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I guess I dont have a full build thread either so here it is:

After the accident I rethought that I wanted to do, mall crawl, actually start wheeling my truck, ditch 4x4 altogether and but that diesel or streetbike... I decided now that my bronco's salvaged and the body isnt Stan-pretty anymore I might as well wheel it. SAS and 5 speed trans has always been in the back of my mind but I haven't had the money or space to do it the way I want. Well now I have the money and still no space so it's going to happen anyway, I can't wait any longer.


Here are the plans:
Front axle: Dana 60 king pin. Selectable locker, 5.13s. Pretty sure I'm going to run leafs due to simplicity and the fact that I know they flex good on another identical setup :mrgreen:
Rear axle: Dana 60, 35 spline shafts, some kind of locker, 5.13s, keeping the shackle flip, maybe running longer leafs.
Trans: zf5, centerforce clutch.
Engine: rebuild current 351, minor polishing and port matching, mild cam. Must stay smog legal. I already built the exhaust but don't have headers yet so I'll get some headers down the line too. I'm officially ditching the AC so my york go in place of my busted AC compressor.

What I have:
88 Dana 60 king pin
01 E350 HD60 (full float, smooth bottom, disc brakes, D70 spindles, 35 spline ready)
ZF5 I still haven't paid Justin for :banghead:
Money. Thanks insurance.

Stay tuned.

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March 4th, 2012, 9:39 am
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Your going to be hard pressed to find a 35 spline 60 rear, unless you planning on buying new shafts. Most of them are 30 (not even 31). No real season to try and match the front since the only thing they could ever share is the locker. Go for a 10.25 sterling or a comporate 14b boat anchor like Danny.

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He already has a badass Dana 60 rear from an E350... Factory discs with a working parking brake!

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Pretty much what Ryan said, discs with a good parking brake alone at worth it to me, this specific axle has 32 spline shafts. 35 spline shafts are cheap enough to justify the switch, plus the 60 is way higher clearance than the sterling or 14b.

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March 4th, 2012, 4:42 pm
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Justin. Consider yourself paid.

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Justin. Consider yourself paid.

:yes: thanks buddy!! So when are we planning the zf5 party? Danny we building at you house right? :D

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Damn son, when did you get a front and rear 60!? I also wanted to do a 35 spline 60 rear, but as I'm sure you've researched the ones that can actually fit 35 spline shafts (like you were lucky enough to find) are generally super expensive! I like the plan and I'm stoked to see you out on the trails again!

What size tire are you thinking? Any thoughts on need/want for hydro assist (based on tire size I suppose)? Planning on keeping the 1356? Looks like you'd have aprox 75:1 crawl with the 1356, ZF5 and 5.13.

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March 4th, 2012, 9:22 pm
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Thanks Dan, this is all pretty recent, I haven't had anything for very long. My buddy had the rear 60 and I found the front on pirate for super cheap. The same guy is selling zf swap parts so i might go back and pick up some more stuff.

I want a 37 or 38" tire, not so big I can't stuff it in the fender well but I don't want something tiny like a 35 either. Itd be cool to run 44s for snow trips. (but where the hell would I store them!) I haven't thought about hydro assist but it's definitely a possibility, maybe a necessity. And I'm keeping the 1356 for now, I may go a different route in the future but for now I'm pretty satisfied with it.

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March 4th, 2012, 10:36 pm
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Sounds like a solid plan... my 37s are kinda on the edge for needing hydro assist, with the suspension flexed on rocks or something turning is an impossibility without a little forward momentum, so you kinda have to think things through a little more knowing you may not be able to steer at max flex. Not a show stopper and it'd be pretty low on my to do list, but something to keep in mind if you do go much bigger. I also have a saginaw which is a must. It's kinda like an F350 booster, if you havent done it yet just F*n do it and you'll be so pissed you didn't sooner.

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March 5th, 2012, 9:54 am
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Yeah I hear ya, ive had the booster for 5 years and I'm still pissed I didn't do it sooner!

My sag has been in for 3 years and I'm starting to think I need a new pump, I can barely turn my 35s on flat ground.

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March 5th, 2012, 10:28 am
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Sounds like a solid plan Rick. Cant wait to see it in progress.

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Making slow progress. Went to the DMV today and got the salvage title documents. I need a brake and light inspection as well as a smog check. I'm golden in the smog dept but I need to replace a taillight and some bulbs to pass the brake/light inspection. Hopefully they don't make me put any money into the actual brakes, they won't be there for long. I'm faxing the DMV statement over in the morning and I should have my check by Friday.

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Nice man! You've got a nice pile of parts together too, I'm looking forward to seeing it come together. Dusy!?

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ive got spare taillight lenses if you need them.

Let me know.

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as some one that got the salvage title on their bronco hahaha, the break and head light inspection is a fucking joke

http://www.brakeandlampinspection.com/howis_bi.htm wrote:
"During an Official Brake Inspection, the technician will determine if any
defects exist in the vehicles braking system which will include the
removal of the vehicles road wheels to conduct a general visual inspection
and then use special measuring devices to assure that the manufacturers
specifications as regards the braking system are met and that no hazard
exists which would cause the brake system to not operate properly or
even fail."



does your truck stop at 5mph in under 25 feet? how about 250feet at 35 mph or something like that


also, check into this, i only found out about it after i payed the 80$ for the tests and cert

http://www.ehow.com/facts_7366407_california-law-brake-inspections.html wrote:
"If you are retitling a vehicle that has been junked or salvaged and there is not a state-licensed inspection station within a "reasonable distance," the state will accept a Statement of Fact (REG 256) from a California repair shop. The statement certifies that the vehicle's brakes and lights are working properly."



also heres a list of the shops that do it

http://www.brakeandlampinspection.com/locations.htm

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