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03-27-2020 04:50 AM
vwmopar Our builds are pretty close. Except the 6bt. I have a NV 4500 NWF ecobox and 205, front is 3 link and rear is 63 Chevy springs under the frame. The utiline/stepside bed sets them apart.

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03-27-2020 03:25 AM
LowDown
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Originally Posted by vwmopar View Post
Love the setup. And the Bed fits perfectly.
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Thanks, it was its own project for sure. I think we took about 8" out of the end of the bed which now sits directly on top of the rear most frame cross member/bumper. From there, we tubed out the bed, hole sawed through the cab, and tied the bed cage into a single hoop within the cab. From there, Carl's Dad did a killer job plumbing the fuel system, relocating the batteries, making the tail gate, and installed tail lights. Not to mention the awesome WARLOCK graphics. He then bed lined the inside of the whole bed. It looks awesome. I'll try to get some pictures of it up soon.
03-27-2020 03:01 AM
LowDown Carl fine tuned the bottom of the 14 bolt with a 9" grinder








Bertha the Rescue Truck doin' rescue truck sh*t @ Full Size Invasion - Rausch Creek, August '19


03-27-2020 02:57 AM
LowDown





03-27-2020 02:55 AM
LowDown I backed the trailer up the shop doors and Bertha practically unloaded herself into what became her new home for about the next year next to Bran's YJ, another FBF project


From there, it was on like Donkey Kong. We took the bed off and cut the frame that same day. Carl backed her out the of shop under own power about a year later; July 2019.





03-27-2020 02:47 AM
LowDown NV4500 5th gear fix in progress:


Behemoth input shaft vs. stock Dodge 23 spline NP205
Carl experienced Jacob's same infamous reputation of over promising and under delivering


Vanco hi-flow hydroboost unit


At their shop, Carl and his Dad:
-Swapped the A518 out for the NV4500
-Installed the Behemoth & NP205
-Fixed the KDP
-Raised the inner cooler
-Installed the hydroboost unit
-Installed the PSC P-pump

We then loaded up Bertha and took her to Bran's shop AKA Fat Boy Fab HQ
03-26-2020 07:14 PM
vwmopar Love the setup. And the Bed fits perfectly.

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03-25-2020 06:20 PM
NORDFORD Fuck I hate Dodges. Fuck I love this one though.
03-25-2020 05:56 PM
Highrolleres Looks killer
We need some more.
video?
03-17-2020 03:57 AM
LowDown Some randoms


03-17-2020 03:00 AM
LowDown





03-16-2020 03:38 PM
LowDown











12-27-2019 01:25 PM
Cool Hand Luke Still nothing huh?
08-21-2019 05:59 AM
Cool Hand Luke
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Originally Posted by montepig72 View Post
Yes! Have had the blinders on since Christmas, sorry for the lack of updates. Truck is “done” and made it's first run up to Rausch Creek for the Full-size Takeover the first weekend in august. Pictures and build notes coming.
Awesome can't wait to see it.
08-17-2019 11:30 AM
montepig72
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Originally Posted by Cool Hand Luke View Post
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Originally Posted by swirvin21 View Post
Progress?
Any since this last post?
Yes! Have had the blinders on since Christmas, sorry for the lack of updates. Truck is “done” and made it's first run up to Rausch Creek for the Full-size Takeover the first weekend in august. Pictures and build notes coming.
08-08-2019 01:33 PM
Cool Hand Luke
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Progress?
Any since this last post?
04-24-2019 09:54 AM
swirvin21 Progress?
02-10-2019 07:29 PM
Mikes9659 I like this, keep the pics coming please!
02-07-2019 03:18 PM
BDK
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Originally Posted by crashnzuk View Post
Those bushings are what was used in 89-93 Dodge diesels, at least in the 4x4s.
Travis..
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Originally Posted by Elwenil View Post
It's a standard Dodge 4WD transmission mount used on W series trucks. Engine doesn't matter, they all use the same ones.
Thanks
02-07-2019 12:17 PM
Elwenil It's a standard Dodge 4WD transmission mount used on W series trucks. Engine doesn't matter, they all use the same ones.
02-07-2019 11:22 AM
crashnzuk Those bushings are what was used in 89-93 Dodge diesels, at least in the 4x4s.
Travis..
02-07-2019 10:10 AM
BDK Your transmission mount gave me some ideas. I have been thinking of redoing mine for my 700R4/NP231 adaptor. It uses a universal transmission mount and I think it allows too much movement at that mount, versus the engine mounts. Your mount is much simpler than what I was thinking, and would allow me to mount my skid plates directly to the bottom of it. Bolting to the side of the frame instead of the bottom would help with frame twist, and get the bolt heads off the bottom of the frame. I have Duff radius arms that are mounted behind the trans mount. I have had to limit the compression slightly to keep the arms from contacting the bolt heads.

Where did you source those transmission mount bushings?
02-07-2019 09:41 AM
pennsylvaniaboy bump!
11-05-2018 03:18 AM
LowDown Thanks for the kind words. It’s motivating to know that this build may help drive someone else's build - that's really cool. Over the weekend, Carl and Brandon knocked out the super beefy trans cross member and we got started installing the in frame shackle tubes for the front springs. For the trans cross member the guys re-used part of the mounting plates from the 518 which fit the NV4500 great. The cross member needed a little more work to give the front drive shaft some breathing room which they knocked out pretty quickly. From there, we slung it place, drilled the frame, threw in a couple bolts and it didn’t budge once we let down the floor jack.

For the in frame shackles, we measured out shackle tube location then popped a 2” holes in either side of the frame. From there, I ground the heads off the rivets holding in the old shackle bushing assemblies, knocked them out of the frame, cleaned the inside of the frame rails, and burned in the reinforcement plates I torched out a few days ago. We’ll install the 2” x 0.25” DOM shackle tubes once we have a better idea of exactly how long they need to be.
11-03-2018 06:58 PM
BIGTRUCKNUT I'm digging the build and you are giving me inspiration to get my own truck transformation project going...RC to regular cab with a short offroad bed. Keep it up!
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