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Old 02-14-2017, 05:57 PM
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Nice work, can't wait to see the progress! I'm in the middle of a similar build on a 2000 blazer also
 
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:15 AM
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Those are some serious jack stands. I am glad to see that you are still at it with this build.
 
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Old 02-15-2017, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Tajohns34 View Post
Those are some serious jack stands. I am glad to see that you are still at it with this build.
Thanks man. Needed something to set the ride height on the frame for building the suspension and buying jackstands like these are expensive as h*ll for some reason. I think I have $120 in materials on these things. Finished them up today other than going back with the drill press on the inside tube.

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Old 02-17-2017, 11:37 PM
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Do any of yall have any experience playing with the offroad link calculators and/or able to give me a second opinion on these numbers. So far the front is looking pretty good other than working around a few obstacles on the frame and seeing where the link arms land/what they're gonna interfere with. Main question I think I have is: the upper link on a 3 link, is it ok for it to be 5-10 degrees inward as it is pictured on the sketch?

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Old 02-19-2017, 10:34 PM
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Looking like this is about where all my brackets are going to end up, unless they interfere somewhere once i get things tacked up...then I'll have to go back and work around it. My upper link bracket is ending up behind where the original transmission x-member bolts up, but not too worried about it since I'm planning on fabbing up a new one for more clearance with the front driveshaft as it drops with the axle on the down travel (btw looking for atleast 14-16" of down travel here). So at ride height (how I'm attempting to build it at the moment), 4-6" of up-travel & around 10-12" down. Then on a side note, my panhard is actually only 31-32" long (another thing I'm going to have to work out because my draglink will be somewhere around 32-36" & wont know exactly until I get the steering box and knuckles back in there).

Just for a clarification, the lengths of my links (from the calculator) should be from rod end to rod end, correct?

Current mock up:

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Also a picture of my newly assembled harbor friz special and my sexy new machine:

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Next up before tacking anything will be cutting/plating the frame & more measurements, so any feedback is greatly appreciated!
 
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Old 03-28-2017, 02:20 PM
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Haven't done much with the build lately but I finally found some gold at the junk yard! I've been looking for the trailblazer seats for years and have only found one other set years ago that were in awful condition. These ones cleaned up pretty nice!

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Also got an overhead console with the mode function out of a bravada and wired it in.

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We were out in the field last week and saw all different flavors of this bipolar North Carolina weather lol snow, rain, hail, 80s, and 20s. All in two weeks...

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Figured I'd post some ducks in a row to go with the title... Also loving the interior.... I've been trying to find a trailblazer interior to steal from for mine but no luck so far
 
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Old 04-18-2017, 11:51 AM
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Hope y'all are ready for this. Had a 4 day weekend and got quite a bit done. Front end is all welded up minus steering and track bar which I still need to figure out. Also I need to fit the truss up and weld her in but otherwise the front is good to go. Next weekend my buddy and I are gonna try and start the dual triangulated rear end which would be interesting. So now pictures

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First flex test:

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And a little action shot of me, because why not 😉

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Nice work so far. What is with the Camaro in the driveway?
 
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:25 AM
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Awesome progress. It looks sweet! Lots of flex too, I really like the build
 

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