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Old March 10th, 2018, 19:55
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Re: New guy build-The Family Truckster

Trussed the bottom of the axle -- Never seen that before...
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Old March 10th, 2018, 21:14
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Trussed the bottom of the axle -- Never seen that before...
Popular in desert racing. Gives up ground clearance but allows you to fully truss the housing from end to end.
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Old March 11th, 2018, 08:30
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Re: New guy build-The Family Truckster

what paint did you use on the axle?

builds looking good, nice work!
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Old March 11th, 2018, 09:51
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what paint did you use on the axle?

builds looking good, nice work!
KBS Rust Seal from Summit Racing. Brushed it on, came out pretty good I think. A few sags, but that was my fault for putting it on too thick. Seems to be way more durable than your typical rattle can stuff. I figured the axles were worth it for the better coating.
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Old March 11th, 2018, 19:44
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KBS Rust Seal from Summit Racing. Brushed it on, came out pretty good I think. A few sags, but that was my fault for putting it on too thick. Seems to be way more durable than your typical rattle can stuff. I figured the axles were worth it for the better coating.


Sounds like POR15 or Chassis saver -- Both of those products are not UV stable -- they will still protect, but will change appearance with exposure to sunlight

I did read the description over at summit -- Moderate UV stability -- maybe you'll be alright being under the truck with minimum exposure to sunlight -- worst case is you have to scuff sand and topcoat
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Old March 11th, 2018, 20:59
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Sounds like POR15 or Chassis saver -- Both of those products are not UV stable -- they will still protect, but will change appearance with exposure to sunlight

I did read the description over at summit -- Moderate UV stability -- maybe you'll be alright being under the truck with minimum exposure to sunlight -- worst case is you have to scuff sand and topcoat
I figure if it gets chalky after a few years, a quick scuff and rattle can will bring by it back quick. KBS says it UV stable enough for items under the vehicle, time will tell.
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Old April 3rd, 2018, 08:26
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Starting to actually put stuff together. All the time I spent mocking everything up is paying off.

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Old April 12th, 2018, 08:34
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Got an free driveshaft for the front, bummer is that it was 2" too short. I have a lathe, welder and some basic metal skills.... let's see if this will work. Chopped the slip yoke, made a sleeve out of DOM and got it to .003" from perfectly true. It only has 3/8" of plunge from bump to droop. Also had the best helper in the shop working on the front end.


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Making the kid do the grease, good idea.
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Old April 16th, 2018, 16:28
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Spent some time doing final assembly on the front end. It looks so pretty all clean and fresh. Anti-Seize has an amazing ability to get on EVERYTHING!! I looked like the tin man when I was done. Also burned in the rear leaf spring plates/lower shock mounts.




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Old April 16th, 2018, 18:47
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That front end looks great -- What's going on with the spring plates?
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Old April 16th, 2018, 19:23
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That front end looks great -- What's going on with the spring plates?
Thanks! The lower spring plates are flat with some 4” DOM tubing that fits inside the spring to locate it. The spring will always have tension on it so no mechanism “hold down” is required.
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Old April 16th, 2018, 23:42
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Actually is was asking about the rear plates in the pictures -- I did re-read your post and see that what you added are intended to be shock mounts

I'm interested to see what you have in mind back there -- I would think that mounting the bottom of the shocks to the top of the spring plates would make for some pretty short shocks -- I'm sure you've got something in mind...
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Old April 17th, 2018, 06:43
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Actually is was asking about the rear plates in the pictures -- I did re-read your post and see that what you added are intended to be shock mounts

I'm interested to see what you have in mind back there -- I would think that mounting the bottom of the shocks to the top of the spring plates would make for some pretty short shocks -- I'm sure you've got something in mind...
Shocks are 14” travel King 2.5”s. They will extend through the floor and attach to the interior cage. I will panel in the holes with some 18ga sheet metal.
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Old April 17th, 2018, 12:26
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Thanks! The lower spring plates are flat with some 4” DOM tubing that fits inside the spring to locate it. The spring will always have tension on it so no mechanism “hold down” is required.
tension ? which springs ? tension on the front springs is hard to do unless you have hold downs up top and on the bottom.

front will usually be in compression, unless you really flex out, then it can be in nothing, no compression, and no tension.
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