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Old 07-09-2011, 07:35 AM   #326
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3" on one of these is stock. We can't have that!

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Yeah, I thought my straight pipe 4" custom system off the turbo was big on my powerstroke back when I built it... Now you can buy a 6" kit!

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Old 07-11-2011, 12:45 AM   #327
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Your making some great progress Ryan...and it doesnt matter how much you could have bought a completed Cheyenne Super for....your gonna have something way Cooler when your done.
Very true Rob. I'm sure once I get it kind of back to a truck I'll feel better about it again.

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Yeah, I thought my straight pipe 4" custom system off the turbo was big on my powerstroke back when I built it... Now you can buy a 6" kit!

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Thanks man. Yeah, 6" is pretty excessive if you ask me though.

And I did start tallying a total together for this thing. I'm missing some receipts, but with what I have not including the engine and some big transmission parts, I'm up to $7260. I'm sure once I figure the price of the engine, primer, paint, and all the other receipts when I add them in, it'll be over $11k.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:38 AM   #328
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Yeah, that is one thing I will NEVER do again. About 20yrs ago I added up most of the invoices for a vehicle I had and once I saw the number, I vowed never to do it again. Now, mind you, at the time the money I had in the vehicle might have bought me a Nissan Sentra or maybe a Corolla and I had a far cooler ride, but nontheless, I never did it again.

Glad to see some forward progress on this thing. It all looks great so far!! Get it done before winter so you can bring it down here and we'll do some wheelin' while your buddies freeze back home.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:32 AM   #329
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Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion

trowing money at a car / truck in general is concidered the worst investment as that money allmost never turns a profit
i mean put hardwood floors in youre house and youre 2000 dollar investment makes the house worth 6000 more , put 2000 dollar rims on a truck and its still only worth 500 dollars more than without the rims
there some exeptions like restoring some classics or verry rare cars but still.....
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:25 AM   #330
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Yeah, that is one thing I will NEVER do again. About 20yrs ago I added up most of the invoices for a vehicle I had and once I saw the number, I vowed never to do it again. Now, mind you, at the time the money I had in the vehicle might have bought me a Nissan Sentra or maybe a Corolla and I had a far cooler ride, but nontheless, I never did it again.

Glad to see some forward progress on this thing. It all looks great so far!! Get it done before winter so you can bring it down here and we'll do some wheelin' while your buddies freeze back home.

Yeah, I knew I shouldn't have, but I figured it might be a good idea so the next time some one asks me if I want to sell it, I won't lose my butt. I've already had 2 guys try to buy it with the old cab on it and not finished. I might have to look at my vacation schedule and try to take you up on that. If not this winter, maybe next. I was planning on flying down to the good guys show in November, but IDK if that'll work out yet or not.

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trowing money at a car / truck in general is concidered the worst investment as that money allmost never turns a profit
i mean put hardwood floors in youre house and youre 2000 dollar investment makes the house worth 6000 more , put 2000 dollar rims on a truck and its still only worth 500 dollars more than without the rims
there some exeptions like restoring some classics or verry rare cars but still.....
Yeah, very true. Once I get this one close enough to drive, and I get my 76 drive able, I'd like to sell the 76 because I've got to get on a house project of some kind.
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:21 PM   #331
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Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion

I have the final link to get my tach working. The drive cable. My brother made me one up at his work. Now I need to get this truck running so I can see how it works. I might just stick it on another truck just to watch it for now.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:37 PM   #332
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I might have to look at my vacation schedule and try to take you up on that. If not this winter, maybe next. I was planning on flying down to the good guys show in November, but IDK if that'll work out yet or not.
Well, if you do come out for Good Guys and can add a couple days, it can be done that way also as I do have a Suburban which can carry multiple people.


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I have the final link to get my tach working. The drive cable. My brother made me one up at his work. Now I need to get this truck running so I can see how it works. I might just stick it on another truck just to watch it for now.
I am curious as to what you hook the cable to on the engine to drive the tach??
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:11 AM   #333
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Well, if you do come out for Good Guys and can add a couple days, it can be done that way also as I do have a Suburban which can carry multiple people.

I am curious as to what you hook the cable to on the engine to drive the tach??
I'll keep you updated if we can work the trip out. That would be pretty darn cool!

It is an adapter that replaces the oil fill tube on the front gear housing cover. Inside it is a drive that goes over the injection pump nut. The other end has a drive shaft and a mini gear box fits on the end of it. Then the cable hooks on the other end of the gear box. I'll take a pic of it today for ya.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:08 PM   #334
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Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion

This morning in between rain storms, I started back on the truck. I started putting trim on my RH fender and realized I need some different clips for my trim that was missing. I'll be making a list of all so I don't have to make more than one trip to the local 67-72 parts man. I also cleaned my headliner and re shot it black. I will be doing the door panels tomorrow. Then to try and figure out where all the a/c stuff went under the dash in the proper orientation.
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:40 AM   #335
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Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion

Hey i might be a little to late in the game for this, but out would be able to shoot some pictures of your motor mount for me?

Unless your a trade secret, which i understand, haha
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:13 PM   #336
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Hey i might be a little to late in the game for this, but out would be able to shoot some pictures of your motor mount for me?

Unless your a trade secret, which i understand, haha
Here are a few. I used first gen dodge engine mounts and built a cross member for the truck.



These aren't great pics so I'll see if I have any better ones of them.
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Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion

The headliner dried, and looks better in person than in pics.


Here is a little forward progress, but not much.


This is the tach drive that runs off the injection pump retaining nut. It is plastic and screws in where the oil fill tube does in the front cover.



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Old 07-18-2011, 06:32 PM   #338
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This weekend I got my hood sanded, prepped, and primered. I also changed my door panels from olive green to black. Pics tomorrow.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:19 PM   #339
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Lately it has been hotter than all get out, but i'm still making head way! Here are pics of the interior color change:




Here is dissassembley of the RH door getting ready for sand blasting:


Here is the hood in primer.


We'll see how I feel tonight. I'd like to get the door the rest of the way taken apart and get it sand blasted. I need to get the doors back on it so I can hang the fenders and line it up.
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Thank you kindly for the engine mount pictures.


What are you using to paint the visors? Is it that vinyl paint i see in the LMC magazines all the time?
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Thank you kindly for the engine mount pictures.


What are you using to paint the visors? Is it that vinyl paint i see in the LMC magazines all the time?
Yep, I used vinyl spray paint. I've used it in the past and it works decent. I didn't get min from LMC though. I just got it at Oreilly's or Napa. I wanted to make the swap to black with out paint, but I need ore thing worse right now. Plus a few cans of paint is cheap.
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Here is the progress on the RH door. I started repairing the dent from when I caught the mirror on a building as I was pushing the truck in the shop with a skid loader about 4 years ago.

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Old 07-21-2011, 04:42 PM   #343
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Lately it has been hotter than all get out, but i'm still making head way!
We are still waiting for summer here. Today it is 65 degrees. I'm trying to build a new garage for my projects but the ground is wet and it keeps raining.
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We are still waiting for summer here. Today it is 65 degrees. I'm trying to build a new garage for my projects but the ground is wet and it keeps raining.
I'd gladly trade ya some heat for that except for the constant rain. Good luck with the garage building!
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We didn't end up going to the truck pull we were going to go to in Mo on Sat, so in between rain showers I started blasting my doors. Man was it hot, muggy and misreable. I just acted like there were hot chicks in the distance so I could get through it. All in all the doors cleaned up really well. The RH door had some rust through in the lower front corner, and the inners of both corners had holes in them. The LH door had 2 cracks in the window opening and some holes on the inner door skin from where the door was hitting the rocker panel. I was really surprised how little rust holes these actually had.





Here are repair pics. Seeing how I'm strapped for time on this truck, I decided that on the inner panels I would just use my valvoline epoxy and not cut and weld new metal in seeing how I'm in a hurry.





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Last night I got the RH inner side sprayed with etch primer and sealer primer. I also cleaned up the door hinges and primed them. This morning I went back to the shop and the dang thing was kind of tacky. I put it out side in the hot sun to cure longer. Then I started on the body work on the LH inner side of the door. My hardener for my filler wasn't too happy so I will have to get some more.






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Thanks Mick.
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Dieselwrencher, know of any 47rh's (4x4) laying around that might be for sale. hint hint!!!
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Dieselwrencher, know of any 47rh's (4x4) laying around that might be for sale. hint hint!!!
Actually, I might have one I would consider selling. I need some new injection lines and they are pricey. I'm assuming you need a torque converter core too?
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