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Old 07-10-2019, 08:57 PM   #106
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Tonightís after dinner project, rear disc parking brake shoes and stuff. Went together pretty easy after I figured it out. And, after I figured out that my tension levers were frozen together and wouldnít actually pivot. Worked em free with some persuasion, cleaned em up, lubed em up and reinstalled them in the correct sides. (They are marked with L and R just like the backing plates. These were actually swapped! Glad I paid attention. )
Good to go, if I ever get axles back under this thing. Just need to figure out parking brake cables and connections to the mechanism.


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That little park brake mechanism is a pain in the but. Glad you got them on there correctly!
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:28 PM   #108
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Default Mid-July Reality Check

I took off work Friday the 12th and Monday July 15th (My Birfday!) so i can get some crap done.
Saturday the 13th is also the town Car Show. not involved this year (last year i volunteered) Hoping i can get some buddies to stop by and ehlp with some heavy lifting t his weekend. I WILL get some axles in place dammit...

Reality check, lets see what i can cross of the TO-DO list i posted a month ago on June 13th:

STILL TO DO

CLEAN/prep
-D30 housing
-D30 knuckles
-D30 brake dust shields
-D30 diff cover
-8.25 diff cover
-rear disc backing plates
-trans crossmember/t-case skid
-Bell housing
-Transfer case


PRIME AND PAINT
-D30 Diff cover (silver)
-8.25 diff cover (silver)
-D30 housing and knuckles
-8.25 Housing
-8.25 disc backing plates

-Refresh leaf springs
-Nerf Bars: rust spots on brackets

-New 1-ton Steering (whenever the **** it ships)
-New u-bolt plates


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-Oil Pan (pre-prime oil pump)
-new CCV/PCV valves
-Valve Cover *sourced salvaged torque limiter sleeves, ready to torque

-Replace Power cables with MeanLemons cable kit
-Remove clutch/pressure plate, reseat pilot bearing, reinstall clutch/pressure plate.
-Crossmember/skid plate mounting: replace stripped rivnuts, remove broken bolt
-Install SYE in T-case
-Assemble trans/bellhousing/t-case
-install trans

-install T-case
-install new Boostwerks t-case linkage
-Assemble Rear Axle:
---Disc brake backing plates/park brake
---New longer wheel studs *ordered, not installed
---Replace Bearings
---Replace Seals *wrong ones ordered, got new today, will fit tomorrow
-Install rear axle, new U-bolts with new plates and bumpstops
-Connect rear driveshaft
---determine angles and shims needed and order shims (needs to be on ground)
-install new SS rear brake line, connect rear brake lines
-Ream Pitman Arm for 1-ton TRE
-Ream Knuckles for 1-ton TRE

-Install new steering box/spacer, pitman arm, and steering brace *mocked up, ready to torque after pitman arm reamed and installed
-connect PS lines
-install exhaust/intake manifold
-Bolt in PS pump and idler pulley
-Install alternator
-Assemble Front Axle
---seal diff cover
---Install new upper control arm bushings
---Install bumpstops on axle
---Install bumpstops on body
-Install Rocky Road control arm drop brackets
-Install front upper and lower control arms
---Install nerf bars at this time on control arm/leaf spring mounts?
-Connect front axle to control arms
-install springs
-connect track bar
-replace ball joints
-connect front SS brake lines
-install front brakes

-----------------------------------------------------------thats as far as i can think right now.

Ok, not bad. keeping in line with the plan for the most part. Hoping i can really bang some s*** out this weekend and post a lot more smiley faces on that list.

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Old 07-13-2019, 10:25 AM   #109
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Manifold Morning.

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Transfer case and trans crossmember in, along with Rocky Road Control Arm Drop Brackets.
The rear support of the brackets extends back all the way to the crossmember and gets sandwiched between it and the frame rail.


They are beef but a little messy on figment in reality. Thereís no way these surfaces are ever sitting flush:

To get those pieces drawn together would require the factory ctrl arm brackets to be 100% square which at the angle they are welded would be pretty rough to rely on
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So, you know the yellow LJ Iíve been driving, borrowed from my inlaws?
Well, they slipped the title into my
Birthday card. WTF!!!??
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:congrats:
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Damn, those in -laws of yours are keepers! Congratulations.
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Damn!! That's awesome bud. Does this mean you're going head first into the LJ and bagging the XJ?
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So, you know the yellow LJ Iíve been driving, borrowed from my inlaws?
Well, they slipped the title into my
Birthday card. WTF!!!??
Damn Bro! You lucky SOB. Glad you married that girl! Happy for you!
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Progress has stalled a little over the past couple weeks, trying to balance finishing this with everything else I have to do and getting back to some music and trying to squeeze in a little bit of ďsummerĒ before itís gone. Not working out too well. I do better when I can focus a hundred percent on one thing. But thatís not how life works.

Trying to button up the engine bay and get it fired up once before I put the axle and steering in, just in case i messsd I and have to take stuff apart again. Gonna see if I can get there this weekend. Gettin close!
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Pulled my plugs the other night just to see if they could tell me anything, but they look great after 5 years, agreed? Iím replacing anyway but good to know they all look decent
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Engine bay back together. Fluids and test fire next.
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Well hey there cutie, havenít seen your face for a while
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