View Full Version : got me a truck..finally

11-09-2006, 09:18 PM
after a while, i finally got my first vehicle. its an 83 chev pickup, 14b full floater rear, ten bolt front, 350 on pane with lumpy cam, dart 2.02 heads, edelbrock intake, turbo 400 and 208 t case riding on almost near 37'' iroks, warn 8000lb winch. The guy i bought it off was a fabricator, and he made some really nice bumpers for it. I'm really stoked, need to put new ball joints in and replace the inner axle shafts and i'll be ready to wheel. If you see this truck ripping around, gimme a wave. Cheers

gimme a week and ill be hitting up stave nd the local trails, would love to wheel with some of you.

oh, anyone got 10bolt axle for sale or shafts?

11-09-2006, 09:21 PM
sounds nice lets see some pictures

11-09-2006, 09:37 PM
just replace the whole 10 bolt front it`s weak and you`ll break it with 37`s
put in a hd d44 from another chev or d60 if ya got the money

11-09-2006, 09:40 PM
pictures? How Much?

11-09-2006, 09:58 PM
sound like a nice truck get some pics of it

11-09-2006, 10:39 PM
[stupid]yes pictures

11-11-2006, 09:32 AM
well, little turn of events. I was driviner around highway 10 and BOOM, ping ping and the whoel truck locked up. Smoke billows out into teh cab, from underneath the hoot and it starts to skid. I point it towards the right shoulder and come to a screaching stop. Turn off, jump out and look around. Some sort of fliuid problem..... I put a connecting rod through the oil pan[28]

So, she's getting towed now. No picstures, once ol red gets back ill get some. And i'd love to get a d44HD but i dont have the money now, i'm gonna try and get it running ASAp and as money comes in ill get it 4x4ing. Shit, and i wanted to go to KOTP too. Fack

11-12-2006, 06:42 PM
ok, anyone know how good the JKL motors are? They said 895 for a 350 rebuild on propane, anyone know what compression ratio, 4 or 2 bolt mains, how extensive te rebuild is? Seems almost too cheap.

11-12-2006, 06:50 PM
sounds pretty cheap alright.....put a wanted ad up for a motor lots around I got a good 350 but I'm too far away[cheers]

11-12-2006, 06:59 PM
It'll be a cheap, barebones rebuild that will get you back on the road. Also, this is why you check your oil...

11-12-2006, 07:47 PM
i did check my oil. I checked coolant, oil and tranny oil. I want an engine that i can drive hard and not blow up like this one. Guess it needs to be well balanced.

Figure i should use a gas 350, i know propane likes compression around 10.5:1 but will a regular gas'r 350 work too?

11-12-2006, 07:50 PM
At this point it would be easier to keep it on propane than switch. Propane doesn't so much "like" high compression as it can run it fine. There's no reason not to have high compression with propane. But that's really cheap, you might even just be getting a used motor or a rering job.

11-12-2006, 07:57 PM
That was i was figuring, a rebuild motor would easily be 1500 for a quality one, but 895 is damn cheap. I'm going to call them and ask em some questions.

11-13-2006, 12:20 AM
i can hook you up with a good 350 for less than that

11-13-2006, 04:42 AM
That was i was figuring, a rebuild motor would easily be 1500 for a quality one, but 895 is damn cheap. I'm going to call them and ask em some questions.

.....and they wouldn't bullshit you or anything eh?

11-13-2006, 09:08 AM
good point. Guess i might have to show up in person and inspect for myself.

Good news some what is the truck came with a slough of parts: bushwacker fender flares in the box still, whole new bed with tailgate thats rust free, front fenders that have minimal rust. Thinking of selling this stuff and hopefully making a bit of cash. I called lordco and they wanted 815 for the pair of fender flares... damn.