Back in my old 720

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Re: Back in my old 720

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Post by Justinberni » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:59 pm

And no I won't be going lower in the front or back, I'll be getting drop spindles and raising the torsion bars back up, so I'll be as low as I am now but I'll have drop spindles and tighten my t bars back up to get some suspension back.

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Re: Back in my old 720

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Post by wayno » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:02 pm

Justinberni » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:55 pm wrote: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!

I use whatever I have around here or what I can buy for cheap at the metal surplus yard over on Columbia blvd in Portland, you can buy what you need for the cross member over there and some plate material, likely for less than 50 dollars(they have a 25 dollar minimum).
But you will have to find someone to do the welding, I am not good enough to be welding on other peoples frames.
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Re: Back in my old 720

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Post by Justinberni » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:03 pm

Do you have anything around that you'd wanna sell me to put on top of my frame before I cut it out for a notch?

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Post by wayno » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:06 pm

Justinberni » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:03 am wrote:Do you have anything around that you'd wanna sell me to put on top of my frame before I cut it out for a notch?

Anything like that would have to be made from scratch, it's a tough one if you don't want to cut clearance holes in your box.
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Post by Justinberni » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:10 pm

I really wouldn't mind cutting holes in my bed like you had to, if I do a notch it'll probably be just like yours, seems like the most simple way to accomplish what I need.

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Post by wayno » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:04 pm

Justinberni » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:10 am wrote:I really wouldn't mind cutting holes in my bed like you had to, if I do a notch it'll probably be just like yours, seems like the most simple way to accomplish what I need.

I did a big notch Justin, I had plans to go really low and still have a functioning suspension that didn't drag using the stock rims.
Even though I have lots of travel I will still bottom out if I were to hit a big bump or hole, I may have 6 inches of travel all around, but I only have 2 1/4 inches of clearance in the front(lower control arm), and 3 1/2 inches in the back, to go lower in the back I would have to have the 4X4 leafs de-arched).
What is your clearance at the front leaf mounts right now?
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Re: Back in my old 720

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Post by Justinberni » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:37 pm

About two inches.
Do you think I would need to add to the top of the frame like you did if all I wanna do is take out an inch and a half of a notch from the bottom of the frame rail? I just want enough clearance to bolt a bump stop in there

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Post by wayno » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:07 pm

Justinberni » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:37 pm wrote:About two inches.
Do you think I would need to add to the top of the frame like you did if all I wanna do is take out an inch and a half of a notch from the bottom of the frame rail? I just want enough clearance to bolt a bump stop in there

Jrock did a small notch on his Mazda and he says it's just fine, the notch was about half the frame, it's all in his thread on McRatsun, and I assume he hauls stuff, but I personally would never do a notch like that because I would inevitably bend the frame, I don't know how, but I would screw it up somehow.
How would you do the bump stop, on the side of the frame?
I am sure that if you found someone that was a real good welder, an inch and a half notch would be doable without bracing.
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Post by Justinberni » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:45 pm

So my friend calls me and said "hey I found you something at pick n pull can I stop by?" I said sure. I go outside and he found me a factory tach! Said there was no clock in it though.. Oh well, factory tachs are great, and good friends are the best!
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I have it all installed and wires and it works, I just have part of my cluster off still.

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Post by draker » Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:41 pm

You'll need the resistor that is in the engine bay by the headlights.

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Post by Justinberni » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:13 pm

720's come with them, at least all 4 I've looked at,, plugged tach in and it worked

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Post by 510freak » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:57 pm

Sweet
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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Post by Justinberni » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:41 am

I also put a new speedometer in, this new one has a trip gauge on it, once I find a clock my gauge cluster will be tits.

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Post by 510freak » Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:48 am

Nice!
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


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Post by Justinberni » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:53 pm

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Both trucks are ready for blue lake in the morning. Who's goin??

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Post by wayno » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:55 pm

I am taking the NL320. :)
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Post by Justinberni » Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:18 pm

Are you driving it? Or towing it with something? You should come to the pre meet at IKEA!

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Post by Justinberni » Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:22 pm

Wayne how come you never bring your lowered 520 to any shows?!

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Post by wayno » Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:30 pm

Justinberni » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:22 pm wrote:Wayne how come you never bring your lowered 520 to any shows?!
I took the 520 to Blue Lake the first year it was derivable, but the NL320 is way nicer, and I just decided I wasn't towing anything this time, so the U320 is staying at home this time.
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Re: Back in my old 720

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Post by Justinberni » Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:40 pm

Ohh gotcha. Are you registering it in the show??

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