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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:01 pm 
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Hope I can show up in OR sometime and get a ride in that suckah! Inspiring. Thinkin' long haul 2022 road trip...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:33 pm 
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Dart270 wrote:
Hope I can show up in OR sometime and get a ride in that suckah! Inspiring. Thinkin' long haul 2022 road trip...

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Come on down!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:48 am 
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After struggling with short springs, cut springs, shocks and lowering shocks I bit the bullet and ordered up some coilovers.
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To improve the spring ratio I decided to mount the coilovers outboard of the frame instead of inside the frame as original.
That meant cutting the side of the spring pocket off the frame. How to make a nice flat, plumb, straight cut? Lasers!
With the laser lever set up I marked a cut line with a paint pen.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:39 am 
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Cool stuff!

Innovative projects require innovative $oulitions!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:41 am 
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Lovin' it. If you care to post the type/brand/model of your laser level, I'd be interested.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:57 am 
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Lovin' it. If you care to post the type/brand/model of your laser level, I'd be interested.

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Hey Lou, It's a Bosch. Chosen because it was cheap. Works fine though. If I was buying another one now I would look for something that has the ability to lock out the leveling mechanism. As it is I can only project vertical and horizontal lines but it would be real handy to be able to set it up to project a line at any angle of my choice.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:43 am 
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Cool. Thank you very much. Good points.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2021 2:46 pm 
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All I have to say is; when I grow up, I want to move next door to ProCycle.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:36 pm 
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All I have to say is; when I grow up, I want to move next door to ProCycle.

Come on over! There's always room for one more project :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:11 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:00 am 
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Drool...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:43 am 
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Here's what I did to shorten the bed.

Sprayed a little white primer in the areas where I needed to make cuts. And set up the laser to mark the lines.
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Then gave it the chop with a cutoff wheel in the angle grinder.
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And tacked it back together
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12-1/2" removed from both the front and the back of the bed.
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The bed has to be dropped 1-1/4" to line up with the cab. Rear fenders need to be cut for tire clearance. New mounts fabricated at the rear of the bed.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2021 3:41 pm 
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How about an interior shoot?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:09 pm 
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kesteb wrote:
How about an interior shoot?

Not much to see yet

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:21 pm 
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Hey @keysteb
Here's a better current interior shot

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