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Damn, you got a good deal there. But i needed a reg cab short bed chassis. I didn't feel like shortening the LB chassis. Besides i needed the rear anyway for my dads truck and i needed the bed to build a display for our showroom.
it kinda fell into my lap right on new years eve. 2 hours before the ball dropped it was unloaded in my driveway. the PO had melted a few pistons in the original motor, but i had bought a motor a few months prior hoping to drop it into a chevy. but instead i bought the dodge chassis as it was complete and dosen't need any custom fabbing and parts compared to a conversion.
what for gear ratios are you going to be running? and if i had missed it, what happened to the GMC? parts from the 1500 donor?
For now it'll have the 3.55s that are in the 60 and 70 i picked up, I may go higher later on. The GMC i sold to a guy in Indiana, he's going to build a Cummins race truck out of it. The Dodge i'm just finishing up parting out.
more goodies. I've now got all my fuel, oil and trans cooler fittings. The trans rebuild kit will be in on monday and I just got my 4wd tailshaft today! This weekend i'm going to work on getting the motor cleaned up and studs installed.
good start. keep it going! and if you still have them, do you still have those part numbers? or where i can get them? i need trans and fuel lines and fittings. been cleaning up my motor as well. definetly a greasy pig. also painted the valve covers. bout to go into the garage and fire up the tunes and work for awhile.
Well I still need to take out the stock lines and put adapters in for the trans. I'm using -8AN lines for the fuel and trans, -4AN lines for the oil feed and -10AN lines for the oil drain.
Got the motor apart and cleaned up. I painted the pump but it didn't come out anywhere near how i wanted it so now i have to redo that and the tappet cover. I just need to get some new gaskets and a damn keyway cause i lost the one that was in the pump when i took it off. here are some crappy cell phone pics.
Finally got some real work done this weekend. Built my gantry crane, got the frame stripped and cleaned and mounted the bed. With the height the bed is sitting right now i should be able to fit 35s w/o a lift.
Mock up of where the cab needs to sit. Once the running boards are on it only about 2" of the frame will be visable. Also with all the room under the truck i'm toying with the idea of putting the radiator under the truck with electric fans.
"new" steering shaft. Top half is orig column and the bottom is the stock dodge piece.
Where it's pretty much gonna ride at. I need to get some junk tires for mock up but i think with no lift i'll be able to run 35s or 37s
thanks guys. The truck is in tabernacle which is about 35min from Philly.
Sorry doors are gone already. I know someone that might have a few good ones though.
Hopefully i'll get to put the rest of the motor together saturday and get the cab mounted up. I'm trying to figure out the best way to make cab mounts. I'm either going to build up off the frame to the cab how the stock mounts would. Or i'm going to build something off the top of the frame then build off of that, this way the cab mounts aren't 10" tall.
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