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1851
Build Threads / Re: Zombie Ford F-350
« on: March 10, 2015, 11:45:34 AM »
Dents and all it's a good looking truck. I have to admit that I've always liked the earlier fords for pure truck styling. Nice work on fuel storage; I know who to target for siphoning :P

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Build Threads / Re: Show off your Truck!!
« on: March 10, 2015, 11:42:30 AM »
Soon to contribute: my wife went behind my back and traded in the 04 Yukon for an 03 LB7. should be arriving from OH this week. I'm pretty stoked to be getting back into a diesel. EGR and injectors have been done recently, anything else I should be looking for? I promise to post pics asap so I'm not JUST hijacking this thread.

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Build Threads / Re: Show off your Truck!!
« on: March 10, 2015, 11:30:16 AM »
^^^^ What's that roller skate girl truck thing doing here?
I would have kept that a secret there JR!  :)

Easy there fella. That little zuk would probably make it farther than your tundy in an offroad competition. it's a toy and a fun one at that!

1854
So to help the ignorant, all of this will need to go into a faraday box of some sort or no?

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Build Threads / Re: Miss Daisy's Resto
« on: March 09, 2015, 06:53:12 PM »
Concur. there's got to be enough material on the inside of those fenders to slot the holes out. Put your fabrication hat on.

1856
Hear hear!

1857
Unfortunately, a gov lock that's locked up is a common issue.  If it's sat for some time it could just be rust holding the governor in place. 

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That's what happens when you don't read the last post.  My condolences on your Gov lock Duane. 

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AAM made the case. The Detroit is inside.  Std open 4 pin case the Detroit replaces the spiders.  You'll need two people for this experiment but hold one shaft and have someone turn the other.  They week want to go the same direction. While applying tension clockwise, suddenly jerk one the opposite direction and it should pop loose and ratchet. Slowly come back and it will lock back in.  You may be able to do this on your own if you turn one way the hard back the opposite.  Might not have enough force though. Definitely not g80.

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Tires, Wheels, and Suspension / Re: Mud tire thread
« on: February 26, 2015, 04:55:51 PM »
Huge fan of the M55's. Used to work for Uncle Les and I sold the you know what out of the Toyo MT's back then but always came back to the m55's due to the long tread life and snow traction. most of them are pinned for studs and at one point the state of UT bought more of those than anywhere in the US. Those yokohamas look a lot like the old MTR's on the H1. I like the tread design for pretty much everything but loose dry sand or hard packed snow/ice. you can always have them siped in the center lugs to improve that though. did that on my BFG MT's and they lasted forever and got decent wet weather traction.

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Build Threads / Re: Yet another old Dodge crew cab project (1985 W350 USAF)
« on: February 26, 2015, 10:20:30 AM »
I like HP D60 for one more reason; in the front they actually run on the drive side of the ring gear, making them about 40% stronger than a standard rotation front which inherently is running on the coast side of the gears.

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Build Threads / Re: Yet another old Dodge crew cab project (1985 W350 USAF)
« on: February 25, 2015, 05:36:33 PM »
LoL  I have been recently trying to decide if I am going to use these wheels, or sell them.

They are Chevy Duramax Border Patrol Hutchinson bead locks.


ya know if you're going to be that nice, taking them off his hands and all, you might even get him to cover the shipping costs? what do ya think Kooter?




























Yea, ya know, they're no good

I'd just get rid of em'

I might be able to take them off your hands...

I mean since they aren't any good, and all...

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Incredibly insightful use of tech on the rust removal. I'll be all over that one in the future. That housing appears to be in very good condition and ready for action. the G80 governor locks should have been the only option for those housings. if they are Mil-spec they could be Detroit lockers. Any photos of the innards yet?
BT (Bro Tate)

Not a G80. I was looking inside a couple of them while the guy pulled the covers off, No little spinny thing. I thought it was a Detroit locker, so you may have just confirmed my suspicions.

Think about it...These Burbs are not sold to the public in the configuration they came to us. They all have the 8100 big block engine. Now am I mistaken, but did the was the 8100 ever offered in the 3/4 ton burb for public sale?

These axles came from a fleet of specially ordered vehicles that were built in a hurry when we were spinning up Iraq. Most (almost all) of them got hot rodded, massive bumpers and armored with 2" thick glass and steel plate. They were built for GM specifically for this contract. Uncle sugar knew they were headed for a shootin' war so they pulled out all the fuses.

If a DT Locker was offered to the guberment, then Du-ane owns one!
That's how I understand it. 8.1 burbs and Yukon xl's for gov use. Mexico uses them now for their presidential motorcade, (I've geared up most of them). it's std open, gov loc, or Det. so by process of elim, I would agree on the Detroit. get over there and hold an axle hub still while duane turns the other and listen for the ratcheting sound, or get that cover off for an "in depth discovery photo shoot"

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Incredibly insightful use of tech on the rust removal. I'll be all over that one in the future. That housing appears to be in very good condition and ready for action. the G80 governor locks should have been the only option for those housings. if they are Mil-spec they could be Detroit lockers. Any photos of the innards yet?

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Build Threads / Re: tracey's 78 Chevy 4x4 3/4 ton long bed
« on: February 24, 2015, 02:08:09 PM »
I like the "El Paso K20" or "K20 Widower Maker"

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Faith Discussion / Re: Some thought provoking thoughts
« on: February 24, 2015, 02:03:11 PM »
Old school country artist Aaron Tippin:

"You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything
You've got to be your own man not a puppet on a string
Never compromise what's right and uphold your family name
You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything"

Simple and straight forward and often made fun of as being cheesy. I like it, Dad and Grandpa liked it. It should be part of our American pride and traditions.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Word(s) of the day
« on: February 24, 2015, 01:53:57 PM »
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

John 8:12

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Faith Discussion / Re: Daniel 7
« on: February 24, 2015, 12:16:45 PM »
I have been dissecting this scripture for years. But until you put a name on it I simply considered the horned beast to be the middle east in general. for the longest time I sincerely thought n. Korea would be the enemy to come from the east. It's scary to look at all the correlations to the present day, but relieving to think of the days to follow living under Christ's rule.

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I see there's no shortage of DOT activity on my build thread. Some things just go on and on and on.

Junkin', screwin' up the place
 
  Don's thread turns to, such a disgrace!

Weather here, chit chat there

  Oh what the heck, I just don't care!

The man he writes and builds this truck

  And do we help? Oh no-such luck

Although it's others he tries to teach

  And by the scriptures sometimes, preach

We gotta talk, we gotta chat

 About mindless things, just this and that

Along we march, no goal in sight

  Worried not so much, about our plight

For we have no purpose, we have no plan

  Just throw Don's work in the trash can!

Got a little Run "Don" MC there. nice work

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Build Threads / Re: tracey's 78 Chevy 4x4 3/4 ton long bed
« on: February 23, 2015, 05:23:55 PM »
D44 confirmed. 10 bolt 8.5 corp. had completely round circumference on the cover. d44 is more like the deformed stop sign you see there. both were balljoint from 77-81 and 3/4 ton only option was d44 till '82. Looks like a really nice clean slate!

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Build Threads / Re: 1998 Jeep XJ
« on: February 18, 2015, 12:23:55 PM »
who's this "Murphy" guy I keep hearing about? He seems like a jerk! ;) I hope the freeze plugs are your issue. I did some internet hunting last night and found some timing cover issues, coolant return lines entering into the water pump housings rotting out, all sorts of fun.

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Build Threads / Re: 1998 Jeep XJ
« on: February 17, 2015, 07:00:38 PM »
have the tech double check the coolant reservoir; I have been on hand for 2 head gasket jobs that turned out to be simple coolant reservoir seal failures. under pressure they blast the hot coolant against the hot block, run the level down and the temp up, but often they are the only issue with these 4.0L's. Hope that's the case Bobby.

Once he calls, I'll ask him. But wouldn't that just coat the passenger side with coolant? Mine was all driver side.

Guess I stepped in it there. it's been more than a few years since those events took place. Their location has left my memory banks but they were the cause of that problem at that time. Too bad that doesn't seem to be the case for you.

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Build Threads / Re: 1998 Jeep XJ
« on: February 17, 2015, 01:03:47 PM »
have the tech double check the coolant reservoir; I have been on hand for 2 head gasket jobs that turned out to be simple coolant reservoir seal failures. under pressure they blast the hot coolant against the hot block, run the level down and the temp up, but often they are the only issue with these 4.0L's. Hope that's the case Bobby.

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Firearms / Re: $340 now at CDNN
« on: February 16, 2015, 01:57:11 PM »
As luck would have it I just spent my money on trip last weekend. I don't think I'd get away with another shotgun this soon.

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Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: BOB/camping/hiking hatchet
« on: February 16, 2015, 01:55:00 PM »
this is the one I've been using for years. solid handle though, w/ no saw blade. don't have a real pic, just the advertisement, but this thing holds an edge.

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Build Threads / Re: 1975 Dodge Crew Cab Power Wagon Build
« on: February 13, 2015, 03:04:38 PM »
If those 70's aren't already all wore out... sell them quick LoL

If one happens to be a Power lock equipped model, sell me that one LoL
If it needs a rebuild, we just released forged chrome moly internals for the P/L.

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you're on the right track. in fact, 12.0" gm dodge stubs, 11.4" for stubs. but Don's hubs were in functional/in use prior to disassembly, stubs changed, but only in spline count. original axle measured up the same so I'm doubting the ford hub scenario. I'm leaning more towards the fact that these come with two possible spacer scenarios, one for dodge/gm and one for ford. originally he had these installed in the HP d60 destined for Cmax, a ford application. if he "lost" the other spacer that could create this scenario, but the main gear could also be mismachined. I'm hoping for a simple solution that involves me shipping a few extra parts and Don happily installing them. Stay tuned...
It's weird, but I removed that small spacer altogether and the assembly still sticks out.
I'll get some pics of it in the shop today and dump them on the thread tonight

My guy called and left you a VM this morning. can you confirm?

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you're on the right track. in fact, 12.0" gm dodge stubs, 11.4" for stubs. but Don's hubs were in functional/in use prior to disassembly, stubs changed, but only in spline count. original axle measured up the same so I'm doubting the ford hub scenario. I'm leaning more towards the fact that these come with two possible spacer scenarios, one for dodge/gm and one for ford. originally he had these installed in the HP d60 destined for Cmax, a ford application. if he "lost" the other spacer that could create this scenario, but the main gear could also be mismachined. I'm hoping for a simple solution that involves me shipping a few extra parts and Don happily installing them. Stay tuned...

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And with that, I could hear the chow bell, time to call this one done for the day, #216 in the ever evolving SquareD build project

*sigh... it would be so much better without those empty spaces in the wheel hubs starting back at me.  I feel like tomorrow should be a problem solving morning.  Fuel system is top notch.  Good call on the "buck a foot" hose.  Did that on my Wagoneer too.

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lots & lots of tomato sauce. the old wives tale works. My first black lab, Sambo, (yes, I know, and it's still funny) got herself into a couple skunks in her lifetime and western family #10 cans of tomato sauce became staples in our pantry.

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Build Threads / Re: Yet another old Dodge crew cab project (1985 W350 USAF)
« on: February 10, 2015, 06:21:09 PM »
Getting excited over here buddy.  ;D

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CIEMR / Re: for don
« on: February 09, 2015, 06:57:51 PM »
I think that's already part of the new Call of Duty video game and according to doc Brown that's 1.25 gigawats!

1883
Something else to consider. The Cummins will run easily to 8K miles on a oil change using standard good quality dino oil. In a SHTF situation I am fairly sure that you could stretch that considerably if required.

I always start our well plants on high zinc break in oil, then I run them a hour or so drop the oil and filter refill and then call it good.

Your updates and project in general are great motivators to my own project.







Heck post up what you are doing, we'd all appreciate it!


My wife and I are going to resurrect our old 85 W350 USAF crew cab. A bit of an expedition/SHTF type of build.

This i what it looked like back many years ago. We will be starting with a bare frame/cab and not much else as soon as it warms up enough to extract the frame from it' outside resting place.




Start a build thread on that thing

We'd have two old Dodge crews going at the same time!

I want to cry... She's a thing of beauty. Don's ain't bad either ;)

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: GM 14 bolt build for the Sub.
« on: February 09, 2015, 01:01:34 PM »
you're going to need to source some GM bearing hubs or 1993 and earlier dodge hubs that already have internal locking hubs. The GM are consistently the ones you need, dodge on the other hand can often be the full time hubs with the wrong snap ring locations and don't fit right. 1972-1991 and older GM heavy 3/4 and 1 ton front should be your donor trucks, and 1975-1993 dodge. BOM 610033, -2,3,5,6 The stock wheel hub doesn't have a snap ring provision to retain the hub, I just realized this may be Don's issue as well. check for axle tags and email them to me. I'll ID them for you as they come in.
Did I just hear ya say you might have figured out the issue with my hubs??

yeah, you may be in the same boat as JR, not that you had external hubs, but that your internal type hubs may be one of the few BOM's that exclude the standard applications. you might just need a set of bearing hubs. I would prefer that you call and talk to Morgan on this or he can call you though when you are near the scene of the crime. He's going to have some pointed questions that need specific answers when you're ready.

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: GM 14 bolt build for the Sub.
« on: February 09, 2015, 10:37:44 AM »
you're going to need to source some GM bearing hubs or 1993 and earlier dodge hubs that already have internal locking hubs. The GM are consistently the ones you need, dodge on the other hand can often be the full time hubs with the wrong snap ring locations and don't fit right. 1972-1991 and older GM heavy 3/4 and 1 ton front should be your donor trucks, and 1975-1993 dodge. BOM 610033, -2,3,5,6 The stock wheel hub doesn't have a snap ring provision to retain the hub, I just realized this may be Don's issue as well. check for axle tags and email them to me. I'll ID them for you as they come in.

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Share Your Recipe / Re: What's your favorite coffee/coffee story?
« on: February 06, 2015, 11:41:30 AM »
Ooh, which coffee does the guy from Seattle think is the best... Camano island roasters Dark Sumatra. Now that I'm done being fancy...
Folgers crystals in the duck blind with Dad, Grandpa, (his last year) my uncle and cousin, watching the sun rise over the cascades in the Snohomish river valley to what would be come known in the Hudson family circle as black Saturday. 36 ducks, 11 Canadian geese. We had to break mid day to bring our limits to the house and return back for an afternoon session where we got all 11 geese in one group. I was 17 and it was the year my parents divorced. I didn't know it at the time, but that would be the last time I had any real moments with my father and Grandfather that were really important. The conversation over that awful coffee, up to our knees in cow manure laden muddy water that used to be a cornfield was one I will never forget. Best coffee ever.

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it's getting so close it's electric.  ::)

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Faith Discussion / Re: Bob's Mom
« on: February 04, 2015, 11:21:30 AM »
Lots of love and prayers Bob. May you both find peace.

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CIEMR / Re: selling the truck...
« on: January 30, 2015, 12:02:48 PM »
I had to lose mine back in 2010 due to "family expansion". I know how you feel. but you're getting back into another Duramax, I got stuck with an 04 Yukon... go Hawks!

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Sounds like what I would do, but I'm just looking for baseline information. I figured he'd chime in this afternoon with the facts.

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JR, you've got the independent front suspension or is it still a solid axle under your burban? if it's IFS you're in the same boat as Redneck; Eaton Elocker as the only option. For the solid axle 8.5 on the other hand, the sky's the limit. The true tracs are great units; only downside being directionally cut, so reverse is sketchy, but ideal for street. There is a true trac available for the 10.5 14 bolt rear that is massive. (about 45 lbs).

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Nice fabrication
BTW, new welding table? is that 3/8" or 1/2" plywood? I'm looking to upgrade my personal welding table at home as well ;)

That's funny!

Yup new 3/4" MDF welding table...!!!

And it is sitting on top of my two Harbor Freight (Real) welding tables!!!

That is awesome. You should send that picture to HF and gently suggest that they make their tables a bit taller for you pilot types. I thought it was MDF, but also looked like some wood grain in one of the pics. The work it produces is sharp though, so I can't knock the formula. Weld on Sir.

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Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« on: January 27, 2015, 11:00:35 AM »
Starting to look like a real truck again. Nice work on the PD track too; those kids will remember that forever. I know I did.

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Nice fabrication

Indeed. It's nice to see that form and function work well with aesthetics. That support will probably stiffen up the chassis up front as well as protect the IC. Nice work.

BTW, new welding table? is that 3/8" or 1/2" plywood? I'm looking to upgrade my personal welding table at home as well ;)

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Gents, I'm at my outer limit of experience when it comes to LSD/Lockers.  When we raced, it was spool or nothing.

For my 2001 LB7, I'm investigating upgrades to the front and rear diffs.  I will probably start with the front.

What brands/types do you like and why?  I like the idea of a selectable locker like the ARB and I plan on having on board air like I do on the Dually.  If I have it in 4WD, its going to be off road and will benefit from a locking front diff.

I wouldst greatly appreciate the input and knowledge of the finest men

Redneck,

Grizzly locker for the rear is a great choice. Brute strength, 100% traction with fewer moving parts. For the front diff, the only current selectable locker is an eaton Electric locker. If you check back on CMAX thread you'll see where we all learned the hard way that they only fit 2010 and older. (perfect for your rig). Selectability without the air compressor, and the size of the front diff makes it a tough bastard.

That being said, if you tow more often than not, I actually will talk you out of the Grizzly and into a True Trac. The True Trac is a limited slip, so you won't see 100% lockup, but you will also not ever know it's there under normal driving. the downside is if you get one wheel on ice or wet grass or off camber, you may have to feather the brakes to get it to engage as it requires a small amount of resistance to the unloaded tire to transfer torque. it is also directionally cut, so it doesn't have much traction in reverse. The Grizzly locker's downside is that under heavy load, it can be difficult to get the locker to disengage in tight corners making parking lot negotiations more difficult. If traction and strength are of higher value to you, however, do like Don and many others and just go with the Grizzly. You won't be disappointed.

I have many distributors in the lone star state, but can also take care of you personally. Please ask any questions you may have.

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Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« on: January 22, 2015, 11:30:01 AM »
I prefer drum brakes as well, until they overheat or trap water, then it's no bueno trying to stop a lifted wagoneer on the hwy. looking good JR. nice to see another "real" vehicle coming back to life.

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Build Threads / Re: 1998 Jeep XJ
« on: January 21, 2015, 06:56:10 PM »
Lucky you. 29 spline axles vs the 27 is a good thing. 8.25 vs 7.625 is another good thing. parts are a little more expensive but we have a lot of options.

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: GM 14 bolt build for the Sub.
« on: January 21, 2015, 06:53:17 PM »
I didn't really think I would get banned; just having a little fun too. I hope to get set up with you soon, don't think I'm not working on it. Let me know when you're ready to get dirty with those locking hubs ;)

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Build Threads / Re: 1998 Jeep XJ
« on: January 20, 2015, 06:11:29 PM »
more likely 8.25 chy or amc 35 rear d30 high pin front, but still w/ 33" tires he's going to be just fine with the 4.0L hopefully he has the 8.25 chy rear. To echo previous statements, any pics? shoot me a rear diff cover shot and I can ID it for you

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CIEMR / Re: We're DONE
« on: January 20, 2015, 02:18:56 PM »
Yeah! ;D What's the next plan? Disneyland, new rifle, car... c'mon Dad anything cool on the near horizon planned?

God bless you guys, way to gut it out.

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