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post #1 of 59 Old 09-22-2012, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Started fab on traction bars

Hey all, well I been working on the new house since we moved in 2 months ago and it finally caught up to me "FABURCATIORS WITHDRAW" and since I havnt been able to set my shop up here "that's last on the to do list, not my to do list lol" I had to order some tubing and tubing adapters. So at my work shop I started the bars Friday. I ordered 13ft of 1 3/4" .120 wall tube and 4ft of 1 1/2" .120 wall tube and 4 tube adapters 2 LH and 2 RH 3/4 thread so all I need to get now are the 3/4 rod ends. I cut the 11/2" tube in 12" pieces and slid them in the ends of the 1 3/4 tube and plug welded and welded the ends too. Left them out an inch on etheir side. So with out the adapters the bars are 74" inches. So Monday hopefully I can get the adapters welded in then order the rod ends and be good to go. My only problem is I can't get my truck in my shop at work to weld the brackets I made on the axle and frame and I don't have my shop at home wired up yet. So I'll b stuck there after I'm done til I can wire my home shop. And I've heard and looked and read so many things on using a front shackle mount and same for no shackle mount so I'm not doing a shackle mount and will c how it goes. I don't hav time anymore for offroad a lot if I do go offroad it'll b with all the kids and my wife so it'll be trail riding not off roading. These are mainly to stop axle wrap. So that's my long winded story for now lol
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95 F350
TS 6 POS. CHIP
TUNES BY TYRANT DIESEL
S&B AIR INTAKE
10" LIFT
38/14.50-16 TOYO M/T'S
3" DOWN PIPE
4" EXHAUST
4:10 GEARS
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Here are More pics
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95 F350
TS 6 POS. CHIP
TUNES BY TYRANT DIESEL
S&B AIR INTAKE
10" LIFT
38/14.50-16 TOYO M/T'S
3" DOWN PIPE
4" EXHAUST
4:10 GEARS
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Here are more pics sorry I can only get one pic at a time
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95 F350
TS 6 POS. CHIP
TUNES BY TYRANT DIESEL
S&B AIR INTAKE
10" LIFT
38/14.50-16 TOYO M/T'S
3" DOWN PIPE
4" EXHAUST
4:10 GEARS
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Ok one more after this
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TS 6 POS. CHIP
TUNES BY TYRANT DIESEL
S&B AIR INTAKE
10" LIFT
38/14.50-16 TOYO M/T'S
3" DOWN PIPE
4" EXHAUST
4:10 GEARS
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Ok that's the last one at least I can do it from my phone now sorry for the one pic at a time
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TS 6 POS. CHIP
TUNES BY TYRANT DIESEL
S&B AIR INTAKE
10" LIFT
38/14.50-16 TOYO M/T'S
3" DOWN PIPE
4" EXHAUST
4:10 GEARS
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What kind of joints are u using at your ends? They look like they will be plenty strong

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The tube adapters are 3/4 chromoly and using 3 piece chromoly rod ends/Hime joints probly from summit racing. The axle and frame brackets are made from 1/4 inch plate and they all will have 3/4 grade 8 bolts.

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TS 6 POS. CHIP
TUNES BY TYRANT DIESEL
S&B AIR INTAKE
10" LIFT
38/14.50-16 TOYO M/T'S
3" DOWN PIPE
4" EXHAUST
4:10 GEARS
CCV MOD
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Unless u have welded them already and made the axle brackets.... the axle side joint should be a press in poly bushing to allow a little flex. Just some thought for the soul

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05 AXLE SWAP 3.73 - 2.5" PURE PERF. LIFT COILS - FOX SHOCKS
BTS TRANS - TYMAR DOWN PIPE - 4" EXHAUST
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I was thinking about that dont know how to post an eBay link but the item # is 220281145190 4 link adjustable bar end. So u think that will b a little better as far as the arc of the suspension instead of two rod ends "I can problly answer my own ? There lol" it'll hav play in the bushing. So a LH rod end at the frame and a RH with a bushing at the axle correct.

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TS 6 POS. CHIP
TUNES BY TYRANT DIESEL
S&B AIR INTAKE
10" LIFT
38/14.50-16 TOYO M/T'S
3" DOWN PIPE
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Well got the tubing adapters welded on today now need to order some heim joints and poly bushing heim joint
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TS 6 POS. CHIP
TUNES BY TYRANT DIESEL
S&B AIR INTAKE
10" LIFT
38/14.50-16 TOYO M/T'S
3" DOWN PIPE
4" EXHAUST
4:10 GEARS
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