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Old 08-12-2017, 06:13 PM
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I got some prep work done , getting ready to install the glass.




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Old 08-13-2017, 06:30 PM
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more progress.... i also installed the whiskers, glass bumpers and guide channels.


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Old 08-13-2017, 06:45 PM
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i just spent the time as a newbie around here to go through your build thread a bit. Very impressed. Bloody well done that man.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:26 PM
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Thank you !
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Old 08-20-2017, 01:00 PM
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I installed the side widows, swapped the 6 lug lug front rotors for 5 lug versions, mounted and installed the front tires and broke one windshield. oops. The windshield cracked as I was putting the upper frame on. I'll order another and try again. It still has the stock dakota front brakes. I have not started on the adapter brackets for the cobra brakes and I wanted to put the 18's on the front.





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Old 09-10-2017, 10:17 AM
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Last friday Sept 1 I got insurance and a plate. That weekend I finished assembling and installing the windshield. Then took it up my road about a mile to the dead end and back to the house. looked everything over then went for a drive, about 5 miles. after getting out of my neighborhood, making a left onto a main road I hammered it. It down shifted into first and the rear started skating around slightly. It kept spinning through the shift into second and then i lifted. Sorry, no video. I could see a faint pair of 18" wide black tracks in the rear view mirror. It loud as hell at WOT.
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:36 PM
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Thats got to feel good! Congrats.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:17 PM
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What felt even better is when I got back to my house after the hurricane passed and I found my shop intact and the house has minor damage. As soon as the traffic light are working, I'm going drive it around here in naples.
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:37 AM
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well... apparently you are supposed to put gear oil in a Dana 60 before you drive your hot rod. ooops. i'll post pics when i can. highlights: diff locked up at about 45 mph. made 175' dual 18" wide skid marks. no skid marks in my shorts. everything looks ok with the exception of the front pinion bearing and preload shims. that happened at about 7:15 sunday night. I got up at 6 monday morning and had it all torn down by 7:15 am. replacement parts already ordered.
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:48 AM
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well... apparently you are supposed to put gear oil in a Dana 60 before you drive your hot rod. ooops. i'll post pics when i can. highlights: diff locked up at about 45 mph. made 175' dual 18" wide skid marks. no skid marks in my shorts. everything looks ok with the exception of the front pinion bearing and preload shims. that happened at about 7:15 sunday night. I got up at 6 monday morning and had it all torn down by 7:15 am. replacement parts already ordered.
Been there done that, except it was a 14B and I was flat towing the rig.

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Old 10-21-2017, 06:33 PM
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added a 3rd brake light using the same model Yankee tail light i have for the other 2. Also made a valance out of some scrap sheet metal I had. I have no idea how I could get this lucky, but the unpainted surface looks almost identical to the rest of the body. I did nothing to it to alter the appearance. I am going to adjust the valance some. It needs to be a little bit narrower and the passenger's side fender needs a little work to even up the lower edge of the valance.



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Old 10-29-2017, 09:28 PM
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Just drove it about 9 or 10 miles. I checked the temp of the diff housing when I got back and it felt normal, warm but not hot at all, so that's a good sign. The exhaust is dual 2 1/2" race magnum bullet mufflers with turn downs that are 1/2 way between the back of the cab and the rear axle. It's obnoxiously loud pretty much all of the time but the idle does sound pretty good. im going to have to change them but I haven't decided on anything different yet.
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