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Grill, lights are on which was a pain because it was all bent up as you see in the older pictures but i did what i could until i can afford to buy the whole front bezel and grill with from one of our member, but money is tight, so for now use what i have, i just want to drive. 

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:ninja: Thanks to my fam's, close to finish. last set of pics.

 

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Looks great!  How does it run and drive?

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Thanks Guys, yes it runs and drives, just have few things left working on the exhaust and bleeding the brakes. 

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When I ran drum brakes all around I found that keeping them adjusted was the key to having them work there best.  Nice work bring this one back to being road worthy.  Congrats!

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Charlie69, Thanks, had to be creative with little funds. Drums brake take a little to get use to and you are right it has to be adjusted to get them working, soon should get a video with the pickup. 

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In this picture bed looks a little low. 

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Still waiting to send grill / head light sections

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Gene look at the pictures he has them.

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Charlie69, i check it out and the bushing needs to be change, in the winter going to pick up the parts. 

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Gene, 

 

I will pm you, still need the grill and lights but things been a roller coaster, trying to make a dollar out of .50. 

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Weak front suspension a little to get it down lower, and deal with the back on the weekend. 

 

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Hello Guy,

 

This is a very old topic but i have to ask because i am doing something wrong, i lowered the front of the truck with the torsion bar but i thing i am doing it wrong because as other guys described they reindex  the torsion bar and there truck would be really low. Guy let me know what i am doing wrong, the tire size is 195/50/15 15x8 rim.  :confused:

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I think i have the same size tire on my 521....

 

If I read your question right, what I did was set it lower than what I wanted by indexing the torsion bar then used the adjusters to bring it back up to my desired ride height..

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What happens is that the torsion bar arms can get below the cross member when you don't re-index them, then when it drags on the ground it can ruin the torsion bars and then you need a new ones, that is why you re-index them.

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Morning guys,

 

Thanks for the information  and i go back and try it again,

Question once i have remove the torsion bar and mark the spot were it was,

raise the wheel to the desire height 

now i am installing back the torsion bar to the spot were it was, 

is this were i reindex it, is it from my original mark, i go one spline up or down.

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The index comes down to desired ride height and how the adjusters are lined up, but yes you have the right idea... you'll need to put it back on the ground with it's weigh to see where it ends up....

the biggest thing is like Wayno said is make sure your adjusters are not gonna hit anything while driving....

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me and charlie reindexed my torsion bars on my 521 and then adjusted the bolts after 521 was on the tires to desired ride height 

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Morning Guys,

 

First time i did it, did mark the torsion bar and it fell, two strikes, this is what i notice when remove the torsion bar completely on both side, passenger side seat lower about 1/2 inch plus bump stumps removed also, so i am confused with this one. Could it be one shock is blown and thats why? any thoughts on this.

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Shocks should have nothing to do with ride height.... they only are there so your not bouncing like a low rider....

The 1/2" you should be able to correct with the adjusters..... how are those set?....

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