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post #1201 of 1943 Old 02-23-2011, 05:44 PM
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Your patience is far superior to mine. I would be ranting up a storm! Sorry for the inconvenience... we all understand it though!


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post #1202 of 1943 Old 02-23-2011, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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JB Fab Twin Sticks

Having to lift the body back up was not that big of a deal, just something I didn't really want to do. I thought about dropping the skid plate but remembered how I had a little trouble the first time getting the holes lined back up and didn't want to fight with that again. I removed the bolts from the roll bar that attached it to the frame on the passenger's side and loosened all the body mount bolts on that side to where they were still threaded but almost ready to fall out. I placed a 2x4 on my jack and lifted the body the least amount as possible to where the bolt would clear the body. You can see how it only took about 3/4 of an inch. I might have been able to lower the skid plate enough to clear the body without having to remove the bolts but by this point it was too late.


I installed the first shift rod actuator on the front axle shift rod.


Got the front axle shifter in the correct location with a washer on each side and a generous amount of anti-seize.


Installed the shift rod actuator on the rear axle shift rod.


Install the shifter on the rear axle shift rod.


Ready to fab a new trans tunnel cover.


I also bought the billet aluminum shifter knobs but will wait to take those out of the package until I am basically done working on the interior. I'd have to say I am very pleased with the quality of the JB Fab setup and would recommend them to anyone.


I waited to paint the transmission shifter because I might have to heat and bend it to fit better. In 1st it is fairly close to the dash and in reverse it is really close to the center console. I wasn't sure how much that was going to change with the 1" body lift so I'll heat and bend it as needed to fit once the seats and console are installed.

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post #1203 of 1943 Old 02-23-2011, 07:04 PM
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looks good mike, did you have to remove the pills inside to get them to work independently, or is that only on the 18's and 20's.
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looks good mike, did you have to remove the pills inside to get them to work independently, or is that only on the 18's and 20's.
They do work independently but I did not modify the shifter pills and internal rods. I believe the only benefit you gain from that mod on the D300 is so you can run front wheel drive high. I bought the twin sticks after I had rebuilt the transfer case and didn't think that was worth the trouble of tearing it back apart just for that modification. If I really want or need FWD High, I can just unlock my rear hubs.

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post #1205 of 1943 Old 02-23-2011, 07:21 PM
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That didn't take long. I like the billet shifter knobs.
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post #1206 of 1943 Old 02-23-2011, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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If I didn't have to raise the body, it would have taken 10 minutes.

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post #1207 of 1943 Old 02-23-2011, 09:02 PM
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I see the issue,(surprise this hasn't come up before) came from the garage to look, I previously install twin sticks everything good, removed them to install tub,, I'll have the same problem when I reinstall

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post #1208 of 1943 Old 02-24-2011, 07:20 AM
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I can't wait to see this when your finished...I will have to ask you for a nice picture of it to use as a screen saver...

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post #1209 of 1943 Old 02-24-2011, 07:35 AM
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That NP435 sure is tall, isn't it. I look forward to see your plans for the shape of the trans tunnel cover.

You'll be on the road for the summer at this rate, for sure.
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post #1210 of 1943 Old 02-24-2011, 08:32 PM
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I like the twin sticks. would have been great if it was done earlier but who's complaining. Did you get the matching billit shifter knob for the transmission?
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post #1211 of 1943 Old 02-24-2011, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Did you get the matching billit shifter knob for the transmission?
I didn't even realize they had them. The transfer case knobs where listed right below the twin sticks so I never saw the transmission knobs. I was just going to use the original knob because it is in new condition but I think I might consider buying one now.

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post #1212 of 1943 Old 02-24-2011, 11:35 PM
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it would look great if you got the matching tranny knob

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Might as well go all out and get the tranny knob too Mike.
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post #1214 of 1943 Old 02-25-2011, 05:23 PM
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I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice job on the Frame I have similar problems with my 79CJ Golden eagle's frame but I was thinking replacement... does that company make other parts like the front horns etc.. P.S. mine has the OE 304 3 speed set up!!
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post #1215 of 1943 Old 02-25-2011, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you.

I don't think they make the entire front horn but they do sell reinforcement plates for the front rails.

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