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Old April 18th, 2016, 08:49 PM
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Old April 18th, 2016, 09:01 PM
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Just remember, that any "hole" in the outside of that pedal box is a straight access (water, etc) into the cabin. Not generally a problem, but fording/etc or just rain water if it gets in *could* find it's way down. I'd suggest at a minimum putting a rubber plug in there, but honestly the once every year or three you're in doing any adjustment on freeplay it's not as bad as it seemed .
I forgot to add that I'm going to put a rubber plug in the 3/4" access hole. Mcmaster Carr to the rescue again. I'm going to make a new pedal bracket gasket from some thin rubber sheet material because I'm too cheap to pay $30 for a factory one. Also doing some corrosion control while I have the brackets out.
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Old April 19th, 2016, 12:56 PM
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Aligned it after my Rock incident at RAW last weekend..
really easy, using the string method and a couple of jack stands to get the frame supported and then lifting the axle slightly to make adjustment easier.
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Old April 19th, 2016, 01:25 PM
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Aligned it after my Rock incident at RAW last weekend..
really easy, using the string method and a couple of jack stands to get the frame supported and then lifting the axle slightly to make adjustment easier.
I definitely need to do this...what reference did you use for it? Last time I totally eyeballed everything, and it's been fine but I'm probably due for a more proper alignment (by "proper" of course, I mean using the high-tech string method and not my eyes!).
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Old April 19th, 2016, 01:37 PM
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It was dead simple... I tied the end of the string to the rear tow eye which was about level with the center of the tire and ran it around the back of the tire at the center of the hub to the front, just get everything loose on the steering rod and make adjustments until all 4 points are lined up and tighten it down. I only jacked enough to get most of the tension off of the wheel, it was not off the ground, you still need some on it and it should be firm when your pulling it into alignment.
You can use the same anchor for both sides and once your aligned and snug up the bolts I lowered it then tightened it after a quick recheck..

All in took maybe an hour and 1/2 that was figuring out how to do it.. I just took it for a 20 drive, tracks nice and straight
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Old April 19th, 2016, 02:01 PM
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I definitely need to do this...what reference did you use for it? Last time I totally eyeballed everything, and it's been fine but I'm probably due for a more proper alignment (by "proper" of course, I mean using the high-tech string method and not my eyes!).
I've eyeballed it every time as well and so far so good.

When you figure it out... let me know.
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Old April 19th, 2016, 03:10 PM
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These last three posts are scaring me!
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Old April 19th, 2016, 03:20 PM
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These last three posts are scaring me!
Last time i pay $90 for an alignment on a Defender thats for sure.

Tow is also adjustable - basically same method minus the string - use a long enough level to check it and loosen the rear bar (easier to pop out the ball joints and true up the Tow and then tighten the bar.. I left mine slightly towed out on both sides for now (equal)

Caster is not adjustable.. so no point in trying to do it.
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Old April 19th, 2016, 05:28 PM
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Tow is also adjustable - basically same method minus the string - use a long enough level to check it and loosen the rear bar (easier to pop out the ball joints and true up the Tow and then tighten the bar.. I left mine slightly towed out on both sides for now (equal)
What are you adjusting other than toe?
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Old April 19th, 2016, 05:36 PM
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Toe and alignment of the front wheels only.
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Old April 19th, 2016, 10:55 PM
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Replaced the trailing arms with some heavy duty ones. The originals were unusually small, much smaller than what I've seen on other 110s.
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Old April 20th, 2016, 01:44 PM
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Used a 34$ oil tarp off amazon to make a 3/4 surrey. Installed 3 additional grommets on leading and trailing edge. Laced with 550 cord.

Came out just how I wanted. Now to install Nas bench seat.
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Old April 20th, 2016, 01:56 PM
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Replaced my 90's door seals. This item went from 'something I'll get around to' to 'something I should have done a long time ago'. Amazing how much diesel stink gets in from a few seemingly small gaps.
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Old April 20th, 2016, 02:15 PM
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Used a 34$ oil tarp off amazon to make a 3/4 surrey. Installed 3 additional grommets on leading and trailing edge. Laced with 550 cord.

Came out just how I wanted. Now to install Nas bench seat.

That's great and all but I'm going to need to see some photos of that super duty parked on the curb.

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Old April 22nd, 2016, 10:35 AM
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That's great and all but I'm going to need to see some photos of that super duty parked on the curb.
08 350 twin turbo, lots of work, but considering going back to a 1/2 ton truck.
Previous owner had a slide in camper setup at one point.
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 01:50 PM
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Used a 34$ oil tarp off amazon to make a 3/4 surrey. Installed 3 additional grommets on leading and trailing edge. Laced with 550 cord. Came out just how I wanted. Now to install Nas bench seat.
Looks great!
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 04:06 PM
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First round of parts for my roof platform project:



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Old April 22nd, 2016, 09:07 PM
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 10:26 PM
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Nice Oscar.

Let me know when you need my money.
Heck yeah, just need to finish the big pieces and get a welder (the person, not the machine).
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 10:39 PM
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Installed a sound dampener and a thermal barrier. I also repaired the leaking rear washer. No more shower in the drivers seat while spraying the rear window.
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