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Old January 28th, 2014, 06:47 PM
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I have a first gen cummins with a 5 speed 38" xmls and 4:10 and its geared just perfect for running 70 down the highway with a trailer.
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Old January 29th, 2014, 06:40 AM
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I have a first gen cummins with a 5 speed 38" xmls and 4:10 and its geared just perfect for running 70 down the highway with a trailer.
Sounds very nice. I always wish I had an extra gear with my 4.56s.
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Old January 29th, 2014, 11:54 PM
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I think I re geared too high, I went with 4:10's and got xl-20's, what are they, 42" ? I'll probably have to keep it 1:1 and just use the gear vendors for split shifting when pulling. Should have thought that out better.......
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Old January 30th, 2014, 03:46 PM
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Good to know guys, thanks for all the input! Are most of you running sticks or auto? I just want something O/D that is super durable. Haven't seen anything real great on the autos unless you want to spend thousands to upgrade....I know the NV's are supposed to be OK, I wasn't sure about the Getrags...No way I will go bigger than the 38's...as it is I am concerned about the gooseneck clearing the bedsides.....
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Old January 30th, 2014, 03:51 PM
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Cool project. Have you done any more digging on the Superduty axles? What years were you looking into and are you using SRW or DRW axles?

I looked into '00 SRW Duty axles but the WMS to WMS was almost 4" narrower on the rear (68.9" Duty vs. 72.5" M715) and the front was over 5" narrower (68.3" Duty vs. 73.5" M715). Not sure on the dually specs though.

Just curious what you've found. Good luck on the project - we'll be watching!
Hadn't found that info yet....Good to know, i was just looking at the springs fitting at this point and hadn't gotten to WMS...Sounds like the front would really mess with turning....

CUCCV it might be....
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Old February 1st, 2014, 12:48 PM
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Found an F550 front that is 37.5 centerpin to centerpin.....and 71.25 srw or 79 drw WMS toWMS.....

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Cool project. Have you done any more digging on the Superduty axles? What years were you looking into and are you using SRW or DRW axles?

I looked into '00 SRW Duty axles but the WMS to WMS was almost 4" narrower on the rear (68.9" Duty vs. 72.5" M715) and the front was over 5" narrower (68.3" Duty vs. 73.5" M715). Not sure on the dually specs though.

Just curious what you've found. Good luck on the project - we'll be watching!
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Old January 5th, 2016, 03:57 AM
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Thanks for asking....amazing how fast the time goes and life gets in the way Have some sheetmetal at the blaster now, got a 6.0/ NV4500 running for $800. I should be putting up some pics soon (first time here so we will see how it goes). Still trying to figure out axles. Been trying to keep my "running" truck running and I actually bought a new to me tow rig which of course is another project....
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Old January 24th, 2016, 03:51 AM
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<a href="http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/raymondssteadwardjr/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-01/20160123_092626_zps3nqxq7kz.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s394/raymondssteadwardjr/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-01/20160123_092626_zps3nqxq7kz.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 20160123_092626_zps3nqxq7kz.jpg"/></a>

Oh no...wait wrong Jeep. That is the middle brother....

So....I think I have most of a plan. Picked up a Chevy 6.0 and NV4500 out of a running truck for $800 complete from radiator to driveshaft. Also picked up a disc brake Dana 70HD for $125. Looking for a dually Chevy front 60 with 4.10's if anyone knows of a deal. planning on running the duals with H1 wheels at this point unless I hear of a reason not to....I have had a divorced Dodge 205 for a while now. Had to go out and scrape the tag a couple weeks ago as I heard there was a common and less desirable tcase and I was not positive it was a 205...

And now what everyone wants....PICTURES. My hybrid 715....It is going GREEN...

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Trying to take the best parts of the 2 trucks I have and send them to the blaster while keeping a running truck.....

70 Rear

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Blasted bed....Started welding up the 10,000 holes the FD put in it yesterday

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Anybody have any advice on repairing the flares?

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I have a buddy that works at a sheetmetal shop that may be able to help me out, I was thinking that by the time you slice the lip (or hem?) off, roll a patch, and weld it back on, might as well start from scratch....So I think that is my plan, for now...

Looking into making an aluminum "cage"/ rack for aesthetics and use as I occasionally move long stuff that is nice to have a rack for ...Maybe aluminum conduit? Researching bendable, weldable grades, sizes and shapes..

<a href="http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/raymondssteadwardjr/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-01/20160123_092517_zpspalo7tge.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s394/raymondssteadwardjr/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-01/20160123_092517_zpspalo7tge.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 20160123_092517_zpspalo7tge.jpg"/></a>

That is about all I have for now,this will be my DD/ local tow rig as I have an International 4400 for long distance....Questions? Comments?

OOOOHHHH....Motor mounts...

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For those of us that don't have CAD and CNC...These were really well priced and should be great with the LQ4...For anyone that did an "LS" swap...what did you use for exhaust manifolds/ headers? I want to get as much torque as I can out of the smallblock so I was going to go for longtube headers...But hesitant to spend money when I don't know what might fit....
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Old January 24th, 2016, 04:01 AM
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Take 2....Motor mounts...

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