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    #76
    Nice work on the bed sides. I did similar to keep body lines but didn't go as large. 40" tire doesn't really fit but allows a lower ride height. A lot of work!
    1972 F-250 2wd to 4wd conversion - 460/C6/205, D60/10.25

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      #77
      Originally posted by rattle_snake View Post
      Nice work on the bed sides. I did similar to keep body lines but didn't go as large. 40" tire doesn't really fit but allows a lower ride height. A lot of work!
      Your truck looks really good, I like it a lot. I was originally going to do something similar on my bedsides but then just got excited and kept going

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        #78
        Here's a pretty terrible picture of my wheel/tire combo, I had them mounted a couple days ago. Raceline Raptors I bought used a few years back for cheap. I thought they might be a little too bling but they're not too bad, especially when paired with 40's.Click image for larger version
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        I couldn't resist throwing them on real quick for some motivation.
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          #79
          Since I was waiting on some stuff to show up I went ahead and started on the front end. Everything is gone except the steering box and engine cross member, which I want to keep on for mock up.

          Old 2wd IFS brackets cut off and frame ground smooth. Glad that parts over. Ready to start adding metal now.
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            #80
            Been trying out different springs and axle locations. Set the truck at ride height and now have the proper pinion angle written down.

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            Ended up settling on some stock chevy 52" springs with the overload removed. I might swap a spring or add one in later but it's the combo I liked the most, so it will work for now.

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            The premade Barnes leaf spring hangers made set up a little better. I moved them a few times as well.

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              #81
              With everything mocked up as good as it was going to get I double checked my measurements and got ready to remove the front cross member and finish everything up on the bench.

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                #82
                For the front cross member I went with some 3/16" thick 4x4 tube.

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                End caps are 1/4" and drilled to accept 5/8" hardware. The nuts will get welded to the back of the plate and be captured inside the tube.

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                  #83
                  Fab work is clean AF !

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                    #84
                    Originally posted by Bebop View Post
                    Fab work is clean AF !
                    Thanks!

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                      #85
                      Blasted some holes in the 4x4 cross member.

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                      Cleaned up the holes with some help from these guys. That big one can get sketchy if you're not paying attention.

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                      After making the rear recovery points out of some 1" plate I decided to spend the 35 bucks and save some time on the front. I'm definitely getting a stick of 1x2 flat bar next time I'm at my metal supplier though.

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                        #86
                        Some of the main parts.

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                        Trying to keep everything flat.

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                        Starting to take shape now. The receiver tube and recovery points go through the 4x4 and will be welded on both sides.

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                          #87
                          Side gussets are 1/4" and tie into the recovery points.

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                          Front gussets are 3/16" plate.
                          The large flat plate under the receiver is where the winch will live. This is the under side

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                            #88
                            Dope AF
                            1972 F-250 2wd to 4wd conversion - 460/C6/205, D60/10.25

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