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    • Mike Shull
      Mike Shull replied to the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build.
      Thanks again, @matzell and @DangerNoodle. It looks like I will be working at the chalkboard for part of the weekend.
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      Mike Shull reacted to matzell's post in the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build with Like Like.
      I have 2.25" 7075 lowers in the rear and 2.50" 7075 in the front. Yes solid. I had them machine a hex on the ends so I can use a wrench to hold them. The other way is just have the put in wrench "flats" and use an adjustable. You should be...
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      Mike Shull reacted to DangerNoodle's post in the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build with Like Like.
      I've used the 2" links from WOD. They work great. Way stronger, easier to use, and they look really good as well. I used 9/16 on my uppers, and 5/8 on my lowers IIRC.
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      Mike Shull reacted to matzell's post in the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build with Like Like.
      The zink is more likely to seize on the bolt. Anti-seize helps but I have had to cut bolts out to get things apart. look into aluminum links, Branik makes nice ones, or Wide Open Design. The steel ones, even 2" .250 wall can easily bend...
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      Mike Shull replied to the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build.
      We are talking bolt size. I am using 5/8 currently and I may stick with that instead of 3/4. I’ll make a decision this weekend. You are helping the economy! I hadn’t even considered aluminum links until now. They must be solid aluminum? What...
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      Mike Shull reacted to DangerNoodle's post in the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build with Haha Haha.
      Ha, I usually try to get up by 6:30. I'm sometimes good at it. :rofl:
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      Mike Shull replied to the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build.
      You were up early this morning!
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      Mike Shull replied to the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build.
      3/4 it is. I had stainless steel misalignment spacers on my old steering, which was installed for 20 years. It looks like the Ruffstuff kits only have the option for zinc spacers. What is the drawback with using zinc spacers? Thanks for the tip!
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      Mike Shull reacted to DangerNoodle's post in the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build with Like Like.
      9/16 is the size I went with.
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      Mike Shull replied to the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build.
      I am getting ready to purchase my 4-link and 3-link kit. What size of misalignment bolts would you all use?
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      Mike Shull reacted to GLTHFJ60's post in the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build with Like Like.
      I'm using a 205 rear output mount from nwf. X2 what Matt said, you really need something.
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      Mike Shull replied to the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build.
      Disregard. The inspection cover mount would be too low for my setup. Thanks for the links. I like the TMR mount.
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      Mike Shull replied to the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build.
      @matzell, what are your thoughts about an inspection plate mount? https://dffabrication.com/ols/products/atlas-transfer-case-mount/v/TLS-TRN-CS-MNT-TLS-MNT
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      Mike Shull reacted to matzell's post in the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build with Like Like.
      Something like this: Atlas Support Ring - https://www.wideopendesign.com/wide-open-design-atlas-support-ring or this...
    • Mike Shull
      Mike Shull replied to the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build.
      Thanks for the tip, @matzell. I had planned on putting a t-case mount as well though I am reconsidering it based on guidance from AA. They told me that they have had a few Atlases come back with broken tail housings around the area where a rear...
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      Mike Shull reacted to matzell's post in the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build with Wow Wow.
      Be sure to put a support on the back of the t-case. You will snap the back of the transmission if not. I have done it!
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      Mike Shull replied to the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build.
      Transmission mount is done. Next up are the scab plates for the frame extension.
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      Mike Shull reacted to bluehawk's post in the thread Builds Project Lockjaw-1973 Fj40 on Tons with Like Like.
      Rear floor section cut out and new getting mocked in place
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      Mike Shull replied to the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build.
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      Mike Shull replied to the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build.
      I used body hammers initially and it looked good until I noticed that I had popped the welds on the bottom of the tank. I’ll jump back on the tank before the tub goes on.
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      Mike Shull replied to the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build.
      I’ve put my fuel system on hold. The tank that is in my Cruiser is from an early 90s 2-door S-10 Blazer. This tank might work for an axle in the stock configuration but it will not clear my axle as it is bigger and further back than stock. I’ve...
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      Mike Shull reacted to bluehawk's post in the thread Builds Project Lockjaw-1973 Fj40 on Tons with Like Like.
      Floor is spot welded in and drivers side panel is getting burnt in. Almost there, ran out of time today.
    • Mike Shull
      Mike Shull replied to the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build.
      Oops, my bad. I need to remember to reference your signature line. I’ll experiment a bit more tomorrow.
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      Mike Shull replied to the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build.
      First test fit. The Atlas is about 1/2” away from the right frame rail when clocked at 7 degrees. @DangerNoodle, do you remember what angle that you clocked your Atlas? I will aim for the next notch tomorrow to see if I have better clearance...
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      Mike Shull replied to the thread Builds 1-Ton FJ43 Build.
      @matzell, It is supposed to be but I just checked the ratios and it is actually a 5.74:1 with 2.11:1 main case ratio as noted on the case and 2.72:1 front case. The 2.11:1 ratio wasn’t an option so I’m not quite sure how that worked out but I am...
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