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Old 03-23-2017, 02:24 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Very cool build.
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:56 PM   #77 (permalink)
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for your front disconnect issue could you use a dana 30 front axle shaft? the older ones were vacuum disconnect but you can convert to cable
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Old 04-01-2017, 03:10 AM   #78 (permalink)
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Thanks guys . Not a lot to report . I have had to pack her away in storage because I sold my place and need to move . Still need to build the diff housings and some electraical . Hopfully Ill be back on her in the fall.

For the disconect with a dana 30 shaft ill look into it.


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Old 04-01-2017, 01:50 PM   #79 (permalink)
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for your front disconnect issue could you use a dana 30 front axle shaft? the older ones were vacuum disconnect but you can convert to cable
That's a really good idea. The disconnect is also easily converted to cable actuation to make things easier.

One of these on the front and rear outputs would be fun.
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That's a really good idea. The disconnect is also easily converted to cable actuation to make things easier.
One of these on the front and rear outputs would be fun.
I am curious how this would work. Anyone have a link to someone who has done this?

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Old 04-02-2017, 09:50 AM   #81 (permalink)
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Im not sure how it would work as a drive shaft . Be tricky to make the shifting work with a shaft that moves and exteneds and compresses

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Old 04-02-2017, 11:21 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Im not sure how it would work as a drive shaft . Be tricky to make the shifting work with a shaft that moves and exteneds and compresses
That's what I was thinking. I would see using a CAD front axle, but I dont see how it would work for a driveshaft.

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Im not sure how it would work as a drive shaft . Be tricky to make the shifting work with a shaft that moves and exteneds and compresses
Two piece shaft? Use it before the carrier bearing?
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Old 04-02-2017, 11:28 AM   #84 (permalink)
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Old 04-02-2017, 04:30 PM   #85 (permalink)
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Two piece shaft? Use it before the carrier bearing?
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You would have two-piece shafts front and rear, and the first piece would consist of a cut-down long-side D30 axleshaft with a u-joint yoke welded on each end. This shaft has a split in the middle that is splined on each side of the split, and has a splined collar that locks them​ together. You would utilize the axle disconnect mechanism (and part of the d30 axle tube) to act as a driveline disconnect and support the shafts. You may need to add another carrier​ bearing to the mix for support, I don't recall the bearing configuration in the disconnect axle.

The second piece of the driveshaft, after the typical driveshaft carrier bearing, would be normal.

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Old 04-02-2017, 09:59 PM   #86 (permalink)
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With this car and the way it's set up a rear disconnect was pretty straight forward. The front would be hard because the drive shaft would get real short , I didn't want to even add a bearing because it would cost me 2-3 inches , as it is the shaft will be about 20 inches. I'm sure a dodge Dana 60 disconnect would be beef too
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Another possible option along that line would be to run a dodge 60 axle disconnect on your landcruiser axle. That, along with an unlocked arb would allow the front to essentially disconnect.

Unfortunately, the above option is not cheap or easy and I don't see a big enough advantage to justify the extra work and cost. Keep up the good work.
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Any updates on this, hell of a build!

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Old 10-05-2017, 08:14 PM   #89 (permalink)
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I moved into my new place 3 months ago and still have not touched it . My plan is to build a new shop here soon so it might be a while yet.

I will post up when I get back on it.

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Hows the shop coming Johnny? Starting back on the build yet?
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:33 AM   #93 (permalink)
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I dragged it into my tempory shop yesterday and did some work on it and got a feel for what needs to be done . Hoping to get it done for spring.
Posting pics are a pain with photobucket so my updated have been on FB and instagram

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well dang! cross post a few of them over here if you get some free time
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For Johnny...

He makes building awesome buggies look easy but posting pics look anything but...lol.

Cheers buddy, lookin’ good.

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This thing driving yet?
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:29 PM   #99 (permalink)
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Yup. Been out with him a few times in it. Works very well.
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Yup. Been out with him a few times in it. Works very well.
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