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post #31 of 238 Old 10-21-2010, 06:37 AM
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I will agree and I will disagree. Most of the sainless fasteners you buy from the store are a low grade stainless they have not been heat treated, they have not been stress relieved or anything like that.

If you look at most aircraft military commercial the majority of the hydraulic and pneumatic pistons and other high stress components ranging from landing gear to flight actuators are made from stainless steel. In most of the flight actuators we build utilize 15-5 PH or 13-8 PH stainless.
Most of the actuator units you see with the big 3-4" diamater pistons for landing gear and flight actuation utilize hollow stainless steel pistons for weight reduction with a wear resisitant coating like chome or ceramics like tungsten carbide or tribaloy. This dropps the weight of the piston from several hundred pounds to 70 or 80lbs. Doing this on all of the pistons in the plane can easily save several thousand pounds of weight and this is acheivable due to the tensile strength of the stainless steel.

But then again allot of people say stainless steel isnt magnetic either, but they sure do make allot of magnets out of it dont they?
I have seen some of the military contracts for hardware similiar to what you describe and yes they do use allot of stainless. It is a great material and I've wondered why more things aren't made from it. It forms and cuts the same as non stainless, if you get the right grade, and would last much longer.

Thanks for the info on the aircraft parts. Stuff like that is always good to know.

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Hey Jim, now all I need is for you to fab up some nice shock mounts and then I will truly be happy . Thanks for the comments guys.
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post #32 of 238 Old 10-21-2010, 07:20 AM
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Dude, SCORE on that rollbar for $100! I have been trying to find a YJ family bar with no luck. Everyone out here wants one.

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Hey man nice find on the tub and frame! You'll have a mint jeep in no time! Now you should find a 360 and a T176. Then all you would have traded the trailer for is a good set of axles and wiring harness Where abouts in NY are you? Anywhere near Whitehall and Mettowee off road park?

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post #35 of 238 Old 10-21-2010, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah that roll bar was a good Craigslist score if I dont say so myself. I just got back from a local jeep shop and I think I will drop off the frame and tub and have him weld up the new mounts and crossmember so it will fit right the first time. I did not want to spend the money but I think the welding is a little above my head.

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post #36 of 238 Old 10-22-2010, 03:52 AM
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Thanks for the info on the aircraft parts. Stuff like that is always good to know.

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No problem, you got a nice shop going for ya we got a Haas VF3 here at work I use every now and then. I do allot of tool and die work also, its getting to be an obsolete trade anymore, most companies just want button smashers that they can pay $12 an hour.
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No problem, you got a nice shop going for ya we got a Haas VF3 here at work I use every now and then. I do allot of tool and die work also, its getting to be an obsolete trade anymore, most companies just want button smashers that they can pay $12 an hour.
Thanks Mark. You're right, the trade is fading. Seems that everything today is about the bottom line. I worked with a guy that started the trade back in the late 40's, he's 93 today, now there was a craftsman. Everytime he told me something I listened.
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post #38 of 238 Old 10-23-2010, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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I decided to drop off the frame and tub to have the new body perches and rear crossmember welded on.

While I was moving stuff around I decided to take out my old project

And move it to the portable car tent and move the jeep up to the main garage.

Tomorrow I will clean up the garage and start on removing the engine.

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post #39 of 238 Old 10-27-2010, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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I yanked the motor out of the frame and it is now sitting on the garage floor. Tomorrow I will degrease it and set it aside until the new frame comes back and is painted. My u joints looked good but one got caught on something and it ripped the cap off and all the splines fell out. What u joints do you guys recommend? I guess I need to start putting some money away for my rubicon express lift, I have been drooling over it for a week now and want to order it asap. Maybe next week. pics soon

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Nice fox body... what year is it? I got a 89 GT with less thank 50k original miles on the body. In 1992 the PO replaced the motor with a Cobra motor with some goodies. It has FR Cobra disc brakes front and rear (the ones like on the 2003 mustangs) 5 lug swap and FR500 wheels like the new shelbys have. It's out of commision right now too since I need a new wheel and tire since some biatch ran me off the road

Looks like you got a great deal on everything! I was lucky and got a frame for a good price but I can't find a rust free tub for under $800 around here! I guess I'll be fixing my original tub, it's not that bad. I just want one of my play toys on the road again. Getting tired of driving the DD everywhere!

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post #41 of 238 Old 10-28-2010, 06:44 AM
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That Ford engine would sure look good in the Jeep.

Spicer u-joints. Might as well replace them all while you're at it, unless they're fairly new.

Great progress.
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Sad that all the cars up north get driven around is all that winter salt and rot to death ... but on the other hand, it's great to see enthusiasts bring some of these vehicles back to life.
Keep up the good work!

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Nice fox body... what year is it? I got a 89 GT with less thank 50k original miles on the body. In 1992 the PO replaced the motor with a Cobra motor with some goodies. It has FR Cobra disc brakes front and rear (the ones like on the 2003 mustangs) 5 lug swap and FR500 wheels like the new shelbys have. It's out of commision right now too since I need a new wheel and tire since some biatch ran me off the road

Looks like you got a great deal on everything! I was lucky and got a frame for a good price but I can't find a rust free tub for under $800 around here! I guess I'll be fixing my original tub, it's not that bad. I just want one of my play toys on the road again. Getting tired of driving the DD everywhere!
Thanks, the stang is a 83 with the newer nose and ground effects. It was built with the intentions of being a drag car but they closed down the track near me and now the closest is in New Jersey which is about 3 hours away. The motor is a 351w stroked to a 408 with AFR heads and the tranny is a C4 with reverse manual valve body and a 3000 stall. Have not made it to the track yet and have some odds and ends to finish on it but now with the jeep its on the back burner. Im going to stop by the shop where the frame is tomorrow and see how it is coming along and start degreasing the motor and tranny in the garage.

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post #44 of 238 Old 10-31-2010, 09:20 PM
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Hey Vert,

YOU WIN
WOW, and here I thought my chassis was rotted bad. Looks like your moving right along If you need a hand, give a shout I have lots of extras now that I have the the other rolling chassis in the back yard.
Give a call when you have a chance.

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Bill, glad you found the site. This place is great and filled with tons of jeep knowledge. Sorry I didnt get back to you but I will give you a call tomorrow.

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