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Does anyone have plans for prepping their rigs? I'm available all day Saturday, and at least some of Sunday.
We all have stuff to do, lets get together!
 

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Originally posted by Pazuzu:
<STRONG>Does anyone have plans for prepping their rigs? I'm available all day Saturday, and at least some of Sunday.
We all have stuff to do, lets get together!</STRONG>
Ill be workin on my POS this weekend, I'll
see if maybe we could all work at Kongs shop....would be a good time to cut up that firewood I was talkin about.I'll ask Mark tonight.
 

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I'm spraying a new coat of paint Saturday, touching up all the black stuff Sunday. I'm on call too. I've still got to pick up a new Optima and then I'm done after a good vacuuming.
Larry, tell Mark I didn't forget about his ductwork at the shop, just been busy. Have him email me at [email protected] or you can with a measurement of those two drops. I think they were 10" round but I forgot. I'll grab some stuff this week for it if he still needs it and we can knock it out this weekend.
 

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The list is as follows: install new birfields, interior cage, one rear spring center pin, weld front perches, grease everything, repaint nerfs/bumper, clean, and hang new air freshner. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Mike, you going to drive up to the big city or something?
 

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I think I may even throw in one of my air fresheners also! If you can't get rid of the funk, might as well try and cover it. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by JackA:
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Mike, you going to drive up to the big city or something?</STRONG>
If we can plan a big WAT, then yes. I might even be able to spend the night, and continue working until about 2PM Sunday. I need to set up the rear gears, swap my front diff. Some kind of skid plate. Knock out a cheap-ass lower control arm brace. Get the quick-releases done on the doors.
What's up with this repainting nerfs crap? Scuff marks from your shoes don't count as trail damage... <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
I should have everything, but if someone (Kong?) has a press, it'll make the gears a bit easier...
 

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If anybody want's to play at my house: I'm doing a drivetrain lift, new motor mounts,
installing a (new to me)tranny, possibly even a doing a new tranny crossmember. I could use some help. I've acquired (borrowed)a welder and i am ready to get it!
Let me know.
 

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i'm game for whatever is up this weekend. let me know what going on and where (and probably directions) and i'll show up. got nothing to do to my truck (lack of fundage) but i'll hang.
 

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so...is anything going on this weekend?? anyone up for clearing up some room in my rear wells?? i'm looking for a factory looking job, cuz i can use a sawzall, but i want it to look good. also...any of you guys got a sand blaster so i can clean off my donor doors and get started mibbling away for the half doors??
 

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Can we nail something down here? Is Kong's shop a possibility? Eric, are you finalizing plans at your place?
I've got a hella drive, I need to know! If everyone ends up working sepaprately, that's cool, but I need to know before 6AM tomorrow.
 

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I have to work tomarrow so I can take four days
off next weekend. I never got an answer from Kongs.....

[ 10-05-2001: Message edited by: zags ]
 

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Originally posted by Pazuzu:
<STRONG>Can we nail something down here? Is Kong's shop a possibility? Eric, are you finalizing plans at your place?
I've got a hella drive, I need to know! If everyone ends up working sepaprately, that's cool, but I need to know before 6AM tomorrow.</STRONG>
It's on at my place for sure! UPS delivered my tranny today and I finished fabbing my motor mount lift blocks last night and i am ready to make it happen. Still need to fab the tranny lift block or a new crossmember. Need to consider the impacts of the drivetrain lift. I'll need to modify my exhaust to compensate for the lift, raise the radiator back up with the body, modify the horse collar crossmember. Hell i might even strip the rear housing pivot it a little and re-weld the perches and stuff back on to help the pinion angle.
I 'm just going to make it up as i go along!
All are welcome but i'm focusing on my stuff first. It's gotta be road worthy by Sunday evening!
 

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Hey Eric, just an FYI:
It took longer to do my d-train lift than my SAS. 12 hours in all.....

Things to consider:
radiator (relocate to stock)
gastank
horsecollar
t-case crossmember
engine mount spacers
exhaust

If I were you, i'd make the lift blocks 1/4" shorter than your bodylift, or you might have tranny tunnel clearance issues....
 

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Originally posted by ScottD:
<STRONG>Hey Eric, just an FYI:
It took longer to do my d-train lift than my SAS. 12 hours in all.....

Things to consider:
radiator (relocate to stock)
gastank
horsecollar
t-case crossmember
engine mount spacers
exhaust

If I were you, i'd make the lift blocks 1/4" shorter than your bodylift, or you might have tranny tunnel clearance issues....</STRONG>
Blocks are already fabricated. I'm lifting the motor 2" and the tranny 1.25". The gas tank is already lifted.
My only anticipated problems are with the horsecollar and the exhaust, but we'll see how that goes. Good to hear from you again.
Later
 

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Eric, I cut the horse collar out of zags' truck (well, I did most of the cutting anyway), and you need a way to keep the frame rails spread apart so you can maneuver it around, because the rails will come together without the crossmember. We used a porta-power, but a High-Lift might do it also. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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If it's just a matter of them wanting to come together, maybe you could use a 2x4 just slightly longer than the inside dim of the frame rails and wedge it in place tightly.
Jay
 

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Two days of wrenching done. I got the rear srings fixed, driveshafts pimped, and most importantly the interior cage is done! I just have to finish up some loose ends. Then bust out the final cleaning. It's gotta look good for the Cali rocks. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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Removed old tranny tore it off the t-case put the t-case and the new tranny together built motor mount lift blocks and tranny mount lift block, installed lift blocks, raised radiator, bench pressed the new tranny and t-case into place and bolted it up. Ran out of shielding gas today so i'll have to finish the exhaust mods tomorrow.
Oh yea...i almost forgot...fresh paint on everything! (but I ran out of blue paint <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> so it's all black)
About 20 hours in all!
So much for the wrench-a-thon party. I was solo the whole weekend. The tranny re-installation about killed me! Well it's done and my shifter are back in the right place and the tranny is shifting VERY Smoothly <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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You are the man. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 
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