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Old 08-25-2015, 06:39 AM   #251 (permalink)
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Been a while since I brought this thread up to date so i'll post up some pics.

Winch mounting.





Shock reservoir mounting.







Decided hood pins were the way to go.

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Old 08-25-2015, 06:46 AM   #252 (permalink)
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Need a slightly different pitman arm for this rig and nothing on the market today satisfies the criteria so making my own.



Test run of our splining technique. Not 100% satisfied with the splines so its a good thing I made 5 arm blanks to play with.




LED light bar showed up.



Clutch res.



Windshield washer bottle.



Had a customer call to find out if our dash would work with the vintage air units and I honestly didn't know. I had my dash ready to go but didn't plan on installing it for some time yet. Since one of my customers needed to know, I went ahead and stuck the dash in.

It does fit and there is one spot down on the bottom where the lower lip is pretty close but looks like it'll be no problem!!





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Old 08-25-2015, 06:47 AM   #253 (permalink)
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Last few days have been a lot of plumbing, steel lines, short rubber hoses and etc. Nothing very photo worthy.

Hopefully in the next few days I can fabricate the rearmost tcase cross member.
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:27 AM   #254 (permalink)
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How did you cut the splines initially and how do you plan to improve them?
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4L80e, EcoBox/205 Doubler, 40" ProComps, Rock Sliders, Hidden Winch, Hydro Assist
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Old 08-26-2015, 12:09 PM   #255 (permalink)
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How did you cut the splines initially and how do you plan to improve them?
Little bit of a trade secret there. I can't give away all the goods!

Only real problem with the splines is they were a bit to deep. That picture isn't very good. I have a few burs that I could do without but realistically, 10 minutes with a triangular file and they'll be about perfect.
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Old 08-26-2015, 02:48 PM   #256 (permalink)
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Sounds good. I understand.

I'm assuming you're broaching them, but was just curious if you did something more doable by the DIYer.
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:08 PM   #257 (permalink)
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Hey I was just wondering what y'all would charge for a set of (rear axle) front spring hangers for my 78 dually? The front ones on those years were short like the 2wd ones and they used blocks to make up the difference so when I get around to it I'd like to replace them with matching ones like the shackle flip hangers y'all sell. Thanks
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:16 PM   #258 (permalink)
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somehow i missed that this has a 6bt in it, ups the WOW for me on a already cool build.
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Old 10-10-2015, 06:43 AM   #259 (permalink)
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Built the tcase support cross member.



Crimped and installed all the AC lines and heater hoses







Had to throw the instrument panel in to check things out.



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Old 10-10-2015, 06:49 AM   #260 (permalink)
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Got the D60 cleaned up. This will be the permanent axle. 4:10 gears. Will get an air locker at some point. Debating chromo shafts. Reid racing knuckles will be installed before its all said and done.



under hood air intake,





First cut on the hood was pretty close,



Shot of the first iteration of the "turbo bump." This one has to sharp or corners. I'll redo it and make things more rounded.

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Old 10-10-2015, 07:45 AM   #261 (permalink)
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Looks wicked kurt! im jealous over here!
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Old 10-11-2015, 07:20 AM   #262 (permalink)
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Nice! I may steal that air intake idea.
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:14 AM   #263 (permalink)
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Found out last week that the steering column I have is pretty fubar inside. A lot of corrosion. Don't think i'll be using it.

Did some horse tradin' with a friend who had a tilt column manual trans steering column. It's an older one so the wipers are not on the column, just the turn signals and of course hazards. Actually makes it slightly easier IMO to use an aftermarket delay module for the wipers.

Only downside, I already purchased the 1" double D shaft universal joint for the lower column shaft and this has a splined connection. Looks like i'll be ordering another universal joint.
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:54 AM   #264 (permalink)
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That's one helluva rig you got there man, I'm jealous!
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:45 PM   #265 (permalink)
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Some catch up photos.







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So, started doing up alot of the electrical on the passenger side of the front end.

Walking back and forth with the wire and getting terminal ends and etc. Then I had one of those light bulb moments. I have this cart that has been around for a long time. No real specific purpose for it and the last few months its been sitting outside.

It has a purpose now,



Did that yesterday. Today I slapped an aluminum tray on the top to keep tools from falling off. Gona do some shelves in on the right hand side for sprays and such. Contact cleaner, silicone spray lube, battery terminal corrosion stop and etc. Got a bunch of other ideas for it.

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The label maker is key for wiring ... At Least that looks like a label maker on there haha
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Line locks?
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So was I right? I have been thinking of how I will do mine.
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So was I right? I have been thinking of how I will do mine.
I was planning to do line locks for cutting brakes.

After seeing your post quote, I looked at some online and seeing how pretty much all of them are designed for 1/8" NPT connections, i'll probably do two of them at the rear wheels or at the frame just before the drop to the axle.
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Interested to see how you do it and which ones youll be using. I have a bunch of fittings just not sure how I wanna do them.
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I have a couple picked out. Probably order them up today and hopefully have them by the end of the week. I'll be sure to post up some pics.
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:15 AM   #274 (permalink)
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Got the steering column done over the weekend as well as some more wiring and some more brake line work toward the rear axle.





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Need one of these from an '89-91 full size. Headlight plug including the retainer. Let me know if you got one.

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Need one of these from an '89-91 full size. Headlight plug including the retainer. Let me know if you got one.

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I'm headed out to the junkyard tomorrow to work on the van. I'll look around, see if I can snag one for you....

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