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lghtng2 09-29-2010 02:07 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
thanx for posting pics on the frame conversion, will probably be doing the same myself

Dieselwrencher 09-29-2010 03:52 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Honestly, I think it is a lot less work than swapping a frame under your body. And it would be even less work if you didn't care about filling in all the holes and e-brake mount holes.

dammitmitchell 09-29-2010 06:06 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
your engine grounding strap needs to lay off the steroids!
hahaha

Dieselwrencher 09-29-2010 11:43 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
:lol: You want a good ground when it's cold out.

lowrollin70gmc 09-30-2010 03:47 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
If you're jokin' on that ground strap, don't ask about my 0/3 running from the battery to block on my burb.

A few questions though: I'm doing almost this same thing to my 68 K20 Burb(my parts truck is a 91 dodge 3/4 4x4 5 speed NP205 D60/D70) and was wondering if the dodge front axle mounts lined up or if you had to "finesse" the springs to bolt it up? And also what size fuel lines will you be using?

Subscribing for when I do my cummins swap.

86k20mudddigger 09-30-2010 04:46 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
the things i would do for that truck...lol
Great looking truck man

Dieselwrencher 10-05-2010 11:28 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Thanks.

Well after I finish the 04 ford I'm doing, I'll get this back in the shop. I think I'm going to set the engine farther back in the frame, and redo my RH side of my engine crossmember to allow for more clearance on the differential housing. Another thing I forgot, on my cowl hood. Once I actually bolted hinges on this truck, the back of the scoop did hit. So I will have to trim it when I fix the front portion of it that cracked from snow and water getting in it and cracking the bond this winter.
http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/IMG_0640.jpg

Dieselwrencher 10-18-2010 06:31 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
No more progress, but here's the newest piece for the truck. I will say, it looks nicer in person than in the catalogs. :lol:

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...r/IMG_1466.jpg

watahyahknow 10-18-2010 08:26 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
wow a new cardboard box

Dieselwrencher 10-18-2010 11:44 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Yeah, a really expensive card board box! :lol:

nickp51chevy 10-18-2010 11:58 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Cool build. With all these diesels running around it makes me kinda wanna put one in my rig.

Dieselwrencher 10-19-2010 02:31 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Here in a month or so, I'm thinking of building some engine crossmembers and engine mounts for a 12v cummins in 67-72 4x4's, 2x4's, and 73-91 4x4's and 2x4's. We'll see. I'm thinking of upgrading vendor status and selling them if it all works out.

watahyahknow 10-19-2010 07:45 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
maibe you can talk to porterbuild for that , those dropmembers fit a lot of engines

madmopar 10-19-2010 07:57 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
sounds like a money maker! You certainly seem to have the experience. Maybe I'll find a 12v somewhere and drop that in my GMC, using one of your custom pieces.

Dieselwrencher 11-03-2010 04:01 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Well I purchased some new to me mirrors for the truck last week and they came in the other day. I went out and put them on so they won't get lost. :lol:
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...n/IMG_1518.jpg
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...n/IMG_1521.jpg
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...n/IMG_1519.jpg
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...n/IMG_1520.jpg

The more I look at this truck, the more I think it needs atleast 33's. :lol:

abebummy26 11-03-2010 08:32 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dieselwrencher (Post 4275570)
Well I purchased some new to me mirrors for the truck last week and they came in the other day. I went out and put them on so they won't get lost. :lol:

The more I look at this truck, the more I think it needs atleast 33's. :lol:

I've always dug that style of mirror seem to be the most useful mirror that there is out there. Plus they look decent.

And yeah it would appear to need just a little more tire under there ;)

Dieselwrencher 11-03-2010 11:08 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
My only fear is, I don't want to get this truck too high because then I won't be able to tow my goose neck trailer.

dammitmitchell 11-03-2010 11:32 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
take a leaf off ehhehe

Dieselwrencher 11-04-2010 01:27 AM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dammitmitchell (Post 4276389)
take a leaf off ehhehe

I could and I might after I reposition the engine.

Dieselwrencher 11-04-2010 01:35 AM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lowrollin70gmc (Post 4218177)
If you're jokin' on that ground strap, don't ask about my 0/3 running from the battery to block on my burb.

A few questions though: I'm doing almost this same thing to my 68 K20 Burb(my parts truck is a 91 dodge 3/4 4x4 5 speed NP205 D60/D70) and was wondering if the dodge front axle mounts lined up or if you had to "finesse" the springs to bolt it up? And also what size fuel lines will you be using?

Subscribing for when I do my cummins swap.

Sorry I didn't see this sooner, I would have responded. The dodge axle is a little wider on the perches. I used a port-a-power and spread the leaf springs out, and I had a jack under each side of the diff. I was putting slight pressure on the axle while I was moving the port-a-power. I want to say it was 3/8"-1/2" difference I had to spread the springs to get the axle seated. It sounds bad, but it wasn't at all. On the dodge D60, it has 3 rubber brake lines. I kept it this way and built my brake lines according since my truck had no brake lines on it anyhow.

I will be using minimum of 3/8" for fuel supply and 5/16" for return. I might end up installing an Air Dog 150 on this truck by the time its all said and done. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

watahyahknow 11-04-2010 01:53 AM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
you could use airbags instead of leafsprings in the rear for the gooseneck , it would allso help resist the rear squatting once the trailer is loaded and you can lift the rear as high as you like it when you dont pull the trailer , on the dually scene they use them a lot and pulling two car trailers mostly slam RE 4's
you dont realy need tanks and stuff just a pump and some valves when you only raise and lower them when standing still

mosesburb 11-05-2010 12:30 AM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Morrors look good. That is the same style that I have. Very functional, but not obnoxious/in-the-way/blind spots.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dieselwrencher (Post 4276594)
I could and I might after I reposition the engine.

Huh?? Sup wit dat??

Dieselwrencher 11-05-2010 12:47 AM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mosesburb (Post 4278363)
Morrors look good. That is the same style that I have. Very functional, but not obnoxious/in-the-way/blind spots.



Huh?? Sup wit dat??

I might leave it where it is depending on how much clearance I gain after I redo,modify, my engine cross member. If I can't get enough clearance I will have to raise the engine up a little bit. We'll have to see.

Dieselwrencher 11-11-2010 05:33 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
OK, today Mathew and I were loading scrap, and I decided the old hood on the Longhorn was going bye bye. So when we came back we installed my new hood. It fits pretty well. I am still going to have to fine tune it, but it is pretty good considering the rest of the truck. :lol:

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...onghorn005.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...onghorn006.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...onghorn007.jpg

It looks like I will be removing the engine from this truck now too. My brother needs to get his truck off the ground, out of the weeds, and from a million pieces to a few. So I'm giving his engine back so he has no, "But you have my engine!", excuses. :lol: I will put in a 96 12v once I redo my engine cross member. The more I look at it, the more it irritates me.

watahyahknow 11-11-2010 06:10 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
youre brother could put the truck together untill it NEEDS the engine put in , that at least gives you one running vehicle most of the time


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