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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby izzo » Sun May 17, 2015 8:07 pm

jayden71 » Sat May 16, 2015 5:50 pm wrote:Nice to see I am not the only one that uses Delo 15-40w in my rigs. Its plentiful for me at work, couple of 50 gallon drums of it in the shop. Gets a little thick in the North Dakota winters but, never had any problems!


BTW, nice score!!



I use it to. recommended to me by Micromachinery!
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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby draker » Sun May 17, 2015 10:15 pm

I use it also. Cheeeeeeap and good
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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby Justinberni » Tue May 26, 2015 11:02 pm

So I'm gonna be buying drop spindles within the next month some time, and I'm aware I'll need another alignment after this, and I'm also aware that an alignment is basically a waste of money with warn suspension parts so what all should I replace?
I plan on buying lower ball joints(uppers were just replaced) and inner/outter tie rod ends, and holding onto them until putting drop spindles on and do it all at once then get it aligned. Is there anything else I should do while I'm at it?
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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby Laecaon » Tue May 26, 2015 11:05 pm

Tension control rod bushings. Idler arm if possible.
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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby Justinberni » Tue May 26, 2015 11:05 pm

Also I didn't realize how long it's been since I've posted an update here.
Just reindexed my torsion bars the other day, and have the rear dropped on 4" blocks and one lead pulled.
That's my suspension set up for now.
Drop spindles soon, and after that either 720 4x4 leafs, or bell tech drop leafs and a smaller block, and a c notch this summer since I won't have to drive it to school, I can have it all tore apart for a few days and just walk to work.
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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby Justinberni » Tue May 26, 2015 11:06 pm

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Forgot to post a picture..
3 posts in 5 minutes, sorry fellas haha
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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby Justinberni » Sun May 31, 2015 8:58 am

Picked up the wheels I've been wanting for a long time, got them for only $50 and they cleaned up pretty nice.
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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby 510freak » Sun May 31, 2015 9:03 am

Those are going to look awesome on there!
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.
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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby Justinberni » Sun May 31, 2015 9:10 am

510freak » Sun May 31, 2015 10:03 am wrote:Those are going to look awesome on there!


I'm sure hoping so! Just need to decide what tire I want and if I want spacers or not.. I got lucky though, I've been wanting some of these for awhile and found some for super cheap
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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby flatcat19 » Sun May 31, 2015 10:40 am

Did you get the caps with them?
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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby Justinberni » Sun May 31, 2015 11:56 am

flatcat19 » Sun May 31, 2015 11:40 am wrote:Did you get the caps with them?


Yeah I've got all the caps
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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby izzo » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:26 pm

Do those use mag shank lugs or regular lugs
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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby Justinberni » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:07 pm

Update on my truck..
I got 4x4 leafs! Was gonna get drop leafs but Wayno told me not to waste my time on those and get the 4x4 leafs instead, I disagreed with him and said I want the extra drop of the drop leafs, then like always went home, thought about what he said and realized he's probably right, 4x4 leafs will do plenty and it's nice being stiffer.
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Also we slammed my brothers 620, bout the same time as installed my new springs.
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And then I got a killer deal on some Titan wheels! Still need two more tires, picking them up tomorrow..
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And now I've got some sr5 wheels laying around, so why not throw them on my brothers 620 until I have a purpose for them?!Image
When I get my other two Titan wheels on I'll throw the yota wheels on the 620 and take it out of the garage and take better pictures.

Also just got that 620 running, it needed a thermostat housing bolt redrilled and threads tapped in, and I fucked that up beyond repair, so Wayne sold me a new t stat housing, so me and my brother put it all back together and it's running good, he will make a thread soon I'm sure.
Man that had to be the 100'th time Wayno saved my ass, thanks again Wayne!
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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby wayno » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:26 pm

Your Welcome Justin, it looks good. :)
Your truck looks just about level now, how much room you have between the axle and frame now?
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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby Justinberni » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:28 pm

Quarter inch maybe... Definitely time for a mild C notch.
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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby Justinberni » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:30 pm

But for the first time in my life I think I can say it sits were I want and I have zero desire to go Lower until I can do some fab work, which I'll need a lotta practice for. Like making a new crossmember.. That thing hangs way too low.
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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby wayno » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:38 pm

Justinberni » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:30 pm wrote:But for the first time in my life I think I can say it sits were I want and I have zero desire to go Lower until I can do some fab work, which I'll need a lotta practice for. Like making a new crossmember.. That thing hangs way too low.



That's why I put that flat cross member in mine, but I also did a full depth frame notch, but I had to cut holes in the bed because of that.
I can go lower, but then I drag going in and out of my driveway, I didn't like that, so I raised it just enough not to drag, to get it any lower I would have to do a body drop, that is not something that is going to happen, to much work, and I would have to cut a hole in the hood to clearance the valve cover, and I will not do that either.
How far are your lower shock mounts off the ground?
You likely will need to find some 1968-73 510 wagon lower shock mounts/leaf plates now to get some ground clearance.
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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby Justinberni » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:00 pm

What I wanna do most right now is a c notch. I just want a 2" notch and no not to go any lower, just go get some suspension.. And I want to raise my front shock mounts, but as I said before and as you already know I'm not good at nor do I have access to a welder!
Eventually I'll get drop spindles and raise my torsion bars back up..
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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby wayno » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:50 pm

Justinberni » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:00 pm wrote:What I wanna do most right now is a c notch. I just want a 2" notch and no not to go any lower, just go get some suspension.. And I want to raise my front shock mounts, but as I said before and as you already know I'm not good at nor do I have access to a welder!
Eventually I'll get drop spindles and raise my torsion bars back up..



Something you need to think about when using drop spindles is that you will need to use 15 inch wheels, but maybe you already have them as the ones on your truck are not stock.
I can weld, but I really don't know how to weld that well, I always over build what I weld so it will not break, but a half frame notch is not something that I am willing to do, there is not a real easy way to over build a half notch, it has to be done right to start with.
I would never do a half notch on my frame, I would be afraid it would break.
If your center cross member is dragging, then the lower shock mounts must almost be on the ground also, and so would the front leaf mount, likely less than 2 inches clearance.

BTW, I know you say you just want to do a small "C" notch to get some suspension travel, but when you find some drop spindles, you will want to get the rear lower by the same amount, you will then only have a quarter inch clearance again, you need to do whatever "C" notch you need for the future, why do it twice.
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Re: Back in my old 720

Postby Justinberni » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:55 pm

Yeah I know whatcha mean but I don't have access to another frame to take metal from like you did so I'll have to figure something else out!

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