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Old 03-09-2015, 08:32 AM   #751
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Had some good progress, and some bad progress on the truck this weekend.

Saturday i tried buttoning up the motor by getting the rocker arms tightened down. found out that my lifters are frozen from sitting for 3 years. Ordered some new lifters. they should be here weds.

Sunday, A couple of club guys came over to give me some help. they started welding on the floor while i cleaned and primed some pulleys, brackets, and the oil pan. I'm going to try and get a coat of paint on them first thing tomorrow morning.
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Can't wait till this is done it's so awesome
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got a coat of paint on a couple pieces this morning before work







thats only 1 coat. after they dried, the blue dulled....alot. i'm gonna put another coat on them and hope they shine up. otherwise i'll buy a can of clear.
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I like the color looks nice
Old 03-12-2015, 09:36 AM   #755
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Nice!
Old 03-12-2015, 05:34 PM   #756
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alittle progress from today.

Not sure if i should paint the bolts silver, or blue so they blend in.



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i vote silver
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Quote: Originally Posted by dnyce
i vote silver
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:48 AM   #759
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Silver. Absolutely
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I was looking and just realized that I stole the idea of laying doors off of you lol. I was wondering how you were knowing all the answers to my questions.
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The engine is looking great! I wish I could get all the stuff in for mine so I can start putting it together. Also whenever you move to the Carolina's you'll have to hit some shows around here so I can see this truck in person.
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Go with stainless hardware or paint them the same color as what they bolt to so they blend in. Opposite color bolts look "ricer" but this is just my opinion
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I'm in for stainless also!!! That's what I used.
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Stainless.... I like the look of them "another" color, but I agree with Mhilt.. Looks a little "ricerish."
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Stainless.... I like the look of them "another" color, but I agree with Mhilt.. Looks a little "ricerish."

my thoughts also. if i don't go stainless, i'll paint them to match each piece.

but on to cooler things.....

I've been trying to update the order of things that need to get accomplished so i am only removing the cab once, or only pulling the motor once, Stuff like that. So i don't want to do this after the motor's in, i decided to move the hole the steering shaft goes through. Once this is done, i can pull the cab off, weld everything, and raptor line the bottom.





You can't tell in either pic, but the steering shaft is actually connected to the column. I may have to cut off the top right hole because i have a feeling it will interfere with the hydroboost's lower left hole. But we'll see when i get to that.
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updates!!!!!









I'm gonna replace the rag joint with a flaming river universal and their shaft. Can i get one of their shafts to fit inside the stock upper section?
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I think the stock upper section will fit a 3/4" DD shaft. Don't hold me to that though better off measuring.
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I think the stock upper section will fit a 3/4" DD shaft. Don't hold me to that though better off measuring.
Ok thanks. What am I measuring though? Flat side to flat side? Or curved to curved?
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I believe it's flat to flat. Should be 3/4"

Also could look into a jeep shaft (same concept as flaming river but not shinny)
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I believe it's flat to flat. Should be 3/4"

Also could look into a jeep shaft (same concept as flaming river but not shinny)
I conpletely forgot about the jeep shaft actually. But since i already made the filler piece and the rubber seal fit with the stock shaft i'll just stick with the upper section and swap over the lower.

Can anyone tell me what the spline count is on the steering box? I'd like to order it this morning while i'm at work and i forgot to count yesterday.
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Don't quote me but I think you can still use the boot ect with the jeep shaft (mine don't have this that's why Im not sure)
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spline count is 30 per the flaming river u-joint I used on mine .http://www.summitracing.com/parts/fla-fr1746dd
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Quote: Originally Posted by wirrrey21
Ok thanks. What am I measuring though? Flat side to flat side? Or curved to curved?
Measure from round to round. I checked my 3/4"DD shaft just to be sure. From flat to flat it measures around .56
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future frame table!!!!!



once all fabrication and welding is done on the cab, i'm going to pull the cab off to raptor line the underside of the floor and the firewall. But while the cab is off, i'm fixing everything i dont like about the frame. briefly, it flexes at the transition, the skid plate is atleast 1/2" off the ground when laid out, and the backhalf still flexes. So with the cab off and the sick deal i got on the steel, it's a no brainer.

Also, the aluminum air tank came in the mail.
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That's a different shape of steel, what is that from? Also, on a side note, I really like your concrete curbing.
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Looks like the horizontal tubing form a pallet rack.
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Yea looks like a shelf of some sort
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Quote: Originally Posted by mhilt13
Looks like the horizontal tubing form a pallet rack.
You are correct sir!!!

Pallet racks from home crapo. 8'8" long, 5" tall, 1/8" wall. Should be plenty strong to hold the frame once the cabs off. It's gonna be a very basic table. 2 sticks welded together for the front to back. And 6 sticks cut down to 6" lengths going side to side. The side to side pieces, I'm just going to lay on top of the front to back pieces. I'm not looking for elaborate, I'm looking for function.

In other news, I finally stripped the origional std cab of everything I may need. I would like to swap the guts from the old dash into the new one, so I hope the way things are routed are somewhat close.
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todays task......welding, welding, and more welding. I have 3 hours to put a huge dent in welding up the floor.
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Sounds like a great way to spend the day
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I am at that point too. Tacking it all or stitching it?
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it wasn't bad. alittle chilly, but got the whole driver section of the floor welded in 2 hrs.....and then i ran out of wire. smh.

so for the last hour, i cleaned all the welds and and double checked for any pin holes.

NFAMOUS, i'm not sure what you mean. I'm fully welding every piece......one tack at a time.

I'll seam seal the underside, then raptor line over top when it's all finished.
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more welding was done today. got the area around the driver tub and across the firewall to the passenger tub. Then i decided to see how the allen head bolts looked that i picked up.



I think they look pretty damn sweet!!!!
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Looks good man!
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Nice and clean looking! Great choice
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started setting up the transfer of the '95 cab sheetmetal to make running things alittle easier.



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cut out the holes i traced





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I had an hour free, so i banged out the blower motor filler piece and welded up the side of the tub.

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Tub looks tiny. Stitching was referring to welding small runs here and there vs. tacking the whole thing. I am tacking. Putting an hr in everyday. Motor is tits. That tub looks tiny.
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Made some more room behind the motor. Can never have enough room for wrenches behind a BD'd truck. Or other thing I haven't thought of.
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better picture with less glare. i just need to do small fillers in the sides and it's done.
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Moving right along. Looking good.
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unfortunately my next day off isn't untill friday. so i'll have the wiper cowl buttoned up then and probably weld somemore on the floor.

what is that hole dead center of the firewall? is that the antenna hole? i'm drawing a blank.
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Looking good. You're almost there. Idk what that hole is for though.
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Hole is for A/C crap I think.
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Hole is for A/C crap I think.
uugh, another hole i have to fill.....great
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