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Ryans Trucking K5 rebuild

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ryanstrucking, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. ryanstrucking

    ryanstrucking 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    So after spending a lot more money than I planned on last winter and only wheeling it twice, I've tore it down again and sold off most of the drivetrain to make room for the next level.
    As it stood this past summer,
    454(TBI)/700r4(reverse manual valve body)/203/205(JEDS machining doubler)
    Dana60/70 ARB/Detroit locker 5.86 gears. 4-wheel disc brakes
    16.5x11 (widend H1 Rims) with 44" TSL swampers.
    Art carr shifter, autometer gauges, on board air (YORKE) electric fan(Windstar). 52" springs up front/ 63" in the rear with a home made set of shackle flip brackets. thats all I can think off right now.

    My plans for this winter are as follows.
    404 unimog axles/4-wheel disc brakes with 4 piston willwood Calipers,
    full hydaulic steering (4 wheel), 4-link front/rear with Aluminum links
    2" lower/1.75" upper. 1.25" Johny joints. 16" x2.5" dual rate king coils.
    full cage. 1/2 exo/ internal.
    16.5"x12" (Widened H1) rims with a set of 44x19 boggers.

    So far I have rounded up the the coils/ link material, diffs, joints, tubing, steering components, seats and 5-point seat belts.
    Not to mention a new welder, plasma, pro-tool bender, drill press, air compressor to help in the build.

    This build is going to take most of the winter to do as i work way to much and my days off have to be balanced between, friends, family and this build.
    I will update as it goes but please be patient as it will be SSSLLLOOOWWW:(

    Heres a picture of it just before it came into the garage to be tore down.

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  2. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    How are you planning on setting up the 4-wheel steering? Nice rig, BTW. :bow:
     
  3. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    The new plans sound cool but why so quick to tear it down again? Was there something about the current set up you didn't like?
     
  4. ryanstrucking

    ryanstrucking 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'm going to be running a 8" double ended ram on both diffs (from POS).
    I have a orbital valve to control the front diff and a electric over hydraulic valve to control the rear via a joystick.
    I will post up some pics of the parts when I get home on tuesday.
     
  5. ryanstrucking

    ryanstrucking 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    LOL. That's almost word for word what my wife said.
    It all came about after my trip to TTC this yr. I towed my budys Toy down there (Bigtoyfreak) and after watching his rig and the others down there with rear steer I decided I wanted that for mine. I was working with NWF to build a rear steer Dana60, but after I started crunching numbers, the rear was going to cost over $5000 US to build with the parts I wanted. So needless to say, I scratched that idea. I came across a pair of 404 steer diffs a lot cheaper and with the extra gearing and ground clearnce, I couldnt pass them up. So with the 404's, I had to redo the doubler as the 404's are drivers side drop were as my 60 was passenger drop. I also decided to link the truck because of the leverage the portals would put on my leaf spring set-up.
    The K5 worked amazing this yr, don't get me wrong. It was a capable rig and the couple runs I made this yr, it ran perfectly fine and was able to get through every trail i pointed my truck at with little effert but to compete and the level of the other rigs in the area and to maybe take a stab at TTC in a year or two,I have to upgrade.
     
  6. k5 krawler 50

    k5 krawler 50 1/2 ton status

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    sounds like a fun build, cant wait to see the progress. Good luck.
     
  7. Citizen Rider

    Citizen Rider 1/2 ton status

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    Always loved your rig...big influence on keeping me motivated enough to not give up!
     
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    me as well. cept i had to settle for 39.5's not 4d4's:doah:
     
  9. ryanstrucking

    ryanstrucking 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks for the support guys.
    I promise you won't be disapointed with the next upgrade.

    I will post up as I go, but like a said earlyer, it will be slow because I'm working a lot and mostly out of town.

    Regards
    Ryan
     
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    Jishory 1/2 ton status

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    judging from how cool the truck is already id say you know what you are doing, gonna be cool
     
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    That's gonna be a crazy/ awesome build. You don't see man rear steer k5's, that's gonna be wicked hardcore :bow:
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    post pics of everything. not just the finished project. should turn out awesome.
     
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    ryanstrucking 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I will for sure.
    I get home tomorrow and I will post up what I have done to it as well as how it looks nownot to mention some of the parts I have bought already.

    Ryan
     

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