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    Thinking of a locking diff for my 2wd, talk me into/out of it

    I wish I could buy an e-locker for a corporate 14 bolt. I had a Detroit locker on the truck for a while, but it torque steered something terrible and banged so loud it made passengers jump off the seat.
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    Thinking of a locking diff for my 2wd, talk me into/out of it

    I had an ARB locker in the rear of my truck and about the third time I had to open it up to replace the air seal, it occurred to me that if I was out in the sticks it would suck to not have a locker. I had a Truetrac installed and haven't looked back since. And, it's nice not to have the...
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    Great White: A Chevy K10 Build

    The latch looks as below and secures the box nicely.
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    Great White: A Chevy K10 Build

    I just got back from another trip to the Adirondacks and decided a shower curtain/stall was in order. The trouble is where the shower needs to live. It must fit under the tent when the tent is extended and under the shower head. The challenge here is that I would not be able to access the...
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    Great White: A Chevy K10 Build

    Sorry for the slow reply. I also had a Detroit locker and agree they are a pain in the neck (the old version). I pulled the ARB locker and installed a Truetrac and haven't looked back. Clearly, if you end up with a wheel in the air, the locker is better...provided it doesn't have an air leak...
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    Great White: A Chevy K10 Build

    I guess one can now buy the 10L90-E Supermatic transmission from Chevy Performance: 10L90, Chevy Performance I like a manual transmission, but the NV 4500 in the truck now is not that stout when connected to 700 lb/ft of torque and the ratios are wide. Having 10 gears and 3 overdrive gears...
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    Great White: A Chevy K10 Build

    Well, I managed to make it up to the Adirondack mountains. It sure is fall there. They have roughly 130 free primitive camp sites available. I was surprised to see wolves, which nearly ran through my camp. The bugs are dead and night is utterly soundless since air travel is sparse...
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    Great White: A Chevy K10 Build

    I'm looking for a show of hands here about how bad an idea I have been kicking around. At least I have a truck for testing, measuring, and mistakes. Given the length of the run of tube and engine flow requirements, I bought 4.5" tube and bends. Another option would be dual 3" intakes...
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    TruTrac vs Locker for Transit 250

    I had a rear air locker on my K10 truck and replaced it with a TruTrack because I got sick and tired of replacing parts in the locker to get it to work. It literally leaked air the entire time it was in the truck. Perhaps an e-locker would not be so much trouble. I have TruTracks on front and...
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    Great White: A Chevy K10 Build

    The pleasure is all mine. Thanks for the advice. You have a treasure there, but we only got to explore Land Between the Lakes for a few days. We did manage to find the spot we discussed. It is beautiful. One can see a few bald cypress knees sticking up out of the ground to the left in...
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    K5 Camper. My offroad home away from home.

    @zoomad75 , now is the time for adding factory AC... I've got just about every piece needed for an 86 K10 factory set up, if you are interested.
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    Great White: A Chevy K10 Build

    I finally got the traction boards mounted on the rack. They fit perfectly and are out of the way. I also added a tether to the pin that holds the swing-outs closed...three guesses why. The beach was nice, if you don't mind swarms of biting flies and 97 degree temperatures. I'm...
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    Great White: A Chevy K10 Build

    I've been out and about some lately. Here is how driving through a train tunnel in Red River Gorge Kentucky looks. Nada Tunnel I stayed at the Cave Run Lake campground, which is a nice and convenient place to stay. I managed to find some reasonably challenging off road trails not far from...
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    Great White: A Chevy K10 Build

    Pull the pin and the sway bar disconnects. I'm going to weld the bolt on the axle bracket and have a quick release pin on the bottom as well. Then, I can just use a velcro strap or something to pull the bar up out of the way if I need to do some serious wheeling. The only issue I can see...
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    Great White: A Chevy K10 Build

    The AC is installed and wiring completed. It works well at least in low 90's temperatures. I've had some time to work on a front sway bar. It isn't obvious how to do it given all that is going on under there. Sorting out where the brackets would go on the axle was the tricky part. I...
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    Great White: A Chevy K10 Build

    The room provided by the swap is prodigious. I have yet to relocate the ground strap that attaches to the engine. Connecting the refrigerant lines should not be too much fuss. The wiring is straightforward, but I need to determine how to wire the trinary switch with the ability to turn off...
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    Great White: A Chevy K10 Build

    The stock AC is removed and the new Vintage Air unit is installed. Here is how the firewall looks without the 'suitcase' and blower motor. A test fit and mark up of the panel using two stock bolts to locate. It's about time to rebuild the King shocks. They have begun to creak slightly...
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    Great White: A Chevy K10 Build

    I got the side storage lockers painted and installed. I'll be sticking the bed rack on there soon for a trip coming up. I took some time to work over the radiator overflow tank. I changed the location and shape to free up some space. The bosses on the side are to mount a fuse block...
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    Great White: A Chevy K10 Build

    I use anti-seize on all threads and have had no trouble so far. What I have seen is road salt that soaks all the way back into chassis and driveline bolts. It is hard to believe until you see it first hand. It would sure be nice to live in a western state without the worry of road salt and...
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    Great White: A Chevy K10 Build

    I got the 7075 links made and installed--Summit Machine in UT makes them for less than I can by the raw material. They are solid (not hollow), as strong as mild steel, and bend like mad while returning to the original shape. I was able to go with a smaller diameter on the panhard bar, which...
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