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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: Today at 08:43:44 AM »
Great choice you won’t be disappointed.

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Construction and Building / Re: Shawn’s new Hippyland Home
« on: February 19, 2019, 11:07:41 PM »
I did twelves and wish I had a way to program 3/4 open.  Looks like good tight work!


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Dave, when the door opens 3/4 of the way just hit the green button again and it will stop at 3/4 open.  :likebutton:

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Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: February 19, 2019, 09:58:24 PM »
Darn you Nate.....

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Construction and Building / Re: Shawn’s new Hippyland Home
« on: February 19, 2019, 09:36:11 PM »
Your garage door looks really short, ;)


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Big doors are on the shop.  :wink:

These are 8’ so not too short, higher than last house at least.

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Construction and Building / Re: Shawn’s new Hippyland Home
« on: February 19, 2019, 09:35:08 PM »
Going up quick!

Did you get that track loader dug out of the mud?

Come again?

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Construction and Building / Re: Shawn’s new Hippyland Home
« on: February 19, 2019, 08:13:55 PM »




Spoke with builder today, hoping to clear up in next couple days and fly trusses in.

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Construction and Building / Re: Shawn’s new Hippyland Home
« on: February 19, 2019, 08:10:12 PM »
Forgot I had this thread.....






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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: February 19, 2019, 08:06:39 PM »
So flyin back to Indiana again tomorrow. Mom has right side heart failure and as such they are doing a right side heart cath Thursday morning. They believe she has pulmonary hypertension, long short of it for her age 70 that’s not a good prognosis. So any prayers are welcome, some prayers for my attitude might be helpful too as this traveling to Indiana for sick parents is wearing on me. Maybe a swift kick in my rear would be a better option..... thanks

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 19, 2019, 09:42:31 AM »
Good news on kiddo, how’s HH6 doing?

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 18, 2019, 09:48:32 PM »
Those guys with them steps are always hanging down while driving down the freeway up here.  Snow and ice district them!!   Solid mount the only way to go


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Dave, relax all the mall crawlers aka “cool kids have these”.... :popcorn:
With that flashy color on the bumper and fancy up down steps. Maybe he is going to the Truckshow in Florida on his road trip? Sema2019?


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Guessing Lone Star Throwdown, probably going with Charles..... :tongue:

Pay careful attention if Don paints his calipers red!
You're gonna be surprised. I already have the calipers. I'll do the reveal when the stuff gets mounted

I’m gunna take a stab at this, wilwood and they came painted red....  :wink:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 18, 2019, 09:27:31 PM »
Those guys with them steps are always hanging down while driving down the freeway up here.  Snow and ice district them!!   Solid mount the only way to go


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Dave, relax all the mall crawlers aka “cool kids have these”.... :popcorn:
With that flashy color on the bumper and fancy up down steps. Maybe he is going to the Truckshow in Florida on his road trip? Sema2019?


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Guessing Lone Star Throwdown, probably going with Charles..... :tongue:

Pay careful attention if Don paints his calipers red!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 18, 2019, 08:59:19 PM »
Those guys with them steps are always hanging down while driving down the freeway up here.  Snow and ice district them!!   Solid mount the only way to go


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Dave, relax all the mall crawlers aka “cool kids have these”.... :popcorn:

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Build Threads / Re: 1993 Cummins build
« on: February 18, 2019, 06:04:18 PM »
You live in AZ the truck bed capital of the world!!!!

I thought that was Texas... and there’s only two shops in Tucson that sell them.

I was actually thinking the same thing when I read that....

Are you guys both referring to regular truck beds, and not flat beds? Because if your referring to flat beds, it seems there’s only a few dealers, or else I simply can’t find others and should probably not be building a vehicle

Edit: Shawn are you thinking Texas is the truck bed as well?

correct OEM truck beds

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Build Threads / Re: 1993 Cummins build
« on: February 18, 2019, 12:34:49 PM »
You live in AZ the truck bed capital of the world!!!!

I thought that was Texas... and there’s only two shops in Tucson that sell them.

I was actually thinking the same thing when I read that....

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 17, 2019, 08:27:08 PM »
Yep, SD was legendary for sure.

Or notorious?  :popcorn:

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Build Threads / Re: 1993 Cummins build
« on: February 17, 2019, 03:55:54 PM »
Nice, glad to see that bumper on a vehicle which moves under its own power!

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 17, 2019, 03:50:50 PM »
Close, popcorn

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Site Help / Re: Posting pictures from my iPhone
« on: February 17, 2019, 08:52:27 AM »
Imgur

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CIEMR / Re: Ca DMV harrasment
« on: February 16, 2019, 09:30:46 PM »
No, that worked when I did. This state SUCKS.

It’s still considered a state? Figured it was a full blown people’s republic..... :huh:

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 16, 2019, 09:28:51 PM »
I don’t cry but I do wonder why my wallet is always lighter after talking with him...

I feel like this is a common occurrence when folks talk with yourself as well. I’ve got a list of things that are to be ordered. Just not to that point yet.

Well their is a common thread there, we both discount heavily to all RM knuckleheads excluding Dave’s & Ken’s.....

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 16, 2019, 03:15:22 PM »
I don’t cry but I do wonder why my wallet is always lighter after talking with him...

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 16, 2019, 12:25:50 PM »
Don, prayers for your family.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 16, 2019, 12:23:34 PM »
Prayers Mike

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 15, 2019, 07:27:13 PM »
I can’t stress this enough (and not because I’m a Yukon vendor either) Tate is and has a wealth of info on axles at his disposal. He doesn’t bite too hard, use him....

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 15, 2019, 06:56:06 PM »
So that is only needed on the warns, not the hardcore?

JR, I just did a set of Yukon hardcores on 35 spline kingpin 60, zero issues.


JR, I just did a set of Yukon hardcores on 35 spline kingpin 60, zero issues.

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: New from northern ky area
« on: February 15, 2019, 03:30:25 PM »
Welcome Mike, love black mountain & the kymc guys. We were involved there before it became a full fledged off road park. Great times in SE KY!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 14, 2019, 10:54:13 PM »
It’s official, Dave is sick (see above picture) & confused (Ken correcting him).....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 14, 2019, 07:26:53 PM »
Picked up a lightly used 1 ton engine stand today and put up for sale the 1/2 ton unit. Then unloaded both motors. Back to shop wiring tomorrow.

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Gun Control / How’s that NRA membership working out for ya?
« on: February 14, 2019, 10:31:01 AM »

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: 68-76 Cadillac 500
« on: February 14, 2019, 08:35:30 AM »
Nevertheless, I think these were a good buy at $1100.

I think it was a fair price, once I get them tore down will know for sure.

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: 68-76 Cadillac 500
« on: February 14, 2019, 08:34:27 AM »
I built my own engine stand years ago. Used 3 in square and just welded a tube on the top. About to mode that using a wheel hub. That should hold anything and spin easy. Just have to figure a crank system to turn it.

Yeah, I had a nice home brew one too at one time. Even had an oil catch pan below, the engine turn over part fit a 1/2” breaker bar and had tool rest pan hanging off the back. It was sold in my auction b4 moving.

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Radio/Comms / Re: Vehicle Mounted Cellphone Booster
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:00:10 PM »
Hey Ken, It appears someone mounted a pecker to your truck.....  :evil:

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: 68-76 Cadillac 500
« on: February 13, 2019, 08:11:20 PM »
I did ask about price difference and he said something about the rear one being more hp because it was older.....

However, when you look at components they have the same block casting number. So guessing many of parts are the same other than valvetrain maybe. To me it didn’t make any sense as they both need rebuilt and you adjust those parts as necessary for the build anyhow. So I just figured $550 each....

Charles, yes he wanted those and I didn’t care.

The rear one was from a front drive car so it has a rear sump pan. The front one has what they call a mid sump, hoping I can use that one as it’s in better shape but we’ll see.

I did try to mount the rear engine on on my 1/2 ton hf stand, after looking at it for 10 seconds I lifted motor back up with hoist. Pretty sure the half ton hf stand would have sheared off at some point. I’ll find a better stand on cL & bring it home.

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 13, 2019, 06:02:16 PM »
Purchased two today, closing thread and starting build here http://real-man-truckworks-and-survival.com/index.php?topic=3899.0

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / 68-76 Cadillac 500
« on: February 13, 2019, 06:01:26 PM »
Well, since I today purchased and drug home two of these monsters I thought I would close that other classified ad and start a build thread here. Seeing how I don't actually have the truck one of these are going into quite yet this seemed like a logical place to discuss.

So I had posted a CL ad looking for a date (what isn't that what everyone does on there as no one on CL has any money? JK) so I posted an ad wanting to buy a free spinning 500. After several days a guy named Glenn called me and said he thought he had 6 of them but non were confirmed. He has collected all of these and not sure exactly why even today. After chasing my tail some and helping several other guys confirm they had 472's and not 500's the weather turned nice and I drove to Elizabeth CO today and made a deal for these two 500's. Glen had the pan off of both and I was able to inspect the cranks which is what he did prior to my arrival not wanting to waste my time. They both were free turning and fairly clean. Glenn was a bit odd, even now I cannot figure out his pricing. He wanted $800 for the rear one and $400 for the front one. We settled on $1100 for the pair. Parts alone that I can see are useable on these would go for more than that if I wanted to part them out. Check ebay sometime and you will see what I mean. 









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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: Hello from Ft. Campbell
« on: February 12, 2019, 11:30:57 PM »
Welcome, and it’s official then sq d is getting the ax....

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Radio/Comms / Re: Vehicle Mounted Cellphone Booster
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:51:58 PM »
Ken, when I used to wheel SE KY deep in Appalachia all the guys who had money and lived there ran boosters in their trucks. Worked much better than just a standard cell phone antenna.

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 12, 2019, 07:06:00 PM »
what are those stage 8 nuts..?

Not worth the money I think Phil had mentioned on another thread

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 11, 2019, 07:29:43 PM »
Sell the warn stuff on eBay and upgrade to Yukon parts....

Sorry, I know I’m not helping but I really like the Yukon parts. Not a fan of warn anything but winches.

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 11, 2019, 05:56:15 PM »
Towing an aircraft carrier with a john boat. This is what I picture.

I’d agree with that little 4 cyl however, I used to pull quite a bit of stuff around with my rubicon with 4.0l

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Picked up a 4 jaw chuck on eBay off of a south bend 9 (supposedly) lathe. It is 6” od but for $53 couldn’t pass it up. Had tried to buy several others w/o success lately.

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 11, 2019, 05:13:20 PM »
So guy with 6 of them has changed his tune. Thought of some cash in his pocket must be motivating him. He just emailed me saying he has already pulled one pan and confirmed that it is in fact a 500 and is checking another. Prior I had to offer to verify all six of them for him.... scheduled to drop down there weds and hopefully buy one or two....

 :likebutton: cash talks!

Sure the jeep can, well his daughters can,,,,,,

I never considered that JR...... It does in fact have a hitch on it!  :tongue:

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 11, 2019, 04:36:25 PM »
Can the jeep handle a trailer with that much weight.... :evil:

Probably not, will use the 4Runner.....

In all reality the 5.38 gearing helps in the jk though!

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 11, 2019, 03:49:07 PM »
So guy with 6 of them has changed his tune. Thought of some cash in his pocket must be motivating him. He just emailed me saying he has already pulled one pan and confirmed that it is in fact a 500 and is checking another. Prior I had to offer to verify all six of them for him.... scheduled to drop down there weds and hopefully buy one or two....

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 11, 2019, 11:52:15 AM »
S- Give me the years of caddy engines I need to be looking for PP?


68-76 preferably front wheel drive models as they have rear sump. Be very careful a lot of sellers with 472’s believe they have 500’s

For your reading enjoyment https://www.cad500parts.com/catalog/page2.htm

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 11, 2019, 10:58:25 AM »
I passed on the 73 eldorado today, he didn’t want to come to my terms yet. The other thing is I’m busy in shop currently and don’t need a vehicle in the way to part out. Have to go back next week as mom is having heart procedure so if he still has it when I get back maybe he’ll be more apt to take my offer....
Shawn post it up about when she is having that done so we all can pray for her pretty please

And

Are the girls out of school?? Denver teacher's strike affecting you guys?

Will do and no they have school, we're still far enough of a northern suburb to not be affected......

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 11, 2019, 10:57:30 AM »
Shawn, dagonnit, you have me now wanting to buy up some 500 caddys.

I never looked into this great powerplant until you started all this fuss. I think I'll go out and score a few. At least you know where you can find a spare then.

Would be a great engine for a restored square body...

Dagonnit..........!!!!......

I concur

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D.O.T. / Re: New GLO Site is up
« on: February 10, 2019, 11:24:04 PM »
Give me a call I can help you out.

Speaking of DOT's ever notice how the boss whines about all that activity on his threads but when it comes to Shawn's threads its AOK....

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 10, 2019, 09:58:20 PM »
Hope your mom is ok after the surgery. It can take a lot out of the older person but they usually bounce back.


Thanks Bob, at the moment I plan to be there for a few days after. However, I did purchase the insurance on the plane tickets so.....

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