Revamping my oldest work truck/Axle swap and some upgades.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by smcunningham, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 775

    Installed a new axle (was 8.8 upgraded to a 9.0 rear)and load handling shocks/springs all the way around.
    Bigger brakes up front and converting to disc in the back, new e-brake cables
    Most of the parts I had laying around but had to buy pads and shocks new...

    Snapped a couple pics to share....

    Next week the 302 is coming out and dropping a 351 in.:cool2:

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  2. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 775

    I'll put up some more pics with completed project later.
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,464

    is that your shop...?
  4. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 775

    No its my buddys shop but its right beside mine...He has 3 lifts and a half dozen hoists so doing stuff like axles swaps it makes life simple doing work.
  5. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Looks like quite a project!

    I just had the springs re-arched and added 2 leafs to each side on my '98 Dodge 3/4 ton. Sure hope it helps to stop it from sagging so bad in the rear!

    No offence to your buddy, but WOW, he really needs to CLEAN OUT THAT SHOP!
  6. JosephLawnCare

    JosephLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 809

    That shop looks scary!!
  7. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 775

    I agree about him having/needing to clean out his shop ( he no place to put anything)........but he has any part for just about anything......The shop is 6 bays and only one bay is half way clean the bay my truck is in.....What you don't see is the 300' x 100' warehouse that is attached to the back side of his garage that is stack from floor to ceiling with auto parts........:dizzy:
  8. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    :eek: Wear your hard hat if your gonna be in that place. WOW:dizzy:
  9. ExclusiveLawnCare

    ExclusiveLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    nice project but wow that place is a mess and a half.

    Help him clean it up and throw some stuff out now.
  10. pclawncare

    pclawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 991

    The funny thing is that guy can prob tell you where just about any part you want is at. Might not be able to get to it but i bet he knows

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