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|#846 - Cummins Swap|
|Author: andy1canada (Show all albums)|
Going to give this another try as my first attempt didn't go so well on the 'Diner-conversion' thread (Will update/edit that soon).
Started my Cummins swap by pulling off the bumper; only took better part of an hour. That sucker is HEAVY! Better part of a 100 lbs I bet. Will be looking to knock substantial weight off that baby while still retaining a 5000 lb towing standard.
This will take a while as it will unfold as time and resources permit, so please be patient.
More pics and hopefully some videos (FMC-TV) to follow.
This pic shows that with the 3 1/2" x 5" angle mount bracket in play, there actually may be enough room to get at it with a mig to weld it to the trailing arm.
Again, good access for another weld along the entire bottom edge.
Some simple brake-line re-routing will be in order here to keep stuff away from chaffing the bag.
Good 4" or so clearance from bag to tire.
Now... to make it all out of steel!
Included this pic to illustrate the close proximity of the bottom shock-mount to the edge of the air-spring mount beam. Got to thinking it might be a good idea to fab a simple bracket to provide an additional support-connection between the trailing arm and the air-bag arm while still providing the shock mount in the same position. Plan to look closer at this.
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