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finally got my front end sorted and this is what it does



sprung UNDER. Normal extended shackles.
Wow that's awesome! What exactly have you done to it?
 

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mate, GQs and GUs can get some pretty amazing flex, but our cars have a completely different setup, as in, no coils from factory...

So it's similar to comparing how high an air craft can go, Moon rocket vs Ultra-light ;-) LOL
hence why it's pointless for you to post your flex pics in this section :hmm: In any case, I think all of us would love to be able to fit the coil suspension, but non of us wants to get a GQ:cool:

Perfectly said mate! I couldn't agree more.
I've got a GQ but my SWB MQ is the vehicle of choice for serious fun :)
 

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the courier is bogged we pretty much just keep them chained together when we go out!! them things get stuck at the site of mud :rolleyes:

Hahaha, My cousins colarado is the same.
 

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Lack of flex

I jacked my shorty up tonight to slide the ramp under the wheel for a little more room underneith to work. But when I did I jacked the whole front off the ground from the left spring... Might need some work to get it flexing I think.
 

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Even just the front locker will help heaps H, I can't wait to get mine registered & fit some lockers.
 

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That's awesome!
 

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Heres My MK SD33 Flexin 31's 2'' spring 2" shackles 1" body soon to get 33" mudders :D
That looks great Yono325ic!
Would you mind if I copied your canopy design? Mine is very similar, has a big plastic window where yours rolls up in the middle & my window is bugered plus it doesn't quite fit perfectly. It's very hard to get on & off.
 

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This is the first time I've flexed my MK since it got the 33x12.5's. It doesn't flex really well but it had clearance everywhere, altho full lock will change that & how my fibreglass flares look.
The front right is barely on the ground tho. The last pic is just of my poor old soft top. Yes I need a 33" spare tyre, the 30x9.5 won't quite cut the mud :(
 

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Yeah mate go ahead. Half my buttons are gone but there's enough to keep it from becoming a black sail! The top part and sides are attached with channel and hard plastic piping that slide on/off. Nice truck, ls1 is gonna be crazy..!
Thanks mate. Yeah I'm super excited about the LS1! My cousin is bringing my completed engine loom & a few other parts from Tumby Bay to Mildura for me this weekend :D
My little L28 is taking me to work for the last time tomorrow before I start pulling it out.
 

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Looks like I'll have to take my shocks out & have another try. Then measure the length of shocks I need.
 

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[Qeehuusen;1077836]Top off and they are simply the best shorty around :D I wanna do this chop on my gq....[/QUOTE]


I love my shorty, & it hardley ever has the top on. I've been considering doing a body swap for a while now but have to find a GQ shorty for the right price so I can put my MK body onto the coil chassis. Might never happen now tho as I'm almost finished with the LS1 V8 conversion.
 

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I agree guys. I've seen a few LWB GQ's cut down into twin cabs & they look ok but not as special as an MQ-MK SWB. Plus if the roof doesn't fit it's a waste of time & money.
I'd be better off changing my MK to coils one day now the V8 is in & mounted. Too much work to put the drive line into a GQ chassis & have to worry about body mounts that won't line up.
 
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