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The Dana 60 swap as begun

I did the tear down the other day and now I am working on cleaning up the frame. Right now I am going as far as I can go before I have to start buying parts. I dropped a lot of money on some cool stuff when I had a job so now I get to install them. Oh and those brackets were a real pain. The asshat that had this truck before wanted to make sure they never came off.
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I went out there to take photographs of the ground down welds and cleaned up crap. But I tripped over my creeper and dropped my camera. That thing spent all that time in Iraq with me just to get detroyed here at home. I am very angry right now.
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Looks like your off to a good start. Keep us updated.

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Things just got better. My welder took a crap on me now. I took it apart got it working then in crapped out again. I guess it has sat too long. This is going to be a long biuld.
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That stinks, sorry about your bad luck. I know the feeling. Just remember, it will be well worth it when its all done.

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I totaly agree. I am going to try and trade one of my dueces for a Millermatic 251. I had planned on purchasing one before I came home. That did not work out all that well.
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I was able to snag a camera so here is the latest. I am running into all kinds of problems I did not expect. There are huge differences between the two and four wheel drive frames. Plus, not having my donor truck on site is starting to be a real issue. But for now the brackets are removed and the prep work on the frame continues. I also included a shot of the parts waiting to go on.
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Nice Cat.

Swap is looking good. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. Good luck.

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And here is the old front end.
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Nice Cat.

Swap is looking good. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. Good luck.
As slow as this one is going I think the race will be long over by the time it is complete.
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