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Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991609 02/24/13 01:24 AM
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Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991610 02/24/13 06:09 AM
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i had taken my work truck(4x4ranger)"off road", nuzzling thru some brush. it took me a couple of days to find a route for some other equipment....upshot is that i damaged the radiator and that a/c radiator. i started looking more carefully at suzi's frontend.
started brush resistant modifications.
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worked over some expanded aluminum after adding a new brace above the winch.
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the pieces of grill fit back on.
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i still need to work on below the winch guarding.

addition022413
made some more......
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suzi the psychic wants to run next month.
i'm starting to use my "smart" phone as a camera. doesn't make me a better photographer........

redo022413again
liked some of it. took it all apart. bought some material. gotta go to work tomorrow.

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Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rxinhed] #991611 02/24/13 06:59 AM
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an exellent excuse to go north.
perhaps i can make my way this season?
i'm starting to think about starting to plan.
a run a month thru october is the idea.
mabe.....


'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
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Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991612 02/28/13 09:09 AM
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got the redo on the brush guard done enough. i managed to break and repair what's left of suzi's grill.....
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i have to replace the left drag link- bent it last season.
also have to rewire the driving lamps- changed the wire routing due to nose job.


'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv
Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991613 03/02/13 08:04 AM
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the replacement drag link is larger in diameter than the original. came from a 95(?) 4door.
drive lamps rewired.
run scheduled 0314-031813......


'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv
Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991614 03/20/13 04:00 AM
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suzi and i went on a road trip. we did a lot of highway grind down to riverside(ca) and then another highway grind over the grapevine to visalia, where i finally got off that stuff and headed east..... i was trying to get to wishon.
no road problems, but couldn't get past a gate.
camped along the n kings. i'll check some pics and mabe post.
suzi performed real well.
i discovered the center link is worn- ordered replacement today.

picad032013
lots of flowers blooming.
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'gress032413
centerlink replaced. made sure to squeeze out as much grease as possible and mess with the boots on the tie rod joints when i beat them off the old centerlink w/a pickle fork.
there must be a better way to do that.... a puller?

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'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv
Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991615 04/07/13 06:29 AM
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i have started a bit of an armor project.
i'm trying to put a skid under the tranny/transfer case.
i see that i'm hitting the front mounts for the(rear) drag links and beating up the front body mount mounting.

adpic0407
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got some scrap mabe i can hang on her.....

gressrep040713
i welded some mounting tabs on the font cross beam.
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also modified the transmission/transfer case cross beam, adding mounting points.
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i made some struts to bolt to the mount points, and plan on making some sheet metal i have fit.
seems to be happening ok so far.......

mogress040913
i made this. now i'm gonna try expanding this idea.
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Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991616 04/07/13 02:54 PM
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Is there a Samurai front axle in your plans? Would keep your body mounts secure.

Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rxinhed] #991617 04/07/13 05:24 PM
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hey there geoman. i'm still finding little bits of time to play with suzi. i have vauge plans on looking into the georgetown area some this season, and i'm told armor might be a good idea. i'm also told my tires should be bigger or i'll flip.
re: sammie front axle...... i now have the low range gearing to turn bigger tires. i could probably run 33"s, but not without moving the front wheels forward a few inches. this is where the solid front could fit into the picture. the samurai axle would accept my 3rd(5.62).
i've been looking at how others have done this.
not this year.
i suspect suzi would have difficulty moving in high range unless i got a bigger motor.
also- this would force me to rethink the rear.

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'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv
Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991618 04/07/13 10:15 PM
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How is the fishing near Georgetown? Probably browns and rainbow trout in the streams?

Would these work for you?

CalMini solid axle kit

CalMini 6" IFS kit


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