Disturbed Image Trucks
Sweet! geter done
Awesome... thanks for the tip :tup:Nice man,
On that rear diff vent. You can pop it out with some vise grips and thread it with a 3/8 npt tap. It's already the standard 7/16 hole so you don't even have to drill it out.
Just throw a magnet behind the hole while you tap it to catch the shavings.
Well, didn't get the WHOLE list done last night, but did make a lot of progress. I installed the driveshaft, then the dipstick tube followed by the passenger manifold. Then I went to put all the stock exhaust together, with the addition of the flowmaster in place of the stock huge-mongis one. HOWEVER, when putting the stock Y-pipe back on I realized that if I rotated it back and up (pivoting on the donut bushing/insulators that sandwich between the y-pipe and manifolds) that it darn near cleared the scrub line. There is maybe 1/8-1/4" that hangs below the frame and it's only on the drivers side. So using this newfound discovery I took parts of the old exhaust system (I had saved every piece I cut off the truck from the Y-pipe all the way back to the tailpipe) and was able to build the entire exhaust system, eliminating the cat/3rd O2 and incorporating the flowmaster mounted under the back of the cab. I even had enough material/bends to make my own turndown after the muffler I re-used one of the factory mount bushings welded to the muffler in the rear and the entire system is very solid and is fully welded and should have zero leaks, which I must say, I'm pretty proud of. I'm excited to finally fire this thing up again and hear how it soundsGet the driveshaft installed
Fix the diff breather tube (it rusted off... gonna cut the one off the old rear and weld it on)
Fill the rear with fluid
Install new/stock dipstick tube and stock dipstick
Re-install passenger side exhaust manifold with new gasket
Install stock y-pipe (temporary to get the truck driving)
Install cat and 3rd O2 sensor (temporary until I pass emissions and get a new y-pipe built)
Mark zq8 frame brace for tank bracket to weld to, weld on bracket, paint, mount tank
Drill/tap 1/8"NPT holes in brass 1/2" NPT tee fittings for 1/8" gauge fittings
Finish recessing radiator into core support
Mount Taurus fan to radiator/core support
Teflon tape/connect/mount fittings & valves
Welcome to the site, and thanks for making your first post in my threadWe need a Update!
I think the bag on leaf will actually ride really damn well. As it sits the leaf still has enough 'spring' left to it that it won't fully compress and set the axle on the frame without the weight of the bed/tailgate/bumper on the truck. So basically the bag is only functioning as a 'helper bag' to change the ride height of the leaf, but then since the bag is mounted between the axle and leaf mount even when the bag is fully inflated and rock hard (which would normally ride like a brick) the leaf still has spring to it and is decently softHow well do you think that bag on leaf is gonna ride?
Did you go with the mono for better articulation (to compensate for the road unevenness) instead of a rigid 2 link? Thats really the only thing I could think of for the mono instead of the 2 link.