|10-25-2013 08:13 AM|
|SChandler||x2 for replacing the pictures. I was rereading the thread recently to see how you did the suspension work and noticed all of the pictures were gone.|
|10-24-2013 10:33 PM|
|10-24-2013 11:04 AM|
|K5runner@hotmail.com||Okay so I started adding the pics. Give me some time and I will have them all back up.|
|10-17-2013 10:29 PM|
|downhilldustin||i just put a 1979 ford hp 60 into my 2wd first gen, ill be making a build thread soon|
|10-17-2013 12:43 PM|
|ElkyRacer||All of them.|
|10-17-2013 07:07 AM|
I think the frame is super strong and no need to mess with. I did not like the placement of the plastic fuel tank though. I had purchased, and still have a 40 gal suburban tank with all the mounting to install behind the axle.
If you look at my old dodge the only thing that was left on there from the way it was built in Mexico, is the motor, frame and body. Everything else got changed to something *better.
Don't get me wrong I loved that truck, actually more than the 05 CTD I drive now. It was the perfect combination of tow and play. No problem towing 15k+ at 65mph then wheelen all weekend long.
Please tell me what pics you guys want to see and I will post them.
|10-16-2013 07:32 PM|
|gtxracer||How did it ride and how did you like the cab? Always liked the first gens but the few I drove were pretty loud and hopped like crazy around town. My 2nd gen is a little better but I might grab a first gen down the road. Oh and what actual fuel economy did you get on the 37s?|
|10-16-2013 06:41 PM|
|10-16-2013 04:38 PM|
|K5runner@hotmail.com||I will go back and re post the pics. I have them all. Web shots went on vacation lol.|
|10-16-2013 04:30 PM|
|ElkyRacer||I do realize it was a 2wd. That's why I asked because I just picked up a 2wd truck and have a SD60 in my car port right now. Just kind of eyeballing with a tape showed that if I kept the springs straight I was going to have to out board the mounts quite a bit. Was just wondering how yours was set up but all of the pics are gone. Thanks for the response tho.|
|10-16-2013 03:55 PM|
The truck is still around, I sold it to a guy that went to my high school. (Yes I still live near the town where I grew up ) I do get an Email when this thread is posted, on so if there is any questions on the build. Please feel free to ask away. I really liked that truck and I do miss it.
|10-15-2013 07:52 PM|
|04-03-2013 06:13 AM|
|04-02-2013 11:31 PM|
|04-02-2013 10:05 PM|
|K5runner@hotmail.com||Sorry to say that I sold the Dodge today.|
|01-08-2013 08:10 PM|
|just4cuz||Wow, big difference! Diesel is the way to go towing stuff.|
|01-08-2013 08:06 PM|
|K5runner@hotmail.com||Ya he has 37" Mil take offs. And yes the dodge take about 3/4 tank to go to Dove Springs and back with his toybox attached. His Ford took 3+ tanks. lol. this is a far better truck for him. Lets just hope I don't take too much stuff off of it first.|
|01-08-2013 07:47 PM|
Sounds like a set of 4.10's is what would solve that problem. Did he step up to 37's or does he still have 35's on it. 3.54's are diesel gears for Petes sake. No denying the diesel will get probably twice the mileage towing.
I'm trying to get my sons truck through smog, Last time it had high Nox at low rpm. Only thing it failed. We rebuilt the engine last winter, now its got about a thousand miles on it. Found the O2 sensor was only generating about 1/2 volt, should be up to 1. Fixed a couple vacuum leaks(old crusty stock Chevy hard plastic lines) and checked the plugs and MAP sensor today. Plugs looked great and MAP sensor tested good too. Doing the plug wires and EGR solenoid check tomorrow then back to the smog guy. Pretty sure the O2 sensor was the problem though HC was really low,CO low and Nox high at low speed.
|01-08-2013 06:54 PM|
I think with a very mild build that it has, it runs good when empty. Add his little buggy (prob 2000 lbs total) and its maxed out. With 3.54 gears and the T-19 4spd, it kind of brings the suck while towing. Your either holding 70+ with the motor lugging or 45-50 in 3rd with the motor screaming. He got a 26' toybox so the old truck needs to go. Or its a $$$$$$ for a 5spd, 4.88's and more motor mods to still get less than 8 mpg like my Tan truck.
I think this old dodge will be good for him.
|01-08-2013 06:25 PM|
|just4cuz||That 460 killing him at the pump or he just want a longer WB for towing?|
|01-05-2013 11:18 AM|
Just a little update,
The truck will stay together. But the front axle (79' Ford 60) will be swapped out for a Chevy 60. And the T-case (Ford 205) will be swapped out for a Chevy round pattern 205. The truck will NOT be sold, It will be given to my bro. He will use it, like I used it as a tow vehicle, he has a toy box and a buggy ready to go out.
The parts taken off of the Dodge (front axle and T-case) will be used on my 89 Chevy crew.
I broke my Blazer pretty bad the other day (broke a 14b detroit, dana70 detroit, and the front dana70 gears) so no progress on either of these (Dodge/89 crew) will start for a while.
|12-09-2012 01:37 PM|
|g-wizz||ha just to mess with you... p-stroke|
|12-09-2012 12:25 AM|
should be out of a medium duty service truck, what to look for is the pad for mounting the ac, if its the four bolt mount flat on the side with the alt above its the right one. that at the very least should save you 400-800$ just in parts. the ac pumps are around 200 new on ebay with fan clutch. with that set up it uses a J-80 alt mount so you have a ton of super buff cheap alternators that will work. it needs work so thats dollars in your favor, you just need to get that guy to agree to it.
|12-07-2012 11:11 PM|
I was told that my motor (92') was the same "long block" as the p-pumped motors. Cam, pistons, head, etc... I know that I need the timing cover and accessories along with the pump brackets and lines. Oh and the p-pump.
The reason to go to P-pump, not sure I here its easier to make more power. I can use a little more, and I don't know a whole bunch about the VE. It runs great now just thinking for the future I guess. Plus If I need to buy a motor might as well be a 94-98 right? I need the trans(nv4500) along with the engine plate and starter. I know about the pop pressures I had to re set them when I got them. They were built for a p-pumped motor.
I was looking into the industrial motors is there anything to avoid? I would love to get one with the A/C up a little higher and a compressor instead of the vacuum pump.
This swap will not happen for a little bit, so there is time to plan and find stuff for a good deal. There is a bunch of wheelen to do, too. Plus I want to wait til I build my shop in my back yard. So I can do it indoors.
|12-07-2012 09:08 PM|
K5runner, what's the thinking behind going to the P-pump injection pump? With the right set of injectors, turbo, fuel supply, and some tuning of the pump, 350hp-400hp shouldn't be out of reach of a reasonable VE-pump-based build. Are you planning on going big power or just like the P-pump better?
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