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Delinquent newbie

Postby ontrekker [OP] » February 9th 2021, 5:16pm

After almost 2 years I guess I’m a little delinquent in introducing myself. This forum and all the technical posts have been an invaluable resource to me. I purchased my stock 2005 GMC Safari Cargo AWD in 2019 and have been slowly converting it. There are so many knowledgeable posters here that I can’t name them all but Captn.Crunch, WinnieVan and HotWire have been especially helpful to me through their posts. I am an amateur with 40 years experience LOL and do my own work, so the build is taking some time. So far mods include 3+1 lift, lift keys and rear S-10 leafs. I’m running BFG KO2s that are about 30”. I haven’t opened the rear fenders yet. For the drive train I re-geared to 4.11 (I’ll be towing a small trailer) and have MFactory helical LSD in front and TrueTrac helical LSD in the rear. I built a hybrid NP231/NP233 transfer case and installed a TeraLow 2L kit. Due to using parts from both transfer cases everything was bolt-in except for having to have the rear driveshaft lengthened 2 inches and fabricating some of the shift linkage. Thank you to everyone and I’m really enjoying following your builds and methods for working out issues!
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Re: Delinquent newbie

Postby sixsix » February 9th 2021, 8:18pm

Welcome after all these years - Nice Build ya' got there.

LSDs - front and rear - seems Jeannie n' I said that a few times in the mid 70s.

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Re: Delinquent newbie

Postby SportsBoy » February 10th 2021, 11:38pm

Geez, wish you had brought us along for the build - sweet van!
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Re: Delinquent newbie

Postby tungtide » February 11th 2021, 12:06am

How is the LSD in the front? I am having one built in Georgia. Nice looking van. Thanks for the post
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Re: Delinquent newbie

Postby Mmusicman » February 11th 2021, 1:54am

Better late than never!

Van looks GREAT... build sounds FANTASTIC!
Wow! Love the LSD and 4.11 gears front and rear!
(I'd LOVE to do that to mine)

Welcome from sunny and warm South Florida!
PS: Welcome to the white van club too.. lol
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Re: Delinquent newbie

Postby markmitch » February 11th 2021, 3:04am

Nice van and welcome to the site! May I ask where you got the LSD's from?
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Re: Delinquent newbie

Postby AstroWill » February 11th 2021, 3:13am

Welcome to the site! Nice looking van!


markmitch wrote:May I ask where you got the LSD's from?

ontrekker wrote:MFactory helical LSD in front and TrueTrac helical LSD in the rear

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Re: Delinquent newbie

Postby sixsix » February 11th 2021, 6:40pm

Haha
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Re: Delinquent newbie

Postby Leeann_93 » February 12th 2021, 1:14am

Doesn't matter how long it takes if it gets done ;-)

A formal welcome, then :lol:
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Re: Delinquent newbie

Postby dcsleeper » February 12th 2021, 11:32am

Nice van with nice mods!
Would love to see some pics of your shift linkage, everybody does it differently!
Where are you, looks nice!
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