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GahnRacing

Bonsai Trimmer
Oct 5, 2012
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So before I jump to the rear, I think I’m going to swap to swing steering. Plan is to do single swinger, 7/8 heim for tie rods. But I’m wondering if I should do 3/4 for the link between swinger and pitman, or run 7/8 there as well.


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I’d say run 7/8ths everywhere. Plus, correct me if I’m wrong, isn’t the pitman arm tapered hole closer to 5/8ths when drilled out?
 

yltaco05

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Jan 18, 2006
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Well I finally picked up the new parts.







Since I had to put the rear on stands to sell the old parts, I’ll be throwing these on next week.

Also got a steering swinger and pitman arm.



Looks like I’ll use a rod end with the built in spacers. And it’s meant for a 1/2” bolt. I’ll get the rod ends ordered up tomorrow.

Pretty stoked right now!


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yltaco05

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Since I was feeling baller, I picked up some power steering lines from @S00TLYFE who also deserved a shout out for picking up the giant kit and steering parts for me. Thanks dude!




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yltaco05

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Made a little progress today on my “lunch break”. Busted off the 4 rivets and 4 bolts for the front hangers. Figured I’d bust out the rivet for the exhaust hanger too. Then I wire wheeled and painted the frame. Not perfect, but more betters.





Plan is to get the hangers and springs on tomorrow.


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yltaco05

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Jan 18, 2006
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Well got crazy busy with work. Had to move out of a 7600sq/ft office building to a 600sq/ft industrial shop. And now it looks like I’ll be moving it again within the month...

So no work had been done on the bronco. But I did sell a bunch of leftover parts. With those funds i plan to pick up a welder and get 220 wired in, purchase whatever odds and ends I need to complete this phase and put the rest in savings for the new motor.

Working from home the rest of the week but I need to get some radios done for customers before I can work on my own stuff again.


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Jester9

The Jester's Workshop
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Well got crazy busy with work. Had to move out of a 7600sq/ft office building to a 600sq/ft industrial shop. And now it looks like I’ll be moving it again within the month...

So no work had been done on the bronco. But I did sell a bunch of leftover parts. With those funds i plan to pick up a welder and get 220 wired in, purchase whatever odds and ends I need to complete this phase and put the rest in savings for the new motor.

Working from home the rest of the week but I need to get some radios done for customers before I can work on my own stuff again.


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Are you gonna wire in the 220? Or pay someone to do it? If you have a sub panel in the garage it is super easy to do!

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yltaco05

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Are you gonna wire in the 220? Or pay someone to do it? If you have a sub panel in the garage it is super easy to do!

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most likely pay someone. I would eventually love to put a sub panel in the garage since i have the amperage. but for now i plan to just put a plug below the panel and run an extension cord (for a welder) to the garage. I have a crew coming to install a new patio cover which includes running power, just gonna ask them to do it. if they don't than ill call an electrician or a buddy.
 

Jester9

The Jester's Workshop
Apr 1, 2014
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Central Texas
most likely pay someone. I would eventually love to put a sub panel in the garage since i have the amperage. but for now i plan to just put a plug below the panel and run an extension cord (for a welder) to the garage. I have a crew coming to install a new patio cover which includes running power, just gonna ask them to do it. if they don't than ill call an electrician or a buddy.
Ride on I have a sub panel in my garage, and put the outlet right below it piece of cake! Prolly spent $30 on everything to make it work! If the electricians try to fuck you hit me up!

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