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Old 04-21-2014, 07:00 AM   #26
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As for limiting straps. I am getting some made here locally at Alaska Tent and Tarp for my rig and I can have a set made for you too if you get me a length by Friday. Unless the ones on my dodge will work for you.
The limiting straps on my dodge are currently 25" long.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:59 AM   #27
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Finished the other two last night and unloaded the parts Jimmy.







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Old 04-21-2014, 10:31 AM   #28
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Nice tire choice, I'll be waiting to hear how they perform on this rig.
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Looking nice!!
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:56 PM   #30
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Nice tire choice, I'll be waiting to hear how they perform on this rig.
Thanks. I figure that I'll just sell em if they don't work the way I want. Then just find something that will. I have a feeling that they are going to do well enough though. It is a lighter rig. So, I hope it does more floating. Guess we will see. But I'll be sure to update this thread on how they do. I know at least 3 guys that are running them and are very happy. Then again, I'm used to 42/44 inch TSLs. So who knows if these will impress me lol. Figured I'd try something different.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:38 PM   #31
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Thanks. I figure that I'll just sell em if they don't work the way I want. Then just find something that will. I have a feeling that they are going to do well enough though. It is a lighter rig. So, I hope it does more floating. Guess we will see. But I'll be sure to update this thread on how they do. I know at least 3 guys that are running them and are very happy. Then again, I'm used to 42/44 inch TSLs. So who knows if these will impress me lol. Figured I'd try something different.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:06 AM   #32
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Haha. I'll keep it in mind Pete. Thanks to Zak and his buddy for coming by yesterday and today to help pull the motor. It was a huge help and made the job much quicker. I'll post some progress pics this evening.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:00 AM   #33
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looks good Patrick..
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:44 PM   #34
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I got a new engine for my truck too.
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:59 AM   #35
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Old 04-27-2014, 12:16 PM   #36
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hey Patrick how did you do that damage ?
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:48 PM   #37
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Well, lots of miles. And the two sings to the red line didn't help either. Lol.
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:27 AM   #38
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Soooo. This happened.









Got a THM400 and a 241. The bellhousing was cracked/broken. Do I ordered a fix. Which is also an approved scatter shield.



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Old 05-01-2014, 01:30 AM   #39
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I painted the Hedman headers.



And the Hamrurgers pan. Which is a 7 quart with flaps and a windage tray.







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Old 05-01-2014, 02:01 AM   #40
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That's a funny looking 4.3l
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Yea not as many windows as the old one lol. . .
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That's because it's a 5.7L........
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:26 PM   #43
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That's because it's a 5.7L........
He swore up and down that he was sticking with the 6-er... We all knew that wasn't gonna last. Lol
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6=8 for reals !
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:25 PM   #45
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put the spark plugs in now. That is going to be a tight fit!
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There will be some jockeying around to get it shoe horned in there. Honestly, I'm more concerned about the valve covers than the spark plugs.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:04 PM   #47
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Get some lopro valve covers
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:35 AM   #48
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Okay. I am thinking really hard about my front axle at the moment. I have a bit of time. Maybe a week, to decide how I want to do this. Keep in mind that I WILL be locking this axle. Regardless of any plea not to. Currently it is a 78/79 Ford HP D44 with GM HD big hub outers. Here are my options (if you dont have anything helpful to say about it, please refrain lol... Or whatever.):

Option 1:

Keep said D44 and replace busted axle shaft with an OEM one and do some CTM joints and tack the caps. This up coming winter, replace with D60.

Option 2:

Keep said D44 and upgrade to either Yukon Chromos with CTMS, or go RCV and never look back.

Now, I could be into Yukons for around 6-700 bucks. Obviously RCVs will be about 1200-1300. Thats a lot of coin. But, keep in mind, going to a D60 will run my bill up similarly. Ill need a locker, and master install kit to swap the gears from 3.55s. Also, Ill need a steer arm and new cross over steering. That alone is over a grand. That doesnt include the (most likely needed) rebuild of bearings etc.

I know the quick answer is D60. But, time is of the essence. I need to be wheelable in the next 4 weeks, and Ill only be home for 2 of them. I dont have time to cut all the brackets off the Ford HP D60 and re do my leaf pack width to accomodate the wider perches.

I am leaning towards grabbing some Yukons and some CTMs. But, I think for the price, I should just go all the way and get the RCV's. But, do I really want to sink that kind of money into a D44? This is my conundrum. Please help me find a reasonable solution.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:21 AM   #49
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Patrick a dana 44 can be well built and hold up well everything can be broken but driving smart you can make it last . ive seen dana 44 hp hold up to crazy hp in mud drags and using AGS . when u stomp it don't clock wheels to steering lock anything will break ..
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ill be running a hp 44 with a sterling 10,250 rear and 44 ags on my buggy this year . tired of rebuilding my yota axles every season .
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