Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

A few of my latest mods w/pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FRIZZLEFRY, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2001
    Posts:
    3,271
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Clovis CA
    Wud up yall :D I broke my tranny in half way back in September and didnt get the truck back together til a few weeks ago.I put a 465 with an ORD 32 spline output and GM hydro clutch in in place of the 350.
    This is one of two covers I built to cover the hole in the floor.The one I have had on there for the past few years was cardboard :p This one be .090 alluminum and its two pieces so I didnt have to do alot of welding.And my Doubler adaptor almost touches the seat.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    This is my trans mount.The crossmember is 1.5 x.25 wall square tube and nothing hangs below the frame.
    [​IMG]
    This is the front mount for my anti wrap bar.Its all .5" cold rolled.The bushing eye is 2x.375 wall DOM that I bored to 1.5 for the bushing.Its bolted to the frame with four bolts through existing holes.
    [​IMG]
    This is the axle mount.Its .25" hot rolled,bushing eyes are DOM,and the holes are 6" apart.The bushings are front spring front eye bushings with no sleeve so I could run a .75" bolt.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    This is the bar all installed.The bar is 1.5x.25" wall square tube and thats a 2.5" Jonny Joint on the end.The front mount aint as close to the exhaust as it looks in the pics.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    This is my little skid plate.Its 36x36x.5" 6061 Gonna skin it with some UHMW and tig some reinforcement to the top side when I get time.Gonna use button head allens instead of bolts also.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I think I might have a fuel leak somewhere.I can smell fuel sometimes but I cant seem to track it down :p: [​IMG]

    Being flat is cool :D .I have been flat for a few years but never made time for the skid.
    [​IMG]

    I took it to Moonlight Madness last weekend for its maiden voyage.Other than making the 9year old girl that was my copilot cry when I rolled backwards off a 6 foot ledge and stood it up on the back bumper,it worked great :D

    I am ready for Blazerfest :thumb:
     
  2. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

    Joined:
    May 26, 2003
    Posts:
    9,995
    Likes Received:
    134
    NICE! :waytogo:
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2000
    Posts:
    36,180
    Likes Received:
    1,388
    Location:
    E-town baby!
    Nice work!!

    How do you like the SM 465 over the TH350 for wheelin?

    Rene
     
  4. marv_springer

    marv_springer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2001
    Posts:
    2,781
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Mesa, Arizona
    Nice work Chris.....
    [​IMG]
    Flat belly is the way to go...

    Marv
     
  5. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Posts:
    16,487
    Likes Received:
    1,192
    Location:
    So Cal.
    bitchen clean work man, i am dig it. :waytogo:
     
  6. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2006
    Posts:
    11,232
    Likes Received:
    490
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Sweet!! Me likey

    :bow: :bow:
     
  7. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2004
    Posts:
    3,951
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin,TX
    Nice work!!

    How much did that .5" aluminum set you back??:eek1:
     
  8. berserker

    berserker 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2005
    Posts:
    127
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    columbus,ohio
    good job on eeverything. looks great.
     
  9. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2003
    Posts:
    4,395
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    VA
    Good work. That anti wrap bar is a great idea, really simple and effective.
     
  10. lamberthkp

    lamberthkp SITFU Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Posts:
    1,468
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    West TN
  11. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2001
    Posts:
    32,076
    Likes Received:
    55
    Location:
    .
    What vehicle is that rear D70 out of?
     
  12. scrappyk5

    scrappyk5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2002
    Posts:
    2,099
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    virginia
    looks great. watch out on that aluminum, the prices are going crazy and you might find it missing one day. ;)

    oh, check under your gas tank straps. they collect moisture and i have seen fuel leaks from there.
     
  13. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2004
    Posts:
    14,681
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    High velocity, Low altitude
    Wow. That looks great.
     
  14. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2001
    Posts:
    5,118
    Likes Received:
    173
    Location:
    Williamstown, NJ USA
    looks sweet...


    I love doing stuff like that from the steel yard....
    someday I may flatbelly mine... and do some other work.... :bow:


    we have a steel shop around here where it is by the pound...

    I was going to buy a ramsey between the frame winch mount...
    but they wanted $80 plus shipping and it was 1/8" thick...

    so I went and got a piece of C channel that was 35" long x 12" wide and is 3/8" thick.... boy is it sturdy..... oh and only cost me $40 :haha:
     
  15. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2005
    Posts:
    2,609
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Georgia
    that flat belly is sexy :bow:
     
  16. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2001
    Posts:
    3,271
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Clovis CA
    For this being the first trip I would say its ok.I just sorta have to relearn how to drive.The one thing I did learn early in the trip is that when it dies,my head says push in the clutch and the brake and start it.Thats how I rolled backwards off the 6"ledge :doah: I didnt kill it alot of times but from then on I would just crank it in gear.The starter has no problem when your in 4:1 and low in the tranny :D
     
  17. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2001
    Posts:
    3,271
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Clovis CA
    Sup Marv :D

    You goin to Moab in Oct. ?
     
  18. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2001
    Posts:
    3,271
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Clovis CA
    How much is alluminum per pound right now?I dont remember exactly but it weighs between 60 and 70lbs.It was sort of a freebee.I traded out some labor for it :D
     
  19. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2001
    Posts:
    3,271
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Clovis CA
    The best I can tell it out of a 73 Dodge W300.It has no BOM so I had to get numbers off of the bearings and gears to get new bearings and to figure out what pinion offset.I thought no BOM was the end of the world but it was no big deal :D
     
  20. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2001
    Posts:
    3,271
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Clovis CA
    I dont think I have any moisture there,I can put my hand between the straps and the tank :whistle: Its pretty hammered.Thats why I carry a bar of soap in the glove compartment:D

    Thanks for all the comments guys :waytogo:

    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page