'84 Jimmy, "Slow Motion Build"

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    '84 Jimmy, "Slow Motion Build"

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    Details on the rest of the truck?

    Martin
     
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    Nothing special, carbed 350/700r4/208 soon to be 241.
     
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    First i have to get this finished for my wife. Clean rig inside and out. My gift to her, early Christmas.
    '83 K-5, New 350 crate engine, 700r4/208. Motors in, i just need to hook everything up.

    Phyl's K-5.jpg

    Then i can do my axle swap:D

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    Time for a lift....

    Going to put the Jimmy axle swap on hold, need to collect some more parts. Got the itch for a small lift. An order to ORD is in my future plans. Nothing to crazy, 2 to 3 inch lift. Might as well do it all at one time and be done with it.:D
     
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    BDS 2.5" Lift Kit

    Gonna keep it simple, just enough lift so i don't scrub my new tires. Besides that, my center of gravity is getting lower as i get older :haha:, so i did not want to get to crazy with the height of the lift. Had a chat with Rivman, he has the same kit and he likes it. For $650 delivered i think it is a good deal.

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    Be placing an order soon.:D

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    Update finally.
    Got the axles swapped ( man, what a huge difference going from 3.08's to 4.10's) drives like it should now. Stays locked up into overdrive, no vibes makes me very :D. Lift kit installed, went with the RC 2" all spring kit with ORD's grease able bushings and bolts. It rides quite nice, i am happy with that too. Got the Dura-Tracs (285-75-16) all mounted up. Installed the 241 TC.
    Next up, re-paint the top of the cab and the topper. Fab up some new bumpers add a winch and whatever else i think of, i am sure there will be more. As you all know.........it's never DONE:haha::haha::haha:
     
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    Great progress

    and you know we need pics.
     
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    241 puking out the breather

    Put all new seals in prior to installation, so I don't think I am getting fluid from the trans. But It's puking fluid out the breather. When I installed this I filled it just like I did my old 208, put fluid in until it comes out the fill hole.
    Is the capacity super critical on the 241 to prevent fluid puking out the breather?
     
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    Well it's not getting fluid from the trans. So it must have been a little to full, i can stick my little finger in and the level is about a half inch below the fill hole now.
    I'll wipe everything down and runner her some more and see if i still have fluid coming out the breather. If so, i will drain it and put the exact amount called for. 4.2 pints iirc.
     
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    Just marking its territory.

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    Lol, for sure. It's amazing what a cup or so of fluid can look like flinging and flying in the wind. Makes it look like it was a whole lot more than that.
     
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    Next weekends plans:

    Weld on frame repair.JPG

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    I noticed a little play in the steering after the axle swap with all new ball joints, tre's, dre's and new bearings. Well turns out, the other day i had the hood open with it running and gave the steering shaft a little turn by hand and i saw a glimpse of day light open and close between the steering box and frame.
    Gonna fix her for good now..:waytogo:

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    Well that's done, took longer to get everything installed (not enough time). What a huge difference, i should have took more pictures but i failed at that. The frame was cracked more than i thought. Stop drilled the cracks, grooved them and welded them up. Then welded in the patches and installed the bolt in brace. Like driving a new rig:D.............. well kind of:haha::haha:.
     
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    Any progress pics?

    Martin
     
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    Nope failed on the progress picks, Martin. I have a hard time stopping to take photos, for some reason. I will post some up of the new to me grill guard that i bought from another member. That should be easy enough......:haha:
     
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    I forget to take pictures as well, but you can always take one of the finished product.

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    Picked up a grill guard from Kennyw, I'm going to add a 24" Led lightbar after a fresh coat of paint. I also picked up pair of factory tow hooks coming from Lawrence. Coming together slowly but surely:pimp:

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    Still good looking man:waytogo:

    24in bars look perfect on these trucks. I love mine.
     

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