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Old January 3rd, 2012, 06:55 PM   #1001
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Solid motor mounts maybe? Maybe give me one of your old ones, I bet I could come up with something. I have a feeling I am gonna have to do the same with mine.
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 06:57 PM   #1002
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Gonna rework the trans mount first, i think with the trans mount and cross member poorly done is contributing to my motor mount issues.
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 06:57 PM   #1003
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Well finally decided I better do something about the eb since I haven't touched it since returning from the mounds. Got the new starter in, and the new motor mounts. Amazing how much I tear up motor mounts and I can't seem to find aftermarket stronger ones (not that I have looked outside of summit). Gonna rework my trans cross member and mount. Which will suck, cause the skid plate attaches to the radius arms. So I have to pull the arms to pull the skid to work on the mount. Going to replace my upper ball joint bushings with adjustable ones so I can get the alignment right for the pavement driving during snofari. Also need to replace the RR caliper hose and steel line from the damage it took at the mounds. And the LR axle seal has started leaking. kylem. is stopping out so we can install a rear sear that's comfortable for him to sit in for snofari as well. I am also gonna go through and make sure all my trans lines/hoses/clamps etc are in good shape for snofari as well as my cooling system.

I bought some wiper parts so I can hook up wipers as well, I pretty much have nothing for wipers, linkage, motor, etc...
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Solid motor mounts maybe? Maybe give me one of your old ones, I bet I could come up with something. I have a feeling I am gonna have to do the same with mine.

Are you running L&L motor mounts John?
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 07:06 PM   #1004
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John, Bronco Graveyard has a heavy duty set of motor mounts for an eb that you could easily make work.

http://broncograveyard.com/bronco/i-...-302-351w.html
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 07:09 PM   #1005
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Yeah I see that now, they offer mounts for my 96 Frame. But at $110, I will see how the stock mounts hold up after rebuilding the trans mount. I can buy alot of stock mounts for the cost of those ones.
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 07:25 PM   #1006
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I would be willing to bet that they just use an energy suspension bushing. Why not try to make your own?
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Old January 4th, 2012, 06:33 AM   #1007
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Go old school hot rod and put a length of chain from the motor down to the frame to control the rotation of the motor.
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Old January 4th, 2012, 06:42 AM   #1008
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Go old school hot rod and put a length of chain from the motor down to the frame to control the rotation of the motor.
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Old January 15th, 2012, 04:39 PM   #1009
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I just can't get motivated to work on this thing lol, but gonna have to. Snofari is just a couple weeks away. I need to...

1. remake my trans crossmember
2. remount my trans and p/s coolers
3. make a new front driveshaft
4. pull rear and check joints
5. go through all my coolant and trans line hoses and connections.
6. figure out how the hell I am gonna carry a 40" spare and extra recovery/tool stuff with only half of my back seat
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Old January 15th, 2012, 04:43 PM   #1010
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John if your in my group for SnoFari you can use my spare if you need. Just an idea I already have it mounted.
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Old January 15th, 2012, 04:47 PM   #1011
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I just can't get motivated to work on this thing lol, but gonna have to. Snofari is just a couple weeks away. I need to...

1. remake my trans crossmember
2. remount my trans and p/s coolers
3. make a new front driveshaft
4. pull rear and check joints
5. go through all my coolant and trans line hoses and connections.
6. figure out how the hell I am gonna carry a 40" spare and extra recovery/tool stuff with only half of my back seat
I will not be running a spare.
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Old January 15th, 2012, 04:49 PM   #1012
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I don't want to bring it, but I dont want to be "that guy" . Sounds good beefy, I will bring it but if we end up on the same run I will leave it on the trailer.
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Old January 16th, 2012, 12:17 AM   #1013
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The email I got for Snofari says they require all trucks to carry a spare within 3" of whats on the truck. I wasnt gona bring one either but I picked one up yesterday.....it also says truck must have a working parking brake....I dont know of anybody with a working parking brake! wtf.
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Old January 16th, 2012, 05:30 AM   #1014
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The email I got for Snofari says they require all trucks to carry a spare within 3" of whats on the truck. I wasnt gona bring one either but I picked one up yesterday.....it also says truck must have a working parking brake....I dont know of anybody with a working parking brake! wtf.
Don't sweat it. Those are all recommendations. The only thing that will get you denied is no tow points or a rig that leaks like a sieve. (at least on my run)
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Old January 16th, 2012, 05:37 AM   #1015
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I think anyone that shows up with 3/32 tread depth this year will somehow get left at the hotel. But I don't think I have ever checked to make sure everyone had an e-brake especially since mine doesn't work reliably.

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Old January 16th, 2012, 09:31 AM   #1016
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soooo I didnt need to order this?
http://secure.chassisshop.com/partdetail/875/
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Old January 16th, 2012, 10:09 AM   #1017
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That's pretty slick
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Old January 16th, 2012, 11:26 AM   #1018
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soooo I didnt need to order this?
http://secure.chassisshop.com/partdetail/875/
Yes you did...p-brake is good to have.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 07:32 PM   #1019
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I just can't get motivated to work on this thing lol, but gonna have to. Snofari is just a couple weeks away. I need to...

1. remake my trans crossmember made due with what I had to get by
2. remount my trans and p/s coolersmade due with what I had to get by
3. make a new front driveshaft
4. pull rear and check joints
5. go through all my coolant and trans line hoses and connections.made due with what I had to get by
6. figure out how the hell I am gonna carry a 40" spare and extra recovery/tool stuff with only half of my back seat
Got some done, thinking after snofari I am gonna make some changes so I didn't want to spend a bunch of time fabbing things and buying things that might only get used for snofari.
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Old January 19th, 2012, 12:15 PM   #1020
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