The one ton swap thread (2 Viewers)

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Thanks Dood!

Also thinking I might pull that other PTO cover and put a fill plug in it. I know that seems redundant, but the fill plug on the other side is a “transmission-oil-in-your-eyes-and-all-over-new-shirt-pain-in-the-ass” kind of fun to get at and fill with the driveshaft in place on the opposite side. Maybe pull that tomorrow and weld a bung in or something. (Edit) crap I should just swap sides and add a fill plug so i can see easier on the other side!

Maybe get that wishbone back in if I can after dinner and make sure it still fits after taking it apart and f-ing with it to straighten and tack together again.
So the covers are not interchangeable?
 
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So the covers are not interchangeable?

They are, I just wasn’t sharp enough to think about seeing the cover with the driveshaft in till after I had it installed. I can still swap them though.

Edit: might have found a home for the exhaust I’m getting rid of

I’ve been planning on replacing my exhaust with 4” in the long term (currently 3” and mostly stainless) but the upper wishbone isn’t going to work with the 3” in place, so the 4” will go in sooner than later
 
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Some small crap today. Welded a tab on the fuel filler neck, so it doesn’t sway towards the tire, and built this thing for the H-N-L shifter. Just pulled it out of the oven and spun the handle on

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It’s a lot of f-ing around to get these things right. You take a best guess where things should be tack it together, it seems right so you burn things together, put it in and then the shifter is too close to something and the range of motion is too far. You cut and weld it back together, same thing, about third time of hacking things together it seems just right. There’s like 4 or 5 hours into this with finding the right material and tap for the grease zerk, climbing under the vehicle to get the connecting rod in the transfer arm etc.

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Some recent pics:

the hi steer arm barely cleared the wheel, but wouldn’t clear with the drag link or tie rod end on it. I took the high steer arms to a machine shop in Calgary and had them bend them, I think they will fit now. I also replaced the axle seals at the inner c’s The replacement seal changed design to seal on a different part of the inner axle shaft

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A couple more, will need to clearance the arms or knuckles, they bent too far in. Just powder coated the knucks

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Should I cut the new 4” pipe back or start a new fad?

Edit: one side done:

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my kid is a “close contact” to some other kid at her preschool, so I’m shut in till we get the COVID test results. Just started a new job and already taking days off till test gets back. I guess I’ll have tomorrow to get some front axle stuff done, and I got the bushings pressed into the upper wishbone so I gotta clearance a little steel on the upper mount and I’ll get the rear buttoned up

double edit: the high steer arms got painted gold, makes sense with the time and money ($800+) I have in to them. They are in the powder oven cooling at the moment.

had to clearance the pocket for the upper wishbone in the axle to get it in, but I did and finally bolted up

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Got them coated and bolted, thought I’d edit in another pic rather than keep bumping my own thread:

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Some delays..

was going to drill the TRE holes and borrowed a reamer, got a bit of a cold and then got the medicago vaccine and was laid out the next 4 days. Barely got out of bed or off the couch, definitely no axles laid out for drilling yet unfortunately.

the machinist.. was a bad choice.

four months after I dropped off the axle shaft to be shortened and resplined I get a text about heat treating and they can’t do it and his compressor broke whine whine whine.

edit: a shop in Calgary can do it but it (aero-tech). They also did a bunch of other stuff. Not cheap, not too expensive, quick turn around and AAA quality it seems from them.
 
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