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CamoCowboy
02-07-2006, 06:25 PM
I know redneck has done it. but how hard is it really??? i am mechanically inclined but i do not have access to a shop on a regular basis. any input would help.

ps. i have an 88 GMC Sierra.

adrock
02-07-2006, 07:21 PM
when we did rednecks, biggest part of the whole thing was cutting out the ifs shit, and waiting for parts. we also went coils so we fabbed up most of the stuff ahead.

sj-x 500
02-07-2006, 08:01 PM
have an axle ready to go, have steering ready to go, have coil buckets fabbed, links in hand, rod ends, or bushings in hand. then cut cut cut, weld weld weld.

CamoCowboy
02-07-2006, 09:13 PM
ive heard that a front axle out of a dodge ram charger would work due to input aligning with the transfer case. true?? not true??

adrock
02-07-2006, 09:36 PM
basically anything with a drivers drop will work. if you can, look for a front diff outa a jeep tj. heard there super rare and will hold up to 44's no problem. will also fit under perfectly.......................shoot me now.

REDNECK-WELDING
02-07-2006, 09:38 PM
if you dont have access to shop dont do it. theres lots of shit to do. alot more little shit to do than you think. even down to the making the power steering lines from the gmc fit into a ford box. have all parts before you start. and make sure to have a buddy there to help that will work for food [36] [36] thanks adrock. i guess your is next on the crew cab[36]

CamoCowboy
02-07-2006, 11:03 PM
i have access to a shop. it would cost me a case of beer, but thats peanuts. the problem is, is that i woudl have to do it all in a weekend cause i have no other transportation. maybe a long weekend. haha. call in sick a day or 2. i need to find the front adn rear end first then ill see.

Big_Ern
02-08-2006, 02:47 AM
should be able to get all your parts together, fab up some brackets etc and then just come in and cut out the old and weld in the new in a weekend.

might be worth looking into some pre-made SAS kits. I know there's a lot of really complete kit for reasonable price out there for toyota's. (ie, you buy an axle and the kit includes everything else, even the little stuff like shocks & breaklines). I'm sure there's something similar out the for chevies.

Evan the Blue
02-08-2006, 07:32 AM
Buy a 50$ car to drive while working on it.
The job is tons of work but well worth it in the end [5]
[!] IFS

Camorokee
02-08-2006, 08:27 AM
if you dont have access to shop dont do it. theres lots of shit to do. alot more little shit to do than you think. even down to the making the power steering lines from the gmc fit into a ford box. have all parts before you start. and make sure to have a buddy there to help that will work for food [36] [36] thanks adrock. i guess your is next on the crew cab[36]

what the f**k you using a ford box for.

REDNECK-WELDING
02-08-2006, 09:29 AM
had to put in a ford steering box cause the one that is on the truck for the ifs isnt the right one. the pitman arm is facing the wrong way, you cant turn the pitman arm cause then you would be turning the wron way

Big_Ern
02-08-2006, 11:02 AM
why not use a 2wd chevy box then?

REDNECK-WELDING
02-08-2006, 11:10 AM
they face the same way on those trucks .

Big_Ern
02-08-2006, 06:57 PM
get highsteer then

CamoCowboy
02-09-2006, 05:52 PM
basically anything with a drivers drop will work. if you can, look for a front diff outa a jeep tj. heard there super rare and will hold up to 44's no problem. will also fit under perfectly.......................shoot me now.


hmmmm there is a guy parting out a 1990 Jeep YJ. would that front axle work?? woudlnt you put full size axles under a full size truck??

sj-x 500
02-09-2006, 05:58 PM
a dana35 barely holds to stock tires. under a fucking jeep.

Kevin
02-09-2006, 06:03 PM
go dana 60 on the fulsize, i wouldnt put anything bigger than 37-38's on a dana 44

CamoCowboy
02-09-2006, 07:16 PM
yeah. 1 ton. ill find it somewheres.

Kevin
02-10-2006, 12:03 AM
find a old 70's f250 or 350

Blazerboy
02-10-2006, 12:26 AM
Ive got a D44 fornt end, hub to hub with drop down arm in it already for sale.

Blazerboy
02-10-2006, 12:27 AM
O it has 3.73 gears and manual locking hubs

brandonf250
02-11-2006, 05:56 PM
ya u would put a full size axel under a fullsize truck,i dont know what they were talking about a TJ front diff for , i think they were fuckin with ya