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I have 3” blocks 15” wheels and I have bent two bottom strut screws.  

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3 inch with the shims. Once I get the new rims and tires will get at least another 1/2 inch. I plan on cutting off the extra threads once I get “done”.  

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PS put some Jack screws on those brake drums so you can take them off later.

where the drum meets the flange inside I put antiseize on the hub and around the circle opening. to help remove later.

 

I got some spare new drums thay have the jack hole threaded already.

 

Rght now I got one drum stuck on there

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This weekends project, relocate a battery under the bed. Found a small battery, XS Power D925 and battery box that would fit. Fabbed a bracket to mount it between two bed supports. Need a couple of cables to finish it up. 

 

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From the outside, passenger. 

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From the inside 

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That’s cool but how would jump or charge it? 

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5 minutes ago, d.p said:

That’s cool but how would jump or charge it? 

 

At the starter or alternator perhaps.

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6 minutes ago, thisismatt said:

 

At the starter or alternator perhaps.

 

Dang I always just jumped at the battery.  Didn’t know you could do it anywhere else. 

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Positive jumper to the starter lug and negative to the bumper or anywhere on the block.  The alternator is connected to the positive battery terminal through a fusible link, I wouldn't. Starters can draw hundreds of amps. 

 

 

On 7/14/2019 at 12:55 PM, wayno said:

 

 

Some folks don't care if stuff drags, I have seen photos of the lower shock mount/shock stud almost completely ground off from dragging on the ground.

 

They aren't old fucks like you and me. All that maters to them is looks. Same with mad front camber that grinds the tires away and makes it unsafe.

 

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I hope that battery is going to be strapped down as well. go over some big bumps and it will touch the under bed causing a short. At least form the pics  it looks like it. Looking good though.

 

Also get those kick panels covered in the same material as the door panels and seat, im sure your doing carpet as well,. Looking good.

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38 minutes ago, mrbigtanker said:

I hope that battery is going to be strapped down as well. go over some big bumps and it will touch the under bed causing a short. At least form the pics  it looks like it. Looking good though.

 

Also get those kick panels covered in the same material as the door panels and seat, im sure your doing carpet as well,. Looking good.

 

Some Tek screws through the bottom of the battery box into the battery will work a treat

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Be hones its a cool idea but lucky yu live in dry Texas as up in Washing it would see to much water corrosion issue.

all 521 have that one wire that come off the battery. You just make a longer wire?

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5 hours ago, banzai510(hainz) said:

Be hones its a cool idea but lucky yu live in dry Texas as up in Washing it would see to much water corrosion issue.

all 521 have that one wire that come off the battery. You just make a longer wire?

Yep. One long wire. Ground the block to the frame and a feed to the fuse block

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Still waiting on two wheels so decided to take week off and paint the truck. 546 grey green. SR5nxQ7.jpg

 

Sanded back the hood to see what it would look like. Got to see if it grows on me. 

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my 3rd car slash paint booth. 

 

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What am I looking at here?  Your truck was gray in the first post wasn’t it?

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So, what is everyone doing for door seals. My driver side is barely hanging on. My searching wasn’t come up with anything new in the last several years. I see some eBay and I read 1984 Mazda B works. New opinions?  

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I am struggling with door seals for my sons 521. We bought new seals about 2.5 years ago, will have to look back at our records as to where we bought them. Installed them before the doors were hung, once doors were on they wouldn’t fully latch, rubbers are a little to thick.

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I have a RHD wiper assembly short the wiper motor, a long time ago I was going to make either my 521 kingcab or 520 ute into a RHD but I was never able to find a RHD power steering gear for my chassis so I gave up on the idea, I like power steering a lot.

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6 hours ago, Shawn Abbey said:

Gosh!  You have the exact mirrors I’m looking for!  Le t me know if you plan to replace them!

 

Are u referring to the bulky original side mirrors in my first post?  Their not in good shape so I took them off. If you want them u can have them. 

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On 6/15/2019 at 9:41 PM, BrothersGarage said:


I agree with the blending too much, but that can be easily fixed:

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I really like this look👌

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