DBrown's BII

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DBrown
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Postby DBrown » Tue May 31, 2005 8:03 pm

flexed it before I put it on the trailer today.......
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71 Bronco - twin sticked, full width, 2" lift, wristed arm, lots of rust...

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broncoo
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Postby broncoo » Tue May 31, 2005 9:50 pm

marinebroncoii wrote:I'm going to build my own mounts to eliminate some of the drop. When I do, I'm going to make it so the bushing is nuetral when the suspension is at rest.

Looking forward to a trip report!


that's what i did rides much better and flexes a bit more too

i just used some 1" plate(for the bushings) and 1/4x6" F/b and tucked em up as high as i could they only stick 3-4" below the frame

plowboy
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Postby plowboy » Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:47 am

There is entirely too much daylight between the fender and the tire. I think you need some 44s. :D
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DBrown
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Postby DBrown » Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:24 am

There is entirely too much daylight between the fender and the tire. I think you need some 44s. grin


yeah, I am waiting till I can get ahold of some cash. I want to do the larger tires and axles at the same time so I don't keep breaking junk. once I get the suspension to completely flex out this weekend I will know about how big I can go. I am also planning on lowering the body a little so I need to watch it with that also.
71 Bronco - twin sticked, full width, 2" lift, wristed arm, lots of rust...

http://www.catalystcycles.com

plowboy
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Postby plowboy » Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:50 pm

Dude it looks great! I wish I had that much time, skills, money, did I mention skills. Looks like a lot of fun.
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marinebroncoii
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Postby marinebroncoii » Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:04 am

Would you be able to take a measurement of your springs with you truck sitting on some level ground. I am really thinking about using those instead of the ones I have and am going to experiment with leafs till I get the flex I want. I don't know :wtf: I was thinking back when i decided what gears to get, but I never researched to double check that that is what I should have used and got 4.88s to go with 39.5s. I will have to see how it does with the slightly built 5.0 and 2500 RPM stall torque converter with those, but I will probably end up getting some 5.13, 5.27, or 5.38s for it depending on what they make for my axles and how much lower I need to go. I am thinking 5.38s cause even at 75 (the max I would want to go in it) my RPMs wouldn't be anywhere near redline.
8-9" susp, 3" body lift, 39.5x16 TRXUS STS, 342 stroker, C6, NP205, D44HD mini spool-coil sprung, D60 limited slip, 4.88s

DBrown
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Postby DBrown » Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:10 pm

well, I would but I bent my coil buckets while on the trail. if I gave you one it wouldn't be very accurate. I seem to remember 24" uncompressed, let me dig threw some notes and stuff I got from my build and I will see if I can get you a number.
71 Bronco - twin sticked, full width, 2" lift, wristed arm, lots of rust...

http://www.catalystcycles.com

DBrown
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Postby DBrown » Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:22 pm

in case people reading this have not been watching on other posts this truck is no longer around it was gutted and crushed.

if there are any questions about what I did feel free to post up but I just wanted everyone to know its gone.
71 Bronco - twin sticked, full width, 2" lift, wristed arm, lots of rust...

http://www.catalystcycles.com

FatMan
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Postby FatMan » Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:40 pm

:frown: a moment of silence................. i wish i lived closer i would love to have your help on the half cab you did on that rig.
Darker than your average wheeler!!!!

DBrown
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Postby DBrown » Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:41 am

if you lived closer I would have given you the body.........it was pretty rough though.
71 Bronco - twin sticked, full width, 2" lift, wristed arm, lots of rust...

http://www.catalystcycles.com

DBrown
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Postby DBrown » Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:19 am

I know I have been posting alot lately about the new project 71 but I did start a cardomain site that I am posting alot of stuff on.

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2179914/1

I just figured it would be an easier way for everyone to see what I was up to
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71 Bronco - twin sticked, full width, 2" lift, wristed arm, lots of rust...

http://www.catalystcycles.com


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