+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 54

Thread: Welp. Guess its tiem for a back half!

  1. #1
    niebs's Avatar
    Senior Member

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    North DE
    Posts
    1,408

    Default Welp. Guess its tiem for a back half!

    Pulled the bed to do some sheet metal repair and fuel cell install. Found this. I knew it was bad but this is worse then I thought






    It was time for a build anyways

  2. #2

    Default

    This is not as bad as it seems. Did this fix on a 95 Dakota. First I pulled everything together. Grooved it a bit and ran a 7018 bead into the grooves. I then cut two plates of 3/16th plate to fit both the back and front of the chassis channel to span the crack with a 4" overlap. I tacked these in place. I then drilled them and bolted through with three 3/8" bolts. Then stitch welded these plates. It was the strongest part of the truck.

  3. #3
    niebs's Avatar
    Senior Member

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    North DE
    Posts
    1,408

    Default

    Yeah, true, fixable for sure. But a good excuse to cut it all out and build a back half and cage .
    So pretty much everything from the cab back will be available soon-ish haha.

  4. #4
    niebs's Avatar
    Senior Member

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    North DE
    Posts
    1,408

    Default

    She didnt like getting lifted lol



  5. #5

    9t9-5.2's Avatar
    Home School Valedictorian

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Central Iowa
    Posts
    1,173

    Default

    That would have been a disaster on the road.

    "Excuse me if I have some place in my mind, where I go time to time"

  6. #6
    niebs's Avatar
    Senior Member

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    North DE
    Posts
    1,408

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 9t9-5.2 View Post
    That would have been a disaster on the road.
    Seriously. Would not have made it much longer.

    Now time for narrowed rear and big fat tires lol.

  7. #7

    Default

    Does that back half have disk brake conversion? Seems to be a discontinued item I've been looking for

  8. #8
    niebs's Avatar
    Senior Member

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    North DE
    Posts
    1,408

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Wideopen View Post
    Does that back half have disk brake conversion? Seems to be a discontinued item I've been looking for
    Yes the rear has disk brakes, 3.92 gears and auto locker. For sale as a whole.

  9. #9

    Default

    Shoot me a price in messages. i really don't need the whole thing but for the rite price i might find a place to store it. Ok i looked at your old post in brakes its an 03 rear end
    Last edited by Wideopen; 03-06-2020 at 12:42 AM. Reason: add on

  10. #10
    niebs's Avatar
    Senior Member

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    North DE
    Posts
    1,408

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Wideopen View Post
    Shoot me a price in messages. i really don't need the whole thing but for the rite price i might find a place to store it. Ok i looked at your old post in brakes its an 03 rear end
    PM'd

  11. #11
    niebs's Avatar
    Senior Member

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    North DE
    Posts
    1,408

    Default

    Tin can here i come lol

  12. #12
    nitroram33's Avatar
    CAUSEDODGEPATTERNBALDNESS

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Robbinsville, NC
    Posts
    721

    Default


  13. #13
    niebs's Avatar
    Senior Member

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    North DE
    Posts
    1,408

    Default

    Made a big step today. Picked up 90% of my backhalf
    Full floater Dana 60. 4 link. 4.56 with spool. and some meaty 33x16 hoosiers.




  14. #14

    Default

    that was a score

  15. #15
    Senior Member

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    wapato, wa
    Posts
    6,512

    Default

    Bad ass, are you gonna narrow the frame right behind the cab ?

  16. #16
    niebs's Avatar
    Senior Member

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    North DE
    Posts
    1,408

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by blackknight View Post
    Bad ass, are you gonna narrow the frame right behind the cab ?
    Ill probably start it up at the front driveshaft loop. Get rid as much oem frame as possible and replace with tube.

  17. #17

    Default

    When i did mine i cut the straight section behind the first box mount so box could be located in the same spot and made the rest of the box mounts

  18. #18
    Senior Member

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    wapato, wa
    Posts
    6,512

    Default

    I remember S&W had a really nice 4 link kit for an S-10 for about $1500 , Ive always wanted to do this to mine

  19. #19
    niebs's Avatar
    Senior Member

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    North DE
    Posts
    1,408

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Wideopen View Post
    When i did mine i cut the straight section behind the first box mount so box could be located in the same spot and made the rest of the box mounts
    Thats what i would have done if I wasnt going so aggressive. but the rear bars are going to be on 20" center to match the 4 link brackets. I'm not using the factory bed floor anymore. Bed sides will be mounted off the cab and out riggers.

  20. #20

    Default

    I'd buy the pre bent rails to make it easier also, believe there's a 2x4 mandrel bent kit for that. Competition Engineering 4-Link Rear Frame 24" Wide. i'm sure your all over this stuff lol :r man the rear end is sexy

  21. #21
    niebs's Avatar
    Senior Member

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    North DE
    Posts
    1,408

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Wideopen View Post
    I'd buy the pre bent rails to make it easier also, believe there's a 2x4 mandrel bent kit for that. Competition Engineering 4-Link Rear Frame 24" Wide. i'm sure your all over this stuff lol :r man the rear end is sexy
    Got a set of tubular rails that came with the rear I pretty much just need a set of coil overs and a locator device. Probably going with a wishbone set up.

  22. #22
    nitroram33's Avatar
    CAUSEDODGEPATTERNBALDNESS

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Robbinsville, NC
    Posts
    721

    Default


  23. #23

    Default

    Well, the should help break into the 14's

    Nice acquisition niebs.

  24. #24

    9t9-5.2's Avatar
    Home School Valedictorian

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Central Iowa
    Posts
    1,173

    Default

    Are the two tubes in the back of the truck the foundation for the rear frame?

    "Excuse me if I have some place in my mind, where I go time to time"

  25. #25

    Default

    Now you just need a hellaphant to turn those tires over. lol

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •