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Old 01-09-2009, 11:46 PM
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Talking Bruiser build idea...Now narrowed axle.Hubs w. lugs explained!?

Well I finally broke down and bought a bruiser! The only thing it was missing were the license plates, rear view mirror and no stock decals. It Had some thick/bad black paint on the front and rear bumpers but when I removed the paint I found the bumpers to be 100% scratch free! the only other minor issue is the head light lenses are a little foggy from glue. There isn't a single crack or gouge in the body or windshield and no rust anywhere!
My plan for it is to keep the bruiser looking stock - "paint, decals, tires and ride height" I will lift the suspension with juggy springs and lower the body so it ends up at the same look. I will also lower the front bumper and narrow the rear one. As it is stock the bruiser has too much chassis hanging down for my tastes. -It looks like a toyota with 6 inches of suspension lift and 6 inches of body lift... As some of you full size guys would know if you have the money and resources it usually preferred to get the suspension lift... Friend of mine back in High school made a body lift out of hockey pucks....True...cheap!?
So far I have moved the steering to the front of the axle, installed Bruiserbuilder's alu steering arm, shift gate, Rc4wd's lower alu shock mounts, RCscrewz stainless allen head screws/ nut&bolts and a second set of stock shocks and upper mounts. I'll be powder coating the chassis as well.I will have the doors open and build an interior, but I still up in the air about a scale V-8 under an opening hood...What do you guys think?

Here are some pictures of the inverted stock shocks.... Only test painted white over the yellow they came. they will be powder coated as well!

sorry for the quality of the first pics they're ebay auction pics I never took any "before photos"...Mark

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Old 01-09-2009, 11:54 PM
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have to do it and i hear ya with the body lift. even thouth if you do a body lift you can do a 3 inch and not worry about the body twisting ontop of the frame. but i still prefer suspension 100 percent.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:15 AM
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:29 AM
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:49 AM
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:51 AM
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If your looking for a little bit of lift, I believe Juggernaut leaf springs will give you a CM boost up.

Looks good!
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gotta love the big bad as$ bruiser!
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Hello I'm back and have a little update on the Bruiser...
I installed Juggy leafs and made a little alu spacer between the lower shock mounts and the axle, this combination gave me about two centimeters of lift. The bad part is after putting the body back on I realized that by lifting the suspension that much I had moved both of the axles forward (If you picture one end of the leaf is fixed in position and the shackle end swings - the result being the axle moving toward the shackle under compresion) and now my drive shafts are too short Anyway I cheated the axles back along the leafs as much as I could and made up the remainder by moving the body slightly forward while lowering the body mounts 2 cm as well. I had to realistically notch the front and rear body to clear the frame. The result is a chassis that is tucked up higher w/o changing the proportions. the front bumper has also been lowered and is now roughly the height of the rear bumper.
My last change so far was to make a front steering damper out of a Bruiser shock (number 9!?)
I'm including 2 highjacked pictures for reference, both beautiful examples of 2 very clean looking Bruisers!!
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:25 AM
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Here are the high-jacked photos for comparative purposes The last ones for fun... take care! ...Mark
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Awesome looking bruiser , great find keep up the good work
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:21 AM
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Nice bruiser... I like the daul shocks at the four corners... Very good work so far
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Great bruiser. I love them old trucks.

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Thanks guys! I forgot to mention I moved the front wheels out about a quarter of an inch on each side (the bruiser's front end is a little narrower than the rear) - now I find the front shocks appear too deep inside the wheel wells, so I will make some spacers between the mounts and the frame to bring them out a bit. I cut off the unused lower bumper mounts and I will cut off the unused upper mounts on the brackets. Here's a pic of what the front steering damper will look like minus the RC4WD white alu ball link on the end... Mark
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