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Old 11-29-2005, 03:31 PM   #51 (permalink)
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i have been lacking on the pics...ill get them tomarrow I PROMISE
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Old 11-29-2005, 03:50 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Old 11-29-2005, 06:31 PM   #53 (permalink)
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ok ok FAWK heres the pics.


its a sweetheart aint it?


just enough rust to make it nice..lol




cleaned gutted and sanded down interior and layed a few coats of duplicolor bedliner to the inside for ease of washing




'nuther pic.




i REALLY need a bench seat, there are mouse caverns in the foam.... in the mean time i got the seat fixed, and the seatbelts back together

weatherstripping was shot, i used old thrown away BMW 3 series door seals that i cut down and hammered on....worked great! so much, that i need to adjust the door stops now cause it fits too tight



added bonus included with truck:

BRAND NEW towing mirrors (anyone need em?)
dual fiberglass cb whips w/ mounts
new seat cover
new floor mats (see above pic)
spare 9 inch
clearance lights for cab
rear running light (s) bunch
3 3/4'' sunpro tachometer
two sets of new seatbelts
notepad
misc. pens and pencils
lots of broken glass from previous back window
stock air cleaner assembly
dead battery in bed
rust (of course)
a SAE shit ton of bolts
not too shabby fer 500 bones...
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Old 11-29-2005, 06:33 PM   #54 (permalink)
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I got a suggestion for you on a suspension. Get some real flexy stock leaves from other trucks ie jeep wagoneer, ford ranger, ect, put shackles on the front and the rear and fab up a 2 link and a panhard bar setup or a 3 or 4 link. I heard this can flex really well and is fairly inexpensive. I dont know how it would handle on the street though, but it doesnt seem likes gonna see pavement much if your gonna dovetail it and hack half the body off of it. if you want cheap/free parts to fab up a lift go to your local 4 wheel drive shop and ask them if you can have or buy stock/changed out suspension pieces from other trucks that have gotten lifts and are throwing away the stock/old lift parts. I got a set of brand new shocks and front shock mounts from a f250 for free at my local shop. Also try military auctions for tires that were on the humvees or other trucks most of them are 36" michelens, a friend of mine got a set for around 300 bucks with a lot of tread on them.
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Old 11-29-2005, 06:48 PM   #55 (permalink)
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well, amazingly this is going to replace my truck i have now (see sig) and will be used when i need to tote shit around, drive to work when its raining and when its to fawking cold..... so its going to be a street truck just as much as a off road shitbox
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Old 11-30-2005, 03:56 AM   #56 (permalink)
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Sweet project. Keep us updated on your progress.

Just a tip, paint the dash black to match the floorboard. It can be done cheaply with some rattle can black.
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:18 AM   #57 (permalink)
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YEA, i dont get wtf the previous owner was thinking w/ the blue dash....i gotta strip the a/c controls out of it anywhoo, so the dash will come apart
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cant see pics. says " do not have permission"



i wanna see!!




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Old 11-30-2005, 07:12 PM   #59 (permalink)
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it doesn't sound like a bad score for 500.
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:09 PM   #60 (permalink)
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is anyone else having a hard time seeing them? i post them just like my cruisah thread....


anywhoo. got the back brakes figgured out.


tracker rotors didnt work so i took em back. (+24.00)
i was going to use CJ7 rotors, but vatozone didnt have them...
or crown vic's, or anything else i could think of.....untill i found full size mid
90's rotor assemblies for 25.00 (!) bucks a peice.....
so i bought two 50.00
and used another of those autozone giftcards i've been getting by purchasing all my stuff thru them.... (-20.00)
so i paid 6.00 for the new rotors......
in addition, i got two spare hubs w/ bearing races installed, and 10 lug studs.. A SCORE!
2457 remaining

i need a bench seat, and harnesses..... plus guages, cause i dont trust the stock ones....
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:32 PM   #61 (permalink)
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holy shit, that truck is clean...

that would be a solid $2000 around these parts..
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:48 PM   #62 (permalink)
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clean is a metaphore on what it really is in a close up personal view.

its pretty hammered...pics dont do it justice..lol


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and 3 hours of cleaning and pressure washing does wonders

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its alot cleaner then my 78 i got for $400, my bed was totally rusted out, needed exhaust, cab corners, doors and floor panels were rusted to hell, frame from the cab back is rusted to hell, and the motor had 300K when i got it, now its got close to 360K and needs a rebuild.

BTW when i say the bed was totally rusted out, i mean you could get in the back of my truck and put your feet on the ground, i felt like fred flinstone
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well i posted last night, but i dunno what happend. so here it is again.. i did this yesterday

im here takin the day off cause the woman just got her wisdom teeth yanked.
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well i took the rear end apart to get the axles out for my disc brake conversion. the passenger side axle splines were toast. it wouldnt suprise me if they were spinning in the spider gears, thats how trashed they were....drivers side ok..

so i took the spare axle apart and stole an axle out of it. bummer thing is, is the flange that holds the axle bearing to the housing is a small pattern on the spare axle,(i presume its a car rear end) and the axle i have is a large pattern flange. so i tried taking off the big ass collar that holds the bearing on the end of the axle, and no dice. w/ a bearing splitter, a 50 ton hydo press and a torch, and it aint coming off.... so im going to have to cut the bearing collar off to remove the bearing, to remove the seal, to remove the flange i need.

ok with that said, my axle shafts are good to go. except that they dont fit inside the hat of my rotors (doh!)
so i threw the axle shafts back into the diff, w/ the axle on jackstands, i put the truck in gear, and cranked it up so the axle would spin and took a grinder to the wheel stud flange. i took of mebbe 1/16 of an inch off of the diameter of the axle flange, and now the rotors fit perfect.

so with the axles out, i decided to pull the third member out to adjust the tremendous backlash that was in the drive train, seal it up and change the gear oil. the yolk is loose on the pinion, so i wanted to change the front seal, and put a new crush collar on it and snug it back down. thats when things went down hill.

one of the studs that goes bolts the third member in is spinning. ok, got that taken care of, took it out and ill fix it when i reinstall it. pulled the third member out, and the ring gear is absolutley trashed. paper wieght. pile of shit. complete waste of metal. trash. crap. yuck. metal shavings. they are so worn out that the gear teeth look like knife edges (thus all the backlash)....its the worst set of gears i have ever EVER seen. so im going to need new (or new to me) gears..... so i pull the third member out of my donor axle, and they are a 3.8x gear...... the truck has a 3.50 gear in it. double crap.

so the predicament im in:
find some new or used 3.50 gears for the rear 9 inch.
find some new or used 3.8x gears for my front reverse cut dana 44
find some new or used 4.xx gears for the front AND rear.....
so looks like the cheap truck challenge is going to be a challenge to say the least to keep this in budget now.
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hate to say i told you so, but guess what, i have a ring gear that will WORK but is not perfect, it has some wear from the years of its use but it had perfect backlash when i pulled it outa my donor, PM me if you want it, i also got the spiders and can prolly dig up the pinion
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you have a 3.50 gear for the rear axle?

i need the pinion and ring. dont need the spiders, puttin a mini spool in it.
shipped to 77002 business address.....thanks! Alex
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ill look for the pinion tomorrow, i might have it but i might have tossed it in the move. but yeah its a 3.50 ring and if i have the pinion its the same
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If that dont work out, ive got a 3rd laying out in the garage with 3:50 and your welcome to the ring and pinion for shipping.
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Same here, I'll send you a 3.5 r&p for shipping costs. Some suggestions though...if this is going to be replacing your lightning, go with leaf springs in the rear. Search around and see what people are doing for flexy leaves and go with it..or buy an 11leaf pack from somewhere. 2, you live in fucking texas. TEXAS. There is no state in the us with more trucks--and especially 3/4-1 ton trucks...with huge mall-crawling tires. Look around, I bet you could find a 3.5 laying behind your local scrapyard or one of the 40 4wd shops nearby for the price of nothing. And as to the tires, buy them used too...again, look around you at how many teenagers realize daily that their 36's just aren't so big anymore compared to every else's 38's-44's.
Be fucking thrifty and don't be in a hurry, and you will make your budget...ask me how I know. (I'm cheap as shit too).

And are geo trackers 5x5.5? Did you re-drill the rotors or what? More pics! And pics of your goofy-ass grinding the wheel flanges down while they were spinning plz.
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no the geo tracker shit didnt work.

i used bronco front end rotors, like mid 90's.... they were only 25 bucks a peice w/ the hub and lug studs.


the rotors hat was too small ID, and the axle flange was to big OD, so the grinder and spinning it just came to mind when looking at it

and yes geo trackers are 5 on 5.5.......solid rotor though... the broncos, obviously were TTB vented rotors.
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38'S FOR 160A PIECE.......

http://www.intercotire.com/site.php?pageID=55&newsID=6

btw-I picked up 2 fords, 1 -78' and 1- 77' , $200 for the pair


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Old 12-02-2005, 09:40 PM   #72 (permalink)
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http://www.intercotire.com/site.php?pageID=55&newsID=7

thats the super duper old list, here is an updated one.....


and im trying to get tires together right now if the dood will respond to me

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Old 12-02-2005, 10:22 PM   #73 (permalink)
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ok i also need those collars that retain the bearing on the axle, but im unable to locate them.....i want to buy them.


also, since im replacing the bearing seal for the axle, u think i should replace the bearing retainers with aftermarket bigger ones? its an unneeded expense, unless it is a wise replacement
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Unneeded expense...................

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ok where do i get these bearing collars?
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