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Title: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 4x4fun on January 31, 2010, 05:59:35 PM
This Project starts with  an old rusty 40 GM Military truck ( ton and a half ) that belongs to a friend of mine. He paid $200 for it..

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0281.jpg)
(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0284.jpg)

Thats what we have started with, after a little rust removal it was able to fit inside!

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0287.jpg)

then to the installation of a SB chevy 350 with a TH400 bolted to it.. goin to use the original 2 speed t case.. ( hope it lasts lol )

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0289.jpg)

oh yea had to build a custum trans cross member..

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0299.jpg)

We also shortened the wheel base a little bit to help improve trailablity, did away with the old broken spring and gathered up some GM spings and hangers

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0315.jpg)

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0316.jpg)

thats pretty much where she sets atm, need to gather up more materials for the from hangings in the front.
we have a line on a cleaner cab  and will prolly do some custum bed work for the back, its been a fun build so far and there will be more update as get get closer to completion.

http://s564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/

 GotMud?






Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Bo Duke on January 31, 2010, 06:06:17 PM
Thats a sweet build man, Hope it keeps going smooth!!!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: pit on January 31, 2010, 06:07:21 PM
THATS FRIGGIN SWEET ==beavis


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: slymer on January 31, 2010, 06:25:09 PM
cool project


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: PathWayMan on January 31, 2010, 06:35:32 PM
Nice Build  applaudd


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: TBigLug on January 31, 2010, 08:00:21 PM
==cl I love the old military iron.


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BIG TODD on January 31, 2010, 08:31:52 PM
==cl I love the old military iron.


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Orangecrush on February 01, 2010, 02:15:19 AM
Nice Build  applaudd


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Timmah! on February 01, 2010, 06:10:50 AM
i lol'd @ after alittle rust removel  ;D woke my kids up good thing its time for them to get up for school but good luck with your project cant wait to see it when shes finished :D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: millser on February 01, 2010, 06:36:41 AM
cool project


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Cannaert on February 01, 2010, 06:08:52 PM
BAD ASS.  That looks like its going to be a ton of fun to build.  I would trade all my projects for something like that. 


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on February 13, 2010, 09:07:40 AM
Front hangers are done, she rolls now! with a little help of course... more pics will be posted soon...

 ==wgm



Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: liftedboomns10 on February 13, 2010, 09:13:03 AM
Nice Build  ;)


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: mike 64 on February 13, 2010, 11:06:55 AM
sweet project, keep us updated! applaudd


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: ProGrade on February 13, 2010, 03:06:41 PM
if i used your rust removal technique, my garage would be empty!   nice rig!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 4x4fun on February 13, 2010, 09:25:23 PM
well, here the pics Big Franks speaks of.. ill start out with a before..

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0318.jpg)

after 

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0060.jpg)

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0061.jpg)

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0057.jpg)

rear

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0059.jpg)

 more to come as work progresses

 ==wgm


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BIG TODD on February 13, 2010, 09:30:54 PM
looking good ==kp


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: MidMichiganMudRun on February 13, 2010, 10:21:28 PM
Great axles... looks like a very good start


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: duramax81 on February 13, 2010, 11:12:55 PM
 GotMud? a=f         gonna be a nice ride


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: trailman on February 17, 2010, 02:24:59 PM
LOOKS GOOD!!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: TheVassarSlasher on March 04, 2010, 04:13:24 PM
i cant wait to catch air in that thing! weeeeeeeeeee


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Ranger Dave on March 04, 2010, 04:19:11 PM
i've  seen others  use there  power steering pumps  for there  steering


looks  good


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 4x4fun on March 04, 2010, 04:46:05 PM
i cant wait to catch air in that thing! weeeeeeeeeee

LOL i totally agree.. its gonna be fun!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: THAT MUDFIT GUY on March 05, 2010, 02:42:50 PM
looks liek its gonna be  a blast


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BIG TODD on March 07, 2010, 10:27:09 AM
sweet
uncle art gave me a vintage 60s miller beer keg to use for a gas tank sals 15 gal never seen one with a bung hole stainlesssteel construction need to figure out how to put a filler neck /gas cap and mounts been busy clear cutting 5 acres of woods not much time left before spring bogs


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: duck on March 10, 2010, 05:30:48 PM
sweet ride


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Towstrap on March 11, 2010, 12:57:48 AM
sweeeet


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: TheVassarSlasher on March 26, 2010, 05:30:22 PM
we need some updates Franky!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: TheVassarSlasher on March 29, 2010, 06:13:16 PM
arnt those basicly a turbo 2-stroke,that would be sick!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: TheVassarSlasher on March 30, 2010, 04:57:20 PM
use the switch for cuttin' brakes for them tight trails ==jk when you get around to getting that other cab gimme a call ill give ya a hand  ==np I plated the Jimmy today,good till Mounds opening day


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: JohnDeere Dodge on March 31, 2010, 10:08:11 AM
cool


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 4x4fun on April 25, 2010, 09:58:50 PM
a HOLE LOTTA tire, may i add

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0108.jpg)

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0109.jpg)

and they will fit, thats the best part!

 GotMud?



Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: mudmonkey on April 27, 2010, 10:05:46 PM
looks like a cool project applaudd keep us posted with pics


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 4x4fun on April 28, 2010, 07:13:15 PM
Sweet! ill get some pics next time im up there. wont be this weekend tho..  The weathers almost nice enough we can move operations outside and get ur cab on and wiring done.   8)

 GotMud?



Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: TheVassarSlasher on May 03, 2010, 08:37:35 PM
didnt get anything done tis weekend had to work sat in the rain pretty lazy today  never enough hours inthe day  sleepyy
i hear that,had to brew some coffee this afternoon.Got the lawn mowed tho!Nice tires btw


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: TheVassarSlasher on June 05, 2010, 08:37:25 AM
lets get this rig rolling by T-Day Franko   ==hurryup   ==scared buickk


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Boggerram87 on June 05, 2010, 09:13:06 AM
Thats Badass! Nice Build!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 4x4fun on June 06, 2010, 08:15:00 PM
Heres some pic to update the progress, i think we made a huge step these past couple weekends... im just gonna post pics, let Big Frank explain..  :P

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/ratphucker002.jpg)

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/ratphucker005.jpg)

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/ratphucker008.jpg)

Still lots more work to go... Good things dont happen overnight  :P

 GotMud?



Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on July 09, 2010, 11:37:39 PM
RUSTY PIECE OF JUNK SHOULD HAVE SOL:D IT when scrap was worth somethin


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 4x4fun on July 10, 2010, 03:23:45 PM
scrap this???

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/Photo0187.jpg)

 GotMud?



Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on July 11, 2010, 02:27:11 PM
frustrated left my sheet metal for fust repair in my truck at the office so f%#@g hot dont wanna work on anything not much time left in the day after work  ==kp


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: dodgeramsport on July 12, 2010, 02:48:11 AM
corect me if im wrong but you took the stock leaves out and put chevy leafs under it? wouldnt that ruin the purpose of haveing the 1.5 ton? unless you just wanted the axles and body? but then wouldnt it have been easier to set the axles under a suburban or longbox frame with fully working drivetrain and put the body on that, either way cool project and good work, im just wondering where your comeing from b/c i might be able to get my hands a 2.5ton and trying to get ideas of wich way to takle it


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on July 12, 2010, 10:20:44 PM
i changed  the leafs beacuse they were 2 inch wide xabout 8inch tall spring packs that were intended to haul weight just like a 6x6 or other 1 1/2 or 2 1/2 ton truck   i used chevy truck springs and mounts beacuse thats what i had   and my bro gave me the springs   as far as putting the axels under a   chevy truck  or watever else i wanted to build somethin different  and this truck that i started with was used and lived  just up the road from  the farm where i grew up   i looked at it every time i drove buy my entire life and thought it was tuff looking way before i was ever intersted in boggin   besides how many other 1940 chevy military trucks have you ever seen at a bog or mounds or anywere else?  its my version of a rat rod  ill break parts when its done but that will give me a reason to upgrade parts like the axels     and it only cost 200 bucks    after rust removal and a trip to the scrap yard  i had 180 in my pocket  if your gonna build somethin make it what you want it dosent have to be high dollar ya see people havin just as much fun in a stock beat up geo tracker as the guys with tractor tires and big blocks   ==thumbsup


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: ProGrade on July 13, 2010, 09:16:56 AM
i changed  the leafs beacuse they were 2 inch wide xabout 8inch tall spring packs that were intended to haul weight just like a 6x6 or other 1 1/2 or 2 1/2 ton truck   i used chevy truck springs and mounts beacuse thats what i had   and my bro gave me the springs   as far as putting the axels under a   chevy truck  or watever else i wanted to build somethin different  and this truck that i started with was used and lived  just up the road from  the farm where i grew up   i looked at it every time i drove buy my entire life and thought it was tuff looking way before i was ever intersted in boggin   besides how many other 1940 chevy military trucks have you ever seen at a bog or mounds or anywere else?  its my version of a rat rod  ill break parts when its done but that will give me a reason to upgrade parts like the axels     and it only cost 200 bucks    after rust removal and a trip to the scrap yard  i had 180 in my pocket  if your gonna build somethin make it what you want it dosent have to be high dollar ya see people havin just as much fun in a stock beat up geo tracker as the guys with tractor tires and big blocks   ==thumbsup
heck yeah, its great when you keep them low dollar like that...I say use what you got, more power to ya!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on July 20, 2010, 08:44:10 PM
splurged today bought a new carb for the  big block wife was ahh still is pissed she ll get over it engine almost  together trucks  gettin closer  to being done cab is bolted down   made patches where it needed them spot welded in cut down a drive shaft for trans to the t case   some day it will be done  lots of cut weld grind repeat repeat repeat well you get the idea


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on July 24, 2010, 02:47:08 PM
got some seats today,, gettin a pile of parts, no time to put them together


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: chevroletj5 on July 29, 2010, 12:07:01 AM
the trucks gonna be sweet


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: chevroletj5 on July 29, 2010, 12:07:33 AM
the trucks gonna be sweet


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on August 18, 2010, 09:17:59 PM
got one side of the cab fixed up pretty good enough for me  going to be getting sat and sundays off  for a couple weeks  have  some time to do some work on it   i hope to have it going by turkey day  but who knows only time will tell


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on September 16, 2010, 07:10:25 AM
picked  up a stainless fuel tank at the scrap yard yesterday  i think about 20 gallons   couldnt pass it up for 22 bucks    also half of a 1000 GALLON Propane tank to build a outdoor wood stove out of    getting closer to being done maybe by turkey day without hydro steering have to try the farm strong method firstand see what happens


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on September 18, 2010, 08:43:13 AM
tank is 15 gallons found the tag on it what was left anyway   got it mounted up yesterday  said f#$% it and cut the frame of 6 inches behind rear spring hanger about 20 inch off should increase departure angle   


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on October 09, 2010, 02:34:30 PM
 i  had a heck of a time getting 9/16 bolts for my springs finnally found them at tri county equipment and got all my spring bushings in and bolted together   been consentrating on the hydro steering and have to make a bracket to bolt to the pumpkin and weld one onto steering linkage im probally over thinking it but i dont want to have any isues down the road


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on October 10, 2010, 08:10:43 AM
gonna roll out of the barn today and clean the shop eventually all the rust will be gone ==beavis


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 4xjeepfreak on October 11, 2010, 01:50:15 AM
cool build  8) and real cool story on the old beast  applaudd


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on October 14, 2010, 05:46:51 PM
RUSTY PIECE OF JUNK SHOULD HAVE SOL:D IT when scrap was worth somethin
rage aholic moment   hhahaha


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on October 14, 2010, 07:23:44 PM
i  had a heck of a time getting 9/16 bolts for my springs finnally found them at tri county equipment and got all my spring bushings in and bolted together   been consentrating on the hydro steering and have to make a bracket to bolt to the pumpkin and weld one onto steering linkage im probally over thinking it but i dont want to have any isues down the road
thats where i go, mid state didnt even have any


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: D60KING on October 21, 2010, 08:38:10 AM
 cool truck !! ++peace


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: REDNECKONE on November 08, 2010, 04:14:40 PM
gittin er done rock on


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: mudmaster on November 09, 2010, 09:22:21 AM
any new pics?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on November 11, 2010, 07:12:17 AM
tried to get pics up last night with no luck im not very computer freindly


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on November 29, 2010, 07:56:41 AM
got some work done steering valve is mounted floor pan is half done   got cab all bolted down solid  sam is gunna post pics for me   now i need some more METAL


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on December 03, 2010, 08:23:07 AM
got some work done steering valve is mounted floor pan is half done   got cab all bolted down solid  sam is gunna post pics for me   now i need some more METAL
pics on facebook


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on December 19, 2010, 09:53:13 AM
i got scrolling thru this thread   i cant belive how ruff this truck was  when i started   wow   its came a long way   i cant wait till its done  so i can go wheelin  at the mounds   just pulling it out under its own power would be a big acomplishment for me   thanks for the input  from every one  ==wgm ==wgm ==wgm ==wgm ==wgm ==wgm ==wgm ==wgm ==wgm ==wgm ==wgm


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 4x4fun on December 23, 2010, 01:11:30 PM
Ill get some update pics this weekend while i up there.. I robbed a wiring harness and fuse/relay block out of a jeep cherokee so we can get that rolling..

 GotMud?



Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on December 27, 2010, 08:12:46 AM
wiring harness worked great  i can turn the key and it runs   forgot tocheck trans lines and blew oil all over  ==doh ==doh  pa gave me a receiver of a newer dodge that will work for rear pull point  roll cage is the next major hurdle debating on taking it somewhere or building a bender either way it shouldnt be to hard   famous  last words right?? ++peace ==wgm applaudd applaudd applaudd applaudd applaudd applaudd


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 04, 2011, 08:40:31 PM
wiring harness worked great  i can turn the key and it runs   forgot tocheck trans lines and blew oil all over  ==doh ==doh  pa gave me a receiver of a newer dodge that will work for rear pull point  roll cage is the next major hurdle debating on taking it somewhere or building a bender either way it shouldnt be to hard   famous  last words right?? ++peace ==wgm applaudd applaudd applaudd applaudd applaudd applaudd
found a local guy to bend the roll bar hoops for me   just gotta haul in some scrap and go get new material  ive had to take a break on the truck to work on my house to keep  the wife somewhat happy


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Blue on January 04, 2011, 09:05:24 PM
bad ass man came a long way! applaudd


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 05, 2011, 08:10:21 AM
im not into facebook, can ya post a couple pictures on here?
  ill try to        4x4 fun sam took some last time he was up here  ill bug him tonight to post if i cant


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 4x4fun on January 05, 2011, 08:28:18 PM
Ask and you shall recieve

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/ratphucker002-1.jpg)
(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/ratphucker001-1.jpg)
start of hydro set up..

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/ratphucker004-1.jpg)
(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/ratphucker006-1.jpg)
(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/ratphucker007-1.jpg)
some hany electrical work, its fire up..

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/ratphucker003-1.jpg)
(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/ratphucker002-1.jpg)
nice handy body work ..


Its been a fun project and im uploading pic @ http://s564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker (http://s564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker)

I cant wait to see it run!!

 GotMud?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on January 05, 2011, 08:32:21 PM
hell yeah man, looks good!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 05, 2011, 08:34:02 PM
THANKS SAM  me computer slow not too smart  im shure good at lockin up a computer tho



thanks sam me not to good with computers ya know ill stick to the buildin stuff  










Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: D60KING on January 05, 2011, 08:44:43 PM
 Looking good !! applaudd


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 12, 2011, 09:44:52 AM
started working on rear crossmember/bumper/receiver    i about felldown when i went to buy some new steel  ouch  too much money$$$$$  i picked up  a like new 5 point harness at the swap meet last weekend for 20 bucks the guy said he willhave anoyher for me when he changes his other drag car out   


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 15, 2011, 09:28:10 AM
having a good band saw shure makes things easy  rebuilt my core support got some other peices made for the coolant lines to the back   i was so wrapped up into workin on it the fire went out in the woodstove and i looked at the clock  it wasalmost  12 pm lol   still trin to find a original hood  lots on the internet  in great britan   but thats a lot of shippin  i wonder if that would beto large for a carry on  on a plane   a round trip ticket is cheaper  than the shipping  w t f   oh well ill find one someday


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 20, 2011, 09:28:27 PM
stuff to be done   http://5889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/ (http://5889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/)


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 21, 2011, 09:20:36 AM
stuff to be done   http://5889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/ (http://5889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/)


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 23, 2011, 09:01:31 AM
stuff to be done   http://5889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/ (http://5889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/)
http://s889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/ (http://s889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/)
http://s889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/ (http://s889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/)


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on February 28, 2011, 04:26:08 PM
finnally got to do some work on the truck    got the seat mounts all tacked together  need a couple peices of metal to finish  steering colum cut down and rebuilt   the orbit valve is in gotta make a shaft with a rag joint inbetween gonna swap out the front springs here soon   then  go buy a cylinder for the steering    best part is  applaudd applaudd applaudd the 69 truck ive been workin on is goin to the exhaust shop tommorow 


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: redneck renegade on February 28, 2011, 05:18:26 PM
sweet will it be out this summer


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on February 28, 2011, 06:40:05 PM
shure hope so   but still lots to be done


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 300inlineFord on March 01, 2011, 09:52:39 AM
sweet project man, ya dont see many of those


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: curbdog17 on March 19, 2011, 06:58:49 PM
Very cool build.


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on March 20, 2011, 09:29:56 AM
got some stuff done yesterday  new front springs and bushings together  then made the peice to hook steering valve to colum works good no bindin or anything  shock mounts today  to be made up


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on March 20, 2011, 11:49:38 AM
you using the 5 tons on this?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on March 20, 2011, 07:42:55 PM
you using the 5 tons on this?
[/quoteya eventually but dont tell my wife lol


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: roodawakening on March 21, 2011, 12:55:59 AM
cool bild


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Proud and Powerful on March 21, 2011, 02:46:08 AM
Looking good !! applaudd


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on March 23, 2011, 08:17:11 AM
got the floor boards finished   worked on the front shock mounts  tryin to deciede how to go about building some sort of flat bed on it dont wanna get to fancy think ill lay some ruff sawn oak across the frame and hold down the edge with a angle iron   has to hold the rad trans and hydraulic cooler and fans   anyone got some pics of there mounts and housing  for theis ???


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: poorboyzmuddin on March 24, 2011, 03:22:57 PM
it would be kinda cool to keep all 8 tires lot of money tho lol sweet buld bud


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on March 27, 2011, 09:46:38 PM
got some stuff done today and burned up my drill ==pissed ==pissed ==pissed


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on April 05, 2011, 08:31:53 AM
(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P4030404.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P4030404.jpg)     finnally figured out how to post a pic LOL


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on June 02, 2011, 08:34:36 PM
only a few more parts to buy getting closer


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: mudfarm on June 10, 2011, 07:23:19 AM
awesome awesome awesome ++peace


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on June 21, 2011, 07:54:09 PM
got some work done over the weekend  applaudd applaudd applaudd2 driveshafts in one to go   electric fuel pump and pressure regulator mounted only need toget about 15 fittings  lol


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on June 23, 2011, 08:42:53 PM
Wow, this has came a long ways! Awesome build! ;D ==kp applaudd


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on July 28, 2011, 11:35:34 PM
is it done yet?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on July 31, 2011, 07:31:49 AM
is it done yet?
almost there  just a few small things to finish up   not much time aftger  working 12 hours  a day or more  hope to be ready for  bean festival  labor day weekend     you been runnin yer fig 8  car  ???


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on July 31, 2011, 08:56:28 AM
is it done yet?
almost there  just a few small things to finish up   not much time aftger  working 12 hours  a day or more  hope to be ready for  bean festival  labor day weekend     you been runnin yer fig 8  car  ???
yup, was gonna run in fairgrove but sounds like its cancelled?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on August 01, 2011, 05:28:11 AM
sam came over we got the thing all wired up  need to bend conduit for coolant lines and one more steering line set of brake pads and its ready to move out the barn under its own power


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Blazin40s on August 01, 2011, 07:48:11 AM
Sweet!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: wayne w on August 01, 2011, 08:09:55 AM
looking good


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 4x4fun on August 14, 2011, 09:26:33 AM

I hear roomer that this thing finally moves under its own power..  I guess its tire mounting time, then test and tune...
Congratz Big Frank..

 GotMud?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BUDGETBOGGER03 on August 21, 2011, 01:53:38 PM
gotta borrow the neighbor down yonders backhoe to mount up the tires and then see what breaks  at the bean festival
tires mounted yet?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: ProGrade on August 21, 2011, 06:40:07 PM
pics of the final product?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on August 25, 2011, 08:57:20 PM
Its friggin huge really cool-lookin  ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on August 26, 2011, 05:37:07 AM
got 2 tires mounted still waitin for 2 more rims pulled rear end a part to  install lincoln locker   ill get some pics up when tires are all on


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 4x4fun on August 28, 2011, 09:14:15 PM
all i can say is " this thing rips! "  Got to go for a ride in it today, cant wait to see it in the mudd!!

 GotMud?



Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Blazin40s on August 29, 2011, 07:34:21 PM
Good deal......bring it out n get it muddy!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on August 29, 2011, 08:27:48 PM
(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P8270155.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P8270155.jpg)


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on August 29, 2011, 08:32:24 PM
(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/th_P8270151.jpg) (http://s889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/?action=view&current=P8270151.mp4)   neeeds some more tuning and tweaking but pretty close


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BUDGETBOGGER03 on September 01, 2011, 10:15:34 AM
nice when u taken it in the mud


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: ProGrade on September 01, 2011, 11:49:06 AM
lookin sweet!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: ProGrade on September 05, 2011, 11:15:59 PM
looked good out there yesterday.


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Blazin40s on September 06, 2011, 01:11:19 PM
So is it gonna be at sticks of romeo on sat?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on September 07, 2011, 08:49:53 PM
So is it gonna be at sticks of romeo on sat?
headin to waterman rd and stayin local  or maybeee loco


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on September 07, 2011, 08:53:44 PM
does pretty good considerin the trans panic shifts after about 20 feet and is stuck in 3rd past that oh well  i know what i gotta change np just time


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on September 18, 2011, 08:00:02 AM
(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P8270155.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P8270155.jpg)


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 4x4fun on September 18, 2011, 10:42:55 AM

To look at ur sig. pic and see how far this beast has come is pretty amazing...  Kinda sweet to see what we can make outta mostly things you had layen around.. 

 GotMud?



Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Blazin40s on September 18, 2011, 12:05:54 PM
That things deff sweet lookin!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Chevy Racer on September 25, 2011, 08:15:37 AM
Looking good.  Nice to see a project finished or as finished as you can ever hope to be till you upgrade it again.


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on September 25, 2011, 08:26:09 AM
thanks all for the coments  its came along way  from what i started with    i was gonna buy a p glide yesterday at the midland swap meet but it made me nervous to buy a 500 dollar trans from a shifty lookin and actin fellow  id hate to change it and not be what he said it was or be junk and have to wait till spring meet to  throw it thro his truck window    2 weeks till the auto city racetrack swap meet hope to find some parts or somethin there did find out that the 6 cylinder p glides have a lower 1st gear and that happens to be what 2 of the ones i have came of fromso i guess that will be a good start ==wgm ==wgm ==wgm


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: D60KING on September 25, 2011, 08:26:38 AM
That is a cool looking truck ! Good job ! applaudd


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on September 25, 2011, 01:58:36 PM
thanks all for the coments  its came along way  from what i started with    i was gonna buy a p glide yesterday at the midland swap meet but it made me nervous to buy a 500 dollar trans from a shifty lookin and actin fellow  id hate to change it and not be what he said it was or be junk and have to wait till spring meet to  throw it thro his truck window    2 weeks till the auto city racetrack swap meet hope to find some parts or somethin there did find out that the 6 cylinder p glides have a lower 1st gear and that happens to be what 2 of the ones i have came of fromso i guess that will be a good start ==wgm ==wgm ==wgm

Take them 2 powerglides that ya have to mudman and have him build ya one and be done with that  ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on October 09, 2011, 08:13:13 AM
went  to ellis road bog yesterday figured out the  shifter cable wasent adjust properly so then it stayed in low  made a couple laps around the pit  till the rad hose popped then so did the engine  let it cool down and got it on the trailer     motor is hashed out and so is the trans ==np time for the big block  and powerglide  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on October 09, 2011, 09:55:40 AM
I talked to Ryan yesterday and he said hed be glad to hook ya up on makin 2 powerglides into 1 good one


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: MidMichiganMudRun on October 09, 2011, 02:29:39 PM
Do you have a big block?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on October 10, 2011, 05:43:56 AM
Do you have a big block?
[/quote   ya  i  have  one but   then id have to change alot of stuff   my dad says hes got a engine  er another  small block for me to put in there     im thinkin if i put the 454that i have ill deff start breaking stuff ??


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on October 14, 2011, 07:37:15 PM
going to get the sbc  monday its a 383  that a guy had in a 57 chevy that a doctor bought and wanted a new crate motor  disc brakes and a bunch of stuff done to it   so threw some horse tradin my dad got it cheap  i just gotta do some work for him to pay it of    i  dont know any specs on it but  i guess its complete top to bottom including headers edelbrock carb and intake  pa  said its kleen enough to eat off from thant wont last hahahaha applaudd applaudd applaudd applaudd applaudd


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on October 15, 2011, 09:21:41 AM
Cool beans!  ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on October 23, 2011, 08:59:24 AM
(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220246.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220246.jpg)(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220241.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220241.jpg)(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220243.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220243.jpg)


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Blazin40s on October 23, 2011, 09:01:34 AM
Is that thr caddy motor?????  If so I got a brand new never mounted caddy hood orinament fer yer hood when u get it


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on October 23, 2011, 09:02:48 AM
(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220245.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220245.jpg)


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on October 23, 2011, 09:05:04 AM
Is that thr caddy motor?????  If so I got a brand new never mounted caddy hood orinament fer yer hood when u get it
itst  already at home  i  gunna save that for a different project lol


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 4x4fun on October 23, 2011, 08:16:16 PM
(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220246.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220246.jpg)(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220241.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220241.jpg)(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220243.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220243.jpg)

i see my sbc sitting in there too! (behind the BB)

 GotMud?



Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on October 25, 2011, 07:12:48 PM
(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220246.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220246.jpg)(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220241.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220241.jpg)(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220243.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220243.jpg)

i see my sbc sitting in there too! (behind the BB)
t
 GotMud?


gotta get it out the bag man lol  get it together  see what happens more power to turn those tires   still havent figured out this sb i picked up it got a 350 ballancer on it but a weirdo flex plate/ flywheel with a weight on it and some holes drilled half way threw it  i dunno  all about that but one thing i do know is it will either go or blow


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 4x4fun on October 25, 2011, 07:52:44 PM

Its prolly been ballanced as a rotating assemble, would be my guess..
Plans have changed ive gotta free weekend so lets go some stuff put togather!

 GotMud?



Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on October 26, 2011, 03:52:23 PM
Yup, Id say 4x4fun is right. I think you can do it that way, use the 350 stuff on the 400 crank and balance the whole rotating assembly - the holes drilled halfway through would be where they balanced it. Instead of addin weights they took some weight off.. Im pretty sure unless you buy some fancy rods, ya gotta grind part of them off or they hit the block or the cam right there in the top inside the motor. Makes for a low-end rumble that turns into a clanking sound and then the whole thing gets pretty quiet after that ==roll - I read some on it just now and I guess theyre sellin kits ready to go, we used to just make them in the machine shop.. Cool beans, oughtta rip!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on November 04, 2011, 10:01:55 AM
got the engine  trans bolted together  ready to go in today    havent had much time to work on it since my wife has been on my but to get   HER house done but got the OK to  put the engine in   woohoo   oh ya got my hood back from my neighbor  looks great just like new if  i can make the rest of the truck look as good    itll bee to nice to get muddy  ya right hahahahahahaha ==wgm


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigCountryDRC on November 04, 2011, 11:05:46 AM
I work in a factory making crankshaft pulleys for gm. The holes are "balance holes" without them it would shake your rig to pieces. Some of the more high performance gm pulleys are hot balanced all the way around the pulley then ballanced on just one side. The LSA's for super charged caddys weight about 18 lbs and theyre blanced under .25 oz.


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on November 04, 2011, 07:49:29 PM
engine and trans is in most everything bolted to the front including a new water pump  gotta build a new trans crossmember  so  sam wont worry about it  lol  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Blazin40s on November 04, 2011, 09:34:13 PM
Lmfao


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on November 26, 2011, 09:17:31 AM
well sam and i got the engine runnin fired up nice seems to run real good should make more power than the tired old one lol  transmission worked long enough to back it out the barn then wouldnt move  checked the oil and pepto bismo colored  ==pissed ==pissed ==pissed ==pissed ==pissed ==pissed ==pissed ==pissed time to get one rebuit up and put that in   thinkin about  TG W in romeo this spring  should have enuff time to nget all together again and hopoefully some paint work also


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Blazin40s on November 26, 2011, 09:44:25 AM
I know a good trans guy loll


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: mathew21 on November 26, 2011, 04:23:00 PM
Very Cool Project!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on December 02, 2011, 10:20:45 PM
This Project starts with  an old rusty 40 GM Military truck ( ton and a half ) that belongs to a friend of mine. He paid $200 for it..

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0281.jpg)
(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0284.jpg)

Thats what we have started with, after a little rust removal it was able to fit inside!

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0287.jpg)

then to the installation of a SB chevy 350 with a TH400 bolted to it.. goin to use the original 2 speed t case.. ( hope it lasts lol )

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0289.jpg)

oh yea had to build a custum trans cross member..

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0299.jpg)

We also shortened the wheel base a little bit to help improve trailablity, did away with the old broken spring and gathered up some GM spings and hangers

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0315.jpg)

(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/DSCF0316.jpg)

thats pretty much where she sets atm, need to gather up more materials for the from hangings in the front.
we have a line on a cleaner cab  and will prolly do some custum bed work for the back, its been a fun build so far and there will be more update as get get closer to completion.

http://s564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/ (http://s564.photobucket.com/albums/ss87/4x4mutt/Rat%20Phucker/)

 GotMud?





i shure screwed up when i tore this apart the spare tire bracket between the cab and rear wheel is worth about 500 $$  and not to mention the other stuff like gas tank brackets  and the winch on it  all went for scrap what a dumby i am


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on December 03, 2011, 10:52:38 AM
The 2 next door wouldve been interested in that stuff most likely, anything like that when its original even if very rusty is big $$ - Youre no dummy, you built a gnarly truck outta that thing  applaudd Dont worry bout it  ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on December 04, 2011, 07:59:47 PM
i do the same stuff, it happens. thrown away nicer interiors than most people have ever owned, and smashed hundreds of rust free body panels on my old chevelle and cutlass figure 8'ers. oh well...


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on December 05, 2011, 07:23:49 AM
yup when i got this thing home  i got a little excited with the torch   and wasent thinkin about anything but loosing weight on the truck and making it in the trailer lol   oh well live and learn       on another note  i got a transmission all tore down and ready for some upgraded parts    i found some circle track parts to make it only  1st gear but i dont need that   so just some hd clutches and new  drum and low gear band should be stronger than a stocker anyway   ==wgm


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on December 14, 2011, 07:32:27 AM
gettinalot of little things donemade some bed rails for sides  got that put together and painted workin on transmission  havent had time to drive to flint and get the parts  gunna try tommorow got the front tires all grooved /cut up  thinkin about taking the cab back of from the frame and take it to someone who has the equipment to build a roll cage after that id say it will be done  to a point i guess  but will it ever be completely  done ???????? ==wgm


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on December 14, 2011, 07:37:27 AM
The 2 next door wouldve been interested in that stuff most likely, anything like that when its original even if very rusty is big $$ - Youre no dummy, you built a gnarly truck outta that thing  applaudd Dont worry bout it  ;D
i gotta get them out to our woods theres lots of super rusty stuff out there  lmao  watch em drool ive had people stttttaartt  toooo studdder  when they see all the stuff  hahahaha priceless


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on December 14, 2011, 07:51:07 AM
(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PB270362.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PB270362.jpg)  found this when i took of the 1961 farm liscence plate


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on December 14, 2011, 07:52:56 AM
The 2 next door wouldve been interested in that stuff most likely, anything like that when its original even if very rusty is big $$ - Youre no dummy, you built a gnarly truck outta that thing  applaudd Dont worry bout it  ;D
i gotta get them out to our woods theres lots of super rusty stuff out there  lmao  watch em drool ive had people stttttaartt  toooo studdder  when they see all the stuff  hahahaha priceless
its impressive, enchanted forest


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on December 14, 2011, 07:16:13 PM
Thats the military unit # so its 317th somethin.. cool beans ;D them 2 next door is bein whatever to each other right now, theyll get over it, 1 of them is still there lmao


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Mudstang1 on December 14, 2011, 09:44:28 PM
yeah resurrect that old Iron


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 02, 2012, 08:29:07 AM
so i finnally got all my transmission parts  and a hp book  that shows ya how to make all the small mods to improve pressure and lubrication to different areas  gotta drill out a few holes and block off a couple different ones    should be pretty strong and i cant wait to see what it does in a pit


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 08, 2012, 06:31:54 PM
picked up a used Jand W bellhousing that has the gm and p o b  bolt patterns to it  also a drive shaft loop for the one between trans and t case   im excited about that bell housing i can bolt any gm auto trans to it or any motor  like the caddy sittin in the barn


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on January 08, 2012, 09:04:38 PM
picked up a used Jand W bellhousing that has the gm and p o b  bolt patterns to it  also a drive shaft loop for the one between trans and t case   im excited about that bell housing i can bolt any gm auto trans to it or any motor  like the caddy sittin in the barn
do you cut off your bellhousing and bolt this one thru the pump?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 08, 2012, 09:44:33 PM
yes   applaudd


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on January 09, 2012, 03:31:57 PM
Well thats pretty jazzy if ya ask me ==roll


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 10, 2012, 05:03:25 PM
hehehehehe  pretty jazzy for shure trans is assembeled ready to go in     shure hope it works  ==++ ==wrenchinbanana ==wrenchinbanana


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on January 10, 2012, 08:47:28 PM
Cool beans! Git-r-done ==roll If ya need any help, holler I aint far


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 13, 2012, 07:40:57 AM
put the trans in filled it up double checked everything 4 times   started it up by the time i got over to pull the dipstick oil was coming out the front seal ==pissed pulled the darn thing back out   the seal was fine as it was already replaced so now im stumped  ??? ??? ???  only thing i can think of was the convertor wasent all the way in  gunna try it again today  its  a sob to get it in there by myself  its about 4 1/2 feet of the ground 


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 13, 2012, 04:49:24 PM
front pump bushing had a burr on it not letting the convertor go into the gear all the way put back together and moves back and forth  gotta get a shifter


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 18, 2012, 09:05:01 AM
chompin at the bit waiting for my new shifter should be here today  via ups    did however get a d shaft loop put in between trans and t case  its real close to the shifting rods for t case and didnt want em to get tore up if a u joint fails


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 71 Highboy on January 18, 2012, 05:19:05 PM
chompin at the bit waiting for my new shifter should be here today  via ups    did however get a d shaft loop put in between trans and t case  its real close to the shifting rods for t case and didnt want em to get tore up if a u joint fails Better safe than sorry, didnt have loop on mine last year and lost 2 driveshafts and ripped the trans off the motor. it will have a loop this year


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 19, 2012, 09:42:51 AM
(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P1180438.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P1180438.jpg)                                                                                                time to get to work ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Blazin40s on January 19, 2012, 02:21:28 PM
Sweet!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: poorboyzmuddin on January 19, 2012, 02:37:44 PM
very cool bud keep up the good work hope to see it soon taring it up out their


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 19, 2012, 04:20:08 PM
well this transmission is giving me fits  ==pissed ==pissed ==pissed ==pissed ==pissed ==pissed ==pissed  let the engine warm up  check trans oil a little high on the stick  drained some out started back up put it in 1 st gear moved foward then started pumping oil out the pump  new seal convertor and no extra parts from rebuild kit  ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???  my dad says i broke the pump gear when convertor wasent in all the way so ill take it out again   oh well all i can do is have a ==mhl ==mhl ==mhl ==mhl and open a jar of kick ass


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on January 19, 2012, 07:10:24 PM
Yup, x2 Dang! I hate it when that happens.   ==censor


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 20, 2012, 08:06:38 AM
weird thing is the trans works in low and reverse anyway im gunna take it back out take out the pump check it over   iguess this was to  be expected  as this is the first one ive tried to overhaul   ill give it one more try then if that fails ill go pay someone  6 or 7 hundred to tell me what i did wrong  i guess


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Blazin40s on January 20, 2012, 02:06:21 PM
Hope it works for u man!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 21, 2012, 04:20:05 PM
hahaha  it works   changed the pump out  and no leaks  ??? ???did the same things to the first one    ??? ???  got it down to 18 minutes to take it out and about 25 to put back in  lol


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Blazin40s on January 21, 2012, 05:54:52 PM
So she moves???


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 22, 2012, 08:33:40 AM
yup moves and no leaking  lol   have to get a alternator  now  turned on the fans and it smokes the belt  and isnt charging  also going to go back to a mechanical fuel pump i dont think my regulator is working properly   shifter is all mounted and works smoothly  ==wgm     and the frustration level is way down also  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on January 22, 2012, 08:52:52 AM
 ==rocks ==djdj


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Blazin40s on January 22, 2012, 09:46:44 AM
Sweet! Good job!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 22, 2012, 10:36:44 AM
 ==thanks  for the support  was alearnin experiance for shure  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 29, 2012, 02:46:50 PM
got the old beast fired up and out the garage  runs good and transmission works good  put the front clip back on now lots of little things to fab up and put on  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on February 14, 2012, 05:14:27 PM
made some braces for the front fenders   look pretty good   can darn neer stand on the front fender now  and they shouldnt flop around anymore    tryed to adjust the shiftin linkage on the t case  i  think i got it figured out     


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on February 20, 2012, 11:13:26 AM
Couple pics ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BUDGETBOGGER03 on February 20, 2012, 03:01:27 PM
looks sweeet


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on February 20, 2012, 06:27:18 PM
didnt you have a hood for this frank?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on February 20, 2012, 08:19:27 PM
i have the hood and its all fixed but im waiting for the hold downs for it    my dads got some new old stock ones we just havent found em yet lol way to much inventory


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on March 16, 2012, 08:06:31 AM
well not lookin good     went for a ride yesterday  and everything seems ok  except for when i had it in high range  on the t case  and 2nd gear on the trans low works great dosent seem to slip but half way thru 2nd hit the 4 bbl and it slips have some things too check over  and then probbly have to pull it back out  :( :( :( :( :( :(


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on March 16, 2012, 08:36:40 AM
Uh oh! Call me when ya get ready and Ill come help you lift it out ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on March 16, 2012, 05:37:51 PM
(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P3130714.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P3130714.jpg)  got it figured out the low band needed adjusting  and was low  on oil also seems to be  good now  lol 


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: crimedog70 on March 16, 2012, 05:49:13 PM
looks good man :D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on March 16, 2012, 06:04:39 PM
Cool!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on March 16, 2012, 06:59:28 PM
(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/th_P3150753.jpg) (http://s889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/?action=view&current=P3150753.mp4)


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Blazin40s on March 16, 2012, 07:07:33 PM
The hood is waaayyy too shiny! loll


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on March 17, 2012, 09:09:19 AM
The hood is waaayyy too shiny! loll
proof that ya can polish a turd   lmao


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: D60KING on March 17, 2012, 09:22:05 AM
Looking Good !!  applaudd


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 78man on March 17, 2012, 11:15:14 AM
kewl project


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on March 17, 2012, 09:27:15 PM
The hood is waaayyy too shiny! loll

lipstick on a pig!
ya fer shure  hheeehheee ee  weeeeee   after all this  towed it over too the hog farm this afternoon   needs a whole lot more motor  for shure


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on March 18, 2012, 04:51:49 PM
was just thinking, if you take this to a comp bog you're gonna have to change the name! or just call it big frank. was always funny hearing them say my trucks name, dirty peter, over the intercom. dont think they will say yours tho!

you have hooks on the back of that? i have a brand new set of bus or semi hooks that were always too big for anything i had, i'll give em to ya if you want em


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on March 19, 2012, 08:20:57 AM
was just thinking, if you take this to a comp bog you're gonna have to change the name! or just call it big frank. was always funny hearing them say my trucks name, dirty peter, over the intercom. dont think they will say yours tho!

you have hooks on the back of that? i have a brand new set of bus or semi hooks that were always too big for anything i had, i'll give em to ya if you want em
ya that would be cool  ill put em on there  i was looking at some on ebay that match the fronts but they sold for more than i wanted to pay  lol   i guess i can leave the truck name off the regestration form for a comp bog


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on March 26, 2012, 09:33:55 AM
i think i got my cooling issues figured out  put a bleader at the highest point in the system  got a bunchof air out  now to get some wipers made for it  and a couple steering lines made  then its ready to beat on applaudd applaudd


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on April 06, 2012, 08:24:51 AM
(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P4030785.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P4030785.jpg)found this in the archives try too make it work


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on April 22, 2012, 08:58:05 AM
At Ellis Road Bog


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Blazin40s on April 22, 2012, 09:09:03 AM
Any breakage?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on April 22, 2012, 09:30:18 AM
Any breakage?
no evrything worked good  had a flat tire on the rear all day but that helped it rev up  lol  needs a lower gear in the t case or trans   one or the other   or alot more engine   


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on April 22, 2012, 09:39:35 AM
(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/th_P4210016.jpg) (http://s889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/?action=view&current=P4210016.mp4)


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on April 22, 2012, 07:42:01 PM
Any breakage?
no evrything worked good  had a flat tire on the rear all day but that helped it rev up  lol  needs a lower gear in the t case or trans   one or the other   or alot more engine   

Could try some "tweekin" on it, I know a couple things that mite help a bunch (trade secrets, tell ya later loll)


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on April 23, 2012, 07:34:53 AM
Any breakage?
no evrything worked good  had a flat tire on the rear all day but that helped it rev up  lol  needs a lower gear in the t case or trans   one or the other   or alot more engine   

Could try some "tweekin" on it, I know a couple things that mite help a bunch (trade secrets, tell ya later loll)
what put a big block in it ???


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on April 23, 2012, 07:37:36 AM
Any breakage?
no evrything worked good  had a flat tire on the rear all day but that helped it rev up  lol  needs a lower gear in the t case or trans   one or the other   or alot more engine   
(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220241.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PA220241.jpg)

Could try some "tweekin" on it, I know a couple things that mite help a bunch (trade secrets, tell ya later loll)
what put a big block in it ???


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on April 23, 2012, 09:37:48 AM
or this one???(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/FOR%20SALE/PA220244.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/FOR%20SALE/PA220244.jpg)


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on April 23, 2012, 06:51:02 PM
Nah, not yet.. Get the most outta whats in there first loll - I got an idea of whats goin on with it after watchin n listenin to it Saturday ;D

Whats that motor up above with the compressor still on it? I know the orange one is a fat block..  ???


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on April 23, 2012, 10:36:33 PM
500 caddilac


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on April 24, 2012, 06:48:35 PM
Automatic Transmission Gear Ratios
                    1st    2nd    3rd    4th    Reverse
GM               
Powerglide    1.76   1.00           1.76
TH350           2.52   1.52   1.00      1.93
TH400           2.48   1.48   1.00      2.00
200r4           2.74   1.57   1.00   0.67   2.07
700r4           3.06   1.62   1.00   0.70   2.29
4L60E           3.06   1.62   1.00   0.70   2.29
4L80E           2.48   1.48   1.00   0.75   2.08


It takes 18 hp to turn a th350, and 36 hp to turn a th400. 700R4 has the lowest 1st gerar ratio, but it has to have a better sprag or some p00 installed to be durable. The powerglide is killin the truck. If youll notice the 1st gear ratios of all the other transmissions are lower than your 1st gear, and your 1st gear is close to their 2nd gear. I would go with a th350 that has the bb left out and governor spring replaced with a piston pin deal or a beefed up 700R4. TH400 robs horsepower, Id only use it with a high HP small block or a big block. Theres not much wrong with your motor that a screwdriver, plug socket, and a 9/16" wrench would fix ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on April 25, 2012, 06:23:36 AM
cool info thanks marty i can make the first gear in this trans lower also    cheaper than building another trans just a matter of pulling it and taking the pump off and change the planetary gear  im also looking into getting a auxillary trans to put in there before the t case


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Blazin40s on April 25, 2012, 10:14:21 AM
I sunk a lot of money into my 700r4 to make it durable......I have about 800 to 1000bux just in parts in mine.....


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on April 25, 2012, 06:46:17 PM
big block time. your running 54's!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on April 25, 2012, 06:55:29 PM
A stock turbo 350 can be made to really slam for next to nothin... Aint ya got a few of them layin around  ??? We used to call the Powerglide a "Slushbox" for a reason.. ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on April 25, 2012, 06:58:00 PM
big block time. your running 54's!

Gotta destroy the small block 1st, rite? ==roll


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on April 27, 2012, 10:12:51 AM
big block time. your running 54's!

Gotta destroy the small block 1st, rite? ==roll
no. preserve it for a future generation. unless you're referring to nitrous...


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on April 28, 2012, 01:49:15 PM
no destruction of my engine  hehee   lookin into differant options still  i passed up a bolt on gear reduction unit for a 400th at the swap meet  2 to 1 reduction would have worked out perfect   was made by us gear company     want too keep runnin the small block      quiett  ive got other plans for that 454


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on April 29, 2012, 07:24:30 AM
moved the distributer around well   marty did  i helped got more advance out of it  runs completely different now  for the better  has a little crackle to it at full throttle tho need to do some research into what i can adjust on the carb  gunna doo some lookin around for different  t case options


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on April 29, 2012, 08:20:35 AM
moved the distributer around well   marty did  i helped got more advance out of it  runs completely different now  for the better  has a little crackle to it at full throttle tho need to do some research into what i can adjust on the carb  gunna doo some lookin around for different  t case options

Mite need a valve adjustment or heavier valve springs, mite need to play with the vacuum advance some, Idk just gotta experiment since the specifics of the internals of the motor are unknown - pretty sure we can get more outta that and need to get rid of that sound whatever it is ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on May 10, 2012, 06:31:51 AM
ill have  too mess with it at ellis rd   i dont have any place to really run it here in the yard and the wife gets pissed when i tear up the grasss   i did have some time too make some spring shackles to stop the helper springs from twisting and i also need to reinforce the rear hangers  got a couple peices of tube on order from the free store just gotta get some rod ends and weld on the mounts for traction/wrap bars


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on May 21, 2012, 08:29:27 AM
met a guy on saturday that has a bunch of new old stock and used sheetmetal  doors  fenders and the hood sides  for the truck  thats the next step  get a fender doors and the one hood skirt  then flip over my exhaust manifolds and get new pipes run too rear of the cab then up for stacks get the new peices on then across the road to my neighbors for a cheap paint job  ie tractor paint


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on May 21, 2012, 08:44:56 PM
met a guy on saturday that has a bunch of new old stock and used sheetmetal  doors  fenders and the hood sides  for the truck  thats the next step  get a fender doors and the one hood skirt  then flip over my exhaust manifolds and get new pipes run too rear of the cab then up for stacks get the new peices on then across the road to my neighbors for a cheap paint job  ie tractor paint

Just use a 4" brush like me


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on May 23, 2012, 06:49:41 AM
met a guy on saturday that has a bunch of new old stock and used sheetmetal  doors  fenders and the hood sides  for the truck  thats the next step  get a fender doors and the one hood skirt  then flip over my exhaust manifolds and get new pipes run too rear of the cab then up for stacks get the new peices on then across the road to my neighbors for a cheap paint job  ie tractor paint

Just use a 4" brush like me          i might have too   i  talked to him about it and he said how the heck we gunna pain it ???  it wont fit in his shop door  heheheeeee


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on May 23, 2012, 07:13:24 PM
==roll

Ready for Saturday? Tire fixed and all that..?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on May 24, 2012, 05:09:44 AM
==roll

Ready for Saturday? Tire fixed and all that..?
all ready to go  lt needs the wiper motor wired to a switch and relay


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on May 27, 2012, 01:23:05 PM
Couple pics from Waterman Rd 5/26/12


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on May 29, 2012, 02:55:40 AM
figured out the front d shaft is too short have too fix that  ==doh ==doh ==doh ==doh


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on May 29, 2012, 03:54:18 PM
Have some nice hooks here still...


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on May 30, 2012, 07:35:42 AM
Have some nice hooks here still...
i know  i havent been over that way  well i was one day at about 4 am


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on June 03, 2012, 10:38:23 PM
electric fuel pump was froze up had too take that apart and free up the bushing in there  hard too belive holley was too cheap too put a seal in the dang thing      fixed that with some weatherstrippin stuff   still gatherin parts for a homemade t case


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on July 15, 2012, 09:57:52 AM
got the old girl runnin pretty good know  i think anyway   but got the trans hot yesterday at waterman rd bog didnt want too move in reverse probbally doo to the axels pushin mud  ;D   soo  know im thinkin about takin it all back apart and putting the bbc  i have and a different trans into it  have about all the parts to do it  except for some headers will probbaly have too be custom homemade ones and  heavier front leaf springs  and then whatever starts breakin after that  ==np ==wgm


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on July 15, 2012, 10:03:19 AM
 ==roxx ==roxs ==rocks Fat block it hell yeah ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on July 15, 2012, 10:11:00 AM
so, u got stuck?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on July 15, 2012, 10:12:15 AM
==roxx ==roxs ==rocks Fat block it hell yeah ;D
it deffinatly runs better  since the timing change  i bumped it back just a fuzz and messed with all the screws and things on the carb  lol


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on July 15, 2012, 10:13:32 AM
so, u got stuck?
for shure  was a nasty spot out there


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on July 15, 2012, 10:23:11 AM
so, u got stuck?
for shure  was a nasty spot out there

http://s1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/oldschooltruckdude/Waterman%20Road%20July%2014th%202012/ (http://s1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/oldschooltruckdude/Waterman%20Road%20July%2014th%202012/)


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on July 28, 2012, 07:16:29 AM
==roxx ==roxs ==rocks Fat block it hell yeah ;D
yup its officially gunna be the RAT f%$$#r  picked up another motor home  40.000 original miles  on a 454 and 400th going too wait till after labor day bog then try too have it back together for turkey day


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 355REDNECK on July 28, 2012, 02:28:01 PM
u going to build a homade tcase for it


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on July 29, 2012, 06:47:35 AM
u going to build a homade tcase for it
everyone says put a big block in it and i wont need a lower gear lol


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on July 29, 2012, 12:11:22 PM
Itll rip, Im sure ;D applaudd


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: betterbeaters on July 29, 2012, 02:25:44 PM
u going to build a homade tcase for it
everyone says put a big block in it and i wont need a lower gear lol

 do it big blocks rock! just got a 468 for mine...


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 4x4fun on July 30, 2012, 10:09:44 PM
u going to build a homade tcase for it
everyone says put a big block in it and i wont need a lower gear lol

 do it big blocks rock! just got a 468 for mine...

See... Put that mean big block you have sitting there in it...  then maybe you wont wanna hold her to the floor so much   ;D

 GotMud?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on July 31, 2012, 08:13:51 PM
u going to build a homade tcase for it
everyone says put a big block in it and i wont need a lower gear lol

 do it big blocks rock! just got a 468 for mine...

See... Put that mean big block you have sitting there in it...  then maybe you wont wanna hold her to the floor so much   ;D

 GotMud?
[/quote   im gunna put a big spring on the throttle  haha


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on August 19, 2012, 09:12:53 AM
another good day of beatin  on it and nothins broke  applaudd applaudd  weird thing is when i had it in 2 wd  the  engine really comes too life and builds some good rpms put in 4 and it just lugs around   ==wgm


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on August 19, 2012, 10:23:40 AM
another good day of beatin  on it and nothins broke  applaudd applaudd  weird thing is when i had it in 2 wd  the  engine really comes too life and builds some good rpms put in 4 and it just lugs around   ==wgm

Fat block it :)


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on December 19, 2012, 08:26:59 AM
broke the rear axle (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PC141019_zpsf7b31b7b.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/PC141019_zpsf7b31b7b.jpg)


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Jthomas on December 23, 2012, 05:32:45 PM
oh god do i love it when my parts look like that... said nobody ever.

damn. hope the repair goes smoothly and thats all you broke.


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 02, 2013, 05:47:14 PM
(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P1021137_zpsde71a4ce.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P1021137_zpsde71a4ce.jpg) fixed  lol  welded axle gears too carrier  now just gotta get some new bearings for it  cheapest i found were 90 $$ each  ouch


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on January 02, 2013, 08:39:06 PM
Weld with a shaft in it? Just wondering


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 02, 2013, 09:26:21 PM
Weld with a shaft in it? Just wondering
no why???


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on January 02, 2013, 10:05:07 PM
Weld with a shaft in it? Just wondering
no why???
no reason, I just like to if its possible to make sure things are lined up


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 02, 2013, 10:15:27 PM
i see  hope it all lines up it should the gears fit tight into the two halfs   i put all the parts in the oven for a couple hours on broil before weldin then back in there when i was done then kept  lowering the temp  i dont know if it made a difference but the bead didnt crack  like cast usually does


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: KORNBREAD on January 04, 2013, 06:24:22 AM
Looked through your entire build again, and still say this is one of my all time favorite's! Really sweet truck!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 05, 2013, 12:34:55 PM
Looked through your entire build again, and still say this is one of my all time favorite's! Really sweet truck!
thanks man  axel is back together  the shafts slid in there no problem marshall  got lucky probbly  lol


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 13, 2013, 06:34:12 PM
picked up a like new set of big block headers at the swap meet  hmm the gears are turning now applaudd applaudd


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Blazin40s on January 16, 2013, 01:58:43 PM
Heard a rumor a nasty big block is gonna live in this truck soon


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 16, 2013, 02:29:52 PM
(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P1161158.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P1161158.jpg)(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P1161159.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P1161159.jpg) yup


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on January 16, 2013, 04:14:07 PM
Excellent


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Blazin40s on January 17, 2013, 08:02:47 AM
Make u sure u get a stall like at least 2500.


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 17, 2013, 08:53:21 AM
Make u sure u get a stall like at least 2500.
im not shure yet i talk too some people they say not too   some say ya gotta    i think im going too run what ive got for now get it all together see what happens  one good thing tho  i can unbolt the trans and move it back far enuff too change it out easily if i dont like it    one cool thing about it  only took about 3 hours too take off front clip and had the engine out


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 18, 2013, 02:37:14 PM
got the engine settin in there bolted down  now i gotta round up some more parts  have too change out too short water pump and brackets  and dosent look like the headers i picked up will fit in there  ==doh ???


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 4x4fun on January 18, 2013, 03:51:21 PM
i still have those flanges you wanted me to save if needed, just let me know..
Good to see that BBC finally found a good home, in the mud truck!!

 GotMud?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 19, 2013, 07:17:17 AM
got the engine settin in there bolted down  now i gotta round up some more parts  have too change out too short water pump and brackets  and dosent look like the headers i picked up will fit in there  ==doh ???
got measuring and the short pump setup wont clear either  started to cut loose the motor mounts from frame and move the engine/trans back about 2 1/2 inches 


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Blazin40s on January 20, 2013, 01:35:19 PM
Heard that the motor mounts werent the only things u cut.


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on January 20, 2013, 01:47:32 PM
Heard that the motor mounts werent the only things u cut.
more of a gash than a cut  its not the first time ive seen a finger bone tho   


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on January 20, 2013, 02:33:19 PM
Heard that the motor mounts werent the only things u cut.
more of a gash than a cut  its not the first time ive seen a finger bone tho   
yuck!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on January 24, 2013, 04:34:01 PM
Now ya gotta post in the Garage Horror stories thread ==roll


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on February 10, 2013, 06:12:28 PM
had some weird noises  that turned into a loud churping  ==sick ==sick  time too pull the engine back out  ==censor ==censor ==censor


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: Blazin40s on February 10, 2013, 06:47:12 PM
That sux man.


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on February 10, 2013, 07:58:28 PM
Well, that's what winter is for I guess


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on February 10, 2013, 08:26:30 PM
Well, that's what winter is for I guess
yup you heard it   just have too make it bigger and badder  put the small block on a run stand so that dont freeze up    make it a sunday morning ritual too start it up 


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on February 13, 2013, 08:43:53 AM
 ==doh Oh man, no luck!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on February 27, 2013, 07:25:41 PM
had some weird noises  that turned into a loud churping  ==sick ==sick  time too pull the engine back out  ==censor ==censor ==censor
well  heres a update  i pulled the drain plug and had a large magnet right there and didnt get any kinda metal flake in the oil  put new filter and oil in had it runnin no churping sounds  then  it started duin it then stopped   after all that had i wound it  up too around 4000 plus rpms  let it idle shut off started back up severall times   soo im thinkin if there was something wrong internally  too the engine it would have  locked up or nocked  or atleast made some kinda noises  ??? ??? ???      on another note  i found  a  3to1 t case  too put in there  going too get it next week ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: 84silverado on February 27, 2013, 07:43:08 PM
Gotta love them wired noises


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on March 09, 2013, 08:27:56 AM
newer t case  (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P3091289_zpsb1429563.jpg) (http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P3091289_zpsb1429563.jpg)


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on April 13, 2013, 08:50:02 AM
Had too rework my spring perches on front too correct pinion angle and get some clerance for steering ram also reduin the rear mounts  on the axle  should be about 4 inches taller when done  making atraction bar on the front. From axle too frame haven't decided what too doo on the rear yet. Took of a bucket full of rubber off front tires should be ready for memorial day weekend ==np ==np ;D ;D ;D[url=http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P4130001_zps93ae3419.jpg](http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P4130001_zps93ae3419.jpg) (http://s889.photobucket.com/user/Big_Frank_2010/media/P4130001_zps93ae3419.jpg.html)[/URL][url=http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P4130002_zps4d8029b0.jpg](http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P4130002_zps4d8029b0.jpg) (http://s889.photobucket.com/user/Big_Frank_2010/media/P4130002_zps4d8029b0.jpg.html)[/URL][url=http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P4130003_zps5896a470.jpg](http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P4130003_zps5896a470.jpg) (http://s889.photobucket.com/user/Big_Frank_2010/media/P4130003_zps5896a470.jpg.html)[/URL]


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: fordrunner on April 15, 2013, 01:30:57 AM
I love big iron trucks this things sweet how's throws tires hook up


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on April 15, 2013, 07:07:00 AM
Ther heavy as hell but dig pretty good the extra weight keeps it from flippin over  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on April 28, 2013, 07:47:33 AM
Chassis and running gear are all painted front end is a bit taller know gotta get a few bolts for traction bar  rollcage is next [url=http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P4280044_zps82e99226.jpg](http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P4280044_zps82e99226.jpg) (http://s889.photobucket.com/user/Big_Frank_2010/media/P4280044_zps82e99226.jpg.html)[/URL][url=http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P4280042_zps29f337a6.jpg](http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/P4280042_zps29f337a6.jpg) (http://s889.photobucket.com/user/Big_Frank_2010/media/P4280042_zps29f337a6.jpg.html)[/URL]


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on May 12, 2013, 08:41:48 AM
the doors went acrost the road too the body shop yesterday getting new skins put on em and painted  talked too a guy in bay city  about getting some side windows cut wanted too go with lexan but 90 bucks each is pretty steep ==sick


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on May 12, 2013, 01:45:56 PM
They will be scratched to chit also
the windows ???


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on May 12, 2013, 07:08:23 PM
They will be scratched to chit also
the windows ???
lexan windows, dont imagine the mud would treat them well?
well that's probally not a good idea then  the laminated windows I have now are all scratched up too but that's the most economicall way too go


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on May 26, 2013, 06:59:32 AM
time too start over  broke something internal in the engine oil pooring out the header  on too plan B ==badh


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on May 26, 2013, 09:41:32 AM
did it start again?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on May 26, 2013, 05:03:27 PM
did it start again?
nope  took the plugs out #2 has chunks of metal in there and #8was full of oil and coolant mixture


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: fordrunner on May 26, 2013, 06:36:08 PM
Not good that sucks


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on July 08, 2013, 05:56:38 AM
small update  got a 454 from a motorhome   took that all down for inspection along with all new gaskets  tore the heads down and spent probably 5  hours per head  smoothing the ruff castings up  sam was up here and helped me put it in there  got everytrhing all hooked up and filled with coolant  went too put the t-convertor bolts in and realized  the holes weren't there ==doh   soo pulled the 2 back apart and drilled flywheel out   all back together now  just gotta bolt the hood and side panels on  engine runs excellent  should be reliable  I hope  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on August 17, 2013, 07:46:16 AM
roll cage is almost done  pretty tricky too get it all in there  considering theres less room than a s 10 cab  came together pretty nice tho just a couple more pieces too weld in ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on August 31, 2013, 04:43:13 PM
the doors went acrost the road too the body shop yesterday getting new skins put on em and painted  talked too a guy in bay city  about getting some side windows cut wanted too go with lexan but 90 bucks each is pretty steep ==sick

True Value on M13 North in Linwood used to do them real cheap


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on September 02, 2013, 07:56:41 PM
daves glass in caro  ended up being the cheapest and close too home   had them make a new one for the rear after I broke the original    was only 20 $$  not even gunna bother with the sides  they just get covered and ya end up rollin them down too see where yer going   


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on October 06, 2013, 08:12:09 AM
time for some new axles and t case 


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: fordrunner on October 06, 2013, 11:37:34 AM
Going to top loaders?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on October 06, 2013, 07:23:23 PM
 ==dn   whatever I can get my hands on for the cheapest or trade for   ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on November 03, 2013, 06:54:38 AM
figured out what was going on with this thing  my brake on the t case was binding up in reverse only  ???  made a whole new setup for the 3 to1 t case I have  got it ready too go in there old one has 2 bolts holding it in  I  just gotta figure out how too get it on the floor and the new one back in there  was thinking about making something too go onto the end of the cherry picker too lift it up in there     got one toploader sitting here still looking for another for the front  going too put those in after turkey day and will have too change the t case again      going too be getting painted  as soon as my neighbor finishes the 66 nova hes been restoring 


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on November 16, 2013, 07:12:14 AM
[url=http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/001_zps742971e9.jpg](http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac94/Big_Frank_2010/001_zps742971e9.jpg) (http://s889.photobucket.com/user/Big_Frank_2010/media/001_zps742971e9.jpg.html)[/URL]got 2 done  about the same weight as 1 of the micnelins ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on June 18, 2014, 05:36:47 AM
got a new stall converter sitiing here and  new valve body should be here tomorrow  should solve the transmission issues ive been having


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: jimmy101 on November 11, 2014, 10:03:57 AM
I  got a chance to read your build thread this morning.  You did and awsome job with what you started with.  applaudd   I was kinda curious though as to what t- case is actually in the truck? lol  Did you put the 3:1 in it . I never did ask ya .... what motor are you running now? ==rocks


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on November 14, 2014, 05:51:18 PM
thanks  jimmy    has  the 3/1 case  in it  just a little different from what   you   have     basically a stock 454 for engine and 2 speed powerglide trans


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on March 28, 2015, 07:20:21 AM
 ==howru ==cl ==roxx ==rocks


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on March 28, 2015, 11:14:38 AM
==howru ==cl ==roxx ==rocks
383 is back under the hood and 454 I is at engine builder he said it will make 3 times the hp of the stocker


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: jimmy101 on April 08, 2015, 12:06:56 PM
 hiyaa   


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on April 08, 2015, 02:31:15 PM
hiyaa   
ran good last weekend at the silver bullet bog


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on July 01, 2015, 09:45:24 AM
Picking up the new engine on Friday  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on August 09, 2015, 11:15:34 PM
New motor rips pretty good!


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on August 18, 2015, 11:16:45 AM
Had a set back on Sunday flipped the truck over in the field pretty much destroyed the cab and front clip as well as bent the frame but the roll cage did it's job and we didn't get killed soo metal can be fixed probably going too take it too my buds farm they have steel rails in the shop floor and a backhoe and skytrack too try and pull it back into shape add more metal too cage and go from there


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on August 18, 2015, 05:41:20 PM
(http://i1379.photobucket.com/albums/ah138/marshallarmstead/Mobile%20Uploads/facebook_1439860802252_zps0b0wh21e.jpg) (http://s1379.photobucket.com/user/marshallarmstead/media/Mobile%20Uploads/facebook_1439860802252_zps0b0wh21e.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: jimmy101 on August 21, 2015, 02:35:52 PM
glad to see you were not hurt.


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on August 26, 2015, 09:04:59 PM
Had the day off from work so I put the bumper up too the tree in my back yard and hooked a chain too the roll cage and with the help of a 2 ton chain fall got it back where it started  going too cut the top off the cab and add more tubing and gussets then put a different lid on it from a rusted out cab we got back in the woods might have too rename it Frankenstein


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on September 13, 2015, 11:07:49 AM
glad to see you were not hurt.

WOW x2


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: larry60 on October 24, 2015, 12:24:41 PM
 applaudd


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on September 10, 2016, 03:24:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEYcoe5of3M

Full pass, sounds great too  applaudd applaudd applaudd ;D GotMud?


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on September 10, 2016, 08:55:19 PM
Hell yea, that 283 went right up stairs


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: BigFrank on February 05, 2019, 07:05:42 PM
Project Rat f%$$#r 2.0 has began


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: edmalead on February 13, 2019, 07:10:43 AM
 8) applaudd 8)


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: marshall on March 02, 2019, 10:28:41 PM
🇺🇲🔪👍


Title: Re: Project: Rat Phucker
Post by: old school truck dude on April 05, 2019, 10:09:12 PM
 ==suxnopics