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Reasonably Priced Crawler Box for LT230

36428 Views 191 Replies 40 Participants Last post by  nykvlv
So who is interested in an adaptor to fit the Borg Warner 1339 (Jeep Quadratrack) T-case to the LT230 T-Case as a crawler box? Provided the adaptor could be made for a reasonable price this would be the cheapest way to get a strong bolt-on crawler box.

Bill Larman (who has fitted these crawler boxes to both series and LT95 t-cases) is looking to get adaptors manufactured in Australia (if there is enough interest).

I estimate (this is my guess only) that the adaptor would be $500US or less (but you need to source your own BW1339. The only downside is (I believe) the kit will have to also include an adaptor to use a series handbrake drum on the LT230 (otherwise the crawler won't fit).

For more details, and to post if you are interested, click here (start reading at the 6th post down).


I have no personal interest in this venture (other than I want a reasonably priced crawler box for the LT230 to be available).
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AFAIK there aren't any CAD files. Bill, the guy who has built 2 of these adaptors before, is very much an old-tech (pen and paper) kind of guy. However, maybe he can do some pen and paper drawings and someone can convert them to CAD.
That shouldn't be a problem. Right now I am taking an autoCAD class and that is pretty much all we are doing: converting hand written diagrams onto the computer.

If you can get the specs to madcowdungbeetle, him and I could probably have that mofo on the puter' in no time.

Oh, when you send it, send two copies and two bottles of scotch :D .
I would think the best way would be to get a roamerdrive and swap the planetary gearsets. All the other engineering is done. Would be a good prototype, then maybe make a deal with roamerdrive to buy select parts (case, linkages, the part that sticks into the transfer case, etc). But overall, except for the gear ratio, EVERYTHING is there. Even getting a 1.50 or 2.00 gear ratio reduction would be huge. Not like we need to go all 22re 598379482:1 crawl ratio.

I was just looking at a cutaway for the Fairey. Kinda wish I had kept my old one. I think turning it into an underdrive would be semi-simple assuming I could find someone to cut a new countershaft for me and weld on the case. That said old series overdrives are junk. Mine ran on metal shavings.
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