Was a great day, started off by dropping the Jeep into a massive rut and laying it over on its side. Only a small dint, and we winched it out. Found some awesome tracks, and only about 10% of the area we have seen, so much more to go!
Broke a CV on the last track of the day, literally sheared the shaft at the start of the inner spline. Took the remnants of 3 broken ones and made up a shaft to go back out Sunday. So I have bitten the bullet and ordered a set of RCV Ultimate cv axles, 3-4 weeks away.
Sundays run was the Murchison Products 'Independents day', nothing but IFS Jeeps through the Glasshouse mountains. 12 Jeeps hit the trails, only had one breakage, a KJ lost a front driveshaft. Did some posing to show some of the WH guys what they could do!
Those cv shafts are VERY nice, Dave! Awesome work - didn't even know they existed for the WK platform. From what I understand the balljoint set-up is the pinnacle of strength. Should serve you very well!
Weight will have to wait until i can get some batteries for the scales but they are much heavier than the standards of aftermarkets.
And here some real telling details.
Now my angle gauge is plastic and has more welding spatter holes than i care to comment on, but the angles available are a massive difference even if they are off by a couple. The aftermarket shaft at max angle is not entirely correct as it couldn't maintain that angle when turned but the RCV could. I didnt have any complete factory shafts, but from memory they are very similar to the aftermarket ones when i compared them.
Hoping to have them in with everything else next weekend, and then give them a workout on the 1st September!
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Quick vid from the last run to Glasshouse Mountains. I was being VERY careful as i had laid her over on the drivers side the day before and busted another CV, and the cv in the Jeep here i put together with bits the night before!