today painted the firewall so it looks a bit better now.
I never though I would use the stuff in a hot rod BUT A friend of mine gave me a partial box of dynamat also so I took my headliner down and pasted up a bunch.....I figured what the heck it is free.
I put the headliner back up and pulled up the floor mat and put some on the tranny tunnel and on the some of the high spots on the floor stampings. I didn't want to put it on any of the stamped channels or ribs so it would trap moisture.
I put the mat back and installed some on the inside of the inside door access panels.
I took it for a spin and I think it may have quieted it down just a tad... the exhaust is still loud but it "may" be easier to have a conversation now and maybe it won't get quite so hot sitting in the sun now....that never bothered me but the wife and daughter will be happier.
I got tired of the highway gears so I bought a new set of 4.56's at carlise this fall and picked up a limited slip for the front.
Yesterday I got it all buttoned back up and today I rebuilt my rear leaf packs... I had a few broke leafs.
It HAS a lot more traction now that it has tight L/S in the front and rear and the gears help it out a LOT.
I couldn't go anything too aggressive with it since I had my daughter with me and were wheeling alone....
I re-calibrated the speedo and am really happy with the gears BUT I need a new rear drive-shaft since mine is REALLY wore at the splines and I get vibrations over 55....I guess before I never spun the driveshaft as fast as it turns now.
I got the new shaft from simkos today and got it on (had to change the yoke on the t-case also). now it works out great.... no vibs at all and with the 4.56 gears and the little 200 I can now get the truck to over 85 MPH......thought it is a little scarey running it at those speeds!!!
I put 2 full days into rust repair in it (mainly patches in the front fenders) and repainted the fenders and grill. I decided to go all green but am not sure I like it better or not I may go back to black fenders in the future once I get around to using some bondo to smooth them out.
We had another daughter 10 days ago so I may not be driving this truck as much (can't fit 4 people). So I gotta light a fire under myself and get my early bronco and coupe done