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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #60 on: Nov 26, 2006, 07:55:20 PM »
I'm not sure if the EFI head will work, at this point I don't know what version this engine is. I am going to run the carb for a while, and if it becomes an issue, I figure I will get a new crate 22RE and add my injection.

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #61 on: Nov 26, 2006, 09:05:38 PM »
doesnt matter what bottom end u have, they will all work in some way, ive used a few carbed bottom ends

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #62 on: Nov 27, 2006, 08:10:30 PM »
started building a tire carrier, its going to sit in the back at an angle, the tube pictured will be one side of the mount, going to drop a tube in sort of a "u" shape right over the factory tube crossmember that will be a few inches higher than this one, tieing in to it. I am giong to tie the shock mounts into this also.....


I got it all tacked in and realized that the tire won't fit over this bar, and under the top bar....so I think I am going to cut the rear and cap it, kind of like a lot of the latest twisted customs buggies. I think that should look good, and then the tire will slide right back there.

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #63 on: Nov 28, 2006, 09:26:18 AM »
dude I totally dig that burton snowboard on the wall.  Totaly retro.


But in regards to the truck.  I really like it the new tubing out back.  A couple of friends and i are coming down to Moab in March.  I'll let you know the dates.  We'll have a couple of really capible rigs and it'd be cool if you wanted to wheel with us for a day or two.

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #64 on: Nov 28, 2006, 10:04:59 AM »
Its a really old splittail...one of these days I'm going to get it back out:)

I am always up for Moab:)(just not during jeep week;))

Going to try and finish the spare mount tonight, then on to a tool box mount.

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #65 on: Dec 06, 2006, 04:09:17 PM »
You run in Montrose, CO?  If so that is where I live.  What trials do you go on?  I have a stock 87 for now.  I have gone up part of Clutch Creek(not very far) if you know where that is.

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #66 on: Dec 06, 2006, 06:04:09 PM »
Love the jack stands.  Gotta do what ya gotta do

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #67 on: Dec 07, 2006, 01:02:37 PM »
went up Calamity, Die Trying, and then over to Moab to run Pritchett. Would've done topless and cactus one and two but it was raining a LOT...not much fun there in the rain.

Which part of the jackstands??

The ones welded to wheels sitting on cinder blocks, or the tube welded to the rear crossmember?

Gotta do what you gotta do :disturbed: :burnout:

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #68 on: Dec 07, 2006, 01:28:42 PM »

Which part of the jackstands??

The ones welded to wheels sitting on cinder blocks, or the tube welded to the rear crossmember?

Gotta do what you gotta do :disturbed: :burnout:


The ones welded to wheels sitting on cinder blocks Great idea

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #69 on: Dec 07, 2006, 03:21:44 PM »
aah...I would've had four(used the old wheels that were on it when I got it) except that one of them had different backspacing than the others, so I have two. Oh well I suppose, they take up a fair amount more room and can't be stacked, so at least i only have to find room for two :)

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #70 on: Dec 11, 2006, 07:58:25 AM »
I got a little more done this weekend, man I have a lot of respect for people who make tube look easy! Being somewhat of a novice at it, so far it seems to be coming out great, but its very time consuming.

I built a tire carrier, I am usually the "leave it at the trailer" guy, but a friend bought me the fabtech kit, and having an extra 100 lbs over the rear axle probably isn't a bad thing.

So I cut the center bar, capped it, and made a tire mount. First I thought of a really complex and cool looking(I thought) mount, but then figured out thats way to much of a PITA. Then I thought of a simpler way, and that worked so so at best. So Then I re-thought it and came up with an in-between solution that turned out prefect

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #71 on: Dec 11, 2006, 08:06:03 AM »
Added a couple of downtubes, done for today!

I ordered limit straps from Polyperformance, so when they get here I will weld in a center mount, and then re-install and re-charge the shocks. 

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #72 on: Dec 13, 2006, 11:46:57 AM »
Tire carrier looks sweet, keep up the pics of your cool rig!!

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #73 on: Dec 13, 2006, 04:43:50 PM »
I agre :yesnod: the tire carrier look sweet the way you set it up  :thumbs:

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #74 on: Dec 14, 2006, 01:24:48 PM »
Thanks, it been a long time coming!

limit straps are in today, hope to get something finished maybe this weekend. Next up is finishing storage area then paint, which might be a little tough 8)

It'll look pretty cool when its done, I'm thinking either re-shooting red or my first choice which is a real light blue, I preferr a bright color, and something that is different. I'd like it to stand out :)

Maybe I should name it, all good rigs seem to have a name...
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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #75 on: Dec 23, 2006, 04:09:04 PM »
I love it so far! Keep up the good work and photographs!
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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #76 on: Jan 13, 2007, 09:20:29 PM »
took it out in the snow recently, its been a little cold and I've been a bit busy lately. I wanted to set up limit straps this weekend, but its below zero all weekend and I don't feel like freezing in the garage, plus no trails are clear right now :sad2:  normally indy is open most of the year but they've got a bunch of snow :shake: :shake: not sure when this winter will end :thumbdown:

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #77 on: Jan 13, 2007, 09:22:10 PM »
one more :burnout:

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #78 on: Jan 15, 2007, 07:40:16 AM »
Did you make it though the pile?   :greengrin:
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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #79 on: Jan 15, 2007, 07:46:07 AM »
nope :)

luckily a lady came by and was willing to pull me out with her grand cherokee:)

but it was the only time that day I got stuck. I haven't gotten it out since, I'm dying to hit a trail but we've got a record snow winter going :shake:it figures since I finally get it done enough to wheel it.

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #80 on: Jan 16, 2007, 09:38:31 PM »
Lookin good, where do you live?

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #81 on: Jan 17, 2007, 12:25:49 AM »
Haha...that is a lot of snow.
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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #82 on: Jan 17, 2007, 10:42:48 AM »
I am in Denver, and there's still a ton of snow left but the roads are clear and its going to be sunny and 40 this weekend, so I'm off to Grand Junction to wheel Billings Canyon this weekend :)

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #83 on: Jan 17, 2007, 04:28:37 PM »
looking good  8)

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #84 on: Mar 29, 2007, 06:33:09 AM »
finally got some more done, I cut 1 6" or so piece if 2x4 .250 square tube diagonally, set it on the frame just in front of the factory tubular crossmember in the rear, and then added sheet metal on top so I have a place to tie down a couple of ammo cans, perfect holders for spare parts, fluids, straps, etc.. I painted the gas tank last night, and got some new hose so I can re-mount the tank and relocate the filler somewhere more accessible(and not hanging:))

Heading to Montrose over easter, and then I will be in Moab for Cruise moab 2007, really excited about that!! Should have a set of new Poisen Spyder Customs beadlocks and 42" Irocs before then too :beer: :beer:



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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #85 on: Mar 29, 2007, 08:12:34 AM »
Any updated pics of the truck?
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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #86 on: Mar 29, 2007, 09:50:04 AM »
HEading to Montrose over easter, and then I will be in Moab for Cruise moab 2007, really excited about that!! Should have a set of new Poisen Spyder Customs beadlocks and 42" Irocs before then too :beer: :beer:

You will love the IROK's   I just got a set for my buggy and couldn't be happier.  They work awesome in the snow and just as good in the rocks and wet stuff.  I still hope we can go wheeling sometime when I'm out in your area.  My buddy and I are probably going to be in cortez for thanksgiving and bring our rigs down for some wheeling in Moab. 

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #87 on: Mar 31, 2007, 07:55:31 AM »
I'll put up some when I get to work later. I've got a Macbook at home now and all the super cool Mac video and music and photo stuff on it I still can't figure out how to resize to save my life!

I'm looking forward to the Irocs, my TSL's have been great, but I'm ready for a bigger tire, and I'm pretty sure I'll stay at a 42 inch tire for a while :)

Gotrocks November should still be a good time in Moab, it'll be off season (read=cheap) and the weather is typically still good. Could run into a little weather, but probably not much. I'll let you know how Cruise Moab is next month!

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #88 on: Mar 31, 2007, 11:12:16 AM »
Here are a few pics. Took a 6-8" piece of 2x4 .250 square I had laying around, and cut it diagonally. Then I put that on the frame, and put a piece of 1 3/4" tube between it.

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Re: 85 pickup re-born
« Reply #89 on: Mar 31, 2007, 11:21:00 AM »
Then I stiched some sheet metal on the top, and voila, a nice level place for two ammo cans. I put a tab on the bottom of the frame on either side of this so I can strap them down also. Next up is mounting the gas tank, I got new hose for the filler neck so I can get that hard mounted(this way I don't have to have it zip tied up anymore :))

 
 
 
 
 

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