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Projects Section / Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Last post by gif on October 15, 2018, 05:36:29 PM »
front crossmember is part of a DIY kit     kits come in different track widths, the rest is installer preference
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Projects Section / Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Last post by rejeep on October 15, 2018, 01:52:45 PM »
did you built that sub frame or?

this is the kinda build i always thought about for the Jeepster I have...  I just don't like math and checking math
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Projects Section / Re: Brandy new 4500 Cummins
« Last post by mr.mindless on October 15, 2018, 10:09:35 AM »
I just remembered this is a 4x4.
That makes it way more annoying.

Also things I just remembered: there's a club member with a lift that can lift this unit.

- lift & remove both driveshafts, break all fasteners free, pull most/all trans to block bolts, remove clutch hydraulics
- lower, remove crossmember, support trans and tcase on my bigass trans jack
- lift truck away from trans, then swap clutch bits
- installation is reverse of removal.

I've done this 2x on the ground and it didn't killed me. it's really not bad at all.

call South Bend, talk with them about your use and future power plans, and they'll probably suggest the same hybrid ceramic/organic I have with upgraded hydraulics.

My invoice from the replacement shows SDD3250-g 2005.5-2009 G56 550-650hp 1200tq
Not sure what changed in 2010, hopefully not a big deal.
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Projects Section / Re: Brandy new 4500 Cummins
« Last post by M4wdFab on October 15, 2018, 09:57:13 AM »
https://www.phoenixfriction.com/t-g56-clutch-life-what-to-expect.aspx 


reading that i guess im lucky it lasted 65k



Mike what one do you have?  should i go ceramic or organic?  these prices dont seem bad with everything included , clutch, flywheel, hydralics upgrade

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Projects Section / Re: Brandy new 4500 Cummins
« Last post by M4wdFab on October 15, 2018, 09:26:47 AM »
needs a clutch

F
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Projects Section / Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Last post by rejeep on October 15, 2018, 08:39:06 AM »
swapped the rear diff this weekend for a later Ranger Rover 3:54..
had to get creative and fill the axle through the vent.. didn't notice the lack of a fill plug until everything was all buttoned up..
Truck is much happier with the new gears.. first gear is usable and still punchy.
I took the front drive shaft out to prevent any unforeseen issues until I can get around to swapping the front. Rear took 90 min to R&R.. I have a feeling the front will take a tad longer.

Also got around to buttoning up the transmission tunnel.
This is version 1 of what will eventually be a single piece of bent aluminum..
plenty of room for 4wd levers..






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Projects Section / Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Last post by gif on October 14, 2018, 06:42:59 PM »
the front suspension will be a Mustang II IFS type with Airbags.   this should give the truck good car like handling and the Airbags will allow for adjustable ride height. 



LOTS of math and measurement to get to this point.   check and recheck and and then check again.

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Projects Section / Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Last post by gif on October 14, 2018, 06:32:27 PM »
the factory cab mounts on the original frame were in great shape, so i ground off the rivet heads and air hammered them out.

got them positioned and tacked into place on the new frame

next made up some rubber pucks and got the cab in place.

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Projects Section / Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Last post by gif on October 14, 2018, 06:27:17 PM »
kicked off the build this weekend.

stared by repurposing the buggy frame jig, the adjustable feet allows me to level the frame





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Projects Section / Re: lowboy
« Last post by mr.mindless on October 12, 2018, 03:49:53 PM »
Ramp steel bought. That was a ~$250 theft, plus labor. Boo hiss.


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