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Old July 14th, 2014, 10:44 AM
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Is it adjustable? All I can say about the current deal is that the spring is there. First thing we checked.
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Old July 14th, 2014, 11:24 AM
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Ordered the genuine seal from Trevor, the 12 buck one. Can't imagine the Teflon one is better, and nobody on this continent seems to have it anyway. Fingers crossed I'm going with that.

------ Follow up post added July 14th, 2014 11:30 AM ------

Many many thanks to Charles who took serious time out of his life to come help me with mine. When I suggested breaking for dinner his response was "how much more daylight do we have". So we drove on until dark. I couldn't see whether the chicken was cooked enough by the time we did get to eat, it was so dark out (grilling). Anyhoo, the headliner looks good, it's in, and that's how it's gonna be.
Getting the trans out was more or less trouble free and working on a clean truck with clean parts makes it much more pleasant than it could have been. My heart just plummeted when the flywheel drain plug came out with a torrent of engine oil. Having a second set of hands made it go very smooth.
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Old July 14th, 2014, 11:34 AM
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x2 on the dowty seal. its what mike had on my truck when he fixed it, and what i installed as part of my tranny rebuild.

i have lots of very slow leaks on my truck, but the crank seal is not one of them...dry as a bone for years
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Old July 14th, 2014, 12:46 PM
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x2 on the dowty seal. its what mike had on my truck when he fixed it, and what i installed as part of my tranny rebuild.

i have lots of very slow leaks on my truck, but the crank seal is not one of them...dry as a bone for years
Looks like I did a good thing then - it was just the one AJS 4x4 gave me!

Slow leaks tell you there's oil in there, it's when they stop...
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Old July 31st, 2014, 01:01 PM
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Enjoying the scenic beauty of Marylands Eastern Shore:
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Old July 31st, 2014, 06:22 PM
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Sweet, so what seal did you go with. Please tell me it no longer leaks!
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Old August 1st, 2014, 11:47 PM
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No leaks. Knock wood.
Took a solid day to put back what Charles and I did in a half day. Trans back driveshafts back exhaust back. Went ahead and did new rod ends cz I hadn't had enough time laying on concrete.
Other small stuff includes recovering the torn seat bottom, using the torn one to make a cover for the Tuffy box.
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Old August 2nd, 2014, 07:24 AM
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Remaining:
Floors and tunnel cover
Recover and install middle seat
Do something for an air cleaner
Front splash panels
Hardura trim Footwells and tunnel
Paint and install Tuffy box.
Touch up body paint
Road test
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Old August 12th, 2014, 06:06 PM
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Awesome, Bill! You have poured so much TLC into this baby, you'll NEVER get rid of it (and I can't blame you)! I'm anxious to see this bad boy in person at a HH. After reading this thread, I'm convinced I'm jealous of your creativity and patience. (Not sure on the order of the two.)
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Old August 12th, 2014, 09:40 PM
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Awesome, Bill! You have poured so much TLC into this baby, you'll NEVER get rid of it (and I can't blame you)! I'm anxious to see this bad boy in person at a HH. After reading this thread, I'm convinced I'm jealous of your creativity and patience. (Not sure on the order of the two.)
Love Bill to death and he has done an awesome job on the truck..but he shaves with a hatchet, has a cold garage, is anal about rivets.... but knows the best places for chow when you lend a hand!
Congrats buddy. Can't wait to see it out and about!
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Old August 13th, 2014, 05:26 PM
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That all sounds optional to me Bill. Road test it to HH!
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Old August 15th, 2014, 12:03 AM
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Rear bench upholstered. Old seat had 2 inch foam. I upped it to 2 inches of high density and another inch of lo density. There are heaters in the outer two seating areas. This was part of the Exmoor elephant hide kit.
Installed two dome lights which sounds like not much but it was a huge ordeal. Also had to do some dash work; replaced funky light switch which took a solid hour, and put a rubber gasket on my Auber egt gauge which took almost another hour. Installed rivnuts in dash for the final panel the fuse cover/map light.
Got seat belts almost in but can't find some parts for them. Arrrgh!
Getting from floors, tunnel cover, and Tuffy box in.
Road testing tomorrow.
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Old August 15th, 2014, 07:54 AM
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Wooooohooo. Don't forget to take a video of maiden voyage
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Goodbye zebra. Hello badassness.
A bald eagle flew over at the exact moment I was taking these pics.
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Old August 15th, 2014, 01:03 PM
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Wahoo! Congrats man, that looks bad ASS. The Eagle takes flight. Must feel great to get it out and run it.

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Old August 15th, 2014, 01:22 PM
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Congrats Bill! Looks awesome.
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Old August 15th, 2014, 01:46 PM
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timeless photo's. Could have been taken 40yrs ago. Love it.
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Bill - DONT throw the Zebra out!!! What does it cover???? I have the headliner remember, this may be added
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Old August 15th, 2014, 03:12 PM
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Thanks, it feels good to drive more than a few inches. Bonnet was not down all the way. Had to make sure nuttin was in flames in there. Y know it makes all kinda funny smells first time out.
No front floors in it yet.
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