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Today 06:21 PM
rolsmojave3 I'm not into Chevys much but maaaan snowbird that thing is beef!!!
Today 09:36 AM
Snowbird13 Well, here's my new tow rig. It's more of a Tow, hunting, DD light wheeling rig though.


It's a 1980. 396/465/205. 4.ll with shitty wore out buckshot Q78s. Unfortunately, somebody robbed the D60 and threw a 44 under it. Interior is pretty nice, which was important so the wife would ride in it. Has some home made airbag setup as well.

I just had a 2nd kid, so the single cab 1971 just didn't do it anymore. I wanted to buy one of the converted 4 door cabs for it, but I couldn't justify the 15k at this time.

Immediate plans

37/12.5/17 on new wheels
Get rid of the old man running boards and giant mudflaps. Hopefully the godawful chrome gas doors as well. Going to make my own steps out of tubing.
Working radio
replace the blown out glasspacks with real mufflers and fix the exhaust leaks
NV4500 and 4.56 as soon as I sell the 71. should bring my 65 mph cruise rpm from 2450 to 1950
Mount my 8274 to the front on a new bumper

Long term plans will be either FI, or a 6.0L swap.
Change it to a SWB. 6 ft bed is plenty for me, and removing 12 inches from the wheelbase would help the turning radius immensely.
Put a 60 back up front. Will have to be easy on the loud pedal for now.
Fix the rust and repaint. I like the orange, so I'm keeping it that color.
Today 06:56 AM
lunacy Most Chevy adapters were designed for 4bt repowered bread vans. The motor had to be tilted to fit so that's how the adapter was designed. You can buy no tilt adapters, but they're big $$.

Quote:
Originally Posted by crashnzuk View Post
The Chevy trans adapter is at a slight angle. I don't know why it's that way, but it is. You either end up with the trans tilted or the engine tilted. Kinda funky looking but harmless.

I don't know that I'd put a fuel pin in that with the little stock turbo and no intercooler. Seems like a recipe for high EGTs when towing.
Travis..
Yesterday 08:58 PM
mcutler1 Here's my 3.

08 chevy 4x4 lmm, h&s, deleted. Ltz loaded.

Attachment 1703162

08 f450 4x4, 6.4, h&s, deleted, studded, up pipes, charge tubes, s&b intake, work truck basic interior, built the bed myself.

Attachment 1703170

And pictured here next to my newest addition- (yesterday),

05 f550 2wd 6.0, deleted, pipe, soon to be tuned, 16' knapheide electric/hydraulic dump.

Attachment 1703178

Attachment 1703186



Fixing to hook to buggy

Attachment 1703202
Yesterday 08:01 PM
rob93
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Originally Posted by mrstang01 View Post
Will the newer axles make a difference in turning radius? I have a 97.
From everything I've researched it is a pretty big difference. Ride quality improves too with the coil springs, also gets you rear disk brakes. Not to mention the 05+ axles are beef compared to the obs running gear.
I'm in the middle of the same swap right now.
Yesterday 06:55 PM
crashnzuk
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Originally Posted by yozsi View Post
why did you have to tilt the motor?
The Chevy trans adapter is at a slight angle. I don't know why it's that way, but it is. You either end up with the trans tilted or the engine tilted. Kinda funky looking but harmless.

I don't know that I'd put a fuel pin in that with the little stock turbo and no intercooler. Seems like a recipe for high EGTs when towing.
Travis..
Yesterday 06:29 PM
mrstang01
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Originally Posted by rolsmojave3 View Post
I want it to be more useful, the brakes and turning radius really suck when towing right now. I have a few other trucks that will have the Alcoas anyway.
Will the newer axles make a difference in turning radius? I have a 97.
Yesterday 02:04 PM
1DIRTYHOE
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Originally Posted by Super Scout View Post
1998 GMC 454, NV4500, Nelson Tune, 5.0 Injectors, and some other stuff.
Thats the exact twin of my 95 6.5..I like the look of the steelies on that
Yesterday 06:04 AM
rolsmojave3 I want it to be more useful, the brakes and turning radius really suck when towing right now. I have a few other trucks that will have the Alcoas anyway.
03-24-2015 08:55 PM
jtr
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Originally Posted by rolsmojave3 View Post
Heres mine. 97 F350 7.3l 5 spd. Slowing becoming how I want it. Going to swap on 06 Superduty axles in the next month. I'm going to miss the factory Alocas.


Then why go to all the trouble?
03-24-2015 07:25 PM
yozsi
Quote:
Originally Posted by rigpig on juice View Post
1989 Chevy Silverado 3500 with a 91 Cummins / 5 speed combo. I am stopping at BD performance to add an exhaust brake, 60lbs springs, 3200 rpm governor spring and fuel pin on the way home. She should pull alright!
why did you have to tilt the motor?
03-24-2015 06:00 PM
rolsmojave3 Heres mine. 97 F350 7.3l 5 spd. Slowing becoming how I want it. Going to swap on 06 Superduty axles in the next month. I'm going to miss the factory Alocas.

03-24-2015 05:21 PM
blay127
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Originally Posted by D45 View Post
Looks nice.........where at in Indiana?

Does the bed cap not fit properly?
Good eye! No it doesn't fit just right, it has a 2008 tailgate and the top lip sticks out a bit which prohibits the camper door from closing all the way. To counter that the previous owner shifted the whole thing back.

The previous owner is from north west ohio. Fort Wayne Indiana was the nearest airport.
03-24-2015 02:10 PM
D45
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Originally Posted by blay127 View Post
flew to Indiana on sunday and purchased this, then drove it to Montgomery, TX. Long drive but loved every minute of it

2006 F-250 CCSB 4x4
6.7 Cummins w/ 48RE trans
Looks nice.........where at in Indiana?

Does the bed cap not fit properly?
03-24-2015 09:05 AM
the_white_shadow My setup. Dodge is stock. Been debating on putting in a nice tune for towing and MPG.
03-24-2015 08:07 AM
blay127 flew to Indiana on sunday and purchased this, then drove it to Montgomery, TX. Long drive but loved every minute of it

2006 F-250 CCSB 4x4
6.7 Cummins w/ 48RE trans




03-23-2015 12:31 PM
Mike-M
Quote:
Originally Posted by rigpig on juice View Post
1989 Chevy Silverado 3500 with a 91 Cummins / 5 speed combo. I am stopping at BD performance to add an exhaust brake, 60lbs springs, 3200 rpm governor spring and fuel pin on the way home. She should pull alright!
Bad ass
03-23-2015 12:08 PM
rigpig on juice 1989 Chevy Silverado 3500 with a 91 Cummins / 5 speed combo. I am stopping at BD performance to add an exhaust brake, 60lbs springs, 3200 rpm governor spring and fuel pin on the way home. She should pull alright!
02-11-2015 10:07 AM
AZLugz
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Originally Posted by rerod View Post
Yea, doubt many of us want to see your boss's truck
I think its a sweet setup....don't care if it belongs to him or his boss


OK guys, from now on gotta show pink slips so we know its yours
02-10-2015 11:05 PM
rockyota83
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Originally Posted by TrailTamer XJ View Post
You made my truck feel fat.

My truck is a 97 12v Ram 2500 CCLB 4x4 that weight in 8600 with my typical stuff I bring with me (transfer tank and tool box with crap in it). Although from what i've read that 1st gen rams are lighter out of all but your's have way bigger tires and an utility bed with spare parts in it but still weight 1k less than mine.

I also beat hard on my 12v and on rough dirt roads. good truck.
if i recall correctly the 1st gens are almost 1k lighter then the second gens, thanks for making my truck feel lighter
02-10-2015 10:30 PM
TrailTamer XJ
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Originally Posted by rockyota83 View Post
thanks, shes a heavy pig(7600 as you see it) and she gets beat hard and on rough dirt roads, gets the job done.
You made my truck feel fat.

My truck is a 97 12v Ram 2500 CCLB 4x4 that weight in 8600 with my typical stuff I bring with me (transfer tank and tool box with crap in it). Although from what i've read that 1st gen rams are lighter out of all but your's have way bigger tires and an utility bed with spare parts in it but still weight 1k less than mine.

I also beat hard on my 12v and on rough dirt roads. good truck.
02-10-2015 10:11 PM
rockyota83
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Originally Posted by Highrolleres View Post
Nice rig you have there. All business!
thanks, shes a heavy pig(7600 as you see it) and she gets beat hard and on rough dirt roads, gets the job done.
02-10-2015 09:07 PM
Highrolleres
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Originally Posted by rockyota83 View Post
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Nice rig you have there. All business!
02-10-2015 11:11 AM
rerod
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Originally Posted by Wspen12 View Post
His rig is probably something like this...

No.. He's got a cool build going on, so why post his boss's truck..?
02-10-2015 11:06 AM
rockyota83 90 dodge cummins, rebuilt nv4500 w/upgraded output shaft, np205, chevy d60 front, cross over steering springless hi steer arms w/EMF chromo tie rod ends on the drag link, dually 14b rear w/ARB 4.10 gears, 37" military take offs, 63" chevy rear leafs with shackle flip and no lift blocks, 52" rear chevy leafs up front relocated shackle hanger boxed in through frame, 15k pound hitch tied into a reunel bumper thats boxed in on the crane side, 2k pound crane, bucket seats out of a mini van, 4" straight pipe all the way back, stahl utility bed full of spare parts pulls a 18ft jp buggy hauler flat no dove tail w/good welds



future upgrades
old 50s or 60s cab
chromo 35 spline shafts and an ARB for the front axle
intercooler so i can turn the engine up without burning it up
dual turbos bigger injectors arp stud etc
rock guards for the utility bed in case it needs to recover a dead rig off fordyce
build front bumper with winch and a hitch for hooking my trailer up to winch dead rigs on, was going to put a winch on the trailer but i like this idea better, and i can use it to winch rigs on friends trailers too.
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