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Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by HD350, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. HD350

    HD350New Member

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    I am semi retired cabinetmaker and general restoration and construction professional.
    I worked self employed my whole life.
    Married thrice, kids, dogs, homes and many, many vehicles.
    I have always done all of my own repairs on everything I own except electronics. I throw them away.
    I drove, up until five days ago, a mint 1982 F350 dually, single cab pickup that had a chevy mill and trans installed when I got it.
    2 years of cleanup and it was cherry.
    Head on highway collision right in front of my house changed that.
    I await my new truck which is an even nicer 1996 F350 dually with half cab extra for locking convenience.
    Going from chev 350 LT1 circa 1979 and TH350 to 96 gas 460 with auto.

    Location: Orillia, Ontario Canada
     
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    • HD350

      HD350New Member

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      With the intro out of the way I have questions.
      Is the 96 platform the same as the 82?
      I intend to salvage all of the 82's useful and new parts.
      What can I keep for the 96?
      Drivetrain is MUTE including the long single driveshaft with transition U Joint from trans to shaft.
      Chevy/Ford.
      Speedo cable also had to be adapted and driven gear matched to speedo.
      I usually do complete brake job from master to each wheel to be sure I am safe in that regard.
      Brake parts on 82 are less that 6 mos old and summer run only this year.
       
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      99RamWell-Known Member

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      Welcome
       
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      • 65 sporty

        65 sportyWell-Known Member

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        Welcome from the Mitten
         
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        • multimopes

          multimopesWell-Known Member

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          Welcome aboard from NJ. Wish I could be more of a help, but I am a Mopar only guy!
          I am sure someone will chime in. Good luck with your questions. Sound like a fun project!
           
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            65 sportyWell-Known Member

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            You can use a source like Rock Auto to compare the brake parts you want to salvage from the 82 to see if they fit the 96, I am not sure what will work it all depends what axles are in each truck.
             
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            • Rusty Junk

              Rusty JunkActive Member

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              Welcome from north Iowa, I'm a Ford/Mopar person only thing I do with a Chevy is pass them so I'm not much help.
              Three times married?
               
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              • LocuMob

                LocuMobFluid Technician

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                Hello from Minnesota. A quick search and the years have different brakes parts, sorry.
                 
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