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Old 10-24-2015, 03:27 AM   #401 (permalink)
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BW- avoid bondo brand filler, it shrinks really bad after youve already shot it.

Evercoat rage was the best filler ive used, 10-12 yrs ago when i did bodywork.
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Old 10-24-2015, 03:37 AM   #402 (permalink)
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Forget the exact name of the stuff I got. Came in a gallon for the parts store but not name brand bondo. I hate working with filler. Luckily I had just a couple little holes to fill. There is a dent in the back of the cab that needs some fill, dreading doing it. Might put it off for a while.
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Its like drywall. Better you are with the spreader, less miserable it is. Light coats.. Always always better to need another dab than to always be sanding off way too much. Nothing should stand proud of the straight metal by more than a 1/16th or so.
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Quit acting like a crabby wife already and let him decide whats right for his own life.
If my wife was that crabby I'd live full time in my truck.

Really she is awesome though. All the time and money into this and she never bitches about it. Would have been faster to get a 1 ton crew and living quarters trailer for work. No fun or versatility in that though.

Still have less into the truck/camper/trailer than I would a newer 1 ton truck (truck only)
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Youre the only person on earth who knows all the details of your life, and thus, you are the most qualified captain of your own ship. Dont worry about justifying your course for pirate's sake. There's always someone here to tell you that you did it wrong.
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Found some old badges. Now that it is a genuine Ford diesel I may stick them back on the fenders.
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Old 10-24-2015, 05:59 PM   #407 (permalink)
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Youre the only person on earth who knows all the details of your life, and thus, you are the most qualified captain of your own ship. Dont worry about justifying your course for pirate's sake. There's always someone here to tell you that you did it wrong.
Oh how well I know this one.

And very well said.
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:16 PM   #408 (permalink)
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Mounted the battery box and built a step with a chain box frame in the back.
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Trying to figure out how interchangeable the 3rd members in these axles are. Both axles are 21k Rockwell, one has 4.33/pilot the other is 5.71/Budd. The axles look identical, same offset, tube dia. Trying to figure out how involved of a swap it is. Don't want to swap the whole axle since all I need is the gears. Does it just involve pulling the shafts and unbolting the 3rd and removing it? Save me a day or two of work if it is easy.


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Pull shafts pull third
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Trying to figure out how interchangeable the 3rd members in these axles are. Both axles are 21k Rockwell, one has 4.33/pilot the other is 5.71/Budd. The axles look identical, same offset, tube dia. Trying to figure out how involved of a swap it is. Don't want to swap the whole axle since all I need is the gears. Does it just involve pulling the shafts and unbolting the 3rd and removing it? Save me a day or two of work if it is easy.


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i`m trying to find out a similar thing

all M/HDT axle housings seem to have a standard dimension (iirc something like 4.5 x 5" at the spring seat area etc)
but i would be surprised if the hubs/ 3th members interchange perfectly

i guess its hard to tell without popping out the axles/ hubs and have a looksee
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Btw, i dont know if they interchange or share spindles. Steve gerstner would know.
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Pull shafts pull third
this. I did it in the uhaul with it on the ground.
biggest PITA (aside from 300lb 3rd) was filling the bastard with oil, but since you don't have a low chassis with a giant box on it you can probably do it more than a pint at a time with a coffee can.

I strapped mine to a trans jack. worked really well.
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Cool. Going to give it a shot, between the two axles we should be able to figure something out.

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this. I did it in the uhaul with it on the ground.
biggest PITA (aside from 300lb 3rd) was filling the bastard with oil, but since you don't have a low chassis with a giant box on it you can probably do it more than a pint at a time with a coffee can.

I strapped mine to a trans jack. worked really well.
hell, just cause its a pain in my jeep, I bought the hand operated transfer pump that fits on top of a 5gallon bucket of gear oil. worth every stinking penny.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:29 AM   #416 (permalink)
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If it was me, I would start by just pulling all the shafts, checking compatibility. Just in case you the shafts are different and the ones from the 4.33 axle won't fit through the spindles of your axle in the truck or something.
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to answer your pm, I changed the housing and diff. reused axles from one and hubs from the other to get the Budd pattern to match the front. had to cut 1/2" off both axle shafts to fit. was better than handling the monster diff. one was the 21k 2 spd from the 93 ford and one was a 21k from the 3.92 99 FL70. I used the FL70 axle mostly because it was bolted to all the air ride stuff I installed. would have been nice to keep the creepy 4.11/5.71 but went the easy way instead. I double nutted the axles studs and pulled them instead of beating the cones out. a tape measure and calipers is your friend
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hell, just cause its a pain in my jeep, I bought the hand operated transfer pump that fits on top of a 5gallon bucket of gear oil. worth every stinking penny.
had one. Didn't like gear oil that was cold. I even had the gear oil stored inside, and wrapped in an electric blanket in the shop.

just wasn't happening, and i did the third swap at 10PM the night before a wheeling trip. So a pint at a time it was....
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Started wiring everything in today. So far it is pretty straight forward and should tuck up nice.
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Got the fire wall finished and painted. Been a long haul the get to this point. Ordered my air filters (two of them) today. Just need to wire everything in and hook up gauges. Planning on adding a fan shroud also. Been hounding the guy with my frame but still have some work to finish on the cab/motor.
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engine bay looks almost OEM factory

any plans for a fan shroud ?
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Thanks. Yeah I have a fan shroud sitting here waiting to go on after a few more things are squared away. We'll see how it mounts but it will probably have to be in two pieces.
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hell, just cause its a pain in my jeep, I bought the hand operated transfer pump that fits on top of a 5gallon bucket of gear oil. worth every stinking penny.
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had one. Didn't like gear oil that was cold. I even had the gear oil stored inside, and wrapped in an electric blanket in the shop.

just wasn't happening, and i did the third swap at 10PM the night before a wheeling trip. So a pint at a time it was....
12 dollar orange HF drill pump. WARM the oil(100* minimum). Fills in minutes. Fuck pumping a few ounces a stroke.

Before I had the drill pump. If you have room and the cross members are in the right place. 2x4s cut to length...


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^ lol

yes, heating the oil (i used a diesel fired "torpedo" jobsite heater) makes a huge difference ....
but gear oil stinks even more when hot
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I wish I could have gotten a bucket of oil in there.
as rooster will attest, there's just not room to do much in the LP frame. Third pretty much lives in between the frame rails.
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