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Old 01-22-2008, 04:37 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Awesome build up, got any more pics??
I think I can dig up a couple more.

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I'll get some pics of the progress this weekend when I start the motor swap.
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:28 AM   #78 (permalink)
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Got some good news. My son who just turned 15 and owns a 78 Bronco decided he liked my donor truck better so he's trading me his bronco for the other truck once I drop the small block in it.

Tomorrow I will go pick up the donor truck that has the motor in it for his rig and tear it down. No pics of his donor rig yet. It isnt much to look at just a 2wd chev pickup.

I am very pleased he went with the chevy, I have piles of parts for them, the bronco would have been a little spendier in the long run buying lift parts for it. Just need to sell a bronco now.
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That is one nice project. some similar aspects to my 75 chevy im working on with a 427 talldeck, but i havent linked it.

Sweet project though...simple, strong, effective.
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:14 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Not much to add yet. Other than some low tech updates.

I did build a 3/8" thick diff cover for the 14 bolt.



I also drug home another donor truck. This one has the engine for the truck I am taking the 454 from. Also will use the sheet metal for my truck.

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Could you post a pic of your engine compartment and hood showing how doved it for comparision?
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:57 PM   #83 (permalink)
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ok

Here is a shot of the front(old paint scheme)







These were the only old pics I could find that show the dove tail. I will have to take new pics to show it better.
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Come on Dude,let's see some more. I really like the paint scheme on your truck.My buddy's Jeep has a chevy60 front and we use wagoner leafs on the it. We had the same problems your having,we just built the spring packs up. It does great now, just a little stiff in the front though.
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Could you post a pic of your engine compartment and hood showing how doved it for comparision?


found a newer pic of the front with no skins. I'll take the camera with me today and get another. Should get the bigblock pulled for it today. I spent last weekend taking apart the other donor truck. nothing really to see of that other than a boned out chevy.
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Thanks I was trying to see what you did with inner fenders and how much you took out.
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I pretty much ditched the inner fenders and core support. I made a new support out of tube. The tubes you see going to the support come from the roll cage in the cab and thru the firewall. I used some VW exhaust flanges to make the front end unboltable.

With the original plan of having a full front end I mounted the new support in close proximity to the original core support. Looking back I should have moved the support closer to the engine about 3 or 4 inches to make up for how short the front becomes when you dove tail it.

As for where to bend the front fenders I bent them as close to the fire wall as I could so about 12"-14" forward from the door seam is where they got bent. I used a cutoff wheel and every couple inches I made a cut on the fenders without totaly cutting it apart. This made the sheet metal act as a hinge and hold the body line straight. Once it was pushed in as far as I wanted it I simply filled the cuts with the welder.

I plan on putting another set of fenders on on the next week or two so I will take pics of the process. Its funny how narrow I got it and still find ways of bashing them in on trail runs.
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wow thanks for the good info
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Now that I have the new engine sitting on the floor waiting to go in I can start the tear down again...

I snapped another shot of the front so you could see the dove tail, nothin special. it looks kinda goofy with the fenders beat up and lights pointing in odd directions



And with the doors and front clip sheet metal off.



I didnt get much more done than that today. The ups guy dropped off the rest of my rear driveshaft though.
1350 yolk and HD spline.




looks like I am in need of another front spring. I was using worn rear 52" springs and now I think this one is about done. Probably is part of my drive line problem.

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I didnt get much more done than that today. The ups guy dropped off the rest of my rear driveshaft though.
1350 yolk and HD spline.



Where did you get that from?
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where did your boggers go


Unfortunetly I can not haul my truck on my trailer with the boggers. So when I unloaded it at home after this last trip I just left them off. It should make the engine swap easier.
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Where did you get that from?

I've been getting my driveline parts from here lately.

http://www.arizonadrivelines.com/

Except I think my d60 and front 205 yokes came from northwest fab. nwfab was the only place I could find the 1350 with the extra tall yoke to clear the pinion nut.
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I've been getting my driveline parts from here lately.

http://www.arizonadrivelines.com/

Except I think my d60 and front 205 yokes came from northwest fab. nwfab was the only place I could find the 1350 with the extra tall yoke to clear the pinion nut.
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I have heard bad stuff about their shafts but man prices for parts to build yourself are damn good there. And they have a great online catalog.
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I have heard bad stuff about their shafts but man prices for parts to build yourself are damn good there. And they have a great online catalog.


I've never ordered a complete shaft from them either but prices were as good as anywhere else plus like you said the catalog online is pretty good.
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I have heard bad stuff about their shafts but man prices for parts to build yourself are damn good there. And they have a great online catalog.
I have heard the same thing, but back when my k-5 was on 1/2 tons and a 4" lift, I had one of their rear cv-style driveshafts. I had no problems with it and had no problems getting it.
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Only had a little time to work on the truck today. Our baby is due in just over a week so my free time is getting shorter.

I got the front stripped down and ready to pull the eng. I will finish boxing in the frame and after dropping in the eng I will bend up a new front cage.

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Our baby is due in just over a week so my free time is getting shorter.
congrats hope all goes well. i got 2nd one due end of april
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congrats hope all goes well. i got 2nd one due end of april
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