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Old 03-31-2011, 10:03 PM
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That thing has gone through quite the transformation and looks mean! I'm diggin it
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:23 AM
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Thanks! I need to throw in some of the earlier pics of stripping it down, and doing the frame up to where it was in the first pic..that was a ton of work right there.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:28 PM
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Pulled a gas tank from my 78 J10 today to check it out...virgin! had a couple gallons of ollllld gas in it but somehow it didn't shellac the inside of the tank. No dents or holes or patches or anything, dropped it, dumped it, removed the sender (all that needs is a sock) took it down to the old carwash and blew all the clay off it and the inside too..back home, wetvacced the little bit of water and broken bits of sock/plastic that were it, rattlebombed it black and calling it good. So dry here and windy it'll be bone dry in an hour.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:40 PM
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Might ought to se if you can find a can of tank cream to coat the inside to keep it from rusting
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:45 PM
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Might ought to se if you can find a can of tank cream to coat the inside to keep it from rusting

I'll take a look tomorrow when I go sock shopping. Hope that's not a special order deal. It's sat since 1996 with this gas in it, and no gas cap..the hose was clogged with dead flies :P I'm amazed it didnt gunk up or rust. If I cant find anything like that I'll just slosh some dry gas around in it
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:47 PM
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looks great cant wait till I can start body work on my 84 j10 once I finish the motor I will slowly start with the body work and lift Keep it coming and keep us updated
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:28 PM
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Waiting a gas pickup sock from BJs to get here to finish hanging the metal 78 tank. Will have to do some work under the bed to bolt it up..the 1965 bed used a different way of securing the staps then 1978.

Started eyeballing the ECGV draglink kit I got..tapers for the 1 ton GM TRE (which are 1.5" per/foot...whatever angle that ends up being) edit: 7.15 degree flop into the arm I HAVE on the truck, and don't fit all the way down on the extra arm I have in the garage..either way a spacer WILL need to be used. I have a 1" one..may even have to buy a 'raised' arm AND use a spacer (for 3"). fun..more eyeballing needed and measurements taken before knowing much more.

Oh and got a nifty black steering wheel for it from Ristow. A++ and fast shipping
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:30 PM
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:05 PM
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What kinda steering wheel did you get? Gonna share any pics??
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:27 PM
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What kinda steering wheel did you get? Gonna share any pics??

A black one, same vintage. I'll post when I get it installed.
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:54 AM
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that thing has come a long way and looks mean indeed

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Old 04-07-2011, 07:27 AM
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Thanks..finishing up this front steering is the last big hurdle and funds are low, hope it doesn't drag out too long!
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:18 AM
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Ryan, you can come over and work on my .50 cent Honcho any ol time. That's nice work.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:08 PM
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OK now we're in the home stretch, and one last mega hurdle..the High Steer...

with a stock pitman arm, .250 wall tube UNDER on the arm, and maybe 1/4" clearance over the spring, I am looking at having to raise the high steer arm on the knuckle 1 1/4" at least. Not 1", not 2". And that would require limiting uptravel on that side to..1" or so (because of the 327 crossover pipe is in line with the draglink). Notttt so great for a rockcrawler, but since I'm building this as a sage brush stomper/trail rider I could likely live with that. My spring packs are 2.5" thick and sitting on 1" lift over stock Tad perches (made at CJ spring width). I would have to weld on lift blocks to the already high perches to go under spring with the steering, even a Y-link.

Other options would be seeing how thick HellCreek 4" lift springs are (an expensive option not in the cards) and using lower spring perches (or just grinding the snot out of the radius on these..they're 7" long and have plenty to play with)..or a 1" spacer and cutting a notch out of the .250 tube and welding in flat plate for the span of the sweep going over the spring.

anyone still following this 'logic'? pics to come.

another option would be removing the thick AALs from the front, living with 'rake' (ew) and run it that way just to get it 'set up' with the 1" spacers and studs I already have on another knuckle that I can scab.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:56 AM
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still playing with spring packs in the front..hopefully can get some hours in on this week...weather is beautiful and still bug free..
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:12 AM
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still playing with spring packs in the front..hopefully can get some hours in on this week...weather is beautiful and still bug free..

I don't really have any helpful suggestions for your steering setup, but I'm glad you're still moving forward with it. Keep on, keepin on
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:25 PM
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I don't really have any helpful suggestions for your steering setup, but I'm glad you're still moving forward with it. Keep on, keepin on


Budget is down to zero again, but now it's mainly a matter of working with the stuff I have, which is good. Have to knock apart the other high steer knuckle and spacer and studs and swap them over to this one (or just swap out the ball joints..that's almost be easier..) and see if that'll work..got a welder lined up for the highsteer stuff but need to bribe one to come by and do the spring pads..fun stuff!
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:28 PM
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What's the happs with this?
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:31 PM
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What's the happs with this?

I am working on the high steer. I am completely stalled by the lack of a ball joint install/remove kit, and too broke to buy or rent one :/
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:04 PM
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[quote=Gambler68]I am working on the high steer. I am completely stalled by the lack of a ball joint install/remove kit, and too broke to buy or rent one :/[/quot

Man, if I had one I'd send it to you but alas I do not...I'm eager for you to get this thing runnin again. I think mine will be followin in your footsteps someday
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