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Re: 3+3 2500
« Reply #550 on: September 19, 2019, 06:23:55 PM »
got the wrap in.









whatcha think? (i forgot the gaskets at my house so they’re not torqued all the way down. just checking clearances)

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« Reply #551 on: September 19, 2019, 08:18:23 PM »
Very nice, teaser
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« Reply #552 on: September 19, 2019, 08:56:41 PM »
I really like the attention to detail.
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« Reply #553 on: September 20, 2019, 12:25:30 AM »
Looks good to me.
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« Reply #554 on: September 20, 2019, 01:04:43 AM »
I’ll take two please


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« Reply #555 on: September 20, 2019, 01:43:00 AM »
Be happy with that one.
I’ll take two please

I take that one with no issues,,,,,,,,,
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« Reply #556 on: September 20, 2019, 07:14:45 AM »
Looks really good. Much easier with the motor out for sure


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« Reply #557 on: September 20, 2019, 10:28:45 AM »
Looks really good. Much easier with the motor out for sure


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Indeed

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Makes for a much cleaner and easier swap, having it all built up out of chassis, then just laying it in there all at once. Will be one really cool truck soon.
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« Reply #558 on: September 20, 2019, 05:17:53 PM »
final install





even managed to save the DP bracket off uneven old manifold (had to weld a tab/hole back on to it that broke off) but it fits on there like factory.



waiting on the drivers side dipstick tube for the trans to show up. then fill and go over things to make sure fuel lines are tight and such and i didnt miss anything.

by chance, anyone have an old factory fuel filter housing they wouldn’t mind selling? i’m thinking im going to do a FASS or kennedy pump, just not yet. so until then running a factory setup.

(or even a cat fuel filter adapter..?)

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Re: 3+3 2500
« Reply #559 on: September 24, 2019, 12:22:47 PM »
driver side dipstick tube came in today.



this will eliminate any issues with downpipe interference. just need to adjust the glow plug controller bracket some.

went and got a new AC delco fuel filter. it’ll be fine until i get it all installed and plumbed in the truck. that’ll be a bit. but for now, it’s what i’m going to run.

getting an intake pipe this week so i can install it and MAP. then borrow the LBZ intake/filter box to hold MAF for another test fire

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« Reply #560 on: September 26, 2019, 02:53:06 PM »
after alittle bending and manipulating.. got it to fit just right. not hitting anything





going to clean up and mount glow plug controller bracket tomorrow. the soft foam part will rest right against the inside piece of sheet metal of the bracket

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« Reply #561 on: September 27, 2019, 07:09:45 PM »
Might want to put a little heat wrap on the tube where it crosses the up pipe.  Looks nice


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« Reply #562 on: September 28, 2019, 08:35:10 AM »
Might want to put a little heat wrap on the tube where it crosses the up pipe.  Looks nice


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yessir. probably should. may run down there today and do that. along with glow plug bracket and controller.

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« Reply #563 on: September 28, 2019, 11:24:51 AM »
how’s that TRN..?











not sold on the red glow plug shield. thought it would give it some color but i’m afraid of it being to close to firewall color when done. might pull it off and shoot it black.

thoughts..?

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« Reply #564 on: September 28, 2019, 11:33:49 AM »
Looks great,
Question,   My transmission dip stick comes up on passenger side of truck not the driver.   

Did I miss something?


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« Reply #565 on: September 28, 2019, 02:02:40 PM »
so.. i put a 3” downpipe on the truck. and instead of trying to fight with and mess up the pass dipstick, i decided to go driver side from LML to eliminate issues with firewall and/or DP clearance.

(plus it’s recommended with squaremax conversion since the engine mounts allow for DP to clear the firewall but i didn’t want to have another 3/4” diameter pipe to contend with behind that as well

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« Reply #566 on: September 28, 2019, 08:35:45 PM »
wow.  looking great.
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« Reply #567 on: September 28, 2019, 08:47:46 PM »
That engine looks great, can’t you make a transparent engine bay to put it in? 


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« Reply #568 on: September 28, 2019, 08:54:30 PM »
That engine looks great, can’t you make a transparent engine bay to put it in? 


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i’ll try. hahah

maybe the good will be open a lot and people can see if. not bc it’s broken.. but because it’s cool. hahah

and thank you TNR. hoping it cranks and runs soon.

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« Reply #569 on: September 28, 2019, 09:03:26 PM »
Is that an option on all Allison 1000 trannys?
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« Reply #570 on: September 28, 2019, 09:32:02 PM »
Is that an option on all Allison 1000 trannys?

.. the driver side dip stick? yessir. i believe they’re from LML and up.

but the trans has holes in both sides.. just a plug in the driver side from LB7-LMM


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Re: 3+3 2500
« Reply #571 on: September 29, 2019, 08:25:05 AM »
I'd scrap the red bracket, but everyone knows I have bad taste.
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« Reply #572 on: September 29, 2019, 09:00:31 AM »
I'd scrap the red bracket, but everyone knows I have bad taste.

it’s what i had. (i know i shouldn’t have that attitude.. but as soon as i did it, i knew it was wrong lol)

i think i’m going to shave off some of it where it contacts the dip stick and repaint the bracket black.

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« Reply #573 on: September 29, 2019, 09:46:42 AM »
Paint it black and you’ll lose 20 hp


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« Reply #574 on: September 29, 2019, 10:15:20 AM »
Paint it black and you’ll lose 20 hp


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then i suppose it’s staying red! hahah

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Re: 3+3 2500
« Reply #575 on: October 04, 2019, 05:52:47 PM »
got the engine side intake in the mail today (used from a buddy)

made sure it fit on the engine first.. then  immediately blasted it to bare  :laugh:



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« Reply #576 on: October 04, 2019, 08:46:09 PM »
They make some good paint. Nice to have one here and up by the land.
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Re: 3+3 2500
« Reply #577 on: October 06, 2019, 07:42:04 AM »
well i just realized that i don’t have a bung for the boost gauge..

next question is, where/how would you install? just drill a hole and weld in a 1/4 NPT bung? mess up my nice paint job? lol.

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« Reply #578 on: October 06, 2019, 08:08:35 AM »
well. scratch that. i think the truck will end up with edge insight monitor and it reads/calculates boost from MAP sensor reading. no more holes to be drilled lol

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« Reply #579 on: October 07, 2019, 05:55:09 PM »
so.. test fit the pipe with alternator the other day before paint. everything fit and wires are all nice and neat. when taking the alt off, however, i broke the temp sensor on the tstat housing. so i have to get another one of them. went to GM this morning with a 2.5 gal oil jug i cleaned out and got some dec VI for $3.50/qt and ordered a temp sensor. then headed off to the shop for this





without the EGR valve and motor on the engine anymore ( :evil: ) i had to replace the cast spacer that was the EGR body with some copper pipe



the upper 2 holes of the intake stand lined up alright with the engine holes, but this tab is far from inline with the factory bracket. i already have the holes and body built for the new bracket, just needs cleaning up and some paint. will go on later


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« Reply #580 on: October 08, 2019, 09:40:36 PM »
fixed the intake bracket



but ran into a crank no start issue when test firing. not like the first time.. unfortunately.

ran out of time to really get in to it tonight. will get back on it thurs and be in touch with both tuner and harness builder. i realize i did pull it down to nothing so it could be something simple like air in lines (my hope) or a ground somewhere. or a plug not connected.

we shall see on thurs.

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« Reply #581 on: October 11, 2019, 07:13:11 PM »
big things happened today..

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« Reply #582 on: October 11, 2019, 08:22:46 PM »
She sounds great!!


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« Reply #583 on: October 12, 2019, 01:35:38 PM »
Very nice.


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« Reply #584 on: October 13, 2019, 10:34:22 PM »
Very nice!

Outstanding attention to detail, and now it all pays off

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« Reply #585 on: November 02, 2019, 12:00:33 AM »
some things ‘came together’ today..

hahaha



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« Reply #586 on: November 02, 2019, 12:07:37 AM »
Transverse mounted DMAX. Awesome. ;)


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« Reply #587 on: November 02, 2019, 10:57:39 AM »
Your subframe...

SYP or Fir?






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« Reply #588 on: November 02, 2019, 11:44:42 PM »
Your subframe...

SYP or Fir?



pine

 :grin:


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« Reply #589 on: November 03, 2019, 05:20:58 PM »
Silly people! :wink:
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« Reply #590 on: December 31, 2019, 02:13:18 PM »
ohh happy day

the owner of precision fab called me yesterday to inform me that the 2-4wd conversion cross members are now available for pre order. so i hoped online this morning and for my order placed for one, as well as a set of 52” conversion HD FUSH to give me another 6” of spring length to absorb more of the road and give a better ride.  :laugh:

he was final test fitting an LBZ onto his new mounts and starting production after he’s 100% satisfied.

i’m giddy with excitement as this is the piece i’ve been waiting for for over a year now. and finally have motivation to get a move on with the body/frame work.

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Re: 3+3 2500
« Reply #591 on: January 01, 2020, 12:32:18 PM »
got some newer duramax rims and tires on it as rollers. going to move the truck soon and start to pull body.


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« Reply #592 on: January 01, 2020, 01:03:13 PM »
So remind me, duramax /Allison? 205?

Shortbed, what are you doing in regards to lift / suspension and tire size?
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« Reply #593 on: January 01, 2020, 05:21:47 PM »
So remind me, duramax /Allison? 205?

Shortbed, what are you doing in regards to lift / suspension and tire size?

yessir. LBZ/6speed allison/GM round 205

front springs will be 52” swap (technically 53” with the boomerang shackle kit RDP has..) rears will be factory. i’m shooting for 4-6” max with 35/37s. 4.10 gear. dana 60 front. currently has FF14 bolt in the back, but may go over to either an AAM 11.5 (dmax) or mid 90s dana 80 front a cummins truck. we shall see. if i can get some solid measurements from an AAM (WMS-WMS) i’ll go ahead and start that hunt

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« Reply #594 on: January 01, 2020, 05:43:09 PM »
Up to around 2008, maybe 2010 the Dmax aam only had 3.5 axles, the Dodge rears has the full 4 inch. But both were 8x6.5 if you want to stay with that. Laters were the new 170mm.

Think the dodge AAM had alum calipers too.
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« Reply #595 on: January 01, 2020, 06:45:04 PM »
Up to around 2008, maybe 2010 the Dmax aam only had 3.5 axles, the Dodge rears has the full 4 inch. But both were 8x6.5 if you want to stay with that. Laters were the new 170mm.

Think the dodge AAM had alum calipers too.

i’d be ok with 3.5” diameter axle. those seem to hold up pretty well under duramaxs. and that’s just if i decide to go away from the 14 bolt. not sure if it’s worth it. thoughts?

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« Reply #596 on: January 01, 2020, 07:10:16 PM »
I have a late 90’s dodge Cummins 80 drum brake srw axle in the shop and am picking up a 14 bolt disc srw from an 01 maxi in the morning. Let me know if you need any measurements etc

I do have disc setup for that 80 though
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« Reply #597 on: January 01, 2020, 07:19:58 PM »
I have a late 90’s dodge Cummins 80 drum brake srw axle in the shop and am picking up a 14 bolt disc srw from an 01 maxi in the morning. Let me know if you need any measurements etc

I do have disc setup for that 80 though

i’ll take both measurements and pics if you don’t mind. the duramax axle should be AAM 11.5.. not 14 bolt?

unless i’m calling it wrong.

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« Reply #598 on: January 01, 2020, 07:47:11 PM »
I have a late 90’s dodge Cummins 80 drum brake srw axle in the shop and am picking up a 14 bolt disc srw from an 01 maxi in the morning. Let me know if you need any measurements etc

I do have disc setup for that 80 though

i’ll take both measurements and pics if you don’t mind. the duramax axle should be AAM 11.5.. not 14 bolt?



unless i’m calling it wrong.

It’s possible, was thinking it was still corporate in 2001 though

What measurements you needing exactly? And I misspoke it’s dually on the 2001 maxi
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« Reply #599 on: January 01, 2020, 08:13:10 PM »
I think your right AAM 11.5 after a bit more research
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