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Old 05-27-2013, 04:01 PM   #126 (permalink)
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So are those big meats gonna push into your beds sides when you articulate ?

Or will the tire clear over the top of the fender at full stuff.

I admire your progress... Wish I was motivated to work on my junk.
I'ts sitting at full stuff right now. The axles are on stands because the tires don't hold air (no o-rings in the wheels), But as soon as they do I need to cycle the suspension and check clearances. It will be close but should clear. As far as motivation goes I don't have anything else to wheel and my buddies are always gone. So I'm trying to get it done so I can go too. No toys bumms me out.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:03 PM   #127 (permalink)
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I made a small modification to my upper, front, caliper brackets. They were sandwitched between the upper king pin bushing and and the high steer arm. I was not planning on using high steer arms when I built the caliper brackets. So I notched the caliper bracket and attached it directly to the steering arm. Looks a little cleaner, and more importantly, eliminates one joint under the steering arm.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:41 PM   #128 (permalink)
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Have not had much time to work on my project lately, work has been super busy, and my wife keeps reminding me I still have a family. But I was able to start on some brackets to hold my steering lines. These will be drilled and tapped so I can cut them in half and clamp them to my upper 4 link bars. Steel lines will go between the two brackets on the link bar and hoses will connect to the other side. I think they started out pretty good I just need to get to a drill press to drill the holes for the clamp bolts.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:53 AM   #129 (permalink)
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Had some time to work on the plumbing for my steering lines. Got the brackets finished and started running the hoses. I still need to have the steel tubes built that will go between the brackets on the link bars. I'm still saving for my rear stear valve and I'm still not sure where it will be mounted. I need to order some brake lines also before I can finish my clamp brackets because the brake lines will run through them also.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:13 PM   #130 (permalink)
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I dunno dude, I'd keep using flex hose down that link. If shit gets sketchy and you may bend the link and get a leak. Seems like you know a lot more about this stuff than me though being an HE mech.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:34 PM   #131 (permalink)
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I dunno dude, I'd keep using flex hose down that link. If shit gets sketchy and you may bend the link and get a leak. Seems like you know a lot more about this stuff than me though being an HE mech.
Looks like he's running flexible line on the frame, with the bulkhead fittings just as some sort of locator.

Either way, hydraulic hard line isn't any different from brake line, it'll bend with the link just fine. Not like they make it out of bakelite.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:16 PM   #132 (permalink)
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Looks like he's running flexible line on the frame, with the bulkhead fittings just as some sort of locator.

Either way, hydraulic hard line isn't any different from brake line, it'll bend with the link just fine. Not like they make it out of bakelite.
Bakelite! Hilarious, I almost spit my beer on my laptop!

Plus they're mounted on the upper links, if I bend or break one of those I have bigger issues than an oil leak.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:34 PM   #133 (permalink)
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this thing is looking so pimp
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:05 PM   #134 (permalink)
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this thing is looking so pimp
Thanks! It's hard to look at sometimes with so much work left to do. Sometimes I sit in it on a milk crate, hold the steering wheel, and make engine sounds.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:25 AM   #135 (permalink)
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Thanks! It's hard to look at sometimes with so much work left to do. Sometimes I sit in it on a milk crate, hold the steering wheel, and make engine sounds.
Even then it's a lot of work to make all those IDI diesel sounds, right?
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:30 PM   #136 (permalink)
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I love Idis but I cant even see It movinf that tank
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:41 PM   #137 (permalink)
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Even then it's a lot of work to make all those IDI diesel sounds, right?
The turbo whistle is easy, and that's the only thing I wanna hear anyway.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:46 PM   #138 (permalink)
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I love Idis but I cant even see It movinf that tank
The truck that old IDI came out of was running 42 inch TSL's with 4:10's and got around just fine. It may not be fast, but it'll go...
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So I had some time to work on this thing today... I was finally able to get both rear fenders installed. The first one was easy. Getting the second one to match was a pain in the ass! I can see I am gonna need to add a little to the rear bumper on both sides to protect the fender corners. I narrowed up the rear a little over 20 inches. It was easy because of the way the fenders are not attached to any bed. It was necessary to keep the tires out of the fenders when they are turned. I didn't want to cut the fenders if I could avoid it. The rear axle is pushed back about a foot from the stock location.
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I also worked on a mount for one of the power stearing pumps. It will be rigid mounted and I am going to ad an adjustable tensioner to tighten the belt. Much easier than trying to make the pump madjustable. There are only two 3/8 mounting bolts for the front plate but I am adding another plate on the back, attached to the head, that will bolt to the front plate to help support it. You can see my cardboard template in a couple of the pics.
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Well, works been busy. So I have not been able to get much done on the truck. I've been buying parts, just not a lot of work. I have all the tubing and hoses to run the coolant lines to the radiator, finally bought the other two calipers I needed, have most of the fittings and hoses I need for the brake plumbing, and bought the power steering pump and reservoir for the rear steering. I needed to get the pumps mounted so I can mount the reservoirs, then I can start on the coolant tubes. Took some time to get the pump mounts right, but I'm happy with how it all turned out. I could'nt find any Saginaw style pulleys to fit what I was trying to do so I had some stock pulleys bored out to fit the Saginaw shafts. The left pump will run the front steer and the right pump will run the rear steer and hydroboost. Ideally I would run the booster off the left pump but the pump is mounted higher and the reservoir is taller and won't fit above the pump and under the hood on that side.
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Nice tensioners!
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:19 PM   #143 (permalink)
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Nice tensioners!
Sarcasm? I think they're nice...
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:23 PM   #144 (permalink)
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I dont think its sarcasm
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Sarcasm? I think they're nice...
They look a lot more solid than any stock one I've seen.

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So I had some time to work on this thing today... I was finally able to get both rear fenders installed. The first one was easy. Getting the second one to match was a pain in the ass! I can see I am gonna need to add a little to the rear bumper on both sides to protect the fender corners. I narrowed up the rear a little over 20 inches. It was easy because of the way the fenders are not attached to any bed. It was necessary to keep the tires out of the fenders when they are turned. I didn't want to cut the fenders if I could avoid it. The rear axle is pushed back about a foot from the stock location.

they always look good from the rear, how about a side pic of the bed sides mounted, full side view of the sportrac

you fab those idler pulley brackets? any ways there pretty cool, no sarcasim.
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They look a lot more solid than any stock one I've seen.
Definitely not sarcasm, as far as I'm concerned. Those things are solid! Might do something like that to my WranglFord to keep the belts from squealing on the 351w...I fawking hate squealing belts
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:05 PM   #148 (permalink)
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they always look good from the rear, how about a side pic of the bed sides mounted, full side view of the sportrac

you fab those idler pulley brackets? any ways there pretty cool, no sarcasim.
Yes, I built the idler pulley brackets. Pulleys are to tension the A/C belt on Deere and Hitachi excavators, I found them at work. They are meant for a 5/8 inch belt but they are deep enough to be fine with 1/2 inch belts. The brackets that they fit in the OE applications are way to expensive to buy just to cut up so I had to build.

There's a side view with bed sides in post #122 on page 5. Still hunting for front fenders...
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Here's what I got from work, it comes as an assembly and it's pretty spendy. If anyone is interested pm me and I'll give the part number.
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Did some more work today. I put the hood back on so I could check clearances underneath. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be, it's a long ways up in the air. It's the first time it's been on since I started this project and it was nice to see everything fits.
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