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My rebuild thread...."Rising from the trash" (lots 'o pics)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big94gmc, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. big94gmc

    big94gmc 1/2 ton status

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    I've got a 14b to replace the one that bent in the rollover. It's already 4.56'd and Detroit'd, thanks to my buddy Scott here in P'cola (he can post up and take credit for his work). The truss for the wishbone of the three link is 2x2 square tube - I think it looks pretty good. It's not done being ground on and smoothed out, but you get the idea.

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    I'm doing this in my driveway....not the most ideal work conditions, nor do I have all the equipment that I'd like available, but it works out. As you can tell, I just have alotta crap laying around, and it's getting to be quite a mess. The frame being swapped to is on the left (powertrain already swapped in so I can get driveline angles).

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  2. big94gmc

    big94gmc 1/2 ton status

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    Got the 1/4 elliptical welded on, and lower links tabs tacked on the frame....have to hit them more later. 14b is almost ready for paint. Hubs are ready. But I did have a problem with the disc brake brackets I got from GreatLakeOffroad - the bolt holes were the right distance apart for the D44 calipers, but there was too much material in the way for the caliper to fit in....you can see the marker line I made for the area that I had to grind away on one side, the other side I already ground. So, grinding took care of the problem, but I wasn't too happy that these required modification to work. Anyway:

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  3. PsychoticDeadGuy

    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    looks good., did you use a grinder or a wire brush on the axle? there is so much dirt and grime on mine, i just wanna clean it up.
     
  4. jekquistk5

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    How much lift is that going to give ya after ther 1/4 eliptical???
     
  5. big94gmc

    big94gmc 1/2 ton status

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    I used oven cleaner to get the greased knocked down, then the grinding wheel work out the rough stuff, the flap wheel to polish it up, and the wire wheel wherever it was needed, too. Should turn out nicely. I'll be doing the same to the D60, and the 'links.



    I don't know....alot, that's for sure. I'm guessing the springs are cut up Chevy 4" or 6" - most likely cut up 4". I didn't make them, just using them.
     
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    what is your welder? Don't see a whole lot of heat affected zone on the base metal. Do anything special when welding to the cast iron of the housing?

    Looking good so far, and if you need to clean up that truss anymore I need to get my eyes checked :haha:
     
  7. big94gmc

    big94gmc 1/2 ton status

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    Lincoln 135.... ;) And if you could see the back side of the frame, and the smoke that was coming out of the axle tube, you'd have agreed there was penetration. :D
     
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    looks sweet :bow: now when u come up here for christmas break you can help me do this to mine :haha: :rolleyes: i wish
     
  9. big94gmc

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    It's painted....and BLING BLING-ing:haha:


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    Lookin' good so far!
     
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    Nice work. :thumb: It looked like a total loss when you started.
     
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    I like the 1/4 el.... :thumb:

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