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Old August 11th, 2012, 07:09 PM
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Awesome build! Helps provide some motivation!

That overhead rack in the back has piqued my interest!
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Old August 11th, 2012, 11:43 PM
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Congrats! Very nice 110! Enjoy it!
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Old September 29th, 2012, 06:50 PM
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great job, thanks for sharing. lots of terrific ideas.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 09:38 PM
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This thread is one of the better issues of Rover Porn. Nice 110 and an inspiring thread.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 11:07 AM
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Thanks for the kind words! I have been driving it for about a month and loving every second.

Still a few things to iron out but nothing major. Taking her on the maiden voyage this weekend. Driving to Kentucky and stopping off at the Land between the lakes offroad park to test it out.

Will post pics later.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 04:24 PM
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Just got back from the maiden voyage. 1600 plus miles to Kentucky and back. It did great. No problems other than the fuel gauge is not reading properly and I need to work on a vibration.

It performed awesome on the highway which surprised me. Pulled along at 70-75 fine.

Offroad was great as well. Had to get used to the length as well as the lower clearance with 33's and a dana 60 in the rear. But loved every minute of it.

Will post more photos when I get time but here is one that I love of it that I shot on my way home in the fog.
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Old July 20th, 2013, 04:40 PM
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Just came across this thread and I have to say the truck looks fantastic!

I've recently started my own 110 project and really liking the Disco rear seats you installed. Have you (and the passengers) been happy with set-up? Have you had any issues after cutting and modifying the tub to make them fit? No clearance problems?

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Old July 21st, 2013, 01:38 AM
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Thanks Will. I appreciate it.

The DII seat was one of the best things I did. My kids love it as do adults. It is way better than the stock seat by far. No issues with the modified tub either. All is good. It is a bit of work figureing it out and the fab work but it is very worth it. Good luck!
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 12:53 PM
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Enjoyed reading about this build.
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 01:19 PM
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We're did you get the rear interior basket, I want one? Great build!
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 04:36 PM
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Thanks Josh and Brett. Brett the rear basket was custom built by a local club member years ago for his truck and then he sold it to me. There is a company out there that has made these but the name escapes me. Maybe try and search on google and something might pop up. If I remember I will let you know.
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Old March 16th, 2014, 08:15 PM
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Tyler - I regularly come back to this thread... great build!

Do you have any more photos or info about the brackets you built for the D2 seats? Dimensions perhaps? Any help would be great! I already have my seats, just getting ready to start work.
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Old March 20th, 2014, 10:23 PM
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Thanks Dave! I don't have any other photos of the brackets or dimensions but they are pretty simple actually. They are the same width as the brackets on the seats then I just fabbed them up using heavy cardboard I think and had someone weld them together for me.
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Old June 9th, 2014, 06:09 PM
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Getting closer to fine tuning this project. Currently working on the rear Bilstein 7100 shocks. Bought 360/80 valving and they are way to soft. Finally getting around to re valving them this week to 400/100. Should be just right after that. Also fabricated my own fuel tank skid plate and got it installed this weekend. Looks great and should survive a hit or two. All in all it costs me about $165 or so. Not bad plus it is exactly what I wanted.

Few more things to hit then it is done done. Well minus the constant repairs, tweaking and inevitable motor rebuild.

Driving it everyday and loving it.
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Old June 9th, 2014, 07:27 PM
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Whoa! Are those Buck's sway arms? I need more info and pics on them if so! I have a pair of his arms on the shelf but wasn't sure how I was going to get them to work.

And how to they help the handling?

Sick job on the fuel tank skid plate!
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Old June 9th, 2014, 08:45 PM
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Getting closer to fine tuning this project. Currently working on the rear Bilstein 7100 shocks. Bought 360/80 valving and they are way to soft. Finally getting around to re valving them this week to 400/100. Should be just right after that. Also fabricated my own fuel tank skid plate and got it installed this weekend. Looks great and should survive a hit or two. All in all it costs me about $165 or so. Not bad plus it is exactly what I wanted. Few more things to hit then it is done done. Well minus the constant repairs, tweaking and inevitable motor rebuild. Driving it everyday and loving it.
400/100 should be pretty good. That's what I went with on my 110.
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Old June 9th, 2014, 10:21 PM
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Looks great Tyler!
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Old June 9th, 2014, 11:05 PM
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Thanks Don! Yes that is a Buck sway bar. I love it. Although I am sure to notice it more when my shocks are properly valved it seems to really make a difference. But I have only driven it for a short distance without it I did notice a difference with it connected. My only grip is it does limit my down travel a bit. But that is likely die to the fact that I had to cut it to make it fit. So therefore I am not getting as much twist out of it. In hindsight I would have mounted it further back on the frame to get the full effect but at the time did not realize it would hinder it. It limits my travel by about 3 inches give or take. Nothing major as I get great travel as it is. Plus off road it will control the body roll. So I can live with the travel hopefully. I should have more photos of it all in this thread somewhere.

Thanks Wolf. I am hoping 400/100 does the trick. I also learned talking to Bilstein today that I could remove on of the shims from the 360/80 stack if the 400/100 is too stiff. If I removed that shim it will be in between the two. Nice to know that is an option.

Thanks Keith! I appreciate it.
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Old June 9th, 2014, 11:40 PM
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Thanks Tyler - i will look thru the thread from the start and see how you did the install.
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