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PilotHouse2500

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  1. PilotHouse2500

    Pilothouse/RAM3500 build

    thanks. I've got a few plans that it will be near impossible to steal unless you tow it.
  2. PilotHouse2500

    Pilothouse/RAM3500 build

    After fighting and fighting to get the passenger door to line up right, I called the neighbor. He runs his own hot rod shop and has built MANY over the years. He's been kind enough to help me when I needed for nothing but a beer and a smile. I think he just likes helping me learn. Regardless, he came over and we chatted, and we tried, we got the torch out and bent hinges, and tried...and finally came to the conclusion below. I think he loved the pucker factor I had when I resigned myself to doing the cuts. Also we will likely work on flattening the top of the window to follow the now long flat section of the roof to make it look more pleasing.
  3. PilotHouse2500

    Pilothouse/RAM3500 build

    Extended cab. 1/2 size suicide rear doors.
  4. PilotHouse2500

    Pilothouse/RAM3500 build

    Been TOO long since I worked on TODD. Right now in between wood projects so time to grind down some early welds and redo so I'm not embarrassed by them! And cut out all the cross bracing as it's no longer needed and I can now climb around inside w/o being a contortionist!
  5. PilotHouse2500

    Cummins QSB7 industrial engine swap

    On review I'm going to pass on the industrial to road conversion. Lots of work (read cash) to convert since many things are designed specifically around a genset vs. a vehicle. Not even the block PN's are the same between the two versions. Oh well. likely could have gotten it for under $1k with low hours...
  6. PilotHouse2500

    Cummins QSB7 industrial engine swap

    So I have an opportunity to purchase a Cummins QSB7 industrial engine (from a gen set) for a decent price if the auction doesn't blow up fast. Question is this: can this be used as a swap into a vehicle? What would it take?
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    Pilothouse/RAM3500 build

    been a while...life has again gotten in the way. I hope to spend more hours this winter on the project. removed the cab (glad I figured out this EASY way vs. what I was originally thinking) and gave the frame a degreasing power wash...now at least I won't be full of it head to toe when I work in him.
  9. PilotHouse2500

    Pilothouse/RAM3500 build

    Torched the springs to get the chassis to sit right (bunch of parts missing that would weigh enough to compress the front suspension). And then the cab mounts got put in. Even with the shop at a "cool" 75°, outside hit near 100° yesterday, it wasn't all that comfortable with the humidity so high, then ad the torch and welding heat!
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    Suspension measurements needed

    ok thanks gang, plans this weekend to torch the springs and get the cab mounts welded in. Pics to follow on the build thread.
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    Suspension measurements needed

    2500 or 3500 series? if anyone else has a minute or two to measure the upper control arm bolt to the ground I'd appreciate. I'm hoping for a few more to confirm that difference between the front and back pivots points. Thanks (so far) to dripley, 01cummins4eve, BBHD
  12. PilotHouse2500

    Suspension measurements needed

    hmmm some serious differences relative Control arm differences in heights between bolts: one instance is straight up 2", the other 3.25"... pivot link different by 1/2" Pitman approx 1" different. not the consistancy I was hoping for. BBHD, yours is a 4x4 with 6bt?
  13. PilotHouse2500

    Suspension measurements needed

    so to confirm, it seem the control arm measurements say there should be about a 2" difference in height between the two bolts, correct?
  14. PilotHouse2500

    Pilothouse/RAM3500 build

    Well, the 94 is almost stripped down to nothing, Gotta pull the trany and driveshafts yet for me (trany for core exchange). Then it's pull the axles off for sale and chop the frame up for scrap. Body parts go to the scrap yard tomorrow.
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    Suspension measurements needed

    thanks guys, from what I can tell I need to bring the front end down 2". Weekends are never long enough, but when a buddy is in state for a funeral you hang out with the crazy Californian and take him for a ride in your restoration and let him drive!
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