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Old 05-07-2018, 07:57 PM   #126
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Re: 57 Panel "FAKMLC" build



Passenger side - notice the stock mounts behind the Dakota IFS crossmember
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:58 PM   #127
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Passenger side AC
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:58 PM   #128
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Passenger side exhaust flange
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:59 PM   #129
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Drivers side - see the stock mounts behind the IFS crossmember
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:00 PM   #130
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Trans and engine from below
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:01 PM   #131
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From TOP passenger side fitment tunnel
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:03 PM   #132
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Not sure what you guys think --- I dont think I am too far back although I am about as far back as I can go I think due to harness as well as bracketry/fuel line for fuel railes on the driver side near tunnel.

I dont * think * I will need to modify tunnel ...... but hard to tell as everything is tight.

Finally - does it need to come forward due to the motor mounts - or is there an offset plate that is big enough to handle this ?

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Old 05-08-2018, 07:11 PM   #133
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Transmission Removal

1) Remove Starter to gain access to inspection plastic plate (remove)
2) rotate flywheel with screwdriver to get to the 3x 15mm bolts - I used a 15mm 12 point socket and breaker bar to loosen and remove with socket wrench
3) Remove I think 8 bolts on bellhousing. 2 have accessorie 13mm nuts on top then all 15mm bolting into the block.
4) Walk off dowels and onto jack/dolly.



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Old 05-08-2018, 07:13 PM   #134
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Walked transmission around to rear of house.
plan is to disassemble for 4wd=>2wd conversion.
If all looks good (think it will be) -- just replace a few items (3/4 clutches) and sunshell and swpa the output and redo all asssembly and seals.

Next update should be teardown maybe this weekend.
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:20 PM   #135
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I would not move the motor forward. There is not a lot of front clearance for radiator / fan. I moved mine further back. I didn't have to modify the tunnel.

As far as motor mounts, there's always custom built to put it exactly where you need it. I hear a lot of guys use dirty dingo mounts. Since I'm using a different frame/clip I can't help you there.
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:35 PM   #136
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Thanks

Yeah going to try and put as far back as I can ......
but really starting to hit/interfere with the fuel rail.

May need to weld a custom mount off back of the

The part I dont get with the dingo sliders is they say its more for moving the engine forward. But this is in reference to stock SBC ....... so not sure how that plays here.

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https://www.dirtydingo.com/shop/prod...oducts_id=1372


Thats the triangle pattern for a SBC mount. havent checked but guessing that varies from the mounts from the LQ4 which I think are sort of square.
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:15 PM   #137
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I just looked at your picture again. In reference to the right coil mount stud, clearance to the firewall is about the same on mine.
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:15 PM   #138
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I just looked at your picture again. In reference to the right coil mount stud, clearance to the firewall is about the same on mine.

Thx.

Was thinking about could relocation or cutting the stud.
Will have to see but either way don't think I can get that much further back due to fuel rail
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Old 05-12-2018, 05:26 PM   #139
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Patch job on step welded, metal prep treated, cleaned and fibreglassed

Starting transmission teardown tomorrow - puled the torx plus 50 screws today in case they were tough (heard they are a bear - went fine).

Ill start a seperate tranny thread - but post highlights in here.


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Old 05-13-2018, 04:10 PM   #140
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Didn't get much done on transmission today - pulled my back lifting concrete blocks for a deck off truck yesterday.

Basically took the servo off the side of transmission using a screwdriver/hammer/pick as per most videos.

Then removed transmission pan bolts and had a sneak peak inside.

CLEAN.



Actually cleaner (lighter) in real life. Minimal friction. No metal.

Ill start a trans 4wd=>2wd thread in a different section this weak as I tear it down. And link tot this thread.
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Old 05-13-2018, 04:43 PM   #141
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Bad side is - my fibreglass patch didnt set up right.
Dont think I got my mixture ratios correct - its tacky and not hard.

Not sure if can be fixed. Or start over
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Old 05-20-2018, 12:33 PM   #142
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Trans Teardown Tyread for 2WD swap

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Old 05-20-2018, 03:22 PM   #143
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why not just get a 2wd trans and sell the 4wd trans? seems like a lot of work to convert, unless you are a trans guy and love doing that.
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Old 05-20-2018, 03:23 PM   #144
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are you also thinking of swapping the engine oil pan with a shorter version?
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Old 05-20-2018, 03:43 PM   #145
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why not just get a 2wd trans and sell the 4wd trans? seems like a lot of work to convert, unless you are a trans guy and love doing that.
A couple of reasons.

1) Couldnt find a buyer quick enough to move on with project.
2) Engine and trans were a factory unit together - unless I went 4l80e liked that idea.
3) Engine rebuild and trans rebuild are 2 things I havent done. So wanted to try it.

Long story short everything on this truck will be basically built where it can be ..... I may only ever do this #1 time in my life. This is not a show truck its literally - can I do it an make it work. Not a mechanic just interested in this stuff for challenge.


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are you also thinking of swapping the engine oil pan with a shorter version?
Not sure yet - quick fitment on oil pain showed it "might be ok" and just hang a little low. Since its a truck and not a fbody - think it will be fine. BUt I will be doing a few more test refits once trans is done to mainly look at exhaust manifold clearnace (tight might need a corvett manifold) and motor mount support.
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:28 PM   #146
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Need to ''retap" the IC Dakota steering pump holes

Bought this ...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Any idea of where to get a tap wrench that fits --- only found one and its $150
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Old 06-19-2018, 03:03 PM   #147
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Start of 4l60e rebuild/shaft swap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UOVcZf78Ec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id8hyXVhZbA

*missed the low/reverse clutch install as accidentally deleted video*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qvMx0SiKiM
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Old 07-05-2018, 02:27 PM   #148
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Transmission rebuild completed.

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Old 07-10-2018, 05:12 PM   #149
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:36 PM   #150
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Almost done with the main work on harness. Wife depinned most of it whilst I was at work and then we finished off. Ordered a fuse block harness from VP auto for $125. That should be enought finish off wtih some loom and tape.

Hope to try and finish of some sheetmetal weld ..... then get the interior done (wife will do that part of cutting and measuring sound proofing and matting) and I can try and get the brake lines done as well as the engine and trans in place.

Still not sure what Im doing on fans/radiator and fuel as yet. Bought a dakota cluster as well as a collapsible steering column from ididit.
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