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Old 02-19-2018, 06:52 PM
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Dont look like much but i finished the radiator supports.. chopped the inner finders. Mounted the power steering pump made intercooler supports..
idk i might be forgetting something but just ask if ya wanna see more detail of something. Driver rad support
Passenger rad support
Passenger
Driver
Driver side no clip
Again
Passenger side no clip
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Pump painted
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If you're going to put A/C on the truck, remember you're going to need to squeeze a condenser behind the grille. Someday I want to do a Cummins conversion on my truck, but building a new house is a higher priority, so it will probably be a few more years. Thanks for posting the pictures. I'm learning a lot from all of these Cummins build threads.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:32 PM
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Today was not so fun but needed..
i started by cleaning up the shop.

then moved to rewelding in the front clip crossmember for redgetity. I just cut it down and the lapped the cut edges to make it thinner for the radiator.. ill post a pic of it later..

i put on the hood.. everything fit with lots of extra room.

then i took the front clip back off.

cab off tranny out engine out.

Ready for paint.
Engine is all alone
Everything is ready for paint
Back to where i started..
Drive train
Up again
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:51 PM
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If you're going to put A/C on the truck, remember you're going to need to squeeze a condenser behind the grille. Someday I want to do a Cummins conversion on my truck, but building a new house is a higher priority, so it will probably be a few more years. Thanks for posting the pictures. I'm learning a lot from all of these Cummins build threads.
no ac on this truck... ive got no room for it..
i know what you mean on the house stuff.

i just gutted two rooms, took out load barring wall and added two 72x60 windows and a door with side lights
Living room
Office/ front enterence room.
In the middle of gutting these rooms i broke my arm... and got married..


Our almost finished living room
Almost there..
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Here is the front clip.. i just laid the cut halves together, clamped, and tacked.

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Old 02-21-2018, 12:41 PM
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Whoo!! Homemade cab mounts.. ill tig these up tonight with the washers... but these will get cut to length later.
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Old 02-21-2018, 01:39 PM
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Ok, i just sand blasted some parts... curious what u guys know of to strip oil off metal.. i have wire wheeled my power steering box to death sprayed it with acetone and it still wouldnt rust if you left it in the oceam... its like the oil and metal are one! Im looking for easy to buy really mean chemicals to make my life easy...
Cranck pully and fan clutch.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:09 PM
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Check out this thread below, Joe is very meticulous. I am sure he has the answer.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...storation.html
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:23 AM
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Getting ready for the weekend..
i degreased the power steering gear box and tranny.. ill spray it down again with acetone tonight and paint it.
So much better..
now for the cool part of last night! I'm by no means a tig welder... but id love to master it. I tig welded my washers plates to the homemade shafts... now my body blocks just need to be cut to length!!!
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Check out this thread below, Joe is very meticulous. I am sure he has the answer.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...storation.html
this is a very good read if any if you get the chance!

also im thinking i may do a .5 body lift for clearence.. any known issues with doing that?
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A .5 body lift to get better back of the block to firewall clearance (?), should not cause any issues.

Remember standard body lift stuff like that needs to possibly be addressed.
Wiring harness where they go from body to frame.
Brake line to frame attachments areas (just below the coils).
Clutch rod.
Radiator to fan centering (remount radiator .5 lower).
Longer radiator hoses.
Gas (soon to be diesel) fill neck to fuel tank rubber hose.
Where the frame fuel solid line goes from steel to rubber.
Bed to frame "gap" space.
Front and rear bumper are now .5 lower. Use to be a great thread, but now the pics are gone. https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...body-lift.html

I know you still have the body off and a .5 is not that much. The above list is just a 1 min quick list and all I can think of.
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Old 02-23-2018, 11:16 AM
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A .5 body lift to get better back of the block to firewall clearance (?), should not cause any issues.

Remember standard body lift stuff like that needs to possibly be addressed.
Wiring harness where they go from body to frame.
Brake line to frame attachments areas (just below the coils).
Clutch rod.
Radiator to fan centering (remount radiator .5 lower).
Longer radiator hoses.
Gas (soon to be diesel) fill neck to fuel tank rubber hose.
Where the frame fuel solid line goes from steel to rubber.
Bed to frame "gap" space.
Front and rear bumper are now .5 lower. Use to be a great thread, but now the pics are gone. https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...body-lift.html

I know you still have the body off and a .5 is not that much. The above list is just a 1 min quick list and all I can think of.

the main reason for the body lift would be to aid in my new front clip mounting.. my radiator is frame mounted now so the body really doesn't effect any drive line.. everything else you listed should all be custom or made to work.. the radiator is frame mounted and using the dodge radiator caused me to have to cut my front clip apart. because of this it cant mount on the frame like it use to... I'm going to makes some ears off the frame to bolt to the little bit of front clip left. i hope it works and ill get some detail when i reassemble the front to the truck..
see in the picture here where the front clip has been cut in peaces..


if anyone does a Cummins build in these trucks i would strongly suggest a 2" body lift so the motor can slide back another 4".. the way the fire wall is shaped you could get some serious radiator space.. maybe even not modify the clip at all!
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Modified motor mounts to not allow washers to come up..

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Tranny and motor are im for good.. lutch was a bitch! Double disc is heavy!
next step is cab, and making engine run

Cross member welded up... using the mig like a metal caulking gun...

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