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Old 06-08-2017, 12:13 PM   #281
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i have a ton of pics of the C10 IFS i did before doing this dodge IFS. would be super easy to duplicate, just let me know and i can walk ya thru it. baggs weren't super cheap, but the mods were virtually free. only issue with that IFS on a GM truck, is the x-member hangs so much lower than the body. if you want to truly drop it out, you have to Z the frame. but i was getting like 12" of travel, so plenty of clearance still. this dodge ifs was easier in some ways and harder in others, but still worked out ok. my only complaint is travel, i'm only getting about 9". part of that is the weight though, i might be running these things are full PSI normally ... if that's the case, i'll have to move them outboard or get bigger bags.

gauges i know exactly what i'm getting. no question. i want to monitor EVERYTHING under the sun (PSI between the turbo's, air temp before and after the intercooler, air system at every corner, etc) but i don't want gauges everywhere. so this gauge set will take every signal, settable limits and warnings, and is sexy. plus a TON of add-ons to control lights, fans, and anything else.

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Old 06-08-2017, 08:45 PM   #282
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that'll be awesome. and yes, pics will be great.

now.. i think it's safe to say that we all want to see/hear it run.
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Old 06-09-2017, 05:48 AM   #283
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i have everything to finish the fuel system, need to make a battery tray and run that one giant cable, and need to button up the 5.9. i need to pull the pump to replace the tappet cover, its leaking like all the rest so it will be replaced with a billet o-ring style cover. add and lock in the missing KDP, new front main, and new rear main. but the biggest roadblock to starting it is getting a flywheel, and with a dual disc clutch that will NOT be cheap.
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:29 AM   #284
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IT'S ON!!!! and way easier then i expected too. 6 buddies lifted while i directed, set it right down onto the mounts. i had to trim a tiny 1 sq-in off the trans tunnel flange and slid all the bolts in. i was sure i had to trim firewall to get it on the first time, but i didn't. i will however have to trim it when i move the engine back like 4-6". will help with weight distribution a LOT, and get me rad clearance. no pictures full drop with the front clip b/c the tires do not yet fit inside the fenders. was close though.



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Old 06-12-2017, 07:17 AM   #285
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that's. awesome.

such a huge step forward when body and frame come back together, if even for a little bit. if you can move the engine far enough. back to run the mechanical fan.. so it. it'll save you a lot of questioning whether or not the e fans will cool sufficiently. i still haven't run the kaiser up to temp going down the road to see if it will cool properly. i think it will.. it's close to the same size rad as an early first gen..
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:56 AM   #286
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When I did a v8 swap in my CJ I had fan clearance issues so I just put a pusher on the front side of the radiator.

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Old 06-12-2017, 10:00 AM   #287
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so i'll probably move the engine back as far as i can until i hit some "extra work". the further i push it back, the better balance i'll get
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Old 06-12-2017, 10:16 AM   #288
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:33 PM   #289
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want me to come pick that thing up and finish it..?
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:41 AM   #290
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ok, so finally got a chance to get back to the truck for a few days. i have the front clip mounts pretty much ready to go, just need a helping hand now. the upper mounts on the cab came off with the fenders, so they are being riveted back on, but i can't reach the washer to hold it in place and squeeze the tool. plus the clip is still bolted together, so i need hand lifting it onto the truck. hopefully tonight or tomorrow i can get it on there, hood and all.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:28 AM   #291
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well the front clip is all bolted on, so that's the last we'll see of this project for a while. she gets loaded in the new enclosed and shipped off to my in-laws hopefully in the next 1-2 weeks. then even if i get a house soon that has a shop, i'll be setting up for a while.

i've been thinking recently thought that i need to go back to my original plan of more form than function. still able to tow and drive every day, but do the work to drop the cab in the dirt. i need to get the new wheels n tires on it, i really think it needs white walls, and the sizes they come in would mean i need to lift the suspension so i don't drag the oil pan. could also maybe move the cab back letting me move the engine CG that much further back behind the front wheels. i don't know, lots of time to ponder this ... i've even thought about selling the chassis and starting over with a custom frame.

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How low does it sit now with the bags empty?
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:34 AM   #293
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How low does it sit now with the bags empty?
cab is about 4" off the ground i think at full dump. that picture is all down
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:39 AM   #294
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the other options is a smaller white wall tire lowers the chassis by 1.5" ... so when i move the engine back i could also lift it by that amount to clear the ground.
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What about just dropping the body on the frame?
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Old 07-31-2017, 12:55 PM   #296
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What about just dropping the body on the frame?
yeah, but then i'd have to make a full trans and drive shaft tunnel ... why i didn't to start, but thinking it might be worth it.
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I guess what's more work, chassis or sheet metal. I don't think it looks bad dropped but if you want it to drag frame then sounds like you are in for some work
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Old 08-01-2017, 06:35 AM   #298
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biggest thing is i need to pick tires n wheels then build from there. just sux to be mothballing it now.
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