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Krawl5 4l80 pain in my ____!

83 Jimmy drw 60 & 70hd, 44 boggers, 4l80e, 205 and other goodies

Ricky Bobby

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Mean while i bought at dually dana60. Moved into the new house, got married and the 1 ton swap got put on hold. 2 years it set frowning at me. Just waiting.
 

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Bought a dana70hd for the rear for $150. Boy is that thing heavy. Took out 4 grown men. Put 14 bolt srw hubs on it to match the front width and bought kurts rear disc brake kit. Got a killer deal on a yukon locker.
 

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Need a more recent pic but had to get a yukon diff cover because sexy. Not shown in this pic tho

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That pic was with the wifes 42's. Ill get to her truck later. Those new 7" shackles from diy4x look so so good
 

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Its good quality stuff. Theres a few things that arent weld on. I only have a little 110 wirefeed sparkler. Friends let me borrow there's or helped me. Spent years saving parts up
 

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Got a 15,000 industrial warn winch from 4wheelparts garage sale for $300. Gaaa i love my friends. My buddy that works there walked with me pointing everything good out and got me the hook up. No line but ill get synthetic at somepoint.

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Mean while a friend needed to get his dually out of his apartments before they towed it. I offered free storage at my place because hes a good kid. Long story short he gave it to me. I robbed the 454 out of this 91gmc dually. SWEET running and all. Before i took the motor out i tried doing a burnout. Didn't work out to well. Burnt the transmission up. Just my luck...
 

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Mean while a friend needed to get his dually out of his apartments before they towed it. I offered free storage at my place because hes a good kid. Long story short he gave it to me. I robbed the 454 out of this 91gmc dually. SWEET running and all. Before i took the motor out i tried doing a burnout. Didn't work out to well. Burnt the transmission up. Just my luck...
A free 454 is worth having to deal with a dead trans. Good day in the acquisition department.
 

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So anyways i pull the 454 and 2wd th400 together. Wanted to build the th400 for the ole k5. I pull it and found GOLD!!!! Thank sweet baby Jesus all 8 pounds 9oz's! Its a 4L80E Wooohooo! Granite its the old style but non the less a FREE 4l80e. Except the fact i toasted it trying to do a burn out...
 

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Well i start looking into it and since i hate computers i bought the transgo full manual shift kit. That day chase approved me a 10k credit line... oh mother mary i just messed up.... i bought the winter art carr shifter, a 2,000 stall converter, 300m input shaft harden steel front drum to hold 5 clutches instead of 4. Cuz mores always better =))
 

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Seen a guy that posted a th400 205. Me being addicted to big indestructible things i needed it

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Playing in her truck really made me miss my ole k5. At this point id had her for 6 years and shes been down 2 years. I broke down. My wife and i are all ready married but having our actually ceremony at a local ohv park called river run. Its beautiful out there. When we first started talking about marriage i said idc where its at as long as k5 is there. She said ok. Fast foward she LIED!!!! Lies i tell you, now no funds, lost my job and i got a wedding to pay for and still no k5.
 

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Long story short i racked up my credit cards on parts he he >=) and now have plenty of time to work on the truck. No i promise it wasnt in the plan lol.
 

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Unfortunately i dont have a shop, no welder and spent a fortune on sawzall blades. I only wish i had a concrete slad or a big air compressor. I did everything with wrenches, an A frame and a LOT of will power.
 

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Found a job that didn't last long but long enough to buy a good cage that a guy had cut out of another k5 crawler. Drove down to austin and did 120mph back i was so happy. All 120 dom tubing.
 
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