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i am in need of some much needed direction.

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by IDIoit, May 17, 2020.

  1. chillman88

    chillman88 Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    I've been surprised by a couple. I got to drive a friend's once and it was way peppier than my dually. It was also a thousand or so pounds lighter LOL

    I'm looking forward to this build. What did that 2wd front end come off? Looks like GM?
     
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  2. Clb

    Clb Another old truck Supporting Member

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    Now about said hollywood top:thumbsup:
    I was thinkin a carson on the quad bronco would be rad.
    A pita but rad.

    Get some
     
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  3. IDIoit

    IDIoit MachinistFabricator Supporting Member

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    came off a 77 1 ton chevy truck.
    same with the corporate 14.
    I cant wait either!
    but I HAVE to get this 52 chevy done and out of my life
     
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  4. chillman88

    chillman88 Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    I was going to ask why the 14 bolt instead of the sterling, but then I remembered he's keeping the axles.

    Do you have any preference between the two? From my research they seem to be about the same, with a minor advantage in aftermarket support for the 14 bolt.

    I'm just excited to get the old front shackle hangers so I can get started on my build lol. I'd better get the bed off so I can get it hauled to sandblast...
     
  5. IDIoit

    IDIoit MachinistFabricator Supporting Member

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    I don't really have a preference. my only concern is not loosing my 1 ton suspension/axle
    not a fan when people go to 5 lug on these builds.
    it may be a bastard truck, but I don't want inferior bearings.
    remember, the 10.5 uses all the same shat
     
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    That thing would look cherry with some stand up jet skis in the back, don’t know why but it’s just lookin like that to me.
     
  7. IDIoit

    IDIoit MachinistFabricator Supporting Member

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    I will die like a real man

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    Laine D Full Access Member

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    There’s nowhere to put your purse
     
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    Clb Another old truck Supporting Member

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    You doing the hydro pikklefork???
    Whoot
    Fukkin
    Hoo
    I'm in For a build
     
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  10. IDIoit

    IDIoit MachinistFabricator Supporting Member

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    not yet... 61 is coming out of the shop this weekend, and a 52 is coming in
     
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    The GM corporate 14-bolt is the strongest 8 lug axle out there bar none.
    and again I'm sure pretty soon someone will chime in and argue with me just because I don't know anything.
    Straddle Mount pinion, gigantic ring gear, beefy carrier bearings, axles, put a crush sleeve eliminator kit in that baby and you can beat the hell out of it.
     
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    79jasper Chickenhawk

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    I think that's what was in my 79 c30. Looks more like something out of a medium duty truck. Lol

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