Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by 73 cj5, Jul 25, 2019.
Well I feel pretty good about this. The frame didn't break in half from the weight of the engine/transmission.
There's quite a bit of belly clearance. I could actually flush mount the transmission crossmember after cutting out most of the floor.
Never seen a portable mill? Here's mine..
Ok, NOW I understand what the issue was.
New to me.
I changed my mind again . 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.
How the heck are you getting so much rain? Hardly any rain here in two months.
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.
I love my D20 with terra lows.......
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.
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
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.
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.
@millennium falcon puller in action. I used anti seize on the threads of the forcing screw.
I was surprised to see this here already. Should be fine for a stock jeep.
That's what I have in the front of mine, no complaints here. Obviously selectable would be amazing but $$$
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.
I have no regrets about buying this tool at the moment. Removed the pinion and carrier bearings without destroying them or the shims.
What company makes that tool?
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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