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Unread 02-01-2006, 12:10 AM   #1
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Home made Posi-lock

I was wondering who has made the home made posi lock and how well it has held up so far the only write up for it that i have found is from http://home.earthlink.net/~stevenschreiber/cabledis.htm does anybody have any other write ups on something similar???
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Unread 02-01-2006, 03:27 PM   #2
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All I've got left to do is make a handle for the cable and I'll have all the peices I need.
Going to weld up a handle tommorow at work time permiting. Mine does differ a bit from that write up, but not much. As far as wuality goes, I'm going to have to wait and see, but in all honesty, it can't be worse than dealing with the vac system that I keep having problems with.
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Unread 02-01-2006, 03:53 PM   #3
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I just made a posilock for my jeep a couple of weeks ago.. For the handle I used a Toyota pick up emergency brake handle (The ratcheting kind) and mounted it right under my speedo.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4.../100_02041.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4.../100_02031.jpg

Let me know if you need any help...
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Unread 02-01-2006, 06:27 PM   #4
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MCJeeper,
I put a post for my project done on my jeep. Unfortunately I lost my jeep by accident before I complete the operator's side (lever at drivers seat), but I tried to explain as detail as possible to work on shifter housing.
Mine was 87 4cylinder YJ.
Here is a link..
Good luck.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/my-home-made-posi-lok-part1-144459/
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/my-home-made-posi-lok-part2-144461/
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Unread 02-01-2006, 06:28 PM   #5
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I'm interested to see how this works out for you guys. I bought one of the kits and it is really heavy duty. After shifting it in and out a few times I'm not sure that a bike cable is going to hold up
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Unread 02-01-2006, 10:10 PM   #6
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black 87 that looks good so far what parts did you use to make it. Also what levers have people used for the posi lock.
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Unread 02-02-2006, 03:33 PM   #7
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(just in case you missed it) The Toyota E-brake handle was perfect for mine. When you pull it out, it ratchets and locks in the out position (4WD engaged). then to disengage, you just twist the handle and push back in. Mine cost 15 bucks from a junk yard and it is much more sturdy than the el cheapo handles that I found in auto parts stores.
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Unread 02-08-2006, 07:02 AM   #8
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How long did this take for you to make? I'm looking at having to do mine soon.
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Unread 02-08-2006, 08:48 AM   #9
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I made mine before winter using the locking choke cable from napa, the cable is plenty srong.all the other parts stores had cheap cables and handles. I have used it all winter in wisconsin so it gets quite a bit of use. Reliablity is awesome. when I first installed it I didnt attach the cable well enough to the shoft fork and it pulled out one icy evening. I went home and reattached the cable through the shift fork more securely and havent had a problem since.
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Unread 02-08-2006, 10:10 AM   #10
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I made mine before winter using the locking choke cable from napa, the cable is plenty srong.all the other parts stores had cheap cables and handles. I have used it all winter in wisconsin so it gets quite a bit of use. Reliablity is awesome. when I first installed it I didnt attach the cable well enough to the shoft fork and it pulled out one icy evening. I went home and reattached the cable through the shift fork more securely and havent had a problem since.
How long of a choke cable did you buy. and how did you attach it to the Shift fork
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Unread 02-08-2006, 01:27 PM   #11
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I built one of these using the how to for my 93 YJ, worked great....never had a bit of trouble. Another nice thing is being able to use 2wd low range
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Unread 02-08-2006, 01:32 PM   #12
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I'm thinking I might have mine adjusted wrong. I have to really give it a pull and often times slowly go forward before it will pull all the way out and engage.

Is this how yours are working too?
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Unread 02-08-2006, 02:08 PM   #13
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Mine took a few evenings after work to from start to finish. I had a lot of trial and error that made it take a little longer. What took the longest was the mods I had to make to the handle I used so that it would fit where I wanted it.

As far as attaching the cable to the shift fork...

You need to buy a cable stop at the hardware store. They slide onto the end of the cable and crimp on the end so that it doesn't slide through the hole. Buy a few of them because you may need to make some cable adjustments to fine tune.

1. drill a hole into the inboard side of the shift motor cover.

2. drill a hole into the center of the shift fork. (Just big enough for the cable to thread through.)

3. thread the cable through the motor cover, then through the spring, then through the fork and crimp a cable stop to the end of the cable so that it can't slide back through.

Check out this link...it gives pretty good pics and descriptions...
http://home.earthlink.net/~stevenschreiber/cabledis.htm

keep us posted on progress...
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Unread 02-08-2006, 03:45 PM   #14
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This seems pretty easy. What does the store bought Posi-loc offer that the homemade one doesn't as far as performance goes.
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Unread 02-08-2006, 04:54 PM   #15
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A higher price tag...
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