217.jpeg I took the week off to head down to Greenville with my wife because she has some onsite stuff to do at ECU, but the storm has changed her schedule, so I decided to build an axle stand today. I struggle with fab work and I found out I’m not very good at tube notching either, but I enjoy this kind of stuff. Just have to put some finishing touches on it tomorrow.
     
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  8. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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  9. CasterTroy

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  10. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha!:rockon::D
     
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  11. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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  12. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Is that gear oil or mud! haha
     
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  13. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    Now's a great time time to weld on a truss, steering stops, diff armor and upgrade the third member studs.

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  14. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    Hahahaha! No joke! When I separated the housing I just laughed at what came out!
     
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  15. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    For sure! I plan on all of that before reassembly!
     
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  16. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    5837C7BF-2BBC-4F7E-BC73-BC5CCF0298E9.jpeg Transfer case is torn down. All in all, very little wear at first glance. I’ll see how it looks after the parts are clean.
     
  17. CasterTroy

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    You're a BEAST
     
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  18. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    You gonna end up doing a 5 speed swap?

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  19. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    Nope...it’s just really weird having time off to do what I want for a few hours everyday!!
     
  20. BigClay

    BigClay Knower of useless ZJ things

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    Nice nice nice!
     
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  21. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    I plan on swapping in a 22re and a 5 speed. That’s a w56 trans , right? Chris.
     
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  22. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    There's a quite a few, but a W56 is one. That's what my 4Runner had in it. Whenever you get one look into the low range shifter bushings. Cheaper than Marlin Crawlers but get the job done.

    You're really making me miss both of my Toyota's with this build. I don't need another project but man I'd love to have another 4Runner or Tacoma to cruise around in.

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  23. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    10-4. Thanks. And what’s stopping you on a Toyota build?? Come on man, step up!:D
     
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  24. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    $$$$

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  25. BigClay

    BigClay Knower of useless ZJ things

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    Says the guy building 1 tons :D
     
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