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  1. 5 points
    Rad support is finished, next is onto brake lines, going to replace 100% of hard lines and flexlines
  2. 4 points
    Here is the ramcharger with its stock tires on, runs good, needs some TLC and a steering column. Drives nice, more to come
  3. 3 points
    That is an awesome t-case, it survived in my ford for years, the only issues iv had with the np208 is impacts cracking them, both times I had no skid plate
  4. 3 points
    Got some work done on the crew cab, swapped front bence for buckets and center console, alse got new rad support in, had to change the rad support pearches out, they were rotten too. Going to replace all the body bushings, The red paint is all I had here, it will be painted black eventually
  5. 3 points
    I hold my hands up and admit I had severe buyers remorse with the Explorer. So, I bought a 99% rust free 1982 F150 with a 4 speed standard, 351W 4 barrel, lifted 6 inches with 3 inch body lift and 37" Wrangler MT/R's Originally a red automatic 2WD truck from Alberta that has been in the same owner for 7 years. it's had a lot of love. I always wanted a bull-nose and now my plans have changed to something I can keep long long long term....damn internet LOL It's not perfect...it needs a few little TLC interior jobs, a carb tune-up, and the trans is hard to get in gear. Maybe some paint here and there on the underside. Plans are ...well no plans really. Drive 'er
  6. 3 points
    We should try and revamp / revive our club sponsors. We used to have good deals with various local and online retailers.
  7. 2 points
    Starting a thread for the F150....originally it was a 2WD 302 automatic truck from Alberta. The previous owner had it for 7 years, restored and converted it to 4WD and a 6" lift and anti-axle wrap bars, 3" body lift, a 351w/Holley 4180C, NP208, NP435 and TTB setup on 37" MT/Rs (I haven't figured out what it has for a tcase). There's almost no rust, it's had a lot of new steel and the black/root beer paint is a 20 footer, overall the truck is not perfect...and that's OK, but there are few little things needed to make it better; Both heater controls are inoperable - feels like no cables and/or mixer Blower motor vibrates badly and squeals like a pig Has a leaky windshield seal (or visor....I hate that thing) It's missing windshield washer jets and nozzles It bogs and backfires under load from 0 to 1500 RPM, but flies at 1500+ ..possibly the timing / plugs / leads / Holley 4180C / stage 1 tune The lift brackets needs some reinforcement It's got a slim-line rear bumper....needs a nice original chrome bumper putting back on Missing ebrake equalizer Could do with cleaning up and painting underneath
  8. 2 points
    Shortly after I bought it, a guy in Truro IM'd me about it, and his massive Explorer addiction.....it was him that bought it. I took a loss, some you win some you loose. But I'm happy it's gone, and that it went to him as hes a nice fella and he'll enjoy it, and I also think it would have sat for a long time otherwise.
  9. 2 points
    Picked up a piece of 1/4" plate today, and started making the winch plate. I have the general shape cut out. My poor old angle grinder was pretty hot by the end of it. I have to say, I love the Canadian Tire Maximum super thin cut-off discs. Took 3.5 of them to cut it out. I still have to notch here out some more, and round the corners a bit on both sides. I think it's going to look pretty good when it's done though.
  10. 2 points
    The bedliner is done, now to just wait for it to cure fully and put it back together. I'll probably have a few spots to touch up, or that I missed that I'll need to just brush it on.
  11. 2 points
    Picked up a rear bumper, blower motor (not 100% sure it'll fit tho) and emergency brake equalizer, thanks Matt Now I have the equalizer and my in inlaws are back in the UK, I can start with the little laundry list of repairs for the safety.
  12. 2 points
    Exploder is sold....gone to a new home.
  13. 2 points
    Made a little progress after work today....tackled the heater controls. First off...I'm loving how simple this thing is bolted together Removed the blower motor and found a chunk missing out of the plastic 'basket blades'...so that's what the vibes are. So I ground the same again off the other side to balance it out. The bearing is toast tho, so I coated it with WD40 as a temporary fix until I can replace it. It doesn't vibe any more and it's quiet...for now. Fixed the defrost problem...thankfully the blend door is good, the cable had just popped off it's mounting clip The temp control vavle moves but the cable has seized and somebody forced it and snapped it, so it'll need replacing once I figure out how the heck I remove the control panel LOL
  14. 2 points
    Started to trace the rain water leak in the cab. Removed the sun visor, plugged the holes, removed the windshield trim to expose a lot of damp vegetation hiding behind it....and some original red paint. Cleaned it all up. Thankfully no rust issues were found
  15. 2 points
    That has not played into my scenario @TomWood. Pipe down over there
  16. 2 points
    If they were square bodies they would be 5x the price
  17. 2 points
    Went to TMR Customs today to pickup my mounting plate for the winch. Had a good little chat with co-founder Tim, and was given a tour of the shop. Great setup they have, and Tim was a hell of a nice guy! He even through in some decals and a t-shirt for me. I also have some pics of the rig they are hoping to debut at Invasion, but I won't post those until after they reveal it.
  18. 2 points
    I have a 99 suburban and a second parts truck for sale, the blue sub as pictured and a second sub that is pretty solid too and could probably be put on the road too. Package deal $2800, blue one is inspected till Oct. Will need exhaust work to pass as previous owner has modified it and it won't pass and sounds crappy. Included are the factory alum wheels and tires as well as the tires and wheels on the truck. Its got some miles on it, from the west BC and Alberta, has two spots of rust on the bottom of the rear quarters behind the rear wheels, dings , clearcoat peeling , minor wear on the interior. Its a solid ol truck but plans have changed, no room to keep the pair of them Both sub's are 5.7L, 350 vortec, 4 l60e. 4x4. Blue one is 4x4 on the floor and works perfect, can't remember if the parts truck is elec shift or on the floor. Parts truck has beefed up springs for hauling things. Both have rear trailer hitches. Both fully loaded for the era, no leather.
  19. 2 points
    FINALLY! You’ve seen the light! A full size! Wheelin’ with the big boys now!
  20. 2 points
    Got the front bumper on the truck now, looks a bit better
  21. 2 points
    So, while looking for parts on amazon, rock auto, tdot performance , I stumbled onto parts monkey .ca so I ordered my clutch kit from them, had a smoking deal on heavy duty clutch kit which specifies upped horse power(not this truck) and or abusive use with towing, off roading . definately applies and ordered a new flywheel at the same time.. So have that coming, hopefully it doesn't take too long, also ordered a new rad support for this gas truck. Its $190 CDN, can't go wrong with that price.
  22. 1 point
    I guess that means you don’t have to lift it any higher! Lol
  23. 1 point
    I have a Titan and absolutely love it! I've had it on rallies, to Newfoundland and to Quebec. Like Tom already mentioned just drive them all. Quality wise I find Nissan is right up there if not better than a lot of the others. I have a PRO 4X and went to Antigonish this weekend, averaged 11L/100km. Up and back I used about half a tank and still have 400kms till empty (according to the onboard computer), my best mileage so far was in the 10L/100km range. Overall I'm extremely happy with it thus far.
  24. 1 point
    Oh, and here's a sneak peak of it on the Jeep.
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  27. 1 point
    So I started the next project, bedlining the interior. I have a bit more sanding to do, then a final wipe down before spraying it.
  28. 1 point
    My brake service kit arrived, so the winch is back together. The new contactor will be here Tuesday, along with a remote for it. I think I'll mount the contactor under the hood, and put the plug for the remote in the grill. Still undecided on that though. I also need to get a piece of 1/4" plate cut so I can have the TMR mount welded to it and get it on the Jeep. I should make a post and see if anyone has any... Anyways, here's how it's sitting right now.
  29. 1 point
    My Ramcharger also has a np208, I have zero concerns with that case,
  30. 1 point
    Good to know about the tcase, and I wasn't going off experience As you know I drive like an old lady, but now I have a V8 theme tune, I have to admit my right foot is getting very heavy. And yes, the Ford is somewhat heavier LOL
  31. 1 point
    Full size, non-computer, non-AC North American rigs ARE easy to work on! Sit in the engine bay. Sit upright underneath. The only things you can't do, like you did with the Sammi, is lightly pick up T-cases, axle housings, ENGINE BLOCKs, etc. lol
  32. 1 point
    As Powerram says. The NP208 has a bad reputation by virtue of it's aluminum case. And chain. Sure, it's not going to survive Big Block power, 54" tires, etc. But GM put it behind (low torque) diesels, military trucks, etc. And my Burb is on it's original NP208C. With the chain, it's a LOT quieter than an all-gear case. And survives moderate use. You should be all right Jay!
  33. 1 point
    I'll take that visor if ya getting rid of it, nice truck, I think I got everything on you r list here, gotta double check condition of rear chrome bumper and brackets
  34. 1 point
    Hi all, my name is Roy and I live in the tantallon area. Finally bought my first truck, although it's an SUV. Got a 97 Suburban 350 vortec. Got it as a bit if a project vehicle and just this week got it up to snuff and registered and MVI'd. I plan to use it for camping and hauling but also some light off roading for now, and in the future swap in a dana 60 front and lift it 4-6 inches with 35-37" tires, nothing too crazy. Looking to get out and give it a shake down on some easier trails and see how the truck and I do. Dont have a lot of time between having a young child and other hobbies but definitely want to get out and find some good spots to get it a bit dirty.
  35. 1 point
    If they were square bodies I'd have already bought them
  36. 1 point
    G'day everyone, Aussie here; I'm in and out of NS for a couple of weeks at a time with work, lovely place! I'm a Patrol guy back home (Y61 GU4), and while moving about the place here I can't help but imagine how much fun it'd be to run some of the trails around here. So to sate my curiousity -- what does the law and regulations have to say about off-roading (in road licensed vehicles -- we too have specific rules for unregistered bikes and quads) for you guys? This is mainly out of curiosity, of course. The land here looks fantastic and I doubt it would stay looking this fantastic if there weren't strict rules in place, but seeing some of the trails leading up and along the power lines (a common and well known place for people to start out over my way) I imagine they definitely get some use. A lot of the track use my way is regulated by knowledge of the track's existence, and respect for the track and surrounding environment's quality. Well known, close-to-the-city spots typically get gated off because of dumping and other issues. Thankfully we definitely don't have a shortage of land -- and having tracks a little further out definitely helps to keep them in much better shape for everyone. Cheers!
  37. 1 point
    It should help prevent corrosion. The stuff I have is aircraft power cable, and is pretty much the same as marine cable. Very thin, but also very tough sheath on it as well. I will be running it through conduit though to make sure it's well protected.
  38. 1 point
    Sounds like a good deal, if they were square bodies I'd be getting my hands on some cash but between this burban and the wife's Disco, no new projects for quite a while.
  39. 1 point
    We're actually pretty lucky as we have pretty open land use laws. For the most part, if it's not gated or signed No Trespassing, you have access to it. I do have to say though, watching YouTube channels like 4WD Action really has me wanting to go explore Australia. Looks like you guys have some amazing places to explore!
  40. 1 point
    Definitely worth it, at least in my eyes. Here's a quick estimate/breakdown for cost: Winch: $0 (did a swap, so not counting it) Used lower case: $75 Brake service kit: $116 Contactor (to replace solenoids): $79 Winch plate: New $289. I'll try and find something used though. Total: $270 plus whatever the winch plate will cost. I also sold my current winch for $220, so that helps offset the cost to get this one ready.
  41. 1 point
    ha yes...it's feels weird driving something this big after the Zuk LOL. It's going to take some getting used to
  42. 1 point
    These 8274's are over $2k new! They command that price new and are sought after used, for good reason. Period. Nuff said.
  43. 1 point
    Ah, great idea! I just started looking for a controller, and quickly decided to skip Warn ($$$$$). I'll have a look at PA. I'm wired for an in-cab switch now, so I'll still have use of the winch even if I don't find a controller for a bit. I thought I had one dead solenoid (my fault), but when I tested them today, it turns out two are bad. I'm going to order a contactor and ditch the four solenoids. I found a Runva one that I had read that some guys had used with good luck. Winch Relay Solenoid 12V 500Amps I'm also going to order a brake service kit, probably the lower case bushing kit, and eventually synthetic line for it. I still also need to find a winch plate.
  44. 1 point
    Yup! We have at least 3, possibly 4. One on the ‘Burb, one on the ‘74 P’Wagon, and the others in milk crates..... Folks often want an inexpensive winch from some hole in the wall, or whatever. And brag about dubious pull strength. They can have them. If ya want a good beast of a winch, an 8274 is it! FAST, powerful, reliable. Oh, I digress, as Scott(?) knows, lol. And I’m biased, lol. You did the right thing by photoing the wiring! Done that many times myself. I haven’t found a good source for replacement solenoids, though Warn makes a replacement solid state module ($$$). I just use remote starter/lift gate/etc solenoids. Though you have to wire them correctly, and some have to be grounded. I got lucky and once sourced an upper case half. I don’t have a spare lower. Good luck with your rebuild, and enjoy! Oh yeah, I just use a PA-sourced overhead crane -type controller. It was a quick and inexpensive replacement at the time. Nothing says classic like an 8274!
  45. 1 point
    Great find! I believe @sar4x4 runs the same winch(s)?
  46. 1 point
    I started cleaning up the solenoids, and copper bridge pieces. I screwed up one of the lugs on one of the solenoids removing a nut, so I might have to get a new one. Pics of how everything is wired so I know how to put it back together. Getting things cleaned up.
  47. 1 point
    Nope, the ramcharger is not going for sale lol, Different wheels and tires for the drive from ab to ns, the 33" mud tires were taken off and stock tires on for the trip
  48. 1 point
    Figured I'd start a build thread for this, its not home yet, but its paid for. Its a 1984 Ramcharger . 318cid, 727 torqueflight transmission, np208, d44 front diff, Chrysler corp 9.25 rear diff. Its all factory at the moment, except for the tires, it is wearing 33" federal courgia mt, not lifted, The plans are to clean it up a bit, some minor sheet metal repair, install a winch from the ford and wheel it, I'm not going to be as aggressive as when I wheel the ford, but will wheel it the same as I did the xterra. I really like the ramcharger , and my family does too , much more comfortable than the ford. Mods list include installing a 9" Ford rear axle and a spool. Also might revamp the rear bumper and tow points a bit. But thats all the major plans
  49. 1 point
    Do I sense a sale coming on?
  50. 1 point
    Holy cow ... I thought you loved the RAM! What made you sell it? @TomWood going to need some dental work now bud?
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