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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #225 on: March 26, 2013, 07:07:03 PM »
Another update, the cage is almost complete and I'm really liking the way it's turning out I just have the two center upper bars to do. The fuel cell now has a home now and I can finally see an end to all the fab work.



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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #226 on: March 26, 2013, 09:39:22 PM »
Looks solid, can't wait to see it in action  :headbang:
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #227 on: March 29, 2013, 11:41:35 PM »
Boxing that in was a lot of work for a speaker but it also gave me a place to hide the wires for the factory doors inside. I'm going to start on the other door tonight then on to the sliders.

Creative idea. Surely it takes less space and we can adjust wires pretty well

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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #228 on: April 14, 2013, 08:34:49 PM »
Busy weekend but I didn't get as much done as I had hoped. The D60 is under the rig now but I wasn't able to get the outers done since I was missing one of the kingpin bushings and the adjuster bolt for the springless arms. I did get one of the knuckles on and an axle shaft in.



 
I did the shaved diff on the 14b and let me tell you it was a giant pain in the a**! I would have been much better off to take it to Andrew and paid him to do it. I didn't pay attention to the angle that the bottom plate mounted to the cover at and I cut it at 90 degrees and found out that was to much. I sat for a while thinking I had ruined the housing then decided to cut some plate and fill the gap to the housing. I think it turned out good after all, I still had good meat on the housing to weld to and after preheating put down some good welds and all looks good. I'm thinking about building a truss for it to strengthen it up more.








Gears set up good, it was a little confusing at first with a 1/4" of ring gear gone.


Yes boys and girls it is close. They use every bit of space for as much clearance as possible.





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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #229 on: April 14, 2013, 08:41:21 PM »
Awesome work Clint. Looks great :headbang:
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #230 on: April 14, 2013, 09:18:05 PM »
Turned out sweet Clint! Now you can do mine!

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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #231 on: April 14, 2013, 09:28:32 PM »
Turned out sweet Clint! Now you can do mine!

Thanks but I think you missed the part where I said I would have been better off to pay someone else to do it.  :rtfm: Although I did learn what not to do.
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #232 on: April 15, 2013, 05:13:37 AM »
That turned out awesome...I think we will all be lining up to have you do ours....for a case of red bull of course  :lee:
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #233 on: April 20, 2013, 07:05:29 PM »
And some more done today.






I also found out I'm going to have some clearance issues with my steering. I ordered a pitman arm with only a 2" drop and I'm going to relocate the rod ends closer to the knuckle. I'll also put an offset in the drag link so I can relieve the angle on the rod ends.


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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #234 on: April 20, 2013, 07:15:56 PM »
 :nicethread:
"if you dont want dents don"t follow !!!!!   88 toyota ,dana 60 14bolt 538s spooled , ,42s on 16inch bead locks, 4.3l v6 fuel injected,tur400 trans 203 doubler twin 205 tcase ,home brewed sas, psc full hydr steering,ect. (coming soon dana 60 rear steer)

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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #235 on: April 20, 2013, 10:28:43 PM »

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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #236 on: April 21, 2013, 08:35:54 AM »
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #237 on: April 21, 2013, 09:49:29 AM »
your moving to the point your gonna be out of our class lol .  looks good
it was a jeep thing but all that sh** broke.

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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #238 on: April 21, 2013, 10:08:09 AM »
your moving to the point your gonna be out of our class lol .  looks good
:yeahthat: keep building!
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #239 on: April 21, 2013, 01:21:47 PM »
my steering issue was similar but not nearly that close. 

looks good clint, awesome progress
just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #240 on: April 21, 2013, 02:55:43 PM »
 OK I did a little research online and came up with a good way to solve my clearance issues with my steering. I put a 2.5" saddle in my tie rod to move it away from the pit man arm. This also had another benefit in that it moved the tie rod closer to the center line of the axle which will make for a better mounting geometry for the ram assist. No worries with it bending either since it is .250 wall 1.5" DOM tubing. I also found some places online that make aftermarket tie rods similar to this or to your specifications. By not re-drilling the arms and moving the whole tie rod I will retain the leverage of the longer arm which should make the ram assist more effective than it was in the past. Now I need to bend an offset in the drag link and mount the ram and the steering will be done.






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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #241 on: April 21, 2013, 03:14:09 PM »
Nice work Clint!
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #242 on: April 21, 2013, 09:25:30 PM »
Nice Clint!!

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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #243 on: April 22, 2013, 11:48:53 PM »
hey eryc thats what i was telling you could be a option for yours.
it was a jeep thing but all that sh** broke.

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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #244 on: April 23, 2013, 09:27:29 AM »
hey eryc thats what i was telling you could be a option for yours.

and i said i didn't want to do that :lee:  i would go full hydro and sell my setup. 

just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #245 on: April 23, 2013, 12:30:51 PM »
Sell it to me!

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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #246 on: April 23, 2013, 05:09:53 PM »
hey eryc thats what i was telling you could be a option for yours.

and i said i didn't want to do that :lee:  i would go full hydro and sell my setup.
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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #247 on: April 23, 2013, 08:46:11 PM »
As soon as the new pitman arm comes in the steering will be complete and I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. I got the room I needed to clear the pitman arm, the ram now has a better advantage being able to push/pull in line with the tie rod, I didn't give up any leverage by redrilling the arms closer to the knuckle and an added bonus is everything clears the cross member without modifying it.






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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #248 on: April 23, 2013, 08:57:09 PM »
damn dude, you are perfect on everything just like normal... lol 

awesome work
just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: 84K5 build
« Reply #249 on: April 23, 2013, 09:07:41 PM »
damn dude, you are perfect on everything just like normal... lol 

awesome work
Thanks but I wouldn't say perfect, I had to fall back on my electrical experience bending conduit for that one and some internet research to make sure it would work and be safe.
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