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Old April 21st, 2015, 12:02 PM
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OH that one - the one that me, Kent and everyone did at Conclave
Let me refresh your memory from Conclave this past fall .

Here is me going over said obstacle:
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Old April 21st, 2015, 12:30 PM
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Old April 21st, 2015, 12:42 PM
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Old April 21st, 2015, 12:43 PM
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That is BRILLIANT!
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So here is one that I saw the other weekend.. wasn't me thankfully nor was it a Land Rover but it did get me thinking.. Has anyone here ever snapped a swivel ball or heard of it happening?

I was out with a couple guys driving Scouts and this guy broke the ear off his passenger knuckle. These guys had tons of parts and a welder with them and couldn't make it work for more than 15 ft. It was a completely debilitating trail break. I know that's a very different design than what we got, but I had NEVER considered that could happen until that weekend. What would one do? You'd have to find another swivel right?
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 05:18 PM
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So here is one that I saw the other weekend.. wasn't me thankfully nor was it a Land Rover but it did get me thinking.. Has anyone here ever snapped a swivel ball or heard of it happening?

I was out with a couple guys driving Scouts and this guy broke the ear off his passenger knuckle. These guys had tons of parts and a welder with them and couldn't make it work for more than 15 ft. It was a completely debilitating trail break. I know that's a very different design than what we got, but I had NEVER considered that could happen until that weekend. What would one do? You'd have to find another swivel right?
Actually broke the ball itself? Huff has been through plenty of CVs (essentially what's inside the swivel), but never the ball itself. I suppose it could happen (and usually Huff would be a good candidate), so I suppose it's time to throw a spare swivel in the trailer with spares.
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.. Has anyone here ever snapped a swivel ball or heard of it happening?

Yes...I've heard of a broken swivel ball.

I can't believe Snell hasn't chimed in on this thread.
His 90 broke a rear axle tube...the outer piece broke off from the tube so the whole wheel/axle assembly walked out.
Bad weld.

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Yes...I've heard of a broken swivel ball.

I can't believe Snell hasn't chimed in on this thread.
His 90 broke a rear axle tube...the outer piece broke off from the tube so the whole wheel/axle assembly walked out.
Bad weld.

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For the broken swivel.. any idea how they got it off the trail?
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Hummer H3 with two steering joint failures one after another. Makeshift vice of MT v Rock proved the most valuable tool we created to remove old defective joints from steering arm.

Nice bumper Jonesy!
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y'all are bitches! I am taking my beers and going to play with Jeeps...

ummmmm...one thing to point out my truck at that point didn't even have stock lift - it was 1" less on cut springs!!!!! It now has 2" and apart from that one spot...just saying'

And that bumper issue was all someone else's fault - telling me to go left...bitches
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Hummer H3 with two steering joint failures one after another. Makeshift vice of MT v Rock proved the most valuable tool we created to remove old defective joints from steering arm.

Nice bumper Jonesy!
I was thinking...how is that on there cause ain't nothin left of that bumper...and he's wearing shoes!
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y'all are bitches! I am taking my beers and going to play with Jeeps...

ummmmm...one thing to point out my truck at that point didn't even have stock lift - it was 1" less on cut springs!!!!! It now has 2" and apart from that one spot...just saying'

And that bumper issue was all someone else's fault - telling me to go left...bitches
This thread is about fixes. We backed Jonesy's rig into a boulder or a tree I forget which and it bent right back.
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On my old 87 rr... First time at mar 2001...... All mounts failed due to rot.... A vendor on site had them so spent good part of day with a crescent wrench.... That night during torrential downpour sunk all the way to the sills on the trail next to river... Snapped differential pin on rear, gears fell into ring and pinion, since I was on low to case locked and revving past 4k rpm, the whole drive train locked and blew left front axle shaft 10 spline and right cv....done for the weekend....we towed it out of the hole and asked permission to park for a week...repaired on site the following Wednesday....
Mar 2003..... Blew a transmission due to overheat playing in the sand in the island....
My last year of attendance, Mar 2007, engine ran warmer than normal, developed a rod knock...last two times I got towed back home....trail break downs are a bitch....
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It would seem you have a heavy foot.
@ least you know how to fix them.
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It would seem you have a heavy foot.
@ least you know how to fix them.
Ha.... I hear you.... But then again, when in land rover school someone said rovers have always been undestructible.. I took it at heart and face value.
Hope fully I will be easier on the range once it comes out of the body shop...
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The only indestructible trucks are Tatra and Kamaz. I've seen those things run over trees 6 and 8 inches in diameter. Tree lost.
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Ok, *finally* got a chance to pull the tcase apart on the bench this weekend. Admittedly at first when I pulled the end housing off and looked down through the crosspins looked fine (which they are). So it was NOT the crosspin.

BUT...upon pulling the entire center diff it all became clear - looks like the housing for the center diff sheared right off:
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