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Side2b.jpg
side view after the install288 viewsThis is a side view after the install. Assuming my van started out on an even keel, I have about a 3.5 inch difference in between the front and rear body lines now. This was to be expected as the axle is a 3 1/8 diameter rather then a 2 5/8 diameter. The springs That were put in also have an overload which gives additional lift in the rear.
shell.jpg
shell216 viewsThe U-bolts worked fine, this was however something I wasn't counting on. These bolts are too short with either set of clamshells, so count on modifying them. If you use 3 leaf springs instead of ones with the overload your milage may vary however.
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finished418 viewsGetting cleaned up,Whole job took approx 3hrs start to finish

I think Dean may have a couple pics of the actual locker going into the diff,if he does I will add them later
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Ogura Electric Clutch1161 viewsSince the pump had an old rust double "V" belt clutch, I sourced a new serpentine clutch from Ogura. This was about $120 and change and is brand new. It was a direct bolt on. Here you can see the 2 parts that make up the clutch.

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trim.jpg
351 viewsJan 27, 2011
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480 viewsJust threw that in it got black interior three years ago.This was during its tranformation process.Jan 23, 2011
van_front_paint.jpg
425 viewsI just painted it and pulled off masking tape pulled it out front for photo op.Sent pic to mom she was worried about it.She bought it new.Jan 23, 2011
van_at_walmart.jpg
480 viewsGirly man tires I used to paint it and bumper put onJan 23, 2011