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Old 01-28-2013, 12:06 AM   #101
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Nice I very much like the direction you are going.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:08 PM   #102
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Looking awesome my friend! I love the hubcaps. I bet a set a 255/85R16 old style BFG Kms would've looked awesome.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:15 PM   #103
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i don't usually like the 4x4's in task force but this one is an exception to the rule. So badass!!
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:55 PM   #104
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i don't usually like the 4x4's in task force but this one is an exception to the rule. So badass!!
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:50 PM   #105
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Looking awesome my friend! I love the hubcaps. I bet a set a 255/85R16 old style BFG Kms would've looked awesome.
ya I hear ya. id kill for a set of 235 85 old style bfg mt. Im going to keep my eyes open for sumthing similar.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:52 PM   #106
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I love the look of steels and hub caps, but I'm a sucker for shiny wheels too. It looks good!
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:00 AM   #107
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So I have a bit to report. The brakelines are all run. One to do to the front once the eng crossmember has found it's permanent home . Got the eng painted today. Will do the trans tomorrow .

Started boxig the frame where the eng crossmember is goint to mount. I used the dodge crossmember . This is going to save me lots of time fabbing stuff. I was going to slip the eng back in today and do a test fit with the crossmember . When I bolted my new made in tiwan eng mounts I pulled all the treads off the stud with only a 3/4 wrench. What Crap !!.

I will get some USA or Canadian mounts tomorrow. Will post more pics of the test fit.

Then I can start burning it all in and continue with boxing the front of the frame .

Till then.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:37 AM   #108
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Re: My 56 6bt 4X4 build.

Detroit green?
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:37 AM   #109
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Yep . Lol. I figure most people will look under the hood and think I put a turbo on my 235 gasser. The green will just screw up the people that at least know it;s some kind of oil burner.

I just hope this dosent make it start to leak oil !!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:19 AM   #110
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An other cool Canadian build, looks great
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:32 PM   #111
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Re: My 56 6bt 4X4 build.

Diggin the Detroit Green
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:30 PM   #112
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Ya i got to tell you I was not sure if I was going to like it . Once it was done I was in love with it. getting my alt converted to 1 wire today and im cleaning up the intake parts to bypass the inercooler . It will look better when I have a few other colours on it . A buddy has a 56 with a factory Detroit so i thought the colour was period correct.

I would kill for these orriginal gmc diesel emblems.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:57 PM   #113
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So I gt a little more done tonite. Got the new waterpump on and new alt. My new alt is cool. I took the one that was on truck and the local electric guy made it 1 wire hook up. It's maken 14.7 Volts and 124 amps. That will do the trick !

Had to do a quick rebuild of the skidoo trailer tonite. I will Try to test fit eng on new mounts tomorrow. Will have pics.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:54 PM   #114
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Ok so I need to vent here . Grrr. If I call you and you have 4 90 % tread old style bfg mt and I say sold, dosent that mean I want them ?????? The guy was 6 hr away. I offer to pay for them on my visa , but his shop didnt take credit cards . I told him I would have a truck there today at 12 to pick them up and pay cash. Then when i called yesaterday to get dir for my buddie who was going to be out that way he said he just sold them !!!! WHAT !!!!! Like the only set in north america and he sells them after I say sold . didnt even bicker on price . Gave him exactly what he wanted .

Some people . I hope what goes around comes around!. Anyways I hope everyone else is havin a better wknd that I am. On a better note I did get a smoken deal on a skidoo yesterday . I needed that like a hole in the head but the boys will have fun on it im sure.

Sorry for the rant but I thought you guys would understand better than anyone else ! Lol.
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Ok so I need to vent here . Grrr. If I call you and you have 4 90 % tread old style bfg mt and I say sold, dosent that mean I want them ?????? The guy was 6 hr away. I offer to pay for them on my visa , but his shop didnt take credit cards . I told him I would have a truck there today at 12 to pick them up and pay cash. Then when i called yesaterday to get dir for my buddie who was going to be out that way he said he just sold them !!!! WHAT !!!!! Like the only set in north america and he sells them after I say sold . didnt even bicker on price . Gave him exactly what he wanted .

Some people . I hope what goes around comes around!. Anyways I hope everyone else is havin a better wknd that I am. On a better note I did get a smoken deal on a skidoo yesterday . I needed that like a hole in the head but the boys will have fun on it im sure.

Sorry for the rant but I thought you guys would understand better than anyone else ! Lol.
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Re: My 56 6bt 4X4 build.

So a little more to report today. The eng is back in for another test fit.

The crossmember is where I wanted it to be and position of the eng is good too. I got my intake tube figured out today as well. I have to cut 2 inches out then Im good to go.

I think the eng will be in for a bit this time. I'd like to get the hyd clutch all good to go and check the exh for fit around the firewall. Will likely do some minor adjusting on electrical as well to make sure everything is good and the eng can stay in the hole next time. It's touch and go installing this much eng with a eng hoist !

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That green isn't bad at all. Looking good sitting in there too!
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Where did you get the Detroit Green paint from?
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Hey Luther . The detriot green was easy ! The local parts store ( napa ) ordered it and had it same day. Got 4 cans . Used 3 saving the last one for when its in the truck for good for some touchup's. Thats good news abt your new eng . Too bad the 5.9's arnt as easy to come by as the militairy 6.2's. Not that I know how to get one but apparently you do !
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Haha even a blind hog finds an acorn every now and then!
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We got 20 inches of snow on the weeked. Ant no blind hog findin no acorn here !! Not unless he is real good with a snowblower .

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Here is the steering template and some photos of how mine is set up. Note the tape in on the end or a 58-59 frame which is longer than 55-57. The angle allows the steering box arm to stay parallel to the frame when it rotates. Also, depending on how big of tires you are going to run you will NOT be able to get full lock turning right, the tires will hit the drag link. Not a big deal in town but make turning around on logging roads and parallel parking a challenge. You can also use a jeep box (same box but opposite hand) that mounts on the inside of the frame in front of the crossmember. It uses crossover steering attacked to the tie rod. Some toyoto boxs mount in the same place as stock, but they are getting hard to find. I have also heard but not seen that mid 2000's GM boxes will work in the stock location to. That gets rid of the drag link interference. Also, I bolted thru because the threads on my box were not holding well and I wanted the extra nut to lock everything in place.
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Hey thanks Orrie .

That helps a lot. I built my spacer /plate last nite. Going to drill some holes tonite and weld it to the frame . Thanks again !!!!

Going to go to the wreckers soon and track down some steering joints to finish it all up.
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Nice progress! But, now that poor thing is going to start driping like a driptroit.

Word of advice, call auto world in Montana and buy a pair of poly engine mounts. They are like $70ea, but hold power and don't break. Keep up the good work, it does look good. The green will make it look OE to a non knowing person first glance.
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Hey thanks . Thats a true complement coming from you . Do you know if there is a fuel filter I can use that dosent have the hole i the bottom for the water sensor ? JUst thought since it isnt getting used I would delete it . Also I'd like to know what the solinoid looking thing is on the side of the inj pump. Has a 1/4 ish line going up behind the pump and a electrical spade on the other end.

Sorry to hear abt your tranny. Im sure you will be going in no time .

Thanks again
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