96 chevy 1500 4x4 build

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Re: 96 chevy 1500 4x4 build

thanks, it is a 1984 atc110, my buddy had in his barn for like 10 years so he gave it to me i put 3 new tires on it and a carb and cleaned it and it is like new and it is really clean
 
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my project last week; put a spray-on bedliner on my tailgate instead of the plastic piece that kept falling off, wrapped it around top and bottom to the body lines also put on new hinges which was a b**ch
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well not a whole lot going on with my truck since i bought a 94 z28 camaro a couple weeks ago. but i scored these red valve covers from a local marina that was throwing them out. so i threw them on today and am happy with how they dress up the engine bay and i also did a valve adjustment too since my #7 exhaust rocker was loose. not a whole lot is going to happen over the winter since all my money is going into building the camaro.


 
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alright not much to update on my truck, but i saw this 6 lug corporate 14 bolt rear with a g80 eaton, and wanted to see what you guys thought, i have been looking for either a 12 bolt or 14 bolt with a locker to swap under my truck to replace the factory 10 bolt. let me know what you guys think, and if the price is reasonable. would love to pick this up if it is worth it! thanks!

http://nh.craigslist.org/pts/3831831400.html
 
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Re: 96 chevy 1500 4x4 build

alright not much to update on my truck, but i saw this 6 lug corporate 14 bolt rear with a g80 eaton, and wanted to see what you guys thought, i have been looking for either a 12 bolt or 14 bolt with a locker to swap under my truck to replace the factory 10 bolt. let me know what you guys think, and if the price is reasonable. would love to pick this up if it is worth it! thanks!

http://nh.craigslist.org/pts/3831831400.html
Sounds like a great deal to me as long as you already have 3.73 gears. If i found one of those at that price local to me and it had 3.42's I'd call the guy and pick it up tonight.
 
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i am in greenfield nh about 1/2 hour from keene. that is what i was thinking, i am not sure what gears i have, i will have to look that up but i am going to call the guy to pick it up if it is still available.
 
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cool, nice to see another member from the area.

going to look at the 14 bolt saturday and hopefully bring it home with me and start cleaning it up and get ready to swap under the truck. i am going to try to find a set of 2500 leafs also to beef up the rear suspension or just do an add-a-leaf kit

also picked up a set of black 15x9 steelies i was going to clean up and powdercoat and use as winter wheels and get 33x12.5r15s mounted on them, but i think i want the 15x12 wheels instead if i can find a set. would the 33x12.5r15 tires work ok on the 15x9 wheels or should i look for 15x12s?
 
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so i picked up that 14 bolt for $250. needs a diff cover and a cleaning. i am going to clean it, but i am not sure what i should coat it with. should i just use spray paint, powder coat or por 15 it? i am going to get 3/4 ton springs to replace my 1/2 ton stockers as well.

 
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thanks! yea it is in pretty good condition, has a small hole in the diff cover which is no big deal, gives me an excuse to open it up and change the fluid. the guy i bought it from put a quick coat of paint on it to make it look better, so we'll see how it looks when i clean it up to por-15 it but i am not to worried.
 
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i love them, i have noticed more low end torque and the fitment is spot on and they sound awesome, although i have already had to replace the gaskets that come with them as well as the clamps which rusted fairly quickly and it started to leak. i still have to get and exhaust clip, i will try to sometime this week. ive been watching your build thread and i noticed you have the same 14 bolt that i just picked up, i will be sure to go through it before i put it in.