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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #350 on: May 29, 2012, 08:13:39 PM »
looks good tig.  do you have any orbital mounting pics?
just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #351 on: May 29, 2012, 08:33:48 PM »
more pics
Rare does not always mean desirable..."It's rare that I crap my pants, but it's usually not desirable"

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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #352 on: May 29, 2012, 08:34:28 PM »
Rare does not always mean desirable..."It's rare that I crap my pants, but it's usually not desirable"

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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #353 on: May 29, 2012, 08:35:02 PM »
Rare does not always mean desirable..."It's rare that I crap my pants, but it's usually not desirable"

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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #354 on: May 29, 2012, 08:35:39 PM »
Rare does not always mean desirable..."It's rare that I crap my pants, but it's usually not desirable"

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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #355 on: May 29, 2012, 08:36:10 PM »
Rare does not always mean desirable..."It's rare that I crap my pants, but it's usually not desirable"

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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #356 on: May 29, 2012, 08:36:38 PM »
thanks tig, sorry to hijack your thread chuck
just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #357 on: May 29, 2012, 08:37:57 PM »
ensure weld to case/tube. Stress and pull from steering can eventually break factory socket welds.
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #358 on: May 29, 2012, 08:43:25 PM »


sorry for hijack also.
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #359 on: June 04, 2012, 09:02:42 PM »
So after breaking both motor mounts on AA I replaced them and put a chain on both sides from the engine to the frame to keep it from happening again. I also pulled the steering column apart and peened the sliding shaft to keep my shaft from sliding out of the orbital valve again. I'm going to order the new front shocks tomorrow. :banana:
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #360 on: June 05, 2012, 12:29:51 AM »
nice :clap:
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #361 on: June 16, 2012, 05:12:39 PM »
I got the new shocks mounted up today. I have 3 inches of up travel and 11.5 down. Should be enough.
I got some little LED lights from Kevin who got them from a truck stop guy thats was looking for someone to try them out. They aren't very big but are fairly bright and free! :thumbsup: I mounted the two big ones under my hood for more lights on the front end and work lights if the hood is up. Then I mounted two little ones by the t-case and one right above the rear diff. While I was doing that I found I had more play than I wanted in the rear diff gears so I pulled it down inspected everything and reset my gears. Looks like its ready for next Saturdays run! :banana:
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #362 on: June 16, 2012, 05:34:01 PM »
Very nice
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #363 on: June 16, 2012, 06:28:30 PM »
Looking awesome guys. Nice work on both rigs. Tig, watch the ram mounts. A buddy in his buggy had a similar setup. He had issues with the ram sliding with just 2 mounts no matter how tight or how much locktight he used on the bolts. He added a 3rd clamp and eliminated the problem.

Thats sweet that you got to run elvis and AA as a shakedown.  :headbang:

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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #364 on: June 16, 2012, 08:10:02 PM »
Looking awesome guys. Nice work on both rigs. Tig, watch the ram mounts. A buddy in his buggy had a similar setup. He had issues with the ram sliding with just 2 mounts no matter how tight or how much locktight he used on the bolts. He added a 3rd clamp and eliminated the problem.

Thats sweet that you got to run elvis and AA as a shakedown.  :headbang:

Harley
Thanks Harley. Yeah running AA as a shakedown run really boosted my confidence in this rig! I wish I would have stepped up to one tons a long time ago! :dumb:
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #365 on: June 17, 2012, 10:19:13 AM »
Lookin good Chuck!
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #366 on: June 17, 2012, 06:05:58 PM »
I went out last night after dark to see how well the lights work and was really suprised how bright they are! I have no dark spots under my rig now and the lights I mounted under the hood light up the engine and front suspension when the hood is closed and when the hood is open they light up the engine area and about 10 foot in front of the rig. :thumbsup:
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #367 on: June 17, 2012, 07:47:02 PM »
thanks hoss for the heads up , i'm on it going to a 4 clamp. gonna put lights now that zilla has some and see how well they work. keep up the great posts.
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #368 on: August 21, 2013, 07:59:21 PM »
I miss this rig! :thumbsdown:

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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #369 on: August 21, 2013, 08:02:04 PM »
I miss this rig! :thumbsdown:
I sorta miss chuck  :'(
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #370 on: August 22, 2013, 02:37:40 PM »
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #371 on: August 22, 2013, 05:04:52 PM »
ouch :sick:
it was a jeep thing but all that sh** broke.

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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #372 on: August 23, 2013, 06:51:24 AM »
I talked to the guy that bought this rig a few weeks ago. He said he wheeled the crap out of it and had a blast but with winter coming tore down the rig to put the axles under a Bronco with doors and top. :'(
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #373 on: August 25, 2013, 07:32:22 PM »
I talked to the guy that bought this rig a few weeks ago. He said he wheeled the crap out of it and had a blast but with winter coming tore down the rig to put the axles under a Bronco with doors and top. :'(
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