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Old 01-27-2016, 12:58 PM   #1
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1984 K10 Rebuild, I have no direction yet

I just finished my latest build, 2002 Dodge 2500 Cummins. At my last trip to RWP, I finally finished off my K10. I took the 2.5 ton rockwells out and put them under my Dodge. Now my poor old truck I built in college is finally going to be given some attention.

Quick history:

Stock 305, 700R4, NP208, 10 bolt, 10 bolt



4" springs, shackle flip, crossover, D44, 14 bolt, 38s





12" springs, rockwells, beadlocks, 47s, hydraulic assist





That's how it stayed for a few years. It was fun, rode like a tank, but it was cheap and easy to work on in college. Took it to Rednecks, hit a big hole, bottomed out my front drive shaft, and split my transfer case in 3 pieces.

It's been sitting like this for the last two years while I built my new truck.





So here's the deal, I don't know what I want to do with it? I'll use it for cruising around the ranch, not a dedicated mud truck. Just an all around truck that I can jump into, and not have to climb in and out of. I kind of want to keep it low again, but I love rockwells. I have a set of rockwells, and I have a 2005 AAM 9.25 4.10 and a 14 bolt FF.

Option 1: 2.5 ton rockwells, one link front and rear with coils (just because I like how simple and strong they are, and I've always wanted to try it), 47s that will come off my dodge once my new wheels are done.

Option 2: Truggy as low as I can make it on rocks and 47s. Kind of like Corey Young's on Pirate. Lose the fenders and bed, shorten the rear 20" and stretch the front 8", coils up front and leafs in the rear.

Option 3: 9.25, 4 link, coilovers, shackle flip, stock 52s, 14 bolt, and 37s on H2s. *Honestly more than I want to spend on it...

I'll get it up on frame stands soon and hopefully make a decision.
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Option 2 for sure.
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Old 05-04-2016, 02:57 PM   #4
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Alright, well due to me laying my mud truck over (flexing it on a tree), it is getting cut up instead. It's still running and would rather run diesel than a carb'd 305.

It actually flexed pretty damn well, and then I went too far.



The whole passenger side is done. I have a new set of doors to go on, but that's all I'm replacing.





I did a lot more damage than I thought. As I drove back to the house the next morning, the shifter was screwed up, and the engine sounded a little funny and a loud "whoosh" sound when I got on it. First I saw the driver side intercooler boot was in a bind. Kept looking and noticed a drip from my radiator, and that it had shifted forward. Kept looking and found the weird noise/whoosh noise. I broke my intake horn because my motor slid out of the mount! That caused my shift linkage to pop out, broke my intake, messed up my intercooler boot, radiator, etc.

Funny thing is, I did this 3 days before we left for RWP.







And I found a squirrel nest in my airbox while i was going over everyhing.

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Because of all this and the fact I have a new truck going on 5 tons, I've decided to drop this thing as low as I can on 2.5 tons and 48s. Lose the bed and shorten the rear.

5.9 24V Cummins
47RE 2wd
Divorced 205
Fuel cell
Pinion brakes

2.5 tons, 4 linked front and rear
coil and/or Coilovers

Only real decision/problem is the trans and transfer case. Even if I make my mid-shaft slip yoke to yoke, this set up is still very long. I would prefer to have a stock 4x4 trans and transfer case, but I haven't found one yet. Not a huge problem. If I do use the 205 (it's sitting around collecting dust), I'll have to make a 2 piece front shaft. Not a problem either, just more moving parts.

I have all the parts, minus the fuel cell. All I'm really doing is shrinking what I have. I miss having a truck, that's not a dedicated mud truck.

Disassembly starts soon.
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