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Forum: Builds! 12-30-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 616
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Posted By serrata
She looks naked without her engine. At least...

She looks naked without her engine.

At least you're getting closer...
Forum: Builds! 12-30-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 10,690
Posted By serrata
That's a lot of work. Good and steady progress...

That's a lot of work.
Good and steady progress there. I love watching this slowly come together.
Forum: Builds! 12-19-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By serrata
Thanks guys. I notionally understood the...

Thanks guys.

I notionally understood the mechanics. I think I completely overestimated the front air bags themselves.

Some of the ebay sellers list the DII-2600 as 2600 lbs, and the DII-2500...
Forum: Builds! 12-18-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By serrata
I'm not happy at all with the travel of the front...

I'm not happy at all with the travel of the front suspension.
I'm trying like crazy to be able to have a 4 link and keep 4 wheel drive, as well as be able to drop this thing to the ground.

I set...
Forum: Builds! 12-18-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By serrata
Rear air bag mounts... ...

Rear air bag mounts...

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137899&stc=1&d=1513652326

Rear works pretty well. Not as much clearance as I hoped. It looks like about 8...
Forum: Builds! 12-18-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By serrata
Worked on motor mounts ...

Worked on motor mounts

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137891&stc=1&d=1513651133
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137892&stc=1&d=1513651133
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Forum: Builds! 12-18-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By serrata
Worked on the 4-link arms for the front an rear. ...

Worked on the 4-link arms for the front an rear. Started rear first....
Forum: Builds! 12-01-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 10,690
Posted By serrata
You're doing a great job so far. Eat that...

You're doing a great job so far. Eat that elephant one bite at a time. It's getting there...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 11-08-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 969,772
Posted By serrata
Stark contrast with the $300,000 Maybach in the...

Stark contrast with the $300,000 Maybach in the background.
Forum: Builds! 10-22-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,557
Posted By serrata
Holy cow! I want the one with tank treads.

Holy cow!
I want the one with tank treads.
Forum: Builds! 09-16-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 76,707
Posted By serrata
How do those cherry bombs sound?

How do those cherry bombs sound?
Forum: Builds! 09-15-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By serrata
Also, the pumpkin for this f350 is really huge...

Also, the pumpkin for this f350 is really huge and offset.
Forum: Builds! 09-15-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By serrata
If I move the upper axle mounts, there isn't mush...

If I move the upper axle mounts, there isn't mush of an angle for the uppers. Should the upper front mounts go outwards instead of inwards? In which case, I probably need to mount them a bit higher...
Forum: Builds! 09-13-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 14,604
Posted By serrata
Great work, as always. [P

Great work, as always.
[P
Forum: Builds! 09-13-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By serrata
Up to current day! So, I've started putting...

Up to current day!

So, I've started putting in cross-members and I bought the hardware bar ends for the front an rear 4 link suspension.

Here is the start of the cross-members...
...
Forum: Builds! 09-13-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By serrata
Further stripping down of the cab. ...

Further stripping down of the cab.

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=136052&stc=1&d=1505360238
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Forum: Builds! 09-11-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By serrata
Still catching up with the story. We're almost...

Still catching up with the story. We're almost to present day. :D

Got a donor. Father passed away and I got his truck. 1999 F350 crew cab long bed dually 4wd. 7.3L turbo diesel automatic. ...
Forum: Builds! 09-11-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By serrata
Started on the frame layout. I'll beef it up as...

Started on the frame layout. I'll beef it up as I go.
I want the frame to lay on the ground when airbags are deflated completely.
Large kick-up in the rear.
There will also need to be a large...
Forum: Builds! 09-11-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By serrata
I've been thinking the entire time that my...

I've been thinking the entire time that my welding skills are horrible, despite staring at youtube welding videos for a while. But I've been working almost always on rusted out sheetmetal that keeps...
Forum: Builds! 09-10-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By serrata
Thanks everyone! For the 1x1 tubing, I...

Thanks everyone!

For the 1x1 tubing, I bought a cheap hydraulic pipe bender. For the more severe bends, it wasn't working out well, so I made relief cuts and welded.
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 09-10-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By serrata
Which portions of the frame should be "removable?"

I'm in the middle of making motor mounts and cross-members on my frame.

The engine and trans that I'm using are huge. 7.3L turbo diesel and 4R100 trans with 4wd transfer case. I recognize the...
Forum: Builds! 09-09-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By serrata
Upside down cleanup around the firewall. Some of...

Upside down cleanup around the firewall. Some of this will get chopped out when I figure out an engine and donor.
...
Forum: Builds! 09-09-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By serrata
That is a great idea. I'm going to try that...

That is a great idea. I'm going to try that today.
Got to keep busy in the garage during the hurricane.
:D
Forum: Builds! 09-08-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By serrata
I have soooooo much grinding to do. Nothing...

I have soooooo much grinding to do.
Nothing like itchy fiberglass in the forearms from the grinding discs on the 9" angle grinder before going to bed...
Forum: Builds! 09-08-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By serrata
Focus on the rear hatch skinning and cleanup... ...

Focus on the rear hatch skinning and cleanup...

It started out square.
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=135930&stc=1&d=1504920491
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