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Acroweld powerwagon build

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:08 pm
by Pasopwagon
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
2013 PW build


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Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:38 pm
by EasyDoesIt
Welcome. Looking forward to your build.

Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:33 am
by Reloaderguy
What did you paint your hubs with? Mine need some attention too.

Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:08 pm
by Pasopwagon
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

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:52 pm
by olyelr
Looking good for sure!

Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:06 pm
by Pasopwagon
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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Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:02 pm
by Colibri
Nice truck, keep up the good work sir!

Acroweld powerwagon build

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:56 pm
by Pasopwagon
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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2013 Power Wagon
San Luis Obispo County California
www.acroweld.com

Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:57 pm
by Pasopwagon
Colibri wrote:Nice truck, keep up the good work sir!
Thank you



2013 Power Wagon
San Luis Obispo County California
www.acroweld.com

Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:29 pm
by olyelr
Moving right along! :cheers:

Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:18 pm
by Pasopwagon
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


2013 Power Wagon
San Luis Obispo County California
www.acroweld.com

Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:55 pm
by olyelr
:rockon:

Acroweld powerwagon build

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:14 pm
by Pasopwagon
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


2013 Power Wagon
San Luis Obispo County California
www.acroweld.com

Re: Acroweld powerwagon build

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:53 am
by olyelr
:rockon:

:popcorn: