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Old 11/11/17, 02:58 PM   #796
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Awesome build/thread. I always check it. Thanks for the help.

What is the color you went with (looked back and couldn't find it)? I really like that color. Not that I will ever get to the body but it's nice to dream.

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Old 11/11/17, 05:33 PM   #798
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Awesome build/thread. I always check it. Thanks for the help.

What is the color you went with (looked back and couldn't find it)? I really like that color. Not that I will ever get to the body but it's nice to dream.
I think it's in post #682....

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Old 11/21/17, 03:22 PM   #799
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Working on the amp power steps, delonicks brackets don't work that well, or my bronco is too far off from what they were designed after. Angles are wrong on the brackets, holes aren't perfect, nothing lines up etc... I wish I would have just designed my own. Hopefully others are having better luck than I am.

The amp arms call for a 10mm bolt (through the bottom of the rocker- pinch weld into the amp arms), which is pretty huge, and barely fits (height wise) on the pinch weld/ rocker, then you have a washer, which does fit, but that is assuming the bracket lines up perfect. I ended up reaming out my holes even larger and still having issues, I ended up deciding on just putting a 5/16 bolt through and using a nut instead of the 10mm that threads into the bottom of the arms. 5/16 with washers will hide the mistakes, but still not happy with it.

Side note Nick Menudier told me about Rotobroach metal hole cutting bits. Left is a traditonal bit that was super sharp, right is the same size bit but a rotobroach. Wow what a difference.
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Old 11/21/17, 04:54 PM   #800
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Working on the amp power steps, delonicks brackets don't work that well, or my bronco is too far off from what they were designed after. Angles are wrong on the brackets, holes aren't perfect, nothing lines up etc... I wish I would have just designed my own. Hopefully others are having better luck than I am.

The amp arms call for a 10mm bolt (through the bottom of the rocker- pinch weld into the amp arms), which is pretty huge, and barely fits (height wise) on the pinch weld/ rocker, then you have a washer, which does fit, but that is assuming the bracket lines up perfect. I ended up reaming out my holes even larger and still having issues, I ended up deciding on just putting a 5/16 bolt through and using a nut instead of the 10mm that threads into the bottom of the arms. 5/16 with washers will hide the mistakes, but still not happy with it.

Side note Nick Menudier told me about Rotobroach metal hole cutting bits. Left is a traditonal bit that was super sharp, right is the same size bit but a rotobroach. Wow what a difference.
I'm hoping I don't have the same problem, have exactly the same set up and will be dealing with it next week once I bring the truck back home.

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Old 11/21/17, 04:55 PM   #801
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I'm hoping I don't have the same problem, have exactly the same set up and will be dealing with it next week once I bring the truck back home.
I would give up on the 10mm.

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Old 11/21/17, 05:34 PM   #802
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I will let you know how it works out. Thanks for the heads up.

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Old 11/21/17, 07:50 PM   #803
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Side note Nick Menudier told me about Rotobroach metal hole cutting bits. Left is a traditonal bit that was super sharp, right is the same size bit but a rotobroach. Wow what a difference.
If you can get to the back side, a knock out punch does a nice job of making a round hole. HF has a cheap set, but if you invest make sure they're sharp enough so they don't warp the sheet metal.

https://www.harborfreight.com/knocko...-pc-60575.html

The Rotobroach hole looks nice. Do they come with pilot bits so they doesn't walk when starting the cut?

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Old 11/22/17, 10:04 AM   #804
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No pilot bit, you drill a 1/8 hole then the bits have a pointed end. Super clean. I will never use anything else.

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Old 11/22/17, 11:01 AM   #805
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Thanks for the tip on the bits. I use a rotobroach when cutting the vent holes in the dashes but never thought to see if they made smaller ones. Thank you for spending my money Duffy. LOL

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Old 11/26/17, 07:42 PM   #806
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Finally got my custom stainless 77 gas tank installed. Fits with about a 1/4 to spare. Should be about 23 gallons. 14 gauge and I used an fittings where I could. Doesn't hang down any further then my stock tank. It has a linear fuel level gauge.
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Old 11/29/17, 11:44 PM   #808
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Worked on something fun tonight. My spare tire license plate holder/led was a bad design. Rattles would have been terrible. So I welded a stainless nut on and make a T handle stainless bolt. Should work great. The little things are my favorite to figure out.
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I am about to try my first set of the power step brackets from Nick. I like your idea on through bolting the lower bolt. To fit the pinch weld they are tight no matter what so I am thinking of drilling out the threads in the bracket and making it through bolt like your suggestion. I will let you know how everything lines up as soon as I get around to installing it.

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Old 11/30/17, 11:09 AM   #810
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I am about to try my first set of the power step brackets from Nick. I like your idea on through bolting the lower bolt. To fit the pinch weld they are tight no matter what so I am thinking of drilling out the threads in the bracket and making it through bolt like your suggestion. I will let you know how everything lines up as soon as I get around to installing it.
Awesome, I know have giant holes in my drivers side pinch welds I can cover 95% of all of them, but still beyond lame. What size bolt will you use? I didn't think of drilling out the threads. I got some ARP stainless bolts for mine.

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