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rockcity
Mon Jul 30 2007, 03:12PM

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Ok, I'm starting this thing back up. I now have the D60 inner Cs machined out to fit my rear D70. I should start trying to get them welded on really sooon. I just gotta get my darn grinder to work...

I'm also working on getting the radiator mounted and plumbed up to the 351. Some aluminum cutting and welding is necessary for this, which will be fun on this thin radiator.

I'll start taking some pics and loading them up as I slowly progress on this project.



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Aggressive1
Tue Jul 31 2007, 08:40AM
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Looking forward to seeing the progess.
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rockcity
Tue Jul 31 2007, 10:34AM

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I found the problem with the grinder. Gotta find new brushes for the motor. Until then, I'm not doing any grinding work...

Last night I got the old exhaust manifolds off, spark plugs, wires, etc. off the engine to get them out of the way. Because of my front driveshaft and starter, I know I'll need to fab some new funky headers, so I'm trashing the manifolds.

Hopefully tomorrow I can fab the brackets for the radiator and get that mounted. The outlet at the bottom goes directly into the power steering pump. Thats an issue I'll have to get figured out. Moving the power steering pump to where the EGR pump may be the easiest.

Tonight I'm working on getting the propane tanks mounted and the seat supports. I also expect to mount the D300 and measure for the rear driveshaft...

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pee-J
Thu Aug 02 2007, 11:55AM

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rockcity
Thu Aug 02 2007, 12:45PM

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I welded the radiator supports/brckets on the radiator last night. That aluminum TIG is fun...

I'm working on getting a new camera, so no pics as of yet

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rockcity
Mon Aug 06 2007, 05:40PM

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I looks like the D60 inner Cs were not machined out large enough for my D70 axle. So, I've got to get those opened up a little more, to 3.5" bore.

Once that is done, I'll be able to weld them on the axle and get the buggy rolling around again

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gogogadgetbiker
Mon Aug 06 2007, 06:00PM

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Might be easier to get a set of Crane of Deadenbear C's. You can get them already machined for 3.5"

2002 GMC Sonoma ZR2 SFA
HP D60 front, 5:13's,Chevy brakes, ARB, 35 spline hubs, rotated
GM 14B FF rear 5:13's, Disk, Detroit, 3/8" diff cover
Alcan Waggie 4" front springs and ZR2 4" rear springs
Highsteer/crossover steering, PSC Box
42" IROKs, Eaton 32 Bolt Beadlocks
High Angle Driveshafts
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rockcity
Tue Aug 07 2007, 08:00AM

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Its def. easier, but WAY more expensive...
machining only cost me $40, so that is much cheaper than the Deadenbears. Plus, I already had the stock D60 inner Cs, knuckle, spindles, etc. etc.

These inner Cs are the HD D60 inner Cs, so they are more comparable to the Deadenbear/Crane Cs.

I'm just waiting on them to get machined out this week. Maybe I can get them on the axle this weekend if the machining is done.

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Aggressive1
Tue Sep 18 2007, 11:00AM
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Ya know what? It was 60 out here yesterday and today...so...no more crap about it's too hot. GET TO WORK!
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rockcity
Tue Sep 18 2007, 11:20AM

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yeah, yeah. I've been slack the last couple of weeks. I've been hoping to weld the knuckles on the axle, but I really think I'm going to do it this week, maybe this weekend...



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pplblazerdude
Tue Sep 18 2007, 11:42AM
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Come on man get this bad boy together and let her mover under her own power
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Aggressive1
Tue Sep 18 2007, 12:20PM
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Glad to here you at least got the inners machined.
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rockcity
Tue Sep 18 2007, 01:03PM

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innners are machined, I've just been busy at the house. Heat pump went out, so I've been working on fixing that, now it isn't fixable for an affordable amount, I'm now working on installing a new unit and some duct, so I've been a little tied up. Hopefully I can finish up the heat pump install and I can get back to the buggy...

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rockcity
Fri Oct 12 2007, 01:07PM

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Inner Cs were not bored out enough, so I had to get them done again. Thankfully we have CNC equipment at work so it was very, very affordable. Finally got those back yesterday and they fit perfect. Looks cool with the knuckles on the back!!!!

I'm installing the heat pump this weekend and working on the buggy. I'll try and get some pics taken along with more updates.

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Aggressive1
Fri Oct 12 2007, 10:12PM
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Sweet! Looking forward to seeing it. Found some old pics of it at the show.

I need to call you this weekend to order some tabs.
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rockcity
Tue Oct 23 2007, 04:34PM

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Dave,

send me some of those old pics. Call me and I'll send ya what tabs I can

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biggy
Tue Nov 13 2007, 11:50AM

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well.. i don't know what's taking you so long, but you need to get in gear.

it's a '51...it's just been modified some
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rockcity
Tue Nov 13 2007, 08:41PM

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i know, i know

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rockcity
Sat Nov 17 2007, 08:36PM

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I finally got one of the knuckles welded on the rear axle. Its not fully welded, but most of the root pass is inthere. I'm working on the other side and just about have it ready to mount on the axle.

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rockcity
Tue Dec 04 2007, 11:30AM

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Started working on the buggy more.

Welded the other knuckle to the rear axle and got all of the hubs, spindles, bearings, and rotors on the rear axle. I mounted one rear tire (no room to mount the other one in the garage...)

I also got the tie rod adjusted and installed temporarily until the machine shop finishes making the D60 high steer arms.

Last night I welded in some of the body/floor pannels on both the driver and passenger side and started working on mounting the passenger seat. I coped some more tube and welded it in for the passenger side seat mount.

This weekend I'm planning on working on the D300 rebuild with the 32 spline output shafts so I can start working on driveshafts.

I'll also get the propane tanks mounted. Anyone know a good way to mount them? Level, left to right, front to back, upright, etc. etc.???

I'm also looking for a good spot to mount the battery...

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rockcity
Thu Dec 06 2007, 12:06PM

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ahhh...

the buggy looks great in the driveway with all 4 tires back on there. It looks even better with the rear tires turned with the rear steer!!!!

Starting on the D300 32 spline outputs tonight...

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biggy
Thu Dec 06 2007, 12:28PM

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how about some pictures.

it's a '51...it's just been modified some
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rockcity
Thu Dec 06 2007, 12:41PM

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no pics yet. my digi camera is broken. I'm expecting to get a new one for Christmas, so I can post some up then. I may borrow one for the time being

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Coondogger
Thu Dec 06 2007, 09:11PM
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I was kinda wanting to see some pics too.

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rockcity
Sun Dec 16 2007, 10:45PM

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ah, doing more work on the buggy this week and weekend.

Made some brackets to mount the radiator. I should have them welded up on the radiator tomorrow night.

Started working on putting the HD 32 spline output shafts in the D300. I found out I needed some new bearings, so I'm waiting on a rebuild kit.

I also bent up some tube and started mounting the propane tanks. A few little tabs and the tanks should be mounted.

I also went to Chapel Hill and picked up a running 302, pulled the old 351 (to rebuild) and installed the 302. I need a carb and it'll be running in no time.

More to come this week. Hopefully I can add some pic soon.

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