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Old 08-28-2012, 11:32 PM   #51
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Re: ***Dream Truck Build*** 72 swb fleet with a cummins and one tons

Aluminum fuel tank from boyd welding, should be here early next week. Ordering fittings for fuel lines tonight.

Finally got wheels back from powder coat and they look great! But.. Im tempted to go a different route, check classifieds for details.






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Old 09-25-2012, 07:30 PM   #52
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Re: ***Dream Truck Build*** 72 swb fleet with a cummins and one tons

Hey,

Do you mind sharing the dimensions of that crossmember you built for the cummins? That's a beauty! AMAZING build by the way!
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:46 PM   #53
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Thanks, the transmission crossmember? or the motor mounts?
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:13 PM   #54
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Thanks for getting back with me. The motor mounts and crossmember for the engine. I looked at auto world, if I remember right and they wanted a good bit. I figure I'll build one or get some buddies who weld to put one together.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:48 PM   #55
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I still have the templates for the motor mounts. The trans crossmember I could measure for you and the front crossmember is a 73-87 with sway bar mounts.. I am still working on a crossmember that will be under the oil pan and will be removeable so that i can change the pan gasket.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:38 PM   #56
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Re: ***Dream Truck Build*** 72 swb fleet with a cummins and one tons

Hey thanks for getting back with me.

i went back and looked and I was wrong. It is a transmission crossmember you built for a nv4500.

Could you explain more of what you used for the engine mounts? and how far from the front of the frame did you put them?
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:04 PM   #57
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I used mounts from a 94 and up dodge because I had them. I used 1/4" plate for mounting tabs and slid them inside the frame and welded them. Ill have to measure how far they are set back.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:44 PM   #58
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thanks rgreathouse! I'd be pretty stoked if you could give me the dimensions of the 1/4 plate and how far they are set back. I'd rather ask questions and get it right the first time then do things over and over
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:14 PM   #59
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Re: ***Dream Truck Build*** 72 swb fleet with a cummins and one tons

Lookin good, im hopefully gonna be puttin a cummins 12valve in my 72 shortbed 4x4, got everything i need (including the audacity) to run twin turbos with a nv5600 and 1/2 ton axles.. Why did you choose to go the 5 speed route?
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:59 PM   #60
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Thanks! Im gonna get some update pics tonight... I went with the nv4500 for a few reasons:4500 is shorter and lighter than 5600, 4500 is cheaper to repair, with the fully splined mainshaft they are very strong, and most importantly the nv4500 was free and in nee of a rebuild, nv5600 are fairly expensive

But all in all if money wasnt an issue i would have gone with a 5600 and your build sounds awesome!
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:20 PM   #61
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updates:

new boyd welding fuel cell,black anodized fuel fittings and tow package.



pair of optima red tops



bilstein 5125 10" travel front shocks and 12" travel rear shocks, new perches and shocks tabs welded on a rear axle painted up.







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Old 11-12-2012, 01:31 PM   #62
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And last update is new wheels and tires. I know for some of you this is not your style, but I love it and I will be keeping my 16.5x9.75 stock steelys and caps.

20x12 black xd series diesel. Tires are rollers only, still debating new 33s or 35s.







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Old 11-12-2012, 01:34 PM   #63
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:34 PM   #64
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Re: ***Dream Truck Build*** 72 swb fleet with a cummins and one tons

i like it, but have questions, why not use a allison? and what will the color be? I like these trucks white
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:51 PM   #65
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chevyboy73: Ive had quite a few vehicles over the years, 2 dmax/allisons, 2 cummins/autos, 2 cummins nv4500, sbc/sm465,5.3L,6.0L. And my favorite has always been a 12v cummins with a 5spd behind it, so for most of this build Ive been choosing everything based on what I've driven and liked from experience. Theres a lot of good options out there but for my dream truck itll be a swb 67-72 with a 12v/nv4500 and one tons.

As far as paint goes it will remain the original white paint job thats on the truck, I plan to paint firewall and cab floor to dress it up as well as add black lower moldings. Once Ive driven it for a while I'll tear it back apart and paint it, add a/c, build up the motor etc. The color I paint it is still undecided, options are white, red, and black.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:39 PM   #66
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Re: ***Dream Truck Build*** 72 swb fleet with a cummins and one tons

Awesome truck you're building here! I love it!
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:56 PM   #67
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chevyboy73: Ive had quite a few vehicles over the years, 2 dmax/allisons, 2 cummins/autos, 2 cummins nv4500, sbc/sm465,5.3L,6.0L. And my favorite has always been a 12v cummins with a 5spd behind it, so for most of this build Ive been choosing everything based on what I've driven and liked from experience. Theres a lot of good options out there but for my dream truck itll be a swb 67-72 with a 12v/nv4500 and one tons.

As far as paint goes it will remain the original white paint job thats on the truck, I plan to paint firewall and cab floor to dress it up as well as add black lower moldings. Once Ive driven it for a while I'll tear it back apart and paint it, add a/c, build up the motor etc. The color I paint it is still undecided, options are white, red, and black.
LOL, color of the week?
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:15 PM   #68
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Great progress done there. Not a fan of big wheels and small tires, but that combo i really like. I would go 35's for sure and stick with white paint scheme.

What kind of numbers you hoping to get from motor?
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:02 PM   #69
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Thanks! The motors pretty much staying pretty stock to get it on the road, just some pump mods and an hx35. Ive had first gen dodge with these mods and theyre plenty fun to drive so the 72 being lighter itll be a fun setup for right now. Down the road id like to stud it, i have a ht3b for a compound twin setup, put some injectors in and possibly a p-pump swap. The ve injection pump will be my limiting factor. Soo we'll see.

Ive been debating a 1" body to make exhaust, intercooler, and bellhousing bolts easier to access. If I do a 1" and keep te 6" leafs I will run 35s... The other option is get 4" leafs and run 33s.

Whats everyones input on tire size and suspension height?
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:04 PM   #70
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Being a swb IDK if I'd go real high with it if you want to tow much. 35's and the lift you have ought to look pretty sweet! SC SWB trucks get real squirrely when towing and braking comes in to play.
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4" lift and 35 12.5 BFG's. This has always been my favorite look.

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Old 11-16-2012, 05:48 PM   #72
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I love how your doingyour truck the same way i want to do mine! Haha, im hopin to go gloss red, with the lower black moldings. And 20 or 22 inch flat black xd rockstars and a flat black stack! What size wheel would you go with? 20 or 22?
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:52 AM   #73
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20s are as big as id go, and I was borderline doing that.

If I have a buyer for my current suspension Ive been debating lowering the truck some, and get it to ride a little better. Try to get it more around a 4". Ive read alot about the 52" swap for fronts but seems like they maybe too soft for a street truck especially with the added weight of the 12v.

Anyone have input? Ive also looked into the tuff country ez ride hd.

For rear possibly stock rear leafs with a shackle flip, or maybe stock 56" leafs with shackle flip.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:01 PM   #74
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Some new photos... took my bed up to the shop in the back of the toyota, Bed needs some work but not too bad. Debating adding side markers to bed or shaving them on fenders.





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Looking good, love the height!
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