1991 200TDI to R2.8--couple remaining questions

dkemm

Well-known member
No update from Quickdraw since 5/11. I asked about a week or two ago but if they haven’t responded by now…. It’d be nice to know as I’m trying to plan some vacation in August— but I’ve given up on June (obviously) and am 50/50 for July. Not blaming QuickDraw or anyone— we are living and recovering from a unique supply chain situation in the world, and many of my hours in a day are coordinating construction delivery schedules and issues in my work (I rep commercial lighting). So I get the delay, just wish a little more communication as I still have to be available for deliveries and it’s vacation time of the year.

I am getting close to pulling in garage and starting disassembly. I’m no longer in a hurry as It won’t be ready for summer. Maybe fall…
I heard back from Kerrie last night: still no answers from Brittany @cummins. My industry is facing product shortages too!
Kerrie also mentioned labor shortages too... Which makes me think late July at this point
 

MountainD

Technical Excellence Contributor
So I survived the wrath by the grace of the gods and many a bottles of whiskey…. So the build continues. Just don’t want to start another thread…so…it continues…
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MountainD

Technical Excellence Contributor
Wall art will happen. All 4 sides and top are stenciled so I’ll figure that out someday not soon, lol. I have most every part necessary except the cooling package which is being built. Engine in its temporary resting place as I start to fiddle with it. I’m swapping the front cover for the spin-on filter (eliminates the remote oil filter) and moving the AC location to where the power steering is and dropping power steering lower. I’ll then figure out what I want to use for aux sensors and get them installed like oil pressure sender and such.
My game plan then is to mount the R380/LT230, lift it in, mount the back, raise the front into best position, fab the mounts and tack in place, remove everything and burn mounts and fancy up bay. I’m no longer in a rush cause winter is coming. Took too bloody long to get the engine from Cummins…
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But I also will probably reassemble the axles first… get them out of the way…
 

MountainD

Technical Excellence Contributor
Sals set up with Detroit Locker, new hearty ARB diff cover just ‘cause their oil path diversion was cool. stubs done, assembly underway. Very…slowly…and the engine is right….there…..
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donb

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Sals set up with Detroit Locker, new hearty ARB diff cover just ‘cause their oil path diversion was cool. stubs done, assembly underway. Very…slowly…and the engine is right….there…..
Very nice looking axle!

I know your pain. I had my R2.8 sitting in my garage for close to a year before I could get started on it. Started a few months ago and I still haven't driven it but it's really close (test fire felt awesome!).

Document the build with pics and make lists and check them off even if it is small. The little things take a long time (the gas pedal alone took me 2 days and lots of thinking) but are worth it and give you motivation when you look back at the completed lists.
 
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