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Old January 24th, 2014, 09:19 AM
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Yeah, this is my first real build so I have to buy and fabricate tools as I need them which can be tough of the pocket book while I'm trying to build the truck too. Looking forward to you starting too, just keep reading here to get a good idea of what direction to go. There are a lot of informative build threads here.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 09:59 AM
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I know there are a thousand ways to skin this cat... but here are my current plans:
Engine mount to frame = hard mount / bolt on
Engine mount to engine = polyurethane bushings
Crossmember mounts to frame = weld on WFO spring hangers
Crossmember to hangers= polyurethane bushings
Crossmember to Trans/Transfer Case = polyurethane pucks

Anyone see any reasons not to use poly pucks between the crossmember and Trans/Transfer Case in this application?

I may need to notch the crossmember to clear the driveshaft but I'm trying to avoid that.

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Old January 25th, 2014, 06:25 AM
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If looking for a transfer case and transmission mount, you might look at Ryanroo's build. Now, that being said, he had access to some tools most of us don't. As for mine, I did notch the front mount for the drive shaft, but I have an automatic transmission which is longer.

I like the computer program. It is nice to see things in that way before building it.
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Old January 25th, 2014, 06:36 AM
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I would probably poly mount them too. I like your design
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Old January 25th, 2014, 12:22 PM
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Id be interested in a copy of the solidworks frame file when its completely accurate if at all possible.

Great build by the way

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Old January 26th, 2014, 10:33 AM
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Id be interested in a copy of the solidworks frame file when its completely accurate if at all possible.

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Old January 27th, 2014, 11:14 AM
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Thanks for the input guys. I'll probably have the model of the frame done in the next couple of weeks and would be happy to share. I'll keep you posted.

Got some work done over the weekend.

Scraped, simple greened, wire wheeled, degreased and pressure washed the trans and transfercase. Pulled the cab and set it in the bedÖ Iím sure the neighbors love seeing a busted truck cab floating above the fence line. Cut off the stock motor mounts and passenger side crossmember mount, then wire wheeled the frame rails. Married up the drive train and set it in. Dropped the cab and body work back on. Still have to work out some details before the final placement, but everything looks pretty good.














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Old January 28th, 2014, 10:17 AM
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Maybe move it back a bit? Help with the shifter under the dash and looks like there is plenty of room with distributor at firewall? Good progress!
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Old January 28th, 2014, 12:11 PM
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You found a solid truck to start with, have to love the lack of rust out west
Many of the truck I looked at in NY you could look at the road through the floor of the cab

Looking good so far, keep up the good work!
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Old January 29th, 2014, 01:42 PM
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I moved it back and down after these pictures and still cant shift into 1st and 3rd. I may need to notch the dash to clear. The only thing holding me up from going back more is the passenger side exhaust manifold. I will probably need to buy the cheapo (summit / jegs) headers. I was planning to offset the engine to the passenger side to free up some space for the steeringbox and linkage. But that means I can't run the stock heater.

Yeah, I am loving the lack of rust, no frozen bolts, no patch work ...
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