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Offline Shifty

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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2023, 08:09:36 AM »
Farm out! Right arm!  8)
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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2023, 10:40:29 AM »
Lower control arms are built. Front end is going together

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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2023, 11:04:28 AM »
Nice progress; looks good!
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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2023, 05:28:14 PM »
Lower ball joint: Install ball stud nut and torque as follows. All Series, 80—100 ft. lbs. plus additional torque to
align cotter pin hole not to exceed 130 ft. lbs. maximum. Never back off to align cotter pin.
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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2023, 05:57:30 PM »
Thank you! For some reason the book I have has a tourqe spec on the upper (which is 50'lbs). But nothing for the lower...

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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2023, 07:58:48 PM »
Does anyone know where I can purchase these plastic bushings between the leafs?

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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2023, 07:17:30 AM »
Alright thank you!

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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2023, 07:54:57 PM »
Update on progress. Front wheel bearings and brakes are complete. Split stock motor mounts and put polyurethane motor mounts in. Ended up putting new bushings in my old rear leaf springs and painting. Gonna see how they act with the new drivetrain before I make and further decisions on the rear suspension.  Installed the leaf springs. Vile Zambonie completely rebuilt the rear end, new bearings, bushings, a yukon limited slip differential, kept the 373 gears, and rebuilt the drum brakes. Rear end is in the truck and the brakes are piped. If everything goes right this weekend, would like to gett the tranny and motor mated together and dropped in the roller. Waiting on a couple parts that should be here tomorrow, such as flywheel bolts and a throwout bearing, and machine shop should have my flywheel ready.

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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2023, 08:08:19 PM »
Wow nice work! She cleaned up well!

Noticed a front sway bar, should help the ride.

Had the front sway on my K10 rebuilt, what a difference! Seriously flat on freeway highway change ramps.

I found a 3/4 ton bar for my C10 under construction that did not come with one stock.

Any thoughts on overkill?
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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2023, 08:19:20 PM »
This truck came with it stock. It did ride nice before I stripped it apart. I gave it new polly bushings so should be even better. I had an 85 c10 with a sway bar also. I don't have much experience with these trucks without one. I know they came both ways. If the c20 bar is the same dimensions as the c10 bar I'd  say give it a shot. If you need some numbers on what the stock bar measures I can get them for you.

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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2023, 08:30:31 PM »
Thanks, seems to be the same config except much thicker spring steel.

I did get poly bushing for the larger bar, attachment points match.
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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #42 on: February 09, 2023, 05:15:41 PM »
Nice progress. Make sure you do full turn clearance checks for the LCA's by the lower ball joints. Those spindles tend to cause them to rub.
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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #43 on: February 09, 2023, 06:59:44 PM »
I will check it out. To clarify, you are saying the spindle will rub on the lower control arm? When fully turned?

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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #44 on: February 09, 2023, 07:11:53 PM »
If you mean rim rubbing on control arms? I'm not gonna be running these rims on the truck. Just on here to hold her off the ground while I build.