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Projects / Re: 1976 Big Block RC build
« on: September 20, 2017, 07:07:05 pm »
Few more pics

Projects / Re: 1976 Big Block RC build
« on: September 17, 2017, 09:20:29 pm »
Brackets are on. 

Now for the other side.  Need some more wire. Really like the Hobart wire. Usually get it at Tractor Supply.  But shit, I was just there this morning.

Projects / Re: 1976 Big Block RC build
« on: September 15, 2017, 07:29:55 am »
So I test fit the brackets before I go too far.

The bracket will actually go outside the frame but...
Looks like an old piece of a tow hitch welded to the frame needs to be cut off on both sides.  I actually had to cut the weld to remove one of the bumper frame brackets.  Also the angle with the original holes doesn't work.  Puts bumpet at an angle so new holes will have to be drilled.  Brackets will have to be turned upside down as well but interfere with the hatch.  Back to the drawing board.

Projects / Re: 1976 Big Block RC build
« on: September 14, 2017, 04:53:59 pm »
Rear bumper is coming along. I capped the ends

Used the original brackets and beefed them up with some 1/4" flat bar. On the u channel support bracket I boxed it in. Then I'm gonna weld them together for strength.

Welding is getter better with the practice.  I've learned to keep the beads shorter. Long stretches tend to get wavy.

General Discussion / Re: Random pictures
« on: August 24, 2017, 07:08:18 am »
Rescued a solid axle D44 today from an 85 Ramcharger 5x5.5 bolt pattern.

Misc for Sale / Re: Mopar parts
« on: August 16, 2017, 01:19:08 pm »
Always a pleasure talking with James.  We apparently hung out in similar circles in Leon Valley/ San Antonio but didn't actually know each other. Probably a year or two apart but a lot of the same memories as young(er) men Lol.

Anyways, for anyone that is interested in visiting his shop, it is 4333 hwy 16 in Bandera, TX. About 30 min outside San Antonio.  About 10 min away from the old shop on hwy 1283.  Looked very busy but a gracious host.   Even set me up with some swag.

This shop is a 4x4, truck or hotrod paradise.  I should have taken some pics but in all the fun and excitement I forgot....sue me.

If you are looking for 4 speed or 8 lug stuff James may have it.  Ford 460 for super cheap??

It looks like one of my trucks may be getting a heart transplant. In any event a 360 mill has been spoken for. Gotta love it!!!

Misc for Sale / Re: Mopar parts
« on: August 14, 2017, 04:08:01 pm »
Never know what will catch my eye. One man's junk is another man's treasure.

Misc for Sale / Re: Mopar parts
« on: August 12, 2017, 07:03:56 pm »
Looking like Wednesday buddy

Projects / Re: 1976 Big Block RC build
« on: August 09, 2017, 11:58:35 am »
Courtesy of the TXDOT scrap pile.
Hopefully, I can transform this into a rear bumper.
68" long 7"x2" 1/4" thick. Needs a little love.

Misc for Sale / Re: Mopar parts
« on: August 09, 2017, 08:46:42 am »
Well it looks like my visit to Mopar Wonderland West is temporarily on hold.  I just got called in to work today.
I'll see what I can finagle for next week.

Misc for Sale / Re: Mopar parts
« on: August 05, 2017, 06:24:00 pm »
So is there a good browsing day?
I'm off this Wed.

Projects / Re: 91 RAMM'D 150
« on: July 25, 2017, 09:00:21 pm »
Danger Dave gave me a bull bar some time back from an RC that he was gonna scrap.  I planned to use it on the 76 RC but the Warn winch bumper changed that plan and it wouldn't fit any longer.

Plan B was to use it on the Ram. Had to do a little trimming and welding but that's just part of the fun.

Projects / Re: 1976 Big Block RC build
« on: July 25, 2017, 08:40:21 pm »

1)  91 seats use the tilt brackets that bolt into the floor for the front of the seat.  I plugged the original holes with left over bolts.

2) Drilled new holes into the floor for the 91 brackets.

3) These bolts went through a support channel.  You can see the original and the new bolts from the bottom.

4) Came out nice. The only thing I missed was connecting the outside seat belts but that will easily go on the rear bracket floor bolt or one of the 91 folding bracket bolts (4 to choose from).
I believe the 91 connects to the roof.

Projects / Re: 1976 Big Block RC build
« on: July 25, 2017, 08:16:13 pm »
Putting 91 rear seat in 76 RC.

1) Cut rear brackets off 76 seat.  Phew the factory welds were horrible.  Must have been a trainee or strike breaker. Lol

2) Welded onto curved metal tilting bracket on the 91 seat. 

3) Cleaned and painted.  Had to trim the ears of the 76 bracket down an inch and drill new holes. Measure once and cut twice Lol.

4) Removed the center pinch hook assembly that latch into the floor on the 91. Original idea was to cut a hole and attach the floor latch from a later model.
Used the seat belts bolted into the seat frame from the 91 instead of the floor attachment points.  I'd like to put a couple of cargo hooks to strap gear down with these 2 bolts.
Seems like something is different between the 91 and 76 that causes the front brackets to sit higher than the 76 causing the rear brackets to stand in the air. Had to use spacers in the rear to close the gap.

5) Seat will tilt forward after unbolting the 2 rear bolts.

General Discussion / Re: Random pictures
« on: July 13, 2017, 07:22:33 pm »
Found this one pretty quick.

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