At this point about $7k or so.Roughly how much $$ do you have into the swap?
Hydroboost will happen eventually, but this vacuum pump came with the engine and stuff, and works very well. It's a great option until I'm ready to do better.Power brakes are nice. I’m going with hydroboost set up on my pig. They work well on non vacuum diesels. Your rig just keeps getting better.
Less than a Year in and your $1K truck is now a $10K truck… You are a proper 60 series owner…$10k in the whole vehicle including purchase, lift, tires, and parts, but I haven't kept up with how many hours I've put into it. I'm sure my wife has kept track of that, lol....
Thank you so much! I absolutely love this truck, even more so with the upgrades I've done! From here it will keep getting better and nicer. I'm very glad to be where I am mechanically with this truck. Being able to use it reliably and affordable will make every small improvement so much easier to accomplish. It has come a very long way, but has a long journey ahead still. I'm glad I didn't expect it to be quick or easy....Less than a Year in and your $1K truck is now a $10K truck… You are a proper 60 series owner
I am joking, of course!
What you have achieved with this truck in a short time is amazing.
Yours is definitely My current favorite build thread.
I'd certainly prefer to go SOA but for now I need to keep the downtime to a minimum until I can either replace some worn parts on my Subaru, or get something else to commute to work in.I was in that same pickle… I decided since I’d been working and spending so much time on the swap to just finish it with the SOA. Since then I’ve never regretted it. My wife would have a different opinion. She enjoys it now so that’s all that matters
I lowered the front bumps the same amount I lifted the truck, which I'm fine with, but I'm not sure how much the rubber compresses before hard parts kiss each other. I maxed out my floor jack and got the passenger front wheel 15" off the ground before the jack quit lifting, and I still wasn't touching anything. I need to do it again with a big block of wood.I'd say verify if you're hitting anything on the engine/driveline with the axle before making a decision. Hitting the bumps top is annoying but if that's all you're hitting, then it's doing its job.