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3b Project

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by 73 cj5, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. May 11, 2020
    Buildflycrash

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    :rofl:Portable Mill?
     
  2. May 11, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Well I feel pretty good about this. The frame didn't break in half from the weight of the engine/transmission. (y)
    There's quite a bit of belly clearance. I could actually flush mount the transmission crossmember after cutting out most of the floor.

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  3. May 11, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Never seen a portable mill? Here's mine..

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  4. May 11, 2020
    ITLKSEZ

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    Ok, NOW I understand what the issue was. :D
    New to me.
     
  5. May 12, 2020
    73 cj5

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    I changed my mind again :crazy:. Ordered 4.88's instead of the 5.38's. I am really liking the idea of a teraflex 3.15 gear set for the D20 but I've read a few negative things about them.
    Got a fuel pump delete plate cut out. Like a deformed potato. Started to replace the valve cover and adjust valves but my 1 3/8 socket is missing so I'll get to it next week after the rain stops.

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  6. May 12, 2020
    Buildflycrash

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    How the heck are you getting so much rain? Hardly any rain here in two months.
     
  7. May 12, 2020
    73 cj5

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    I don't know. It rained here for almost two months straight earlier this year. Backyard is like the dust bowl (turned the backyard into a "race track" with dirtbikes) so it won't hurt much.
     
  8. May 13, 2020
    Norcal69

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    I love my D20 with terra lows.......
     
  9. May 14, 2020
    73 cj5

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    D30 and D44 gears arrived today. Never thought I'd get so far along with this death trap. I'm running out of easy things to work on. Saving the worst for last.

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  10. May 16, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Found some decent tires for cheap but the best part was I only had to drive down the street since they guy lived in town and he has a 82 CJ. Q78-15 A bit taller than I wanted. There's supposedly a fifth tire but access is blocked by flooded roads :shrug:

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  11. May 20, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Bought some new tools just for diff work and ordered a spartan locker for the D30. 7" shackles were a perfect fit. The spring fully flat leaves me with 1.5" between the frame and spring eye.
    I had wanted to be somewhat done for jeepin the coast this year but that is a stretch.
     
  12. May 21, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Tore the D30 down. Disassembly was very easy. All you need is a good selection of hand tools and sockets. Power tools take all the grunt work out. I recommend renting or buying a pickle fork and the air hammer version is a great investment. Also you will need this.

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    @millennium falcon puller in action. I used anti seize on the threads of the forcing screw.

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    Junk.
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  13. May 22, 2020
    73 cj5

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    I was surprised to see this here already. Should be fine for a stock jeep.

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  14. May 22, 2020
    Muzikp

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    That's what I have in the front of mine, no complaints here. Obviously selectable would be amazing but $$$
     
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  15. May 22, 2020
    73 cj5

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    I agree but I wouldn't get the full use out of a selectable if I had one. D44 will have a spool. Should be fine for putting around in the woods.
     
  16. May 27, 2020 at 7:54 PM
    73 cj5

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    I have no regrets about buying this tool at the moment. Removed the pinion and carrier bearings without destroying them or the shims.
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  17. May 27, 2020 at 10:04 PM
    Oldriginal86

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    What company makes that tool?
     
  18. May 27, 2020 at 10:11 PM
    73 cj5

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    A few different companies make them. This particular one is from here. A fraction of the cost of a yukon puller but one could buy a HF 20t press for the money (which I still may do).
     
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