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Posted July 30, 2012 - 07:52 PM

I do not have any thing to take videos.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 08:03 PM

Doesn't your camera take video? Most do these days, as well as most smart phones. I am now using my iPod for doing mine.
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 08:26 PM

Sweet ! I just ,went up thru Michigan to the UP and back this last week, your truck should have been on my list of sights to see. Very nice, true quality work. I could have done the video while you drove !!
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 08:42 PM

Ray, that is excellent work as usual, looks factory. Is it an optical illusion or are the rear tires taller than the fronts?
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 09:00 PM

Ray, that is excellent work as usual, looks factory. Is it an optical illusion or are the rear tires taller than the fronts?

Not an optical illusion.
The rears are 235/85 R16 with a load range - E rating.
These are the correct tire size for a 1-ton dually and are the same size that were on the Dodge Cummins.
However, the 59 front fenders do not have room for anything that large.
Fronts are 225/75 R16 with a loade range - D rating.
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 10:20 PM

I do not have any thing to take videos.

I don't know guys, is this a valid excuse? Seems like Ray's wife deserves a nice camera after all the time he has spent working on the truck. :laughingteeth:
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Posted July 31, 2012 - 04:51 AM

Yep he spends thousands on his projects, but can't afford a video camera.

Maybe we can have a fund raiser for the "jdcrawler video camera fund". HEHE.
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Posted July 31, 2012 - 08:28 AM

What a sleeper!!! Let us know how you do street racing, alright?


Sorry! I was just on 'another' forum and read your post there. I thought I had started this post there and couldn't find it. Assuming " Dummy! You forgot to push the post button, again!" I repeated this over 'there'. I'm finding that I'm at the age where I keep repeating myself....... What a sleeper!
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Posted July 31, 2012 - 12:30 PM

Nice work, as usual--Ray.

Let us know how it is in a couple months....Oh--quick question--is the engine 'loud' in the cab?


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Posted July 31, 2012 - 12:52 PM

very nice ray. you did a top notch job on it.
now about the video. you mean to tell us that none of your friends have a video camera? you have a cell phone that takes pics? it should also do videos.
HMMMM sounds like some one is stonewalling us.
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Posted July 31, 2012 - 03:10 PM

Nice work, as usual--Ray.

Let us know how it is in a couple months....Oh--quick question--is the engine 'loud' in the cab?

glenn

I have already decided that I need to change the gears in the rear axle.
The Dodge Cummins with automatics had a 307 gear ratio and my truck has 373 gears.
The speedometer is reading a consistent 10 MPH faster than what I'm actually doing so that shows the difference between the Dodge gearing and my gearing.
My top speed is just over 75 MPH as she sets.

We took it into town last night and my wife said it is definitly quieter than it use to be.
She also said her feet didn't get warm like they use to.

Edited by jdcrawler, July 31, 2012 - 03:15 PM.


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Posted July 31, 2012 - 04:47 PM

Ray, can you change out the ring & pinion set, or will you have to change out the entire rear end assembly? I know hot floorboards are uncomfortable. Pushing & packing the silage in my Cat 910 wheeled loader has been cooking my feet. I cut out a piece of the foam house insulation board & placed in the loader....lots better on the footsies!
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Posted July 31, 2012 - 06:10 PM

Ray, can you change out the ring & pinion set, or will you have to change out the entire rear end assembly?


I'm hoping I can just change out the ring and pinion.
Hopefully, Chevy has gearing available for this dually axle that is close to what the Dodge had.
I'm not going to worry about it untill after the Buckley show.

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 06:19 PM

Does it have the Dana or GM rearend? I know for the 1/2 tons you could get 3.08 and 2.73 gears. Most of your 1 ton duallies used Dana 70 rearends.
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Posted July 31, 2012 - 06:36 PM

Ray the old/new girl came out great! I cant wait to get a look at her.
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