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Old 06-28-2018, 06:12 PM   #401
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I appreciate all you guys's inputs! Very helpful.

So I have a pretty good mechanic in the family and he's going to help me rebuild this rear end. He told me how to accurately measure the gears and to find out I actually have 3.07 gears. He and I figured up some parts and sounds like I'm going to be doing all new bearings, ring and pinion and a LSD cage. Won't be for awhile because he's pretty busy right now, but none-the-less I'm going to help him out and learn how its done!

Before this happened I took a video of my new exhaust and how its ran. I couldn't find much information on the best way to run an exhaust on these trucks, so I figured I'd make a video on how I did mine.

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Old 06-30-2018, 04:26 PM   #402
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Your truck is looking great. Sorry about the disappointment on the 5.3. Regarding interiors, you could do brown with your truck, but the lighter the better. In fact a tan would look great. One of the distinctive things about these trucks is the number of interior colors that were available back then. I like a black interior as much as the next guy, but it's been done a lot, and has become more and more common since that era. With that high-powered blue exterior, neutrals are your best bet - grey, tan, taupe, oyster. Any blue would need to have a high contrast with your paint, so a pale blue or a dark blue are possible but not great options. Any red or green or strong color is going to wrestle with that bright blue paint you have.
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Old 08-03-2018, 09:05 AM   #403
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Well I went ahead with a full rebuild. Found out I did not have 3.73s, I had 3.08 gears. Which I learned that 3.08 with a 700r4 is pretty gutless. I went ahead and ordered a limited slip diff 3.73 with all new gears, bearings and seals. Went pretty smooth actually!




Crushing this sleeve was a real pain.






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Old 08-03-2018, 10:16 AM   #404
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That gear change will really wake your truck up!
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Old 08-03-2018, 11:09 AM   #405
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I see a new set of rear tires in your future. Nice job.
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Old 08-03-2018, 04:09 PM   #406
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Yessir! I'm real excited about it. Just ordered a disk brake set up in the rear so when that comes in then I will get it back under the truck.
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:27 PM   #407
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Got it in yesterday. Still waiting on my brakes, they’re taking their sweet time...

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Old 08-06-2018, 05:41 PM   #408
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Looking good!!
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:39 AM   #409
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Well we are back in business! Love this brake kit from Little Shop MFG.







There may or may not be a pair of tire skid marks on the highway out of my drive way...
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Did the new gears wake it up any?
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:14 AM   #411
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It's a night and day difference. I took it to an intersection and tried to do that "360 burnout" because my old set up wouldn't do it. When I tried it yesterday I about got whiplash, so there's that! But yes the truck scoots right along now off the line!
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