Project Dodge 4x4 update...

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by rn-cindy, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. rn-cindy

    rn-cindy Active Member

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    The axles are all rebuilt, Dana 60HD Front and back out of a 74 dodge 1 ton. 4.88 OX air lockers w/ selectro hubs..Saving up for suspension parts now....So far labor has been free..(besides a couple trips to Red Lobster)...:D. " Thanks Donnie".
     

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  2. rn-cindy

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    Transfer case "OX Monster box" was a big ticket item.......:eek:
     

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  3. rn-cindy

    rn-cindy Active Member

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    Engine and transmission are out, but not apart yet...Getting stuff together for it tho......A little at a time...Hope to have this rockin 4x4 badness done by spring. Meanwhile the guys donated a motor (and helped me put it in) my old chevy to get me back on the trail............:)
     

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  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    very nice! keep posting pictures!:D
     
  5. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    I like Dodge Cummins powered trucks. I really like the older noisy clattering Cummins. The new quiet diesels just don't sound right. :(
     
  6. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    How big is the fuel tank?
    As long as your at it put in a real big one for that TEOTWAWKI?
     
  7. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Holy crapskis! Nice.
    My last Dodge truck was a 1962 D200 crew cab.
    The Blue Beast.
    I've got to figure out how to get pics up.
     
  8. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Looks good Cindy. I have a couple questions. Looks like from the pics the rear is spooled and the front has the Ox???? We use air lockers a lot in rocks but I would be concerned the air line would get pulled out plowing thru mud??? I pulled mine loose a couple times even in rocks back in the day when I ran an ARB up front. Also give a report on the Transfer case when you get it going. I run an Atlas and they have served me well over the years and they have the best customer support of all but that Ox is a good looking case. No one in our group has tried it though?????
     
  9. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Damn. I used to carry water, oil, brake fluid, and a water pump. Had a slightly bent crank, wore the pump out about every 10k. Never hurt anything else and I could swap it out in about 20 mins. without pulling the radiator. At the expense of a few skinned knuckles.
     
  10. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Won't ever forget the the first ooh ficial off-road trip I went on. Throwed lunch and a few tools in and drove the jeep to Poteau OK and back. Now the Jeep is loaded down with tools that includes a CO2 bottle for airing up tires and running air tools, loaded on a trailer behind a 1 ton dually Dodge that in most cases you couldn't fit another wrench in the back and still don't always have what I or someone else may need. Have not had to start carrying a spare water pump yet though.
     
  11. rn-cindy

    rn-cindy Active Member

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    After consulting with my mechanic, yes, the rear is a spool. He said the air locker in front is so i can turn it on and off to drive it on the street. He said he is putting some kind of guard where it attaches to the housing, and looks like some kind of springy thing goes around the line, so it should be ok unless it takes a direct hit...:eek:. But admits, it is an experimental application...lol. Its been a slow process, parts of the truck are everywhere. frame and running gear are at one place, cab is on a trailer at my house, and bed/fenders somewhere else. Going to gut the interior and put in some kind of seats with a harness and a roll cage. The guy that is doing the bulk of the work is a full time mechanic at a Jeep dealership, so stuff gets done, when it gets done. I really wish i knew more about whats going on, so i could do more of it myself, but im learning alot. And the truck will be a good winter project for us.
     
  12. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Guinea pig!!!!!:eek:I;,m kidding.....
    Selectable Lockers are good if you are driving on the street and they are strong. A friend kept blowing out his Detroit in the rear diff so he went to an ARB and hasn't had any more trouble. Your mechanic probably bought the pump when he bought the locker but if not may I suggest running it off a CO2 bottle. The pumps you get with those lockers are high pressure and low volume and aren't much good for anything but operating the locker. CO2 on the other hand can be used to air tires, run impacts and other air tools.
    Looks and sounds like you guys are getting it together . Be patient. It takes time to do it right and as you stated you will have something to do this winter. Look forward to seeing the in between and the finished product. Maybe we can get you guys down south to play on some rocks some time.:) Keep posting pics!!!!!!!
     
  13. orangello

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    So, what kind of fuel economy will it get when you are done?
    :D
     
  14. rn-cindy

    rn-cindy Active Member

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    lol...........
     
  15. rn-cindy

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    The pump came with the kit. but i would like to look into the CO2 idea .. Can you suggest any brands, or a website..? Is that the same as compressed air..? Some of the guys have tube bumpers that they weld up and fill with air for tires.. Will that work to run my air locker..?
     
  16. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    About 5 mudholes to the gallon. 3 if she tows a buddy with her........
     
  17. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    lets see............my 4x4 Dodge has 3.55 gears, a 5.2 ltr. and a 5 speed manual trans, and gets if i am lucky on the hiway, maybe 12 MPG.

    hers, with the 4.88 gears, probably less than 10 for sure!:eek:
     
  18. DFlynt

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    Take a look at these guys, they've probably one of the best if not the best for offroad setups.

    http://www.powertank.com/
     
  19. rn-cindy

    rn-cindy Active Member

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    Thanks.....
     
  20. DFlynt

    DFlynt New Member

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    You are welcome. :)