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I love this... it's like a Longhorn I did years ago.
 

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Discussion Starter #82
I posted in the Dana 80 bible, but will post here also.
My hub spindles are shot after sitting for 6 years. I was looking to replace or repair them. I found the Speedi Sleeve. It presses over the sealing surface to give your seal a like new area to ride on.
 

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Discussion Starter #85 (Edited)
So, there it is, for those wondering what my boded bed looks like.
That's a 7' bed.
6.5" lift.
37" tires.
Gonna build the front to match the back. Wife wants me on that ASAP. She hates the jack stands. She says they are not safe.
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Edit. Note how lucky I got with the rear frame. I notched the bed and it ended up flush with the frame.
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Looking good. The rear bob looks great. The 4" in the middle isn't really noticeable.
 

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Discussion Starter #88 (Edited)
So, I got the ORD crossmember installed, and it was much easier than I thought it would be.

If anyone else is doing the 2wd to 4wd conversion, you could cut the motor mount brackets like I did. Note that the front bolts of the crossmember are not used. The 2wd engine mount did not have bolt holes there. I may change out to the 4wd mount one day.
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Discussion Starter #90 (Edited)
Yep! I did it all yesterday.

Correction. I cut out the old one.. 6 years ago! Installed the ORD yesterday. It is easy without the front axle.
 

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I have the front axle in place now. Have to do some test fitting for the coilover. I got them for "cheap". $800 delivered. I will rebuild and paint them. Both rebuild kits and the oil cost $100. Not too bad.

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Thanks I just ordered one Saturday and was really hoping that I could do it without fully removing the engine.
 

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Is your truck 4wd?
Yes a '75 k10 I'm putting 52" front springs and a dodge kp 60 front. It's just so tall as is a engine hoist won't pull the engine without removing the front clip.
It will probably be installed while the axle is out.
 

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Discussion Starter #95 (Edited)
Your mounts will use these bolts. Mine did not. I'm guessing because it was 2wd.. idk.
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You may have to drill these holes. I did. The center hole was close, but had to be enlarged.
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Discussion Starter #98 (Edited)
Do you guys see a problem with these steering angles? This is my target ride height.

She will be moving soon. Getting excited. 🙂
I will have to move the rear axle back about 3".


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