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- wondah whooooaman-
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LaVelle wrote:

Are those a factory style stud on the bottom?
If they are I should be ok when I get a set, I had to move the mounting holes on mine once already for rim clearance.


Yes, those are stock. 



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My $60 64 chevelle diff ear bushing arrived finally- I promptly took it out back and hit it with the torch on the shell (not the rubber) and after only a minute or so the shell popped and shot itself off the rubber insert, other than some soot on the outside which wiped off there really wasn't anyhthing to clean up on the inside.

 

Pressed the poly bushing into the new shell, and pressed it into the diff ear- installed the last arm, greased them, torqued them...

...Then i realized that i forgot to install the thrust washers on the inside of the diff ears.

fire

Soo yeah, I gotta pull the upper arms back off again. But i'm close anyway...

 

I also picked up my replacement heater core this morning- that will be the next project before I turn the car around and start working on the steering stuff & swapping the front springs.

 



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I'm a dork. Pulled the upper arms off the diff... Fitted the thrust washers and they are too wide (like 1/4").
Re-read the instructions again and says they are optional.
Ugh. Now to put them back on again.


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- wondah whooooaman-
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Ben wrote:

I'm a dork. 


 I'll just leave this one here..............evileye



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gotago wrote:
Ben wrote:

I'm a dork. 


 I'll just leave this one here..............evileye


 If this is your first indication, you haven't been paying attention



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It's all back together now.
Trying to understand how to properly measure driveline and pinion angles.

I downloaded an app from tremec for my phone, but get different readings Everytime.

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- Mike -
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Buy a $10 angle finder with a magnet on at least one of the flat sides. I hope you have full weight on front and rear suspensions and both ends(tires) are the same height off the ground first(or if you can do it on the ground).

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Just checking things off of the list. New cross member, change springs, and getting the motor stuff mocked-up. Then sometime soon off to paint(Please Lord)








 

 

 

 

 



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aukai wrote:

Just checking things off of the list. New cross member, change springs, and getting the motor stuff mocked-up. Then sometime soon off to paint(Please Lord)







 

 

 

 

 


 How's the bomb shelter coming along?  That must have sucked really badly!



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Ha, the missle scare? Crazy. Nice crossmember. Plenty of room for exhaust.

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I'm kinda glad it happened, showed how much people don't have a plan.

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Had to upgrade my daily driver 1997 Dodge Dakota Sport Club Cab 4x4 3.9L V6 5 Speed after 20 yrs 5 1/2 months and 302,840 miles on the original engine...never once popped off a valve cover.  Throwout bearing started squealing loudly Friday driving home and I wasn't going to throw good money at it anymore...also needs a new clutch, carpet, timing set(original), tie rods, windshield and a deeeeeeep cleeeaaan.

Replaced with a 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLE 4x4 5.3L/4L60E in Stealth Gray Metallic(it should be called blue) with Ebony interior.  The whole fleet of 4 is now all GM for the first time.



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- Shane -
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got some new parts for the 67 gmc yesterday.. installed the glove box,defroster vents and hoses. got new front inner fenders,sanded and painted them..also got new trim for the tailgate and radio antennae

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Nice upgrade, Mike! How many miles?

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Brettd85 wrote:

Nice upgrade, Mike! How many miles?


 113k miles.  



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EDIT The transmission is actually a 6L80E, realized that driving to work up Elhi Hill to Bonney Lake manually downshifting. Really enjoying the truck, I never had power anything much less fold in mirrors or remote start.

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What is a 6L80E?
I know what a 4L80E is, but never heard of a 6L80E.
Did GM come up with a new gearbox or it that a typo?

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- Mike -
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LaVelle wrote:

What is a 6L80E?
I know what a 4L80E is, but never heard of a 6L80E.
Did GM come up with a new gearbox or it that a typo?


 Similar to the 4L80, but a six speed auto.



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6L80e (1/2 ton version) and 6L90e (3/4 ton version) also have the TCM integrated into the transmission and communicate to the ECM via CANbus. You have to have a GEN IV or GEN V LS computer system for these to work. Nobody YET has come up with a solution for these 6 speeds to work outside of the 58x reluctor system of the Gen IVs and Gen Vs.

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Rear suspension is done & ready for testing... Took the car off the ramps & stands and back on the ground.
One more project to do while its backed in while I can get to the passenger side- heater core.

Got it out tonight...Little more cleanup tomorrow and i can put the new one back in.





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