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Sup folks! Been off the web for a bit, but I'm back again :) Been workin on a few projects on the ol' Dodge. Put an HEI system in, stuck a Ford Taurus fan with SPAL controller, and dropped the front end down 3 inches. I plan on getting the back end down in the next few weeks as well as doing a disc brake conversion on the rear axle! Here is a pic :)

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:welcome:BACK :hi:

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Welcome back.....again! :lol: Truck's looking good! Now change your avitar. :mrgreen:

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Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:39 pm
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Welcome back.....again! :lol: Truck's looking good! Now change your avitar. :mrgreen:


I'm gonna wait till I get the back dropped b4 i change it lol

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lookin good but the back is now at nosebleed height


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Yeah it looks like I'm running hijackers in rear lol, I'm hoping I can get some time in a buddy's garage cuz I need a air compressor and a die grinder with a cut off wheel to cut the rivets on the front spring hanger, but he keeps putting me off :-( we will see what happens...

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Getting ready to tackle some projects on the truck. I got parts on order to get the rear axle dropped, and I got the parts today to install my SPAL variable fan speed controller. Now, I know some people might not have this problem, but I had nowhere to install the temp sensor for the controller. The only spot available spot was occupied by the sensor for the mechanical temp gauge. Sooo, I came up with my own little creation to solve that!

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This is the SPAL sensor that came with my controller. It utilizes a 3/8 standard thread.

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This is a 3/8 3/8 3/8 brass T fitting utilizing 3 3/8 standard thread fittings that I picked up at my local NAPA for 7 bucks
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My heater hoses are 5/8. So, i picked two of these hose fittings for 3.49 each at AutoZone. The fittings are for 5/8 hoses and utilize 3/8 standard threads.
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And basically what I can do now is thread the hosefittings on each and install the sensor on top of the T and cut my heater hose and install this in-between each cut end. I will take pics once installed :-)
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That's using the old noggin right there!!

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What wheels are those? It is hard to tell by the picture.

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They are Mopar cop car wheels with baby moons and trim rings :-)

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So, I assume you swapped to the 4.5" bolt pattern. I sure wish I could find a set of those with the cop hubcaps for a reasonable price.

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Mine came with 5x4.5. They didn't change to 5x5 until 85 :-)

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*tapping fingers*...waiting on parts, good weather, and a day off to coincide....

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Did some tinkering on lunch break today..here is my heater hose sensor mount assembled and installed...make sure you install on the discharge heater hose and not on the return side, otherwise every time you tun the heater, the sensor will get false readings!
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I've installed the SPAL PWM fan controller on the drivers side inner fender
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I simply ran my sensor harness along the alternator charging wire and plugged into the controller....
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Still gotta run the main controller harness to the fan, but I'll get to that this weekend :-)
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Gonna finish wiring the fan controller tomorrow, weather permitting... got some parts today, almost ready to do the axle flip!

U-bolts i got at autozone
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Almost time to drop it! Waiting on shock plates now...

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It's a pretty easy project. Unbolt the leaf springs, jack up the rear end, and bolt them back on.

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Finally got my shock plates! woohoo! Kevin, i need a favor. Can you measure your stock shackles bolt center to bolt center? I need to know the factory length.. :-)

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Bolt center to bolt center on the rear shackle is 4".

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Thank ya sir :-)

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New(er) shock plates
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If you ever lower another truck, here's the cheap way.
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Is it finished ???

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Arg...no...finally got my parts....waiting on NO RAIN now...

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Finally got the wiring finished on my fan controller. The fan is a single motor, DUAL speed unit out of a Taurus. I am using only the high side since the controller will bring it in operation and gradually speed up as temps increase. Man, on full blast, that fan moves some SERIOUS air! More than any $400 aftermarket fan I've ever used. It cost me 20 bucks at pull-a-part and the controller and sensor run me 160 on EBay :mrgreen:

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Now I just got ta get the back end down....

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nice to see your making progress...... little is better than none ;)

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True dat lol

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My next project after I get the back end dropped. Straight cut NOISY timing gears...Muahahaha!

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sweet...... there all going to think you have a blower under there ;)

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That's part of the motivation to go noisy gear drive lol

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Finally got my back end dropped! I basically did it with rear end still on the truck, one side at a time. That helped make it easier to keep the axle centered and keep my pinion angle the same.

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I jacked up the back of the truck,placed the frame on jackstands, and used a floor jack to manipulate the axle as needed. Started out with this:
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I cut the ubolts off because after 26 years, the nuts were NOT gonna coming off willingly. I removed the shock plates, dropped the axle, and then completely unbolted the spring pack
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I had to flip the centering pin around on the spring packs
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I had drop shackles on it already, so it would have to low and bottomed put on the frame, so I adjusted my mounting location to the equivalant of stock height
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After getting the springs bolted in, I placed the new perches on the centering pin, and lowed the axle down onto them,put my ubolts in place, put the shock plates on, and bolted it together
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Then I went and repeated on the other side. After both sides were done, I trimmed the excess off the bolts, and then removed one ubolt, welded that side of the perch, reinstalled the ubolt, and repeated three more times.
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And the finished results:
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I like it :punk:

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Looks great! That's the problem with black trucks. It's hard to take a picture showing the gap between the tire and fenders/quarters.

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