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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-05-2003, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Another SFA swap inquiry!

Hey, I am new to this group but far from new when it comes to wheeling my 93 Chevy truck. I am getting prepared to do the solid axle swap on my truck with a Dana44 front axle. I would like to ask if some of you with the solid axle already could post any articulation pics you may have of your new setup? I would appreciate it and trust me, there will be plenty of pics to go along with my writeup when my swap is all done!

Thanks ahead of time...

PS. I will create my profile later on, i am at work right now! [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] Thanks!
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check out pics and vids from the man, the legend, jason pane(aka willyswanter)

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Re: Another SFA swap inquiry!

I don't know what the truck is, but if I were going through all the trouble and expense of a SFA swap, I consider looking for a Dana 60. Do it right the first time with the 60 and then you can get as big as you want.
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Re: Another SFA swap inquiry!

Well here is the truck in question...

My Chevy truck page at Cardomain.com

For what I will be doing in the truck, a Dana 44 axle holds plenty of beef (at least for now, I haven't quite paid this baby off yet!). I suppose a Dana 60 would be nice, but thats big bucks there...

Everything I am getting for this swap is a direct trade for my main personal computer. I valued my PC and periphs at about 1400 bucks. I work with a guy that is going to get me...

- Custom front dana 44 axle completely rebuilt.
- Custom bracketry - due to him being quite the metal
fabber/welder.
- Dana 60 axle - completely rebuilt - for the rear.
- All of the leaf packs.
- Complete crossover steering system.
- Custom front and rear driveshafts
- The pleasure of getting all of this stuff nearly
for free!

The only thing left is to find a competent person to install the kit. The guy getting me the parts says he may be able to do it for me, if he has time. He says he only needs two days to do the work, which with all of the equipment he has, I can believe.

Maybe if I bribe him with some nice Budweiser bottles....
perhaps?? [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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On Sunday were heading out on a nice little wheeling trip for the day. I'll be back Sunday around noon with pics and digital video and you will definately see some articulation shots. The last time I ran the trail, 2 weeks ago, I ripped a fender flare off, bent both sides of the bed, bent my tie rod into a pretzel and had to winch out of the end of it. Great stuff [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

It's all tight turns so most of the time the left front and right rear are completely stuffed while the right front and left rear are a foot or more off the ground, but I'm pulling my sway bar off this time. Should be interesting.

Anyway, yeah if you have any questions just pm or post and I'll help you out.

Only pic worth anything right now:



Truck is going to change significantly within the next few months [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

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here is a pic of my flexed on a 35" bogger,
http://community.webshots.com/photo/...74326006MmUxHE

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...74326085dRrYcd

right now the limiting factor with the flex is my shocks, which are being replaced with the fox 2.0's on order.
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Re: Another SFA swap inquiry!

Jason, who's that 12 year old kid you always let drive your truck? I'm guessing you participate in the Big Brother program and you are his mentor? [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]
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Yeah, it's Denis the Menis, I help him out some times...

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