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Another 1200 miles. Another Dana 60

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    I left Spokane at 10am Wednesday morning, equipped with my Crew Cab (leaking rear pinion seal included) and trailer, tools and barely enough money to pay for another truck I bought.

    By 5:40pm, I arrived in Hubbard, Oregon to drop off a tranny and T-case, and got to meet one of the TTC competitors from this year.
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    At 11:30pm, I arrived in Bandon, Oregon where ther truck I was buying was at. I pulled over and parked, not even knowing the truck I was buying was just on the other side of the trees/brush I parked near. Slept in the front seat and got up at 5am, drove around the corner basically, inspected the truck, and bought it. Then, I went back up the Oregon Coastline.
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    Stopped in Lincoln City to visit my aunt who is 90, and cousins.
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    Stopped by Forest Grove to pick up some axles, then proceeded to head towards home.

    Discovered one reason there is a "Low" gear in SM465 transmissions: Portland freeway traffic.
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    Had a tire (the best one) blow out on the trailer 75 miles out of Spokane, and had to put the bald spare on it.

    Got home at 3:30am Friday morning.
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    I't's ugly looking, but the drivetrain is beautiful in my eyes. :D
     
  2. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Good illustrated story! Good looking truck I think. Just needs a can or 12 of paint!
     
  3. 1-ton

    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Damn Mountain, the way you live your life Lynyrd Skynyrd's song "Call Me the Breeze" must be your mantra :bow:. I used to be that way too, until I got married, and had some kids.

    Call me the breeze
    I keep blowin' down the road
    Well now they call me the breeze
    I keep blowin' down the road
    I ain't got me nobody
    XXX: I don't carry me no load :XXX (I tow a heavy load)

    Ain't no change in the weather
    Ain't no changes in me
    Well there ain't no change in the weather
    Ain't no changes in me
    And I ain't hidin' from nobody
    Nobody's hidin' from me
    Oh, that's the way its supposed to be

    Well I got that green light baby
    I got to keep movin' on
    Well I got that green light baby
    I got to keep movin' on
    Well I might go out to California
    Might go down to Georgia
    I don't know

    Well I dig you Georgia peaches
    Makes me feel right at home
    Well now I dig you Georgia peaches
    Makes me feel right at home
    But I don't love me no one woman
    So I can't stay in Georgia long

    Well now they call me the breeze
    I keep blowin' down the road
    Well now they call me the breeze
    I keep blowin' down the road
    I ain't got me nobody
    I don't carry me no load
    Oooh Mr Breeze
     
  4. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    wow sweet.. but honestly what the heck do u do w/ like 50rigs? haha
     
  5. tunedportk5

    tunedportk5 1/2 ton status

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    Nice,I wish I had room for some vehicle like that. I need to find me a drivetrain doner too. :bow:
     
  6. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    Work on them constantly.

    This one has 5.13 gears, Detroits front and rear, upgraded 35 spline outer shafts, rear disc brakes, a 396 w/less than 2000 miles, and Warn 10,000lb winch. I'm half tempted to keep it this way, and keep the truck, but I have weird twisted plans.
     
  7. fordeater

    fordeater 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    that motor has power. Allan had NO problem smoking the 37 inch tires on it.
     
  8. k5 krawler 50

    k5 krawler 50 1/2 ton status

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    it looks like those front fenders have been opened up and who ever did those did a pretty good job.
     
  9. mudslinger99

    mudslinger99 1/2 ton status

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    So when should I stop on by and take that truck or that crew cab off your hands ? :whistle: :haha:

    You sure do have some nice trucks and everytime I look your buying more :bow: Not to mention the pics and the stories that come along with them :waytogo:
     
  10. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    nice score allen, people must just seek you out and your money so they can throw another 60 in your pile,

    oh heven help you if i ever find your place [evillaugh] hahahahahahah[/evillaugh]:crazy::crazy:
     
  11. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    The fenders, inner and outer, were done well retaining the factory lines and look. I put my 39.5" Boggers on it today and they cleared perfect with only the 4" lift. I'm tempted to keep the truck as part of the fleet and leave it as it is. But I can't justify having $3900 into one vehicle.
     

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