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dose

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OK so just because I have not been updating this doesn’t mean shits not getting done. I’ve been working on the dune buggy a little bit and got the beam mounted with shock towers. Looks like it travels 13 inches. link pin spindles rebuilt with new bushings and pins. Wheelbearings did. 150/150 springs on the shocks.
Transaxle engineering rebuilt my bus tranny. New bearings magna flux everything changed my gear ratios to work better with the motor and tire combo. It should do 70 mph at 6000 RPM on 33s
Those guys went above and beyond. Can’t wait to run it.

While I was down south I also scored a saco rack and pinion
The Subaru is on the work pad now waiting to get the motor yanked next week

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dose

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Yesterday was a beautiful 38° and partly cloudy. I called in sick to work for a chiropractor appointment I had so what better time to swap third members in the Tacoma. I was surprised there was any oil left in the diff since the Pinion seal leaked so bad. . I can’t even see out the back window.
Even though Marlin crawler took 10 weeks to build the third member it looks like they did a good job. The packaging they used on the shipping box was really good and looks like they’ve blasted the case then put fresh paint on it. Looks brand new.
It’s nice to have a locker in it now and it is much quieter inside with no more growling bearings.
Also installed a receiver hitch. I won’t be towing a horse trailer but since this is a daily it still needs to move jet skis, snowmobiles and a small utility trailer.
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84projectford

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also, on the bus trans. if the builder did not RTV the shit out of the hole for the snap rings that hold the drive flanges on, i highly suggest it. will keep the cv grease from becoming soup when the gear oil leaks by. if it has plugs in it instead, remove and fill with silicone.
 
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84projectford

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Thanks for the advice but I’m not sure what you mean, can you elaborate?
the fact the coilovers have just a single side supported at the top. hes saying to add another tab/support on the other top side of the coilover using the bolt so its "double sheared" and run it down to the frame.

also, did you measure travel with or without the tie rods and steering rack in? the tie rods become the limit factor on hitting the frame when you crank the wheel and droop all the way out.
 
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dose

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Has Caps on the drive flanges
Double shear, copy that makes sense
Probably won’t get the full 13” once I finish steering and thanks I didn’t think about checking it with wheels turned.
 

dsrtrcr01

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I did just 2 pieces of 1 inch round up to a finger mount on one of the previous buggies. Worked well
 

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