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Old April 12th, 2008, 10:49 PM   #101
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I feel the need to stress that point. They're total junk, I bought 3 sets when I parted out 2 Jeeps last year before I realized I needed to buy real stuff.

I feel your pain.
I tried to return the bastards and they won't even take them back, they just swap out the broken one... I said that is fine but this one will break first use too, he did an "upgrade" to the better one in the singles. I said I didn't want that and I wanted to return them so I can buy something that will last long enough to loosen the bolt. I was pissed he wouldn't return them with my receipt, I literally left the store 10 minutes before that, went home, barely even pressed on the wrench and all the teeth broke off, drove right back.

I would have made a scene about it but I was in a fricking hurry.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 10:52 AM   #102
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Try returning the new unbroken one
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Old April 13th, 2008, 10:57 AM   #103
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Try returning the new unbroken one
He wrote it on my receipt, AND the 'upgraded' bit he gave me looks totally different from the others.

Oh well, I'll throw these in the tool chest, and later the trash. I will get a Craftsman set or something for the trail tool box.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 12:21 PM   #104
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I know I'll get a lot of flack from saying this but I bought a 1/2" drive set from harbor freight and they have outlasted my craftsmans and misc others I have. I expected them to break but even with the breaker bar on torx at the u-pull it the have not failed me yet.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 12:38 PM   #105
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I know I'll get a lot of flack from saying this but I bought a 1/2" drive set from harbor freight and they have outlasted my craftsmans and misc others I have. I expected them to break but even with the breaker bar on torx at the u-pull it the have not failed me yet.
I have had pretty good luck with my harbor freight stuff.... I used the snot out of my $10 angle grinder before I broke the nose cone.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 07:05 PM   #106
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Well we made a tempoarary drag link so I can move i around the yard, and have a trail spare, the angles look ok and it should work fine.



Made a new rear driveshaft from a shortened F250 front driveshaft, should be heavy duty enough right?

Filled it with 4-5 oz of ATF to balance it



Welded up the hole



Adam put on my E350 Master cylinder to power the brakes of the 3/4 ton axles.


Went to just go around the block because the drag link is of not safe for road materials, wanted to test the 4.88 gears, and see if the driveshaft had vibes.

Got almost to my house and figured I would get on it and see what the V8, 4.88's and 37's can do, compare it to my old 350, 4.10's and 33's ya know?

Well.... yeah this is where is stopped.



Lets look a little closer









Drove back to the house on the front driveshaft, parked it, got out, and went in the house.

Anyone want to buy a almost done V8 YJ? I am >< that close to torching the thing. Nothing in this "easy" build is going smoothly. If you look close, it was the FACTORY welds that gave way, not Adams.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 07:16 PM   #107
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Wow, bummer. Sorry to see that, keep on keepin on though, the build's coming along nicely.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #108
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If you look close, it was the FACTORY welds that gave way, not Adams.
Ya, but how old is that thing?
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Old April 19th, 2008, 07:41 PM   #109
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Ya, but how old is that thing?
Well it is from 1978, so 30 years old. HOWEVER, if I were to take a picture of the yoke that came off, the factory welds had not penetrated at all into the yoke to hold it together, basically when I got on it it slipped, then popped apart. I know it slipped because I could feel it, I thought it was something in the tranny from sitting for 6 months until the shaft let loose.

There was no major rust on the shaft, and nothing to make me think it wouldn't handle it.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 08:46 PM   #110
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Is this thing for sale yet? :tonka: Kidding...sorry about the driveshaft.

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Old April 19th, 2008, 10:05 PM   #111
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Will this one make it to the blessing this year !! I would realy like to see the Flatty there.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 11:45 PM   #112
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Will this one make it to the blessing this year !! I would realy like to see the Flatty there.
I am trying to talk him into going so we can both have are flatties up there (hopefully I can finish mine by then)
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Well it is from 1978, so 30 years old. HOWEVER, if I were to take a picture of the yoke that came off, the factory welds had not penetrated at all into the yoke to hold it together, basically when I got on it it slipped, then popped apart. I know it slipped because I could feel it, I thought it was something in the tranny from sitting for 6 months until the shaft let loose.

There was no major rust on the shaft, and nothing to make me think it wouldn't handle it.
that sucks. got a 'quality' driveshaft from 30 years ago:stan3:
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Old April 28th, 2008, 07:59 PM   #114
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Go out to finish welding in the floor of the YJ and find this.... I haven't even driven the fucking thing. So much for taking it to Unlimited this week to have a drag link made for it and driving it to the Blessing :stan3::stan3::stan3::stan3::stan3::stan3::stan3:: stan3::stan3::stan3::stan3::stan3::stan3:



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wow that sucks man, hope all turns out well, and you dont go crazy. At least it looks good sitting in the road
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Old May 20th, 2008, 09:20 AM   #116
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Done yet :tonka:
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Done yet :tonka:
I have a wheelable rig, no hurry.

Change your mind and sell everything again yet? :tonka:
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Nope, got a tow rig yet?
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Old May 20th, 2008, 09:32 AM   #119
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Nope, got a tow rig yet?
Soon as I go get that hitch for the Caprice I will
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Old May 20th, 2008, 01:03 PM   #120
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I have a tow rig for pretty cheap

So is that a Cracked 700R4? Bummer on the luck but it's got to change soon!!
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