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« Reply #465 on: November 23, 2013, 06:23:53 PM »

So my machinist called and said he finally got my plates done.  Did a really nice job on them.  Little bit longer then the original, and all flat, so should distribute the load better over the slightly compromised top spring.  All this was suggested by the guys at the spring shop I use.



Then Got the 2wd Dana 60, and all springs, hangers etc out of the truck on Friday.




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« Reply #466 on: November 23, 2013, 06:28:35 PM »

Today I installed the Re/Re'd springs from the donor 93, and got the Dana 70 in place and bolted up.







Had some fun with one of my shocks.  The factory installed the bushings in the wrong ends...top for bottom and vica versa.:(  Took me, and my friend and neighbor, about 2 hours to carefully remove the bushing and swap them around.

And all done and sitting pretty....Damn it's going to sit high!!




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« Reply #467 on: November 23, 2013, 06:51:03 PM »

Looks like it's coming along nicely. You must be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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« Reply #468 on: November 23, 2013, 07:07:21 PM »

What is that, a six inch lift kit?
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« Reply #469 on: November 24, 2013, 12:46:21 PM »

Don't you have some cold Canadian air yet?
I know you sent a bunch of it down here
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« Reply #470 on: November 29, 2013, 08:08:07 PM »

What is that, a six inch lift kit?[/QUOTE]

Nope that is all factory springs and lift blocks.  That is how high the truck will sit when done...give or take and inch or so.



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« Reply #471 on: November 29, 2013, 08:09:09 PM »

Quote from: 300Rag
Looks like it's coming along nicely. You must be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Yeah there is light now.  The hardest parts are almost all done.  Maybe another month or so to finish it up?

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« Reply #472 on: November 29, 2013, 08:10:52 PM »

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Don't you have some cold Canadian air yet?

It's been pretty mild here on the "Left Coast".  Plus I like the cold...so I'm out there regardless...and not that I have a choice either. 

I remember you out there working on the 62 in very inclement weather.

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« Reply #473 on: November 29, 2013, 08:10:58 PM »

Been working on the NV4500 4wd conversion the last couple days.  Got the counter shaft in and end play set to .002".  



Then it was start assembling the new fully splined 4wd mainshaft.

Start...



All done and ready to roll into the case....



And the tranny starting to look like a real functioning unit....




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« Reply #474 on: November 29, 2013, 08:16:27 PM »

Picked up my new front bearing retainer today.  Not a bad piece...but it did require a little grinding on the oiling passage.

Not sure if you can see it in the pic, but the casting was almost level where it ran across the oiling hole.  Once the bearing race was installed I doubt much oil would have gotten through.  



A minute or so with the die grinder and a stone had things opened up....



Make sure you guys check these things when buying "new" parts....


So tomorrow I should have the tranny pretty much all back together....Wohoooo!



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« Reply #475 on: November 30, 2013, 07:22:26 AM »

Good progress, and love the pictures. I tend to open all new oil pumps and give them a little tweaking to improve the flow, too.
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« Reply #476 on: December 03, 2013, 08:12:14 PM »

Almost got the tranny finished tonight...






........then I noticed that the shift rail rod for 5th gear is worn badly...:(  So now I have to wait on one last part before I can finally finish the tranny.  Little cheesed off I never noticed the wear on that part before now.



Oh well I have a million other things I can work on in the mean time.


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« Reply #477 on: December 05, 2013, 08:34:37 PM »

So since I'm waiting for my shift rod to arrive ...I've been working on some other things.

Yesterday I got the front swaybar installed.  Had to drill the holes on the underside of the frame to mount the bushing.  Thank goodness I had bought a short 90* air drill some time back. :)



And I straightened the spot welded pinch seam on the tranny tunnel.  Previous owner(s) cut and bent it to all heck.  So I straightened it, and then trimmed off the excess...and there was a lot!!





And I started to make up the over plates to reinforce the cowl crack areas...




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« Reply #478 on: December 05, 2013, 08:38:02 PM »

Today I decided i would work on the rad support.  I had to re-install the lower mounts for the IC radiator.  Since I had removed them to run the old Non-IC rad.  Glad I saved all those brackets I removed....;)










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« Reply #479 on: December 05, 2013, 08:43:13 PM »

Then I thought I may as well get started working on my PowerStroke IC install.  

I used the old front bracket for the Dodge IC I had removed before.  I cleaned them up and trimmed them down just a hair on the one side.  Then moved them all the way out on either side.



I then spent the next 2 hours trying to find the original bushings that mount on the bottom of the OEM IC and go into these brackets...never did find them.

So I used the upper bushing from the PS IC and trimmed them down to fit.








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