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5801
Well guys, just picked this up. Only $400, plus got a 10% off. 8 tools with a couple things dewalt doesn't offer in 20v

I have some Ryobi (crud batteries) but OK tools and ONLY at HD.

Was half the price of Dewalt I have and it has more tools. and batteries are much less.

I like have the cordless grinder and multi cutter. Only downside is no hammer drill, but I have an sds for that.

I don't use them for a living or everyday but demand a decent tool.

5802
Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: LED Worklight
« on: December 19, 2014, 06:35:18 PM »
Yep, thats another reason I love em. Good light output and almost no draw on 12v.

5803
Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / LED Worklight
« on: December 19, 2014, 06:05:30 PM »
Guys, nothing like a good worklight when you are doing, well whatever!!

I have got about 5 of these now from Lowes. They are only $20 and seem to work just as well as a 250 Halogen does. Plus they are light, don't get hot AND WORK ON 12 volt DC and 120 AC!!!

The 12v cord is long enough to go about anywhere from your cab or bed, they lay flat or stand up and don't break like a Halo if you knock it over.

They have a 1200 lumen version too, but I have a Snap On brand I got at Costco, works awesome!!

5804
Firearms / Re: PTR
« on: December 19, 2014, 05:55:09 PM »
Not bad. You know I kick myself all the time for not getting a 91 about 20 years ago that was just $500. Even then they were going for 1200.

I am fan of the FAL too, got a para and carbine built from parts.

5805
Build Threads / Re: Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 19, 2014, 03:05:50 PM »
And I was thinking, widen those wheels out to 9"-10" and leave them steelies with the hub caps if you can and that would be a look for a street/trail truck.

Yes I kinda like the stock look and it will have steel wheels.

Yup, Don has dibs!! (did I really say that??)  :-\

You can tell I was falling asleep!!!!!!!!!

5806
Build Threads / Re: Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 19, 2014, 10:20:18 AM »
Don, you right and I was thinking the same thing as I typed at 0130.

Yep, will split thread, starting with the cleanup for the 2500 and finish the flip here as so named!!

Yep, read Erics entire thread but he is not done and its been 3 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am not quite going for that new car build.

5807
Build Threads / Re: Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 19, 2014, 05:09:35 AM »
And washed up just a little,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Almost purdy as SD  :o

5808
Build Threads / Re: Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 19, 2014, 05:07:43 AM »
She was dirty to say the least,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

5809
Build Threads / Re: Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 19, 2014, 05:06:27 AM »
So I power washed her off today, threw on a new serpentine belt and looked it over a little more in the light with no rain. I dropped 2 sockets in the frame to and for the life of me I can't find em. Even washing didn't flush em out  :(

As stated above I found a little more rust under the back door. Wasn't visible until I washed it off! Spent about 2 hours with the power washer, wiping the jams and doors down and even power washed some interior areas.

Must say it looks like a new truck. 206k miles and it starts fine on 8 year old gas(nasty smell) and the oil looks ok too. Gonna change that as I will drive this a little while I flip the 1500.

5810
Build Threads / Re: Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 19, 2014, 04:40:49 AM »
Thanks Eric (AKA:Bruiser)

There is a little more rust I found but nothing to really be concerned over. Besides above the back doors I found a little more under the rear doors when I power washed it today. I think I found a fender for it and need to find the winch a good home,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

5811
Hmm, I can see this very thing in my future.

Think I would have painted Red Dog before the picker though. Speaking of pickers am RR mine now so it folds flatter.

5812
Build Threads / Re: Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 18, 2014, 02:05:26 PM »
That is why the 6000k was never mounted, not even sure what motivated me to get it. But yes, 10-12k is what it will get and a Massive bumper.

Not sure what is on the warn, but the guy said trees were no problem.

5813
Build Threads / Re: Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 18, 2014, 12:04:58 PM »
That could work out as a teaser add on for the 1500. I have a new 6000k winch on the shelf that would fill that hole. That matches the burbs weight, but no way I would run that on the 2500 with a 1000 cummins in it.

5814
Build Threads / Re: Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 18, 2014, 12:01:47 PM »
Now the the Miller is back up I can weld the pads and shocks mounts to the 1500. I need to back her into the garage for this as working 3 ft from the street and transferring rearends on a slop is not fun.

3 wires that were cut in the ignition under the dash need addressing (way to much alarm stuff) and she will be a runner.

I am hoping for at least 2500 out of it, maybe 3k if she looks real good I am into it for about 1500 now. Had a guy who wanted to trade his 85 Diesel 2500 for it in Sac, but it was a tailgate and not that clean.

5815
Build Threads / Re: Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 18, 2014, 11:43:37 AM »
It will look totally diff after a cleanup. Probably get on it today since its not raining.

Only issue on the winch will be shipping. Even broken down it may have to go on a pallet. Something will work for sure, bumper too?

I am going to leave the 1500 on this thread and switch the 2500 to a new one when I get going. Need to flip that 1500 now for space and $$$

A for the 1500 the paint will probably be OD with a rocker panels in undercoating, hood black. With those wheel I think that will look great.

The 2500 will be black or dark grey with undercoating low also. Nice is that is has the tank skid plate and no power. It just clicks for this project.

5816
Build Threads / Re: Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 18, 2014, 03:43:50 AM »
The back seat is just that but it is valour, but still blue. Non of the seats are that bad, but I think the fronts will get something more wrap around and a custom counsel.

Then there is the rust, both sides. This will need attn for sure and not later!

Talk about room, this has it. No fuse, no seat and no rear AC or heater.

Then there is stuff growing on the hood,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,hmmmmm IT LIVES  :o ???

5817
Build Threads / Re: Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 18, 2014, 03:33:15 AM »
So delving in a little more I like the GMC much better than the Chevy. The Chevy front is to busy, GM is business. JMHO

The the thing hanging off the front, yes the Warn Winch. It was supposed to be gone but was not. Hey not a bad deal for $700  8)

Checking out the drivers seat. This is a truck, nothing more. AM radio, vinyl buckets up front, no consel, just a 4x4 shifter.

5818
Build Threads / Re: Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 18, 2014, 01:39:00 AM »
Finally get her home and just then the rain starts (remember I'm a wimp) but I don't melt and the kids have a blast climbing all over and riding as I unload here.

I dump her off and run the trailer back (uhaul was a pain)

5819
Build Threads / Re: Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 18, 2014, 01:35:09 AM »
Now this just fit on the trailer. In fact had to let the air out of the front tires for the strap to hook up.

Speaking of tires, they are brand new and look great!! I guess sitting on a hill side in Inverness for 8 years ha some benifits. Well at leas until you see the mold all over the truck.

As you can see the front right fender needs some TLC, like a replacement! Found it got the hood a little and there was a small dent up top above the right front door.

Then some bad which I show later is some rust through just above the center door piller on each side. Not real bad, but it will need to be addressed.

207, 900+ miles and she sounds great!! 4 wheel drive works good and no funny noises until we start to put it on the trailer. Pop the hood and the belt is started to frey. That I can handle but the darn tensioner is frozen.

Stop in Vallejo (not the nicest place) for some of the best chicken teriyaki around.

5820
Build Threads / "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« on: December 18, 2014, 01:07:38 AM »
Man you guys are tuff  8)!!!

OK, you asked for it, you get some. I also finally added "Spartan" as that is what you all want and its different.

You saw the first pic but here it is again. After looking it over, we loaded it up. Could easily have driven it home, but I figured for the $60 trailer rental I was sure I would get it there.

Has an Optima battery and she started right up after a wire was wiggled a couple times, everything worked! It did through the belt as I loaded it and the closest auto store was at least 10 miles back.

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What you see above is the continuation of this thread; http://real-man-truckworks-and-survival.com/index.php?topic=81.msg679#msg679

My 1500 Suburban that will now get flipped to fund this!!

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The 2500 here is going to receive a 1991 6BT Cummins, 47r tranny and NP205 from a couple diff trucks.

It will also get a Dana 60 from a Dodge with the passenger drop. Right now that has 4.10 gears and external locking hubs that will be changed to internal hubs.

The rearend will be a GM 14 bolt FF with 4.10 gears also. It will get disc brakes and some type of locker.

Both axles are 67 WMS to WMS and are 8 lug with 9/16th studs.

The frame will get boxed at least to the drivers door, but probably well past that.

I will do a rear shackle flip to gain around 5 inches in back and probably use the stock springs or a new set of 1 ton springs. Front will get new spring too as the are a reverse arch right now so a good solid spring set (with military wrap) will go up front to hold up the extra 500lbs of motor.

These thing have terrible bump steer so it will get crossover steering.

As for the interior, it is a truck. It screams utility but is solid for a 206k truck. It has rubber mats and front bucket vinyl seats, 2 row bench and no 3rd row for now.

Stock it has a 42 gallon fuel tank with a skid plate. This is fine for a start but I can see another 25 gallon in there someplace.

For the 6BT there are bolt in mounts for the conversion, but at $600 I think I can fab what I need quite well.

I am leaning towards hummer wheels or similar. I want steel wheels that you can bend back if you bend em. Plus a split wheel you can change, god knows I busted enough trucks tires in my younger years to have a hold on that.

It will have custom front a rear bumper with a new winch and nerf/steps bars of some type.

Everything will get freshened up at minimum as it goes in.

Now all this is a good start and is subject to change without notice,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

5821
CIEMR / Silver is under $16 oz!!
« on: December 17, 2014, 04:15:36 AM »
Guys, just bought a little more Silver from Silver.com and it was like 5% over spot.

Cheaper than JM but they charge shipping, but still lower price.

Oil is falling as is the market all week and things look nasty in russia.


5822
There was a bit of rust on the original 3.54 ring gear from disuse, but that is no issue since it will polish right off as soon as I get those innards turning under power some day soon.

We can hardly wait,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

5823
Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 16, 2014, 10:39:19 PM »
Ok, going to get it Weds. morning. No back fees and it runs and stops. I will just clean it up some and drive as is until I flip the other. The biggest part will be the rear end and paint.

Not sure if the winch will be there or not, he may have sold it but as of today he said it is still there. Not a deal breaker for me but I know others are interested.

Nice thing is I have all the main parts for the swap, engine-tranny-tcase-axles. Just going to have to source a lift, brake booster and the lines for it. Only real custom parts will be the drive lines.

Thinking about a 6 inch lift using 4 in springs in the front and flipped rear shackles. All new springs of course as these are 20+ years old. Want to keep the springs flatter so mounts and shackles will need some fabing.

5824
Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: GM 14 bolt build for the Sub.
« on: December 16, 2014, 03:35:06 PM »
Yes I will. Been doing research on the 60 front also and looks like changing the hubs to internal is the way to go. The external selectro hubs are said to be weaker and hard to find parts for.

For the rear, it looks to be just what I need cept for a locker and dics.

5825
Site Rules & Introductions / Re: New guy from Texas
« on: December 16, 2014, 03:04:16 PM »
I read the whole thing, very nice. I sure hope my swap isn't 3 years though!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5826
Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: GM 14 bolt build for the Sub.
« on: December 15, 2014, 11:55:18 PM »
Now that it looks like I have a new Sub lined up. Well new to me after 23 years of who knows what.

This 14b and Dana 60 will be a solid addition to the running gear. Add some mid frame supports, motor mount for the Cummins and bumpers the frame should be much better off from stock.

5827
Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 15, 2014, 09:50:52 PM »
Yep, I am a wimp  ;)


5828
Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 15, 2014, 05:27:51 PM »
Heck, doesn't bother me but the seller complained. Rain is when you can't see across the street. We've had an inch in a day, wow,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,not

I'm sure as hell not gonna melt!

My only issue with the rain is keeping the pool from running over.

Have some great stories of the rain, one reason I love tall trucks.

5829
Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 15, 2014, 03:23:28 PM »
Yes its an auto with a 350. Was going look at it today but raining, so Weds is the day now.

5830
CIEMR / Thought of you guys and Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: December 15, 2014, 10:59:59 AM »
Not really Early but Merry Christmas to all you lugs out there.

Saw this and it got me thinking of you guys,

From the shadow it looks like a Sea King?? Rice patties and camo vest with a sea king and gunner? Am I missing something or is that an early Green Giant before the 53 became the main bird?

5831
Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 15, 2014, 10:47:25 AM »
Just got hooked up with the guy, should look at it today. He said most don't want to come out to where it is. Point Reyes which is above SF right on the coast, just 60 miles from me and a killer drive!

It has a 350, surface rust and a bad front fender which is coming off for the transplant anyway. He said the only issue is about 5 antenna holes up top (why do you guys do that)

Interior is bare, no rear AC (whaa)

5832
Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 15, 2014, 10:16:22 AM »
Yep, Im happy with this one and it is not 3 hours away!! Hopefully I can look at it today.

Its all mechanical, floor shift, crank windows even looks like locking hubs. I'm guessing it has a 400 tranny maybe even a BB.

I can even drive it home!!

5833
Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 15, 2014, 03:35:01 AM »
Decisions, decisions,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Found this local and looks like a keeper. 2500 1991 with barn doors. Ruff inside and gas but legal to swap the 6BT into.

With what I can flip the 1500 91 for and the motor and tranny from this I will be ahead!!

5834
Firearms / Re: Long Range Shooting
« on: December 15, 2014, 01:33:54 AM »
HF is like "Toys R Us" to kids.

I saw that table too, getting closer!! Need more 25% coupons!!

5835
Firearms / Re: Some tactical long guns
« on: December 15, 2014, 01:28:21 AM »
Very nice.

Did you guys notice when you enlarge the photo rolls?
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The pics are horizontal above, but when I expand they roll 90 clockwise to vertical??????

5836
You could rig a disconnect easy. Hooking it back up would be manual. Just have the link hooked to a spring that would pull it up out of the way.

You could even use a solenoid like from a doorlock that could work both ways! If that will work with axle disconnect a sway bar should be no problem.

5837
Build Threads / Re: 2012 Jeep Wrangler Lift kit install
« on: December 14, 2014, 02:01:13 PM »
Funny I have heard that alot about Pro Comp.

Sure looks so much better now. Have you played with tire pressure yet? Are other shocks an option at all? Kits tend to be over shocked from what I have seen.

I never run full air pressure. Heck I used to run about 28 lbs in my old Jimmy. It makes a huge difference in the ride.

I have tended to put my own kits together then buy my shocks to suit. Just got a Cognito front lift for my 2500hd, the rest will come as installed.

5838
After some more thought, the trouble with having a long coupler near the center will be the twisting when in use. It may work great when first setup, but after some miles it may twist itself together since most of the torsional forces will be in the center where your thinking about the disconnect.

I think a hub disconnect would be better or even just a good ol pull pin on a heim joint or similar. Fold it, have another place to pin it and your done. Less mass, simple and less stress near the end of the bar.

5839
Site Rules & Introductions / Re: New guy from Texas
« on: December 14, 2014, 01:32:23 PM »
Welcome,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

You know, those hummer wheels are really starting to grow on me.

5840
Firearms / Re: Some tactical long guns
« on: December 14, 2014, 01:24:33 PM »
Very nice.

Did you guys notice when you enlarge the photo rolls?

5841
So get her cleaned up and painted the angle with semi gloss paint. Used round head machine screws to match the current hardware with flanged nuts.

Tightened it all up and I think it looked good and felt solid. Plus I don't have to bend over just to pull it around.

Plus the Cutmaster fit nicely right on the bottom shelf with room to spare even with a piece of wood to keep it off the front lip and level.

There is now a nice 1 inch gap between the tank and the 211 which is mounted with a couple self tapping screws now.

Now to find some hangers for the hoses that are used all the time. Don't have room for all the adapters since both units are 120/240 and use diff adapters.

Thinks of something like tape hangers for the hoses vs hooks (don't want kinked hoses) then a small tray for the consumables in front.

5842
Then I placed the top on and drilled the matching holes with a Step Drill Bit (another must have guys) since it will let you be a little off and center the holes up and does a nice job of chamfering the holes too. And if you are a size off, just press a little harder and you have the next size hole!!!!!!

Got a nice 2 inch rake vs the 4 in rake of before and it was 4 inches higher in the back. Doesn't sound like a lot but it worked great!!

5843
Got my Miller 211 dual voltage mig and it works great! Had a small issue with a plug I covered in another thread, but was my fault  ::)

Anyway I got this but still had my cart from my Lincoln 175 mig. Thought sure it will fit and it did. However it sat low, the Mig rubbed on the bottle and there was NO room under it cept for little things. Heck I wanted my plasma down there. Why not carry it all together when you use it together,,,,,,,,,,,,

So I look at the cart and it is a simple 2 inch angle on the front and flange across the back. So why not just move the front 2 inch angle to the back and make new ones for the front?

Take a couple measurements and a piece of 2 inch angle x 36 should just do it. $5 at the local metal shop and $2 for more nuts/bolts.

So I take it apart, cut the angle to 18 inches on the band saw, mark a few holes with a silver sharpie (great for metal work guys) and drill a few 1/4 in holes. 

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Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 14, 2014, 12:32:39 AM »
Doing research I find that DieselPower Mag did a Doomsday Suburban build in 7 parts. I am reading it now getting ideas.

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CIEMR / Re: No words needed
« on: December 13, 2014, 11:29:20 PM »
Photo shop maybe, but I have seen it for real.

I got so tired of hearing "my babies daddy" like its not even an issue anymore. Then they get into a new lexus.

Or that woman in Georgia who yelled "who's going to be responsible"  when baby's daddy was hauled away for steeling.

5846
Build Threads / Re: 1975 Dodge Crew Cab Power Wagon Build
« on: December 13, 2014, 11:17:31 PM »
Wow, its been years since I touched one of those, my elky has one.

Speaking of the elky, the darn thing stopped and won't start. Pretty sure its the ignition module.

5847
Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 13, 2014, 05:25:52 PM »
I just need to borrow a trailer to go get it, then explain to the wife why I have another one,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

5848
Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 13, 2014, 04:48:31 PM »
Me too, I would never pay that for a sub, even with a cummins.

Looks like I might get the first one then just do a cab swap so I get the barn doors and a great interior.

5849
Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 13, 2014, 01:57:17 PM »
I'm waiting for more pictures, it will have a corp 10 bolt front and a SF 14 bolt in back. Both will come out for a dana 60 and 14b FF and of course the 6bt

No engine or tranny and the tires/wheels in the picture are not on it.

I don't like;

Back fees due of around $200 (plus Ca tax and a 400 mile drive)

Red Interior

Tailgate

I do like;

California truck=no rust!!!

I prefer the GMC grill to the Chevy

3/4 ton=heavier frame,

Pre 96 diesel, no smog ever but still a legal swap here in KALI.

Will have PS brake booster already.


With all this it could be an good frame swap. I mean its a few plugs and what, 6 bolts for the body? I would want the front end off for the swap anyway. Sure wish I had a BIG GARAGE!!!
 
I would get my clean barn door body with nice interior, keep the GMC grill and it would be perfect!

5850
Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build, maybe flip or 6BT?
« on: December 13, 2014, 04:14:55 AM »
I got a line going on the first one. Looks like a clean cali truck with a clear DIESEL title, 3/4 ton. Only bad is it has a tailgate and a red interior. He is already dropped it some but this maybe good for a body swap.

Thoughts??

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