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Acroweld powerwagon build

Post by Pasopwagon » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:08 pm

To sum up this build I’ll be shooting for a solid family rig built for weekend warrior trips or long cross country tips alike.
Truck background: I purchased this truck in Idaho from a dealer who bought it from Canada. I live in Central California where we hardly get rain and we have no idea what snow is.
My background: I’m a career firefighter and a volunteer as well. I am a certified welder with a good general understanding of mechanics. With that being said I understand I DO NOT know everything and I’m always open to suggestions.

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Here is a couple pictures to get started. I’ve started with a steering kit compromised of drag link and tie rod. I also replaced the track bar all from Synergy MFG. (about 25 minutes south of me in San Luis Obispo) I built a headache rack and also I had to upgrade to 35’s
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The brakes need replacing bad so I started with the rears seeing they were the “squeaky wheel” <= I m Punny

Stay tuned for more on my
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Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Post by EasyDoesIt » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:38 pm

Welcome. Looking forward to your build.
Live: Las Vegas NV, Drive: 2018 PW & 2014 LR4

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Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Post by Reloaderguy » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:33 am

What did you paint your hubs with? Mine need some attention too.

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Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Post by Pasopwagon » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:08 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:What did you paint your hubs with? Mine need some attention too.

I hit them with a wire wheel to clean them up then black primer and then black paint. Be careful not to kill the gasket.


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Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Post by olyelr » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:52 pm

Looking good for sure!
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Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Post by Pasopwagon » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:06 pm

olyelr wrote:Looking good for sure!
Thank you! I’m trying to start with the essentials ie. (making its turn and stop) fun stuff starts next week.


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Post by Colibri » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:02 pm

Nice truck, keep up the good work sir!
Central Texas and Houston area
2009 5.7 auto quadcab
Carli 3” coils deaver leafs 3” kings with 4 tube bypass rear and fr/rr hydro bumps
Howe steering pump and gear with hydraulic ram assist
Custom tube bumpers and white knuckle sliders
Creative fab trussed axle. rem polished and cryoed 5.13 gears with arb lockers fr/rr
Sharadon stage 2 545rfe with 3000 stall edge converter
Lots of other stuff lol

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Acroweld powerwagon build

Post by Pasopwagon » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:56 pm

Image above is the current set up as of today. I went with the Fox Thuren 2.0 IFP shocks on 4 corners and the Thuren XS coils Imagemuch needed rear shocks Image
Thuren left and stock PW right
The Thuren XS coils provide 1.25” of lift over stock PW springs out of the box. Only time will tell the worn in height. Use your best guess.

Take away from this part of the build. Use a chassis/frame lift. And a nice coil spring compressor. ImageImage

The end results. (Stock rear except for fox shocks) sitting on 35”12.50R17 BGF KO2’s
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Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Post by Pasopwagon » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:57 pm

Colibri wrote:Nice truck, keep up the good work sir!
Thank you



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Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Post by olyelr » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:29 pm

Moving right along! :cheers:
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Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Post by Pasopwagon » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:18 pm

olyelr wrote:Moving right along! :cheers:
Thanks I picked up steel for the bumpers this morning. ImageImage
4’x8’x 1/8”
4’x8’x 3/16”

I’ll be picking up some tubing for the rock sliders soon too


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Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Post by olyelr » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:55 pm

:rockon:
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Acroweld powerwagon build

Post by Pasopwagon » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:14 pm

Mock up has started. It’s 100 degrees so I’m ordering parts inside now. ie. fairlead and air fittings. Yes, air fittings. And possibly a kussmaul plug. Hint. Hint.ImageImage


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Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Post by olyelr » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:53 am

:rockon:

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