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Old 01-04-2007, 10:48 AM
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I've had to tide myself over with some on my bender.

http://www.offroadfabnet.com/forums/...p?t=354&page=3

No new progress yet, wich is very irritating, but not a whole lot you can do if the money is not there!!
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:18 AM
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Not much of an update but I ordered one of these from Balistic Fab.
$42.49 with shipping
http://ballisticfabrication.3dcartst...p_24-1165.html
I will be using this peice in conjunction with the rear axle truss and mounting locations for the upper links.
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:58 PM
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Been a while but im trying to keep up the progress, It seams that I post alot of pic's on the site and am right on the limit. So I've set up an album here wich ill be throwing pic's into.

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/smashmet...60762331602085

I finally picked up the rotors for the 14 bolt disk brake swap.

New GM 3/4 4x4 front rotors $50.56 after tax or $24.99 Ea, from AutoZone.

So between the caliper brakets and the calipers I have $104.65 into a disk brake swap.
I also scored a Dana 60 4:56 ratio 35 spline detroit locker New, for $500.00. A local fella here purchased the wrong one and dident realize it untill he tryed to install it.

The fabing will begin soon I've also ordered all of the rod ends for the rear 4 link and a couple more brackets fron Balistic Fab!
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:43 PM
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The hole flaring begins!

I had to spruce up the brackets I recieved from Balistic Fab! It's saved me a bunch of time purchasing pre fabed brackets so I have time detail things.

Before
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/smashmet...04235258032/43

After
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/smashmet...04235282730/44

It's saved me a bunch of time purchasing pre fabed brackets so
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:04 PM
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Go figure !



cool!
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Old 03-03-2007, 01:14 PM
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Great build. Not very often do I read one end to end, but it was worth it.
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Old 03-03-2007, 02:11 PM
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Thanks! Im always making progress, just not quit as fast as I would like.

Todays update: I picked up a top shift, gear driven T-case out of a 87 picked up for $75. I have plans for some lower gears in the case to help get this project rolling!

I've been adding some aditional strength to the 14 bolts diff cover as well! it should be a little diffrent than a few have seen, just for the fact that Im making use of my scrap pile to put it together. Ill get some picks up later!
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Old 03-04-2007, 04:36 PM
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whats the Diff!!!!!!

Well it's later, Manufactered from all of the scrap I had laying around and probably one of the more time consuming projects yet! Of course it I couldent call it mine if it dident have some flared holes in it! I think this may be a first!

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/smashmet...04261405656/50

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/smashmet...04261397441/51

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/smashmet...04261391226/52

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/smashmet...04261405692/54

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/smashmet...04261432114/56

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/smashmet...04261406430/57

Enjoy!!
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Old 03-05-2007, 07:42 PM
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I love the diff cover, and it has your personal touch which makes it even better.
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Old 03-05-2007, 10:06 PM
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Quote:
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I love the diff cover, and it has your personal touch which makes it even better.
Now that I stand back and look at it I ask my self, why in the world did I spend so much time working on something thats probably going to get bashed up! I spent alot of time hand forming the flared peices to fit the diff cover.
I have also learned that when your doing meticulous parts like this, a tig welder would make things look much better and more uniform.
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:27 AM
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Cool lookin cover Smash! hopefully it won't get beat up right away on the trail.
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:07 PM
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That is a sweet cover smash. Great work as always!
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:16 PM
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Allright now it's time to get busy! I've got tubing!!!!

2 ea 18', 2"x.120 wall DOM
2 ea 18', 1.75"x.120 wall DOM
1 ea 22.5', 1.75x.375 wall DOM
2 ea 18', 1.5"x.120 wall DOM

Grand Total $599.86...............................ouch! that one really bit the pocket book.

Also picked up a 1 1/4"-12 tap on E-bay for $11.47 with shipping to aid in cutting some threads for these link ends. I believe that I will probably just take them to a machine shop to have it done. I'll have to find a drill bit that is 1 11/64's to do the job. I don't think it will be easy finding a drill bit this size that will fit in a 1/2" chuck, most will probably be tapered.
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:16 PM
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Allright I had take the rod ends to the machine shop after about a good 2 hours of trying to cut threads into one rod end I said screw it!
$72 bucks and about 4 days later I now have threads in all my rod ends, now it's onto welding the rod ends on the opposite side as the threads and getting everything in place. More on that later!


But first can any one tell me what this is? I just picked up the hole set up, put together but never used. I think it will take care of a few of my gearing problems that I have been a little concerned about!
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:31 PM
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dana300 doubler of some sort?
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:34 PM
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That would be a yota/D300 combo
Im looking into either the yota or 231 to D300... damn expensive adapters
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:35 PM
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Right-O! It's a Toyota to dana 300 adapter made by Ott Industries
http://www.ottindustries.com/dana300.htm

I was looking into doing some kind of doubler, I've been balls deep in just trying to get it sitting on all 4 tires to be too concerned with it though. Untill I spyed this babe! All assembled just as you see it in the pic, I got it for $800. Not a screaming deal but this will insure I Don't have 1/2 and 1/2 toyota/ american style drive lines. Everything is there other than the dana 300 shifter (I have an extra yota case shifter laying around) and I won't need to search around for transfer cases to bolt together. And another bonus, It can be clocked!!! unlike a full toyota doubler.
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:18 PM
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It Flexes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally finished up tacking everything into place and was able to cycle everything through. I just had one hang up with my coil buckets there kinda in the wrong place, seams i've added a bit more to the wheel base than I had inticapaited. I was shooting for 107" but seams I may have hit 108.5"

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/smashmet...04313233717/59
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/smashmet...04313207216/60
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/smashmet...04313215272/66
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/smashmet...04313234286/67

After I get my coil bucket situation figured out Ill pull it out and do a final weld on everything.
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Old 04-08-2007, 09:21 PM
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Allright figured out how I was going to take care of my coil perches on the axle side while adding some flare!

Before: It was completly in the wrong place and I needed to add side height some where
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/smashmet...04313242826/70

After: Got it where I needed and was able to add the height that was required to make my current springs work.
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/smashmet...04319525320/72
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/smashmet...04319525356/73
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Old 04-08-2007, 09:26 PM
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That axle is sweet!
When will it be ready to be picked up?
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