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Old 05-29-2013, 07:50 PM
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Default Finally motivated to work on Baby Beast 2 a little

Been a long time now since I had the motivation to work on the truck, so I thought I'd post up a little progress.

I bought Crash's tires and wheels from him (great deal), but the wheels weren't doing it for me. So, I swapped back to my factory alloys, which required a little more effort, but fit the truck better, IMO.

They are a 285 75, which is really all the tire I want to run on this truck, for now at least. Any bigger requires more work than I want to do, or can afford at the moment.

I like the ride of these over my MTR's and the AT suits my needs better. This is a DD, and goes wheeling on the weekends.

AT's never really held me back on my old truck, so I doubt I'll have any issue with these.

In addition, I did some side work and got a new ARB bull bar in payment, which I picked up from slee a week and a half ago. Easy install, and less fab work for me.

Here is how the truck is sitting now with the Toytech lift, and 33's.



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Old 05-29-2013, 07:59 PM
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Then, two weekends ago, I regeared the truck to 4.3 from the 4.1 that was in there. I found a good elocked third for the rear, so I have a 4.1 elocked rear third for sale. This is about perfect. It can cruise from Denver to Bailey up 285 in 5th the whole way, and I can drop to 4th when I need to accelerate quickly.

So, last weekend, I started on the rear bumper. I removed the factory hitch, and cut the receiver out with the plasma, to save time. I fabbed a new hitch portion, which will serve as the skeleton for the rear bumper.





Still working on the speed and stickout length. Getting too erratic here, but practice makes perfect.





Here is the finished product



I had some other pics but they didn't come out. I cut the frame off just behind the rear body mounts, and re did it in 1/4" plate, extending back along the inner part of the frame. Here is a shot of the back end, but nothing was done in this pic



More to come.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:24 PM
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Awesome Isaac, glad to see you building a little again.

What are your plans for your rear bumper/tire carrier?
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Awesome Isaac, glad to see you building a little again.

What are your plans for your rear bumper/tire carrier?
Its a tire carrier. It will have some provisions for a propane cylinder, my CO2 tank, and gas cans, but all will be bolt on, and built later.

I didn't get pics, as the camera died, but the top and front plates are on, and the spindle is in. Its a nice unit: Poly Performance spindle with dual roller bearings. The new 211 did a nice job burning it in even though it is a solid 1 3/4 thick machined piece. I'll get some more pictures soon.

I still need to plate the forward section, and build the mounts for the front of the side wings to attach, and then fab up the wings.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:52 AM
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Its a tire carrier. It will have some provisions for a propane cylinder, my CO2 tank, and gas cans, but all will be bolt on, and built later.

I didn't get pics, as the camera died, but the top and front plates are on, and the spindle is in. Its a nice unit: Poly Performance spindle with dual roller bearings. The new 211 did a nice job burning it in even though it is a solid 1 3/4 thick machined piece. I'll get some more pictures soon.

I still need to plate the forward section, and build the mounts for the front of the side wings to attach, and then fab up the wings.
Oh you made that? I thought it was a Smittybuilt.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:58 AM
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Hey now, smittybuilt is high quality stuff. Probably better made than this will be!

I would have just had you come build it, but I knew you wouldn't be seen near a mini

Of course, had I known what I know now, I would have kept the cash and I'd be going to rubicon, rather than having a bumper and some steel. Thought I could pull them both off, so I have to take some consolation that I might actually get THIS truck out to wheel this summer.

Its been helping to lift my spirits a bit.
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Lookin' good. What about sliders?
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:28 AM
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They are on the list. Got lots to do.
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You're welcome to come over & use the bender anytime. Die sets in 1", 1.5", & 1.75".
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