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post #21 of 1133 (permalink) Old 09-17-2004, 07:40 PM
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InkDawg i got about 400hrs, i started late December 2003
it would have been quicker but i had to learn welding first
Had to learn welding first !!!!!!!!!!!

Welll I guess you passed the test and the MIG is paid off in it's first job ! Nice freepin' work !

I won't touch the axle debate as I'm happy with my TTB, but then again I ain't a hardcore off-roader campared to most peopole here.

I will say, take the advice on finding an F-350. They really aren't that pricey as they age and most average Ford guys don't want them as they're too HD for their purposes.

It should have all the HD frame, suspension and drivetrain you're looking for. In addition you might beat emission with the extra GVRW weight break.

There are people out there who might even trade you straight up for your F-150.

Good luck, welcome here and keep up the stellar work !

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post #22 of 1133 (permalink) Old 09-17-2004, 08:19 PM
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holy crap thats awesome

I have to agree with Andy & others, go right for the dana 60 front. Not only will you have a front-end that can easily handle those 37" tires, but youll also have much bigger brakes, which IMO is very important once you start to get to these big tire sizes. Plus, im sure that body isnt any lighter than the stock body, which is only gonna make you need all the stopping power you can get.
Beyond that, id go for the 60 just so you dont have the constant alignment/balljoint/wheel bearnig woes youre gonna have with 37s on the TTB front-end.
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sweeet man, absolutely sweet. had to learn to weld first? id say you got it down pat. keep us posted

take a look at TRUCK my 79 custom. 6" front, 4" rear, 460, 37s, 8 lug conversion. F&R discs. this season, i will have the D60/D60 installed, rear detroit and front ARB with 4.88s and 39.5 IROKs on hummer double bealocks, hydro assist and crossover steering
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post #25 of 1133 (permalink) Old 03-29-2005, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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hi Guy's i thought i revived my old tread, I知 been pretty busy working on the interior of the truck , also I finish priming the frame
I discovered the Ford E250 van did not have a 10.5 rear axle but a Dana60 not big thing right?
I have reach a decision on axle after looking at all the treads at the SAS forum here, I will be staying with the TTB front and swamp out for 8 bolt rotors (Chevy parts)
My decision was made on the fact that I would have to used lift coil so the pumping would clear the engine 度芭ember. I知 not planning on wheeling with this thing so I should be ok, as recommended over here I値l just kept an eye on the alignment and balls joint issues
As soon as the snow clear here I will be cleaning the suspensions parts (sandblasts is prohibited in the garage by my boss, the wife)so I can roll the darn thing in an out of the garage





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Thanks for the update! Again, that's incredible work that you do.
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post #27 of 1133 (permalink) Old 03-29-2005, 03:18 PM
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Wow. I had forgotten about your project! As far as the D60 rear goes, it should be a good axle for your application. Just make absolute certain that it isn't a D61. Coming out of a van, it may be said up for vss should you need it for your engine tranny combo.

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VSS i almost forgot about that!
i know it had ABS brake
im sure its a D60 i manage to recover the tag and the bill of material number i got was 605420 but i can't make the last number witch yould tell me what ratio but i'm prety shure it's 3.54 ration
only concern is if i want steeper ratio than 4:10
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so you literally made that body from scratch?? Thats badazzz!! Are the lift hooks in front gonna be real???

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Man, thats awsome, to bad you couldn't find a wrecked 05 super duty with coil front end. That would be great except they would want both arms and your nuts for one

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post #31 of 1133 (permalink) Old 03-29-2005, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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so you literally made that body from scratch?? Thats badazzz!! Are the lift hooks in front gonna be real???
yep made from scratch with 14 GA and 16GA steel
yes the lift hook will be functionals, it will be bolted to the frame
but i don't expect to airdrop the truck like the Army do.
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i did find (after i purchase my 87 as usual) a almost new 2002 SD complete with a v10
this was a roll-over truck had 2500 milles, but it was a bit out of budjet for me
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here and up-date
i welded shut the roof and primed-it man what a big roof
between the roof and the hood i used 1gal of primer
next week i will try to install the drive train so i can fabricate motor and trans. mount.




i fabricated the rear tailgate, this thin used over 120 rivets
i'm real happy with the final result it gave me a solid (and heavy) tailgate





since I want to paint all parts my self my plan is to paint parts during summer and assemble them in winter if every thing goes to plan i should have the main body primed, seal and painted by the end of summer.
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Holy freakin shiat dude!
Thats one hell of a project.
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Man that is absolutely beautiful, hats off to you. Keep us updated, this is a great project.

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Absolutely amazing effort !

Man this could be your resume into any of the big three !

Actually scratch building a GM body and correcting the poorly engineered GM drivetrain, by using Ford running gear and frame !

Keep us posted, thanks for the new pics

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wow, that is a beaut
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Finally let the beast out of the garage
Man, it was nice to be able to work out side especially priming and sanding
I hate sanding in the garage I have to clean the floor for 3 day痴 after
my old dog was quite happy he did not get to dirty in the garage so the wife let him sleep in the house





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What engine are you going with? Stroked 351W to 393 or 408? 460? Diesel?

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I will use a stock 351 but with price on stroker kit getting lower i might consider building a 393, my concerns is with the auto trans I知 using a aod
there not a lot place were I live that know how to rebuilt these properly
what I mean by not properly is, knowing how to upgrade them to last
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