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Offline blazer74

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Re: Working on the crew cab
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2015, 01:43:24 AM »
Front bumpers 76 correct.
Where is the vin tag, door jamb or dash?


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Re: Working on the crew cab
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2015, 02:26:23 AM »
Door jamb and 13 numbers.

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Re: Working on the crew cab
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2015, 11:04:10 AM »
Then that's a 70's model for sure with an 80's front clip on it. All 81 and up trucks had to use the new standardized 17 digit vin numbers. The title is probably correct for it.
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Re: Working on the crew cab
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2015, 12:26:33 PM »
theres a difference in the way the hood bolts the cowl. it would be the opposite of this
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=9070.msg60468#msg60468
but if its a parts truck then it doesnt matter not to mention there was no 1 ton 4x4s before the dana 60 came out in 77 and where the hubs on the parts truck? looks like a 2wd
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Re: Working on the crew cab
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2015, 04:56:19 PM »


The body is supposedly a 84. The vin is supposed to match the chassis witch is a 76.  I haven't looked under it nor have I yet to open the hood.   Is 4wd and the hubs are behind the caps.

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Re: Working on the crew cab
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2015, 05:11:21 PM »
i didnt think they would fit behind the hub. new news. maybe because its drw?
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Re: Working on the crew cab
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2015, 06:47:16 PM »
It's a srw.  They added a spacer for the duals.

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Re: Working on the crew cab
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2015, 06:53:22 PM »
lol ok. that all makes sense. is that a dana 60 or 44 up front
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Re: Working on the crew cab
« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2015, 09:56:07 AM »
I decided to look over the truck instead of working today.  Yep its 4wd







The truck has minimal rust and runs better than my 84.  Looks to be a fairly new crate motor.  Rad, alternaror, ps pump, and starter all look new.



I couldn't find the vin number on the frame but the bump stops have been converted to solid.  That's the rough ride. 





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Re: Working on the crew cab
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2015, 04:29:39 PM »
ok dana 44 with auto hubs. makes sense for the hub caps now
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Re: Working on the crew cab
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2015, 09:24:22 PM »
ok dana 44 with auto hubs. makes sense for the hub caps now
Those aren't auto hubs, just regular hubs-meaning no locking or unlocking of the front axle, wheels always turn axleshafts and driveshafts
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Re: Working on the crew cab
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2015, 10:36:54 PM »
rubbish ;-). i knew they wernt the newer style of auto hubs that some what resemble the locking hubs. but i thought they were a old style of locking hubs never knew they were full time
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Re: Working on the crew cab
« Reply #27 on: December 29, 2015, 12:00:21 AM »
Not bad starts to the conversion.

I realize this is an older post, but I just checked it out and have a request, if you could facilitate:

On the unity post mounted spotlight on the yellow truck, could you take a picture of the pillar from the inside, with the trim (if present) removed? I want to confirm that my spotlight mount came through in the right place. As it sits, I have a repair to make from the installation of mine, as the angle of the mount with the guide was NOT quite correct, and perforated into the weather strip channel. It required substantial detailed trimming to get it to line up to the inside where I *think* its supposed to be, but before I weld up the channel, I want to be sure everything is as it should be.

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Re: Working on the crew cab
« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2015, 08:12:45 AM »
Is that a 205 with the full time front axle?  Or am I seeing things?  I have a 205 sitting around, wondered how it would work with not converting the front axle. 

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Re: Working on the crew cab
« Reply #29 on: December 29, 2015, 01:41:32 PM »
It very much does look like a NP205 with that 3-bolt cover in the middle of the transfer case!  It wouldn't work on-road with full-time front hubs!  The front-end would be constantly fighting the rear-end when negotiating turns without the center differential.  I mean, it would work, but it would be pretty hard on the drivetrain!
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