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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-29-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 91
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Posted By threepiece
I decided welding on a new surface is a better...

I decided welding on a new surface is a better idea.

I still must grind the corners and slope the edges a bit to reduce the chance of cutting into the springs.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-29-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
I noticed after priming that the spring perches...

I noticed after priming that the spring perches have deteriorated a bit. The picture shows a gap between the perch and a strait edge. This could possibly allow movement of the spring relative to the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-27-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
My hopeful solution to the brake caliper issue is...

My hopeful solution to the brake caliper issue is to weld up the holes and add new ones that will clock the bracket a bit. In addition to the new holes I have welded spacers to the inboard side. This...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-26-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
On to another ongoing saga. This one started...

On to another ongoing saga. This one started several years ago with a different Jeep build. Some of you may remember the FSJ hybrid I was building and the issue I had with the custom leaf springs.
...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-26-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
Now the rear axle saga begins. I decided for...

Now the rear axle saga begins.

I decided for the first time to try disk brakes. There are kits available and also individual caliper mounting brackets. I thought about making my own brackets but...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-26-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
After fussing with the hubs the front axle is now...

After fussing with the hubs the front axle is now done.

I for some reason had a pair of unusual hubs on the shelf. These hubs had bearings spaced farther apart than normal. As a result there was...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-05-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
The inboard flange. I made a series of relief...

The inboard flange. I made a series of relief cuts because unlike the outboard flange this one is being shrunk.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-05-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
The flange is complete.

The flange is complete.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-05-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
There are two flanges on this piece, one inboard...

There are two flanges on this piece, one inboard and one outboard.

I start with a 2” wide strip of sheet steel placed in the form. Here I have started to tip the outboard flange.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-05-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
The tooling I will use to make new ones.

The tooling I will use to make new ones.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-05-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
These are the front brake caliper mounting...

These are the front brake caliper mounting brackets. As often happens, the shield has rusted.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-04-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
Another Jeep J20 Build

The frame rails are too far apart. There is usually some variation between the frames, some are a bit tight, some loose but 7/8” is too much. I could simply install the crossmember and squeeze them...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-04-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
Not exactly, the front axle was tapped before the...

Not exactly, the front axle was tapped before the cover was installed. I simply positioned the axle so the chips fell down and out.

The vent hole on the rear axle is on one of the tubes. For this...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-03-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
The yoke on this axle shaft is bent, probably...

The yoke on this axle shaft is bent, probably during removal of the universal joint that was in it. In this condition the retaining C clips cannot be properly seated.

Here I am spreading the ears...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-03-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
The carrier and gears originated from a 1973...

The carrier and gears originated from a 1973 J4000. The 10/20 series J trucks began in 1974 and continued till the end in 1987.

I made a tag indicating the number of teeth and ratio of the gear...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-03-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
The axles set up for coating with two coats of...

The axles set up for coating with two coats of black epoxy prime.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-03-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
The vent tube is pressed into a hole in the...

The vent tube is pressed into a hole in the housing. These have a reputation of coming loose. I find threading the hole to a 1/8” tapered pipe is more secure, and I didn’t need to change the hole...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-27-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
Four coats of epoxy prime. I must remove a few...

Four coats of epoxy prime. I must remove a few spots of prime on the machined surfaces with solvent before it hardens.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-27-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
Small parts like this are done outside using...

Small parts like this are done outside using reclaimed sand.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-27-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
More prep work to do.

More prep work to do.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-27-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
Dang mice! This is really my fault. I...

Dang mice!

This is really my fault. I should have plugged the three holes in the housing before I put it in storage. It looks like several generations have been raised here.

This front axle...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-27-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
This was cut with a saw, so no considerable heat...

This was cut with a saw, so no considerable heat involved. I thought about straightening it but decided not to. When the trailer hitch is fastened to it the bow will largely be removed. The...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-26-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
Remember the loosely fitted bearing from an...

Remember the loosely fitted bearing from an earlier post? Here I have made a series of center punch marks on the surface to improve the fit.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-26-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
With a height gauge, ground flat bar a weight and...

With a height gauge, ground flat bar a weight and a flat surface I can determine the distance between the carrier bearings.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-26-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,845
Posted By threepiece
I used a different method for setting up the...

I used a different method for setting up the carrier bearings. I made a gauge from a 1” diameter steel bar that is 8.630” long. This dimension is about .040” less than the distance between the...
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