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My Other Wheeling Rig

Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by garage gnome, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Jan 2, 2020
    Twin2

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    Hey What's the white stuff :D
     
  2. Jan 2, 2020
    garage gnome

    garage gnome Rust polisher

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    Its, uhhhh, sea foam. :D
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2020
    garage gnome

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    I made up both transfer case shifters and the one linkage. I have to wait for my transfer case adapter for the rear to be finished so I can make the other linkage. I used a couple of D18 knobs. :D

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  4. Jan 18, 2020
    garage gnome

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    Got one more piece of the puzzle, well actually 5 pieces. :D 35x10.5 R16 TSL's for $200 with 75% or more tread. Anyone need some landrover wheels? 5 on 6.5 bolt pattern.

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  5. Jan 18, 2020
    neohic

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    I love those tires! Been dreaming about building a dedicated wheeler for myself lately and can’t help but peruse the ads for deals. Well done!
     
  6. Jan 19, 2020
    garage gnome

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    I'm trying to build this whole truck on a budget. When I'm done, I'll figure out how much it cost total.
     
  7. Jan 19, 2020
    garage gnome

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    Got the 5.3 in today and the th400 mounted up to it! Just waiting on my transfer case adapter. The freebie forklift is very handy.

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  8. Jan 19, 2020
    73 cj5

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    That's a good looking truck. (y)
     
  9. Jan 26, 2020
    garage gnome

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    I cut the bubbafied rear frame off the K10 and welded a suburban frame on. This give me the proper spring geometry and I now have a rear mount fuel tank with a TBI fuel pump which is needed for the LS swap. Oh, and I also made it a K5 Blazer wheel base. :D

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  10. Feb 3, 2020
    sterlclan

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    Short is cool but it will pogo down the road.
     
  11. Feb 5, 2020
    garage gnome

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    I got the dual transfer cases done for the most part. Still have to build cross members. I had a local fab shop cut the circles out on their water jet table out of 1/2" plate. Then I took a piece of 6" pipe and faced it off on the lathe. The fab shop made one circle the same OD as the pipe and the scribed where the other one had to go.

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    Before fully welding it together, I put it all together to get the clocking correct.

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    And the adapter all welded.

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    And all installed!

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  12. Feb 5, 2020
    neohic

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    Are you planning on cutting the 241 case to remove the front output?
     
  13. Feb 5, 2020
    garage gnome

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    Wasn’t going too. It’s not in the way.
     
  14. Feb 5, 2020
    neohic

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    (y) Neat setup. Oh the possibilities when there’s wheelbase to work with!
     
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  15. Feb 7, 2020
    garage gnome

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    I had a little setback while putting the rear axle in. Its from a 67-72 K20 and apparently the springs were narrower than on the 73-87 trucks. So rather than attempt to cut the original spring perches off, I made some adapters.

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    And now its sitting on all 4 36" tires and the new front 4" lift springs. :D Looks much better now.

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  16. Feb 7, 2020
    garage gnome

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    The rear driveshaft angle doesn't look bad at all. The rear lift blocks are angled, so it kicked the pinion up nicely.

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  17. Feb 12, 2020
    garage gnome

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    Finally finished up the front suspension and did a flex test. The rear has 29" of travel and the front has 26". I'm pretty happy with that.

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  18. Feb 24, 2020 at 6:09 PM
    garage gnome

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    Scored this off craigslist! Wasn’t planning on putting a selectable in right away, but for the money, why not? Plus my friend in New York is 20min away and he got it for me. (y)

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