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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #150 on: May 05, 2012, 03:13:27 PM »
Got to take my Dad from Florida out for a quick trip.  Also, checked out the flex with the modified front end and chevy 63 springs.







Moved my bump stop pads down and now they don't touch, but at least my shaft bumps are up to par,



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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #151 on: May 06, 2012, 06:23:52 AM »
like it can't wait to take my dad up when he gets here. i just hope to have some rock sliders by then. but looks good bud.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #152 on: May 06, 2012, 06:36:25 AM »
Thanks man, yeah these are the same springs that I have installed on every rock crawler I've ever built.  I actually go 59.5"-60" and run a longer shackle.  It keeps the springs soft and really flexy, and I off set that with stiffer shock valving and good bump stops.  I don't carry much weight, and I like the soft ride.  Springs are all done, just need to cut my shackles, currently running an old set of 6" shackles.

ya i need to do some stiffer shock in the rear she is pretty bouncy back there. getting geared though before new shocks. i don't carry weight all the time but i have been know to load her up.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #153 on: May 07, 2012, 03:00:46 PM »
are those shocks made to bottom out like that or are you planing on moving your bump stops?
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #154 on: May 07, 2012, 03:06:30 PM »
are those shocks made to bottom out like that or are you planing on moving your bump stops?

The shaft bump stops I added are intended to compress as pictured.  I might move the cone shaped bump stop pads up, but probably not since they actually do engage on straight (think pot hole) style hits.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #155 on: May 10, 2012, 09:13:19 PM »
Cut some 7.5" eye to eye shackles and started some half doors.



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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #156 on: May 12, 2012, 08:24:20 PM »
First attempt at half doors, first one almost done.



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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #157 on: May 12, 2012, 10:02:13 PM »
Lookin really nice, I like the way this build is comin along.

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #158 on: May 12, 2012, 10:33:21 PM »
Yeah x2 , doors look great  :thumbs:

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #159 on: May 13, 2012, 11:47:41 AM »
Thanks guys!  Here are some test fir pics, and a shot of my door release, a piece of 550 cord with a rubber grommet.  Simple, and best part, NO RATTLES!!!







The inside will get the same HDF panel material that I used on my full size doors, and the paint will match also.

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #160 on: May 13, 2012, 11:56:48 AM »
Looks great  :thumbs:

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #161 on: May 14, 2012, 09:14:22 AM »
nice i am thinking about making some doors for the summer
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #162 on: May 14, 2012, 11:41:16 AM »
nice i am thinking about making some doors for the summer

Go for it!  This is a project that I never thought I'd get into, but now that the hard part is done, I would definitely do another set.  18 gauge sheet metal, and a plasma cutter and welder are about all you need, oh and  grinder with some flap wheels.  I can't believe how much lighter they are vs. a fully dressed door.  And my doors didn't even have speakers in them!  I left the frame so that I can add a snap in window down the road if I feel like some weather protection is in order.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #163 on: May 14, 2012, 02:40:38 PM »
They look good  :biggthumpup: no cup holders ?

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #164 on: May 14, 2012, 03:41:13 PM »
They look good  :biggthumpup: no cup holders ?

Nah, more work, trendy, and I already have em in my center console.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #165 on: May 15, 2012, 06:29:36 AM »
plasma i wish, i do all my cutting with a grinder for now. but now that i have saturated on my truck the tools will be coming soon
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #166 on: May 18, 2012, 01:15:36 PM »
Doors done.  Wheeling Kelly Flats this weekend.  It usually doesn't open till mid or late June, so this is great.









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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #167 on: May 18, 2012, 06:17:23 PM »
those are some good looking half doors
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #168 on: May 18, 2012, 06:23:22 PM »
Lookin good! You should wheel with us sometime. Since its is finally the season and all haha.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #169 on: May 18, 2012, 06:54:58 PM »
doors came out great.  is the 550 cord release spring loaded?
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #170 on: May 18, 2012, 07:12:48 PM »
Lookin good! You should wheel with us sometime. Since its is finally the season and all haha.

I'm always looking for new wheelin' friends.  Where in Colorado are you?  I'm in  Loveland.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #171 on: May 18, 2012, 07:13:41 PM »
doors came out great.  is the 550 cord release spring loaded?

Yes, it uses the lever that would normally attach to the inside door release handle.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #172 on: May 18, 2012, 07:39:22 PM »
Very cool build. Nice to see a 1st gen restored  :biggthumpup:

Probably going to steal your idea for a handle on the half doors, I couldn't think of anything after I did mine.

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #173 on: May 18, 2012, 08:37:03 PM »
I also whipped up this gear tie down thing.   Use door latch strikers for added tie-down provisions.







And had to do some yard wheeling, too!

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #174 on: May 19, 2012, 12:58:31 AM »
I'm always looking for new wheelin' friends.  Where in Colorado are you?  I'm in  Loveland.

I am up in Bailey. So not all too far
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #175 on: May 19, 2012, 03:04:41 PM »
Looks good man! Loving the half doors!
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #176 on: May 21, 2012, 12:31:57 PM »
nice i actually pick up some doors to get started on yesterday. looks good
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #177 on: May 21, 2012, 07:12:45 PM »
Thanks everyone.  I wheeled Kelly Flats outside of Ft. Collins yesterday.  It's pretty funny wheeling a truck on bald 34s in the rain with an open rear diff, but I was able to make it through the trail with no real issues.   I have to admit, I used to think that half doors were just for looks, but the extra visibility was really nice.  Kinda reminded me of being in my runner with no doors, except I didn't get all the mud spray.  Was about to take some pics, but forgot to put my memory card in the camera, oops!
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #178 on: May 22, 2012, 09:11:02 AM »
 :thumbdown: woulda like to have seen pics, oh well next time.  :thumbs:

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #179 on: May 23, 2012, 10:06:45 AM »
Outstanding build
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