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Author Topic: My first HD  (Read 19194 times)

RPF207

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2015, 08:10:48 PM »
Yeah, I've got the spring under blocks with the axles I bought but I'm doing a spring over and need that block height. I've seen blocks as tall as 5" so far. I'm thinking those will be the ones
1999 chevy HD 4x4 135.5" 6.5 nv4500 bw4470 Dana 70 HP 10 lug front

Due to recent budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off

KODIAK

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2015, 09:22:34 PM »
1 of mine has 3" & 1 has 4" in and both are spring over the 1 with the 3"  has  2 more leaf springs in the rear main pack not  the helper pack

RPF207

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2015, 04:02:47 PM »
Started greasing the frame today before its first Maine winter takes its toll. Should last forever with this kind of treatment
1999 chevy HD 4x4 135.5" 6.5 nv4500 bw4470 Dana 70 HP 10 lug front

Due to recent budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off

KODIAK

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2015, 07:20:21 PM »
What type of material did you use on your frame ?  And how did you apply it ?

RPF207

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2015, 07:54:37 PM »
Went to Napa and bought a tube of Valvoline Synpower full synthetic multipurpose grease. It's already black which looks good. I cut a 1 1/2" opening lengthwise down the whole tube to use it like a tray and then applied the grease with a 2" wide foam paint brush. The grease was only $7 and it'd probably take 3 tubes to nicely coat everything. The grease is nice stuff for "painting" on, it spreads nice and even and looks like it's actually paint when done. My dad even asked what paint I used. I didn't get too picky about cleaning the frame, just get the clumps of dirt off but the dust and what not actually is good to mix in. My frame is in excellent shape, I've sandblasted and painted with a lot of different paints but nothing lasts like grease.
1999 chevy HD 4x4 135.5" 6.5 nv4500 bw4470 Dana 70 HP 10 lug front

Due to recent budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off

RPF207

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2015, 07:57:49 PM »
Another shot
1999 chevy HD 4x4 135.5" 6.5 nv4500 bw4470 Dana 70 HP 10 lug front

Due to recent budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off

KODIAK

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2015, 11:20:19 AM »
Good info & looks good

RPF207

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2015, 06:23:44 PM »
New pintle plate for the HD with a 2 1/2" receiver custom cut by Novel Steel. Gotta do a bunch of welding, plan on making this a bolt on pintle plate
1999 chevy HD 4x4 135.5" 6.5 nv4500 bw4470 Dana 70 HP 10 lug front

Due to recent budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off

KODIAK

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #38 on: September 01, 2015, 10:20:30 PM »
Post pics when your done looks good   What are you planning to tow with the Hitch ?

RPF207

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2015, 08:57:41 PM »
Equipment trailer, skid steer, tractor, logs, basically anything and everything
1999 chevy HD 4x4 135.5" 6.5 nv4500 bw4470 Dana 70 HP 10 lug front

Due to recent budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off

RPF207

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #40 on: October 15, 2015, 03:12:50 PM »
New Fisher push plates for plowing came in today
1999 chevy HD 4x4 135.5" 6.5 nv4500 bw4470 Dana 70 HP 10 lug front

Due to recent budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off

RPF207

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2015, 05:26:37 PM »
As well as some new heated tow mirrors!
« Last Edit: October 16, 2015, 05:28:53 PM by RPF207 »
1999 chevy HD 4x4 135.5" 6.5 nv4500 bw4470 Dana 70 HP 10 lug front

Due to recent budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off

Raymo

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2015, 10:04:46 PM »
Just put some of those mirrors on mine as well, not easy to get used to but at least I fit in the automatic car wash now!
'94 3500-HD, Cummins, Getrag, NP205. Shortend rear frame with a Pickup Bed. Dana 60 front, stock 80 rear.

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KODIAK

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #43 on: October 19, 2015, 08:07:57 AM »
Nice where did you find them for sale ?

RPF207

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #44 on: October 19, 2015, 05:48:18 PM »
Found them on EBay for $130. Power and heated
1999 chevy HD 4x4 135.5" 6.5 nv4500 bw4470 Dana 70 HP 10 lug front

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