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Forum: For Sale / Wanted 02-13-2010, 09:29 PM
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Posted By Cresso
FS: 16 spline 4:1 Orion *never used*

I have a never used, never assembled Orion transfer case. It's the 16 spline model that mates to a 4 speed transmission. This is the DIY version that requires dismantling your existing transfer case....
Forum: Trip and Event Reports 08-09-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,609
Posted By Cresso
Had a great time and saw lots of good ideas for...

Had a great time and saw lots of good ideas for my own project. Thank you!
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 07-28-2008, 02:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Cresso
Sorry, no, this is the link that goes from pitman...

Sorry, no, this is the link that goes from pitman arm to passenger end of the tie rod. PM sent.
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 07-26-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Cresso
WTB drag link clamp

Forgive me if I'm using the wrong terminology...

1975 FJ-40 with PO-installed power steering. The drag link only had one of the two clamps that prevent the drag link from spinning on the rod ends....
Forum: General Tech Forum 06-24-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,828
Posted By Cresso
Ohhh, I see. Mine lifted right off once the cone...

Ohhh, I see. Mine lifted right off once the cone washers were out. Didn't realize I got lucky there.
Forum: General Tech Forum 06-24-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,828
Posted By Cresso
The technique recommended in the Toyota manual...

The technique recommended in the Toyota manual worked really well for me. Use a brass punch and hit the tops of the steering arm studs, like you're trying to pound them down through the arms. A few...
Forum: General Tech Forum 06-23-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,828
Posted By Cresso
I'm just about to button up this same exact swap,...

I'm just about to button up this same exact swap, although I used a minitruck axle donor. I need to put in the pads and bleed the brakes and I'm done. I was pulling a few parts that I missed down at...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-06-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,814
Posted By Cresso
Woops. duh. :o Thanks

Woops. duh. :o

Thanks
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-06-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,814
Posted By Cresso
Is this part of an Orion upgrade?

Is this part of an Orion upgrade?
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-21-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By Cresso
That's exactly how I did it, except I couldn't...

That's exactly how I did it, except I couldn't find a flat enough spot on the top, so I used the straight edge along the bottom. ~2.75 degrees of negative caster, using that method. I'd try driving...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-21-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By Cresso
I'll take it to an alignment shop before settling...

I'll take it to an alignment shop before settling on a specific shim size. It's entirely possible I'm not measuring it correctly. Thanks for all the help!
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-20-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By Cresso
These are 1.5" extended shackles from CCOT.

These are 1.5" extended shackles from CCOT.
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-20-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By Cresso
I already have 4 degree shims, but my numbers...

I already have 4 degree shims, but my numbers would appear to indicate that wouldn't be quite sufficient for ideal caster. Not true?
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-20-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By Cresso
Sitting on flat concrete in my garage, it has...

Sitting on flat concrete in my garage, it has between 2.5 and 3 degrees of negative caster. I'm aiming for about 3 degrees of positive caster. I've heard that 1 degree positive is stock, but that a...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-20-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By Cresso
I'd prefer to stick with steel, especially since...

I'd prefer to stick with steel, especially since the amount of caster correction is so high. 6 degrees for an HFS 4" lift w/ extended shackles. Sounds like a lot, huh?
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-20-2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By Cresso
Custom steel shims?

Anyone know of a good source for some steel axle shims to fix caster? Every time I go to 4crawler.com (http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/ForSale/Shims.shtml), it seems he's either not accepting orders at...
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-19-2006, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Cresso
Perfect! Thank you! Odd that all the Bestop...

Perfect! Thank you! Odd that all the Bestop documentation says to get it elsewhere...
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-19-2006, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Cresso
:lmao: I wish

:lmao: I wish
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-19-2006, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Cresso
Bikini Channel?

forgive me if this has been covered - the search is giving me an error.

I recently purchased a Bestop bikini top for my '75 FJ-40. It says if I don't have the factory soft top channel on the...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-25-2006, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Cresso
I've been to a few gas stations that ask for my...

I've been to a few gas stations that ask for my zip code if I use my credit card at the pump. If I enter it, there's no limit (and with a 38 gallon tank, I've been in the triple digits a few times)....
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-24-2006, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Cresso
Bah. No philly cheese steak ever came with...

Bah. No philly cheese steak ever came with lettuce, tomato and mayo.
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 07-20-2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By Cresso
Wanted: Triangular bumper brackets for FJ-40

I'm missing the triangular front bumper brackets that sit on top the frame rails on an FJ-40. Please contact me via PM if anyone has 'em lying around.

The brackets can be seen in this photo...
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