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My 88 C3500 3+3

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by Stumpuller6.5, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Stumpuller6.5

    Stumpuller6.5 Full Access Member

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    Well here are some pictures, its still not in my yard yet, but as soon as a I have a few open days I will go pickup this huuuuge biotch! :cool:

    It had an attempted theft prior to going up for sale, so there are a few things to fix, (drivers window and related wiring, plus ignition switch) And the PO figures it needs a tuneup. Well I got it for the body mostly, I do plan to, if it can handle it, get it running smooth and just use it for now. :thumbs:

    This project if it comes to be what I plan, will not be finished this year but take some time to complete, as $$$ allow. :D

    So as it sits, it has a newer 6.5 turbo diesel (with 100,000miles on it), a SM465 4 speed manual trans and I assume a 14Bolt FF out back. (have yet to confirm this.)

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    I plan to restore and install a dana 60 front, duramax/allison/to be determined t-case, and definatley some rickson 19.5s :)
     
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    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I think you picked a winner! The rear is a D70, by the way. The only squarebody duallies with a 14FF were the Cab&Chassis models.
     
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    Solid body on that one for sure!
     
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    Good to know! Thanks! :favorites13:
     
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    Well after a month or so I finally have time to go pick it up, gonna trailer it home. :)

    Excited!
     
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    I like that. If that 6.5 runs well I'd leave it be unless you 6.6 sitting around.
     
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    So Stumpuller6.2 your looking to convert you 1 Ton crew cab to a 4x4 as well then? Ill be sure to take lots of pictures and do a decent write up with all kinds of measurements and ect. I already have the front suspension parts but an 8 lug axle to get started with finding the location of all the brackets and ect.
     
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    First thing I`m going to do is flush ALL the fluids engine,trans,diff,coolant,ps,brakes. then get a compression test done to make my decision on were to go with it. :)

    Excellent! i have a parts truck lined up aswell. are you going to do the front clip or just cut crosmember and do the brackets etc? I was kind of inclinded to do a clip swap, granted it even feasable....
     
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    I have the whole front frame clip from a blazer but i am just going to use it for the location of the bolt holes and mount all the brackets and cross member onto my frame.
     
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    Cool, well I`ll pay attention to your progess!
     
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    Well I was supposed to be out of town today and for the rest of the week but job got pushed back a day, SO. I picked up a front seal for the PS pump, some cheap 15w-40 and some Rislone and $5 oil filter. Got home and removed the PS pump and R+R`d the front seal (it was hard as a rock), filled it up with some left over ATF from the garage and its good now. I filled the cooling system with about 10 quarts water ( :eek: ) and could not find a leak any were. I ran it until it got up to temp (the temp gauge works!!) then dumped the oil and filter, put in the cheap 15-40 and rislone and ran it a bit more. I checked all the lights and they work minus one clearance light in the RR tail light and none of the roof lights work... That`s all I did today, I`l let the rislone sit in it for the rest of the week and break down any deposits inside. *Oh, forgot to mention not even a spec of metal on the Drain plug! :thumbs:

    Hopefully on Saturday I will change the oil over to the good stuff and flush the PS. If I get really carried away I may change the oil in the trans and pop the rear diff cover and inspect and fill with new oil. (ALL AMSOIL BTW!) :rocker:
     
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    So you got all the fluids converted to Amsoil now??? Anything new on this project?
     
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    Ah man, work has been very busy, Just got home Friday from being away three weeks, have a lot of home things to catch up on first. I need to replace the batteries, they are tiny and don`t hold a charge very long. Thinking of getting a couple big Odyssey batteries. Still need to finish fluid changes. :grd:

    Still need to install drivers window and do the tanks... check the rest of her out to get it to past mechanical. I hope to have some time this week. :D
     
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    Well, at least you have a good excuse. I don't shit done to mine hardly either and I'm home everynight. :shitsweak:
     
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    FInally had a day off, aside from catching up in family life I inspected the General. And pretty much as expected its not perfect! :lol:

    Must do list, for inspection.

    Windshield*maybe, has two chips, may or may not pass*
    Wiper blades and multifunction switch *only rinse works...:wtf:
    One LT215/85 R16 Tire *what a freakin unicorn size!* :frustration:
    Fuel Filter *needs it, not for inspection, just feel goodness. :D
    RH outer tie rod
    All Ball Joints upper and lower
    Rubber collar on steering shaft
    Front and rear sway bar bushings
    Rear brake hose *will try to get a stainless braided unit*
    Both rear park brake cables.
    Rear axle seals *will change them when I have the drums off to do cables
    Fuel tanks saddles (all 4)
    2 U joints

    Gonna shop online for most of this stuff, and for the front end components I will cheap out as they need not last to long before I do the 4wd conversion. :)
     
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