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Old December 15th, 2010, 02:29 PM
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Hydraulic, no issues.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 03:33 PM
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No pics of my original steering. It was milled and bent 3/4 plate but this is back when I built everything with a torch, a hacksaw and 6013 rod so it was far from elegant.

It's easier and way cleaner to adapt a 2wd NP435 than a 4wd one. I have done the same thing with a T18 and the end result is way shorter than the OEM extension housing plus an adapter. You lose all that extra crap bolted to the back of the trans. Huge plus for an 88. Plus the main shaft is beefier from a 2wd appl.

I would not recommend the 101FC stuff. It is pricey and does not really give you an advantage unless you want to run a really heavy motor (6BT). The relatively light V8s are no trouble for the series or coiler axle tubes, I was bending them with my heavy drivetrain.

Hydraulic steering is for boats and backhoes and has no place on public roads.
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it's easier and way cleaner to adapt a 2wd np435 than a 4wd one. I have done the same thing with a t18 and the end result is way shorter than the oem extension housing plus an adapter. You lose all that extra crap bolted to the back of the trans. Huge plus for an 88. Plus the main shaft is beefier from a 2wd appl.
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Old December 28th, 2010, 06:59 PM
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Well it's official! I'm going with the Santana overdrive. Just drove away from GBR with a NOS Santana an an ARB for my front axle! Woohoo!

I will get pics when I get back home next week. Happy new year folks!

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Well not much has been happening with my project over the last month but did have Timm C put my diffs together yesterday. New ARB's front and back with the 4.14 gear sets! They definitely look much tougher than the 3.54 sets.

Also have made progress on the front shocks. Amazon had a sale that helped me decide to go with rancho rs9000xl shocks. $45 each! I used part no. rs999034 which is a 13.75" travel shock with an extended length of 34". I dont expect to have this much travel, but close to it. I'm hoping to have my lower shock mounts built today and hopefully on the axle tubes too. I'm using ford f250 upper mounts as others have done in the past.

I've been side tracked by another project which kind of just happened. I decided to part out my tired and totalled 91 rrc, and because I have a few series tubs and a good rear cross member I decided to go for the coil sprung series trailer! I'll try to get some pics when it looks like something resembling a trailer.

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Old January 22nd, 2011, 02:08 PM
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I've been side tracked by another project which kind of just happened. I decided to part out my tired and totalled 91 rrc, and because I have a few series tubs and a good rear cross member I decided to go for the coil sprung series trailer! I'll try to get some pics when it looks like something resembling a trailer.
Welcome to the club. I need to finish mine.
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 04:15 PM
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I saw your thread and have seen your pics of the trailer. Very cool. I'm using a 109sw tub for mine. Trying to figure out how to keep the hand brake too. I'm also going to try to keep the gas tank.


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Old January 22nd, 2011, 04:23 PM
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Hey how'd you get that Chihuahua to stick to the wall?
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 05:54 PM
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So I assume you'll cut the tub short at the rear doors? Closer in size to a D90 tub then I guess. It should be easy to finish it off though if you don't need to get fancy. I suspect the hand brake will be a problem though given the hand brake drum is attached to the transfer case. I would like brakes on mine, and you can get a hydraulic surge brake, but that and the heavy weight of the frame have me considering going with a home built frame and a standard trailer axle/suspension with e-brakes. Not sure what I'm going to do though, and might be a few more months before I do any mods to it.

Mine still has the nas fuel tank cradle (i used a D90 frame) but if I keep this frame I think it'll hold a water tank instead.

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Hey how'd you get that Chihuahua to stick to the wall?
The same way he got the couch and shock to stick.
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Hey how'd you get that Chihuahua to stick to the wall?
Chihuahua?! Rocky (aka- Bockle)is a mut through and though. My best guess is Basenji, Boston Terrier and Italian greyhound mix. He's our normal dog, also have Shelby a Basenji, Fox terrier mix. She came from a wild dog population in Taiwan and freaks out if people are near by who aren't me, my wife, or my kid. Both rescues.

Not to highjack my own thread, but here is the "trailer".
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Wait, what? The wife and kid are both rescues?
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Interesting thread

will follow with mucho interest,
my ex-MoD 109" is still sleeping, waiting for a workshop and same suspension treatment probably...

I'm somewhat worried by the height of your truck though...what's the total lift gained with SOA?
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Interesting thread

will follow with mucho interest,
my ex-MoD 109" is still sleeping, waiting for a workshop and same suspension treatment probably...

I'm somewhat worried by the height of your truck though...what's the total lift gained with SOA?
I have gained 4.5" so far but don't have an engine or my bumper and winch on yet. My wheel base is slightly longer at this point and my track width is significantly wider but I haven't measured the difference yet. Probably something close to 12" wider than it was.

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Good point.
Looking back at the rest of the thread, I think I saw coiler axles?

I saved a bunch of pics off your gallery.
Thanks.
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Old January 24th, 2011, 09:42 AM
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No problem. There will be more pics in the next few months for sure. I hope to finish the suspension in the next few weeks.

Then it will be engine mounts and start figuring out how everything will fit.

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Great.

I saved the Ford mount pic as well.
I think I'll design mine with multiple holes so to adjust shock lenght,
as I did years ago for my D90.

Then have them laser cut and folded


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P.S.

What 88" rear springs you use over there?
Used or brand new?
What brand?

I wonder how to assess ride height with worn springs compared to new ones.
I will pull my 88" rears.
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Well... I made a little more progress today. I got my lower shock mount figured out for the front and got one side welded together. Also have my frame side engine mounts made and just need to weld them in place. Glad to have had nice weather for the last week. The rain starts again on Monday or Tuesday so probably wont make much progress for the next little while.


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That's a long arm - won't that produce a large rotational force on the axle?
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Old February 13th, 2011, 05:13 PM
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I'm not sure about that. As per usual I'm just following direction from Timm. Hopefully I'll get to drive it someday and I'll let you know! The bottom of the shock is about 4" behind the axle. The stock series has the shock about 3" behind the axle.

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