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Old 10-03-2012, 11:01 PM   #101
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Re: 1978 big ten build

not perfect but should give u a general idea
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:05 PM   #102
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What inch rim width are you going to use just wondering.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:34 PM   #103
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not perfect but should give u a general idea
Thanks man for the mockup. Looks good!
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:36 PM   #104
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What inch rim width are you going to use just wondering.
Probly 15-16 nothing to crazy. Shes got 16's on right now.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:51 PM   #105
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Not rim heigth but width, how wide of a rim, most stock are a 7" a lot of guy's run a 8" or wider 10". My 4x4 has a wider 12" rim for the really wide tire, just thinking your prob a 8" on a 2wd.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:14 AM   #106
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Probably going with 8-10 I like the wide tires gives it a mean stance.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:17 PM   #107
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8 front and 10 back is a real good choice, think it will work out well.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:22 PM   #108
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Found a good deal today on craiglist, a gauge cluster with all gauges all working and a fan shroud for 20 bucks.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:06 PM   #109
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Got the windshield replaced by safelite, they did an outstanding job. Also got the rest of the interior put together excluding the carpet.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:05 AM   #110
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Re: 1978 big ten build

what no pics? and if u need any cluster parts let me know...i got some i can give ya
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:12 AM   #111
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here are some pics
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:13 AM   #112
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what no pics? and if u need any cluster parts let me know...i got some i can give ya

thanks man!!! ill let you know if i need anything im picking up the new gauge cluster monday or tuesday so ill let you know if i need anything.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:06 PM   #113
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Got the truck inspected today. and when i got my change. there was a lucky quarter!
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Why is the quarter a lucky one?
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:31 PM   #115
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Why is the quarter a lucky one?
My trucks a 1978 the quarters a 1978.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:56 PM   #116
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Ohh I get it, cool maybe I should look for a 71, ahh I have enough luck already.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:25 PM   #117
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Re: 1978 big ten build

Got the truck registered today, and drove her for the first time in a few months. she drove good. but had one hitch, the transmission dipstick filler tube boot broke off when i checked the fluids, and i was headed down the road and the engine started smoking like crazy. somehow tranny fluid came out of the filler tube and hit the headers... has this ever happened to anyone? the dipstick said i was right on not to full not to low.... also i need to replace the transmission gasket. whats the best way to take off the transmission crossmember??
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:49 PM   #118
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:09 PM   #119
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Got the truck registered today, and drove her for the first time in a few months. she drove good. but had one hitch, the transmission dipstick filler tube boot broke off when i checked the fluids, and i was headed down the road and the engine started smoking like crazy. somehow tranny fluid came out of the filler tube and hit the headers... has this ever happened to anyone? the dipstick said i was right on not to full not to low.... also i need to replace the transmission gasket. whats the best way to take off the transmission crossmember??
Need to get the tranny out to get the crossmember. Other than that pretty simple. "supposed" to be on with 9/16 bots. Mine had an assortment. Once the bolts are out just slide it out; you might have to hammer it out. If your truck cab mounts are not on a crossmember (like mine where) and are on the mounts that are rivited to the frame, you might have a problem with the frame bending and then you will have trouble getting the crossmember back in. Good luck.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:51 PM   #120
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looking great..Hopeyou can resolve the issues your having
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:49 PM   #121
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Today was a good day!!! I got a fan shroud, kick panel, 2 gauges clusters and an edlebrock 600 cfm carb today for 50 bucks!
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:54 AM   #122
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I'm loving tha black more and more..
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:12 PM   #123
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heres the new gauges i got.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:21 PM   #124
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Hey guys I need help identifying a "posi" the id # are US 4612825 CANADA 1987 and to the right of those # there is 20G4. Is it an auburn? It has 5 springs
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:11 PM   #125
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Comes up as a 26 spline Auburn posi unit.
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