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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mountainexplorer, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    At least I think so.

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    Are you going to strip it down or use it?

    I think an earlier post sayed it had a 454 with 14 bolt rear th400, did it also have an overdrive?
     
  3. mountainexplorer

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    454, TH400, 14-bolt rear. No overdrive. Came to $723. Wasn't supposed to spend the money on this, but I'm immediately yanking the 16" rims off and the generator to try and sell them real quick to get money back.

    I have some split rims to throw back on to keep it mobile for now. Next year the motor will come out and get a different cam and gaskets and probably go into my Suburban, and I'll sell the 2wd TH400, and the hulk will join the other motorhome and campers/trailers at my place.
     
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    Hell you could probably cut it down behind the door build a new wall and use it as a hauler/sleeper.
     
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    Didn't you rip your last one apart and go tearing through some mud pits? :)
     
  6. mountainexplorer

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    I thought about doing that with the last one...

    But we did that instead.
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    Dude, lift it and convert it to 4WD. I could see it with a 4" or even 6" lift and 35's.
     
  8. mountainexplorer

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    My "good" motorhome I use and stay in has a solid front end and leaf springs. This one and the other Chevy chassis one are independant fronts, so it would be a major project.

    On my good Chrysler powered one, I could probably bolt in a Dually Dana 60 4.56 front, and add blocks to the rear to make it sit level, and a divorced dodge 205. The rear in it now is a Dana 70 Dually with 4.56s. But if I lift it at all, it won't fit under the shed anymore.
     
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    Had the same problem when my grandfather wanted a bigger boat. We raised the shed ;)
     
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    Liar!

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    That's what I thought >:P
     
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    That thing is dying for the shark style rattle can makeover.
     
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