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Dont forget to add 300lbs for that winch... lol



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"Added by eddie, posted by 410custom"

The superlift drop brackets could use/will get some gusseting and re enforcement


The added leverage of the long travel A arms put the drop brackets under some real stress

Plans are already in the works to add some strength here..........just spending time with the truck in the shop you can clearly see where the drop brackets could use some "help" steel plate, plasma cutter, dimple dye, welder........... we should be good!!

While waiting for the differentials to get setup I have been working on the suspension, both sides have been final welded, gusseted and are ready to rock.


The superlift gusseting and support design is complete and now in the fabrication stage. The design is simple, yet strong. I do not see these drop brackets bending anytime soon..

The new rear chevy 1500 leaf springs are here as are the kartek shackle hangers. I am in the process of cutting all of the factory rivets in preparation of the shackle flip

Plan is to be rolling as soon as the diffs are done and explorer rear axle is setup for spring over.

All new front and rear brake parts here as well

Starter, starter wiring, transmission cooler lines and exhaust downpipes are being prepped for install. The downpipes will only have a single wideband Bosch 02 sensor on bank 1

I have many pictures to sort through as computer time is not as common for me during busy summer months

Lets do this!!

So last we saw the front passenger side shock tower was tack welded in place, happy with the design and fit we proceeded to make some gussets. Basically a copy of the Camburg design, except we are incorporating the True Travel shock tower as well

Out comes the plasma cutter, bench grinder, hand file, etc.......

pass side done, teaser pic, how we got there.........

onto the drivers side. Drivers True travel tower was modified just like passenger in effort to clear our 10" threaded body with dual spring setup






MUCH TIME was spent making sure the tower is exactly where we want it, I have several tools for this, angle finder, micrometer, eyeballs, etc

frame rail prepped, bump stop bracket shaved flush




tower placed







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tack welded, control arms added, shocks added, this side was fully mocked up to ensure we are correct with clearances....we are. Time for final welds and gusseting

Cardboard shapes were created and traced onto 1/4" plate










240V plasma cutter "freestyle" I just use a straightedge and do my best, bench grinder, belt sander, then once installed it was all hand filed (ALOT) to remove any sharp edges so when you work on your truck you do not get any snags!!




more later I have to take my son for haircut, he goes back to school tomorrow!!!



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Now that all tabs/supports are cut and placed time for final welding.









Tabs tie control arm mounts into frame, triangle pieces connect arm mounts and tabs into shock tower

After wire wheel, light grinding and hand filing, clean and ready for paint




Drivers done, ready for schlage cleanup, grinding, hand file and then satin black paint!




ALL final welds are done both side, all edges were filed down to be smooth, rounded, NO SNAGS and no sharp edges, also removed some of the super booger welds for a cleaner appearance before final black satin paint. Frame rails were also cleaned front and back with flapper disc before Krylon satin black enamel




Sorry no pics of black finished product, or the superlift supports/boxing, YET!!!!!!!! I will get them when I am back at the shop tomorrow.




Pictures of the Kartek rear shackle hangers, these are similar to flipping the stock Ford hanger BUT include a 1.5" drop so that the shackle can be mounted and clear the underside of the ranger bed




I will be busy cutting rivets....16 per side, to allow the install of the flipped shackle and Chevy 1500 springs (04 silverado, 1700lb spring rate, brand new Husky springs from Rock Auto)



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