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Offline Rick

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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2007, 11:18:54 PM »
I just spent three days changing the clutch in my buddy's truck with only a floor jack and a ratchet strap.(in a gravel driveway). 

You had a floor jack?  Geeze...I used to change clutches the old fashioned way -- bench press that sucker in and out.  It's only about 55 pounds for the 4 speed. ;)

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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2007, 12:18:05 AM »
This one weighs about 175-250.  It's the heavy duty 5-speed.  I wish it was the old style 4-speed.
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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2007, 10:25:10 PM »
Here's some new sidepipe pics, I love them. They are a universal kit so it has 1 inlet  tube that's a little longer than the other three. I still love how they look, and how they sound.
The mounting setup has 4 tabs, 2 for each pipe they are about 8 inches long, with a big hole for the main hook-up. I'll get some close up pics of them a little later.
I took and bent them so that I could mount them on the rocker piece that hangs down. I used 3/8 bolts, washers, and lock washers instead of the giant looking bolt/screws that were supplied with the kit.
They hang just a little which I planned on as they weigh about 20-30 pounds with the mufflers installed.
Front Fenders are at the body shop getting finished up so I should have them this week I hope. Have my color and my clear all ready though.





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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2007, 10:44:48 PM »
looks very mean
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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2007, 10:45:34 PM »
in the good way
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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2007, 10:46:59 PM »
Here's the pics of the brackets, and mounting situation. Where the bracket sits up against the bottom of the rocker.
Im going to take a half-way decent sized tech screw (metal screw, self tap, whichever you want to call it) and have it sucked right up to the bottom of the rocker so it doesn't have any give.


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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2007, 11:04:20 PM »
Here's a brief 10 second clip of the car starting and how it sounds.
It's a hair over 2 mb, so it's not to big.

http://www.sourcekills.com/albums/album35/IM000686.mpg

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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #37 on: June 02, 2007, 11:06:54 PM »
sounds good
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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2007, 09:21:58 PM »
That is gonna be one mean Sum Bitch when she is done.
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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2007, 09:25:08 PM »
Love that sound!!
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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #40 on: June 03, 2007, 09:35:43 PM »
That thing sounds great!!!


You had a floor jack?  Geeze...I used to change clutches the old fashioned way -- bench press that sucker in and out.  It's only about 55 pounds for the 4 speed. ;)

i've had to do that with a Ford C6. Now that's not fun.
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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2007, 10:12:13 PM »
damn that sounds good
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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #42 on: June 29, 2007, 11:46:37 AM »
? on the gauges im not much of a fabricator. But did you have to enlarge any of the holes? and what did you use to support the backside of the gauges. I wanted a set-up like that for sometime now. I think it just looks badass.

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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2007, 03:14:15 PM »
The gauges all come with rear mounting supports that basically clamp to whatever is directly behind the outer ring, That will secure all the gauges in place. As for the work, using that same mounting clamp I made some circles on the backside of the bezel, got a carbine milling bit from homedepot (about $8) for my Dremel tool, and went to town, I had to enlarge every hole and it took the better half of an afternoon to get everything fitted just right, still needed to trim here and there so that gauges were tight but slid right in at the same time. On a side note the bezel is aluminum and that carbine bit will munch it pretty good if you loose control of it, and you'll also be picking aluminum slivers for a couple days if you don't wear gloves, safety glasses, and some long sleeve type attire.