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    • After the last adventure, I decided I needed an internal winch switch,  just for convenience sake.  
    • Agree that it sounds like a stuck caliper, I'd also recommend a brake system flush if possible, brake fluid attracts and absorbes moisture and humidity, causing internal rust issues/failures.  it's  possibly a contributing factor in sticking brake parts. Glad ya not in the ditch, but if you were, you know who to call lol😎
    • Alright, this build has some direction, iv had a chance to give it a good onceover it and see what's what. I purchased it without much history or information. Tcase is np208. The transmission, 700r4 is only "sitting" in place, only two bell bolts in, and not tight, starter hanging by the wires, flexplate has a bolt into the convertor, no exhaust other than rotten headers. 350 Engine and engine bay look complete and intact.  Body wise it will need rocker sills, and a couple minor spots in the quarter panels along with 2 spots on the jimmy tub. Overall very happy with body condition. Another positive is the front winch mount, there is a 9000lb magnum brand winch with a fairlead through the front bumper. Iv also acquired a chrome front bumper to replace the rusty painted one.  Onto the suspension , it looks like a quality full spring lift kit in the range of 6", with a  raised steering arm, and beefy 1ton tierod and ends. The brake flex lines are all stainless braided lines, and proper securing clips, axles are corporate 10 bolt diffs front and rear, I haven't checked gear ratio out yet, wheels are factory rally wheels with 35x12.5r15 bfg rubber.  My plans and reasoning lol: There is a questionable history on the transmission that's only partly installed,  possibly confused with time. So rather than take chances on that, I have in my possession a nv4500 5speed(still currently installed in a newer bodystyle truck behind a 6.2gm diesel). I have a np205 round pattern 32 spline transfercase iv been holding onto for probably 13 years, that will mate to the nv4500. Found the clutch and brake pedals from a guy in the valley that removed them from a parts truck he had, and it's for the hydraulic clutch setup.  Planning(hoping) to leave the 350 as is, just tune up and get running, and do the required body work. And get that winch working. This Will be a  daily driver/wheeler  One other mod is a spare tire mount. I'm thinking the swing out style bumper mounted tire carrier will be the solution to that.  Now that there is direction, I'll keep progress updated. The black 1980 jimmy that started this thread will now be used as a parts truck for this one. 
    • This is my thought / assumption / hope.  I tried the good ole days trick and nearly ended up in the ditch 😬
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