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    It looks professional! what are you going to do for your steering arm?

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    I made some good progress this weekend. And let me tell ya, I am sick of drilling holes.

    I used all grade-8 bolts/nuts (136 bolts total) except for only four, 3/8" bolts. I ran out of grade-8, also used Lock-Tight on all the bolts, because I didn't have any lock-nuts on hand.
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    man that looks pretty nice and looks much simpiler than a lot of the other lifts i've seen, is this going to be a on road drivable truck? and next question is, how are the brakes "will they stop that monster with the 53's?

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    It's mainly on off road toy, but it does have plates on it. When I bring it to the Silver Lake sand dunes, I'll be trailered there, that way if it breaks (which can happen) I can get it home and won't be stranded there. As for the brakes, we'll see.....
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    M-104 trailer
    M-105 trailer

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtsig View Post
    Looks good, what about the drive shafts?
    I put the driveshafts back in, so I could get a measurement on them after the lift is on now.

    I would have thought that the shafts would have been too short after the lift. But the slip yoke extended only about 1 1/2" from its original position. So it looks like I'm good to go, with the stock shafts.
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    did you build the brackets to put tilt in the axles so the u-joints are in better alignment, and a spacer between the flanges on the the output of the t-case and driveshafts will put the yoke back in its origiinal place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunit View Post
    did you build the brackets to put tilt in the axles so the u-joints are in better alignment, and a spacer between the flanges on the the output of the t-case and driveshafts will put the yoke back in its origiinal place.
    Just a 1" spacer should be enough I'd think.
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    Where do you get these driveshaft spacers from?

    If they're cost effective, I'd consider buying a set. But personally, I'm comfortable with where the slip-yolk is presently at.
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    M-104 trailer
    M-105 trailer

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    Great fab work,

    I'm not familiar with the deuce shaft length with the slip joint fully extended, but my question has to do with just that. What about when you are flexed during off road use, those shafts will travel some? Are you going to run out of room while having off road fun?

    I've seen it happen on other lifted rigs that retained the original shaft. I also know that the deuce doesn't have that much flex (original 3 axle system), so I can't compare it to the bobbed version that has a different suspension (from what I've read).

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