Can't wait to see where this goes. I love the 12 valve cummins and all cummins for that matter. The bumper has to go.
Cool, Shawn!As EO I give the green light & this build is DOT approved!
Big Don, I need several questions answered?
1) Do the front and rear yokes both sport those flimsy stamped straps to hold the u-joint in place?
2) It does have dumb rear drum brakes correct?
3) What T-case is it sporting?
4) Rear springs have u-bolts pointed down?
& about that front bumper........ Did the former owner get drunk & run over some farmers poor pasture gate? I suppose he then passed out only to wake up the next morning and decide they should just weld it in place because they figured that truck was already ugly and the gate just added character? Sorry, only logical explanation I could come up with.
Thanks for the suggestionsMy favorite truck. The first Gen Cummins.
If u upgrade the turbo get a hx35/40 hybrid. Simple and put you in yr power range with quick spool and gd towing..(had one and loved it, great mpg also)
If you can Do a p-pump swap,most reliable pump ever. Brakes are crappy even if rebuilt, do a ford caliper swap off of a obs 3/4 ton. They make kits and are recommended if you tow. I would also Look into a gd steering kit, since the stock setup will leave u with trouble.
Sry for so many suggestions I've been planning a 1st Gen build for awhile..
I count 3 Exploders. The pair of vipers alone are quite the achievement.by my kill count i read: 3 vw bugs, 2 pt cruisers, 2 honda crx's, 2 dodge vipers and 2 ford explorers......impressive!!!
Ya know, when I was looking at those silhouettes, I was thinking one of then was a suburban!I count 3 Exploders. The pair of vipers alone are quite the achievement.
With a bumper like that I'm surprised the previous owner didn't shoot for more worthy targets... Like Semi-trucks or locomotives....
I'd like that linkwhen you do your pump make sure to put some 3k or 4k kit in there to rev it up a little more.. i can get you a link for the ford caliper swap if you are interested in that also.. pretty much you swap knuckles and all from a ford onto your dana 60.. 4 piston calipers are very nice for stopping these trucks!!!
There is a small dent on the right side of the bed and that's about all the damage I saw...but I'm sure I'll find more.One does not simply "Sir" the Sarge...:cookoo:
After I asked that question I relooked and came to that conclusion but decided to see if I was right or not.