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    1. josh40601

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      Thanks buddy. I got it all straightened out. turned out to be the studs were metric, and i put standard lugnuts on it. Also used an impact, which i learned is another big no-no when messing with adapters. I put new studs in the adapter plate, replaced all my lugnuts with the correct ones, and tightened them down. Everything is fine now.
       
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      Just found out today that D made it onto the front cover of Petersen's.

      I'm pretty stoked!

      My issue hasn't came in yet, so i have no idea what all they put in there. I have only see the picture of the cover
       
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      ...Glad to hear it made the cover...:biggthump

      ...Was it thru the reader's rides or did they see it somewhere?
       
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      So here I am visiting my in-laws in New Mexico and went with my Father in-law to his dentist office. Looking through the magazines and come across an off road magazine and go HEY :eek: i know this guy. Wow Impressed. :thumbsup:

      It is the Feb 2012 issue. Small photo in upper right corner of cover along with some others vehicles. Another photo inside and small write up. Took shots with cell phone which I arrached for all to see.

      Glad to see that you are still having fun.
       

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      ..Thanks for posting that up for us...:biggthump
       
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      N I C E !! Will check it out in person next time at Book Store etc
       
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      Whoa this thread is pretty out of date....

      I have actually removed the yellow body, reworked the frame to fit the newer fuel and electrical system, picked up a donor 2001 4 door, dropped the body on the old frame, sold the old body, sold the front axle, gutted the interior, and filled the bed full of parts. Since July, it hasn't moved. Its sitting on blocks.


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      I know it looks bad,
       
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      ..There are lot's of us who don't get over to the other site very often but we are still truly fans and will await your updates over here..:D
       
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      Its still sitting in the same spot. Rick (RangerSVT) is going to do a V8 swap as soon as i can afford it. Putting my 70 car hauler up for sale, and if it does, I'll easily have the money to get it done.
       
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      Not been much for updates on this, because, well, there were not updates. My buddy Rick has been searching for a donor truck for 2.5 months before he decided to piece it together. It is at his shop though.

      So far he has the Engine, Transmission, ECU, harness, accessories, and oil filter relocation kit. Doesn't look like he will get it running this week, but hopefully by next week, it will at least do something. T-Case wise, I will be running a borrowed 205 until my doubler is finished. I think he said the doubler was a 1356/205, but I don't remember.

      Here in Lexington, I have been doing some parts accumulating, while working on the C10. So far I have a set of 37" Baja Claws and a set of 17x9 Eagle wheels to put on D when it gets back. They are not new, or close to new, but they will suffice until I can afford something else.

      Got some awesome news yesterday... I got accepted into grad school!

      School starts next month.
       
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      ..Congrats on the Grad School..:biggthump

      ..I'm not up to date on the "C-10" but I am wondering if you still have the first gen X too..:scratch:

      ..oh yea...anymore pictures?
       
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      Thanks buddy!

      This is the most recent pic I have
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      that was back in February when I took the truck to him.

      No new pictures right now, I'm trying to get Rick to send me some.

      My C10 is the truck I bought on my 1st deployment. Here is how she sits currently
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      Its a 68 C10 with an LS1, 4L60E, all aftermarket suspension, custom paint and interior. I had a 72 clip on it, but my dad and I changed it after it got damaged, and now we are knocking out all the problems at once. A link to the build is here ->http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?t=461483


      Still got the Sarge. His build thread is in my signature. Once I get D back, the sarge is going up for sale. Especially now I have school, I don't want so many projects.
       
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      Updates!

      here is the flange on the Tcase adapter that's bolted to the trans...
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      Here is the Tcase that's gonna get used temporarily. Just a 205 until the doubler is finished.
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      There is a small problem though... Shifter linkage and adapter want to occupy the same area...
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      So, the adapter needs to be trimmed...
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      Here is the fitment after its trimmed...
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      Here is another shot...
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      At this point the trans pan was removed as someone drilled a 1/4" drain hole in the bottom of the pan, but used a rubber grommet as a plug. While the pan is off, Rick went ahead and changed the filter. 149k miles and the trans was never serviced. It still had the factory fill neck stopper in the pan. This is both good and bad, good in that I know how many times the trans was serviced and know how hard the trans' life was. Bad in that it was never changed. The fluid was a little dark, but no burnt smell at all, giving me the info that would seem like it wasn't ran too hard.

      Here is the hole in the pan, you might have noticed it in earlier pics...
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      Inside the pan, you can see the factory filler neck plug, indicating the pan has never been off. You can also see the fluid is a little dark, but otherwise pretty clean...
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      Here is the pan repaired and ready for service. New filter was installed, pan was wiped clean, as well as the magnet...
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      Next up will be the final install of the motor, trans, and Tcase.
       
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      ...And we appreciate it...:biggthump
       
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      That's why i do it brother!
       
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      On the way home

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      Off loaded and ready to start tearing into it

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      since I still need to clear out the bed, I decided to pull the fenders out and set them up on there. Gonna bring the header panel and all the other parts in Thursday. I'll get the header panel mounted up so I can see where the coolers are going to go, then I'm starting on putting the rear axle in.

      She doesn't run yet, but like Rick said, i was pressed hard for time and had to go. Got plenty of stuff to do until he gets up here though.
       
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      got some updates....

      [​IMG]

      When I installed the rear, I made a mistake...

      I centered the rear diff, not the entire axle, so now it's off to one side. I'll redo it once I pull the bed for paint. Ugh. So aggravated at myself. When I did the 9", it was centered in the axle tubes, the sterling is not. oh well. stuff happens

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      also got all the old brackets cut off and ground down on the 50, and ordered a 3 link kit from Barnes using their new Enduro Joints. going to run the 3rd link on the passenger side of the axle.
       
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      ...Good...I'm not the only one that does this kind of stuff..:p:

      ...I always figure it out after I get to thinking Boy, that sure went well today..:D

      ..Is that front end hooked up? look at that droop..:eek:
       
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      yea, in that pic, it was hooked up. I had it strapped at 16" from the bottom of the frame. Going for the same with the 3 link. Going to use these arms on my Jeep with the old axles from D.
       
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      so today started out here:
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      pulled the old axle the rest of the way, removed the shocks and arms, then cut the welds off the bumper to get it out of the way. (the guy who was doing most of the building back in SD tacked the bumper mounts to the frame)

      So then I disconnected everything I was afraid of cooking with the torch
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      Then I went to cutting...

      First was the battery tray. The battery will not be in the engine compartment, so i wanted to get rid of that to allow some wiggle room for other things i may want under the hood
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      Next up were the 94 radiator support mounts. They were useless to me since they didn't line up, so off they went.
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      Then I pulled the bumper and could really start to see things happening now
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      The last thing I did before coming inside to knock out some homework was cut off the passenger side sock mount

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      On a break at school, so i put in some wrench time. Since money is tight and i scrapped the TJ, I decided to just put the 44/9 back under the truck until I can afford to build a better set of axles. I have the super duties, but they are not locked, geared, or converted to lock out hubs.

      I also picked up a new set of wheels for a song
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      I started by lopping off the last part of the old cage, then cleaning up the frame to get ready for the plates I wanted to add.

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      Next I added 3/16 plate to the sides of the frame where the crinkle looking sections are. No real reason why i did it, other than i think this will add a little bit more rigidity to the front of the frame where the bumper mounts.

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      Next I used the 94 body mount flanges with the 2004+ bushings. They are not the same, so I needed to modify the top of the mount to fit the newer bushing. I then added some scrap angle iron to mate the frame to the mounts.

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      [​IMG]

      Sorry for the nasty looking welds and the crappy pics.

      I also got all the nuts holding the front clip tacked on so that if or when i have to remove the front clip, I don't have to drill out about a bajillion spot welds. (Thanks Rick!)

      I got the passenger side of the frame done as well, just didn't take a picture.

      Got her to fire and run for about 3 seconds. I think the fuel pump is locked up. also get the front axle located under it, and the motor in place.
       
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      [​IMG]

      Starting to look like the ranger again!

      Still haven't gotten it running for longer than 10 seconds. Still having issues with getting fuel to the engine. Everything else is working, and the pump, relay, and fuses have all been changed.
       
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