Monthly Archives: February 2014

i can smell … paint

Removing and painting a little flash rust on the inner fenders. This is the passenger side inner, which will go on the truck today. Gotta get going on the sheet metal, there’s still a few corners that need attention. Not … Continue reading

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tying loose ends together

Not only does this kind of swap require lengthening the original transfer case bracket but also the linkage requires modification. Roughly 2″ were added by cutting the linkages in half and sliding each half into a piece of tubing with … Continue reading

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drive shaft magic

From unpacking to installing no more than two seconds passed. The Tom Wood shafts fit perfectly! Oh and by the way, i begun bleeding the brakes. I still hate it…

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It’s a Woody!

Unpacking and installing took no longer than 30 seconds. The shaft looks great and fits perfectly. I kept the front shaft for today to spread the fun to more days 😀  

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the big brown truck

The big brown truck had two packages for me today… One long, one short, both containing something round and lengthy made by Wood. Pics soon!

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giving the dog a new home

It was about time to start work on the doghouse. During the NP445-swap it got pretty mangled up, the opening for the shifter was cut with tin snips (and my hand is still sore of that experience). Now as we … Continue reading

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death

It’s over for the old frame. I feel bad about doing this but on the other hand, it is the right step. Nobody wanted to have the old frame (and i was offering it really damn cheap), only a few … Continue reading

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