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Jared Duramax

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About Jared Duramax

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 08/24/1990

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    North Carolina
  • Interests
    old trucks and farm equipment
  • My Project Cars
    1950 Dodge B2B-108

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  • Biography
    I like working on old trucks and tractors
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    North Carolina
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  1. Look at Truck-Lite they make really good DOT approved lights. https://www.truck-lite.com/lights.html
  2. I’ll have to keep that in mind.
  3. I am starting to look for a new bench seat does anyone have any recommendations? I don’t plan on using the original I would like to put something nicer instead.
  4. Looks great how much fighting did you have to do to get the doors to line up correctly after all the cutting?
  5. I got the cab squared to the frame, the front clip apart, and hammered out majority of the dents. I rust converted the inside of the fenders then re assembled the clip. It took a long time to get the fender to door gaps correct. Radiator crossmember, front clip gussets, and fender to cab brackets are next on the list. This cab and clip has been a pain to get everything set right. What is everyone’s opinion on rust converting products?
  6. Thanks this is my first car build so I am kind of flying blind learning as I go. I am just outside of Charlotte in Monroe.
  7. No the floor and firewall is 1/8” plate and it will have a 3”x3”x3/16” tube sub frame with cross members for the seats
  8. Front cab corners done, gas door filled, patch panels done, lower cab radius done, floor needs final welding then back onto the truck for the cab mounts.
  9. Back onto the frame for fire wall and floor mock up.The fire wall and floor is made with 1/8” plate. Then onto the table to square the cab and welding in the floor and fire wall . Everything is drawn up on the computer then CNC plasma cut then bent on the press brake.
  10. I started cutting out the floor, fire wall, and rotted back of the cab
  11. I have the motor trans and cab mocked up for alignment along with the motor mounts and transmission mounts fabricated
  12. I got the cab off the excursion and the motor and trans pulled. Ready to start the install of the 5.3 LS and 4l60e trans.
  13. I got this truck about 5 years ago and it was supposed to be a restoration but after tearing it down I found this was not going to be a good candidate. So it sat in my garage in parts until I figured out a good plan. During that time I have been collecting lots of parts and ideas. I came across a 2000 Ford Excursion that was 4wd for $500 and I knew this would be my best start. The original frame was not square and was beyond repair.
  14. Well it has been a while but i have made some progress. The doors are being rebuilt right now (the lower eight inches), the frame is stripped and i am working little by little on cleaning, welding, priming, and painting. The motor is torn down other than the # 6 piston which is seized so badly i can not get it to move with a 6lb hammer. Once I get it out the block will go to the machine shop to be decked, bored, and hot tanked. Overall the truck is in much worse shape than i thought it was in and i am seeing my august 24th initial test drive to dinner day coming a lot faster than i was hoping it would. Update: I just knocked the #6 piston out and the cylinder wall is so pitted that you can take a screw driver and knock holes into the water jacket. so it looks like this block is trashed i guess i will be on the look out for another block.
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