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Body-Interior-Electrical / Re: Flat bed
« Last post by ED-NY on December 18, 2017, 01:29:05 PM »
That bed looks great on the truck.

Don't know how you are going anchor the bed and frame rails...but I suspect you'll get some squeaking where the rivets make contact.  You could cut a long 1/2" thick strip of spruce along the frame and put holes at the rivet contact points so the spruce won't shift. Could use rubber mats also. 
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Body-Interior-Electrical / Re: Flat bed
« Last post by MrC. on December 18, 2017, 11:34:53 AM »
Thanks again for posting the pictures.
I did have one more question.

I have set the flat bed right on top of the frame rails, It is sitting on all the rivet heads in the frame. I want the bed as low as possible, but should I space it up off the rivets and build mounts where it is. or should I put some weather stripping or other material between the frame and bed or just mount it not touching the frame at all, I have looked as a few factory beds, and they sit on the frame, no weather stripping but also no rivets on the top of the frame.

Thanks
MrC.
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Engine-Driveline-Wheels-Tires / Re: Where to buy muffler and exhaust pipes
« Last post by Andrew on December 17, 2017, 04:38:40 PM »
Thanks Guys, we ended up using a Walker Muffler speced for a pick up with a 454. No one had a listing for the HD
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Engine-Driveline-Wheels-Tires / Re: Where to buy muffler and exhaust pipes
« Last post by ED-NY on December 17, 2017, 03:50:43 PM »
I have a couple of tailpipes and believe one is from a diesel and one from gas...suspect that the tail pipes are the same for gas/diesel and even various wheel bases.
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Suspension-Brakes-Hydraulics / Re: rear HD hub install question
« Last post by RPF207 on December 17, 2017, 08:44:25 AM »
Have never rebuilt a HD rear end but have done 14bolts and Dana 60s. I have a feeling they assemble in the same fashion. First, grease the heck outta those bearings. If you haven’t yet go buy a bearing greasing tool and really put the grease to it. Install both races and bearings and slide the hub on. Install the thrust washer if it has one then Take your first bearing nut and torque to spec while rotating the hub. Then install the lock washer and second nut. And then put grease all over everything. This is only a general idea of an assembly on a full floating axle. Again, I have never done a GM spec Dana 80 but I am assuming the parts are similar
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Engine-Driveline-Wheels-Tires / Re: Where to buy muffler and exhaust pipes
« Last post by RPF207 on December 17, 2017, 08:33:27 AM »
Where do you live? I have a rear exhaust assembly that I’m not using but it’s from a diesel. Not sure if it’s the same
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Suspension-Brakes-Hydraulics / rear HD hub install question
« Last post by remingtongoose77 on December 16, 2017, 04:09:32 PM »
Hi,

I'm completely rebuilding my truck ground up. I'm finally at the stage of putting the rear hubs back on. I rebuilt them with new bearings and races. Its been months since I saw these parts on the truck. Does anyone know the procedure for installation. Specifically how to you sent the free play in the rear hub with the double nuts?

Any help advice or experiences would be great.

Thanks
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Forum Help - Suggestions / Re: Upgrading forum November 2017
« Last post by ED-NY on December 14, 2017, 10:36:29 PM »
Had another reboot today (12/14/17) 10PM so I lost posts from 24hrs ago. Was trying out some new themes when the page went down...had to load the 24hr old backup.

Sorry...but almost done moving this site to the upgraded server.
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Body-Interior-Electrical / Re: Flat bed
« Last post by ED-NY on December 14, 2017, 10:32:20 PM »
MrC

Your last post got deleted when this site crashed (today) .... I was trying out some new themes which didn't work.  I know yoy thanked me for the photos and you mentioned putting up some more photos later.

Sorry
Ed
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3500 & 3500HD Parts WANTED / 4 19,5 inch Alcoas wanted
« Last post by Jon B on December 13, 2017, 12:27:40 PM »
Hi
Need 4 19,5  Alcoa´s for my 99 C3500HD.

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