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RockRunner
11-28-2010, 11:10 AM
So last time I went out wheeling with ya'll I busted my front knuckle and some studs. The next day a guy was selling some Diamond axles with Bobby long inner axles, so I bought them.:eek:

Some of the parts from my old axles will transfer to the new ones like the third members and at least one knuckle :rolleyes:

This is going to go slow unless I can get the parts I need for cheap from the group. I really want to get this on the road for the snow run but don't see that happening in reality.

Here are the parts I got.

RockRunner
11-28-2010, 11:18 AM
I am in need of more parts, got a list in the general area I will post the link to that tread.

Parts needed (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/forumdisplay.php?f=18)

74fj40
11-28-2010, 02:55 PM
Subscribed!

J Kimmel
12-01-2010, 10:26 PM
sloooowww...bring me some parts to play with.

RockRunner
12-02-2010, 02:33 PM
Working on it, you should be getting some birfs to your door any time now. I hope to be going to Greeley Sunday to pick up some parts.

J Kimmel
12-03-2010, 10:08 PM
arrived today...don't want to unpack greasy parts and foam packing to clutter my house :)

RockRunner
12-04-2010, 10:58 AM
But how can you post up some pictures then????

J Kimmel
12-04-2010, 11:24 AM
here you go, this is a future shot, you weren't aware I am also a psychic?

J Kimmel
12-04-2010, 11:28 AM
here is another, go ahead, ask me anything :)

Uncle Ben
12-04-2010, 11:45 AM
here is another, go ahead, ask me anything :)

Torque steer? Lol

J Kimmel
12-04-2010, 12:00 PM
torque steer :)

Myredyota
12-04-2010, 03:38 PM
http://risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=22115&stc=1&d=1291483693

:eek: I don't need a SAS! My IFS truck can do that pose on any obstacle/speed bump! :lmao: :lmao::lmao:

RockRunner
12-04-2010, 05:32 PM
torque steer :) If that was me in the same spot I drive out of it depending on who IS SPOTTING ME. It looks like it is doable

rover67
12-04-2010, 06:02 PM
here is another, go ahead, ask me anything :)

Got a picture of it in the air :D

J Kimmel
12-04-2010, 06:41 PM
hmmm...jackstands if that counts :)

TIMZTOY
12-04-2010, 06:49 PM
torque steer.. :D

J Kimmel
12-04-2010, 06:53 PM
much better...how does one add Tom's quote under that one :)

TIMZTOY
12-04-2010, 09:49 PM
which quote is that. ill edit it .

RockRunner
12-07-2010, 09:41 AM
Had a package waiting for me when I got home. Some ARP knuckle studs:D
Opened the package to look these beauties and found out they send me the wrong ones :(

Noe I have to contact them and get them to send me the correct ones.;)

nakman
12-07-2010, 11:00 AM
http://risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=22115&stc=1&d=1291483693

:eek: I don't need a SAS! My IFS truck can do that pose on any obstacle/speed bump! :lmao: :lmao::lmao:


I just had this flashback to Kane Creek... ;)

AxleIke
12-07-2010, 12:52 PM
torque steer.. :D

Gotta say Tom, you certainly go whole hog man. I'm not sure how you do it, but that flop has gotta be the best on yet. :D

Myredyota
12-08-2010, 01:17 AM
I just had this flashback to Kane Creek... ;)

Good Memory! Well...maybe not so much! :rolleyes:
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/myredyota/misc/DSCN2281.jpg?t=1291792597

RockRunner
12-08-2010, 09:09 AM
Good Memory! Well...maybe not so much! :rolleyes:
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/myredyota/misc/DSCN2281.jpg?t=1291792597

It is because you had your eyes crossed staring at your CB/Ham antena:D:lmao:

Great shot jut cracks me up where you have your antena:lmao:

Myredyota
12-09-2010, 12:43 AM
It is because you had your eyes crossed staring at your CB/Ham antena:D:lmao:

Great shot jut cracks me up where you have your antena:lmao:

I have always liked the K-40, it works great! The hood was the perfect location, out of the way and easy on/off!

RockRunner
12-09-2010, 08:57 AM
But in the middle?? It just lended itself perfectly for this picture.

Myredyota
12-10-2010, 01:13 AM
Trust me, I am laughing! I should have my camera ready to capture the look on people's faces when my truck decides to go pigeon toed! Shorty has gotten used to it. Someday I will SAS the poor thing...:rolleyes:

RockRunner
12-16-2010, 10:06 PM
Got some more parts and may be ready to start building the front. Most important will be the steering parts/rods

nakman
12-16-2010, 11:20 PM
Trust me, I am laughing! I should have my camera ready to capture the look on people's faces when my truck decides to go pigeon toed! Shorty has gotten used to it. Someday I will SAS the poor thing...:rolleyes:

It's amazing how that spot on the trail has changed since then- that line now almost puts you into that rock on the right, you kind of have to go more left which tips you even more.. or else go big and right up and over the one to your right. Now that the shelf road and the last waterfall climb both have bypasses, that's now the toughest spot on the trail, IMO.

edit: here, found a pic from recent CM
Before:
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/myredyota/misc/DSCN2281.jpg?t=1291792597


Now:
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=18388&stc=1&d=1272511550

few more at http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showpost.php?p=148005&postcount=15

Ok Tom, now on with the build!! :)

J Kimmel
12-16-2010, 11:50 PM
Got some more parts and may be ready to start building the front. Most important will be the steering parts/rods

lets get going :)

We can get the front in and done by the snow run...no reason why you have to have both done at once :)

TR/draglink are easy

RockRunner
12-17-2010, 12:38 PM
lets get going :)

We can get the front in and done by the snow run...no reason why you have to have both done at once :)

TR/draglink are easy

Now that would be funny, I will call you.

RockRunner
12-22-2010, 10:26 PM
Well work is about to start :bowdown: Jeremy and I moved our trucks from one house to the other and we got most of the parts needed either from my house or on the way. A lot of the stuff has been donated by generous folks who just want to see me flop or roll again:rolleyes: Randy;)

Some poser pics for you guys to warm up to. I hope to work most of the day Sunday for sure.:D Before that may be tough with the holidays and all but I want to get this thing rolling before the snow run.:eek:


Here is a teaser shot of the rubber that will be under the truck..................

Air Randy
12-23-2010, 09:25 AM
Be sure and invest in spare chrome moly axles since your swill be a custom length. Diamond housings are wider and stronger but the axles are the same strength as any other Toyota Longfield setup, guaranteed up to 39" tires. If'n you go with the bigger meats, combined with your tendency to use a lot of skinny pedal :), you may be filing warranty claims with Bobby.

RockRunner
12-23-2010, 09:30 AM
As soon as my money tree starts blooming in the spring/summer I will do that.

ScaldedDog
12-23-2010, 10:30 AM
Be sure and invest in spare chrome moly axles since your swill be a custom length.

I knew when I went custom length (65" Diamonds) that spares axles weren't on the table. I bought the strongest I could find, and outfitted them with all the goodies I could - 30 splines, hub gears, ARP studs, chromo flanges - but I don't carry spare axles.

Mark

RockRunner
12-23-2010, 03:40 PM
I knew when I went custom length (65" Diamonds) that spares axles weren't on the table. I bought the strongest I could find, and outfitted them with all the goodies I could - 30 splines, hub gears, ARP studs, chromo flanges - but I don't carry spare axles.

Mark

Doing the same thing, but if I can afford one I will likely get one.

RockRunner
12-26-2010, 10:48 AM
We will be working on my truck today. Come on by if you want to BS or get dirty,

1204 newland CT. Denver

Or call 303-829-0703 Tom

RockRunner
12-26-2010, 11:44 PM
Got to Jeremy's around 10 am and he had some of the front pulled apart already. We pulled the front axle from under the truck and started to pull is apart. Of course the drivers side was the one that blew up so it was the hardest to pull apart. It looked like all the oil and grease had made a nice soupy mix. You'll see that in some of the shots, that nice brownish soupy goup in the axle.

Here are some shots of the axle being pulled and parted. You can see the long side of the birfield busted pretty well and it took the hub with it. The short shaft will be for sale it is the TG 27 spline high end one. Also will be selling the long inner shaft.

RockRunner
12-26-2010, 11:54 PM
Here you can see the third pulled, can you say soupy mess:rolleyes: The axle housing will be cleaned and painted and sold.

The new axle sort of mocked up. Once we brought out the tape measure Jeremy noticed that we would not be able mount the spring perches in the correct places due to the full length, 66" I believe, compared to 49 of a stock axle. Unfortunately Trail Gear did not deliver before Xmas like they said they would so we still can't put the axle together. Also have to order a full width install kit from Sky off road...................more money:mad:

1.5" Wheel spacers will be for sale once cleaned up and ready.

RockRunner
12-27-2010, 12:01 AM
Last picture of the mock up with the full size Diamond and some of the parts. Can't wait to get some more parts on there and pour some clean oil in it.

Should all be ready for the snow run:D

PS like my new bike in the back ground:thumb:

FJBRADY
12-27-2010, 07:57 AM
Tom, looks good, nice bike.:thumb:

Let me know when you need my help:drink:

RockRunner
12-27-2010, 10:56 AM
Tom, looks good, nice bike.:thumb:

Let me know when you need my help:drink:

Thanks and pass;)

farnhamstj
12-27-2010, 03:36 PM
That motorcycle looks good. Lets get together this spring.

Build is comming along well. Good work.

J Kimmel
12-27-2010, 07:19 PM
That motorcycle looks good. Lets get together this spring.

Build is comming along well. Good work.

he's a liar, that would be mine :)

still love to ride in spring, always looking for riding buddies :)

RockRunner
12-27-2010, 09:10 PM
he's a liar, that would be mine :)

still love to ride in spring, always looking for riding buddies :)

Hey not a liar .............well sort of but ...I mean... I tried to...........well fine it is your bike.

Here are some more shots of the build. We removed both thirds, removing the rear axle was a pain and called for the PLASMA CUTTER.................man what a fun tool.:D Been waiting for a delivery now for a week for some real important parts so we can start cutting out the sections for the E-locker thirds. These axles were build for an ARB locker and a spool in the rear.

Tomorrow we will head out to buy some parts needed so we can put them together again like seals and some brackets for the shocks on the new axles.

Here are the pics of the day.

RockRunner
12-27-2010, 09:26 PM
Some more of the painted axles, Jeremy figured that the axles will never look this good again:rolleyes: smart ass. They do look good and the nice thing about them is that I can "clean" them any time with a rattle can:hill:

Some more pics of the axles, tomorrow we hope to finish the rear axle, cross your fingers. Installing the front axle is going to be a pain, we are going to have to cut my front spring hanger and widen it by about 5" if I recall right. I'll do the cutting Jeremy will do the welding, don't want parts falling of now do we;)

Last pics for the day.

J Kimmel
12-27-2010, 11:04 PM
only about 2 inches...you estimate like a typical man.

AxleIke
12-27-2010, 11:46 PM
Looks good.

Question though, why paint the axles before the perches are welded on?

J Kimmel
12-28-2010, 12:12 AM
less to mask after assembly, wire wheel where the perches go and then just a little touchup :)

corsair23
12-28-2010, 01:58 AM
only about 2 inches...you estimate like a typical man.

:lmao:

sig worthy :thumb:

farnhamstj
12-28-2010, 10:40 AM
Tom, how do you know pinion angle and caster are where they need to be on that front axle? Did you measure your current set up and ordered the diamond based on that info? Do you set the perches so caster is correct and pinion is what it is? I'm curious. I've only seen a couple diamond axle housings and both times the knuckles were not welded until pinion was set. School me please.

DanS
12-28-2010, 03:48 PM
Tom:

If you still need the knuckle bits, I just left you a voicemail. They are in a box in Westminster right now...

Dan

RockRunner
12-28-2010, 08:37 PM
Tom, how do you know pinion angle and caster are where they need to be on that front axle? Did you measure your current set up and ordered the diamond based on that info? Do you set the perches so caster is correct and pinion is what it is? I'm curious. I've only seen a couple diamond axle housings and both times the knuckles were not welded until pinion was set. School me please.

Yes, this is what you do , " Do you set the perches so caster is correct and pinion is what it is" I am sure it is better to weld the knuckles in later but that is how these diamonds came.

RockRunner
12-28-2010, 08:41 PM
Tom:

If you still need the knuckle bits, I just left you a voicemail. They are in a box in Westminster right now...

Dan

What all do you have? You happen to have a solid axle hub? Not the locking hub but the part the brake mounts to. LMK and we can work something out. Where in Westminister are you.

DanS
12-28-2010, 09:28 PM
What all do you have? You happen to have a solid axle hub? Not the locking hub but the part the brake mounts to. LMK and we can work something out. Where in Westminister are you.

One left steering knuckle.
Two mini hub/bearing/disc assemblies.
Two spindles for the above hubs.

The parts are in my sister's garage (Federal/36). I'm in Idaho Springs, so really once I'm in town it's all about the same for me. I'll also be at the meeting on the 5th.

Dan

rover67
12-28-2010, 11:11 PM
Looking good boys!

RockRunner
12-29-2010, 07:21 PM
One left steering knuckle.
Two mini hub/bearing/disc assemblies.
Two spindles for the above hubs.

The parts are in my sister's garage (Federal/36). I'm in Idaho Springs, so really once I'm in town it's all about the same for me. I'll also be at the meeting on the 5th.

Dan

These are from an IFS truck correct? I can meet anywhere you want just LMK where and when. Would like to get it ASAP so we can continue putting things together.

You can call me at 303-829-o7o3 :thumb:

DanS
12-29-2010, 11:05 PM
These are from an IFS truck correct? I can meet anywhere you want just LMK where and when. Would like to get it ASAP so we can continue putting things together.

You can call me at 303-829-o7o3 :thumb:

These are all from a solid axle mini. I think I have similar stuff from an IFS Hilux Surf, but it's in NM and no telling how long it would take to get it up here.

I'll give you a ring tomorrow...

Dan

AxleIke
12-30-2010, 09:49 AM
Tom I have that crap. I can likely bring it down from my folks late tonight or tomorrow.

RockRunner
12-30-2010, 10:16 AM
Tom I have that crap. I can likely bring it down from my folks late tonight or tomorrow.

That would be great. I need the IFS stuff. The hub and the spindle set up so I can get the brakes further from the axle.

RockRunner
12-30-2010, 10:18 AM
These are all from a solid axle mini. I think I have similar stuff from an IFS Hilux Surf, but it's in NM and no telling how long it would take to get it up here.

I'll give you a ring tomorrow...

Dan

Dan I can still use your stuff, I blew one of mine up.

AxleIke
12-30-2010, 08:10 PM
Well no, the IFS spindle does not seperate from the knuckle without a plasma cutter. I'm guessing you need everything that goes onto the spindle? Regardless, I'm bringing you chunks of stuff. Not going to pull it apart.

RockRunner
12-30-2010, 10:16 PM
Sounds good and you are right.

DanS
12-31-2010, 01:10 AM
Dan I can still use your stuff, I blew one of mine up.

Cool. I'm going to hit Loveland tomorrow, not sure how long I'll stay once it tracks out, but I will likely be in town and could meet up with you then. I could also meet stupid early on the 1st on my way to work, or when I get back on the 4th...

Dan

RockRunner
12-31-2010, 10:10 AM
Cool. I'm going to hit Loveland tomorrow, not sure how long I'll stay once it tracks out, but I will likely be in town and could meet up with you then. I could also meet stupid early on the 1st on my way to work, or when I get back on the 4th...

Dan

Cut some turns for me please:D Just call me when it works for you except the stupid early one.:o

74fj40
12-31-2010, 11:01 AM
Who's R53?

RockRunner
01-01-2011, 02:50 AM
Who's R53?

No idea what you are talking about.

74fj40
01-01-2011, 03:07 AM
Sorry. Mini Cooper S :D

AxleIke
01-01-2011, 03:10 PM
Tom, I have some unfortunate news. My dad's turbo truck had issues with the wheel bearings and warped the rotors. He took my spare stuff and used it on there. Sorry.

RockRunner
01-01-2011, 03:41 PM
Tom, I have some unfortunate news. My dad's turbo truck had issues with the wheel bearings and warped the rotors. He took my spare stuff and used it on there. Sorry.

Bummer, Well we'll keep on searching. Thanks.

RockRunner
01-01-2011, 03:42 PM
Sorry. Mini Cooper S :D

Jeremy got that for Lexi for Xmas, thing is sweet and fast. Handles pretty good too:D

Myredyota
01-01-2011, 09:48 PM
thing is sweet and fast. Handles pretty good too:D

Make sure you tell Shorty about the Mini! He really wants to test drive one.:D

J Kimmel
01-02-2011, 04:55 PM
Thats the old one, it was an '06 and has been replaced with this new '11 :)

wife's car


Sorry. Mini Cooper S :D

J Kimmel
01-08-2011, 06:30 PM
why is this taking so long?

more progress....

rear should be done tomorrow, hopefully spring hanger is off tomorrow so Tom can build the front, that should take him most of the day :lmao: :)

rover67
01-08-2011, 07:43 PM
Looking good! nice welds!

RockRunner
01-08-2011, 11:34 PM
You can come and check out those welds in person tomorrow if you like say 10ish:D But yes they are very nice welds, Grasshopper is learning well:D

TIMZTOY
01-09-2011, 10:26 AM
Beautiful welds. Grasshopper. Guess u don't need my welding anymore. :hill:

RockRunner
01-09-2011, 08:49 PM
No, I did not do those Jeremy did. I was just giving him a hard time.

ScaldedDog
01-09-2011, 11:18 PM
No, I did not do those Jeremy did. I was just giving him a hard time.

Jeremy should sell stick on overlays that we can put on our welds. :D

Mark

RockRunner
01-13-2011, 12:40 PM
The build has slowed down a bit:(. We weren't going to make the snow run date so we have taken some time off. The rear axle is done and hanging:D but I am having a hell of a time getting the short out of the front axle. I messed up and put the shaft in first before putting it in the birf. We have tried putting the birf on but it will not fit at all for some reason:confused: It has us stumped and really annoyed adding to that some parts did not arrive on time and the cold weather Jeremy and I just decided to take some time of and start up again later with a fresh attitude and a :beer:

If anybody has a good way of getting out a short shaft without destroying it please LMK. Without that we can't go any further since the birf can't fit on it.
Yes we checked the splines and things it just won't fit.

So tune in after the weekend, we may be working on it again.:thumb:

Air Randy
01-13-2011, 06:33 PM
Why can't you get it out? Is it stuck or did it fall down inside the housing?

TIMZTOY
01-13-2011, 07:10 PM
a long extention thru the long side thru the diff, to the other side. and hit the axle out. dont remember if the elocker is open in the middle.. but i belive it is.

RockRunner
01-13-2011, 08:32 PM
Why can't you get it out? Is it stuck or did it fall down inside the housing?

Stuck, after talking to Bobby L he thinks the splines rode up into the area where they disappear. There are only a few ways to get it out and I will try those in a few days. Will let you guys know how it goes.

RockRunner
01-13-2011, 08:33 PM
a long extention thru the long side thru the diff, to the other side. and hit the axle out. dont remember if the elocker is open in the middle.. but i belive it is.

Tried that is isn't open. I wish it was, thanks for the idea.

Air Randy
01-13-2011, 08:42 PM
So I have to ask .....why did you stick the :Daxle in without the birf?

RockRunner
01-13-2011, 09:08 PM
Got so excited I just had to stick it in:rolleyes: Actually that is about the truth and just wasn't thinking about it at the time, now we are driving topless but we are going on the snow run dang it :D

J Kimmel
01-13-2011, 10:32 PM
now we are driving topless but we are going on the snow run dang it :D

good to hear:)

have fun with it looks like I might finish it off at the hammers next month :)

RockRunner
01-13-2011, 10:34 PM
good to hear:)

have fun with it looks like I might finish it off at the hammers next month :)

Sweet, would be awesome to go and watch those guys.

TIMZTOY
01-13-2011, 11:34 PM
Got so excited I just had to stick it in:rolleyes: Actually that is about the truth and just wasn't thinking about it at the time, now we are driving topless but we are going on the snow run dang it :D


sounds like you "finshed the job" before finshing.. (so you want my opinion thread):drink::drink:

Uncle Ben
01-13-2011, 11:48 PM
When you fill the other side up with Backwoods Goop that side should fall right out! :eek: :lmao::lmao::lmao:

RockRunner
01-14-2011, 11:59 AM
When you fill the other side up with Backwoods Goop that side should fall right out! :eek: :lmao::lmao::lmao:

Know where I can get a gallon of that???:rolleyes: I heard that stuff fixes anything:lmao:

Now you got some real help or what :D

After talking to BL I am going to weld a bolt on the end and use a slide hammer to pull it out. He said he would work with me if the shaft gave up early. He had to laugh when I told him it was a special order. First he could get me another shaft for $75 but once he found out it was a custom cut one he had to think what he could do;)

AddictedOffroad
01-18-2011, 07:59 AM
What locker is up front? A detroit has a small hole in it. If you can get a long piece of say 3/8" all thread you can push it through the other side and push the shaft out. Just a thought if its a Detroit.

Air Randy
01-18-2011, 11:54 AM
What locker is up front? A detroit has a small hole in it. If you can get a long piece of say 3/8" all thread you can push it through the other side and push the shaft out. Just a thought if its a Detroit.

It's a Toyota Elocker

RockRunner
01-19-2011, 11:52 AM
What locker is up front? A detroit has a small hole in it. If you can get a long piece of say 3/8" all thread you can push it through the other side and push the shaft out. Just a thought if its a Detroit.

It is an E locker on a 80 high pinion. Any ideas?

TIMZTOY
01-19-2011, 01:04 PM
It is an E locker on a 80 high pinion. Any ideas?

The front is high pinion the rear is standard, I'm currently looking for a used high pinion elocker

Red_Chili
01-19-2011, 03:02 PM
It is an E locker on a 80 high pinion. Any ideas?
Not sure about the custom axle, but if it has a taper inside the splined area you could find some long, 90* locking pliers and clamp them on (not hurting the splines). Then attach a slide hammer and gently tap it out.

You *may* be able to slip narrow flat stock past the spider shaft in the elocker and gently (as in, pre-beer :lmao:) tap it out. No way to tell if you are smacking the carrier bearing from the inside though.

RockRunner
01-19-2011, 07:19 PM
You *may* be able to slip narrow flat stock past the spider shaft in the elocker and gently (as in, pre-beer :lmao:) tap it out. No way to tell if you are smacking the carrier bearing from the inside though.

We tried that but there is something solid in between the two. The pliers idea may work with the 90* bend, I will see how much they are. I can put them behind the C clip and that should help hold them in place, C clips are cheap enough.

Thanks Bill good idea, and we missed you and your date on the snow run.........What up:confused:

Uncle Ben
01-19-2011, 07:59 PM
I do know an awesome trail trick for removing broken axle stubs but it would be critical to do it pre beer! use a long enough piece of solid rod or all thread that will reach what your trying to retrieve. Slip the rod into a section of heater hose. Using jumper cables hooked to a battery that is unhooked from the vehicle (safely away from your work area) clip the positive cable to the housing and the negative terminal to the outside end of the rod, slide the insulated rod down the axle tube and let the rod "weld"/stick itself to the stub. Quickly unhook the jumper cable. You now have a handle on the stub that you can gently pull the stub out with. Did I mention pre beer?

TIMZTOY
01-19-2011, 08:19 PM
pre beer, shaaa:rolleyes:

74fj40
01-19-2011, 08:43 PM
I do know an awesome trail trick for removing broken axle stubs but it would be critical to do it pre beer! use a long enough piece of solid rod or all thread that will reach what your trying to retrieve. Slip the rod into a section of heater hose. Using jumper cables hooked to a battery that is unhooked from the vehicle (safely away from your work area) clip the positive cable to the housing and the negative terminal to the outside end of the rod, slide the insulated rod down the axle tube and let the rod "weld"/stick itself to the stub. Quickly unhook the jumper cable. You now have a handle on the stub that you can gently pull the stub out with. Did I mention pre beer?



That is an awesome trick!!!!

RockRunner
01-19-2011, 09:39 PM
Did I mention pre beer?

Always with the rules, geez I guess I can put the beer down and try it...........oh yeah pre-beer huh. Guess it will have to wait till tomorrow.

Thanks for the tip I will try it.

Red_Chili
01-19-2011, 11:38 PM
Thanks Bill good idea, and we missed you and your date on the snow run.........What up:confused:

I... um... er... uh... I guess...














I FORGOT!!!

:rolleyes:


What can I say, my days are full and lots to do. Lise had a stock show dog thing going. I figured it out Sunday. DOH!

J Kimmel
01-23-2011, 05:54 PM
well I got the hanger welded up, and then on, measured 14 times and welded in. The front axle managed its way under there and got pads welded in and boxed too...and the stuck shaft is out also.

Pretty much need to put the front end together and bolt it in, bleed the brakes and its about finished :)

oh and I need to add a little more gusseting to the hanger too.

pretty productive day over all...thanks a bunch Stephen :)

oh and put the rear tires on, so there are a couple in there to show how much wider it will be.

Uncle Ben
01-23-2011, 05:59 PM
Sad......all this work and it's still a mini truck! :p: :D :bolt:

J Kimmel
01-23-2011, 06:21 PM
my mini truck kicks your 40's ass!

try and keep up!

Uncle Ben
01-23-2011, 06:41 PM
my mini truck kicks your 40's ass!

try and keep up!

Only because you wont give me enough gas! :lmao:

RockRunner
01-24-2011, 12:05 AM
Holly cow Jeremy you went all out today:bowdown:. Did Stephen help you today too? Man I wish you would have called earlier before I started my TV stand project and I would have been there. I will go by Jim's tomorrow to pick up two IFS hubs and some brake parts/fluid.

I can't believe how wide it is now :eek: I guess it will get sucked in about 1.75" with the other rims per side but still :eek:

Anything else I need to get? Give me a call tomorrow I will be on the road around 9:30-10 with three pain full banking stops :mad:, then onto Jim's.

Thanks again man it looks great,:bowdown::bowdown:

RockRunner
01-24-2011, 12:06 AM
Sad......all this work and it's still a mini truck! :p: :D :bolt:

Yeah but a cool mini truck with a really cool driver:rolleyes:

RockRunner
01-24-2011, 12:07 AM
Only because you wont give me enough gas! :lmao:

That is how we keep you in check :D A pint at a time so you can't get to far away from us:lmao:

J Kimmel
01-24-2011, 07:17 AM
from what I can tell, I think really the only thing left is to assemble the outers on the front and bolt it in. I think then it is mount shocks, bleed brakes...I think thats about it.

Its not as wide as I thought it would be, but IMO looks perfect. It will really come together once the front goes on.

J Kimmel
01-24-2011, 07:20 AM
Holly cow Jeremy you went all out today:bowdown:. Did Stephen help you today too?


Thanks again man it looks great,:bowdown::bowdown:

no big deal, just got motivated and yes, Stephen came over also. A second pair of measuring eyes and hands to hold was really helpful!

Air Randy
01-24-2011, 08:14 AM
I'm curious as to what you had to do to get the stuck shaft out and what you think was holding on to it?

Sounds like you make great progress when Tom isn't around to "help" :D :lmao::lmao::lmao:

Air Randy
01-24-2011, 08:16 AM
Note to all club members: Do not follow within 200 feet behind Tom unless you want a broken windshield. All that extra width should make it really stable though.:thumb:

J Kimmel
01-24-2011, 08:31 AM
I'm curious as to what you had to do to get the stuck shaft out and what you think was holding on to it?

Sounds like you make great progress when Tom isn't around to "help" :D :lmao::lmao::lmao:

Well I knew if I brought Stephen over he could get it, every time I've ever had one of those things that I am stuck on, he seems to figure it out. He turned the knuckle all the way, and put a pry bar on the end of the shaft where the c-clip goes and gently worked it out. I think it took him 3-4 minutes total.

Tom and I have made lots of progress, most of it so far doesn't really look like much:o

getting that spring hanger off was a REAL bear, putting it back together is the easy part :)

leiniesred
01-24-2011, 12:09 PM
Glad I could help.

rover67
01-24-2011, 12:24 PM
Nice work guys, can't wait to see it on the rocks again.

It's looking really good.

AxleIke
01-24-2011, 12:49 PM
Note to all club members: Do not follow within 200 feet behind Tom unless you want a broken windshield. All that extra width should make it really stable though.:thumb:

I bet tom still manages to roll it :D:D:D:D:D:D

AxleIke
01-24-2011, 12:52 PM
Sad......all this work and I still wish I had a mini truck! :p: :D :bolt:

Fixed it for you.

Uncle Ben
01-24-2011, 01:17 PM
Sad......all this work and I still wish I hadn't rode around in a mini truck as this infection itches really BAD! :p: :D :bolt:

Fixed it for you.

Completed the statement for you. :p:

Red_Chili
01-24-2011, 02:46 PM
Hey UB, what kinda motor you running in WR again? I forget... :lmao:

Uncle Ben
01-24-2011, 02:49 PM
Hey UB, what kinda motor you running in WR again? I forget... :lmao:

Heavily abused F motor...why? Whats shining in your game of pocket pool, bling man?

AxleIke
01-24-2011, 05:17 PM
Completed the statement for you. :p:

Sad......all this work and I still wish I hadn't rode around in a mini truck cuz now I've got the itch to own one and it itches really BAD!

Silly you. I fixed your completed statement to accurately reflect your true feelings.

Denial is a common first step when one is diagnosed with mini-truck jonesenitis. You will then go through anger at all those years wasted driving a cruiser when you could have been driving a prized mini-truck, then barganing with a PO when you finally get over your rage and buy one, and finally acceptance as a happy, satisfied mini-truck driver, free of all cruiser related worries.

Uncle Ben
01-24-2011, 05:45 PM
Silly you. I fixed your completed statement to accurately reflect your true feelings.

Denial is a common first step when one is diagnosed with mini-truck jonesenitis. You will then go through anger at all those years wasted driving a cruiser when you could have been driving a prized mini-truck, then barganing with a PO when you finally get over your rage and buy one, and finally acceptance as a happy, satisfied mini-truck driver, free of all cruiser related worries.



No problems....I found a salve that seems to be working! The green slime is nearly gone now! :thumb:

RockRunner
01-24-2011, 06:42 PM
I bet tom still manages to roll it :D:D:D:D:D:D

Only if I want it to;) of course I could get bad advice for a line:rolleyes:

AxleIke
01-24-2011, 06:52 PM
No problems....I found a salve that seems to be working! The green slime is nearly gone now! :thumb:

Good! I knew you'd get that cruiser fever gone eventually. Glad to have you!

Uncle Ben
01-24-2011, 07:42 PM
Good! I knew you'd get that cruiser fever gone eventually. Glad to have you!

Nope....that fever is incurable! Oh and it's Cruiser fever. Can't capitalize "mini truck" as it's a generic term!

TIMZTOY
01-24-2011, 09:14 PM
:headbang:its tom! he's going to roll it, its just a matter of time.. lol

AxleIke
01-25-2011, 10:14 AM
:headbang:its tom! he's going to roll it, its just a matter of time.. lol

Totally. However, these new axles should keep him from flopping on the flat, no rocks in sight sections :D:D:D:D:D

You know we just gotta tease you Tom, we're all jealous of the new set up :bowdown:

AxleIke
01-25-2011, 10:16 AM
Nope....that fever is incurable! Oh and it's Cruiser fever. Can't capitalize "mini truck" as it's a generic term!

Some back sliding is normal, the greiving process takes time. Not to worry, you will soon accept your new status as a mini-truck guy :D

TIMZTOY
01-25-2011, 10:17 AM
Totally. However, these new axles should keep him from flopping on the flat, no rocks in sight sections :D:D:D:D:D

You know we just gotta tease you Tom, we're all jealous of the new set up :bowdown:

yea yea but we will never admit that.

Red_Chili
01-25-2011, 11:28 AM
Heavily abused F motor...why? Whats shining in your game of pocket pool, bling man?
Oh, my mistake. I thought you were manning up and gonna drop a blown 5VZ in that thing to go with all the other non-cruiser mods you've done to remediate the Cruiser shortcomings ... :lmao:

RockRunner
01-25-2011, 11:29 PM
Totally. However, these new axles should keep him from flopping on the flat, no rocks in sight sections :D:D:D:D:D

You know we just gotta tease you Tom, we're all jealous of the new set up :bowdown:

No worries all in good fun:D I hear you are taking on a big project again.

RockRunner
01-25-2011, 11:50 PM
Well The Habanero is sitting on four wheels carrying her own weight. Still need to put on the front calipers and hubs. weld on the shock tabs mount the steering arms and stabilizer. Once that is done put on the drive shafts and attach the positive cable and off we go. Well sort of still need some little things done but getting closer.:D:D:D:D

If it wasn't for Jeremy and Stephen working on it last weekend we would not even be this close. Jeremy welded on some gussets behind the spring hanger and filled in a section where I think I may have been a little to eager with the grinder or plasma cutter :o

Anyway, she's getting close to done and we can't wait to see The Habanero in action :D

corsair23
01-26-2011, 03:53 PM
Tom,

With the new width the tires look small...Time to go bigger :hill:

TIMZTOY
01-26-2011, 04:55 PM
I concur that past statement

Air Randy
01-26-2011, 06:38 PM
Tom,

With the new width the tires look small...Time to go bigger :hill:

He has already bought a set of 40" red label crawlers, be patient

rover67
01-26-2011, 06:42 PM
What'd you guys do for knuckles and steering arms?

J Kimmel
01-26-2011, 07:54 PM
knuckles are the same, steering is the same, hubs are IFS. Had to get a longer tie rod and drag link though, drilled and tapped to use the same fj-80 tre's that were on before.

AxleIke
01-26-2011, 08:14 PM
Great work tom, rudy, and jeremy. Loving the new stance. Top Notch!

RockRunner
01-26-2011, 09:22 PM
Mostly great work Jeremy!! And Rudy for saving the day. I did mostly the simple things and holding..........oh and the beer, yeah lots o beer.

J Kimmel
02-22-2011, 08:31 AM
no new daylight pics yet?

clean it up and show it now that you found the last missing brake line :)

RockRunner
02-22-2011, 09:37 AM
Putting it on today and bleeding the brakes. Then taking it to the car wash for a much needed rinse and some pics afterwords.

AxleIke
02-22-2011, 09:54 AM
Nice. So, Tom, whence goeth thine old 37's?