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Project Never Easy
« on: Jul 02, 2010, 03:55:42 PM »
Hello Everyone,
This is my first truck and my first build. I'm currently a student so my time is mostly taken up by that. I'm starting the build this summer now that I have time to work on it. Here's some info on the truck and my plans.

Truck:
84 std cab
5 speed
Stock

Plans

Front:
RUF/ Drop hanger
High Steer
Power Steering
Locker
5.29s
Diff Armor/ Gusset
U bolt flip
Shocks/ Towers
Longfields

Rear:
Ifs axle
5.29s
Locker(welded)
Chevy Springs
Box frame
Diff Armor
U bolt flip
Shocks/ Tower

Other:
Dual Cases
Bob bed
Partial Exo
Armor
Bucket Seats
Herculiner interior
CB
20R/22R hybrid (maybe)
35s or 37s
Half Doors

This is how it looked when I got it






As you can see it's pretty rusty. Lately I've been cleaning the frame and getting rid of the rust. This build is gonna be slow since I don't have very many parts and am currently looking for a job, but I'm excited to start and can't wait to work on it.
« Last Edit: Mar 23, 2012, 08:58:18 PM by Peterbuilt84 »

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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #1 on: Jul 02, 2010, 03:57:08 PM »
sweet... I can't wait to see it come together... Please post lots of pics.
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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #2 on: Jul 24, 2010, 11:29:42 PM »
Will get some pics of the progress up soon.

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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #3 on: Jul 29, 2010, 01:06:15 PM »
I want to see the pics, where are they??
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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #4 on: Jul 29, 2010, 02:25:18 PM »
I went out of town and didn't get pics before I left, but here they are :biggthumpup:

Here's a before and after of the interior

Before


After



The frame after I sandblasted and painted it. Still not quite done though, have to put shock mount and box the frame.



Progress on the half doors



That's all the progress for now. Finally got some parts so those should be going on soon. Also looking for some tires bigger than the 31's I have now.

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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #5 on: Jul 29, 2010, 10:31:31 PM »
looking good, nice to see the attention to the frame, a lot of trucks need it and don't get it.
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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #6 on: Aug 05, 2010, 04:17:29 PM »
Progress on front end






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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #7 on: Aug 09, 2010, 09:44:43 PM »
Finally gonna get started on my front axle. Going to get a rebuild kit and use the old bearings, they seem fine. Also looking for some 5.29s since I don't think 4.10s and 36s will be fun on the street.

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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #8 on: Aug 10, 2010, 02:10:53 PM »
looking good! you are motivated
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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #9 on: Aug 10, 2010, 06:46:11 PM »
great build Ill be watching
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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #10 on: Aug 10, 2010, 09:12:32 PM »
Thanks guys  :thumbs: I have a month until I go back to school and haven't wheeled at all this summer  :( I'm hoping to finish up in the next couple weeks so I can at least get a couple trips in before I go back.

There should be more progress soon. Axle is torn down, picked up some seals and a rebuild kit today along with some other misc. parts. Hope to clean everything and gusset and truss the axle tomorrow. Also picked up a 5.29 third, looking for another one.

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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #11 on: Aug 18, 2010, 04:50:06 PM »
Updates  :greengrin:

For the past couple days all I've been doing is cutting and grinding. This is how far I've gotten







Also mocked up my front hanger. How does this look :dunno:






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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #12 on: Aug 18, 2010, 05:35:53 PM »
looks good to me
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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #13 on: Aug 19, 2010, 06:11:42 PM »
center it on the frame not the body

Also mocked up my front hanger. How does this look :dunno:

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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #14 on: Aug 19, 2010, 07:19:51 PM »
It is centered on the frame. Measured the crossmember across and found the middle and lined that up with drop hanger.

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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #15 on: Aug 19, 2010, 07:39:17 PM »
ok its just looks like its inline with the body and more to the pass side maybe its just me or the pics angle...
 sorry!
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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #16 on: Aug 19, 2010, 07:43:26 PM »
No its okay :thumbs: I measured it like 3 times before I made the line. I think its just the camera angle.

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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #17 on: Sep 06, 2010, 01:11:40 PM »
Sick I got some parts let me no mabe we can wheel up at buzzerds rd
located in capitola ca

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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #18 on: Sep 06, 2010, 01:40:34 PM »
Sick I got some parts let me no mabe we can wheel up at buzzerds rd
located in capitola ca
Cool, what kind of parts do you have? Maybe when my truck's finished we can check out buzzards rd, I've heard of it before, but never been out there.

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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #19 on: Sep 06, 2010, 01:44:05 PM »
So I'm trying to finish up my truck and wanted to hear your opinions on my rear shackle angle. It's just tacked in right now, but looks a little too vertical  :dunno:

Let me know what you think of it.










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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #20 on: Sep 06, 2010, 02:34:01 PM »
with no weight of any kind back there i'd say near vertical would be better because if you add a bed or flatbed, then spare tire, jack, tools, camping gear, firewood, grill nightlight, whatever i bet they will become almost horizontal. 
i'd leave them where they are or a little more vertical, but thats just me
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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #21 on: Sep 06, 2010, 02:35:11 PM »
Should go back a bit with weight back there, looks good
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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #22 on: Sep 06, 2010, 04:27:40 PM »
I put parts for sale on my new member thred!!

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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #23 on: Sep 06, 2010, 04:30:14 PM »
More wight is going to change the angle
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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #24 on: Sep 06, 2010, 04:31:10 PM »
I'll help let me no

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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #25 on: Sep 11, 2010, 06:38:05 PM »
Set up my first set of gears today. Wanted to know your thoughts on the pattern (sorry for the crappy pics). Gears are Yukon 5.29's with an open toyota 4 cyl carrier. Used the stock shim, can't recall the size. Also used yukon install kit with new bearings. Backlash was 0.007"

 



« Last Edit: Sep 12, 2010, 02:18:47 PM by Peterbuilt84 »

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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #26 on: Sep 11, 2010, 09:39:17 PM »
look good to me!  :thumbs:
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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #27 on: Sep 12, 2010, 02:19:58 PM »
Edited my post with pics of new painted pattern. Thoughts?

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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #28 on: Sep 14, 2010, 01:48:45 PM »
Hey do you still have the original bench?

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Re: 84 Pickup Summer Build
« Reply #29 on: Sep 14, 2010, 01:56:36 PM »
Hey do you still have the original bench?

Yes I do. It's yours if you want it

 
 
 
 
 

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