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About Ben_upde

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    Boise idaho
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    Mk4 VW R32, ‘79 620Kc, ‘59 Dodge Power Wagon
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    All things mechanical

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  1. Shit. I forgot to send off those dust caps 🤦🏻‍♂️ I’ll try to get them headed your way tomorrow.
  2. Thanks! Slowly coming together. I have a build thread in this forum I don’t believe the guy that made mine sells on eBay but may be wrong. They fit super nicely straight out the box. I did tweak them a tiny bit for a slightly bulged look up top to cover my wide 15x10’s out back. As soon as a I saw this gentleman’s ad post I was sold and ordered a set right then. I was on vacation in Germany at the time 😂
  3. Ordered these off a guy on Facebook in Thailand. Took a while to get them with shipping and customs but definitely worth the wait. If I recall they were ~$350 shipped for all 4
  4. Good deal! Glad my offer wasn’t a waste nor cost you more than they were worth to make work 😊
  5. You are correct, it was a late built ‘85 truck making it an ‘86MY truck. I happened upon the u-pull-it yard vehicle list ticket while cleaning out my car today 😂 My ‘79 KC came with non-vented rotors and I could swear they are the same size centers. I didn’t mic’ them because the relationship to the rotor bolt holes looked way too close to the same for there to be a difference. Either way, if they don’t fit they don’t fit and I feel bad for sending him something that will cost him money to make work 😕
  6. I’m certain they are exactly the same as the stock ones off my ‘79 😕 They fit into my stock 14” steelie wheel exactly the same as they fit on the ‘79 as well. A later 4” center would not have remotely fit that wheel 🤔 I even made sure to check it on the oldest dated wheel I had, which I believe was a ‘75 🙁 Sorry they aren’t working out for you edit: stole this pic from a 720 thread based on rotor holes they gotta be the same thing 🤔
  7. Glad they arrived! Sorry for taking so long to get them sent off!! After I get Datto#1 roadworthy and all the bugs worked out of it I’ll have to try to get over further West with it to meet up with some more PNW Datto guys 🤙🏻
  8. The hubs I have came off an early D21. I believe an ‘83,’84. They were the exact same as the ‘79 hubs already on my truck. They are small enough they could go in a flat rate box too
  9. I believe I have some from the D21 spindles I grabbed from the Junkyard. They are yours if you want them. I’m in Boise but my coworker is heading up to puyallup next weekend if that’s closer to you.
  10. No, these connectors have solder pins on both sides of the mating surfaces. They are standard cannon plugs found in the majority of aircraft equipment. The reason I went with solder style connectors instead of crimp pins is availability. These were readily available while the crimp style were backordered for weeks+. With the strain relief body I felt that the engine bay connections would be more than sufficiently strong and supported. The interior side will require some cable mounting attention to keep flex and vibration to a minimum to avoid stressing the solder joint. But again, if they are suitable for aircraft I am more than confident they will suit Datto perfectly ?
  11. That’s a little better ?
  12. Not a ton of progress due to heavy workloads and illness but I finally found how I wanted to bring the wiring through the firewall and made a blanking plate. Now a bit of tedious soldering and most of the wiring should be set!
  13. Ben_upde

    How to remove a bed?

    The nuts are 17mm for the bed. Do NOT use your finger to try to hold the spinning bolt tab down. It hurts.....ask me how I know ??‍♂️ The fuel tank is held on by ~8 12mm as said before, penetrating oil/heat are your best bets getting them removed.
  14. ’77 with what looks to be an aftermarket rear slider ‘79 with what looks to be an OEM rear slider. Neither rattle.
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