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The exhaust is done, as is the fuel system and brake lines. I repurposed the old 620 hangers and reworked one of the frontier hangers. I’ll admit it’s a little janky but it’s definitely firm where it needs to be. Next is figuring out an e brake setup and get the driveshaft shortened. 

 

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So good Tank.  Hopefully you're still around here in a couple years when I start peppering you with questions.  You're building your 620 pretty much exactly how I want to (except you need more turbo 😁), but its clear you're WAY better at this than me.

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On 2/26/2021 at 10:33 AM, partytron69000 said:

So good Tank.  Hopefully you're still around here in a couple years when I start peppering you with questions.  You're building your 620 pretty much exactly how I want to (except you need more turbo 😁), but its clear you're WAY better at this than me.

Thanks, I’ll still be around, probably won’t be done! Still have a very long way to go and have less and less time to put in it. Turbos...yeah I might single turbo the Z in a few years, but not the truck. It’s just the putt around truck.

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Front revisited - here’s a peek at the sway bar solution!

Utilizing heim joints between the sway bar end and the lower coil over bolt with a spacer to give clearance to the spring. 

 

I cut the end of the sway bar off about 1-1/2” from where it is full diameter, then rotated it to better fit the heim joint. After that, Z cut both to weld them back together. Everything has plenty of clearance and plays nice together. However I did notch the side of the lower control arm for heim joint clearance.

 

The bar is finished and the paint is drying. But I have a broken bolt in one of the sway bar mounts so I need to fix that. My father in law just got a blast cabinet so I’m going to take the mounts and a few other pieces over to his garage to try it out. So it will be a little bit before it’s fully together. But here are a few pictures.

 

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By the way, early style oem 620 wheels DO NOT fit Isuzu rear brakes with beebani brackets. Not that big of a deal for me since I was planning on putting spacers on anyway. But it would be nice not to have to fool with them if i didn’t want to.

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I could have told you that, since I'm the one that figured out that setup to begin with.  There used to be a thread about it on NWDE, but that forum has been gone for years!  I even cut a rim in half to show why it wouldn't clear.  If I remember right, it won't clear any 14" rim....but I'm not sure.  Heck....I still have the parts from the scrap yard sitting in my shed from when I first did it. lol  I'm a bit slow. 😞  LOL

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1 hour ago, mklotz70 said:

I could have told you that, since I'm the one that figured out that setup to begin with.  There used to be a thread about it on NWDE, but that forum has been gone for years!  I even cut a rim in half to show why it wouldn't clear.  If I remember right, it won't clear any 14" rim....but I'm not sure.  Heck....I still have the parts from the scrap yard sitting in my shed from when I first did it. lol  I'm a bit slow. 😞  LOL

Well I learned the differences of the oem wheels from you, but I was under the impression for the rear kit, some 14s fit. But you would know better than me.

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Bleach pointed me to the Trooper parts many years ago.  There's been way too many projects since then to remember much about these. lol  Sadly, most of that was done on the NWDE forum and the pics were hosted on that forum.....so when it died, everything went with it.  I'm not sure I was using Photobucket back then.

 

***just saw Mike's archive link......sweet!  It might have some of the info....if you can find it. lol :)

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I have a roller! The spacers I have are not the final ones but at least it rolls. 

 

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And then there’s this....uncovered it for the first time in months. Charging the battery and going to wake it back up soon.

 

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5 hours ago, Soundline said:

That’s an impressive car.

 

I’m enjoying the 620 progress, I’m excited to see where it goes.

Thanks. Looking forward to getting it out and driving.

I have had a lot of fun building the truck so far, hope to be working on the body soon.

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I was able to get the parking brake mostly done. The only part left to sort out is the connection between the handle cable and the new setup. This is a universal kit from CPP that came with everything but the brackets. I made those and welded them to the lower link brackets. Since I swapped it from the left side of the frame to the right, I’ll need to add an insulated clamp to the bottom of the bed to hold the left side up out of the way of the driveshaft, but that will be easy. The angle iron represent the bottom of the bed and cab. I left a lot of cable on the front side and plan to cut that once I know how I’m going to connect it to the cable coming from the cab. 

 

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5 hours ago, ]2eDeYe said:

Looks like a nice kit. 

 

How are you planning to set up the handle?

Not sure yet, I need the cab on to go any further but I’d like to just modify the stock cable. But the inner cable looks like it needs to be replaced, it’s a little rusty. I’ll end up routing it over the transmission and through the right torsion bar tube since it’s not there anymore. 

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