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Tom Woods and Six states

Posted 09-17-2009 at 10:44 AM by JayH (My garage)
Updated 09-17-2009 at 12:05 PM by JayH

Tom Woods wanted me to ship them the whole driveline minus the slip yoke so they could add a new weld-yoke, tube and splines. I was surprised - I had all the dimensions and knew exactly what I wanted. Ian (I think) told me that the way they jig up their drivelines for welding required the whole assembly.

I called six states, told them what I wanted, provided measurements, and was told, "no problem", we'll ship that today or tomorrow. Better for me certainly not having to pay...
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and yet more

Posted 09-16-2009 at 09:34 PM by JayH (My garage)

Well, I got the front installed after fabbing up a transmission mount out of a 1/2 ton GM poly shackle bushing only to find that the upper arm was making contact with the floor pan at ride height. Clearanced the floor tonight and got to work on the rear.

Looks like the driveshaft is going to be close. I'm calling Tom Woods tomorrow to see if I can't get a new tubed section from the end of the splines up to the first universal joint in 2" tube as the one I have in there now was...
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How to win $1,000

Posted 09-15-2009 at 02:08 PM by Todd W (Todd W's Pirate Blog)

When I find out I`ll let you know
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Nutserts and lower mounts done

Posted 09-09-2009 at 07:16 PM by JayH (My garage)

Upper mount to follow... It will all just barely fit. Will have to move brake line in order to allow upper some room to move!

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Front X-member

Posted 09-06-2009 at 09:41 AM by JayH (My garage)

In the last few days I have once again been introduced to the art of, "oh crap, here we go again." It seems that no matter how much I plan even the simplest projects out in my head, I always run up against something that changes the whole plan right from the beginning.

After chopping off about 30 pounds in crossmember, link mounts, and transmission mount, I went to fabbing up the new front Xmember. I cut the piece of 2x3 to length and fit it up where I wanted and sure enough...
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