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  • silver_bullet
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    Hoping this works for you!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    so here it was leaking



    coming from the hub


    which is good and bad - what happened was the bolts backed off again. On a whim, I measured the bolt depth.... the bolts were too long... ah ha, I said. And I fixed it
    then cleaned the wheel and washed it

    the end for now

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    hopefully Sunday I can get this to stop leaking (again)

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    the seal is leaking again.... ugh.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    For those who remember back - I traded a trailer for the axles that are under this rig.


    there were some who didn't think it was a good deal. They're no longer following along, and since this is going to be a quick build, I'll simply put it here

    I finally simply bought new, 3500# axles, all in I'll have $900 in this build - I bought the channel about the time I traded the trailer, that set me back $100 for 7 20' 2x3 channel....
    it's going to be 6x16 - it may actually tilt, to be honest I haven't quite decided. It will have running boards and fenders I can drive over. As I am awash in Jeep wheels (5 on 5), that is what is going on it


    and I'm going to build another trailer once this one is done then one more.... when we move, I'm going to move using 20' shipping containers. According to Evergreen, they weigh 5000 lbs dry so this trailer just won't be enough

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    only Buick's ankle. Silly dog was in the Suburban, resting, and somehow managed to sprain an ankle.

    We did learn something, though. I have a Smittybilt inclinemeter that gives how much you lean. It's really cute, has a Jeep MB figure on it to indicate pitch and roll. I pegged it in every single direction without ending up on the top. The guy that was driving in one picture came up with a reasonable explanation as to why it'd indicate 'roll' when I didn't, in fact, roll. It's for a Jeep - thus, it's not accurate for FJ40s (aka Foreign Jeeps)... seems plausible to me, so I'm running with it.

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  • silver_bullet
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    Looks like you had a great time....any casualties?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Fun weekend.... After discussion with a friend who drove the '40 this weekend, we decided that the smittybilt inclinometer doesn't work for '40s. I pegged it in all 4 directions and couldn't roll it. We decided it was designed for Jeeps (because it has a Jeep stick drawing on the gauge), not '40s
    temp driver







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  • silver_bullet
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    Like that new steering wheel!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    time to fix important things... like the horn


    fixed


    bolt down storage space


    with the spare on, it's ready to go

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    towbar installed, now correctly

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I traveled to the future... here ya go



    I'm leading a group somewhere I've been before

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  • silver_bullet
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    pix pls....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Friday and Saturday

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