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Also, are you switching valve bodies with the new trans? Noticed the standard gate shifter and didn't know if you were keeping it or going to a reverse valve body

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Also, are you switching valve bodies with the new trans? Noticed the standard gate shifter and didn't know if you were keeping it or going to a reverse valve body

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That is a RMVB shifter
 

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Trans and transfer case are in. No attachments hooked up yet due to a snafoo that caught me off guard. I didn't realize that the original builder had a special weird torque converter that I couldn't identify and I bought a new Hughes converter. I never thought to compare the mounting. Duh!!!!! Turns out once we fit it up - and of course had the transfer case installed too, Johnny went to install the flywheel bolts. (thanks to John for coming over) It was only then that we realized we needed to slot the holes more and that I needed a crank pilot adaptor bushing. So out it came and I had to run to Casey's to pick up a bushing. After 2 rounds of putting the transfer case in, I know that when it ever comes out again that I am redoing the rear cross member mounts. It's a tight fit and there is just enough misalignment that it's a chore that kills an hour of fiddling around.

The good news is that the fixture I built worked really well. The guys had left when I left for Casey's and I ended up installing both the trans and transfer case by myself.
 

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It seems like my only job was to find the issues. Not sure I was much help.

When do you start marketing your fixture? It's a beauty. (but it definitely works)
It needs a little refinement before marketing.
 

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Buggy is fully back together. I took it for a test spin Sunday afternoon and had an ominous clunk in the front driveline. After chewing on possibilities and thinking about the sound as a 1 per rev, I determined it had to be in the front end. Pulled the front dif cover and discovered 2 broken ring teeth. :(

I knew I slammed hard when I broke the link bolt last fall but didn't realize I hit that hard. I remember limping back to the trailer and hearing a repeat clunk but I thought it was the axle out of alignment and the driveshaft hitting the skid plate. Guess not..............

Now it's become obvious that the LP 60 is not going to hold up to 43" Stickies. GAWD I don't want to put in a new front axle right now. So after talking to a bunch of people and some research I landed on buying a Jana76 kit.


So in a couple weeks I will be diving into a new install.
 

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Good work on the fixture.

And while the doubler adds some weight, at least it is probably about the best location to have it.
 
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