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07-02-2011, 12:57 PM
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Posted By 95_318SLT

The 4x4 and 4x2 use completely different...

The 4x4 and 4x2 use completely different transmission crossmembers, so you'll have to modify or fabricate a crossmember. Also, the 2wd uses a 2 peice driveshaft and the 4x4 uses a 1 piece driveshaft,...
06-03-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,719
Posted By 95_318SLT

+1 on the crankshaft position sensor. Make sure...

+1 on the crankshaft position sensor. Make sure you reinstalled it correctly without breaking it in the process if removing and installing the transmission.
06-02-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

With everything out of the way, I decided the...

With everything out of the way, I decided the easiest and most secure way to get the crossmember into place was to notch the frame and slide it in from the top. So I measured and cut the notches...
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06-01-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

Now to fit the new crossmember! First, the...

Now to fit the new crossmember!

First, the gas tank is in the way and needs to be removed. Once its removed, the crossmember that acts as a mount needs to be taked off and the small peice that is...
06-01-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

I got the metal for the crossmember. Its a 6 inch...

I got the metal for the crossmember. Its a 6 inch by 3 inch by 4 foot, .120 walled boxed piece of steel. I measureed between the frame rails and figured that cutting out 4 30 degree wedges and...
06-01-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

On to the rear axle!... For those of you...

On to the rear axle!...

For those of you who remember, I tried a leaf spring setup that I really wasn't happy with, and I see no good way to fix it. So I'm going with a 3 link in the rear as...
06-01-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
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06-01-2011, 03:49 PM
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05-31-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By 95_318SLT

Check the link in my signature for the solid axle...

Check the link in my signature for the solid axle swap. I'm running a '79 F250 Dana 44 HP HD front axle and a mid-70's GM 14 Bolt FF rear axle. Both 3/4 ton axles. I'm also going to run 37 inch...
05-28-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

Well I finally got the rest of my steering parts...

Well I finally got the rest of my steering parts (almost). Needless to say, I'm very pissed off at the place I ordered them from. First, after almost 3 full weeks of not hearing from them, I give...
05-28-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

Now its time for steering! It's important to get...

Now its time for steering! It's important to get the steering setup before the trackbar, so that the trackbar can be set up to compliment the drag link to avoid bump steer. The drag link and track...
05-28-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

Well I didn't get any pictures last night cause...

Well I didn't get any pictures last night cause my buddy came over and we had to work hard and fast to get done what could be done last night. But we got everything but the coil buckets (axle side)...
05-28-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

After setting the castor angle on the inner...

After setting the castor angle on the inner knuckles, the camber needs to be set. Toe is not as important because its adjustable via the tie rods. Now unfortunately, I didn't think about camber...
05-28-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

I finally got my angle finder and got the inner...

I finally got my angle finder and got the inner knuckle C's put back on.

To start, I made sure the axle was level on its jackstands and the pinion 14 degrees up.

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05-28-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

So with the angle known, the axle can come back...

So with the angle known, the axle can come back out from under the truck (https://dodgeforum.com/forum/#). I set the axle up in the garage mocking the 14 degree pinion angle...

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05-28-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

So now that the upper coil towers are mounted,...

So now that the upper coil towers are mounted, the lower coil buckets need to be mounted. But, before they can be mounted, the pinion and castor angles need to be figured out and set up. If these...
05-28-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

So now that the frame has been "flattened", its...

So now that the frame has been "flattened", its finally time to mount the coil spring towers. I started by strapping them to the frame to see how flat and level they would sit...

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05-28-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

And here is the second plate... 65928 ...

And here is the second plate...

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As you can see, I still need to weld up the right side of the plate, but I need to wait for a bigger welder that can fill in the gap. Also, the only part...
05-28-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

Well I got the steel plate I need and started...

Well I got the steel plate I need and started cutting out the shapes. I had a heck of a bad week this past week which is why I haven't gotten much done, but I got started filling in the frame.

The...
05-28-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

Now that I'm satisfied that the 3 link flexes...

Now that I'm satisfied that the 3 link flexes like it should without running into anything, its time to line up the coil spring mounts.

So I started by tacking the upper mounts together and...
05-28-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

So with all the link mounts in place, it was time...

So with all the link mounts in place, it was time to fit all the bars and run some test flexes to look for any binding points or points where the axle or links would hit the frame.

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05-28-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

And once that one was placed, I used a johnny...

And once that one was placed, I used a johnny joint and the remaining tube to line up the upper link axle mount and tacked it in place...

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Then I welded the spacer on, welded the...
05-28-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

Next on the list is placing the upper link...

Next on the list is placing the upper link brackets to measure and cut the tube for the upper link.

So I started by figuring out how the upper frame link fit best to give me the most adjustment...
05-28-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

Well I didn't really get into it today with it...

Well I didn't really get into it today with it being Easter and all, but I did some measuring trying to find the best place to put the upper link. I realized the passenger side...
05-28-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,004
Posted By 95_318SLT

So with all 4 lower link brackets in place, it...

So with all 4 lower link brackets in place, it was time to put the axle back under the truck to measure out for the links. So we slid the axle under the truck and centered it. To do this, we located...
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