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Old 01-25-2011, 11:06 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Another great place for rockwell parts is Boyce Equipment. Great customer service. They sent me a free manual for the entire break down of the axles. You can buy just about any stock part for that axle from them. They also worked with me on shipping to get parts here cheaper.
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I checked on shipping and we are looking at somewhere between 35 and 65. More is faster. what do ya think about $175 shipped? That is for (2) stock rear shafts used and in good shape. Not used by me
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Do you have the manuals for those axles?
Nope, would be nice though. Plan on pickin one up asap. Got a thread in the NorCal section seeing if anyone has an old one their not using anymore.
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Another great place for rockwell parts is Boyce Equipment. Great customer service. They sent me a free manual for the entire break down of the axles. You can buy just about any stock part for that axle from them. They also worked with me on shipping to get parts here cheaper.
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Ya boyce has some great stuff, Im sure Ill order a few thing from them in the future.

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I checked on shipping and we are looking at somewhere between 35 and 65. More is faster. what do ya think about $175 shipped? That is for (2) stock rear shafts used and in good shape. Not used by me
Ill have to see what I can scrape up, funds are tight.


Ended up not gettin tires over the weekend, wrong lug pattern But sence then Ive been lookin into some recentered H1 wheels. Not to bad, price wise more than likely what Ill end up running, figure out rubber later.
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They are tucked away safe i will leave them there until you are ready. I am in no rush,dont really need the dough, and have plenty of other things going. Just let me know.
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They are tucked away safe i will leave them there until you are ready. I am in no rush,dont really need the dough, and have plenty of other things going. Just let me know.
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Nope, would be nice though. Plan on pickin one up asap. Got a thread in the NorCal section seeing if anyone has an old one their not using anymore.
Go to www.steelsoldiers.com, click on the Resources section, click on Technical Manuals and then download the PDFs for the M44 series trucks. There are a lot of them and they are listed by TM number so you will have to scroll around a bit. The way the military manuals are made, certain mundane repairs are handled at a certain level and larger repairs go up the chain so different manuals cover different things so you may have to dig around a bit to get what you want. Also note that the M44(M35) series trucks existed in service for about 60 years so there are a lot of manuals to cover various changes. The main manuals you will probably want to look at have a TM number starting with TM 9-2320-209 and maybe a few of the TM 9-2320-361 manuals. The LO 9-2320-386-12 Lubrication Order Manual may also be useful.
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Go to www.steelsoldiers.com, click on the Resources section, click on Technical Manuals and then download the PDFs for the M44 series trucks. There are a lot of them and they are listed by TM number so you will have to scroll around a bit. The way the military manuals are made, certain mundane repairs are handled at a certain level and larger repairs go up the chain so different manuals cover different things so you may have to dig around a bit to get what you want. Also note that the M44(M35) series trucks existed in service for about 60 years so there are a lot of manuals to cover various changes. The main manuals you will probably want to look at have a TM number starting with TM 9-2320-209 and maybe a few of the TM 9-2320-361 manuals. The LO 9-2320-386-12 Lubrication Order Manual may also be useful.
Hell ya thank elwenil, your the shit!! Id rather dig though piles of useful information than pay $70 for a limited manual. Thanks again you been a huge help though out this entier project.
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Thanks, ended up goin a different route than we were talkin about only because after I really started digin around my yard I had most all the stuff I needed to do it u-bolt style, just had to order some U-bolts for from roughstuff but of course I got ahead of myself and order the wrong size the first time but the right size should be in a day or so. Got a few things from the backyard sold to so the funds are buildin slowly for linkin the front end, and once thats done Ill work on pick out a set of recentered H1s and some tires and Ill be just about ready for the summer! Few other things with the axles but thats really it.
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But sence then Ive been lookin into some recentered H1 wheels. Not to bad, price wise more than likely what Ill end up running, figure out rubber later.
When that time comes give us a crack at your business we would like to help you out. Builds have to be fun. Don't take to big of jumps. Keep it fun. Looks like you have done a lot in a short amount of time. Keep the sparks fly'n
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I highly recommend TrailWorthy Fab! Andy (aka Dookey) really helped me get my 37s shipped out to me here in BFE. Absolutely great service. If I can ever afford a set of HMMWV 12 bolts, I will be getting them from TWF!
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lookin good man! cant wait to see this thing on the trail again
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Still got those Michelins? I want to buy them if you still got 'em. Nice doors btw.
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Not much of an update but what the hell its been days, mainly just been collecting parts as I can. Scored a couple good deals even!!
Still alot to do in the rear but the main chunk is done, so soon as I finish my wheels I can get the rear sittin on its own(ride hight) and I can adjust the front stands and see what Ive got for clearance and start figuring out my link setup. Plus I dont want to get too carried away with the rear cause it just might have to chance.


Some of the parts Ive picked up.
5) stock 8 bolt H1 wheels $150.- local Workin on some 1/2" centers, rockrings and some PVCs now

Finally was able to sell them DAMN thornturds$500.- Turned around and picked up a used set of 44 TSLs with a good amount of tread left mounted on a set of DIY beadlocks for $700.- Gonna sell the DIYs to help fund the new H1 centers, rockrings and inserts. Movin along!


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Hell ya! Looks great. Good score on the tires and rims. That seems like a steel. Can't wait to see this thing on the trail.
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Hell ya! Looks great. Good score on the tires and rims. That seems like a steel. Can't wait to see this thing on the trail.
Thanks, hopfully one day itll be on your trails.
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It is tall, but looks like a mini Dusty build

Seriously though, the progress looks great. What are you thinking for final stance? Lower, taller, etc?
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Itll be sittin quite a few inches lower when its done, the leafsprings are completly drooped and Ive still got that 3" body lift to take out. Ill get a better idea of how itll sit when I finish my H1 wheels and can set the rear on its own weight.
The wheel base as it sits in the pictures is at 126", Which is right around what I wanted. I like where the front is sittin but the rear needs to be moved back a couple more inches, so itll have about 128-130" W/B or so in the end. If thats too long Ill end up moving the rear axle forward and "bob" the bed to make it look right.
And the overall width will be quite a bit narrower then in the picture above, gonna try and tuck them in the wheelwell as far as I can.

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Itll be sittin quite a few inches lower when its done, the leafsprings are completly drooped and Ive still got that 3" body lift to take out. Ill get a better idea of how itll sit when I finish my H1 wheels and can set the rear on its own weight.
The wheel base as it sits in the pictures is at 126", Which is right around what I wanted. I like where the front is sittin but the rear needs to be moved back a couple more inches, so itll have about 128-130" W/B or so in the end. If thats too long Ill end up moving the rear axle forward and "bob" the bed to make it look right.
And the overall width will be quite a bit narrower then in the picture above, gonna try and tuck them in the wheelwell as far as I can.

If you pull the Bodylift your going to have to redesign your bumper. If your completely drooped I imagine she will settle about 6". I wouldn't mess with the bodylift till you have to. It looks like you have room to go up in tire size later. You could even put 48" XL's and not worry about breaking like you would with the D60. (EVILRAM )
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Ya Im hopin it settles down to where the top of the tires are within the body lines or so. Ill deffinetly wait to pull the bodylift till I absolutly have to. Tires/wheels will tell, workin on what designs I want for the centers/rockrings now, soon as I make up my mind we can start cutting and installing them.
As far as tires Im thinkin for the future a set of 47 LTBs, the guy I got my 44s from got the set of 47 LTBs on green H1s that were forsale here on pirate and that tire felt like the perfect size to be running, the compound of the rubber is crazy soft and the tread design is gnarly as hell, kickass set of tires!
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Ya Im hopin it settles down to where the top of the tires are within the body lines or so. Ill deffinetly wait to pull the bodylift till I absolutly have to. Tires/wheels will tell, workin on what designs I want for the centers/rockrings now, soon as I make up my mind we can start cutting and installing them.
As far as tires Im thinkin for the future a set of 47 LTBs, the guy I got my 44s from got the set of 47 LTBs on green H1s that were forsale here on pirate and that tire felt like the perfect size to be running, the compound of the rubber is crazy soft and the tread design is gnarly as hell, kickass set of tires!
You look like you moved yours forward as much as mine. I bet you could fit 54's.
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Looking good man keep it up.

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evilram, It may look high but I will bet it has a lower CG than it would if it had 60s under it. I have an overall cab/exo hieght of 7-7 but my CG is less than 36 inches and my width is 88 inches. How does yours measure up?
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So when are you going to put the Atlas in? You gearing is going to be awesome with the 4500.
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