....Black Sheep....

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

  1. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info! And I hate you couldn’t make the Christmas party. I hope to catch up with you soon! Hope you and your family have a great Christmas! And if you have any input on the build, please chime in, your input is welcome!
     
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  2. 49willys

    49willys Well-Known Member

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    IMG_0062.jpg Drivetrian?
     
  3. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    My drivetrain will not hold a candle to that one!! That’s a cool build!
     
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  4. SNOWzuki

    SNOWzuki Well-Known Member

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    Looking GOOOOOD!!!
     
  5. 49willys

    49willys Well-Known Member

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    That engine made 700 horse at the crank, naturally aspirated, came with a big price tag! 40 grand installed! My rig didn't cost as much as the wheels that went on that machine! IMG_0184 (1).jpg
     
  6. obullfish

    obullfish Well-Known Member

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    Where do you work @49willys ?
     
  7. 49willys

    49willys Well-Known Member

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    Everyone is going to hate me, Rubitrux aka High Country 4x4. It took me two months to build "Vandal" by myself!
     
  8. 49willys

    49willys Well-Known Member

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    My posts are derailing an awesome build that I want to help with, Nakoma is building a one-off that the best of us would be proud of!
     
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  9. obullfish

    obullfish Well-Known Member

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    As long as you give @Wildwilly87 hell every day at work you’re all good in my book. When I hit the powerball I’ll have you build something with the new 7.3 Hemi and 43 stickies just to drive around town.
     
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  10. Wildwilly87

    Wildwilly87 Well-Known Member

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    You slacker 2 months is ridiculous lol!!!!!! :rockon::driver:
     
  11. Wildwilly87

    Wildwilly87 Well-Known Member

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    Haha!!!! It don’t take much to give me hell there a bunch of good guys there okay well only 2 me and @49willys
     
  12. Wildwilly87

    Wildwilly87 Well-Known Member

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    And o bull shit I will be glad to take that deposit off your hands for that 7.3 build, I take cash, check,food stamps (which are 2 to $1 ratio) and no IOU’s, and you could be driving in style

    No back to the build @Nakoma, looking good man can’t wait to see it, let me know if need anything or help
     
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  13. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    No worries! I like seeing the stuff you build! I’d like to stop by sometime when I’m up in Boone. It’s also good to get you aquatinted with the CTB guys on here, that way you’ll come hang out with us on the trail!! Keep up the good work!
     
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  14. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    E7AE5C4A-4B48-43DF-A21F-94B6B4B29B44.jpeg 8CF7DC84-5632-4A3D-B092-8965C7CA8B03.jpeg 702A3F97-829A-4617-AB5C-45479C4E7E96.jpeg 221DA9A4-24BD-492E-9F73-0A7B6D1CAF1C.jpeg Got the axles torn down and all of the brackets off of them. I’m not sure what’s next. Maybe start acquiring suspension brackets and stuff. I don’t know. But I do know that I’m glad to put the grinder down and grab a drink!...yes the mail has already ran here in the suburbs of Dobson!!:beer:
     
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  15. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    I love Barnes but Ruffstuff has much nicer brackets for most all link mount position.
     
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  16. 49willys

    49willys Well-Known Member

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    Are you going to run leaf or link?
    It's really coming together nicely, I just got my pile in the garage and started tearing off extra parts, got the week off hoping to get the bed and fuel cell put together.
     
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  17. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    B05415E4-E624-4BD7-AA6E-54763351CB96.jpeg B05415E4-E624-4BD7-AA6E-54763351CB96.jpeg C27EC123-1298-4B5A-A0B5-E25D7A6C92F7.jpeg 7A424E15-7F0D-4458-8768-1A0EC2BACE69.jpeg F611FE7D-DAE8-489B-992E-032597ECA862.jpeg BA16ED33-B934-4BD4-B77B-3B510DED98EB.jpeg 32C76A51-2A2D-4FC6-950F-BCEBF502997E.jpeg E404677D-C327-4F18-9117-59DD5DC114F1.jpeg 3949BC9D-EF68-4073-963A-743C73054FFB.jpeg I finally got to work on the rig this weekend. I got the final welding done on the frame and it’s prepped for the plating. I am doing a 4 link rear and a three link in the front. That’s why the frame is notched in the front. And thanks @Chris_Keziah for helping me with the link calculator. The reason I am doing links is that I want to learn more about building a suspension and the only way I will learn is to do it. I will post up some pics when I get the link set up done. And keep in mind, I’m a mechanic, not a fabricator or welder so this is a challenge for me.
     
  18. josh$$

    josh$$ FTA

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    Hey @Nakoma are you going to plate the frame where you had to weld it together?
    And it's coming along brother keep up the good work 20190203_210740.jpg
     
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  19. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    Yessir!
     
  20. SNOWzuki

    SNOWzuki Well-Known Member

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    Looks Great There!
     
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  21. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    F2950094-8E8C-423F-BCDE-1E9490796E21.jpeg FF884002-A064-49DC-BEC5-76DD44BF6367.jpeg I’ve got most of the outboard fish plates done. Next up is finishing the plating and then getting the suspension in place.
     
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  22. Nakoma

    Nakoma Well-Known Member

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    CE1E599A-2105-4331-ABC9-6343D7E3BC05.jpeg EBC85E66-6A80-4F30-A763-53B02E40D683.jpeg 5A9BD18D-4337-45B8-B45A-0AE81883E979.jpeg A34E955E-D9AC-4826-AA51-DC4E0E649B01.jpeg DB62E627-193D-4DA3-BD38-7157E76B2ED2.jpeg Some progress on the build. I feel like I’m at a good “check point” in the build process, so I’m going to take a little break from it and start getting some parts for the axles.
     
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  23. obullfish

    obullfish Well-Known Member

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    Looks like there’s room for that LSX. Great work brother!
     
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  24. rcalexander105

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    Looking good man! Excited to keep seeing the progress updates.

    Side note...that hood fit up nicely, thanks again! Got a little pulling of the radiator support (about an inch or so), and I'm hoping it shuts down nicely.
     
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  25. SNOWzuki

    SNOWzuki Well-Known Member

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    WOW!!!
    That's some Awesome Progress!!!
     
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