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#689455 Wed Oct 27 2010 02:08 AM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 174
Shop Shark
Boy I just scored big!!! I found a 67-72 3/4 ton gmc In a local yard with the H052 axle with 4.10 gears. looks like brand new on the inside & very little slack ( you want some ). All I'll have to do is replace the pinion seal & I'm good to go. this is going to be a really big improvement in my 50 3800. now that i have my broken speedo needle fixed & cable greased i realize i was going alot faster than i thought i was! now that i actually know that i'm going 50-55 it isn't near as loud. the 4.10s will be way better than the 5.14s going down the road & i'll still be able to pull anything i want too.

Robert French MY3800FIRETRUCK
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bluechev #689484 Wed Oct 27 2010 03:18 AM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 5,161
Cruising in the Passing Lane
Good find!

Its true, I really don't do anything but browse the Internet looking for trouble... . . .
'55 1st GMC Suburban . '54 GMC 250 trailer puller project. '54 GMC 250 Hydra-Matic . '54 Chevy 3100 . '47 Chevy COE . and more...
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OldSub #689552 Wed Oct 27 2010 12:08 PM
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David Colter
pics * 1954 wrecker * 1948 Chevy 1-Ton
No act of kindness - no matter how small - is ever wasted ~~ Aesop
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54TOW #692593 Sat Nov 06 2010 06:56 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 239
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SWEEEEEET!!!! dance

1950 Chevy 3800 1-Ton Long Bed
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Sold all the bikes, leaving California behind.
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lostmy47 #693260 Tue Nov 09 2010 01:36 AM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 174
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just got it put in today. Man what a difference! like driving another truck almost. I'm running about 2400 @ 55 with 32" tall 750-17 tires. the 8r19.5s (33") I'm going to will drop it another 75 or so rpm. if you've got a 1 ton with 5.14 gears I highly reccomend this swap.

Last edited by bluechev; Tue Nov 16 2010 03:21 PM.

Robert French MY3800FIRETRUCK
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bluechev #695374 Tue Nov 16 2010 01:32 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 9,071
Master Gabster
That is what I put in and I am very happy too.

1951 GMC 1 Ton Flatbed -- It is finally on the road and what a great time I have driving it!
1951 1 Ton Completed

My Chevy Master 4 Door is on the Road!
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truckernix #696751 Sun Nov 21 2010 01:33 AM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 15
New Guy
but now the speedo is wrong. WW

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Windweaver #697009 Sun Nov 21 2010 10:55 PM
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Posts: 174
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of course it is. there are ways to adress this, adapters & such. when I said what rpm i was turning at a given speed i wasn't saying what the speedo actually read. when it says 45 i'm actually doing about 60. check this out:

Robert French MY3800FIRETRUCK
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bluechev #699783 Wed Dec 01 2010 03:10 AM
Joined: Feb 2000
Posts: 72
Wrench Fetcher
Check out my 3800 at <>. That 4.10 3d member is sweet.

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uncleb #699829 Wed Dec 01 2010 04:31 AM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 174
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beautiful truck! If you haven't done it already put some sway bars on it, you'll love the way it handles. check out my pictures for the install on my truck. I used cpp's sway bar on the front & a front sway bar from a ford explorer in the back. pretty simple job and it didn't do any permanent harm to the truck's originality. even the crossmember I welded on the back could easily be cut off & ground smooth.

Robert French MY3800FIRETRUCK
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