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post #16 of 49 Old 06-08-2009, 11:24 PM
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vary vary nice man dang good work

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post #17 of 49 Old 06-08-2009, 11:31 PM
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It was certainly nice to have you along to assist/advise/pitch in wherever you could. Looking forward to our next run together.
well, I definately still have Moab on the brain! gotta go back!!!
but in the mean time, try'n to put togeather some local weekend runs up here... you're more than welcome to try to squeze in a '3 day'r' weekend anytime.
in fact, there's a good size poker run the end of this month!

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post #18 of 49 Old 06-08-2009, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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well, I definately still have Moab on the brain! gotta go back!!!
but in the mean time, try'n to put togeather some local weekend runs up here... you're more than welcome to try to squeze in a '3 day'r' weekend anytime.
in fact, there's a good size poker run the end of this month!
I appreciate the invite Randy.

My schedule is kinda full (that's an understatement) the next few weeks or else I'd try to take you up on the invite.
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post #19 of 49 Old 06-09-2009, 05:57 AM
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Very nice job, and I like your approach to try working with what you have first. I'd much rather fix up something old and have the pride that I fixed it then buy something new anyday. That is one stout dana 30 too !
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post #20 of 49 Old 06-09-2009, 05:49 PM
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Seeing the Ubolt elminator setup reminded me of early Camaros and Novas. They were SUA, with a bolt setup similar to you what you installed. One popular mod was to weld a heavy strap to the front and rear edges of the perch, then weld it to the tube. There had been several cases of drag cars shearing the perches off if you launched too hard.

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post #21 of 49 Old 06-09-2009, 06:38 PM
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Amazing job. I'm glad that hasn't happened to me or I would have just sat in a corner and cried.

Oh, I loved your trail fix.
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Thanks for the nice comments guys.

Yea, needless to say - I was a bit shocked when I discovered that the axle tube was cracked nearly all the way around. If it wasn't for the perch being there, who knows where Randy & I would have wound up if it gaveway at a seriously bad time (EG: on the edge of Moab Rim ).

We got it back out from the trail okay - but it was very slooooow in doing so. Often times I wheel with at least 1-3 wheelers who carry welders. This particular day I wasn't as fortunate, so we improvised as best we could. Hmm, that gives me an idea..... Honey - would you like to get me a Ready Welder for Fathers Day?
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That is one stout dana 30 too !
I have several coats of polish on it.
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sweet and nice write up and pictures.
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post #25 of 49 Old 06-10-2009, 12:31 AM
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nice work joe! what size lift springs are those?

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post #26 of 49 Old 06-10-2009, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. The leafs are RE's reverse eye 1.5" SOA leafs.
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How to: Vacuum Disco Elimination...
... The hard way!

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Yea, its a HPD30 and some may say; why polish it? This fix cost me a grand total of ~$30.00 for the 3x.250 DOM, including hardware. I already had everything else laying around my garage.
I don't blame you. The Warn hubs were already a serious investment in that axle. I'd hate to throw that away if it were me.

Nice write up!


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post #28 of 49 Old 06-10-2009, 08:26 AM
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This is a terrific write-up. Thanks for the great detail. (The u-bolt eliminator is a now a new item on the to-do list.)
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... The hard way!

I don't blame you. The Warn hubs were already a serious investment in that axle. I'd hate to throw that away if it were me.

Nice write up!
In hindsight, it wasn't hard, just a bit time consuming.

Yea, I could have migrated the Warn Hub Kit (with Warn inners), the ARB, 4.56 gears, Vanco Big Brake Kit, new balljoints, MORE steering, and then set-up another housing SOA & installed all that stuff. But I actually think my approach was a lot easier.

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This is a terrific write-up. Thanks for the great detail. (The u-bolt eliminator is a now a new item on the to-do list.)
Thanks.

I have had a few folks express concern about how my ubolt eliminator will work out. Basically, they were wondering if it will hold-up to the stresses I put it thru. So far, I have had it out locally twice with no issues, so I think it's fine, but I will be keeping an eye on things.

I'll probably do the other side to match now that I know how easy it is.
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post #30 of 49 Old 06-26-2009, 01:21 AM
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That's some mighty fine work, Joe!

Funny I came across this thread, because while flap disking my D30 for paint earlier today I was wondering how you could get rid of the vacuum disco in a HPD30, especially for TJ owners. Now I see how!

If I had the welding skills/ambition you have, I'd love to do the same!

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