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Old 09-21-2018, 10:57 PM   #26
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Re: Rob's Garage Build in Process

I hope to see your truck around town someday Rob
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Old 09-22-2018, 08:36 PM   #27
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I hope to see your truck around town someday Rob
I hope to drive it next summer. But it will not have the paint finish and attention to detail that you did. Your truck is super well done.

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Old 09-23-2018, 11:33 AM   #28
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Dan - thanks for the tip - not planning A/C at this point. My truck will be a rat compared to your beautiful red one! That is a work of art.
Thanks for the kind words. My truck will be pretty but it will be a “work of check” not a work of art.

You’re building yours yourself which I truly admire. On my thread I relate the family circumstances that caused me to have others build the majority of mine but suffice to say if I’d done it, it wouldn’t be as far along and it likely wouldn’t be as nice as yours.

One minor additional piece of advice (yeah, I know you didn’t ask for one!) do the work to a higher standard than you otherwise might because you will HATE re-doing stuff later if you keep it long term and decide you want a shiny, showy-er truck then.

Really enjoying watching your build!
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Old 09-23-2018, 12:26 PM   #29
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nice work, lookin good
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:40 PM   #30
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I have the hood rust repaired and holes cut. Next step is epoxy primer.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:33 PM   #31
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Epoxy primer still wet and shiny...
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:40 PM   #32
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Still has a gloss 2 days later. It takes about 7 days for full cure. I think I have a coat of primer on all parts now. Rust-b-gone and on to the next step!
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:10 PM   #33
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lookin sharp!!
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:35 PM   #34
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Appears to be a Dana 60 under the rear. So, what's going under the hood?
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:24 PM   #35
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Appears to be a Dana 60 under the rear. So, what's going under the hood?
Yes, Dana 60 rear with power lok diff and 4.56 gear. 35 spline axles.
I am collecting parts to build 496 BB. Old school combination with maybe 600 HP

Still debating trans... leaning toward a build up 4L60 to get overdrive at a reasonable cost. What recommendations would all of you have?
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:34 PM   #36
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A 4l60 or 700r4, probablywon’t live long behind a stout big block. They can be built stronger, but it all involves a lot of green. The 4l60e does pretty well behind healthy LS engines, but they have ECMs and TCMs to thank for that.

I think a 4l80 would be money well spent vs. upgrading a 4l. If you feel like shifting a TKO600 would work well.
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