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The new clutch seems to be working good...

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Deep South Cruisers, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. Deep South Cruisers

    Deep South Cruisers 1978 FJ40 ~ 283 V8

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    Kaaaa-BOOM ;p
     
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    ka-boom is right.
    nice job!! ;)
    need a extra? got some for sale. ;)
     
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    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Nice weld...
     
  4. Deep South Cruisers

    Deep South Cruisers 1978 FJ40 ~ 283 V8

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    The tube is much thinner than I expected AND yes, it appears there was poor penetration on the weld.

    2bad, this is about 3" longer than stock or I'de consider buying yours. Are all rear 40 shafts slip splined? Should I look for a Fj60 shaft with a CV joint since re-tubing and balancing is going to cost me around $100?

    all opinions appreciated.
     
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    All I did to make mine was to use some 1 3/4" dia x .083 wall DOM tubing. Cut my driveshafts in half and sleeved the old tube into the new. Take out a small section if you are shortening. This will be a tight fit, but not press fit. Works like a champ.

    Thanks to Gary Brandt for that little tidbit.
     
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    2badfjs

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    deep south, ive got a cv rear axle that you could have built.
    prolly just have it cut down and weldeed up.
    measure your bolt pattern for me and i'll see if the one end that has a flange is the same,
    i'll make you a deal on the cv shaft if you want...
     
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    Deep South Cruisers 1978 FJ40 ~ 283 V8

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    thanks 2bad, I'll let you know, I'm looking into a spring over :grinpimp:
     
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    TJDIV Back in The U.P.

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    is that what you'd call an Alabama Slammer?


    Where are all your secret camping area pictures from this summer?
     
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    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    that was not the tubes fault. It was the welders fault.

    Who did the weld?

    I would take it back to them...
     
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    Deep South Cruisers 1978 FJ40 ~ 283 V8

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    ;) no so secret anymore

    We had the family and friends up for a air show on the 30th :beer:
     
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    Deep South Cruisers 1978 FJ40 ~ 283 V8

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    NOT trusting those guys again Mace, there's a real driveline shop about 1 hour away.

    Pics of the camping spot...
     
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    Deep South Cruisers 1978 FJ40 ~ 283 V8

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    keg -o- beer, BBQ and free entertainment
     
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    What grill?
     
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    You dont see that beeeeutiful Smokey Joe's grill?

    That's what I told the wife I was taking a picture of anyway ;) :cheers:
     
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    should she be in the cheerleader thread?

    OH YEAH, WHAT GRILL?
     
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    TJDIV Back in The U.P.

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    yase!
     
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    dgangle total rice SILVER Star

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    Try Big Moe's in Fairfield @ 205-780-6206. They have done multiple mods to my LC CV & non CV stuff with great results. Much less $$$ than Birmingham spring too. Make sure to double check the spin balance as they did have a small error in balancing one for me some time ago.