Frankenstein Street Queen (a.k.a. SpeedBump)

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  1. ckruzer

    ckruzer Infidel

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    Diff cover installed. And UNPAINTED

    what?!?!?!

    Lol. And got the 4x4 shifter installed. Gave up trying to bend that sucker. Just notched the floor. For the best I think until I know for sure how I’m gunna build the center console for the winters shifter for the 4L60e. So for now, I got a tree limb for a shifter haha.

    FYI. Not impressed at all with the Novak shifter. LOTS of flex in it.

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  2. ckruzer

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    Finally fixed title. lol
     
  3. ckruzer

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    pulled it out. discovered a front axle leak out the long tube. anyone know if a way to replace the seal only pulling out the one side, rather than both axle shafts to pound the new one in from the opposite end?

    discovered the prop valve is leaking. guess need to pick up some teflon tape? unless someone can recommend a better thread sealer with brake fluid?

    wired up the speakers and took a test drive to test the brakes after another tweak - stops much better. found the rear lines were pinched shut with the flex tube and cockeyed clamp. hoping to bolt up the skid this weekend and ready for its first smash and dash!
     
  4. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    You have to pull the carrier to replace the seal.
    I have the installer tool bud.
    Just holler (but not on Sundays) :)
     
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  5. ckruzer

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    Ok cool. I got your 8.8 flange
     
  6. ckruzer

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    Doh! That was a boneheaded question. Haha. Of course both shafts gotta come out to pull the carrier. Haha
     
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  7. ckruzer

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    Got the truck tagged. Rated for 26k GC or less. Woot! Back to trailer planning.

    Picked up spare front shafts. Need to locate rears. Then ready for first trail after giving everything a once over.

    Still need to rewire the dash, soldering ***every*** connection this time. Gunna use some delphi connections i have in stock now, this time. Picked up two 5 point harnesses. Need to grab some flanges from @Barnes 4wd and need to putt a upper and lower crossmember on the B pillar for the harness mounting. Going to leave out the sub belt for now until i have the A pillar and floor grid welded in.

    Still need to diagnose/fix this gas guage issue. Going to need to drop the tank at some point and figure something else out. Im tempted to just let it be for now, and go to a fuel cell when Im ready to stretch the rear with different leafs and link the front (im thinking next summer for this).

    And the journey continues....
     
  8. ckruzer

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    A super chill upgrade for trail outings

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  9. ckruzer

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    3980 lbs

    o_O
     
  10. orange150

    orange150 Well-Known Member

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    400lbs over my stock drivetrain CJ. Doesn't seem bad to me!
     

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  11. Scooter402

    Scooter402 Rest in pieces

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    Dude, this bitch is hot. I've only skimmed a few pages, but next time I have a minute, I'm gonna have to read this thing cover to cover.
     
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  12. ckruzer

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    @Scooter402 thanks man! Lots planned for it stages. Gunna rock out these 3/4 ton axles while I do all the other stuff.

    @orange150 I’m shocked but not really but gives me hope with all future upgrades I’ll be under 5k
     
  13. ckruzer

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    Halted trailer plans for the time being. Gunna be in a the 'Drive In / Drive Out' club probably until next summer.

    Had hoped to make it to the SHOP, but ended up making it a much enjoyed family day. Got doors off and waiting for the next house guest to voluntell into helping to remove the hardtop. Then will be welding in teh harness crossmembers and get the diff axle seal replaced.
     
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  14. XJsavage

    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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    Give me about a week for mine to get tags/insurance on it and I'll be road tripping it to assville. By way of @Paul house, of course. An elephant never forgets, unless said elephant is drunk on a riverbank somewhere. The cool club bar has been set.
     
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  15. ckruzer

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    heck yeah @XJsavage

    in other news..

    bought an atlas today.... for the woman

     

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  16. ckruzer

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    Finally getting around to the inner axle seals.

    They were not torn or anything. But they are sort of... stretched it seems. Hmm. Goin by Napa tomorrow.

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  17. XJsavage

    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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    I see you figured out how to get it in the garage.
     
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  18. ckruzer

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    I can drive right in and out with no top. With the hard top on I have to unlatch the garage door and push it up higher and block it open with a piece of wood and then it drives in fine with hardtop. Fairly easy considering lol
     
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  19. ckruzer

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    Got new seals in this time. And got one side done and spindle done on the other side.

    Also. Side note. Figured out why I’ve always had trouble getting the snap rings on the axle shaft,,, there were two seals on the spindle!!! You can see one of the extras in the catch pan. Amazing how something so little can cause so much aggravation.

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  20. ckruzer

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    Welp. Axle is back together. Now need to lap the brake line fittings and get this leak fixed. Skid plate on. Tighten 4wd shifter. Harness crossmembers. And then go have some fun!
     
  21. ckruzer

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    Seat belts installed. Brake master leak fixed. Axle seals are done. All ready for first putting mid next week.

    Found out the hard way the stock skid plate bolt holes are rotted. Gunna need to figure something different out.
     
  22. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    Hole saw FTW.
     
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  23. paradisePWoffrd

    paradisePWoffrd Recovering Project Junkie

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    X2. Either drill the nuts out from the bottom or side, replace. And weld new plate in.
     
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  24. ckruzer

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    So hole saw the side of the rail and then drill out the old and weld in new nuts? Should I plate over the access hole or leave it?
     
  25. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    Yes and yes.
    Holler at me if ya need to bud
     
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