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Well, the pumpkin finally arrived this week! Thanks to Kevin69Mach1 and Denver!! Can't wait to feel that 9" Trac-Loc 3.25. All I have to do before installing it is clean up the undercarriage, put the bent up front to rear brake line back in, install the headers, fit, cut and weld the exhaust, X-pipe and mufflers, provide provisions for hanging the driver's side muffler hanger, and then build up the axle assembly.

Here are a few shots of the progress (the disassembly part!).

http://prod.bsis.bellsouth.net/coDataImages/p/Groups/81/81931/folders/82268/627276MVC-596S.JPg
Look Ma, no mufflers!! Notice the damage from a previous (1976) U-joint failure!


http://prod.bsis.bellsouth.net/coDataImages/p/Groups/81/81931/folders/82268/627277MVC-589S.JPG Muffler fit check. Is this too low?


http://prod.bsis.bellsouth.net/coDataImages/p/Groups/81/81931/folders/82268/627278MVC-590S.JPG Rear view of muffler and hanger.


http://prod.bsis.bellsouth.net/coDataImages/p/Groups/81/81931/folders/82268/627275MVC-581S.JPG These are the two muffler hanger bolt holes on the driver's side. Notice there are no nut plates for the bolts. Same goes with the tail pipe hanger. How come these weren't added. Did they know when they built the chassis whether it was going to be a single or dual exhaust?

http://prod.bsis.bellsouth.net/coDataImages/p/Groups/81/81931/folders/82268/627279MVC-591S.JPG Passenger side muffler hanger bolted to floor pan.

I hope to at least get the undercarriage prepped and the brake line and headers back in this weekend. Wish me luck! ::
 

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In your test fit for the muffler hanger, To me that looks a liitle low it may rub objects on the ground. You may want to tuck it up under the rear seat section of the floor board a little farther.
 
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