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Old 01-19-2021, 07:17 PM
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He used a pic of the left side of the car while talking about putting a door in the right side. Unless he was in a country with right hand steering. I used to work for a company that made both right and left hand drive trucks.

Oh OK. You are right as rain, The door will be added on the drivers side.
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Old 01-19-2021, 07:26 PM
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So I pulled the drive train out of the Dakota frame to remove the lift on the front end and it dawned on me that the torsion bar set up and cross member was going to be in the way of the transfer case when moving the engine/trans back enough.

I may need to go to a 4x4 straight axle instead of the IFS.

Back to the drawing board for a new plan.


maybe use coilovers?
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Old 01-19-2021, 08:06 PM
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Your trans/t-case combo is crazy long! What did Dodge use in a short wheelbase vehicle, like the old Ramcharger???

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Old 01-19-2021, 08:51 PM
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maybe use coilovers?
That's one thought that I'm considering.
Just have to look into the mounting.
It would certainly ride better.
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Old 01-19-2021, 08:56 PM
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Your trans/t-case combo is crazy long! What did Dodge use in a short wheelbase vehicle, like the old Ramcharger???

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It is a long drawn out thing. I don't know about the Ramcharger, probably the same.

After 1996 they changed the whole drive train when they went to the 4.7 Engine.

I've got to use this engine/trans/t-case so I have to figure a work around.
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Old 01-19-2021, 09:45 PM
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Is it possible to get a shorter adapter for between the trans and transfer case? Or maybe make one?
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Old 01-23-2021, 07:47 PM
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With the decision to go with the carburetor instead of the EFI I started getting most of the crapola off the engine. Then I decided it needs to be bored .040 over, new heads and a new cam to make it MOpar BETTER.

I started with the shortening of the frame by 5". Got it cut, pulled into place, leveled, squared and ready to weld up tomorrow.

I'm doing the stuff that doesn't cost anything till I can sell my Yearlings the end of March. Hopefully the cattle market isn't in the tank because of this Covid Crap.
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Old 01-23-2021, 08:00 PM
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looks good, here is to hoping your yearlings bring a good price!
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Old 01-23-2021, 10:52 PM
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If beef prices at my grocery store are any indicator, the cattle market should be booming. But I'll admit to not knowing much about the ins and outs of the market.


The splice looks nice.
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Good plan on the engine, the frame cuts were done with precision.
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