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Old September 2nd, 2010, 04:58 PM   #1
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Question Anyone cut the mount boss off a np205? PICS and links now

The mount for the driver side that is cast into the case really makes it a pain to keep a flat bottom and not hack the crap out of the floor. Thought about cutting it off and plating it back in flat?

I remember seeing it done on pirate a long time ago and can't seem to find the thread.

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Old September 2nd, 2010, 09:15 PM   #2
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Why not just clock the case? Pm frdtrckmnrich. he just did it for alboy79.
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 10:13 PM   #3
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Why not just clock the case? Pm frdtrckmnrich. he just did it for alboy79.
I think this is his plan he just wants it to fit better after clocking without cutting the hell out of his floor.

I don't know hoe flat you could get that area of the case, there isn't a lot if extra room outside of the gears in those cases. How about just grinding down the hump and leave the rest of the casting alone. Might be safe and will alleviate weld-induced weaking and possible failure if it wasn't welded correctly.
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Old September 7th, 2010, 08:48 AM   #4
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Why not just clock the case? Pm frdtrckmnrich. he just did it for alboy79.
by clocking the case you put that mount up in the bottom of whatever vehical its in.

but there is a good 1/2" to be shaved there off that mount before your even into the case. look at how far the bolts go in at that point and cut it on an angle. i was just discussing this with a guy on my clocked case last week. I am gonna trim mine, but havent yet. cutting the mount with a sawzall or somthing would be easy and like bigblock said then there would be no welding to the case.
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 07:05 PM   #5
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Well you can get 2.5" off the top with a bunch of cutting and will need welding, just don't break the back of the case off accidentally

PS if anyone has a good case I need one
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 09:02 PM   #6
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Funny, I was just going to post this same question and this was right at the top of ford tech. So... when you cut into it and find out how much you can hack off before affecting the structural integrity please let me know. I was just looking at my case and thinking how nice it would be to hack some of that hump off to make it fit better. I am running a klune in front of mine in my tj and don't want to hack into the tub to make it fit if at all possible. Hell, do a write up while you are at it Adam. I'm sure you'll be done before I even get around to messing with mine and some pics of it would be nice.

I wonder if nwf or another shop like that would have any knowlege on the matter, seeing they deal with these cases all the time.

Have you posted this q on pirate yet? I'm sure someone there could point you in right direction to some threads about it somewhere.

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Old September 23rd, 2010, 11:41 PM   #7
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Found some for ya.



http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...ht=shaving+205

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...hlight=shaving

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...ht=shaving+205

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...ht=shaving+205
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The last link is the best one, tried searching over there but didn't use "shaving"

I will get some pics soon. Got this one cut so can show you how far you can go and the one area you have to watch if you just grind
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Old September 24th, 2010, 03:10 PM   #9
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Now see where the extra casting is missing? It is not the thick in that spot if you decide to just grind some off.

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Old September 24th, 2010, 07:10 PM   #10
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I just cut the crap out of my tub ... this looks way to complicated
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Gotcha. Thanks for posting the pics. About how far down from the corner of the wedge do you think could be cut off when cutting straight across as the tcase is clocked flat, berfore you get into that section where the casting is empty? From just looking at it, I would guess around 1/2" to 1". I think I may copy one of the ideas from pirate and cut a little further than 1", but not as far as you did. It looks like the amount of material you removed would make the housing structure way to weak, even when patching in some super thick plate. Maybe I could be wrong though, just a thought. When you get the new case to mess with, are you going to cut the same depth, or keep it up a little higher to make it straight across with flat plate? Either way, post up when your done.
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Old September 24th, 2010, 07:22 PM   #12
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I just cut the crap out of my tub ... this looks way to complicated
But, didn't it rise up into and under your seat? Did that interfer with your seat brackets in any way? I guess if you have a full cage with some aftermarket seats it may be easier to just cut the tub out under it and patch in a raised section under it I suppose. I just know that when I mocked up my setup, it would be up into my seat brackets/mounting section in order to keep a flat belly pan of some sort and have the case clocked flat.

Although I'm sure I will eventually get new seats and a full cage, it's just not in the budget right now.
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