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Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-06-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Reserector
Carve out a block of evening reading time, fix...

Carve out a block of evening reading time, fix yourself a sandwich, grab a cold beer and click on the v-8 swap link in my signature below.
Forum: Suspension 05-06-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By Reserector
https://www.nissan4wheelers.com/forum/skidplate-al...

https://www.nissan4wheelers.com/forum/skidplate-alley
This is a huge Nissan SAS resource that is still on the web.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-01-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21,688
Views: 1,577,088
Posted By Reserector
Checking in. The recent tornadoes all missed me...

Checking in. The recent tornadoes all missed me by the grace of God. Some were horrendous.


My 4L60E trans acted up again (no pressure rise) so I took it to a private builder who was not...
Forum: Exterior & Paint and Body 04-06-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 358
Posted By Reserector
First of all, nice reconstruction work so far...

First of all, nice reconstruction work so far OGB!

That was my first assumption, really. That the cab mount area would be failing. If all you need is a section of floor, see what David has that...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-02-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By Reserector
Just use all of the Dodge stuff. That's what I...

Just use all of the Dodge stuff. That's what I did, except with a Chevy. I completely gutted the Nissan and started measuring and cutting.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-02-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By Reserector
Mine was that way as long as I had it. The...

Mine was that way as long as I had it. The previous owner must have swapped connector housings on the TBI to the 6-pin and left the extra wire/s hanging. Taped up I think.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-02-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21,688
Views: 1,577,088
Posted By Reserector
Transmission started slipping. Replaced a...

Transmission started slipping. Replaced a failing pressure solenoid in my 4L60E in the FM. I had good initial pressure, but no pressure rise with throttle. It was a tricky one to diagnose, but the...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-24-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,028
Posted By Reserector
I welded a piece of channel under my floor where...

I welded a piece of channel under my floor where it rests on the cab mount. There should be pics in my build thread link in my sig. I would post a link, but they have p-bucket blocked on this...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 226
Posted By Reserector
Liquid Nails and an old license plate or two will...

Liquid Nails and an old license plate or two will fix that floor.
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 01-07-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By Reserector
Oh yes. The rubber was shot and I was 1500 miles...

Oh yes. The rubber was shot and I was 1500 miles from home. I cut a piece of garden hose into short pieces and shoved then in between the bearing and the bracket. Took a handful of zip ties and...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 01-07-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By Reserector
Or take it to a drive line shop and ask them to...

Or take it to a drive line shop and ask them to make it into a one-piece shaft. I had that done years ago and kicked myself for not doing it sooner. The shop retubed it with a larger diameter, put...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 01-07-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By Reserector
I'm not sure what you are asking. To...

I'm not sure what you are asking.

To replace the center bearing, you take the middle u-joint out to get at the nut on the end of the front shaft. I recall using an air chisel to vibrate the old...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-06-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21,688
Views: 1,577,088
Posted By Reserector
Sounds like something in the suspension is...

Sounds like something in the suspension is getting longer and shorter when the front end rises and falls, but different on each side.

The first thing that came to my mind is the tension rods. ...
Forum: Introductions 01-02-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 182
Posted By Reserector
Welcome. Can you tell us more about how it is...

Welcome. Can you tell us more about how it is shifting?
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 12-31-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By Reserector
Thank you. I'm genuinely flattered.

Thank you. I'm genuinely flattered.
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 12-31-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Reserector
With all of the 5.3 LS swaps going on these days,...

With all of the 5.3 LS swaps going on these days, find a shop that does that type of work. They usually have 350s stacked up like cord wood.
You could do an LS swap, but then you are forced to add...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 12-26-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21,688
Views: 1,577,088
Posted By Reserector
What matters most is that the joints are "in...

What matters most is that the joints are "in phase". (Sorry for the huge image)



https://www.drivelinesnw.com/sites/drivelinesnw/uploads/images/Phasinh.png
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 12-26-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By Reserector
Mine is a LS. Links are in my sig. Better fix a...

Mine is a LS. Links are in my sig. Better fix a sandwich and get comfortable before you start going through my build, though. :D
Tools required:
Tape measure
Acetylene torch,
Sawzall
Mig...
Forum: Project Build Log 12-19-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 92,145
Posted By Reserector
Looks good!

Looks good!
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 12-18-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21,688
Views: 1,577,088
Posted By Reserector
I modified my frame brackets with drilled plates...

I modified my frame brackets with drilled plates welded on so that I could use a Chevy C-10 aftermarket set from Energy Suspension. The pics are somewhere in one of the threads in my sig. The V8...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 12-18-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 173
Posted By Reserector
It could simply be that the coolant cools off...

It could simply be that the coolant cools off before it reaches the bottom of the rad. That can certainly happen on a cold day.


The v6 has a bleeder screw. The 4 banger does not.


If you...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 12-13-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21,688
Views: 1,577,088
Posted By Reserector
Nissans helping Nissans. That's how it SHOULD...

Nissans helping Nissans. That's how it SHOULD be. :D
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 12-13-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21,688
Views: 1,577,088
Posted By Reserector
I'm sending y'all a Christmas Car. My son's...

I'm sending y'all a Christmas Car. My son's Honda Del Sol. Merry Christmas!


http://photos.reserector.com/images/FB_IMG_1576249937814.jpg
Forum: Suspension 12-11-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Reserector
I forgot to mention that I had the aftermarket...

I forgot to mention that I had the aftermarket UCAs. I couldn't find a difference from stock.

Hated the urethane bushings after a while and went back to rubber.
I had the full Calmini Steering...
Forum: Suspension 12-11-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Reserector
dvdswan is spot on. He and I are just two who...

dvdswan is spot on. He and I are just two who have been through all of it and ended up doing a solid axle swap.


I'll throw in my 2 and say that if you want to wheel the truck and not have it...
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