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Tremendous Personal Sacrifice (Pics)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Desert Rat, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    It's just one thing after another. First I was forced to attend a four day conference in Las Vegas for work. After 4 grueling days of business community outreach (you know, Margararitaville, Deja Vu, multiple casinos, the Crazy Horse, etc. etc.) tons of food and adult beverages, and not nearly enough sleep, I return to my humble abode.

    What do I find upon returning? Once again, I have to give and give again. Because I am a team player and a loyal CK5 and ORD supporter, I am tasked with hauling two big heavy boxes out of my front room to the garage. Fortunately Dremu stopped by and we spent long minutes removing dense foam packing from the two huge boxes. After an arduous job of upacking, I am stuck with the two items shown below. In an effort to be humble, I won't elaborate on what they are, but I think you can recognize the sacrifice I am making on all of your behalf. In fact, I think I may just have to start their install this weekend in order to ease your worried minds and once again, dive on the grenade for the betterment of all. Please do not nominate me for the Nobel Prize, I prefer to suffer in unpretentuous silence without recognition...... :whistle:

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  2. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yeah, well you can double this :tongue1:
     
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    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    In the interst of helping another human being I can come take them off your hands..... :D:D:D:D
     
  4. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    LOL. I tried that, but he noticed me sneaking off to the truck with heavy objects :haha:

    'Sokay, as all going well mine shows up next week. :pimp:

    (Taken me long enough ... I've been collecting parts for a year or so!)

    -- A
     
  5. steve_kibbe

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    you better clean your garage floor, you might get those toys dirty :D
     
  6. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    That's not even funny. I'm pissed. Ok, I'm just jealous, but if Dremu's k5aholics support group was meeting regularly, mabey I wouldn't have so much pent up anger. I feel like taking a sledge to some Chalets! :yikes: Ok, just kidding I could never, ever, do that.
    Really, have fun with those!
     
  7. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Sheee, what you got to complain about? Your :k5: will never rust! :)

    And yeah... I'm jealous too. While Desert Rat will whine about driveline angles, he has one SERIOUS truck ... while I may have my doubler next week, I still won't have the D60 ... or the 700R4 ... or flexy front springs... or ... the list goes on.

    -- A
     
  8. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    It's all jealousy my friend. All jealousy. Back when I started my project, none of this stuff existed. It would have been easy for me to toss on high steer when I was building my axles in '99, or put on a doubler in '01 before I set up the driveline and body and frame x-members and roll cage supports, or move the spring mounts for 56's before I setup the hinges and rad supports for the tilt/removable front clip. Not that it would be hard now, but I don't think I could stand tearing apart brand new *unused* stuff to put new stuff in. Although I am thinking of tearing out my unused detroit to toss in an ARB in the 14bff!
    It seems from 'mid 70's to late nineties it was lift and tires ,that's it. In the last 6 years it seems more ideas have come to fruition, 56" fronts, hi-steer, x-over, twin stick, doublers, etc,etc etc (I think there was a thread a little while ago about what the next *fad* will be).
    Mabey, I just need to get my a** in gear (no doubler, so I'll need to supply the extra torque) and finish this thing....
     
  9. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Well, for those of you that were thinking to yourselves, "Why that gloating little SOB, it's time for a road trip with several Louisville Sluggers...", once again there is a hitch in the giddyup. As mentioned in one of the articles I read on doubler installs, sometimes you end up with clearance problems between the floor pan and the top of the doubler. @#$%^&*!!, I am one of them. I put the doubler together and went to install it today. Low and behold the top of the ORD adapter, and the vent tube on the top of the NP205 on the rear hit my floor pan. So, it looks like I'll be breaking out the sawzall for some modifications. Nothing ever goes as planned does it? That tacks on some more time before the rig is finished............ :mad: I think if I would've had the TH350 still in there, maybe I could've swung it. With the 700r4 swapped in, it pushed the whole setup back and the slope of the floor pan is in the way.
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Make you a heck of a deal on a TH350 :haha:

    'Sides, you wanted to take the seats and carpet out, you said so. Did I not say this stuff snowballs? Karnak The Invincible sees a body lift in your future.

    Ya know, my '74 may be somewhat more austere inside, but at least I can unbolt my tranny hump without removing anything. (Heck, I could do in motion ... if the truck would move under its own power :doah: )

    -- A
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Funny how projects scheduled for the future force themselve upon you. I guess the interior Line-X project will be sooner rather than later. That means I have to get a roll cage before that too. Ah well, I guess I'll be sleeping on the couch again..........
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Well, we each make conscious decisions about these things. The guys at work the other day pointed out that my not having a wife any more, and having six vehicles, MIGHT be SOMEHOW related :haha:

    Mind you, the trucks can't cuddle for sh!t ... so there are the downsides.

    -- A
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    I'd mention something about petroleum lubricants.......but this is a family site..........
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Well, if you mean 30wt or ATF ... I've covered myself in those more than once lately, but they can't cuddle either. :haha:

    :p:

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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Now there is a visual I could've done without......... I hope you had the curtains closed for the neighbors sake....:D
     
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    Oh yeah ... redheaded pasty-faced man, covered in red ATF... sorta like The Monster From The Red Lagoon :haha:

    'Sokay, today I'm covered in *brown* ATF from the torched TH350... grumble... but might have the other one in tonight.

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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Well, at least somebody had a successful install..........
     
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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.........Douuuuuuubler! :D
     
  19. dremu

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    Install? Me? :haha:

    Nah, that was when I did fluids and filters on the CUCV, and filled the tranny and the NP208.

    The '74 is sitting in my garage, looking very nice ... and very light, as it has no tranny, no t-cases of any variety, and no radiator.

    Hopefully tomorrow will see the new radiator going in, assuming I can find some fiddly parts, and then Monday will see a new torque converter and your tranny going in.

    Looks like ORD charged my VISA for the doubler, so maybe it'll show up next week ... this is not gonna be a quick install :D

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    Why butcher the floor? Install a body lift to get the clearance you need. ;)
     

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