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  • silver_bullet
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    VERY FUNNY....PLEASE, back to our regular scheduled programming....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    you joke, but then you can't take a joke.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    what the hell is it with portals? it creates more stress on your axles, tubes, and axle Cs all for not much lift. Not just that but you've now added more unsprung weight. Best of all, it limits the size of tire you can run because of the leverage a larger tire puts on an axle (now an axle with more leverage at its weakest point).... which is kind of funny because the limit means you get less lift then if you simply go to a bigger tire.....

    and before you say "but it gives you better gearing" don't forget we have the technology to put a doubler at the transfer case thus giving you all the gears your little heart desires.... all without the unsprung weight issue.

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  • silver_bullet
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    your frustration is understood, but I was just being facetious....
    Last edited by silver_bullet; June 7, 2018, 03:21 AM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by silver_bullet View Post
    ...It's a conspiracy!!
    d'uh!!!! It's all Dan Barlow's fault. This thread was doing just fine until he questioned the upgrades....

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  • silver_bullet
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    ...It's a conspiracy!!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    ugh, suppliers. Not to be outdone by anyone, Amazon sent me the wrong hubs....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I'll never understand why supplies don't tell the truth.... that is all.

    Parts arriving today, tomorrow and next week from different suppliers so the 'identity' is fully obscured....

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  • silver_bullet
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    Hard work and due diligence pays dividends!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    checking clearances



    like this clearance

    fixed

    line up, clean up


    weld up


    and it fully turns


    one of the big reasons for this effort is to get a better turning radius at full stuff.... once I get the parts for the high-steer cross shaft (probably Thursday), this bit is done then onto all the other stuff

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I think I know what happened to the hub. I should have figured a way to put the lock on

    as you can see, the 2nd ring isn't visible but the 1st ring is almost too far out. Fortunately there is a fix, cut the inner shaft down a bit




    time to fix the panhard

    cut and move back



    in no particular order, pictures

    a fun treat was every single bung was frozen solid to the TREs..





    high angle TREs (note the notch?) - yeah there was one issue.



    so I'm waiting on steering parts, tomorrow I'll finish the panhard and maybe get working on the seat belt bar on the cage.... presuming I can find the rest of the belts...

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Thanks for sharing!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    the problem, there is wear where there shouldn't be wear

    basically, I think I was supposed to cut 1/4" off the stub shaft and put the circlip on the inner ring


    see the two cuts? I think the outer one needs to be cut off


    of all 4 major pieces, this is the only one that is undamaged

    and there is breakage inside... probably because the hub was full of aluminum from the wear

    the short of this is I think (going to check with Carl at Nitro tomorrow) I didn't shorten the stub shaft.... but since it's darn hard to add splines back, a phone call will happen before the chop saw happens.
    I may, tomorrow, go to Olympic and get a couple parts - while I'm at it I may see if I can't piece together some new-to-me hubs. These hubs are a hybrid and still not sure they work for this application.



    Hub assembly

    press the new studs in

    then press the pins in

    it's funny, growing up, my dad (still owns) owned a sheet metal fab shop and has a 200 ton 12' press brake. We never had a hydraulic press....


    front reassembly

    if anyone is doing this - do not put the high steer arm or studs on before you attach the hub
    and a problem

    I put the panhard mount in the way of the cross shaft... oops
    I have most of the parts to move it... only thing I don't have is the threaded bushings.... not just that, but I don't like the heims on the panhard so I'm going to replace those with something lined and lubable.



    so there's the steering connected, if I must, I can get the truck off the lift - that said, I want to finish this before I do.... the biggest problem now is the panhard is no longer parallel to the steering arm (bump steer issues arise from that). With that said, this is going to make this even more of a joy to drive and, bonus, allow me to turn sharply when a wheel is stuffed



    and I'll put the shorter arm back on to quicken the steering


    a good view of the next things I'm fixing



    thanks for following






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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    moving forward
    knocked the studs out, then decided to buy new ones.... so 2 day wait for that.... but got forward

    so easy with the right tool


    might as well lube the upper ball joint


    all apart and waiting on the studs


    back to this.

    the decision is I'm going to use the parts of this, but attach it to the the tow points - it's just not what I want, so making something new is the better choice

    also bought some spare wires


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  • silver_bullet
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    For what you're doing with the FJ, full floaters are the only way to go.... and you build 'em like I prefer to...beefy is good...bullet proof is better...

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