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Old 04-11-2011, 06:39 PM
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Looks like a cool mount - can't wait to see how you attach it to the truck.

*edit* that last post came in before I hit reply on this - looks like a cool setup!
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Thanks, its 24" wide so i will probable notch the crossmember gussets and inset it into them close to the crossmember, then burn it in there.... i'm hoping that leaves me with a good set up fo all three drive shafts.
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Where did you source your bushings? Really like the look of the mounts, I might need to borrow your design to mount my gear splitter.
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I also got my parts front clip home that is holding the rad i want to use, and the mint grill i want to use as well. After alittle inspection i decided that i will use the rad support, the rad, and the grill. I will use my original inner fenders and fenders i think.


Heres my original. the truck is a 77 but the previous owner converted it to the 79 grill...
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I got the bushings from a friend that sells industrial equipment parts. He had some extras kicking around... i'll ask him where he gets them and let you guys know.....
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Appreciate that, Thanks!
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well, more progress made... my buddy and i pulled the truck ot of its tent and began installing the T-case... I notched the crossmember gussets to fit my 24" wide plate in, then I took two pieces of heavy wall 1"x1" square tubing and welted them to the underside of the crossmember. The next job was welding the mounting plate to the 1" tubes. I measured from the plate to the rear axle to be sure that it was square (not that this matters because the driveshafts would allow for misalignment). Then i burned her in there. the next hurdle was lifting the heavy t-cse into place. This would have been not so bad if my floor jack hadn't screwed up the day before. So it was bench press time....after alittle sruggling, the 4 bolts slid in and there she was.




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trans x member looks beefy, but why did you have to change it?
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After a couple of well deserved beers we began to check out our final poduct. At a first glance the case appeared to be hanging pretty low. Atfer a few measurements on my 77 F250 highboy (reg cab, long box, 460, C6, and the divorced t-case is in its stock location) thats sitting in my backyard, my case was only 1" lower than the stock location...sweet.

i then began to take some driveshaft measurments. My front DS will be around 50" long, the rear is 58" long, and the input shaft will be around 18" long.



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trans x member looks beefy, but why did you have to change it?
The truck started out as a 2wd so never existed to begin with. the crossmember i mounted it to was where the hangerbearing was.
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nice build i am jealus
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The truck started out as a 2wd so never existed to begin with. the crossmember i mounted it to was where the hangerbearing was.
good reason! lol looks good man
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Thanks for the compliments guys, it feels good to make some progress.
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I got the rad support cleaned and painted, then i mocked it up on the truck so i could set my rad in to check for clearance between the fan. It looks perfect. Around 1" of clearance should be fine.




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That fuel cell is really nice. I gotta learn to weld aluminum.
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