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2003 Dakota axle swap

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On it's own wieght.....


Shackle angle good....


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very nice... im super jealous. whats left to be done?


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love it looks great
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very nice... im super jealous. whats left to be done?
brakes/ bleeding brakes, steering/ mounting box, welding perches to axle/ setting driveline angles, driveshafts, shocks, tires, exhaust manifold gasket, exhaust clearnce at the front driveshaft in full droop, crossmember modifications...
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I just finished measuring every light and bumper hieght tooday and I just sat down to do an MVA search for that same info. We'll see if I am with in legal limits.

My truck sits at the same exact hieght at every same 2 points of measure. Not bad for a rookie hey?

I spent half the day driving around to get used driveshafts to cut up ( thanx Gerry) and the other half tinkering. Here it is final ride hieght. She will probably settle a bit after driving it. I scratched the shit out of the roof getting it out of the garage. I was to lazy to swap the bare rims on to avoid this. I aired the rear tires down to like 2 psi to get the clearance to get it out..lol. I also installed the rear ebreake assembly but I still need and adjuster to go between my orig and the two new ones coming from the rear.

Apparntly my rear shackles are facing the wrong direction. I will change them around tommorrow.

Here she sits ready to get flat decked into town for setting proper driveline angles and steering install.

The rear I will trim the fenders in front of the tire and cut my stock flares in half, reattatch the flare where the cut is made and rustle up a used set of flares to cut a small section out to fill in the gap. Then just a little body work to make it look original.

It won't be long now. My only limiting factor is the fact that I am getting broke fast.



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Here it is last tuesday on the trailer headed for town. I took it to a shop to completley build the steering and set driveline angles and build driveshafts..



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