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Unread 09-08-2009, 06:06 PM   #61
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competition orange is pretty much pumpkin orange with a shade of red in it. i think the crayola color burnt orange is pretty close

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Unread 09-10-2009, 04:42 PM   #62
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Got the rocker guards bent today at a fab shop. They bent one of them wrong , but fixed it and did them for free for the screw up . Got the driver side finished, should get the other side done tomorrow.




Marking the hole locations




Have trim up a little around the body mount



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Unread 09-10-2009, 05:11 PM   #63
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I really like this build, I can't wait to see it done. No tubes on the sliders?
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Unread 09-10-2009, 05:55 PM   #64
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No tubes on the sliders?
There coming. I did a mock up with some scrap and didn't like how they turned out. May go to the fab shop again and have them bend them for me.
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Unread 09-11-2009, 01:31 PM   #65
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May of found a motor, tranny and transfer case. Hopefully will know something this evening.

Just finished the passenger side rocker guards. Got to pick up some rivnuts for the two holes where the body is double walled.


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Unread 09-11-2009, 01:53 PM   #66
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I've been doing some thinking about my axle choices and I'm not convinced that a Dana 44 front will hold up to 37's and a V8. I'm sure it would last on most of the trails here in Florida, but I would like to take it around the Southeast a few times a year for some rocks and maybe a trip or two out west. Currie's website says their 9" front would work but it's big bucks. I think I have talked myself into a fullsize chevy Dana 60/14 bolt combo and move up to some 40's. I'm not crazy about how a fullsize swap looks but have seen some with H2 wheels (or other heavily backspaced wheels) and I think i can live with something like that. The pros seem to outweigh the cons at this point. I figure build it once and have fun with it instead of always fixing broke parts. Please post your opinions!
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Unread 09-11-2009, 02:01 PM   #67
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Unread 09-14-2009, 02:33 PM   #68
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Made a cowl vent cover plate today since I won't be running a heater.

Used the original as a template.




Cut it out with a circular saw and rounded the edges with a grinder.






Marking and drilling the holes. The original cover had four less holes than the body does. Once I get it bolted down I'll mark and drill those.



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Unread 09-14-2009, 04:24 PM   #69
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Is that for removability? In other words, why not weld it shut, bondo over it for smoothness, and then paint over it when you eventually do your paint, so that it's one continuous smooth surface rather than having a plate screwed onto it?

I'm not saying "you're doing it wrong" just curious.
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Unread 09-14-2009, 04:41 PM   #70
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looks sweet!
cant wait to see more progress
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Unread 09-14-2009, 08:05 PM   #71
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Is that for removability? ....
Yes, one day I may decide to put the heater back in and this will make it easy.
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Unread 09-25-2009, 12:29 PM   #72
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Look what I got last night SBC 350, TH350 and NP205 Hopefully Saturday I'll get them all cleaned up.

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Unread 09-25-2009, 06:23 PM   #73
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cant wait to see them in!
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Unread 09-26-2009, 06:18 AM   #74
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Sweet. That 350 is gonna be great.
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Unread 09-26-2009, 06:03 PM   #75
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Had to hold over for a while at work this morning so I didn't get done what I had planed. Still have to clean up the trans and transfercase. Everything looked good inside the motor so Im just going to replace some gaskets, water pump and the oil pump. It has a newer short block with low miles.

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