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MyNameIsAric's 98 FULL width SAS

Discussion in 'Offroad Projects' started by mynameisaric, April 8, 2007.

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  1. IZwack

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    Ooof! I would save first and then buy. Don't borrow money for projects like this, it doesnt appreciate in monitary value over time :)
     
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  3. mynameisaric

    mynameisaric Well-Known Member

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    i live at home. i have no credit. i couldnt borrow money on my own if i wanted to. its through mom & pops with their excellent credit = %5 apr.... i work full time and make decent money, so i'll have the borrowed money paid down in no time. i need to get this done though. or i have to wait till next year. it has already been a year since i have had 4wd. i dont want to make it 2 years.

    and dont worry, i know my truck will be worth even less money when i am done lol

    i appreciate you looking out for me though.
     
  4. mynameisaric

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    Got my clarke180EN. Put it together. Just needed a plug to go into the outlet(i don't think sticking wires into a socket is safe). Also found out i need this little thing that costs 13.97 shipped from sears.com to plug the gas tube into my current regulator, or i could buy the regulator kit from Sears or Menards for $70.... Anyway, put it together and it welds amazing. Wouldnt think it is an off brand at all. I need to play with the settings. I'm burning a little hot and the slag isn't falling off right, but that is my problem and not the welders. Also layed down some beads with my arc machine setup for Tig. i was happy with them. I was going to do some patch panels to fix some nasty rust spots, but 22 ga. is a little too thin for my abilities and/or welder. i will be ordering knuckles, gears, lockers, tomorow from a pirate vender. Getting kingpin rebuilds, coils from jeffsbronco.....com and mostly everything else will be from napa.

    ITS TIME TO GET IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :D :D :D :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :D :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :D :usa: :usa: :usa: :usa: :exporange :D :usa: :eek: :confused: :eek: :thumbsup: :exporange :usa: :exporange :eek: :confused: :D :D :D :D :D :usa: :exporange :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :D :D :D :D
     

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    I like your enthusiasm for the project. Don't forget to let that welder rest a little between welds.
    I was saving receipts at first on my project then trashed them. Took up too much space. HA HA. It was all the zillion little things.
     
  6. mynameisaric

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    gettin closer

    Well this week I got alot of parts in. I still have alot of parts left to get. Mostly little things like heims, johnny joints, steering box etc.

    What i do have so far are my dedenbear knuckles(bling bling), 5.38 r&p's, install kits, kingpin rebuilds, front and rear rotors and calipers. So as i said before, i have been totaling the expense and right now i sit at $4,031.19... That includes both sets of axles, rims, tires and the parts mentioned above. Does not include the welder as i figured I need one of those anyway. To keep myself busy in the mean time, i have been cutting out rust and replacing it with new sheet metal. It is now officially a 10 foot truck (only looks good from 10 feet away.)
     

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  7. j602

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    Weld that biotch up in the front. If you do it right it'll be just strong as a spool and will do the same thing. Just unlock a hub if you need to make a tight turn.

    Patch looks pretty good.
     
  8. mynameisaric

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    I got a detroit for the front and a spool for the rear.
     
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    Neither. Get the Cage's.
     
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    I've got wild horses on my bronco. They do pretty good. However I hear the Cage are a bit flexier, and haven't heard a think bad about 'em on the EB forum
     
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    Well, i went with the cage coils. picked up a 94 xploder steering box, also got the coil buckets off of it, but when i go home, i realized those arent what everyone else is using, but oh well. I'll tear them apart and fab something homemade up. I'm still waiting for a reply from the guy that is suppost to regear my axles. He has a good reputation, i just only have one way to contact him. He is probably busy or maybe he is ignoring me. So i'm begining to look elsewhere. I've come to the realization that this swap may not happen this summer. If i can pay back what i owe to my parents, then maybe i can get my 250 so i can tear the explorer apart and still have something to drive. I'm not going to waste my time/money on a cheap lil car. So i have to see if i can afford a 250/350 anytime soon and i may be able to do the swap in the fall. The summer is not over yet so i still may yet get it done. In the mean time, i have been cleaning up and painting.

    Other projects i've done so far are my exhaust and my mom's leaf springs. My stock exhaust decided to disintegrate recently, so i took the cheapest possible route and welded on some glass packs. They sound good at idle and high rpms.... i mean REALLY good. But between 2500-3500 they fill the cab with a nice exhaust hum and makes something rattle in the top right corner of my dash.

    My mom's leafs have been needing replacement for about 2 years now. Toooo many car trips with the truck wayyy overloaded.
     

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    dropped off the axles to get regeared today. should have them back in less than a week hopefully.
     

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    I have a question.... I decided to start working on these axles again. I had a short stint where i wanted a sports car for some reason and put my truck on the backburner...... i duno what i was thinking...... anyway.

    I was setting up the kingpins.... and i forgot how they came apart. so tell me if this is the correct order please. The dana 60 exploded views i see online are too grainy to make out the small parts.

    Edit: Nevermind, it is the correct order. This writeup on pirate4x4 was muchos nachos el grande helpful. http://pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/PR-Kingpin/index.html
     

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    mynameisaric Well-Known Member

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    for my high steer arms, can i get longer bolts? or do i need double ended studs. I can't find 1/2-20 double ended studs anywhere and they are $30 for a set of 4 online. Napa has 1/2-20 double ended studs, but they are 1/2-13 on the other side.
     
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    buy the set online. Your driver side studs should be long enough, however they will most likely be too big for the hole in the arm. I drilled mine out on a drill press with a 9/16'' bit. They fit great now over the studs. Also, the seal you are using is the wrong one. You need to use the the one with no lip.
     
  17. mynameisaric

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    the seal is the same one billavista used in his writeup and he said nothing bad came of using it.... we'll see.

    What do you mean about my studs being too big for the hole in the arm? I'm taking my high steer arms to school today to locate and drill the 5th hole for the dedenbears, and i'm going to taper the holes so i can use acorn nuts. I got my arms off ebay for $110 i think. they already have the chevy tre taper in them, thats why i picked em(and the price) but i want the 5th hole and i want to use acorn nuts for better load dispersion.

    I'm going to sandblast the paint off of them too so that the surfaces mate better.

    What do you guys think of using a grade8 bolt and cutting the head off? it'll be an all threaded stud, rather than having a shoulder which is better for shear, but with the acorn nuts, and metal on metal contact (no paint), it should make the friction hold better, taking alot of the shear force away... it makes sense in my head anyway.
     
  18. sn0border88

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    studs are not bolts, bolts are not studs. There are reasons for that.
     
  19. mynameisaric

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    Finally got off my lazy bum (my fri/sat class ended actually) So i started to put together my rims. I only got 2 out of 5 done. Pics below. i plan to have all 5 professionally sand blasted and maybe primered when i'm done welding them up. No telling what they would look like up here in the salt belt after a season.
     

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    looks good! welds aren't too bad either. looks like stick?
     
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    flux core :D
     

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