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« Reply #390 on: October 17, 2013, 05:56:06 AM »

Good deal. My '88 Dakota had one of those squealy throwout bearings, factory replaced, never had a problem with it after that, sold with 150K and original clutch. My '95 has 155K on its clutch and it is doing just fine. They must make clutches out of better materials or something, in the old days they used to last about 100K if you were good to them. For some reason I have never had a need to use a clutch alignment tool. Maybe I am just lucky or have a good alignment eye or something.
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« Reply #391 on: October 17, 2013, 07:50:13 AM »

Sure I can get one off E-bay or something.....You get one if you order a new clutch assembly.  You better with the cost of clutch assemblies for these cummins trucks...$500 is the cheapest, decent set-up!!

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« Reply #392 on: October 23, 2013, 05:55:08 PM »


Updates...

Still waiting for the sandblast guy to get my stuff
done...he doesn't charge me much as long as I'm not in a hurry.  I have
plenty to do in the mean time.  But hope to get the stuff back this
week.

Got the motor out last Saturday.



Then had to work a few days.  Got the front sheet metal, and all the wiring off the front end yesterday.



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« Reply #393 on: October 23, 2013, 06:02:47 PM »


The cowl area was in not bad shape.  Few small cracks starting, but not bad.






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« Reply #394 on: October 23, 2013, 06:11:07 PM »


Then today I got the rest of the suspension torn apart.







So tomorrow I start drilling out rivets.  Hope to have all the cross members out by tomorrow evening.



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« Reply #395 on: October 23, 2013, 06:47:36 PM »

Refresh me .  Is this a RWD or a 4X?  Or are you converting it to a 4X?
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« Reply #396 on: October 24, 2013, 06:10:28 AM »

So how is your neighbour liking you now??

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« Reply #397 on: October 24, 2013, 07:56:44 AM »

Quote from: POLARACO
Refresh me .  Is this a RWD or a 4X?  Or are you converting it to a 4X?

Crewcab was a 2wd...converting it to a 4wd.



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« Reply #398 on: October 24, 2013, 07:58:52 AM »

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So how is your neighbor liking you now??

Both my neighbors, on either side of me, are car guys...so they don't care.  In fact they help out with a lot of things too.  The others in the neighborhood...well they have seen me out there working on my stuff all the time.  Sure they just shake their heads and wonder whats wrong with this guy....

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« Reply #399 on: October 24, 2013, 08:05:58 AM »

If they complain, explain it could be worse, you could have ten guys, ten trucks, and a keg on the front lawn, unless they prefer that.....
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« Reply #400 on: October 24, 2013, 09:55:01 PM »


OK today I got the rivets all pounded out, and the cross members
removed.  Took me about 3 hours or so to get all the rivets out....about
 20 rivets.  Then I had to cut the inner brackets off the main center
cross member...would not come out other wise.






And then a good pressure washing and scrubbing with so Simple Green.



Tomorrow
 I will get some paint on the frame rails...then start measuring and
drilling holes to mount the 4wd cross members and brackets.  Should have
 the front diff in by early next week.
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« Reply #401 on: October 25, 2013, 10:00:35 AM »

And now the fun starts
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« Reply #402 on: October 25, 2013, 11:52:00 AM »

I just took my meds so I am chatty for a bit.


Gettin' old I guess. . . . Senile  LOL

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« Reply #403 on: October 25, 2013, 10:33:53 PM »


OK today...or I guess tomorrow now...;) 

I worked on getting the
 frame brackets and cross member in.  Started by pulling out eh old
frame rails from the donor 93.  Started trying to figure out how I was
going to transfer the location of the holes from the donor frame over to
 the crewcab frame.  I started checking the location of the reference
holes in the in the frames.  The holes were close....but varied by up to
 3/8".  SO this was not going to work.  I finally decided I had to bolt
back together the donor frame with the cross members and take some hard
measurements.












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« Reply #404 on: October 25, 2013, 10:37:43 PM »


Once I took a few dozen measurements I disassembled everything and
re-installed the forward cross member in the 84 frame.  But before I got
 too far into that I decided to mount, and drill the needed hole for the
 steering box brace.

Installed....and punched



Drilled out to about 3/8"....



And then the final drilling was done with a step drill...worked like a charm!




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