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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Avery4jc, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. Avery4jc

    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Well guys its been a while since I've updated you all on whats happening at the henderson household in regards to my truck....

    Here's some recent stuff...

    Got a new 3 ton floor jack...
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    Finally got a creeper, my back thanks me....
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    Got a cherry picker...
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    O wait, what is that I see w/ the cherry picker? Why thats a 14ff my friends, yep the day has finally come. I picked up a 14ff/d44 w/ 4.10's and open carriers to put in my rig during Thanksgiving break...here's more pics...
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    and the 8 lug d44....oooo finally no more auto hubs!
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    So far this is the best idea I have had that shows progress...
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    It's slow but it works and lets me get all the junk off (mostly just surface rust) so its not perfect but it'll let me clean them up slowly before I pressure wash them and spray some paint on...


    Ok, I think thats it but a picture update is always fun.

    -Avery
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Cool, but that is a 10 bolt not a d44.

    It does have the good spicer hubs though...I had a set of those and never broke one.

    Rene
     
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    Sweet! Looks like the jack, jack stands, and cherry picker came from the same place. How much $$ were they?

    I wanna see more when you actually install them :D


    EDIT: What are you doing for 8 lug rims?
     
  4. Avery4jc

    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    True...

    I've been so caught up w/ working on the 14ff the 10b hasn't moved since I brought it home.

    Oh and I almost forgot...I got these from jp0863, if you ever have the chance to do business w/ him DO IT. He is a great guy, had them pulled already, had the upper spring plates, the master cylinder, roller rims/tires, etc. and was an overall great guy.

    -Avery
     
  5. Avery4jc

    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Good ol' Harbor Freight...I've asked around and everyone agreed that with stuff that you use and abuse once in a while you can't beat Harbor freight, especially since they have an extened 2 year warranty on the stuff for an extra $30 I believe it was.

    The jack stands were part of a gift from my family this summer but I think they run about $30 for the pair (3 tonners)...

    The floor jack was $80 or so, again 3 ton w/ the highest lift they had (around 31")...

    and the Cherry Picker was $200, 8 ton ram but its rated from 1/2 ton (really far extention) to 2 tons (shorter extension on the boom)...it went together fairly easy and works like a champ. Plus like I said w/ that 2 year warranty I'm not too worried, oh it also folds up which is nice. Not only does it fold up but you don't have to pull the legs out, just pull the pin and they swing up then put the pin back in.

    -Avery
     
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    Lookin' good man!

    Finally that 700r4 might almost be useful to get your highway RPMs down to a reasonable level, and we can no longer tease you about your 1/2 ton stuff with big tires, lol
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    they aren't in yet...you can still have a good laugh about my 3.08's in my toothpick 10b's and my 38.5's...lol

    yeah I don't know what it'll do tranny wise...I was surprised to find that quite a few guys run 4.10's w/ 37's...(which is what mine measure out to) so for now I'll just run them as is.

    The front axle's brakes are in really good shape and I'll check out the rear when I have time to pull it all apart (not quite as easy as the front, lol)...

    -Avery
     
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    dear god man clean out that garage lol j/k
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    lol, well actually I'm a neat freak and my garage is VERY clean all the time.
    My uncle is going through some tough times and had to move from L.A. where he had been for the past 40 years to Fresno...now he had to move in with my Grandma which is fine but he needed a place to put his stuff since her house is already furnished and very nice.
    SO...being that we had a very neat garage we were somehow choosen to "store" his stuff....I think Craigslist is calling my name though...I bet he would like the money at this point more than couches, washer/dryer, tables, etc. lol

    -Avery
     
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    Any other suggestions? Those are cheap, 8 lug, available in tons of bs and widths so I thought they would be a good choice.

    -Avery
     
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    just do the disc brake swap now. If the drums need any work then you might as well spend the money on a conversion that you will do eventually.
     
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    How about these?
     
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    Black steelies rule...an alternative would be H2 rims now that you have 8 lug stuff, but this would mean new tires too.

    Rene
     
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    k, then, NEED BE!
     
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    ffs... you just spent some money kid. What do you do for a living?
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I'll be honest as heck with you guys...I have about $600 in my account after the axles, cherry picker, floor jack, etc.
    I make about $130 a week but that normally goes towards gas/insurance/etc. so I was planning on getting these axles in (with everything I need to swap) with what I had left in my account...

    So I need rims, conversion u-joint, u-bolts, and probably some misc. hardware...that being said how much is the disc swap normally?

    Is it ORD that has the brackets to run the caddy disc setup?

    -Avery
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I currently work at the local hobby shop and also a local machine shop...I turned in my 2 weeks at the hobby shop so that I can just stick w/ the machine shop and have a life. Right now I am working 7 days a week, M-F at the machine shop and Sat/Sun at the hobby shop but thats over...now I'm M-F at the machine shop.

    -Avery
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    yeah but my front two tires are in GREAT shape so I was just going to get 15's so that I can get two new tires and be set....plus the tires I like/currently run are 16" wide so the H2's won't be wide enough.
    Well that and you just can't beat black steelies.

    -Avery
     

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