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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #285 on: January 02, 2015, 04:35:40 PM »
Sunday, August 3rd, 2014: In preparation for the Disc brake swap I pulled my Combination valve off and gutted it.  This will remove the bias portion and basically make it a distribution block. 




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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #286 on: January 02, 2015, 04:42:27 PM »
Monday, August 4rd, 2014:
I also picked up a 1981 Trans Am Disc Master Cylinder for it.  Removed the old MC and replaced it with the new one and bled it.





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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #287 on: January 02, 2015, 04:45:07 PM »
Saturday, August 9th, 2014:
Got the Trans Am Master Cylinder installed


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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #288 on: January 02, 2015, 04:48:40 PM »
Monday, August 11th, 2014: Put the rear of the truck on Jack stands to get the old 2.73 open diff out.  Along with prep for removing the brake lines, shocks and driveshaft.
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #289 on: January 02, 2015, 04:50:19 PM »
Tuesday, August 12th, 2014: While I had it up on the stands I took the opportunity to remove both turbos and have them inspected (and ultimately replaced)

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #290 on: January 02, 2015, 04:57:13 PM »
Saturday, August 16th, 2014: Got the 4x4 diff out and ready to mock it in place. (had to set the angles to get the shock mounts replaced)


Removed the driveshaft, emergency cables, shocks and rear brake line.  I also found my Western Chassis spindles and decided to order 4" Western Chassis drop leafs







 

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #291 on: January 02, 2015, 05:16:38 PM »
Monday, August 18th, 2014: Parts buddy actually delivered my shocks to me.

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #292 on: January 02, 2015, 05:18:19 PM »
Tuesday, August 19th, 2014: Picked up the new Turbo's from my buddy at BNR.



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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #293 on: January 02, 2015, 05:19:22 PM »
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014: New western Chassis drop leafs showed up.



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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #294 on: January 02, 2015, 05:28:27 PM »
Saturday, August 30th, 2014: Planned the day around installing the new drop leaf springs and Caltracs.
Here is the Caltracs right out of the box:


The front spring eye bushing will have to be completely removed and a new aluminum bushing.  I used a press to do this.


Here is a comparison of the dropped vs stock leaf


Test fitting the caltrac.  They must be able to move freely.  So some metal was trimmed off the sides (both required some clearancing, this was the worst side)



With the new leafs in place it was time to lift the axle up into position.  (not alot of pics as I was doing this by myself.)


Drivers side in and passenger side in.  It was at this time I checked the shock location on the 4x4 perches and made not of how I wanted to move them.  (they were binding)


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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #295 on: January 02, 2015, 05:35:50 PM »
Sunday, August 31st, 2014: Time for the front drop spindle.  Removed the rotor and it had seen better days. (remember I am replacing the STD brakes with HD rotors and Wilwood calipers.  I replaced the hoses with 1971 C10 hoses to match the caliper fitting.

Removed the caliper



Removed the dust cap and cotter pin



Removed the tie rod ends


Chained down the spring for safety and slowly let down on the jack.


With the nut loos I left a number of thread on and tapped the spindle with a hammer to get it loose


dropped the jack down and removed the spindle.


Here is a comparison of the stock Std spindle vs the Western HD (1.25" brake) spindle


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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #296 on: January 02, 2015, 05:43:22 PM »
Monday, September 1st, 2014: Installed the new spindles, HD (1.25") rotors, Wilwood calipers and new hoses.



Then set it back down on the ground


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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #297 on: January 02, 2015, 05:48:16 PM »
Saturday, September 13th, 2014: Flushed out the feed line to the turbos.  Started reinstalled the turbos



 
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #298 on: January 02, 2015, 05:48:29 PM »
Sunday, September 14th, 2014: Got all the feed and exhaust pipes for the turbos installed and ready to go:

 
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #299 on: January 02, 2015, 05:48:38 PM »
Sunday, September 17th, 2014: Found the solution for my shocks.  I removed the shock mounts from a 88-98 rear diff and using the measurements make prior I had a buddy come buy and weld on the new shock mounts.

 
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