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Old 12-19-2012, 12:46 PM
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Default Sas el paso??

SO. recently my 79 f150 went up in smoke, and here I am left with a rolling chassis
suspension survived.

So being left with this plus a ranger, I was thinkin about goin with an SAS, which leads me to my question, does anyone know of a decent shop, with reasonable prices in the El Paso, TX area that could do this? I've been told around $5,000 to do it. This pretty normal? (also was gonna use the coil buckets) thanks for any input. (or if anyone on here could do it, thatd be great!)
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:47 PM
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That's a bit expensive with lockers, gears, labor etc I was under that with 1 tons...
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:44 PM
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Are you saying. 5k with someone els doing the work? That's a rip off ! You could do this yourself you have the truck witch is 75% of what you need . Just need a tie rod and drag link a track bar and mount and some rear leafs
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:04 PM
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yea, thats what I figured. Bein taken for a ride, I just don't have the skill to do it on my own, tomorrow I'm having it towed from the impound to a small shop I found then I guess I'll go from there. Hopefully he can take care of me, maybe I'll stumble across someone else who can weld. Also I guess the guy who quoted me is known to have ridiculous prices because he is kinda the only legit fabricator around (as far as well known shops go). But yes, I have EVERYTHING from the 150, so seemed outrageous for basically just labor :\ definitely like your truck there mbxmitch, I recently rattle-can-tanned mine lol I only have the 3" superlift though haha

@cdawall, your build link is what I gave the small shop owner as a reference, since I'm using the coil buckets and all. so I'm kinda going for what you have.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:07 PM
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ill bet a few ppl could walk you through the entire job here.....

oh and speaking of el paso JUAREZ FRIDAY NIGHT JAGUARS SATURDAY NIGHT RECOVER SUNDAY PRACTICE FINDING IEDS MONDAY god i hated that BS
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:54 PM
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you're right I pry could get a full run-through buut, doesn't give me better welding skills lol and we generally prefer Dreams to Jags ;] and not 'allowed' to go to Juarez nowadays. Usually for me goes Stateline Wednesday night, Whiskey Dicks Thursday night, lord knows where Friday night, Little Bit of Texas Saturday night, recover Sunday. Monday back to the same ol' shit. Can't spell Bliss without BS :]
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you're right I pry could get a full run-through buut, doesn't give me better welding skills lol and we generally prefer Dreams to Jags ;] and not 'allowed' to go to Juarez nowadays. Usually for me goes Stateline Wednesday night, Whiskey Dicks Thursday night, lord knows where Friday night, Little Bit of Texas Saturday night, recover Sunday. Monday back to the same ol' shit. Can't spell Bliss without BS :]
i was there in 08.. we werent allowed to go to juarez either...but we did


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Old 12-19-2012, 11:36 PM
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lol, I'm commo, don't get much dropzone, with a year left I'm on the job hunt. But yea this place ain't nothin to write home about lol,
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:35 PM
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UPDATE: turns out 4 Wheel Center will cannibalize it for $2,000* the chassis will pry end up scrapped :\
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:49 PM
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Hey dude what's up with your tailgait where it's black around the handle is that just paint or what?

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Oh and dude there really isn't any welding needed buckets bolt on to the frame . Trac bar mount get one that bolts to the frame, the only major thing is the trans cross member and that's not hard just take messurments make on out of cardboard and goto a local shop and have them make you onw
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:03 PM
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Hey dude what's up with your tailgait where it's black around the handle is that just paint or what?

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Oh and dude there really isn't any welding needed buckets bolt on to the frame . Trac bar mount get one that bolts to the frame, the only major thing is the trans cross member and that's not hard just take messurments make on out of cardboard and goto a local shop and have them make you onw
Bolts crap and strip holes into the frame. You need to either weld in sleeves or weld the brackets on.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:51 PM
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So explain to me why stock spring buckets are riveted in? Or why my entire lift kit bolts on the frame? Grade 8 1/2 Inch or 3/4 bolts add a couple beads of weld along with that and it would be fine
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So explain to me why stock spring buckets are riveted in? Or why my entire lift kit bolts on the frame? Grade 8 1/2 Inch or 3/4 bolts add a couple beads of weld along with that and it would be fine
Not much abuse seen in a stock truck. That is a lot different than what a truck will see flexed out off-road.
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Hey dude what's up with your tailgait where it's black around the handle is that just paint or what?

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Oh and dude there really isn't any welding needed buckets bolt on to the frame . Trac bar mount get one that bolts to the frame, the only major thing is the trans cross member and that's not hard just take messurments make on out of cardboard and goto a local shop and have them make you onw
Yea, it's black and tan 'camo' krylon. Whole paintjob was done in that parking lot in wind with painters tape and eyeball measuring hahaha.
Pretty sure the shop is welding everything on, curious to whats gonna happen. Everything theyre using came off the F150 including the steering box, not sure where they will fit that in at
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:04 PM
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So what is the final price on the sas?
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