|Today 06:21 PM|
|rolsmojave3||I'm not into Chevys much but maaaan snowbird that thing is beef!!!|
|Today 09:36 AM|
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.
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.
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|
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 $$.
|Yesterday 08:58 PM|
Here's my 3.
08 chevy 4x4 lmm, h&s, deleted. Ltz loaded.
08 f450 4x4, 6.4, h&s, deleted, studded, up pipes, charge tubes, s&b intake, work truck basic interior, built the bed myself.
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.
Fixing to hook to buggy
|Yesterday 08:01 PM|
I'm in the middle of the same swap right now.
|Yesterday 06:55 PM|
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.
|Yesterday 06:29 PM|
|Yesterday 02:04 PM|
|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|
Then why go to all the trouble?
|03-24-2015 07:25 PM|
|03-24-2015 06:00 PM|
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|
The previous owner is from north west ohio. Fort Wayne Indiana was the nearest airport.
|03-24-2015 02:10 PM|
Does the bed cap not fit properly?
|03-24-2015 09:05 AM|
My setup. Dodge is stock. Been debating on putting in a nice tune for towing and MPG.
|03-24-2015 08:07 AM|
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|
|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|
OK guys, from now on gotta show pink slips so we know its yours
|02-10-2015 11:05 PM|
|02-10-2015 10:30 PM|
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|
|02-10-2015 09:07 PM|
|02-10-2015 11:11 AM|
|02-10-2015 11:06 AM|
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
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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