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Ravewolf

Can't sleep bad ideas in my head

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So I have a horrible sinus infection which lead to inner ear infections on BOTH ears, and has generally been a shitty experience. My right ear drum popped from pressure, my left one is trying, and everything is muffled. I can't work right now, so I'm home, stuck inside, waiting for the antibiotics to work. In the meantime I've slept too much and now have become a night owl. Thus I think too much lol. 

Anyway, rambling aside, here's my idea/question. 

I like my truck, but it's not exactly everything I want. I've also been jonesing for a nice longbed square body Chevy. But I only have room for one truck in my life right now. Thus, the idea. 

I'm wondering how hard it would be to mount a sc/lb Chevy body on my dodge frame. I keep all the bulletproof and nice suspension (my truck came with a Carli 3" lift), plus my engine, trans, tcase, and a wicked rear end. I gain easy body part availability, and can build a square body from a magazine pretty much. 

My only hangup is how to get the 24v to work with the Chevy body. Gauges are no problem. I can run my fuel pump off a switch, and my grid heaters as well. But getting the ECM to work right is my question. Will it have to be reprogrammed to run stand alone? Now, you're probably asking "Rave, why go through all that when you could swap a 12v in it and be done"? Well, because I don't want to lose my programmer for one(I flipping love my quadzilla), everyone else has already done it, and mainly because I have everything other than a clean body. Fabrication doesn't scare me,but I've been bit by Chrysler and their pita electronics a few times, and they taint everything they touch. 

 

But if this is an absolute **** idea, tell me. If not, well, I'll look for a clean Chevy body lol.

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To be honest with you I myself wouldn't do it. Somethings would be best left alone so you can spend your time on things less expensive/ troublesome and have simpler living. :thumb1: Like target practicing on chickens.

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9 minutes ago, JAG1 said:

To be honest with you I myself wouldn't do it. Somethings would be best left alone so you can spend your time on things less expensive/ troublesome and have simpler living. :thumb1: Like target practicing on chickens.

Good point. Eh,maybe in the future when i hit the lottery Ill build something like this lol. As for chimkins,man,they dont hold up to a .357 well lol.

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There is one in particular thats in N.C. no ones been able to get. I understand there's a 10,000 dollar bounty on it

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10 hours ago, JAG1 said:

There is one in particular thats in N.C. no ones been able to get. I understand there's a 10,000 dollar bounty on it

The chickens I hang with eat 357 slugs for breakfast and poop buckshot.

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Do they have buckshot pressure gauges? And good pop off pressures?:lol:

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4 hours ago, Ravewolf said:

What am I missing? 

I am "the chcken man". Check the avatar. I am also a construction superintendent and for the past 20 years have built 40 or so Chick-fil-a's. 

 

5 hours ago, JAG1 said:

Do they have buckshot pressure gauges? And good pop off pressures?:lol:

12 gauge with excellent "poop" off pressure.

 

My next job is a BBQ restaraunt, but they do chicken also.

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It's become  tradition that we harass the Chicken man from time to time.

 

 

2 hours ago, dripley said:

 

 

My next job is a BBQ restaraunt, but they do chicken also.

Does CFA own that one too?

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12 minutes ago, JAG1 said:

 

Does CFA own that one too?

 

Negative. It is a Jim and Nicks. 

https://www.jimnnicks.com

Think it is our first one. The construction manager and I built several CFA's together when he worked for them several years back.

 

12 minutes ago, JAG1 said:

It's become  tradition that we harass the Chicken man from time to time.

They become quite good at it I might add.

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23 hours ago, JAG1 said:

To be honest with you I myself wouldn't do it.

 

I tend to agree... The 24V Cummins is not a good one for retro fits. Yeah it can be done but there is a lot to do with the electronics and making them work right. Yeah the ECM will work as a stand-alone but all diagnostic info will be gone. Need the PCM for the CCD network and then you need the instrument cluster for the Bias voltage for the bus. Then you need the ABs computer for speed signal for cruise control. The whole thing starts falling apart quickly.

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How much of the instrument cluster is really needed?  Could it physically fit in a small box tucked under the dash?  Running a manual transmission I would've thought this would not be a difficult swap; seems I would've thought wrong!

 

I miss my '77 C20.

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Entire cluster. I'm not sure how much of you can condense. It's the fact when things go missing in this CCD network weird things happen. I'm not sure how much you can remove without the CCD shutting down and quits functioning.

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