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  1. Very possible, probably right on that assumption, iv done temp fixes that worked good enough they become permanent lol
  2. That reminded me to install new rad hoses on the Duke. Still has the originals with still readable GM partnumbers
  3. Nice! Good when the parts are on hand to fix those nusance issues
  4. The guy I got it from told me as much as he knew, he was planning on full restoration to better than new condition, but had too many irons in the fire, this little truck is almost rust free, amazing condition, so I'll keep forging forward, . Dropped off for MVI today, it failed, the windshield was broken, the ignition switch didn't require keys but needed a screwdriver and the tailgate handle was not there. Took to glass shop, they installed new windshield, then I put in a new ignition Lock cylinder in the steering column and installed a new tailgate handle, but did not have bolts, so I robbed the bolts from my old s10, from when I was in high school lol, it's still in the bushes on my property lol now the DUKE is road legal. Next on the list is to address the front diff and restore the 4wd
  5. The "DUKE" got it's new headgasket, along with the rest of the gaskets needed while pulling the head, also did rear shocks, new muffler, intermediate pipe, new tail pipe, new side mirrors, new rear brakes and wheel cylinders, fixed the inoperative wipers, fixed the inop reverse lights, installed really ugly license plate light, swapped tires with the Nissan and gave the Duke it's identity back by installing the proper GMC grille. When removing the head, found a broken head bolt!? Was broke for a while, had bit of rust on it, and found bent pushrods. !? Didn't see anything to cause those issues, and the pushrods weren't kinked , but had slight" wow "when rolling them on a flat surface. Straightened the pushrods for now, I have a complete new set on order. Truck has badgas, so bad to the point I'm amazed it ran at all, had a completely plugged fuel filter, and looks like the tank must have some rust in it. Iv ordered the parts to do a complete fuel system rebuild, including , the fuel injector, injector seals, fuel pressure regulator rebuild kit, throttle body rebuild kit , new fuel pump and fuel pump sock , and a new throttle position sensor, it has a dead spot on the gas pedal in the same spot regardless of engine rpm.
  6. Headgasket arrived today, in 4 days I'll tow the s15 into work and finish the rest of the maintenance and install the new gaskets. And some little mud tires
  7. Ah ok, understand now lol. It was at one time lol, the glass is also etched with Rockford fosgate and pin striping.
  8. Not sure what you mean, no sleeper on this, it's a 4door crew cab, like the other f350 crew cab I rebuilt last year. Except this one is a dually. Here is another angle of this truck, but with ground effects/running boards still on along with different wheels all which were removed previous to me aquiring it but shows the cab configuration a little bit better maybe?
  9. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! From our family to yours. Hope everyone has safe holidays!
  10. Gee , this stuff has got to stop following me home, project taking a little turn from a reg cab to crew cab
  11. My mom used to dragrace a 1968 mustang fastback lol, and street challenge in anything she happened to be in haha. The Vette is hopefully going inside very shortly, 2005 C6, 400 HP 6 speed
  12. Yep, some neat stuff out there, but it's starting to disappear, with scrap prices up, and people hungry , it's getting harder to find unique(cool) older iron, that is still good. I managed to find a parts chassis with intact axle shafts that will work in the blue Chevy and brought it home too,
  13. My mom has decided that she wants to wheel with me and with the group. I talked her out of wheeling her 2018 Cummins 2500. She wanted a small rig. So here it is, a rust free 1985 GMC s15, 4x4, but the beauty is that is is an Iron Duke powered , 4speed standard! Plans are to get it to tip top shape in stock form, and then the mild modifications so she can trail run and explore. The 4x4 did work, but I noticed some issues with the pass side axle shaft, missing the retainer snap ring, then the 4x4 wouldn't disengage, now won't engage, I believe the shift fork/collar on the 2 piece shaft is bound up, possibly with the MIA snap ring. Needs to be disassembled for further diagnosis. Work done so far Upper and lower ball joints both sides. Front calipers, pads , rotors, wheel bearings, new CV shafts for both sides, new front shocks, Chevy grill and headlight bezals from my old s10, Today was planning a bunch more work and was on the way to a shop I can work in, when it blew the headgasket..... Damn, new engine gasket kit ordered, est arrival will be Dec 31. On the ride home today On the way home from the purchase. It's had more kms on a tow truck than driven kms since she bought it, Hoping to remedy that lol
  14. Just curious about what everyone is plowing the snow with, iv had a few different plows over the last few years since iv been back in ns, a F150 with a very broken front Frame, transfered that plow to the red/white ford, and plowed with that untill the SAS, and since that has been gone iv used my 4 wheeler heavily doing my driveway, mom's driveway and even cleaned out toms once or twice with it. Thus year I'm a little bit behind getting at the plow rig, it needs axle shafts , as they are broken and missing, it's a M37 chassis, with small block Chevy and 4 speed
  15. Nope, not focused, but always ready to grab parts on the list especially when they come to me lol.
  16. Removed the parts I wanted from the Toyota. Sold and delivered what was left.
  17. Picked up this little Toyota Tacoma for parts, it will give up the driveshafts, seats and rollbar for the nissan
  18. Here is the cutoff just picked it up last night. Looks to be an old Avon valley transport truck, not much for pickings left, but engine, trans intact and look good.
  19. The HP and torque are in the Same ballpark as the 5.9 12 Cummins trucks of the early/mid 90's for reference, the Cummins 5.9 having less torque. The 6.6 I have is 185hp, 450ft/lbs TQ and the 7.8 is 210hp with 510ft/lb tq. They both have similar Bosch inline injection pump as the Cummins and respond Similarly to mods as the Cummins. Getting pretty excited about this build, doing some yard rearranging in preps to start the assembly and mockup
  20. It's a good run, I backed out of the entrance with my Nissan truck over the summer, it was beyond the little Nissan's comfort zone, but I did have the Xterra through both ways(winching involved on the return trip) in the dead of winter and led the group with the Ford.
  21. New parts truck has the Ford 7.8 liter inline 6 .That's good news, going to pick it up Wednesday and bring it home
  22. In the backcountry lol, chances are, the rear portion of these trucks are still being used in the woods as a power trailer behind a tractor hauling logs or wood. The PTO from the tractor would drive a transmission on the trailer and that would power the drive axle on the trailer(aka rear cutoff of the truck) seen both single axle and tandem axle units built, real capable rigs, chains on all wheels .
  23. Picked up some more parts, another cutoff truck like the red one, with Inline 6 turbo diesel engine and transmission, deal was too good to pass up, and I have acquired the np205 divorced case as well. I will have to transfer my married transfercase guts into the divorced case. All major parts are accounted for, next will be preparing the frame to accept the engine and transmission. The 6 speed transmission in the red cab is a direct, meaning no over drive, plans on axle gearing will be 3.55:1. I have a rear axle ready. Need to pick up front diff ring and pinion to replace the 4.10:1 gears. Guessing the 5 speed in the second cutoff is also direct. Haven't looked yet. Running total so far $900 with a bit of horsetrading junk for junk. Happy with that number so far. Today's mission is to move stuff around, hauling a couple rigs out of my yard today, general clean up. Pics to follow.
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