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My Other Wheeling Rig

Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by garage gnome, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Nov 3, 2019
    garage gnome

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    When it’s raining, snowing or too cold to take the Jeep out, I take my ‘83 k10 beater truck out. I also use it for odd jobs around the house and if the trail is too scary for my Jeep. I has a good radio, a custom 4” stack, pallet bed and I shortened it quite a bit. The 350 in it is a little tired, but the 700r4 shifts good still. I have some other good plans for it. ;)

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  2. Nov 4, 2019
    IRQVET

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    At least its not a Ford :p
     
  3. Nov 5, 2019
    garage gnome

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    Two of my trucks are...
     
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  4. Nov 5, 2019
    45es

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    Wouldn't that be more like one and a half?
     
  5. Nov 5, 2019
    Jeepenstein

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    Pallet bed.. You had me right there..
     
  6. Nov 5, 2019
    garage gnome

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    I'm not going to touch that comment because these types of things drive me nuts (and I'll banned if I really say what's on my mind). All trucks have good and bad things about them.

    Sooooo, to get this thread back on track, this is what I want to do to the truck:
    - new rear frame from an '87 Suburban with rear mounted tank and in tank pump (can ditch the 10 gallon keg tank :D)
    - Dana 44 HD front with future OX locker 4.56 gears
    - Eaton 72 full floater with a lunch box locker 4.57 gears
    - TH400 with shift kit
    - Dual transfer cases, first is an NP241, the rear one is a NP205
    - Ditch the pallet bed for a steel flatbed with integrated roll bar
    - Exoskeleton
    - Hydro assist steering
    - A/C from a parts Suburban cab
    - On-board air
    - Re-do the exhaust, but keeping the stack
    - Rebuilt or different engine
    - Super swamper TSL's, not sure what size
    - Might do coil overs in the front
    - New windshield glass
    - Repair the driver's floor

    The sad part is, I have most of these parts kicking around. :whistle:

    My friend did dual cases in his truck, he has a 93 chevy and used an NP208 and an NP241. The 208's and 241's have the same input/output shaft size and splines (TH400), so the shafts just slide together. I can build a custom adapter to mate the transfer cases together. The NP205 I have is a rare one that was mated to a TH400. :sneak:

    One mod I already did was put a huge 6.2 diesel radiator in. No overheating problems with it.

    It should be a fun spare parts build.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2019
    Focker

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    This is mine.

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  8. Nov 6, 2019
    Jeepenstein

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    I typically despise 4wd cars, but that I need in my life..
     
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  9. Nov 8, 2019
    sterlclan

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    What kind o chassis is under that?
     
  10. Nov 8, 2019
    IRQVET

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  11. Nov 24, 2019
    garage gnome

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    So last weekend, the beater truck had a little mishap. The engine blew up. Now its time to search for a 5.3.

    I mated up the turbo 400 to the NP241 and the NP205. I just have to make an adapter to bolt the NP205 to the NP241 and then make the transfer case shifters that mount to my transmission shifter.

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  12. Nov 24, 2019
    windyhill

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    Sweet build. Chevy's suck, but Nate you always make something cool out of what ever you build so this should be fun.
     
  13. Dec 1, 2019 at 4:31 PM
    Cap-n-Cray

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    How about a 5.9 Cummins...

    Nate, I'm ready... :bash:
     
  14. Dec 2, 2019 at 6:38 AM
    hudsonhawk

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    Wow, that drive-train is as long as a 5. I am looking forward to how this is going to turn out.
     
  15. Dec 2, 2019 at 6:17 PM
    garage gnome

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    From bell housing to rear yoke is 5 feet.
     
  16. Dec 2, 2019 at 6:19 PM
    garage gnome

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    One diesel swap is enough.
     
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