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transfer case saver

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by megolfer, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. megolfer

    megolfer

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    How hard would it be to make a transfer case saver.  Also does anyone have any plans for one.  Any ideas would be great
    Thanks
     
  2. Niner

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    Re: transfer case safer

    Please explain do you mean safer or a saver?
     
  3. megolfer

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    Re: transfer case safer

    I meant Saver. Sorry Typo
     
  4. kc_chevota

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    i have the crossmember that bolts to the back of the transfer case so i just welded a piece of angle iron to the crossmember along the top of the upper access cover then used longer bolts. I dont think it will ever move.
     
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    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    I picked one up on ebay some time ago. Got a great deal on it, but haven't installed it yet. I am waiting until I am there doing something else, which will be the first week in May when I covert to a direct shift from my vacuum shift.
     
  7. cruzer

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    I just put one on this last friday night and it was great. Don was the man. I emailed him to confirm he had them instock, Paypaled him the money and i had it with in two days. Also he is running a sale right now..they are like 30 bucks plus 6 dollars S+H...i was going to fab one up but Why? for this price you get everything, painted, welded, cut, and the bolts.

    Scott-
    Got your MO yesterday...sending out the shifter parts today! Good luck!


    Stew
     
  8. Gus

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    Looks like it'd be pretty easy to fabricate, it's just two pieces of steel plate welded together with a few holes drilled in it, but as Cruzer said if they're going for only $30ish + $6 S&H, just buy one. :G
     
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    Is this type still available? If so, is there an updated link to contact the fabricator directly? :D

     
  10. Pin_Head

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    Unless you get a lot of pleasure out of working metal, there is too much labor involved in fabricating one to want to take this project on when you can buy one for $30-40.

    Cut steel.
    Accurately locate and drill 7 holes.
    Mock up and tack weld.
    Finish weld.
    Clean and paint.
     
  11. PabloCruise

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    Do they actually work?

    What do they save the t-case from?
     
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    Who makes them and where can I find one for $30-$40? Specter has them for $110. Seems a bit pricey. :confused: Any ideas?

     
  13. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    they run across the top of the t case (bolted to the top cover) and have an arm that goes through the upper tcase mounting bolt...i see em on ebay from someone who makes/markets them for about $27 quite often....i think i paid $30 for mine a few years ago
     
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    Isn't this the same product offered by JT outfitters? That other link didn't work for me. Let me know if there are other vendors as I heard JT stole the idea from someone and I'd rather give the guy who came up with the idea my money.

    Dan
     
  15. LC_Hamma

    LC_Hamma The Anti-Leafer

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    First pic is one of those cheapo dealios built from 1/8" plate you're probably referring to & may work without any problems. Second pic is John Pardi's tcase saver, constructed from 1/4" plate. You can see which one is on my Cruzah & which one is just hangin' around:
     
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    You could always run them both. :flipoff2:

    John Pardi does make a nifty saver.
     
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    dgangle total rice SILVER Star

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    Anyone with a link or contact info for the pardi plate?
     
  18. woody

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    Pardi's is a nice piece, but holy cow, they aren't given away....

    I ran the topside-only saver on my t-case for many years, combined with a thick/solid skidplate that protects the entire case. Despite busted pinions, longfields, newfields, t-case shafts, and many other items, I never once cracked the t-case housing itself.

    The "savers" are designed to keep the weak-ish stock housings from breaking. Those "cheapo dealios" are IMO a great product, priced right, and a good solution.

    AGAIN - It is my opinion that the vast majority of t-case breakage is the result of pathetic skid plates, and not the result of horsepower/torque....you thwack a chunk of alum enuf times, and it will crack. The stock plate is pathetic. Build one custom.
     
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    The link given earlier is out of date. I like the $30 price better than the $100+ price. Anyone have a new link?
     
  20. woody

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    Don no longer makes his t-case savers, believe making your own or ordering thru JT-Outfiters is your only option at this time.