Slowly but surely, the 1988 V20 Sub

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  1. 78K30

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    Not sure, I’d have to ask the guy that owns it
     
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    @GWeakland620 caught me posting on Facebook and told me I should update the thread, so here we are! Last Tuesday I got some ambitions after work and got the NV4500 finally cut out of the pos K2500 it was in. lo and behold the PO wasn’t full of it and it did actually have a new clutch in it.

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    Need to get the hydraulics ordered that way if the world ends I can work on this at home. May eat that done tomorrow morning.

    It was hot and humid Thursday afternoon so I finally got motivated enough to get the passenger window working and reinstall the door panel.

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    this yielded a pair of very happy pups since the window can finally be rolled down.

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    The most exciting part, yesterday I hauled off the maroon truck to the crusher then brought these home

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    These came from an M1008 with only 15,000 miles on it, the guy traded them to the yard owner for some rebuilt 3.73 geared 3/4 ton axles. So his loss is my gain! I had to do some horse trading which resulted in no longer having a 5.9 for the burb but that’s ok. The 350 should provide plenty of reliable service especially with the NV4500 and 4.56 gears.
     
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    You traded a 6BT for a set of CUCV axles? :screwy:
     
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    I mean...congrats on graduating to the big boy club! :thumb:
     
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    All depends on the condition of the 5.9 what he paid for it. Cost to replace if that’s the goal. What the 60 is worth in his area. The will to do a Cummins swap.
    So many factors.
     
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    Good update!
     
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    I did. This is a swap I’ll actually have time to pull off. I don’t want this truck to be a yard ornament anymore so the ol 350 stays for the foreseeable future

    these are the exact factors that went through my head. Between work, the farm, the other vehicular maintenance, and tinkering with the Harley I just do not have time to dive into a massive engine refresh an retrofit like a 5.9 swap. While the 350 is boring and the TBI isn’t perfect (I’ll deal with that when it warms up) it gets the job done and is cheap to keep going. Plus with the exhaust I have on it I always get compliments on how it sounds :pimp:

    Thanks Greg! Hopefully I can get some stuff rounded up and start posting some actual truck torn apart type upgrades
     
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    Been busy tackling small projects the last couple evenings. Nothing major but I can now pull trailers and have functional trailer lights so that’s a plus.

    removed this hacked crap from the back

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    And installed one connector instead of the three someone had botched in

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    Sally had been laying around watching me work on this so a reward ride was in order. The scenery sure didn’t disappoint

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    Yesterday’s project was ditching the towing mirrors in favor of the 70’s style that tucks in close to the doors. The worst about these is the generally rip the top mount out of the door. So I whipped up a couple short straps with nuts welded on really quick and set about ripping the doors apart.

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    And mirrors on.

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    Not only do they look much better but they’ll allow me to be lazy and drive it through an automatic car wash on occasion as well as fit through the woods to camp since that weather is now upon us. all this burb work required another test ride to make someone happy

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    Last bit of this update, got a $100 Jeep to use as a side by side around the farm. Gotta go back and get the good tub and the transmission/tcase but the bulk of its home. This will be tossed together cheaply and will never have a top just a cage and that’s about it. But it was a good excuse to put the burb to the towing test (and see if the TH400 will die)

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    You and your heaps... :rolleyes:
     
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    Did you just replace one set of swing out mirrors with another set of swing out mirrors?
     
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    The mirror heads are actually the same ones. Hell I narrowed the burb by nearly 2’ switching to the 70’s mounts
     
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