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Old 12-10-2015, 08:18 AM   #51 (permalink)
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I've been out of the diesel game awhile now, but at one time it was said the head bolts would relax back to stock torque when over-torqued. Of course this was when we were putting bigger and bigger injectors, propane, NOS, boxes, and twins and such on 12-15 yrs ago. I know there was at least one guy in the south who was stating he could make stock head bolts work(trust worthy guy, but his name escapes me right now--I want to say Garmin, but I'm not sure that's right) anyway I know a lot of guys who blew head gaskets when over-torqueing stock head bolts. One thing I always did also was make sure my engine temp was up to running temp before I jumped on it. Again saw many guys jump in a cold rig and blow their head gaskets. Good luck, love the fab work.....
Not sure on real names and such. I know BigBlue on competition diesel lasted a few years running over 100 12 second passes with over torqued bolts, before his head gasket finally went.

I've also heard of some guys just switching out for socket head cap screws.
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Old 12-10-2015, 10:18 AM   #52 (permalink)
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I remember big blue on Comp D, been awhile since I've been over there. Ever since I had to put mine back to stock to pass smog I just decided I didn't need to see what everyone else was doing, cuz I couldn't play no more unless I bought a '97 or earlier truck and it was demoralizing, so that's when I decided to finally build my willys jeep so that I could play in that arena. I wanted to slap in a twin turbo'd 4bt in it or put a blower on it instead of a turbo, but at that time I couldn't see buying one and shipping it out here.
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Old 12-10-2015, 10:47 AM   #53 (permalink)
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Nope I saw the Fish Mouth plates... adding a structural member to the flange part of the frame structure adds much more strength that a simple Fish plate at the joints.
I took a look back at Super Jeeps build. Am I the only one that thinks its a little overkill? I just planned on fish plating the sides, bottom, and top then gussets front to back at each cross brace and corner.
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I took a look back at Super Jeeps build. Am I the only one that thinks its a little overkill? I just planned on fish plating the sides, bottom, and top then gussets front to back at each cross brace and corner.
With a 6bt probably not. That is a LOT of engine weight, not to mention the loads for towing.

How much other support are you going to add.....shock mounts, cage, etc. Can that stuff be tied together to create more of a space frame?

Just throwing a rough guess at it. I would have probably used 2x6x3/16 for the belly section of the frame and tapered down to 4" tall by the bumpers ( for a build like yours ). Wheelbase and span between the sprung points doesn't help anything on longer vehicles.
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Old 12-10-2015, 11:43 AM   #55 (permalink)
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I thought about doing 2x6 in the middle, just didn't want to have to buy a whole stick to only use half. I figured that the engine mounts are pretty close to the front bag perches and if I tow anything heavy it will be on a gooseneck with the hitch right over the rear air bag perches. I guess I don't see a whole lot of stress in the center section...
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Old 12-10-2015, 12:01 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Maybe I did mess up.

Section Modulus of my 2x4x.1875 rect tube frame is 2.108.
Section Modulus of stock truck frame being 7x2x.1875 channel is 3.674.

If I add 1/4" plate top in bottom it will bring my Section Modulus to 3.883 (in theory).
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:01 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Intermediate piping is all done. For now I plan on just running a charge pipe straight to the intake until I can afford a good water to air intercooler.

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Old 12-13-2015, 10:56 AM   #58 (permalink)
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Buy custom pressure plates to fit extra frictions in your transmission? Naw... Make em.

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Old 12-19-2015, 08:28 PM   #59 (permalink)
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Got this thing fired up today. Have to tie up a few things and throw the cab on so I can drive it around. Trying to decide if I should continue and get it complete driving and road legal, or tear it down to start paint.

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congrats--sounds good
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I bet compound turbos makes it pretty quiet without a muffler?
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In my experience compounds don't help that much in the quiet factor without a muffler. Hell not even a muffler really quiets these things!!
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:39 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Did some engine painting today. Going to use some yellow zinc bolts for the exhaust manifold and intake manifold. Help brake up the black and silver a little bit and add to the industrial look. Trying to decide what color to do the hard fuel injector lines.







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Old 01-01-2016, 07:15 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Got the frame all welded up and 70% painted.

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Got the axles cleaned and painted.



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Looking sharp so far! Can't wait to see it done.
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:19 AM   #67 (permalink)
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Got the body all soda blasted. Bed and bed skirts are epoxy primed.
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Looking good!!! Always been my favorite trucks and this thing is going to be BAD!!
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Got the stake pockets all welded on the bed and primed. Just a little body filler and sanding before sealing and base coat.



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Cut the skin off the cleanest tail gate I had. Hopefully I'll have the new frame made up tomorrow. I think I'm going to laminate it with 14 gauge.

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nice saving the old tail gate
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Thanks guys.

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