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Old 06-08-2011, 05:38 PM   #176 (permalink)
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top speed: 55mph
Yup! An thats all I need around this place, most roads up here you cant go more than 45-50mph anyways.

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Where the hell do you get 4.31 gears? I don't think I've ever seen that ratio. All of the Cummins 727 trucks I have seen have 3.07 or 3.55 gears.
Off the tag thats bolted to the diff. Ill double an triple check just for you but I know thats what I saw. Ill try a get picture proof too.
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Yeah, check on that. The only gears available in '89 for a D70 was 3.07, 3.55, 4.10 and 4.56. If it's tagged as something odd, it may have been swapped in.
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Yup, can't believe that gear either, governed at 2600 rpm you'd only be able to go 57 mph. Seems like a good truck though.
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Yeah, check on that. The only gears available in '89 for a D70 was 3.07, 3.55, 4.10 and 4.56. If it's tagged as something odd, it may have been swapped in.
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Yup, can't believe that gear either, governed at 2600 rpm you'd only be able to go 57 mph. Seems like a good truck though.
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Ya Ill double check that tomorrow, Im curious now as to how I got those numbers
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The Killer Dowel Pin Fix!!
Before the fix.

The little tab you need to fab up.


Installed and Fixed!! Now I can breath easy again

Also had to weld up the down pipe off the turbo, broke all the way around the pipe about 2 feet back. Straight piped it while I had to exaust out too.

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Old 06-11-2011, 09:25 AM   #181 (permalink)
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KDP done is a big stress reliever. I was lucky and had mine fall out first 1,000mi i hade my truck!!
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:35 PM   #182 (permalink)
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you've got my attention; that's a nice rig.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:12 PM   #183 (permalink)
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KDP done is a big stress reliever. I was lucky and had mine fall out first 1,000mi i hade my truck!!
Ya tell me about it, my ass dont pucker anymore when I start the truck!! Hows the sami comming along?

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you've got my attention; that's a nice rig.
Thanks man, its been a PIA with no job and all but I think I may have finally landed a job so maybe.....just maybe this build thread will start pickin back up soon.
More mockup link pictures.


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Ya aired up the rear tires about half a dozen times But no nothing new yet, no work sucks! Got a good size list going for when I do find work though. Cant wait to get back to it!!

Major stuff to finish:
R driveline(square)
R trac-bar
Flatbelly Skid/trans mount
Final links(2.5X.500wall lowers/ 2.0X.250 wall uppers)
CO mounts
F brakes
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PSC Full hydro steering
New front crossmember(s)
Pull bodylift
New f/r bumpers
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Seats and Harnesses

Small stuff:
Exaust
Few new lug nuts
PVC inserts
Im sure I forgot a few little things but thats the big money stuff.
All donations are excepted
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:08 PM   #186 (permalink)
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Pickin up these bad boys in a few days, 2.5x16 racerunner coilovers with dual spring rate kits The build is back on!!
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Just need to pick up some more steel this week so I can finish the rest of the link mounts and skidplate and she'll be sittin on her own weight here before to long.
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About time. Been wondering about your build for a while. You were going full steam then dropped off for a couple months.
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About time. Been wondering about your build for a while. You were going full steam then dropped off for a couple months.
Ya the lack of work never helps, but Im back workin steady now so its game on!! Just sent the money off for the coilovers so I should be gettin those soon, next Ill pick up the rest of the steel needed to finish link mounts, links, flatbelly skid plate, couple crossmembers, and a few other little things. Should be sittin on its own weight before to long
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Im gettin there
Parts are gonna start rollin in real quick. Got the coilovers a week or so ago, Ill set those up with coils after I get the front end linked and the coilovers mounted.

Got my upper link towers from kyky777 today

Also had him order up my link material, that should be here around tuesday. Going with 2.5x.500wall for the lowers and 2.0x.250wall DOM for the uppers. By then I should have my skidplate designed and ready for him to cut and bend, fab up a few more link mounts for the frame side, start mockin up suspension, mount the coilovers, get some coils and move on to the steering finally!
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Figure I might post in here sence its been awhile. Slowly but surely this damn thing will get built!! Be busy past month or 2 with work but thats a good thing, rackin up the doe for when I get the time to spend it. Last big, pricey thing on the list is steering and Im hopin to pick that up next week, goin with PSCs 3.0 double ended ram kit for a front rockwell, figure do it right the first time. After that its just a few more little details to finish up. Might even able to get some winter wheelin in this year!!
But as for now Im still mocking up links/coilovers and figuring out what type of mounts Ill need. Hacked off my bodymounts for now so I can go with something like this for my uppers on the outside of the framerails.(no way in hell Ill order from ballistics!!) Then Ill build my new body mount off the upper link mount.

Get those tacked in place and I can pull messurements and figure out where to set my lower links.
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Desided Id save myself a couple bucks and fab up my upper link mounts out of some 1/4 plate I had layin around, will finish drilling holes and welding them up tomorrow and hopfully get as far as getting them tacked in place along with centering my axle mounts and tacking them on too.



ready to be drilled and welded
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:57 PM   #193 (permalink)
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Still need to bend my back plates broke my vise the first try, but other then that and welding they're done. Just tacked them for now incase I need to change anything but I dont think so they turned out pretty good, damn near exactly the same and pretty damn close to ballistics. Was going for the 3 hole adjustment but didnt take in consideration ballistics designed theirs for a 9/16 hole and Ive gotta have 3/4 so I ended up only having enough room for 2 holes......but 2 holes are better than 1 right.

Ground off the rest of the left overs from the body mounts and old leafspring mounts and tacked up the new mounts.


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Looking good so far, keep it up.
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Thanks. Ya now the lower link mounts/skidplate which Im still a little unsure on. Originaly I was thinkin just a "flat" 1/2" or 5/8" plate bolted to the bottom of the frame rails with some bracing and then my link mounts welded straight to the 1/2" plate, but after picking up a couple small chunks of 1/2"(nowhere near the amount I need)I quickly had second thoughts?!? Plus with a straight flat bellypan I dont have enough room for bracing between my transmission and skidplate. So now Im thinkin something along the lines of a skidplate made from about 3/8" plate that bolts to the bottom of the frame rails using 5 or 6 bolts per side and has about a 1-2" drop in it so I have enough room to run a good amount of bracing on the inside and then mount my lower link mounts to the bottom of that. Not sure how thick of material I should use though?!? Gonna be a heavy pig thats for sure, my guess is between 5000-6000lbs.
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Upper and lower link material!! 2.5x.500 wall lowers and 2.0x.250 wall uppers.



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Pickin up some more parts this week. Complete kit still in the original packaging for $1300.- + shipping.
http://houston.craigslist.org/pts/2610700982.html
After that Ill focus 100% on finishing up the lower link mount/skidplate and then start setting up the coilovers finally. Get those dailed in, mount up my steering, clearance the frame for the front brakes at full compression, mount my bumpstops, finish my driveline and the front end will 100% done...so to speak. And a trac-bar, some shocks, and a driveline will wrap up the rear end. Damn near done!!
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I like the body mount. Definitely my style!

But seriously, this thing is coming together great!
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Pickin up some more parts this week. Complete kit still in the original packaging for $1300.- + shipping.
http://houston.craigslist.org/pts/2610700982.html
After that Ill focus 100% on finishing up the lower link mount/skidplate and then start setting up the coilovers finally. Get those dailed in, mount up my steering, clearance the frame for the front brakes at full compression, mount my bumpstops, finish my driveline and the front end will 100% done...so to speak. And a trac-bar, some shocks, and a driveline will wrap up the rear end. Damn near done!!
Nice!! I hear you maybe putting a 4 speed in big red, and the 5 speed in the daily d.
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awesome, I like the mounts and the control arms. those are freaking thick.
makes me want to link up a couple deuces to my dodge!
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