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    Drop/Wheels/Diff

    I am making steady progress and in no hurry. I'm enjoying this.

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    So had the wheel centers and hubs powder coated semi-gloss black. Installed some ARP wheel studs, not cause I wanted to but had to install longer ones cause of the new wheels. Also, you can see the hub centric rings I got. The fit perfectly. Click image for larger version. 

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    The diff is almost ready. 3:55. The pinion bearings has been pre-loaded to factory spec. It has a limited slip. Not that it needs one but what the heck. Waiting for a seal and I'll finish it up.

    I have one of the drop spindles in. I'll take some pics tomorrow.

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    Mod(s) if I don't have this thread in the correct location, please relocate. Thank you.

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    very nice. Can hardly wait to see it all together!

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    Made these pins today. They are locating pins for the diff. The dark colored ones are after heat treating. Don't know what I would without my lathe.Click image for larger version. 

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    Almost there guys. Spent 1/2 the day setting the axles. Getting them right is a little bit of an art form. I had to fabricate my own shims.
    I have to fabricate one more brake line. Part of what needs to be done installing drop spindles.

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    Well, done, I think. Haven't driven it yet. I'll take it in for an alignment next week sometime. You guys see the outside. It was a tremendous amount of work which I enjoyed thoroughly.
    Hope it drives OK.
    Needs a wash.
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    very nice!

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    Thank you. And thank you Pennyman for allot of useful products and information.

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    Looking good! What kind of drop are you using and what is your wheel/tire set up?

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    What's the part # for the extended studs you used? I need some for my 94 mighty Max
    Thanks in advanced

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTan94maxi View Post
    What's the part # for the extended studs you used? I need some for my 94 mighty Max
    Thanks in advanced
    Extended studs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillie View Post
    Looking good! What kind of drop are you using and what is your wheel/tire set up?
    The one in the pic is a 2-3 inch leaf spring drop. No blocks.

    I subsequently put the stock springs back on and am using 2" blocks for the rears. I did remove the helper spring for a little bit better ride.
    The fronts I'm using 2" drop spindles.
    Tires are 215/50/16 rears and 205/50/16 fronts. No rub.
    The wheels I just happen to find on-line. They are Panasport 8 inch wide with 0 offset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTan94maxi View Post
    What's the part # for the extended studs you used? I need some for my 94 mighty Max
    Thanks in advanced
    Ok, now I got it. To tell you the truth can't remember.
    They are ARP. 12X1.5
    I took a measurement of the knurled part of the stock stud and than used that info when ordering.
    There website is very easy to navigate and will show the knurled diameter of every stud.

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