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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: January 24, 2021, 11:49:59 AM »
Thank you boss

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: 1986 K5 Blazer
« on: January 23, 2021, 07:15:45 PM »
So what is/was the purpose of having the rear axle shorter than the front?

Tracks better down highway and for off-road purposes if your front end can get thru a tight space then so can the back end. You know the issue Ken’s GF has in that the back end is wider than front end....

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: January 23, 2021, 01:09:15 PM »





Buttoning up Dons axle, crate building time


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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: 1986 K5 Blazer
« on: January 23, 2021, 10:42:15 AM »
Dave, this 2006 if a gas motor 6.0 is the same axle I’m building for Don’s burb. It is still 8 on 6.5 and the older carrier and gears fit it. It’s slightly wider than your current rear which is 67” and this is 69” so wheel spacers to get the front back a bit wider than rear. Any questions let me know I sell a lot of these and $300 is more than fair. It does have gov bomb in it but Tate has parts to help with that.

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: January 22, 2021, 02:11:49 PM »
best rule of thumb is 98+ GM will see these in most model applications, even 1/4 and 1/2 ton. they call it the triple lip seal.

Thanks for the info Tate

sorry it's a little late

So basically it’s an AAM idea?

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: January 22, 2021, 01:35:52 PM »
best rule of thumb is 98+ GM will see these in most model applications, even 1/4 and 1/2 ton. they call it the triple lip seal.

Thanks for the info Tate

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: January 21, 2021, 08:44:40 PM »
So ran into a snag and learning ensued. These newer axles have a wear seal attached to bottom of yoke. It’s supposed to be there and it lasts forever I recon because these seals don’t come in a master install kit! Many times the axles I get in are basket cases and or have been messed with. Apparently this one had been messed with and when I slipped the pinion seal onto the yoke it was as loose as a working girl in the red light district on dollar night.

After some reading and trying to find correct seal i learnt what I was missing. Sent an email off to Tate and he provided the parts overnight to get me squared away.

Pinion seal on top and wear seal on the bottom. Wear seal is similar to a Speedi sleeve or seal extension if you’re familiar. Older axles do not use these. Engineers are smarter today and decided we need an extra $25 part in each axle because what they had for generations prior wasn’t good enough. Rant off.....







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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 20, 2021, 09:34:14 PM »
Getting too heavy to manhandle.

Just like H, now we know why you have a forklift...... :popcorn:

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: January 20, 2021, 10:23:55 AM »




Prepping the new components with Timken bearings and tear down of the drop out pinion support. Easiest way to remove that yoke is in the press. I’ve broke 2 jaw pullers in the past trying to get a seized up yoke off of these.


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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: January 19, 2021, 06:42:17 PM »
I like the stand. I just a have a wooden stand now and a nice one I can put on my engine stand, but it has a LS hanging on it now.

It’s ok, great for cleaning housings. I personally like the pipe stands for building them but normally too lazy to move them off the cart to use the stands. My engine stand still has a Cummins attached

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: January 19, 2021, 06:40:47 PM »
Better get all thAt grizzly grease out


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 :knucklehead:

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: January 19, 2021, 04:21:57 PM »

Yuck, time for tear down and clean


Pretty sure that code says Ken loves H ^^^^^^^ or did Ken trade H in for a K this go around? 


Pulling shafts and let wheel bearings drain


Tad cleaner


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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: January 18, 2021, 11:14:40 PM »
Sweet. Need to find a place like that near me


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You have a compressor. :Wink

You beat me to it Ken, he has everything else!!

 :popcorn:

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: January 18, 2021, 03:06:26 PM »
Picked up the freshly blasted axle prior to the snow storm blowing in today.




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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: January 17, 2021, 05:10:37 PM »
Your as bad as black hole as any of us


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I’m not sure what that means but Ken asked his GF and she’s pretty sure it’s wacist

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: January 17, 2021, 04:10:44 PM »
There are diff reds too.

You know the new axles pictured are trailer axles? I think the one up top might be some better.

Congratulations you knuckleheads have turned something simple as threadlocker into its own DOT moment.  :knucklehead:

Worth noting the cab bolts on my Ford which took heat to remove, the locker on the threads was blue colored. So what does color have to do with it I’m not really sure. Thanks for sucking me into this rabbit hole.......  :facepalm:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 17, 2021, 01:39:40 PM »
Agreed, good looking pup

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: January 16, 2021, 09:23:41 PM »
Dave, it’s red. Blue comes in blue bottle at my parts store. I’m not sure how they do it on Amazon.

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Financial Prep / Re: BitCoin
« on: January 16, 2021, 08:39:20 PM »
Shawn is correct in my view that this is the enemy of big banks and big government...What, no control??? Preposterous!

Therefore I thing T has characterized the reaction to BitCoin by controllers, err, banksters correctly. Never the less, no matter what banks or nation states or the king of Siam ever does, Bitcoin will still be here. It, seemingly, cannot be destroyed and defies control measures. It is actually more rare than gold and I really think will replace Gold as one of the most valuable things known to man.

On to other things. We've all had a great look at the trading swings of Btc over the past two weeks. Rising as much as 10% in 24 hours to a high of something north of $41,000, it fell to a low of around $31,000. A $10,000 trading range is anything but stable making for some fun (not so fun) shifts of 33%.

I see this as another set of labor pains as this thing wrestles with the traditional authority on earth to take off for the stars. A load more of money printing is about to arrive as we no longer even consider the rising debt and possibly eliminate it altogether in one fail-swoop with the introduction of Fed-Coin. When that happens it will be nothing but smoke and mirrors behind the scenes where the books are adjusted to fit the narrative.

This is where we agree to disagree, they can most certainly crash this system. It is not fail proof.

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: January 16, 2021, 11:47:28 AM »
Did you use blue or red loctite.  Asking for a friend.


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The stuff in that red bottle in the picture, if you’re color blind my apologies. If not we’ll chalk it up to Dave question of the day......   :tongue:

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: January 16, 2021, 10:53:45 AM »









So started off the morning working on Dons soon to be new axle. The housing is ready for pickup at blaster weather permitting Monday. So started to assemble what I can ahead of time.

Tate of Randy’s Ring & Pinion fame set us up with some new goodies. The carrier is a Yukon Dura Grip to alleviate any potential mulch bed incidents. Added a set of 4.56 gears to drop the rpms into range and finished my coffee with some 120 ft lbs of arm curls.

All is well in the world ‘er at least my shop for now.....


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 15, 2021, 05:33:26 PM »
Loved seeing those A10’s flying over farm in Indiana

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: January 14, 2021, 11:12:55 PM »
Done

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 14, 2021, 08:16:34 PM »
Good deal Dave, get you out of house for a few hours.

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Financial Prep / Re: BitCoin
« on: January 14, 2021, 07:18:01 AM »
So I’ve been doing my own research on this phenomenon. One big hang up I keep having is that the Fed doesn’t like competition. If you look at history it’s pretty obvious, from gold to other items. Even though the Fed is privately owned they have the muscle of the US government. The other fact is that typically it is illicit money that gets into things that big brother can’t track. Then I wake up to this report this morning and while I’m not exactly correct it appears that the same issue is being brought up with IMF

https://www.zerohedge.com/crypto/ecbs-lagarde-calls-global-regulation-reprehensible-bitcoin

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Build Threads / Re: Cummins swapped 84 m1009 cucv
« on: January 13, 2021, 06:24:35 PM »
Sweet rig  :likebutton: :likebutton:

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: 2010 Chevrolet Traverse SOS
« on: January 13, 2021, 10:11:49 AM »
About spit my coffee out at Charles comment about you dating your mechanic  :beercheers:

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Welds look good  :likebutton:

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Intel / Re: Emergency Broadcast system activation
« on: January 11, 2021, 06:41:55 PM »
Look what their doing to Trump and anyone who has anything to do with him.

You will be marked, destroyed and show you should go against the swamp again.

Somebody’s thinks they’re all powerful atm, other side hadn’t thrown a punch. Somebody’s gunna get a bloody nose me thinks.

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: 2010 Chevrolet Traverse SOS
« on: January 11, 2021, 05:42:06 PM »
Ken.

Why does this vehicle have two pumps? 


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Brilliance in gm engineering?  :popcorn:

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Intel / Re: Emergency Broadcast system activation
« on: January 11, 2021, 05:41:28 PM »
Parler will come back shortly, I think
It’ll be a few days. Dan Bongino talked about it on his show this morning. The server company who originally said they would carry the data, backed out this morning.

May not be a bad time to think heavily about cancelling amazon membership.

Dan has been booted too, they knew it was coming. Left is playing for keeps

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Build Threads / Re: 2010 F350 Extended Cab Cummins 24V Swap
« on: January 10, 2021, 06:53:05 PM »
Good advice. I was using a long ratchet on the back ones without heat (seemed logical) and the ears slipped.
Freaking stupid design. I mean they designed the cab to be removed. Why the heck not have welded nuts, or at least not put locktite on them?

I've only lifted 2 cabs so far, luckily.

Agreed, dumb design. Great chassis, crap motor and cab body bolts / bushings



Here again, let’s take into consideration for what I’m doing I’m grateful for the chassis. I mean I paid $3500 for a running truck. Motor is being sold for $1500, sold original bed for $500, the exhaust is still worth some money too. So having a blank canvas to build back the way I want for sub $1500 is a steal for me. It allows me to put the money exactly where I want it and end up with the truck I need. I sell these front axles as useable cores for $7-800, some one else’s misery was my lottery ticket.

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Build Threads / Re: 2010 F350 Extended Cab Cummins 24V Swap
« on: January 10, 2021, 12:51:55 PM »
Man. I need a lift bad.


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Only if you plan on buying a Ford.


Shawn...did you have to heat the cab bolts to get them loose, or did it look like it had been off before?
Last one I did spun several caged nuts...the ones under the carpet. Urr

It had been off before, worst part of pulling cab was trying to figure out how the back seat, seat back came off. I heated 4 of 6 nuts. Two up front and two in rear under back seat. Ones in middle came out pretty easy. Do not use an impact on these if anyone else tries to pull a cab, you’ll shear off tab holding nuts. Must use heat and breaker bar or long handled ratchet to get them started.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: January 10, 2021, 09:03:51 AM »
Sorry to hear that, prayers sent

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Intel / Re: Emergency Broadcast system activation
« on: January 10, 2021, 07:55:23 AM »
Fencing / barriers going up around Supreme Court today, why?
I hadn’t seen this. Did you see it on Instagram or something?

Parler, you’re late to the party Turner

They’ve also posted huge mobile (semi trailer) generators overnight at specific places in DC. This is after blackouts at Vatican City (supposed shots fired during blackout) and Pakistan w/ nationwide blackout overnight.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 10, 2021, 07:54:34 AM »
Putting a roof over your shed?  :popcorn:
Knucklehead. Those sheds get 145* plus.

Sorry I don't have the Ritz for a shop like you.

I’ll trade you my 1200 sq ft  :popcorn:

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Intel / Re: Emergency Broadcast system activation
« on: January 09, 2021, 11:25:26 PM »



Looks like apple may be updating to silence emergency broadcast system on your phones


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 09, 2021, 11:18:24 PM »
How else do you keep the sun from fading the paint job on the shed?


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He could always park his gf’s butt up there......  :evil:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 09, 2021, 10:33:01 PM »
Putting a roof over your shed?  :popcorn:

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Intel / Re: Emergency Broadcast system activation
« on: January 09, 2021, 09:37:40 PM »
Fencing / barriers going up around Supreme Court today, why?

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Build Threads / Re: 2010 F350 Extended Cab Cummins 24V Swap
« on: January 09, 2021, 04:49:29 PM »
So plan is to do suspension upgrades while cab is off. Just too easy not to.....


Emailed Alcan for custom rear springs, will lose oem lift block a d push axle back a couple inches.

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Build Threads / Re: 2010 F350 Extended Cab Cummins 24V Swap
« on: January 09, 2021, 02:31:17 PM »
Powerstroke in its natural state lol


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Say hello to Mr Powerstroke, say good bye to Mr Powerstroke.....

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Build Threads / Re: 2010 F350 Extended Cab Cummins 24V Swap
« on: January 09, 2021, 02:18:11 PM »



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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 09, 2021, 10:20:33 AM »
I just got notified the boyscouts now has a "diversity" merit badge that is now required to obtain Eagle. Boy scouts has left me, Its more about not offending than being a scout now.

I have less and less interest as do the boys. Covid is not helping on online meetings are dull.

Not very inspiring words for a new leader in training. I have my first meeting this coming Thursday.

Jon, it would be good if you could quit in en masse. Aside from that maybe quit and get the boys into other things such as appleseed (see below), precision rifle shooting, martial arts etc depending on age.

 https://appleseedinfo.org/

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Build Threads / Re: 2010 F350 Extended Cab Cummins 24V Swap
« on: January 08, 2021, 11:18:47 AM »
That looks like it’ll move some air !   I vote for double !


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 :likebutton: It’s getting twins, this is the larger turbo. I already have the smaller S64.5 unit

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Build Threads / Re: 2010 F350 Extended Cab Cummins 24V Swap
« on: January 08, 2021, 10:08:23 AM »
Ok, now that everyone knows the difference between clarance (don’t know anyone by that name) and clearance let’s see something that I’ve been waiting on for a few months.




Borg Warner large turbo for my setup S474.5 74/84

I’m drawing down ac system this morning and hoping to pull cab tomorrow with a good friends help.


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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: January 06, 2021, 09:11:50 PM »
I notice you’re missing the drums and shoes, I’ll send you the ones off mine. I need to change out to disc brakes anyways. I don’t mind helping Don out that way.


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Negative, this is a disc brake 14 bolt. What you see currently are the pads that slip inside the rotors for the e brake mechanism. Don has a new fancy set of rotors and calipers on the 80 which he wanted to try and make work. So we chose to send axle to him minus the calipers snd rotors. If he can’t get his setup to work he can always then spend money to buy oem units.

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: January 06, 2021, 07:08:00 PM »
They sure munched those plates!

I typically do not run them, but w/o rotors what do you expect with a 16ga circle of sheet metal holding up a 400# axle?

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