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Old 02-26-2013
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lol.. it couldnt handle all that reverse air action
Just too much down force. lol

On the hunt for the donor powertrain now. Have a few leads, nothing solid yet though.
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My buddy who is doing the V8 swap posted this up on TRS, so I thought I'd update you guys on the status of the ol gal. Hoping to get her back on the first weekend of June

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Updates...
I finally found a good core support, and as it turns out its the same year as the cab, even has the same motor and trans (3.0/auto)...




Here it is out and on the dolly...




So that was pulled Friday. Today I decided to get the dash swapped, as it shouldn't take too long. Little did I know Josh decided I didn't have enough to do and made it even harder on me by taking every nut and bolt out of the dash frame except the four or five on the backside. Since it only has 7 bolts holding the dash to the firewall, I started pulling the dash...


Since I had to pull all the bolts out of the old dash, as Josh didn't save the bolts from the grey dash he pulled, I left the frame and wire harness in the truck...
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Finished pulling the grey dash pad from the frame...
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Then after a few more hours of installing all the bolts back into the dash frame, the dash was swapped...




For those with good eyes, you will notice the instrument cluster is not installed. The cluster trim panel, knee panel, and radio bezel are just sitting there as I still need to swap the wires over for the tach. I stopped here for the day, as I'll be back on it Tuesday and swap the wires and install the cluster. Monday is grass cutting day.
As much extra work Josh cost me, I think the price of his winch will be enough restitution
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Updates!

here is the flange on the Tcase adapter that's bolted to the trans...


Here is the Tcase that's gonna get used temporarily. Just a 205 until the doubler is finished.


There is a small problem though... Shifter linkage and adapter want to occupy the same area...

So, the adapter needs to be trimmed...

Here is the fitment after its trimmed...


Here is another shot...


At this point the trans pan was removed as someone drilled a 1/4" drain hole in the bottom of the pan, but used a rubber grommet as a plug. While the pan is off, Rick went ahead and changed the filter. 149k miles and the trans was never serviced. It still had the factory fill neck stopper in the pan. This is both good and bad, good in that I know how many times the trans was serviced and know how hard the trans' life was. Bad in that it was never changed. The fluid was a little dark, but no burnt smell at all, giving me the info that would seem like it wasn't ran too hard.

Here is the hole in the pan, you might have noticed it in earlier pics...


Inside the pan, you can see the factory filler neck plug, indicating the pan has never been off. You can also see the fluid is a little dark, but otherwise pretty clean...


Here is the pan repaired and ready for service. New filter was installed, pan was wiped clean, as well as the magnet...

Next up will be the final install of the motor, trans, and Tcase.
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On the way home



Off loaded and ready to start tearing into it



since I still need to clear out the bed, I decided to pull the fenders out and set them up on there. Gonna bring the header panel and all the other parts in Thursday. I'll get the header panel mounted up so I can see where the coolers are going to go, then I'm starting on putting the rear axle in.

She doesn't run yet, but i was pressed hard for time and had to go. My buddy Rick is coming up to my place in a couple weeks to figure out the wiring issue. I'm lost when it comes to wiring, so that part will wait for him. Got plenty of stuff to do until he gets up here though. Harlan's fall crawl is in October, I don't think I will have this one ready, but by Southern Shine in April, hoping to be painted, caged, and ready to make people's jaws drop
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sounds like a plan man! keep it up. That dolly is so awesome! haha
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That dolly is so awesome! haha
meh, it's just got D35's. it'll break in no time.
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