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Old 12-05-2016, 09:20 PM   #21
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Thought about one of those gearvendors things? Might be able to put you at 2000rpm at 70mph.

And I know this is probably out of the question but: What about a junkyard 7.3L, or a newer scorpion?
The gear-vendor is 3500 and I would probably pass on adding more things to the drive-line and any more length to the 4L80e and the 205/203 doubler, they are already long enough. Good thing about rocks though is the driveshaft mounts on top of the axle for better angles.

People want top dollar for a good running 7.3 turbo plus linking it up to the tranny and they are not small either. My best options are 6.0 pull out with harness, rebuild the ole Caddy, or the 4bt/6bt and regear the axles. 55-60 on the highway wouldn't be a terrible speed for this behemoth anyways. 75 would probably scare the shit out of fast lane campers though.

Although with pinion brakes and 4 wheels discs it should stop fairly well if I really needed to. Just have to stab both the brake pedals. Hell the four wheel discs are huge and the pinions are just a bonus but not good for continuous highway use. 6 to 1 on the pinions will throw you though the windshield.

Good chance that rear steering rock with detroit and brakes is coming out for a solid rear and a ARB locker. Could fund my new engine. The front costs about 1500, brakes 1000 at least, and detroit for 900.00. New rear is about 300.00, and disc from Hawaii were in the 600.00 range although drum rear would hurt either on this thing. Just saves 160 lbs to swap them out. I also have the rear steer electric hydraulic setup to make it function that would go.
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Old 12-16-2016, 01:20 AM   #22
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It's a shame this thing sat up so long, it has a decent rocker set up on it, had a nice cam, new Avenger and Jacobs ignition. I bet it was fairly well built.


Working on a set up I could slap on for highway driving. I think this will work, and then hang the hydraulic pump set up under the bed, and build two pins into bottom of the bed to hold it with clips depending on where I was at and what I was doing I could just pull the pins and swap them out. I would hard bolt the tractor piece and then the pins just slide in and out of the ram but are solid. Those tractor ends drop into the set up perfectly.




Went a different direction for entry. 19 bucks and they work perfect.



The tiny Jeep needed some seats as the Sahara drivers had seen better days!

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Old 01-06-2017, 11:02 PM   #23
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Sooo, with my new low internet time rule, my project time has increased a lot. However, when I moved in and reclaimed the garage, I just kind of piled stuff in. A small garage remodel and paint is very much in order. First I had to think about where the most useless space was. I figured the front of the garage since really you can't park in front or behind the cars easily with the motorcycle. This needed to be done before I move on to the monster. Plus the M715 got moved to the yard when the Caddy joined the family.

The Start.





The wife and I have a running agreement that she is allowed a spot in the garage! And the poor yard art. I really need a canon for the other side of the yard. My neighbors may get a little nervous.

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Old 01-06-2017, 11:11 PM   #24
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After realizing I was using at least two to three foot of my workbench for storage, I decided I could trim it down two feet. Ended up with a lot of room over all and I cleared some room back in the driveway for the monster. I think I am going to paint the garage black on the bottom, run a chrome strip in the middle and a light gray on top. I may get a rolling 48 inch tool box /work bench eventually. It was to cold to paint today.




I ran out of time but realized from the pop noise, I shattered one of my TJ KC lights trying to push the ole beast back on the driveway. Meh, I will push it back on tomorrow. Hard to believe the TJ has 35's on it.

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Old 02-06-2017, 08:30 PM   #25
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Soooo Sergio called me today and wanted my Caddy 500, TH400 and what ever else I wanted to give him. A few hours later and walla!





I was going to paint and decorate the garage today. It is coming along nicely though.
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Old 02-11-2017, 09:16 PM   #26
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What an ass whipping! I am ready to get back to work on the beast now. Eventually I will do the floor.

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Low internet time? Garage and the truck are looking good.
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:21 AM   #28
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Low internet time? Garage and the truck are looking good.
Yeah, about an hour day during useful hours. Internet is a complete waste of time. I do my shit during the day, hang with the wife a bit in the evenings then go to the gym at night. Now if I am watching movies at night I might browse a while.
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Getting closer. Met a guy at Redneck with Paychecks to pick up my 100k LQ4. Taking some measurements on the tranny and T case, looking for some mounts. I need to clean up the engine compartment before I start slapping things in. He forgot my harness but it will be three wire hook up, 4L80e ready and have a gas pedal and covers. He has a company out of Kansas that sells street rod or whatever swaps. His wife called him halfway down and was like "Did you mean to leave this box on the counter". He doesn't clean them up on purpose so you can see how they were pulled. I swapped the 05 450x for it I got in trade a few weeks ago. Pretty square deal I think.

Holy crap there were some giant trucks out there. Made my truck look like a toy.
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Nice work on the garage. I've been wanting to do something similar plus s floor coating.
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Old 04-05-2017, 04:28 PM   #31
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did you have it up for sale on pirate?
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:51 PM   #32
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did you have it up for sale on pirate?
No. Might have been the original guy or the other one I had. You might have seen it on the off-road trader page on Facebook. I am not married to anything I own! This thing will be a blast finished but some days I long to build another low mileage LCG TJ or LJ (IE less fab work). Then other days I push on and start researching supercharges, lockers, fuel cells and shifters for this thing. The big money items are done and in reality it could be running fairly easily. Still torn on yanking the rear steer and just slapping a straight axle in there. Could fund the rest of it.
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Ya steering axles are bringing crazy money
I got lucky and got both axles for 1200 with brakes and driveshafts

My last set i got for 500 for both
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Ya steering axles are bringing crazy money
I got lucky and got both axles for 1200 with brakes and driveshafts

My last set i got for 500 for both
Yeah they average about 1200 stock. I would think with the custom brakes on the corners, the fact the pumpkin has been flipped so it turns proper for rear steer, and it has a Detroit, with the hydraulics, it should do well if someone needed one for a buggy. While I think my rod would hold great, I am just not sure I need it or want the hassle of swapping the rods and hydraulics in and out. Plus I want ARB's front and rear. Or at least lock outs in the front and a ARB rear.
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The brake kit you got is about 400 per wheel. Im too cheap for all that
I building a 96 ford explorer now with 2.5 tons and 44 inch tires. I hope to take it for a test run to bridgeport next Saturday
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Getting her ready for the ole 6.0. Figure while she is stripped down I should paint what I can. Looks like the ole drive by wire is going to fit perfectly.


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Bought a new 220v plasma the other day. Seriously not sure why I waited so long. Cut those old mounts like butter. Then after an hour of cutting and using the long blow air hammer I got those damn frame rivets out from the original mounts and tested my new Novak mounts. When the Novak guy said it should be an easy drop in he wasn't kidding. The damn original shock mount hole lines up with a hole in the new motor mount. So if my measurements are right I should just have to weld it in. I like the fact the mounts go up, down, and side to side. I can't decide how clean I want the frame rail no one will ever see. I think it has had three different engines in there. Should have plenty of room for radiator, inter cooler and tranny cooler now.

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4 hours and one grinding wheel later! Those back 4 motor mounts were on my last nerves. Those weird flat plates, not so much. If I can get the firewall cleaned up and painted maybe I can stab the motor next week. I may hire or lure me a professional welder to come over and show me the ropes on my new set up at least for the motor mounts.Been a while since I have messed with any welding. I don't mind practicing while making the cross members but the motor mounts I want in good.I guess I could bolt them in and then tack them good. Just for a little insurance.

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Good enough for government work! Now I can stab the drive-train.*

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