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Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Wheels & Tires Forum [GEN 1]' started by PorterW1111, Apr 26, 2020.

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    Look babe a foot window! Haha

    Truck as lock to lock range of motion well past full spring compression. Should give enough room for the fender liners.

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    Finally got the rest of the parts in. Finished up one side of cutting and sealing the firewall.

    I used 16ga steel welded all the way around. I used stainless rivets to secure it first, which I wish I wouldn’t have. After welding, sealing and painting it had kind of a Frankenstein look. So for both function and form I decided to get a price of sound and heat dampening to place over all of it.

    I mean a single 16ga sheet of steel would def let in some road noise.

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    Since everything is getting refreshed or replaced I decided to change up the scene and paint the lowers. I think the cast aluminum just gets a little unimpressive after awhile.

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    Oh forgot to mention why the lca were off today.

    To finish installing the KHC lca alignment slot delete stage 1 kit.


    Some fun facts about this kit:
    -Steve and Joe at KHC are f*ckin awesome and helped me troubleshoot and answers some questions I had.
    -There isn’t any way to “line up” the inner supports on the mounts(there is no secondary small alignment hole)
    -Though fact one above prob isn’t a big deal since there are bushings in the lca, straight is always better.
    After you get the far most front plate and farthest rear brace set in place using the small alignment holes, RUN A PIECE OF 3/4 ALL THREAD ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE LCA MOUNTS. Just be sure to add your inner plates as you are pushing it through.

    -Then I cheated and just welded them all in place, except the rear brace that the sway at goes through.

    This made it sooo easy to install and ensures an exact straight line for mounting the lca.

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    Normal people: get new fiberglass, install carry out their day.

    My crazy ass: get new fiberglass, cut it into pieces....continue figuring out this damn build haha #stillnotoffthejacks

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    Sub'd because this thread makes me wish I went straight to 39s or 40s instead of doing 37s and I need that kind of temptation in my life.
     
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    Oh buddy...the work is not for the faint of heart. You really gotta get in there. This is tonight’s fun, bey bey firewalL

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    Who doesn’t love a game of peak-a-boo tire haha

    The inside get ripped apart too so the harness doesn’t melt come time to weld

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    Foot massage mod.
     
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    Drivers side firewall Relocation all done. Getting so close to getting her back in the ground.

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