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Old March 2nd, 2014, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default Project daily driver gone wrong

I got this truck about 7 years ago. When I got it the front end was smashed, had to replace the passenger fender, hood, bumper, core support, and radiator. I drove it like that for a year and decided I wanted to make it a 4x4 so I started the swap.

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After dana 44 install:


I used a divorced np205 so I could use the two wheel drive trans and I built a cross member for it that installed from the bottom and bolted to the frame.



Built this bumper. The center section removes so I can install my snow plow in the winter.


I destroyed the dana 44 and installed a dana 60. Then my 350 decided to start running like garbage so I bought a wrecked 1998 half ton 6.5 turbo diesel truck and took the cab, engine, trans, driveshafts, and wiring harness and installed everything in my truck. I painted the truck olive drab also.




Then I ended buying some 42" swampers because I couldn't pass up the deal so this is where my daily driver went wrong!


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Old March 2nd, 2014, 04:56 PM   #2
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I just got it running about a week ago but haven't driven it just yet. Got a few things to finish up but it's getting close!i put a spartan locker in front, probably take some gettin used to because I've never had a front locker.

I know a lot of people don't like the 6.5s but I hope this one works good for me. If not I will be putting a cummins in it no question. Duramax would be awesome but damn are they pricey!
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 06:49 PM   #3
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looks nice
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 07:15 PM   #4
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I like it.
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 07:32 PM   #5
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Just make sure you keep a spare injection drive module and monitor your lift pump pressure they aren't power houses but its an alright engine. I've got a ve pump 12v cummins I've been think in about selling just a word of advice that 44 won't hold the weight of a Cummins
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 07:37 PM   #6
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I love it... And I think he destroyed the 44 and replaced it with a 60...
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 07:38 PM   #7
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I love it... And I think he destroyed the 44 and replaced it with a 60...
Thats the way I read it as well.
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 07:39 PM   #8
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I just went back and read that lol my bad
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 04:32 AM   #9
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Thanks guys. Yeah the 44 didn't last long with 37s. The front end got some air with the tires spinning and when it landed the little ujoints and shafts exploded. That's when the 60 went in!
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Old March 4th, 2014, 10:31 AM   #10
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I like your style. That front bumper with swap out winch/plow setup is cool.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 10:58 AM   #11
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I like your style. That front bumper with swap out winch/plow setup is cool.
Thanks I think I may bend up some tube for a brush gaurd kind of set up around the headlights. Kind of on the fence about it though I don't want to much bull shit on the bumper. Most store bought brush guards look like total shit in my opinion.
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Old March 19th, 2014, 11:33 AM   #12
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Got it fired up and drove it. Happy so far.

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Old March 19th, 2014, 01:44 PM   #13
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Does look really nice!
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Old March 19th, 2014, 01:55 PM   #14
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Nice rig!!
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Old March 19th, 2014, 02:28 PM   #15
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Thanks guys
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Old March 19th, 2014, 02:29 PM   #16
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I also really like it.


What front springs are you using?
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Old March 19th, 2014, 03:45 PM   #17
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Nice rig
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Old March 19th, 2014, 04:42 PM   #18
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looks good. Glad to see the tires fit lol
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Old March 19th, 2014, 05:24 PM   #19
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I also really like it.


What front springs are you using?
Front springs are from a '76 f250.

Thanks for all the compliments!
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Old March 19th, 2014, 05:25 PM   #20
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looks good. Glad to see the tires fit lol
Yeah they fit, had to do some major trimming but I got em on!
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