Shortened 2001 Silverado w/ 40s, Doubler, 14FF, & D60

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    Shortened 2001 Silverado w/ 40s, Doubler, 14FF, & D60

    I guess I'll start cross-posting here. I'm WAYYYY too lazy to copy over the whole build thread. I may add some pictures of how the truck developed over the years to the first couple posts, though.

    Original thread: https://www.pirate4x4.com/threads/20...f-d60.1093018/


    UPDATE for those stumbling into this thread:
    I made the Dirty Dozen in 2018.
    I didn't apply in 2019 since I got married (and it would've been DURING my wedding :laughing.
    My new new goal is to make the final cut of the Ultimate Adventure in 2020.


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    Picture from EJS / Fullsize Invasion in 2019 (one of the multiple 3000+ mile trips I've taken with the truck while doing some hardcore wheeling).


    Photo credit: Owen Rickford

    Another from my most-recent outing:
    Last edited by DMANbluesfreak; 07-12-2020, 08:10 PM.

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              #7
              I was hoping you would drink the kool aide.

              Skids look good. Sub'd

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                Flat Belly skids were the latest project. Below is my latest post update for them:

                No major updates here, except that the skids are DONE and painted. I sprayed all the contact points with Moly Spray to try and quiet down the creaking. I also torqued the screws properly upon install and got them much tighter than my 3/8" impact could. Not sure which of those (if either or both) helped, but the creaking is nonexistent on the road now.

                We'll see if it's any more creaky than before when fully flexed out on the trails - heading to Badlands July 3. I drove around to work and stopped at the grocery store, leaving the truck idling while I went inside for 5 minutes. The floor under the passenger seat is warm, but not too hot to touch (even at the exposed metal areas). The carpet is barely warmer than the carpet elsewhere on the floor. We'll see if I need any more heat shields for the cats - supposed to be 95ish for the Badlands trip.

                The ONLY thing left is to cut and drill some angle iron pieces to bolt into the 3 per side unused holes at the back of the skids for extra support between the frame rails. I likely won't get to this before Badlands, but I also don't expect that area to be in contact with much (famous last words).







                Also slapped a heat shield on the trans line going to the ecobox since it's a few inches away from the exhaust.


                I also added a notch for the driveshaft... JUST in case I ever fully droop the suspension. Likely wouldn't have even contacted if it was fully drooped, but I figured now was the time to address this since I hadn't installed them after paint yet.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by backchat View Post
                  I was hoping you would drink the kool aide.

                  Skids look good. Sub'd
                  Thanks! I get to try them out on some rocks next Friday

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                    #10
                    damn, I guess Ill have to move my thread over too. Ive been going back and forth to see what platform I prefer. on another note, the skids turned out awesome.

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                      Originally posted by wvracer821 View Post
                      damn, I guess Ill have to move my thread over too. Ive been going back and forth to see what platform I prefer. on another note, the skids turned out awesome.
                      I actually liked the new Pirate format a lot, but it really does seem like there's more active people here.

                      And thanks, I'm fairly impressed with them, myself. It was so much god damned work and I didn't even cut and countersink the skids myself lol.

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                        #12
                        Very nice truck. The skids are clean looking.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by ridenby View Post
                          Very nice truck. The skids are clean looking.
                          Thanks!


                          This weekend was productive enough. Last trip out, I noticed one of my welds on my sliders busted, but the gusset was still holding on. Mind you, these sliders were built in a driveway on a buddy's 110v welder FCAW, with a circuit breaker that kept tripping. I'm frankly surprised they lasted this long.

                          I added a weld-on gusset that should be easy enough to remove next summer when I cut the rockers out and make mini-boatsides (no door modifications). The sliders/boatside structure will be all new, so this is entirely a bandaid. Should work just fine, though.



                          The rest of the weekend, I spent cleaning the garage. It was a disaster as it always seems to be after completing a big project.

                          Heading to Badlands on Friday if anyone else is interested in joining.

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                            #14
                            Hey Derek! Good to see you here.

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                              Originally posted by DMANbluesfreak View Post

                              Also slapped a heat shield on the trans line going to the ecobox since it's a few inches away from the exhaust.


                              I'm sure this was talked about in your original build thread. I'm going to be a little lazy and just ask if your ecobox has a seperate cooler or is it plumbed to the trans in some way?

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