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Old September 30th, 2010, 03:21 PM
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Is it home yet?

That Pendy rascal was supposed to stop in Des Moines when he went to Chicago.

His bead roller is here.
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Old September 30th, 2010, 04:14 PM
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Dude so awesome. And all this after a full day of surgery? And I thought my 12hr shifts is hard on my Rover addiction.
I prefer working on cars than surgery The addiction is much easier and more fun.

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Great job. I love that truck..

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Those rims look bad ass...
Thanks Randy. You and your trucks have actually been an inspiration to me and my project......especially your silver D90!!

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Man its great to have this thing see the light of day! Is it back in your driveway yet?

Oh, and thanks for letting me get that v8 out of it!
JIM!!!!! You let the cat out of the bag!!!

That is in part IV of the story.............

Not in the driveway yet but hoping maybe later today or tomorrow........last time I felt like this was Christmas Eve 1975 when I was hoping to get a BB gun........I never got one.

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Didn't you buy a new style rear door from me for it about a year ago? Where is that?
Barry......I did get the rear door from you. Have not put it on yet as I also have two side full doors that I want to all paint to match.

I saw you are selling your kit......I highly recommend to others as it is substantially better similar to upgrade to full side doors from half doors.

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Awesome D90! Love the green against galvy. Where did you get the rear bumper?
Rear bumper is RockWare.......nice design and seems bombproof.

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Is it home yet?

That Pendy rascal was supposed to stop in Des Moines when he went to Chicago.

His bead roller is here.
He may still be stopping there as I don't think he's likely that far yet. I'm waiting to hear from him too.
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Old September 30th, 2010, 07:16 PM
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So the truck takes a trip to Augusta, KS home of the Pendy.

The HS 2.8 PS gets ordered and delivered from David Jackson at M&D Engineering. He was great to work with and the delivery was relatively smooth and painless. Unfortunately the dollar was pathetically weak to the British pound sterling so I got wonked compared to todays dollar$. Now it would have been almost 35% cheaper!!!! Oh well

Pendy then starts his task and of course as time goes on I ask for more and more.

-- Espar hydro heater

-- rip out the original harness (all of it); replace with painless

-- dual batteries with DualMate system (Best system out there -- have it in a FJ62) check it out http://www.acecom.com.au/dualmate.htm


The NEW 4.6 motor when to JimC.......this was new block with the original head and new pumps, new alternator, mallory this and that, and cadmium plated rails, brackets, and powdercoated covers and plenum. He used it in one of his restorations.


Here are pics of the "tumor resection" and the "transplant".........
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Old September 30th, 2010, 07:23 PM
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Of course the 2.8 needs some help so Andrew at Allisport supplied an intercooler.

Here are some pics of fitting the HD radiator that Pendy uses with the intercooler.

Nice detail on the fan shroud.............
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Old September 30th, 2010, 07:35 PM
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Something I have always wondered. If you use the 2.8 can you put the 300 tdi engine cover on?
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Old September 30th, 2010, 08:15 PM
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About this time I started of thinking what to do about the dash.......

I had it converted to the Td5 version as it looks cleaner to me. But to be honest I'm not a big fan of the center console as the buttons seem too civilized to me.

Also wanted to upgrade the gauges in the regular dash. I was going to get rid of the idiot lights altogether and had Len fab a dash panel out of aluminum so I could squeeze in more gauges.

The gauges are from Westach and the prices are not for the faint of heart. Great service though. These are gauges normally used for avionics. Nice double gauges with dual sweep needles. Perfect for EGT and boost!!!

The tach is the TinyTach and has an engine hourmeter http://www.tinytach.com/tinytach/diesel.php

Pendy talked be into upgrading the idiot lights to Td5 and keeping the regular dash more OEM and then changing out the center console for the IronGoat dash.
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Old September 30th, 2010, 08:19 PM
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Here are some shots of the dual batteries and the management system from DualMate.......
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Old September 30th, 2010, 08:31 PM
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Here are some more shots of.....

-- Vanco Mastercylinder booster: initially got this in case of running larger tires/wheels for supplemental steering. Changed plan and found additional benefit.........no need for vacuum. This means I can run different alternator with the 2.8 as the OEM alternator is what usually produces vacuum.

-- Provent

-- more winch shots

-- Heritage grill need black paint

-- snorkel: don't know if I like it but the idea is I don't want to run the full length. Was thinking of just leaving the horizontal piece and finishing off with some type of "tip". Almost never get into water above the hood. I don't buy into the fact that dust is any better 3 feet higher.
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Old September 30th, 2010, 08:34 PM
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Something I have always wondered. If you use the 2.8 can you put the 300 tdi engine cover on?
Do you mean engine cover or radiator shroud???
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Old September 30th, 2010, 11:08 PM
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The cover that sits on the engine not the radiator cover
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Old October 1st, 2010, 01:03 AM
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Sorry to ruin the story!

Truck still looks amazing...
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Old October 1st, 2010, 01:31 AM
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The heritage grill looks awesome white. I think you should leave it that color. I would paint the light surrounds white too.
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Old October 1st, 2010, 01:40 AM
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Barry......I think that's the look Matt was going for originally, ie white accents to look like Series.

The problem is it looks half done in my opinion.......it's either all white or all black. To me it looks funny 50/50. IHMO.

What do you think of the snorkel??
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Old October 1st, 2010, 01:51 AM
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I am not sure how I feel about the snorkle. Not my taste but not bad.

PM me if you want to trade that grill for a black one. You never see that white one. So what about the engine cover? can you use the 300 tdi cover on a 2.8?

The truck is awesome though. So much detail.
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Old October 1st, 2010, 08:36 AM
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I really have to see your truck in person. You really dialed in your restoration. I am very impressed with your attention to detail and the ability to follow through with your vision. Awesome!
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Old October 1st, 2010, 08:51 AM
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there is a company in the UK called raptor engineering that make dash centers for people that need a place for multiple gauges and switches, check it out.
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Old October 1st, 2010, 09:18 AM
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As long as that heritage grill isn't plastic you could have it galvanized- that might look better than white and keep the Series look going- but with the black wheels and headlamp surrounds that you've installed that may no longer be the look you're going for
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Here are some more shots of.....

-- Vanco Mastercylinder booster: initially got this in case of running larger tires/wheels for supplemental steering. Changed plan and found additional benefit.........no need for vacuum. This means I can run different alternator with the 2.8 as the OEM alternator is what usually produces vacuum.

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More info on this when you get a chance.
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Old October 1st, 2010, 04:59 PM
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I would go with a black grill or get a stage one V8 galvanized grill.
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Old October 1st, 2010, 05:13 PM
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stage one would look bad ass
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