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Old August 14th, 2013, 09:28 AM   #201
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I see people mount their reservoirs like that often. Wouldn't the make the fluid in them hot and make the shocks not perform like they should?
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Old August 14th, 2013, 09:45 AM   #202
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Just like you said..I see them mounted like that on 90% of the trucks I see on coilovers also. Im assuming it must be ok and I really dont have any better option.
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Old August 14th, 2013, 01:19 PM   #203
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For your application you won't heat up the shocks much anyways, I would see that being more of an issue in somebody running desert type stuff.
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Old August 18th, 2013, 10:34 AM   #204
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I got a set of these for my reservoirs- mounted mine in basically the same place as you...
http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...ESITD25-4.html
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Old November 20th, 2013, 08:48 PM   #205
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Well I actually just got back to workin on this thing everyday again this week. Feels good to be marking stuff off the "to do list".

I been working on finishing the bed so I built a removable bulkhead to protect the fan/rad and make the bed actually useful.



And I made a simple spare tire holder as well. Just need to add one more tube that will be welded to a plate I made that holds the center hub of the rim.



Tomorrow the toolbox will get mounted to the floor of the bed as well and then I can move on to the rear axle
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Old November 29th, 2013, 09:58 AM   #206
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Bout time! I want to see this thing make it out to wellsville before I die! lol
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Old November 30th, 2013, 08:03 PM   #207
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I'd like to see this thing wheeling too. Let me know if you wanna test it out. I have a little bit of stuff to mess around on and its prolly closer than Bundy or any other place.
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Old November 30th, 2013, 11:08 PM   #208
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Thanks for the offer. I have plenty of room to test it on my property as well. Plenty of down trees and a nice wide creek that has claimed a few Jeeps over the years. lol
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 07:07 PM   #209
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Well I have the rear axle out and tore down for its upgrades.



I started welding the rear brace on the housing and have the third member on the bench so I can start to swap the spool in.

I also put together my whole rear disc conversion and spent just under $200 on everything.

95 Dodge 1500 4wd front rotors
78 Chevy 1500 4wd calipers w/pads and hoses
large Chevy caliper brackets and brake hose brackets from All Star

Picking up all new bearings and seals in morning.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 07:45 PM   #210
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You doing a full spool or mini spool? It didn't take me long to strip out a mini spool.

Hope those jack stands are more stable than they look.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 07:54 PM   #211
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X2 on mini vs full. I shattered the cross pin onmy 9" with a mini spool in about an hr of wheeling after install. And it was a brand new pin.
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X2 on mini vs full. I shattered the cross pin onmy 9" with a mini spool in about an hr of wheeling after install. And it was a brand new pin.
x3 snapped a cross pin n 2 spots in my mini. now only run full spools and not look back (rear axle)

it's lookin pretty good. nice job
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All the weight is on the stands under the sliders. The ones on blocks are just for a backup,no weight on them.

Yes I have a full spool I bought from DTS right here in Michigan. Did you know they sell like 9 different 31 spline full spools?? I ended up getting the heaviest{strongest} one they made. Think it cost me 101.00
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Well its back on the ground now.Everything took longer than I thought but turned out great.

Housing brace welded on.


Rebuilt the pig with all new bearings and seals,full spool,reused the factory 3.50 gears and got a perfect pattern.It had .022 backlash before I tore it down and I ended up with .010 after I was done.


Welded brackets on and put disc setup on.




I then installed it under truck,squared it up,bent up all new brake lines and hit it with some fresh paint.

Feels real good to have that huge part checked off my list! Starting on the doubler tonite and maybe pick at some wiring stuff also.

..oh and I picked these up as well.
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Coming along nicely.
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Thanks for the help a while back on the parts list for the brakes.
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Rough weekend but I got another major project almost wrapped up.

Started the doubler build.

I tore open the BW1354e I had to steal the 6 pinion planetary to upgrade the 4 pinion in the doubler but found out pre-93 they are all 4 pinion and my case was a 1990. Oh well.

I tore down the other BW1350 goin in the truck and found the oil pump was messed up. The retainer that holds the pump stationary so it dont spin with the mainshaft got broke some how and that allowed the pump to spin and rip the hose off the pickup.


I really dont see how this would have broke off other than somebody had the case open and didnt install the retainer correctly and it got broke that way. The broke off tab was laying inside the case so I just welded it back together.


So after the BW1350 was all back together I put the doubler together...what a PITA. For some reason the 5 bolts that hold the clocking ring to the main case were the wrong thread right from D&D so I just made it to hardware store to get the correct replacements before they cloesed. Also the 10 allen bolts that go inside to the clocking ring...they can die in a fire{not meant for fat guy hands}. But its all together and I had an extra c4 tail housing so I decided to build all my linkage and shifters on the bench rather than after its installed.



And I replaced the output yoke on the main box to the larger yoke off the BW1354


Should have everything ready to install this evening.

Some things I noticed today that I have never heard addressed before about the D&D doubler...
1. How the hell are you suppose to fill the doubler box? There is no room to even get a allen wrench on the fill plug to remove it.I plan to fill mine through the breather on the bench before I install it.But how much it take?

2.The main case shifter arm hits the doubler and had to be removed to put the two together. You cant reclock the arm to make it work so I just cut it apart and welded it together 90 from where it was.
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I built my doubler using the instructions from the ranger station. In that build it said to drill and tap a hole on top of the doubler. That's what I did I used a 3/8 pipe thread die and plug. Filled it up before I installed it. Because it no longer has the pump it only splash lubricates I filled it about halfway. Also had to put a 90 elbow in back case for breather before assembly.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 10:14 AM   #220
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Is this gonna be done for a shakedown run to bundy on the 29th brian?
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