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Old 04-20-2008
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Well, the original engine is a 2.3L. It may be a 2.3L. I don't care really.
The reason I haven't cut out the floorboard is because I have no jigsaw,and it is still ok and could be patched up. I am planning to just put sheetmetal over it and weld it.

Should I get this clutch disc? It's the one at the top and the cheapest.

http://www2.partstrain.com/store/?Ne...294966685+5558


I don't know if it show you what I think about ordering but here is the cart:
http://www2.partstrain.com/basket.php

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all I have to say is I'm impressed at the job you are taking on. Very Interesting. Keep at it.
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Yes, I will have it drivable when I find a backbed and stuff.

Should I just buy a new whole clutch kit or just get a clutch disc and pressure plate? I think it just needs the disc and plate.
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I got a question..
I am getting new brake items and I was wondering...what do I need for the rear brakes? Is it a brake drum that I should buy or what?
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My friend had a courior It was quite a project what was cool about it was the fact that it ended up with a 302 I remember when we were stripping it we coated the back tires with tire shine and burned them till the little 4 dumped its guts lol
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My friend had a courior It was quite a project what was cool about it was the fact that it ended up with a 302 I remember when we were stripping it we coated the back tires with tire shine and burned them till the little 4 dumped its guts lol
They are good little trucks. The 4x4 ones can pull.


You think I need to get new fenders or just wait on em?

I'm ordering brake drums, rear brake set, a clutch disc, pressure plate...........
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Old 04-22-2008
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The reason I haven't cut out the floorboard is because I have no jigsaw,and it is still ok and could be patched up. I am planning to just put sheetmetal over it and weld it.
Mate, those floorboards are GONE! They need to be fully removed and replaced from the pics alone. They are probably worse in person.
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Mate, those floorboards are GONE! They need to be fully removed and replaced from the pics alone. They are probably worse in person.
What size of sheet metal do you think I should get?
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Update: The radiator has came in this morning!! Yay! Now I got to wait for the other parts to come in....dang it. :)
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Old 04-25-2008
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What size of sheet metal do you think I should get?
If this is going to have a ' toy ' factor to where you will use it for offroading and such, 1/16th stainless steel would be what *I* would use.

I would get 1 sheet and cut/bend it to do the WHOLE underside of the cab. Take the cab right off and put it on its side and have at it. Take off all the cancer and clean it up really well.

I'm in the process of doing a major ' de-rustification ' myself along with a lot of bodywork.

In the end, its worth it as while going over everything, you find future problems BEFORE they become a real problem that will cost more to fix later. Its also easier to work on things with less in the way.

A piece of stainless to do the whole bottom of your cab shouldn't be more then 100$
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Been doing some work on the truck, here are some pictures:

Found out that this hub is different from the one on the other side (came from a Dodge 4x4):






The bearings, still ok thank God:



Look at that fugly radiator:


Had to take it out:



Ok all is doing ok now but I have to figure out what these things are called on the calipurs before I can work on the front brakes anymore, here is the picture:



Isn't the 2 bars that pin together with the calipur called the disc brake hardware kit?
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If this is going to have a ' toy ' factor to where you will use it for offroading and such, 1/16th stainless steel would be what *I* would use.

I would get 1 sheet and cut/bend it to do the WHOLE underside of the cab. Take the cab right off and put it on its side and have at it. Take off all the cancer and clean it up really well.

I'm in the process of doing a major ' de-rustification ' myself along with a lot of bodywork.

In the end, its worth it as while going over everything, you find future problems BEFORE they become a real problem that will cost more to fix later. Its also easier to work on things with less in the way.

A piece of stainless to do the whole bottom of your cab shouldn't be more then 100$
Agreed! i redid a 74 vw bug and i took the body off replaced both floorpans and everything that was rusted under there. In the long run it will save you time, money, and hassle.
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what kind of front axle does that have? it has crossover steering at the very least.
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what kind of front axle does that have? it has crossover steering at the very least.
Eh, I truelly don't know much about the truck. I still have alot to find out about it.
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