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Old 09-02-2015, 07:53 AM   #571
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Originally Posted by chevy42083 View Post
The 2 most important things to fix, the reason it wasn't being driven....
Headers leak EVERYWHERE... but collector gasket area started to torch the wire-harness and melted the loom off.
Tail shaft leaking tranny fluid. Driveshaft too short? Need seals? Hopefully nothing catastrophic.

There's my "dream truck build". Then there's what I feel I should put into it. Then there's funds I actually have available. So, time will tell.
Get it safe, get it mobile, get it reliable, then start working on the aesthetics. A mobile vehicle will keep your attention whereas lawn art will keep your wife's attention..
00 ZR2 Extended cab (8BenZR2/Angus), 4wd, Beater Extraordinaire
98 Habanero 2, 5.3L L33 V8 swap Click for project SOLD
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:38 PM   #572
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My "dream build" didn't even address looks... I just meant "While I'm doing the driveshaft... upgrade it. While I'm upgading, use bigger U-joints. While I'm doing the U-joints including rear diff input, might as well do gear/posi."


I need new headers... do I just buy, bolt on, and have a local shop fab up exhaust. OR Buy, swap to a better flange, ceramic coat, have a performance shop build a NICE full exhaust... with new muffler? New cats?

I've seen projects snow ball, and not sure I'm up to that... especially if it all falls apart again for an unforseeable reason.

Even after I do the drive shaft and exhaust.... still won't be road legal till it passes emissions, fab an E-brake, and I get a title to it... was still in my moms name when she passed. But at least I could track it or safely do neighborhood laps to tune it a bit.
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