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Old October 17th, 2011, 04:30 PM
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Cool rig. I am thinking of selling one of my sleds this winter to build a Scoob Justy on ATV tracks. I think it would be awesome.
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Old October 17th, 2011, 10:24 PM
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Old November 5th, 2011, 06:50 PM
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Hey there:

So the high steering set up is basically finished. Had trouble over the last few weeks and ended up having to make a few sets of steering arms because of my general lack of skill. This last set seems to work perfectly and there is plenty of clearance between the tre's and the tires, the track rod and the springs, the drag link and the passenger side spring and the pitman arm and the frame. Doesn't look like anything will hit or make contact where it shouldn't during axle articulation.

So the final setup uses gm 1 ton tre's and gm 1 ton high angle tre's for the drag link. The track rod and drag link are made from 1" ID .25" wall DOM. I bought this stuff from Ruff Stuff Specialties in Sacramento as a diy kit. So now the truck rolls and steers. Next up will be to weld the threaded inserts into the tubing.

Soon as that is done I'll be moving the rig down to my new shop in Oakland. I'll be really happy to have it out of the weather.

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Old November 5th, 2011, 09:03 PM
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Thanks Jeff. I haven't decided yet, but it does seem like my most vulnerable spot up front, doesn't it? I will definitely have some form of protection there for sure. I haven't assembled the front axle yet so I guess if I'm going to cap it now would be the time. Thanks for the input.

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Old November 12th, 2011, 05:22 PM
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Made the move today. It went just fine. The Catahoula rig did a great job towing the 88. Here are some shots in its new home.

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Old November 13th, 2011, 08:00 AM
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Thanks going to be a bad ass rig. Nice work!
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Old November 13th, 2011, 12:20 PM
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Thanks guys. Yeah thats Iain. He is not a little guy anymore,more of a shaggy bean pole now. He was a big help yesterday actually.

I only have one bay at the shop at this point although I may split another one with one of the other guys. The gt6 is staying in Crockett for the time being. Although now it can actually fit in my garage. Soon as the 88 is done I'll move the gt6 down there and begin its transformation. That is going to be a really fun car! Thinking of a 2jzge with a w58 trans.

So we will probably have a shop warming party in the next month. I'll keep you posted.

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Old November 19th, 2011, 07:33 PM
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So today I sewer capped the front axle. Fifteen minutes with the grinder and the stock cap was off. I took about 3/8" off the sewer cap to match the height of the stock cap. I cut the fill plug out with a hole saw, and welded it in place on the sewer cap. On the axle housing there are large grooves for the ring gear to fit into. I had to add some metal here and will probably have some grinding to do on the inside, but the sewer cap wouldn't cover these grooves entirely. Preheated the cap and housing with map gas for a short bit and then welded the cap in place. Its cooling and tomorrow I'll test fit the diff and grind as necessary for it to fit. Here are some pics.

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Old November 21st, 2011, 10:46 AM
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Uh yeah.... Potential power issues at the shop. I've got to work something out with the landlord before I can hook up a 50 amp 220 circuit for the welder. The service panel in our space powers much of the building so we need to figure out what is what before I go changing anything. Hopefully only a temporary problem. I could get a smaller welder but I love the big crusty old Hobart.

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Old November 21st, 2011, 11:45 AM
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I wish I was past the fab stage! The rear axle housing is getting moved back 4" and the rear springs are getting moved outboard of the chassis, then a cage of some sort, then I'll be "done". Ill get the welder figured out hopefully in the near future. I'm short by one pole on the panel. Hopefully I can combine some outlet or light circuits to free up space. There are also several 50 amp 220v circuits not being used on the panel. I just don't know where they go or what they do.

Lots of assembly stuff to keep me busy for the near future. Paint and assemble the front end next. Then maybe hydraulic stuff and electrical. I sure hope I get this thing done for Mendo!

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Old November 21st, 2011, 09:18 PM
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This is a GREAT build!
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 10:38 AM
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Thanks very much! I really want to drive it! Wish I had more time to put into it.

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Old March 17th, 2012, 05:57 PM
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Well I finally got some time to work on my truck today. I spent time working on the assembly of the front axle and it's pretty close to done. Got the swivels all together preload set and installed the diff and axle shafts and cv's. Got the stub axles on and then did a test fit of my avm free wheeling hubs which fit great. I took the hubs back off and will get them cleaned up with new bearings and rotors. For brakes I'll be using disco calipers with the spacers from rrc calipers for vented rotors. Put the drag link and track rod back on too.

Sorry no pics today. Forgot to bring the camera.

Cheers

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Old March 17th, 2012, 10:08 PM
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I added this when I went from a carb to Mustang EFI.
TeriAnn, what's your average MPG in the 109 with the V8?
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Old April 9th, 2012, 03:54 PM
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Hey folks

So today I finished installing my front hubs. The new rotors are looking good and the avm hubs fit and seem to work properly. Here are a few pics from today. Next up will be to make new plates for the u bolts and then install brake calipers.

Daniel

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Old April 9th, 2012, 05:14 PM
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Woah! Is that Mexican chrome on the front housing?

-Jeff
Que? If by that you mean plastic then no. The shiny bits are actually metal. The knob you turn to engage the hub is plastic. I wish there was a nicer fwh for this but there isn't. Many people told me these ones didn't exist so I'm just happy I got something.

I know of a few people using the mile marker version of these fwh on series rigs with no problems over several years of use. I'm hoping for the best.

Daniel

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Woah! Is that Mexican chrome on the front housing?

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Maybe you're referring to the lovely paint job on my axle housing! That is silver wheel paint over epoxy primer. Cue up the sanford and son music!

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Old April 9th, 2012, 09:52 PM
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Looking great!
I dig the silver (chrome)... why not.

Whats next? are you still moving the rear springs outboard?
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Old April 9th, 2012, 10:26 PM
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Yes definitely still moving the rear springs. Still no welder at the shop for big stuff although I got the ok to hook it up from the landlord.

Next up is the front spring plates then probably rebuild front calipers then start the work on my bulkhead and tunnel cover.

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So I moved my rig back home. The shop was nice but it was too far away and I couldn't weld there. I am going to call it winter storage that kept my rig out of the rain. Now that it's home I
can weld again and am hoping to start making progress and maybe even finish the dang thing!

Today I started the process of moving the rear axle back and moving the springs outboard of the frame rails like a 109".

I started by cutting the front spring hanger from the passenger side and flipped it around and moved it to the drivers side. I welded a plate on it and then tacked it on to the outrigger that holds the front of the tub and the back of my rock slider. I then boxed in that outrigger and the rest of the mount. I then cut the rear spring hanger off the passenger side and I will weld it on under the rear cross member. I boxed in the rear cross member to strengthen it and hopefully tomorrow will weld on the hanger. The other side should be much quicker as I wont have to figure out the whole process on that side. I hate welding upside down! Here are some pics from today. Wheel base should be somewhere around 92"- 94".
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Old June 11th, 2012, 12:58 PM
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Coil Sals in the rear?

Make sure to add a drain hole in the boxed out rigger so it doesnt collect mud and rot.

-Jeff
Once again your attention to the details is impressive! Yes that is a coiler sals, but I'm not using it for this project. Its just living under the truck for now. I'm using a rear axle from a 95 RRC with ARB and 4.14 gearing just like in the front. I'll probably upgrade the axle shafts to some flavor of heavy duty (ROAM? maybe?).

Drilling holes for drainage is definitely part of the plan for the outrigger. My main concern right now is just making sure that I get everything squared up properly so this thing tracks right.

I think I'll do the passenger side front spring hanger next and then the rears. Hopefully I'll have the time this week in the afternoons to finish up this part of the project, then I'll move on to sewer capping/ painting the rear axle.

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