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Old March 29th, 2008, 04:21 PM   #1
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so i came across this website:

http://www.jeepgod.net/twind300.html

It is a home built dana 300 twin stick. guy said it only costs around $30 if you do all the machining yourself. So i thought i would give it a try. It became todays project for me. the site gives a list of all parts and dimensions. ran to TSC down the road and got most the parts there. walked out with a bill of less $30. I started by cutting all the flat stock to length and drilling all the holes. This is probably the most time consuming part of the project. here is a pic of all the finished parts



as you can see in the picture, the piece to the lower right is twisted 90 degrees in the middle. I used MAPP gas for this. IT worked but it takes a long to get a piece of 1/4" flat stock to twist 90 degrees. I'm sure a torch would have made easy work of it.

Once those were twisted i took them to the table grinder to level out the ends a little better. I then bolted them to the t-case.



Next i installed the adjustable connecting bracket thingys. they have multiple holes so it can be setup just the way you like it. they bolt up using 1/4-20 hardware.



I then installed the upper mount pieces and the arms that pivot on them. as you can see i had to bend the outer arm to reach. this is the way it was shown on the site were i got the idea. i couldn't get it to work the way i wanted so i ended up modifying it. here is a picture of how it first looked.



and here is a picture of how i made it work



i made a new piece as i destroyed the one i bent. this time i took two 1/2" nuts and drilled them out. welded them together then welded them to the new piece. this worked as a perfect spacer that lined everything up perfectly. here is a top view of that



I have yet to weld on the shifter handles but will do that soon. all in all it seems to work real well. i had to modify the original design to something that i feel works better. will post more pics of it finished once i get to that point.

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Old March 29th, 2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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Feel free to steal my lever idea if you don't have one yet.

It's 1/2" hex rod that I twisted with a torch :)

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Old March 29th, 2008, 11:14 PM   #3
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I'll post a pic tomorrow. I went with the old standby of 1" wrenches. :tonka:
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 08:19 AM   #4
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don't have time to work on it during the week because of work and school. this weekend i should have an update. if anyone is interested i can post the drawings.
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 10:02 AM   #6
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Yeah, I would be intrested in the drawings and would love to see the pics of your finished product (and hear how well you like it).
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preatty much the same as my design works good..


I put a 45 deg bend in my levers and used old bump stops for knobs.. much better feel than trying to grab onto a little dinky plastic ball
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preatty much the same as my design works good..


I put a 45 deg bend in my levers and used old bump stops for knobs.. much better feel than trying to grab onto a little dinky plastic ball
I think you need longer levers! lol

looks good, let's see some finished pics
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 10:26 PM   #9
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I think you need longer levers! lol

looks good, let's see some finished pics
better late then never i guess
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bringing this back from the dead

the link is dead and i am trying to build one of these does any one have the dimensions on all if the parts i cant find them or a link to them
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Old July 20th, 2011, 03:28 PM   #11
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I'll have to do some digging... i have since long sold that jeep but i did however pull the twin stick setup off and its hanging on the wall. I pull measurements off it i suppose... did you google D300 twin stick? there were a few pages i had found with similar setups

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Old July 20th, 2011, 04:55 PM   #12
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I have a store bought kit I don't need. $50 it will save you some time. Let me know can't get pics for a few days but it's all zinc coated I think let me know.
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I have a store bought kit I don't need. $50 it will save you some time. Let me know can't get pics for a few days but it's all zinc coated I think let me know.
for $50 i will look into the store bought kit how good does it work cause i am building this up for a friend who knows nothing really about mechanics but likes to wheel his jeep and pay me to fix it and the only reason he wants one cause he seen what i do with my cable shifted d300 in my yj

i had the dimensions saved to in my old computer and when it died i lost all the info so thanks every one
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Store bought kit pretty much is the same thing you see here. Just cost $160 from summit. Works good buddy has same thing in his jeep. I have to run cables in my XJ so don't need it came with the T case. Let me know
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