80 Series Ute Chop Build (AKA PORKCHOP)

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Been making some good progress
Barnes 4wd link kit deal on Black Friday

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Had to relocate the waste gate control from below the turbo to above it so it wouldn’t hit the frame and new motor mount. Also had to shorten the lower coolant pipe so it wouldn’t interfere with the frame.

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I am going to be doing this in a project soon was we’re the issues you had installing the triple stick?
The location of the shifters is almost directly above the transfer case so in order to get the proper direction and throw of the linkage I had to make a linkage bracket that sits forward of the shifters on the transmission housing that have the shift rods that go back to the tcase.
Basically had to triangulate the linkage. The issue was squeezing it in there because the tunnel was tight for my custom shift bracket to fit while also having proper clearance for the shift rods back to the tcase connections. Crude drawing if that helps. I will try to get pics when I’m back in town.

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The location of the shifters is almost directly above the transfer case so in order to get the proper direction and throw of the linkage I had to make a linkage bracket that sits forward of the shifters on the transmission housing that have the shift rods that go back to the tcase.
Basically had to triangulate the linkage. The issue was squeezing it in there because the tunnel was tight for my custom shift bracket to fit while also having proper clearance for the shift rods back to the tcase connections. Crude drawing if that helps. I will try to get pics when I’m back in town.

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Thank you for sharing. Sounds like your challenge was space not necessarily the product or technical. I am installing on a different vehicle with plenty of room, so I don’t think I will have that same challenge.
 
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Had enough room for a under bed slide out toolbox. Also re-purposed an old compressor tank for my air system.
 
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Can you reach those locker switches when stuck to your seat because of a locked seatbelt?
Not sure I don’t have any seats yet… I might need to carry a poker rod 😂
 

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I was bout it bout it until the exhaust stack. Looks like things are moving along well!
 

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@GLTHFJ60 put me on this thread. Man, this is awesome!
 
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Well unfortunately The shocks for Porkchop got pushed from February to April and now from April to June so looks like the rig will be parked for a while. I have driven it up and down the street and have a few bugs to work out like it won’t shift which may have something to do with my homemade tone ring and wheel speed sensor set up.

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