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Unread 02-12-2011, 08:28 PM   #76
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Ok update time.
First off, friday my mini-spool for my front 44 came in. Sweet.



Next line of buisness, I headed out to the pick and pull right after work today to pull some TJ Sahara seats for my rig. I saw them last time I was there when I was getting my bellhousing and I really wanted them. My buddy has a sahara and I love his seats, plus my old YJ vinyl ones are ripped up and extremely uncomfortable. So of course I forgot about them and about three feet of snow later......I had to excavate them out The pics are deceiving, they look stained but they are just wet from the snow and ice melting, they are in really nice condition and will be even better after a cleaning, im pumped. I have them drying out right now.

I also just installed my mini spool on the kitchen counter in about 5 minutes lol:



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Unread 02-13-2011, 03:12 PM   #77
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I had posted some pics of the TJ Sahara seats I picked up but here are some much better ones. Still have a few stains on them but I expect them to clean up better when I actually use a fabric cleaner, so far I just let them dry out and then I used the wet/dry vac on them.
Regardless they are still much better than my old ripped up YJ ones.

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Unread 02-17-2011, 07:17 PM   #78
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Balistic fab order finally came in. Got D44 inner-c braces, some shock tabs and some balistic bling. Sweet.

Should be going to get my doubler welded on monday and after that's done I just have to wait on my clutch, slave cylinder and pilot bearing to come in. Clutch is shipped. Slave and pilot are backordered untill the end of the month. After that I can get the whole drivetrain in place then all that's left is re-gearing the axles and paint. 8)

I'll be going to the junkyard again saturday to pull a TJ console and e-brake assembly. And another TJ seat slider. Hopefully the TJ seats will be installed by the end of the weekend. Maybe the console and e-brake too?
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Unread 02-18-2011, 10:24 PM   #79
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Found out that my slave cylinder and pilot bearing shipped yesterday and will be here by wednesday next week. So that motivated me to get my transmission ready to bolt up.
Had to change out the front output bearing cover so I can run a external slave.

Left one came off the AX15 I had and the one on the right is the one I got from the junk yard dakota.


Inside looks nice.


Much better. The picture kind of shows it but the new cover is made of a different casting and is more heavy duty, this is because the throwout bearing slides over it.


Applied some high temp RTV and installed. And no I don't like leaks. ;D


I also got around to cleaning up the dakota bellhousing a litte bit, I swapped the CPS from my AX5 bellhousing onto the dakota bellhousing then bolted it onto the AX15. My camera ran out of batteries so more pics tomarrow problably.
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Unread 04-13-2011, 10:01 PM   #80
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I have done lots of work lately. The ax15 swap is now done. Took a while to track down a clutch disc, then I had to get the conversion bearing from advanced adapters.

Test fitting the 231doubler/d300:


Welded my balistic D44 Inner-C braces on:


Got ready to make my transmission mount. Again I have a 1" MML and BL, no cutting of the floor yet. You can see here how tucked up the trans. is in the body and frame.


I held a flat peice of steel up to get an idea as to where my skid plate will be. The steel is touching the bottom of the frame on both sides. A flat skid is barely going to work.


The red arrow shows how much room I have to make the crossmember below the transmission:


The exhaust is right up against the floor right now. I'll try to put a little bend further up the header to get it down a little and then use header wrap to cut down on heat more.


The money shot. Nothing below the bottom of the frame.
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Unread 04-13-2011, 10:05 PM   #81
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Got a deal on some Superwinch hubs for my waggy.


Drilled out the three holes neccesary to flip the 231 doubler.


Came out really nice thanks to my dremel! The case was a very snug fit in the holes, same as factory if not better.


My buddy cutting my floor out:


To keep my flat skid the doubler and d300 have to come into the floor a bit. Still haven't cut for the d300 yet, maybe tomarrow. I will fab up floor again don't worry! lol
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Unread 08-14-2011, 08:00 PM   #82
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I had to tear down my whole dana 300:



Because of this:



Bent shift rail. don't know how it happened.

I did paint my crawl box though. Color is "generator green" it is a industrial type paint. It is similar to the color and type of paint on old machinery/mills ect. The main iron case of my D300 will be painted with this paint too.

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Unread 08-14-2011, 08:02 PM   #83
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Scored some Craigar rims in very nice condition for 60 bucks. Much better than the rims I had been planing on running. These should look great with the CJ clip, very old school.


Then I worked on my crossmember as the weather was awesome. First I mocked up the tube/bushing ends to the main crossmember.


Then tack welded it in place and removed so I could weld it nice on the bench. Here it is done with paint.


Final product, it came out great I am very happy with it. The jackstand isnt necessary I just forgot to remove it before pictures. It is all bolted up.


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Unread 08-14-2011, 08:04 PM   #84
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The rear axle already had primer and I had finished painting it yesterday.
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Unread 08-14-2011, 08:08 PM   #85
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Started working on the front gears.

Ring gear bolted on, inner pinion bearing and oil slinger pressed on:


My shims and set up bearings:


4.88 gears in my axle (which is half primer, half painted lol )
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Unread 08-14-2011, 08:09 PM   #86
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Doing body work. Then put down the first coat of primer. Spent lots of time sanding and doing a little touch up body work. It will get one more coat of primer then it gets paint.





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Unread 08-14-2011, 08:10 PM   #87
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One coat done.



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Unread 08-14-2011, 08:12 PM   #88
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Rear axle done with all new brakes:


Pressed in new balljoints and spindle studs:


Torqued balljoints properly and slid the original shafts in with new u-joints:


Bolted on the spindle and then hub (packed full of grease and spindle nuts torqued to spec):
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Unread 08-14-2011, 08:13 PM   #89
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Got my exhaust finished up, front cage back in, tail lights back on, doubler/d300 bolted together for the final time, some other little things.











I need to order up a rear CV yoke for my d300, I thought I had one but I was wrong.
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Unread 08-14-2011, 08:15 PM   #90
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Never really added a "finished" (its never finished but its back on the road) picture.

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