Sal's K2500 Dana 60 Solid Axle Swap

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  1. strikk

    strikk I'm Awesome

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    I sourced two cross-members from California. Rear spare tire carrier and the rear fuel tank support

    Cleaning them up, grinding them down to fresh steel with some 80 grit did the trick
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    Then went through the POR15 clear, metal prep, then cleaner before being coated in POR15
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  2. strikk

    strikk I'm Awesome

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    The k2500 frame has been moved in front of the barn. It's time to pull the motor/trans/transfercase and get rid of all that independent front suspension. The donor cab is hiding under that tarp to the left

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    A lot of work into this build. Going to look badass when it’s done!!!
     
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    It might not look like much but the motor, trans, transfer case have been pulled. The torsion bars are unloaded and nearly every bolt for the IFS is loose.

    The next time it’ll be under its own weight it’ll have a Dana 60 under the front, shackle flip on the rear, and a bunch of fresh paint!

    The race is on before the cold weather comes through New England !

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    I've started with the frame! Wire cup on an angle grinder and some 80 grit paper for tough areas. I used simple green to clean it up, POR15 metal prep for 45 minutes followed by water to clean up.

    The angle grinder did not fit well on the inside of the C so I took decided to do the outside lengths from rear to front cab mount.

    I have a media blaster from HF that I need to setup and test on the inside and hard to get corners. Any other suggestions? Maybe roloc grinding wheels or something

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  6. strikk

    strikk I'm Awesome

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    I made a dolly out of 2x6 and 4x4 pine. With a little organizing of the barn I should have plenty of room to complete the cab's much needed body work!

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    Some more progress
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    Good job man...looks like it's coming right along :)
     
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    Today is a pivotal moment for me. The frame is floating on jack stands. I pulled the 14bolt out from under it and cut out the shackle hangars. Still got some painting to do on the frame but now I can get to it all

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    Offroad Design shackle flip installed on the rear

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