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Old 06-01-2011, 09:02 PM
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If there is metal something is wrong. If you don't want to tear into it any further I completely understand but it's the only way you'll know for sure. It's a good way to learn though!
i dont mind tearing into it, and definatly want to learn, and from what it's doing i think there is definatly something wrong since it isnt really driveable, im just wondering if i should grab that other rear end $325 might be a little high, but in NorCal and having new brakes it might not be tooooo bad of a price, i guess if i do grab that other rear i can always tear into this one later and learn on it, but i will feel real stupid if it just needs something tightened and adding oil/gasket

of course i'd still have a 12 bolt when all is said and done

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Old 06-01-2011, 09:06 PM
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Did you find any metal? Do you have an automatic tranny in it?
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:34 PM
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Did you find any metal? Do you have an automatic tranny in it?
had to stop for the night, i will check for metal shavings tomorrow, and no i have a saginaw 4speed in it
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:51 PM
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well, i ended up picking up that 12 bolt from CL, i just took the rear end not the whole ladder bar set up, any advice for cutting off the old mounts, i dont have a plasma cutter or anything, do i just take a cutting wheel on my angle grinder and cut them off then grind it smooth, and for the new perches i need 3" is that correct? what should i expect to pay for a set of perches? My neighbor said he'd weld them on for me once i get it lined up, or there is a rear end shop not too far from me that said if i bring them the old rear end and the new rear end they will move the perches for $150, which doesnt seem too bad if new perches are going to cost me $100 anyway, and then it will all be done quick and easy and i'll just have to bolt it back in... but then i dont learn anything... hmmm
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:14 PM
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Spring perches

Who told you spring perches are $100.00? You can get them for $15.00 to $20.00. Your springs aren't 3" wide. They are only 2".
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:26 PM
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okay, couldnt remember where i saw that, thats way better, so i just need 2" perches from a trailer supply store?

any advice on cutting off the old ones?
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:02 PM
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That's what neighbors are for! It sounds like your neighbor could save you some money. Just help "him" out sometime. You want something the same thickness as the original.
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:49 PM
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evilbeef54 I just cut them off with a torch and used a 7 inch grinder to smooth them off.Transfer your stock parking brake cables into the new rearend before you weld on the perches.I hung the rearend in on the u bolts loosely with the pads just setting in place while i set the pinion angle and centered the rear end before I tack welded them on.I dropped the rearend, welded them solid then reinstalled it.The rear springs don't sit level so you have to figure that in if you just measure and weld.I failed to account for that and had to cut mine off and weld on a new set.That's why I went to the trouble to hang it in place before tack welding.I have done allot of things wrong and had to redo them but that's hotrodding
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:42 PM
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I used the same method as DD. Bolt it in place, measure, measure again, set pinion, tack, remove from truck, weld, reinstall, take neighbor to lunch.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:46 AM
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shake down cruise

3400 miles in 10 days, aka hotrod power tour 2011.
detroit to cocoa bch and back to detroit.
truk performed flawlessly, 20.1 mpg with the cruise @ 80 and the ac on.
i'm still smiling.

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Sounds like a great road trip , Ogre
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Ogre 20 miles to the gallon...WOW.The power tour sounds like allot of fun.
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great road trip. i'm not a car show guy, power tour is a 7 day, 6 hr cruise to a car show.
i chose to leave late in the morning, show up at 4:30 pm (while all the early guys were leaving), sign in, look at the classics and customs and leave... join a cruise pack, leave a cruise pack, join a cruise pack, repeat... lots of new cars that i chose not to cruise with, but lots of classics to cruise with. my co-pilot took 800 pics, still sorting thru them. i'll get some up on photobucket soon.
i did hook up with a 57 suburban for most of the trip. this 57 was the cover truck on june 2011 custom classic trucks mag, sweet ride indeed, maybe a little over board, definitely out of my price range.
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Well, my shoulder appears to finally be healing up sfo I should be able to get back to with on the truck, for those spring perches I should just need a 2" pad, anything weird or different with the pads when I am looking at the trailer store or online? When I did a search before a saw a couple different types for angled out straight and stuff like that
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:24 PM
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hit the trailer store on the way home today and just picked up a couple of different ones, they were only $5 ea and he said i can return the wrong ones once i made sure it is right, time to drop the old rear and start figuring this out
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