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You leave that muddy heap in your own driveway, I just sprayed mine off this evening!:flipoff2:
Tell you what, pretty soon i'm gonna need some muscle getting the body off the frame......i'll call you then to come "show it off":laughing:
 

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Well its been long enough, time for an update. Things are not moving as fast as I would like but I am making progress. I picked up a set of Mickey Thompson Valve covers. I know they are everywhere but I actually was able to find a pair of NOS that had never been installed. I picked them up off craigslist for $40. I made it over to Brandon's to have him weld a plate for the power steering box, and a brace for the power steering box. Everything turned out great, thanks again Brandon! Other than that, I have been replacing as many rusted bolts as possible, and working on some wiring issues. I also picked up an Optima Yellow Top.:smokin:
I finally made it over to the dump to weigh my scout. As it sits, it is at 3660lb.

Plate for power steering

Power Steering Box Brace


 

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Does anyone know a good driveline shop in or around Sac? My buddy came by today and gave me a driveline from a Ram Charger but it needs to be shortened by an inch or so. I am hoping to find someone who can give me a good deal since i am not currently working.
 

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wow, how did you do that??

Bud at AAA driveline out on Sunrise, or sac driveline in west sac..

They just retube it, same shaft should be fine
 

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I wish I could say it happened wheeling but sadly it broke in my driveway. :shaking:
I put it in neutral and started it up to warm it up. Well even though it was in neutral the transmission was still engaged some how and when I started it. It tried to crawl up the driveway so i slammed on the brakes, and killed the motor. The scout only moved maybe 6 inches but that's all it took to twist the rear driveline. I had to be on its way out already, I am just lucky it happened in my driveway and not in some field far from home. This is the first time the transmission did that. Time for a rebuild

The new driveline I got is stronger than the one that broke, so I will probably have that one shortened by an inch.
 

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you could always drive home in 4 wheel drive ;)

Done that a few times.. but from the trail not the driveway muhahaha
 

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ooof...that sucks.

I like the connecting rod for a clamp on the steering box brace :grinpimp:
 

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What kind of speeds are you doing in the scout? If you're really tight for money, you could always pick up a piece of tube with the same ID as the OD of the new shaft, chop the shaft, and weld the tube to the outside to extend it an inch. I'm sure it wouldn't be balanced well, but it'd probably save you some $$ till you can do it right.

OR, I bet if you ground the yokes out yourself before going to the shop they'd charge you less to re-tube it. Tell them the right length, hand them the yokes and shaft.
 

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ooof...that sucks.

I like the connecting rod for a clamp on the steering box brace :grinpimp:
Thanks, it a a Chevy 350 rod and it fits like it was made for it. :grinpimp:

What kind of speeds are you doing in the scout? If you're really tight for money, you could always pick up a piece of tube with the same ID as the OD of the new shaft, chop the shaft, and weld the tube to the outside to extend it an inch. I'm sure it wouldn't be balanced well, but it'd probably save you some $$ till you can do it right.

OR, I bet if you ground the yokes out yourself before going to the shop they'd charge you less to re-tube it. Tell them the right length, hand them the yokes and shaft.
I am going to be using the Scout as a daily driver, so i probably need something balanced, but that might be an option to get me by.
 

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Does anyone know a good driveline shop in or around Sac? My buddy came by today and gave me a driveline from a Ram Charger but it needs to be shortened by an inch or so. I am hoping to find someone who can give me a good deal since i am not currently working.
Can't get much easier than this. Cut the driveline an 1" back and then remove the part welded to the yoke and reweld. Take it to a shop and have them balance it. Before you start mark where the yoke goes so it's line up right. tools needed Chopsaw, 4.5" cutoff wheel and a welder.
I'm thinking a 12 pack of beer might just get you what you need too:smokin:
 

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Can't get much easier than this. Cut the driveline an 1" back and then remove the part welded to the yoke and reweld. Take it to a shop and have them balance it. Before you start mark where the yoke goes so it's line up right. tools needed Chopsaw, 4.5" cutoff wheel and a welder.
I'm thinking a 12 pack of beer might just get you what you need too:smokin:
Whats your drink of choice?:grinpimp:
 

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well I would think there has to be a point of diminishing returns there ;)

My biggest die is 1.5", I can probably borrow another one cause 1.5" might be a bit small..
 
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