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Capria's Build
11-22-2013, 03:23 PM
Post: #1
Capria's Build
Well, It's about time I contribute to the forum I think. I have been building the "Hillbilly Hotrod" as it's so affectionately called for quite some time now. It WAS a 1988 GMC K2500. Now it's a little bit of everything pieced together. This is gonna be a really quick summary up to now. If you wanna read the whole thread: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/chevy/106...build.html

Really Quick specs:
- Fully Boxed chassis
- "Mild" SBCWink
- "Mild" 700R4Wink
- NP241/205
- 14FF - Grizz Locked, 5.13s
- GM60 - Reids, Chromo Shafts, Superjoints, OX locked, etc
- ORD/Alcan Leafs
- 42s

Pics to prove I'm actually doing something:
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Which brings you to now...
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So now you guys are up to speed.
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11-22-2013, 07:26 PM
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RE: Capria's Build
Looks great so far! Thank you for sharing the build. Looking forward to seeing it all come together.

Is that OX locker going to be mechanical, electric or air? I've got my eye on one of those for my 44. I want to run air off a small CO2 tank. This way there is no compressor or electrical that needs to be run.

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11-22-2013, 07:32 PM
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RE: Capria's Build
Mechanical. I like the simplicity of a push pull cable. Something about relying on an electrical connection and air lines to something that's gonna be submerged in mud, water, snow and bounced off rocks. The OX is a solid locker though. I'll let you know how she works after some abuse.
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11-22-2013, 07:39 PM
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RE: Capria's Build
They have an adapter for the air and electrical setup that will let you bypass it if something fails and lock it up so you can get through the trail. The mechanical ones bother me a little because of the rust issues in this state. If you don't keep that cable oiled it could rust up on you and not function. On the plus side you can easily switch it to air or electric if you don't like it. If it's as strong as people say it is I think it's a better way to go than an ARB.

Oh and hopefully I'll beat you to the trail when it comes to actually using one lol.

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11-22-2013, 08:01 PM
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RE: Capria's Build
I went OX due to the price point and the rest of the parts I had to acquire. Most push pull cables are sealed units so unless you end up pinching the cable I don't think corrosion is too much of an issue. Later down the road I can always upgrade down the road to electric or air.


BTW, you may beat me to the trail but this guy is still gonna put on a better show lol.
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11-22-2013, 08:05 PM
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You might be right about that. lmao I'm not trying to put on any shows.

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11-22-2013, 08:55 PM
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RE: Capria's Build
Lookin good!

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12-04-2013, 04:55 PM
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Got a little work done to the chassis. Got the front axle back under it and started throwing more parts at it.
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Smithy, is there anyway I can get you to measure the backing plate bracket on the 14b you have for sale? Wondering if I can run the newer style disk brake/ebrake set up on this axle and ditch the drums.
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12-04-2013, 05:20 PM
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RE: Capria's Build
No, the 4 bolt mounting flange is different, I wanted to do the same thing on mine. You could cut the old mounting flange off, and fabricate a new one. But by the time you do that, and center everything, you would be better off using the housing from a '01-'10 pickup. You can still use whatever gears and diff you have in the newer housing, and all you have to do to make it fit is move the spring perches in.


Oh, and I like the mid engine design, lol.

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12-04-2013, 07:00 PM
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looking good.

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