transfer case saver

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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
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Re: transfer case safer

I meant Saver. Sorry Typo
 
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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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http://www.tcase.homestead.com

(hope that still works)

That's what I run, no complaints...great product, and often available on EBAY.

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.
 
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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!


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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

cruzer said:
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
 
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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.
 
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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?

Pin_Head said:
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.
 
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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
 
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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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LC_Hamma said:
You can see which one is on my Cruzah & which one is just hangin' around:

You could always run them both. :flipoff2:

John Pardi does make a nifty saver.
 
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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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