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11-22-2012 12:25 PM
DudeMan
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Originally Posted by surfishjoe View Post
Nice work dudeman, thanks for the pics very informative thread.
You are welcome. I learned a lot from folks on here. Couldn't have done it without them.
11-22-2012 12:15 PM
surfishjoe Nice work dudeman, thanks for the pics very informative thread.
11-20-2012 03:16 PM
DudeMan
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Originally Posted by rocktoy View Post
Thats about right


If you start collecting part's little by little it doesnt sting as much when its time
Well, if I decide to do it. I'll be sure to have you folks on here help me with a check list for parts collecting.

Until then, I gotsta git out there and break in these new gears.
11-20-2012 02:27 PM
rocktoy
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Originally Posted by DudeMan View Post

Jordan says he gives me a year
Thats about right


If you start collecting part's little by little it doesnt sting as much when its time
11-20-2012 11:56 AM
DudeMan Ha. Chances are...I'll do the same. But it's definitely not in the near future. Those type of mods are gonna have to wait til I have a garage. And that's a few years away yet.

For the record...I'd love to SAS it. But it's just too early for that.

Jordan says he gives me a year
11-20-2012 11:22 AM
rocktoy I swore I was staying IFS, after swapping balljoints, idler arms and running a open front so I wouldnt break CV's I caved in.
11-20-2012 06:15 AM
DudeMan
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Originally Posted by rocktoy View Post
Whats next now? Time for a SAS
Ha. I wondered who would be the first to mention that.

Nah...not sure I ever will, but...who knows.

Maybe once I get sick of destroying cv's and ball joints, but we'll see.
11-19-2012 06:45 PM
rocktoy Whats next now? Time for a SAS
11-19-2012 11:07 AM
Rodge
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Originally Posted by jamarquardt22 View Post
You forgot to say when the dents didn't matter any more
Believe it or not it took my brain some time to realize that!
11-19-2012 07:06 AM
DudeMan
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Originally Posted by Rodge View Post
I didn't mean it like that. What I should have said is now you're truck is going to be able to go a lot of places you yourself aren't comfortable going to yet. I say this because when I first started wheeling my 85 I was very uncomfortable going some of the places it was capable of going.

Until I started getting a feel for it I was rather timid behind the wheel. It took a few people on here and many hours behind the wheel until I realized what the truck was really capable of.
I know...I's just messin with ya. I'll still be timid for a while I'm sure. It's still my DD so I don't wanna destroy it too much just yet. But I plan on getting a company van that will get me to work and back soon. That'll be nice

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Originally Posted by jamarquardt22 View Post
You forgot to say when the dents didn't matter any more
That...I'm sure...will have a lot to do with it as well.
11-18-2012 04:06 PM
jamarquardt22 You forgot to say when the dents didn't matter any more
11-18-2012 03:49 PM
Rodge
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Originally Posted by DudeMan View Post
Well...it's good to hear from you "RED"...but ouch!! But you're right. Now I can grow into it.
I didn't mean it like that. What I should have said is now you're truck is going to be able to go a lot of places you yourself aren't comfortable going to yet. I say this because when I first started wheeling my 85 I was very uncomfortable going some of the places it was capable of going.

Until I started getting a feel for it I was rather timid behind the wheel. It took a few people on here and many hours behind the wheel until I realized what the truck was really capable of.
11-18-2012 09:34 AM
DudeMan You mean around the two front shifters? Yes. There is a stock rubber (dual boot) cover I re- used that's under the trim.
11-18-2012 08:06 AM
jamarquardt22 Nice and clean looking. Did you use a real boot under the trim or is that open
11-17-2012 03:46 PM
DudeMan Got back at er this afternoon to close up floor board and chop up console.

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11-16-2012 10:05 AM
DudeMan
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Originally Posted by rocktoy87 View Post
I dont wheel. you're already ahead I really need to get one rig DONE so I can get out
Well, sounds like you know what to do
11-16-2012 09:36 AM
rocktoy87
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Originally Posted by DudeMan View Post

That being said...not sure I'll ever be able to hang with you guys.

Thanks guys.
I dont wheel. you're already ahead I really need to get one rig DONE so I can get out
11-16-2012 06:26 AM
DudeMan
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Originally Posted by rocktoy87 View Post
you're welcome on the tech support . glad you learned some stuff, and you will love it. You do know its all down hill from here right?
Ha. Thanks man. You were very helpful.

And yeah I kinda figured this is the "real" first step. But my truck is still too new to be banging around just yet. But I'm sure once I get that first big dent in the sheet metal....I won't be so gentle.

That being said...not sure I'll ever be able to hang with you guys.

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Originally Posted by jamarquardt22 View Post
Hum. Better check that again. A quart used to be what we used before the oil used the tail housing of the tranny.
Yeah I did the other night. Put another quart in her. Seems about right now. I'll keep my eye on it.

Thanks guys.
11-16-2012 03:16 AM
jamarquardt22
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Originally Posted by DudeMan View Post
That's what I did...but it was only a quart. Just didn't seem like much to me.
Hum. Better check that again. A quart used to be what we used before the oil used the tail housing of the tranny.
11-15-2012 07:05 PM
rocktoy87 you're welcome on the tech support . glad you learned some stuff, and you will love it. You do know its all down hill from here right?
11-15-2012 03:54 PM
DudeMan
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Originally Posted by Rodge View Post
Congratulations, you're truck is now more capable than you are! Have fun, wheeling's going to be a lot more enjoyable now that you can crawl!
Well...it's good to hear from you "RED"...but ouch!! But you're right. Now I can grow into it.

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Originally Posted by jamarquardt22 View Post
Half way is plenty. I used to fill mine until it ran out the fill hole. It was probably really overfilled a little.
That's what I did...but it was only a quart. Just didn't seem like much to me.
11-15-2012 03:37 PM
jamarquardt22 Half way is plenty. I used to fill mine until it ran out the fill hole. It was probably really overfilled a little.
11-15-2012 03:25 PM
Rodge Congratulations, you're truck is now more capable than you are! Have fun, wheeling's going to be a lot more enjoyable now that you can crawl!
11-15-2012 08:28 AM
DudeMan No, haven't tested it yet. Pretty anxious to though. I might take a little trip this weekend near my house and give er a go.

Is there a break in period for those gears? Should I run it for a couple hundred miles then drain/re-fill with fresh oil?

Also, the fill plug is pretty low on that case. Barely fills up halfway. That ok?



Guess I better change my signature now ...Done
11-15-2012 07:17 AM
jamarquardt22 Well. Have you tested it? Impressions?
11-15-2012 06:30 AM
DudeMan Well...all done. Still have the floor board wide open to keep an eye on shifter leaks and stuff. But other than that. She's all in.

Below are some pics but this is not a how to thread. I'm sure most of you know "how to" anyways.

First I marked up the holes that needed plugged and drilled out the hole that needed drilled.



Then I cleaned everything up, painted the surfaces with gasket maker, placed gasket in then bolted up tranny adapter.



Now on to t-case. That damn coupler was on there good.



Got the two cases ready, cleaned them up, sealed them, and bolted up.





Then prepared tranny. The pic below just shows the coupler. The seal extension has to go on yet. I had to plug the mount holes with JB cause they went the whole way through the housing. Got a lil sloppy with the JB.



Then, lots of other steps but it's in:



So...Looks like it went flawlessly right? Think again. Let everything set overnight then I checked it all out for leaks in the morning. Low and behold, it was leaking between the two rear adapters. Why? Well, cause I forgot to fawking seal them.

Dropped the t-case, took off rear adapter, sealed it and re-installed. Good to go. Not so fast. when I installed the second time, I torqued the bottom bolts of the stock t-case first and worked my way up without checking shifter movement. Sure enough, it was misaligned just enough to block the shift rail. I was stuck in 4lo

So the next day, dropped t-case again, scraped, cleaned, re-sealed and re-installed. This time torquing the top two bolts next to shift rail to lock that in place...tested shifter movement then worked my way down to the other bolts. Everything is operating correctly now

Finally good to go. For real this time. I guess just rookie bonehead mistakes.

But I learned a lot and that's a good thing. Even though it was the hard way.
10-21-2012 10:12 AM
DudeMan Ha. Yeah...i'm having a hard time finding the time.
10-20-2012 09:15 AM
jamarquardt22 Very good. Now on to the rest of it
10-20-2012 09:12 AM
DudeMan Finally got something done to update with:

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09-28-2012 12:40 PM
DudeMan
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Originally Posted by jamarquardt22 View Post
It looks like there is a drain hole where the lower bearing goes. Wtf? I don't remember that. Maybe Jim changed the designe to use the tranny tail housing for extra oil capacity. Maybe give him a call to find out
No need to plug the unused shift rail hole due to those lower holes in the adapter. Reason those holes are there is that on the previous models...on steep declines...those who did not plug the shift rail hole would lose oil in the tail housing and it had no way to get back in gear box. So they drilled lower holes. And...for extra oil capacity.
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