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My new old truck

Discussion in 'Non Mustang General Discussion' started by Fst Blk, May 12, 2016.

  1. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I've had the whole rear axle out once already when I broke it!!!
     
  2. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Shouldn't be bad then. My ubolts were rusted to the arms. Had to cut them and then beat them top down till they dropped out. Wish I had new springs and shocks to put in while I was in there.


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  3. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    mine came apart pretty easy
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  4. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Lucky lol. There was no way I could bust the ubolt bolts. They were on there. Tried for a couple minutes on all 4 and broke out the cut off wheel. My first time with trailing arms. Who would have knew they acted like huge cantilevers lol.


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  5. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I had to heat the nuts on the U-bolts but they came off. I reused them!
     
  6. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Made my decision easier considering the blocks came with new ubolts.


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  7. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Spoke with Craig on the phone today and we got to talking about my old truck.
    I’m still hacking away at it. Installed a new tilt column and steering wheel. Also started putting a set of late model seats in it. It’s a little tighter than what I would have like but the st well. Also finally ditched the old 3 speed 350t and put a 700r4 in it. Stilling finishing up that swap.

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    Also starting to try to fix the smashed bedside. I bought a set of long bed bedsides for patch material. If it doesn’t turn out to my liking then I’ll still end up putting a full bedside on the driver side. [​IMG]


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  8. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    looking good! Hoe does it sit since you lowered it?
     
  9. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    This is with the wheels off my dads 90 Silverado my brother ended up with. [​IMG]


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  10. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Still got 3 inch lowering springs to put in the rear to getting it sitting level.


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  11. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    oh, that sits pretty nice. I thought it would be lower. I want to lower mine but if its too low i cant use it as a truck
     
  12. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    I wanted sporty low not slammed.


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  13. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    700R4 is basically a 4 speed turbo 400, correct?
     
  14. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    It’s the non electronic 4l60e.


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  15. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Thread revival...

    Still plugging away at this old truck. Pulled the 350/700r4 this morning to make way for a modern LS 5.3/4l60e combo. Hoping to have it all buttoned up by the spring to retire my sunfire.

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    One last pic before she went under the knife...
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  16. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    And the new heart. Still got to cut down the harness and have it reprogrammed. Lots of work ahead.
    Bought new engine mounts and transmission cross member from a place called IFS in Texas. https://www.ifabspeed.com/shop
    The originals were shot. Spent 45 minutes unbolting the stands from the frame and everything pretty much fell apart when I pulled the engine so I think new was a wise move.

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  17. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    I hope you get it done sooner rather than later if it means freeing you from driving around in a Sunfire! :p
     
  18. cmayna

    cmayna DILLIGARA? Donator

    Nice.......if you like Chebbie truxs
     
  19. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I might be interested in the 350/700R4 if you're looking to sell it (if you haven't already). My Chebbie truck needs an OD and my station wagon needs an engine...
     
  20. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    The guy from work has flaked out on me twice now. If you truly want it come and pick it up. We will come to good terms I’m sure.


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