View Full Version : my latest project, knuckles

01-01-2010, 05:06 PM
whats up all, i figured i would post up some pics of my latest project, im building some knuckles for the titan, they are just about done, im waitin on the uniballs to get here, i got like a 2 week wait on that tho, and waitin to hear from the machine shop for my tapers for the tie rods so they are as done as they get for now haha
first some pics before the total tear down
now the knuckles, sorry they are just cell pics, camera is a peice of shit and only works when it wants too lol...i still gotta cut the slot in the lower ball joint block....they are shortened up from the stock ones so once i have my uniballs and can build my tube uppers to match my tube lowers so i can drop the upper control arm mounting point some to get my uppers out of the engine compartment so much. anyone here thats seen them can tell u when its laid out my uppers were pretty much vertical so i made a winter project out of it

01-01-2010, 05:36 PM
wow thats really nice work!!! keep us updated!

01-01-2010, 05:46 PM
Thats SWEET!!!

01-01-2010, 07:48 PM
looks good...

01-01-2010, 11:20 PM
nice work. why the hb doors on the ground back there? tore it apart too?

01-01-2010, 11:22 PM
looks good Alec

01-02-2010, 07:20 AM
like I said nice work, they look well thought out

01-02-2010, 08:50 AM
thanks guys. yea i have it all planned out in my head, basically just rebuilding the whole front suspension lol....im wackin off the whole big ugly upper a arm mounts tomorrow. knuckles will be 4 to 4.5 shorter then stock so i can drop the upper a arm mounts 2 to 2.5 and still have the same affect as raising the upper arm mount although they will be lower....should be alot more low profile then the factory setup. ill put more pics up as i go....my plan is to get this all done and get some heat back in the damn thing for bowling nationals

01-02-2010, 08:54 AM
hardbody door, that thing has been half torn apart for a bit now, i was workin on it and got distracted by the titan, i will prop work on it in the summer cuz once the titans out, im puttin the front clip i built for the mighty max on it to get it out of the garage too lol

01-04-2010, 03:22 AM
bigger pic's justify it so much more like i said earlier man tits man and i just noticed we got the same welder bro...lol...cant wait to see the rest take shape hit me up L8

01-04-2010, 05:53 AM
Nice work on the knuckles. The titan looks good.

01-05-2010, 02:26 AM
thanks guys.....i bent up some tubing for my uppers today so ill prob start workin on those while im waitin on the uniballs to get here...i made a temp suspension yesterday to figure out lengths and all that fun shit...so much cleaner with that factory upper arm mount/spring cup gone...stock factory upper mount was about 8" tall off the top of the frame rail. new mounts will be 3" off the frame rail, it opened up so much room and looks so much better. i cant wait to see it all together. im ordering my heims tonight for the uppers so as soon as the uniballs come it should all be set. another week or so for those tho.

01-05-2010, 02:49 AM
Yea! no more upper arm into steering shaft lol. I wanted to cut out my strut buckets but they are the brace for upper arm mounts. I'd have to do new mounts or add gussets (don't really need to on 20s) . Can't wait to see how you setup the uppers.

01-05-2010, 05:15 PM
Alec you got mad skill that Titan is lookin sick

01-05-2010, 10:26 PM
Yea! no more upper arm into steering shaft lol. I wanted to cut out my strut buckets but they are the brace for upper arm mounts. I'd have to do new mounts or add gussets (don't really need to on 20s) . Can't wait to see how you setup the uppers.

what about when you get 24's?

01-05-2010, 10:58 PM
adam, u could cut the spring pocket out and plate the hole it leaves. that was my original plan, then i started and got carried away lol for the better tho, heims should be here thursday or friday, i love summit for the fast shipping. im gonna make my threaded bungs here after i get some food in me..

01-05-2010, 11:03 PM
bigger pic's justify it so much more like i said earlier man tits man and i just noticed we got the same welder bro...lol...cant wait to see the rest take shape hit me up L8

they are damn fine welders....almost as good as the one i scored for free today, my boss gave it to me, if i can get it to work i will be so happy, my favorite welder i have ever used...its a linde l-tech 225 from probably the mid 80's...im hopin its just something with the knobs, it welds just on one setting tho

01-06-2010, 02:48 AM
sweet cant beat a free welder....hope you get it workin man...cant wait to see the arms take shape

01-06-2010, 04:58 AM
Sick ass truck. I saw it a LR this year and noticed those upper arms and ball joints, it will be much better now.

01-06-2010, 12:51 PM
yea upper ball joints have so much play in them now, suprised they didnt just pop when i laid it out
it should be done so i can drive it to ecbn if ur goin

01-11-2010, 02:50 AM
heres a little update....waitin on some heims to get here for the steering setup and uniballs for knuckles so i did a few other things today
i bought one of the lathes off my boss yesterday cuz hes doin some clean up and wants a newer one so i took it off his hands, so instead of buyin misalignment spacers for heims i made my own haha, they will be part of the steering setup
check out that sexy lady in the backround, i love my wallpaper
after that i figured i may as well tack my uppers together so here they are
thats all for now till i get some more goodies in the mail

01-11-2010, 03:03 AM
bigger pics deffinitly justify it better...looking sick man

01-11-2010, 03:09 AM
ah the famous porn wall. and isn't it nice having a lathe

01-11-2010, 04:01 AM
im loving it and its only been a day haha.....saves me from havin to stay after work to do things too, plasma and a mill and ill be happy haha

01-11-2010, 09:24 PM
shit i give it a month and you'll have a plasma then two months for the mill...lol

01-13-2010, 09:43 PM
guessin all your goodies came in and you busy buildin away at everything....lol

01-16-2010, 10:55 PM
ur damn right, drivers side done except steering setup. pass side as soon as im done eatin lol

01-17-2010, 12:53 AM
pics i want to see how much camber you dont have lol

01-17-2010, 03:31 PM
so much less, i gotta finsh weldin the pass side and trim some more under the hood....ill get some pics up today sometime

01-18-2010, 02:21 AM
so im gonna start it off like this, i ordered uniballs, the cups and spacers(before i bought my lathe) from ballistic fab about 2 days after x mas. they just finally got here thursday. so after the long wait all i wanted to do was finish my knuckles, but heres how it went down, one of the uniballs fit in the cup with little to no work, not bad, the other, well lets just say i had to use that lathe cuz the uniball didnt fit the cup and i dont have time to send there stuff back cuz bowling nats is coming quick....next problem, the misalignment spacers, 1 fit perfect, 1 fit snug, the other 2 didnt fit at all, back to the lathe with those, so when i ordered i asked how wide the uniballs would be with the spacers, guy left the phone, said he measured and 3", this was so i could build my uppers ahead of time, so i get the spacers in, and whats it measure, 2.625" so i had to cut my uppers apart to make it right....i only had them tacked anyway just in case i had to change anything. i was just pissed off i wasted a day on all that before i could actually do any work, so needless to say, i will not order from them again.....
so i got a decent amount done yesterday and today. all thats left is steering, hopefully tomorrow for that....and keep cuttin till my wheels clear everything

driver side upper

pass side

the camber pic that was requested, so much less camber, it actually has a tid more cuz the pic was before i did anymore trimming

gotta trim more of the fender and some other junk, wheel has got to go up till its basically flush with the top of the fender

and some tuckage, only about .750"-1" to go

01-18-2010, 02:31 AM
Sad to hear that about the uniballs. I've never heard anything bad about ballistic. But on a good note the setup looks great! Keep us posted.

Brad Sims
01-18-2010, 02:41 AM
skills thats all i can say skills

01-18-2010, 03:19 AM
dam son you did some work now just get that steerin figured out then move on to the heat and tail light problem..lol...lookin sweet man

01-18-2010, 04:35 AM
Looks perfect man, looks like the tire is gonna be real close to the back of headlights. I am glad it worked out for ya. The uniballs are the perfect solution for that much travel and angle on the arms! Max Fish called he said you are hired!

01-18-2010, 10:21 PM
thanks guys, im gonna start the steering today so hopefully i can put the bags back in it tomorrow and see how close i am with what ive cut already and wat else so i can focus on some heat this weekend

01-19-2010, 01:33 AM
looks damn good.

01-19-2010, 04:38 AM
That came out really sick. Nice work.

08-15-2010, 08:13 AM

08-16-2010, 02:56 AM
so jealous......i wanted to get a titan and lay it out so bad.....but i must stick with my mini titan. looks awesome. want to see some completed pics