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    Hmmm.... think it had enough spring?
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    Good grief, what's that thing at 3/4 ton or 1/2. Those Dakota leaf springs are going to be frowning if it's going to get loaded up like it used to.
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    The fire department must have really been loading this thing up to need all that. I'm going to rebuild the original spring packs but about half of whats there is going away. For now I'm just going to remove the overloads and bolt the rearend in loosely until I see what the front ride height is going to be.
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    The U-Bolts must be a foot long! LOL...

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    They were exactly 12” long
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    Got the Dakota rear swapped in; perfect fit. Even the driveshaft will work with a ujoint change. Just leaving it bolted in loose until I get the front clip in and see what the front ride height looks like.
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    Looks like a really good fit. Like it was there the whole time.

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    Probably the easiest one I've ever done. Length was exactly the same, I spent about an hour cutting off the old spring pads and shock mounts, threw on some new bolts and that was it. When I did the rearend swap in my 49 I needed some 1 3/4" leaf spring pads so I had bought some extra.
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    Nothing to do with your build, but just saw a local news clip saying that your little town has an influx of dolls showing up in odd places all around town, some of them headless? All different sizes & types, and no one seems to know who's behind it, but it's creeeeeeeeeeeepy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Parmenter View Post
    You always have fun and interesting things to play with in the garage, this is another. A little spiffing up here and there and it could be a looker.
    Ain't it the truth Uncle Bob? I don't say much during his builds, I just hover and watch.
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    That is creepy, I hadn’t heard that. I swear it’s not me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techinspector1 View Post
    Ain't it the truth Uncle Bob? I don't say much during his builds, I just hover and watch.
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    Thank you; that’s a really nice thing for you guys to say.
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    Got it all stripped down; hopefully we’ll be doing some frame surgery next weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falconvan View Post
    That is creepy, I hadn’t heard that. I swear it’s not me.
    https://www.today.com/news/creepy-do...i-city-t160842
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    The amount of work you get done in a short amount of time always amazes me. I love all the odd stuff that you find and build.
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