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PostSubject: not so much my 'pride and joy'   September 12th 2009, 3:12 am

yeah, like the title states.. it's more like my 'PITA'.. at this point i don't know what i want to do with it.. the front is already bagged, i just need to finish the passenger side control arm and run hard lines for the front to be driveable again.. the rear pretty much just needs the driver side notch to be finished and the passenger side notch welded in. i've grown a serious distaste for mini trucks lately for some reason though, maybe it's because this thing has been keeping attention away from my sonoma, but who knows.. i've given it serious though to finish the front end, c-notches, mono leaf the leaf springs, bolt them back in and put what little i have left of the interior back in and selling it with the 'miracle' motor lol. it's still an option and i'm still kind of leaning towards it. we'll see over the winter lol






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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   September 12th 2009, 11:54 am

Looks like a well underway project. Lots of work ahead, but will be awesome when your done.

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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   September 12th 2009, 8:48 pm

if i ever finish it lol.. if i do, it's won't be a show truck like planned.. just a toy to roll down the highway, dragging the a** end at 60 lol
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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   September 13th 2009, 12:07 am

Lookin good.
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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 27th 2009, 4:30 pm

holy jingle balls, i've actually been working on this heep of dog.. you get the idea Shocked

anyway, the rear is all back together with the stock leaf springs and 3" drop blocks for now. just going to mono-leaf it to give it about 6-7" of drop. right now, the front end is being held up by a piece of a paving stone and a piece of 2x4 between the lower control arm and the frame.. very ghetto but at least i can move it around until i get a compressor for it.

so far, all i've really done are the rear leaf springs, chase down electrical problems, start shaving my body seam on the back of the cab and trash the interior.. or lack there of.. look, pics!!

oh.. i painted my hood too lol







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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 27th 2009, 4:31 pm

Slow and steady wins the race. So far so good.

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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 27th 2009, 4:33 pm

oh.. and my fenders, just sitting in my room lol


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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 27th 2009, 6:35 pm

so, nice looking ride.... wish i had enough drive to be that close to finishing my s10
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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 27th 2009, 6:44 pm

i'm nowhere near finishing.. i still have to finish my 306, make motor mounts and drop the motor in, get a transmission, build a raised trans x-member, do away with the retarded carrier bearing and crossmember, have a driveshaft made with the correct ends, find and build a narrow ford 9" out of a 70's mustang

and that doesn't even count all the other stuff that needs to be done to the rest of the truck.. it still has a loooonnnnnnnng way to go


i hate having 2 projects.. lol
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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 27th 2009, 7:23 pm

306? a DSS motor?

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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 27th 2009, 8:30 pm

no, .030 over ford 302 Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 27th 2009, 8:32 pm

A Ford motor in a Chevy. Dont see that too often. Now i'm really looking forward to seeing the end result.

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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 27th 2009, 8:33 pm

maybe someday,,,,,ill throw a 460 in an S10........Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 27th 2009, 8:33 pm

a turbo'd SBF at that lol
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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 27th 2009, 8:37 pm

What are you doing for a transmission?

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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 27th 2009, 8:46 pm

and here it is.. OEM ford cast block, punched out .030, line bored, new Clevite cam bearings, Keith Black forged 8.5:1 pistons, forged Eagle 4340 stock stroke crank, Summit stage 2 forged rods, Clevite 77 rod and main bearings, Wolverine Blue Racer cam (.540/.540 lift, 112 lobe separation), Crane roller lifters, Pete Jackson timing gear set, RPW steel stamped roller rockers (1.6 ratio), and Melling high volume oil pump.. anything i didn't list, i don't have lol


shortblock and all the little goodies i have for it




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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 27th 2009, 8:50 pm

merlin5577 wrote:
What are you doing for a transmission?


pick up a C6 out of the junkyard, send the valve body out to get worked and rebuild the rest with a decent set of heavy duty clutches and steels.. and a stronger input and output shaft
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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 28th 2009, 12:17 am

hmmmm sounds like its goonna blow up.. the tranny that is.. lol
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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 28th 2009, 12:19 am

shut it meanie(it told me bad name to use, iunno lol)!! i'm a certified transmission tech according to my NATEF certificate.. just don't ask me to rebuild a trans like the 1 in your jimmy.. i HATE those things, they flare my temper lol
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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 28th 2009, 1:18 pm

Wait a second. I thought C6s where for Ford Big Blocks and C4s where for Ford Small Blocks? Are they interchangable?

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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 28th 2009, 4:08 pm

whoever told you that is a big fat liar.. you can get a C6 for just about any pre 80's ford motor.. any 70's fullsize automatic ford, no matter what size motor, had a C6 and 205. some of the bigger cars had them, too.. but it was more of a truck transmission. i swear by running a C6, they are by far the toughest factory built transmission out there. the C4's are nice, but in the long run, a C6 will last you a lot longer
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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 28th 2009, 4:22 pm

a C6 would be perfect if it had an OD gear. That is basically what the E4OD is. The main difference is the E4OD is electronically controlled.
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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 28th 2009, 4:29 pm

which means i'll never use it lol.. the E4OD and AOD's grenade when they take in water
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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 28th 2009, 7:15 pm

i had a 351m in my bronco and i kept the same tranny n it when i put a 460 so....
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PostSubject: Re: not so much my 'pride and joy'   November 28th 2009, 7:15 pm

edit... didnt see the second page.. :bangs head on wall:
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