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thanks for the info. when u build urs post a couple pics up if thats not to much trouble im interested.

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Heres a quick run down of my trac bar build. 

Main tube is 2" OD - 3/16" wall

Inner Tube is 1 5/8" OD - 3/16" wall

I used all urethane bushings and 3/4" bolts.

2 grease zirks...  and a little TLC...








Cut 3/8" plate to fit into my existing gas tank crossmember.  Then ran a triangulated brase back to the frame.














I cut 1/4" plate to make the brackets on the axle.. 












Over all I'm real happy with how it turned out.  Not to mention it works great, with no loss of articulation what so ever..










« Last Edit: Dec 04, 2007, 02:49:55 PM by lbz134 »
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hell yeah that looks pretty damn sweet! nice work!
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Did you only make that trac bar to combat axle wrap?? does it help with body roll on the street at all?
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Did you only make that trac bar to combat axle wrap?? does it help with body roll on the street at all?

Its a trailer queen so im not sure if it really helps with any body roll.. I was getting horrible axle wrap.  I bent 2 sets of rear springs cause of axle wrap..  i think this will cure that problem.
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Ah yeah I was just wondering. I forgot it was a trailer rig. yeah it should help that for sure I am just trying to get feedback from people that have them. I get body roll on the freeway sometimes in high winds just wondering if it might help a little.
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Ah yeah I was just wondering. I forgot it was a trailer rig. yeah it should help that for sure I am just trying to get feedback from people that have them. I get body roll on the freeway sometimes in high winds just wondering if it might help a little.

Are you running any kinda sway bar??
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Nope I cut the stocker off after I lifted it more. Most people just tell me to suck it up cuz they limit flex but I am curious if it actually works for body roll. Its only an issue 5% of the time but it is annoying when it happens.
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Nope I cut the stocker off after I lifted it more. Most people just tell me to suck it up cuz they limit flex but I am curious if it actually works for body roll. Its only an issue 5% of the time but it is annoying when it happens.

Im sure you've heard of the rock ready sway bar by Currie.. My buddy has one on his jeep.  If I still drove mine everyday I'd be getting one.. That thing is awsome!!  Maybe look into that if its a big issue.
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Cool thanks for the info man I will check that out.
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nice job LBZ, i like that trac bar design.
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Hey coop theres a new years day run here locally if your interested, a bunch of rigs that are built are gonna go up and play in the snow up towards jumpoff lookout. Check it out here. http://cegranch.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=3957&start=30
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Sounds good to me... Dont know where thats at but im down.
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its up towards the cowiche kinda. real close to home, i would love to go up to little naches this time of year but i don't think you could really go any where.
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Im in... Let me know where and when.
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Well the time has come to do a little work..   Ordered the Bud Built Tcase clocking kit, frontrange Tcase xmember center plate, and much needed clutch..  So while I wait for parts I dont see any reason not to dovetail the front end?? Starting the dovetail tonight.. Pics comming soon!!:
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Well the time has come to do a little work..   Ordered the Bud Built Tcase clocking kit, frontrange Tcase xmember center plate, and much needed clutch..  So while I wait for parts I dont see any reason not to dovetail the front end?? Starting the dovetail tonight.. Pics comming soon!!:

OH!
no wayyyy!
a serious dovetail or a minor one?
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Well after another long day.. Some Progress..


Passenger side cut off...
























God theres a lot of work left to do...:(   But tommarows another day.
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looks :boobs:   some front dovetails are cool and some are :pokinit:, but yours looks cool

did you have this idea for a while or just get bored and said im going to go cut and dovetail my front end

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looks :boobs:   some front dovetails are cool and some are :pokinit:, but yours looks cool

did you have this idea for a while or just get bored and said im going to go cut and dovetail my front end

Ive allways wanted too, but it took a boring weekend to get me motivated to do it..
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lol i hear that

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whoa!! THAT DAMN TRUCK IS GONNA BE WICKED AFTER THE DOVETAIL UP FRONT!!!
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its already done.... :therethere:

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PRetty wicked truck, sorry to see your selling it...
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PRetty wicked truck, sorry to see your selling it...


man and he continues to keep putting time into it?
thats not fun. :therethere:
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Got the headlights and temporary grill in place..   Almost time to start tackling the hood..  The new grill and corners are ordered..



 

And hell everythings for sale!! For the right price.. :_oops:
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shame to see it go... :down:

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Damn nice work, you dont see doved F&R tacos very often. Looks good. Dunno if you mentioned it but what do you want to build next?
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After a couple 12 hour days of busting my ass... A little progress.. It dosent look like much progress in the pics but trust me theres alot there.. Cut the new grill down, (just needs a little body filler and paint)  built battery box, ran all the wires, painted everything... the list goes on...

















Not to mention pulled the tranny and transfer case... installed new clutch.. and Bud Built Clocking kit!!    Very nice I might add...





Before....






AFTER...





Not to shabby, and very easy to do...
















Still to do... Put tranny/TC back in,  build X-member,  Cut hood down and install hood pins.  Mount Radiator in rear and run all lines... Build new sliders...  and yes do a little bodywork..  Ummmmm???? Then beat the :pokinit: outa IT!!!   oh and flat belly skid.....   :driving:


Damn nice work, you dont see doved F&R tacos very often. Looks good. Dunno if you mentioned it but what do you want to build next?

I dont know what it may be... Im starting to grow kinda fond of this one.. :ladys-man:
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WICKED :pokinit:!!!!! I really want that truck... looks like alot of fun!! VERY NICE WORK!!   :biggthumpup:
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