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Old April 29th, 2008, 06:01 AM   #121
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its getting close to being done!!! looks great
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Old May 5th, 2008, 10:02 AM   #122
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Old May 5th, 2008, 10:24 AM   #123
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uhumm................. no.

Ordered 3 driveshafts from Hi angle. Short story is I'm not impressed. The rear is the wrong length, the upper front didn't have the conversion joint, the carrier bearing is a piece of shit which I won't use and the length of the front is questionable. We'll be talking here in another couple hours.

Front and rear are totally buttoned up except for limiting straps. Gas tank has to go in. Winch mount & pull down to be finalized.

Close...........
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Old May 5th, 2008, 11:40 AM   #124
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Ordered 3 driveshafts from Hi angle. Short story is I'm not impressed. The rear is the wrong length, the upper front didn't have the conversion joint, the carrier bearing is a piece of shit which I won't use and the length of the front is questionable. We'll be talking here in another couple hours.
Bummer, I ordered two 1410 yokes setup for u-bolts (D60 and my Atlas) and I was equally unimpressed. The yokes were fine and the right app (was kinda worried about the Atlas, and that's why I used him), but he sent 1310 series u-bolts. When I called him he sent me one set for the 1410. I had to source the other myself and was rather flippant on the phone with me. I figured because it was low dollar I was getting minimal service, but it was enough to turn me off from him. Bummer that he doesn't treat his big money folks any differently.

So you are all set with the front brake setup? What did you run up front for rotors and caliper brackets?
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Old May 5th, 2008, 12:09 PM   #125
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Yeah, I see a recent thread on pi rate where he has given some shady advice. Bryce is going to call him in a little bit. I hope he's still as pissed as he was yesterday.:tonka:

Front brakes. Reused the D60 hub, welded up one hole & put in the 5 bolt pattern. Turned down the outer side to fit a standard wheel. Did a combo on the back side. Used a std F150 rotor. Determined a diameter that would work to open the rotor some and turn down the hub. Both were machined. Fit worked well.

Bought a caliper bracket from Blackbird but it wasn't anything standared because he had never done a mod like this. (seemed odd) I had to give him the specific dimensions for the caliper bolt locations. We used a std Chevy 1/2 ton caliper. It all lines up pretty well but could be centered a little better by 1/16-1/8".
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Old May 5th, 2008, 12:33 PM   #126
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i quit buying his junk when i realized tom woods is a 1000 times easier to deal with and uses good quality slips for cars and not tractor crap.
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I just got off the phone with the old dog Tom Woods himself. Lots of information & very pleasant.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 02:03 PM   #128
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Tom Woods is the man, always had great service.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 02:06 PM   #129
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Tom Woods is the man, always had great service.

X2. Plus you will get a nice "My shaft is a woody" bumper sticker.
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Old May 6th, 2008, 01:17 AM   #130
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Not to turn this thread into a driveshaft debate, but my last 2 driveshafts were from Dynotech in Troy. The 2 before were Woods, which were sent to Dynotech to be rebuilt and rebalanced, which were way off ... long story short, I prefer Dynotech.
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Old May 6th, 2008, 05:57 AM   #131
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Not to turn this thread into a driveshaft debate, but my last 2 driveshafts were from Dynotech in Troy. The 2 before were Woods, which were sent to Dynotech to be rebuilt and rebalanced, which were way off ... long story short, I prefer Dynotech.

not to keep this going in the wrong direction but it isnt a quality issue as of yet, the whole 2 piece front driveshaft industry is making them 1/2 ass'd and that is why there are so many failures of pillow blocks.

I was told "put a smaller bolt in the hole for the carrier bearing so it can move around". I told him that was not the way to do it and that I was really surprized that he would even suggest it. after that he didnt try to bullshit me with a hillbilly fix anymore.
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Old May 6th, 2008, 06:32 PM   #132
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I had High angle in my buggy and never had a problem. He was very specific with what I needed and I was very pleased. I called Tom Woods for the same application and they did not give me the time of day. This was a 2 piece front and a rear so it was not a cheap setup.
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I had High angle in my buggy and never had a problem. He was very specific with what I needed and I was very pleased. I called Tom Woods for the same application and they did not give me the time of day. This was a 2 piece front and a rear so it was not a cheap setup.
Well we called Jess & he says he will put my stuff at the front of the line & only charge me cost. Customer service for an unhappy customer is big in my eyes.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 05:18 AM   #134
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The big question ... Is this going to be ready for the tough shakesown run? The Parade.

In years past there's been known to be breakdowns and carnage. :tonka:
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Old May 9th, 2008, 05:42 AM   #135
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The big question ... Is this going to be ready for the tough shakesown run? The Parade.

In years past there's been known to be breakdowns and carnage. :tonka:
Lordy I hope so. I have a rear shaft that will work temporarily so I can move it. Plan is to button it up tomorrow & put it in the trailer. I have an appointment for exhaust on Tuesday. Then we wait for the front shaft to come back & mount up the carrier bearing. With luck it will be wheelable by next weekend.

So, parade looks doable.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 02:05 PM   #136
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Jim had a shaft laying around that would work to move the truck around, we buttoned pretty much everything up. The shocks are sitting with about 5.5-6" of compression so they are an inch or so tall right now, they are also super soft and need some oil. After Jim gets the exhaust on tuesday it'll come back over to get the shocks tweekd and the front shaft mounted.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 02:08 PM   #137
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few more... the last one is a part of the next project
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Old May 11th, 2008, 02:15 PM   #138
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Looks badazz Bryce! Too bad it will never see a real driver.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 02:58 PM   #139
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Old May 11th, 2008, 07:53 PM   #140
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Can't wait to see this thing work on the trails!
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