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Unread 09-30-2013, 07:17 PM   #31
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I see you got a floor pan from the MD Juan Company in the Philippines. Same one used on my Repli-tub with the same incorrect trans hatch and various other annoyances like no seat belt anchoring plates, drain holes, etc. I had to cut the hole larger for the trans hatch opening and hand crimp a offset flanged edge to match the later transmission cover plates. I actually decide to make the cover plate and opening an inch wider so the TC boot would not need to screwed into the floor pan.









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Unread 10-01-2013, 11:59 PM   #32
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Dana 300 ? Rear or front?
Hey billybooster it's the rear one

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Unread 10-02-2013, 12:02 AM   #33
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I see you got a floor pan from the MD Juan Company in the Philippines. Same one used on my Repli-tub with the same incorrect trans hatch and various other annoyances like no seat belt anchoring plates, drain holes, etc. I had to cut the hole larger for the trans hatch opening and hand crimp a offset flanged edge to match the later transmission cover plates. I actually decide to make the cover plate and opening an inch wider so the TC boot would not need to screwed into the floor pan.
Hi Keith. We're not using it. It's old stock I reckon and as such is flawed (excuse the pun). It would just be too much work. I got one for my red 8 and I won't use one there either. Sorry Rommel.
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Unread 10-02-2013, 03:34 AM   #34
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Hey billybooster it's the rear one
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Unread 11-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #35
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So the bits all got back from blast and prime. Look pretty good really. Let the games begin image-2534342986.jpg image-3534217097.jpg image-3273066688.jpg Figured out why this one had a slight lean to port. Wasn't the suspension at all... image-1210110273.jpg image-4271404155.jpg image-1799711556.jpg Passenger side's all busted.
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Unread 12-04-2013, 05:17 AM   #36
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Today we got the two chassis up side by side.
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I was looking at the similarities between the two frames right down to individual welds like these and wondering how those guys could have such bad days
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Then I saw a chassis number on the newly painted one
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And compared it with the unpainted one
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And saw they were made on the same day 14 frames apart! What are the chances 27 years after build that two CJ8s would end up side by side in my shop swapping stories? I don't know about you guys but I'm pretty spun about this
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Unread 12-04-2013, 11:31 AM   #37
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Today we got the two chassis up side by side.

I was looking at the similarities between the two frames right down to individual welds like these and wondering how those guys could have such bad days
My frame welds looked a lot like yours, and mine is 32,000 CJ's before. Seems to me that adds up to an awful lot of bad days. Hopefully they had a few good days in between.

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Then I saw a chassis number on the newly painted one ........ And compared it with the unpainted one .............. And saw they were made on the same day 14 frames apart! What are the chances 27 years after build that two CJ8s would end up side by side in my shop swapping stories? I don't know about you guys but I'm pretty spun about this
That is a lucky pair of 8's to draw. Any idea how many 8's they shipped down under?

Great build project and work.

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Unread 12-05-2013, 06:52 PM   #38
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Yesterday, after a clean and paint,all the rolling gear went back under the fresh chassis. New bushes all round. Brake and fuel lines transferred as well.
Got the Advance Adaptors input shaft into the D300 and adaptor all buttoned up
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Unfortunately though when we got to installing to new output shaft to the 4L60E we hit a road block. The trans needs to be dismantled to do this, not something we want to tackle. So that has just gone off to the tranny guys.
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Got to have a few brewskis last night whilst doing all this and the Sunset God gave us a treat, another glorious Western Australian summer sunset

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This time viewed through a CJ tub sandblasted rust hole

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Unread 12-12-2013, 04:10 AM   #39
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Pretty satisfying progress today in between sessions of real work. Got the trans back with the new output shaft installed. Figured its a standard shaft out of the 4WD version of the 4L60E. When we set to slip the adapted D300 onto the new adaptor we found there was a bit of shortening to be done

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Had a little buddy with us monitoring progress

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Everywhere we went there he was.

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Here he is in attack mode before he ate my arm

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Some REALLY suspect engineering resulting in rather awkward nut-screwing-on access

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Got into problem solver mode and got the cheapest spanner, cut, reposition, weld and we are in business

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Anyway we're all buttoned up and ready to lay it in the chassis. Next order of business is engine mounts.
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Unread 12-12-2013, 04:56 AM   #40
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Dah! No pictures! Where'd they go?
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