Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by mrk5, Sep 16, 2006.
I think what we did today is pretty self explanatory:
Wow, I can't believe I didn't see this thread earlier
It will be fun to keep this updated as we progress...
Todays update: I have ordered DIY4x's shackle flip for the rear, his new comp poly motor mounts for the front, and some 1" raised 14bff spring perches .
The plan for this weekend is to start the part swapping extravaganza that will undoubtedly take several weeks to complete. ANYONE is welcomed to help any time on the weekends. Scott said he would supply free beer, and I'll provide good company This whole mess is located up in Greeley.
Anyone want first crack at the parts being left out of the project?
my proffesionaly rebuilt and babied 700r4:
A 241 T-case, eledtric speedo: $150
A 241 T-case, cosmetic chunk missing, needs to be resealed at a minimum: $25!
4" rear lift springs, tuff country EZ ride, used about 70K miles:
good running chevy 350, unkown mileage / year (came out of the 79 but who knows it could have been replaced at some point) but runs fine, some smoke at startup / small carb issue:
My CUCV cab (stripped):
My badass mini-flatbed minus toolbox: $50!
Anything else i took off the 79 (fuel tanks, doors, interior, tailgate, hood, fenders): FREE
Hmmm ....for every day you help me on the project you can deduct $30 from any of the prices above, down to $0. (this doesn't include you scott, i'm not giving you all my sh!t for free )
Nick I will take your rear lift springs and the ft springs also. Put them off to the side for me. what time are you guys getting started on Saterday?
Your CUCV cab is in good shape? Might be interested...
I'm out of town this weekend, but might be up for next weekend as far as wrenching with you guys...
Nick is on his own for sure Saturday. We are taking Liam to the train museum to ride Thomas. So I'm sure he'd be ecstatic for any help this weekend.
Our tickets for the museum are 8:30 AM, so Nick will be getting an early start because I'm going to let him in the shop before I leave. So he'll be there by 6:00 AM.
John, reference my tribute to Nick thread about the condition of the cab. It does have some issues. I think ivie29 might have first dibs on it if he's still interested.
I may take the mini flat bed.
Did you have to alter the frame or anything for that or is it just as simple as bolt on and go?
And also the rear lift springs since mine are kinda fubar.
This is how we mounted it: (with body mount bushings)
When we build my new flatbed for the79 we will be bolting it directly to the frame.
So those handy little brackets to bolt it onto the frame will come with it?
yup yup....the front bracket got a little bent though (compare this pic with the other one I posted)
It doesn't matter how far you guys have to drive to help out. 500 miles + just means that Nick has to buy some extra beer and a nice dinner. Who's that goofy dude standing around in the john deere hat? I wouldn't trust that dude to even stand up on the crane platform!
By the way, Scott your an awesome dude. I dont' know if Nick's thanked you but I applaude your actions. Good luck if I don't talk to ya with your little one.
Cool. Put me down for the flatbed and the springs then.
I still need a rear driveshaft, but I should be getting that pretty soon. So tell me when you plan on taking the bed off the old truck and I can plan on bringing my truck up and we can just swap it straight onto mine. I figure that'd be the best way to do it.
No rush though since I still need to get the driveshaft.
Nick, look at post #4 of this thread, Bo already has dibs on the rear springs sorry man .
I'll let you know when we're going to take the bed off. You know that this was on my blazer frame right? the wheel wells are huge, but I don't know, maybe you want to mount it a couple inches further from the cab because of the difference in wheelbase between the K10 and blazer? Just something to think about.
I didnt see that this thread went any further until just now.I have been in Chicago all week for training.
Anyway, I will take the cab if I can still get it. It might have issues but at least doors and glass still fit on it.
it's yours Nate
Nate, do you have any idea what went on in that cab on Friday nights!!
Doh. I thought I saw somebody get dibs on the springs, but when I skimmed through to make sure I didn't see it.
I didn't know it was on a K5 frame. Hmmmmmm..... Huge wheel wells are fine since I want to stuff some 39.5's in there, but the short wheelbase is a problem....
You maybe have some good pics of the bed I could look at? I'm still thinkin' it would be cheaper to buy yours and modify it rathar than building one from scratch.
Welcome back, you have a PM.
Nick has a decent hood, so-so fenders, et that you could probably use. Especially after chinaman's.
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