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#251 Qman

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 09:57 AM

Wow Mick, that turned out really well. Have you figured out articulation numbers yet?

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 10:07 AM

Wow Mick, that turned out really well. Have you figured out articulation numbers yet?


No. I still need to set the bumpstops, and get the spring retainers in place, but that'll be after I get the brakes done. started working on the front brakes upgrade last night, but didn't get too far....

#253 Numbchux

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 01:43 AM

Wow Mick, that turned out really well.




'bout sums it up.....looks awesome!

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 01:57 AM

ok so i really think it would be cool with na EJ swap but thats just me. LOOKS SWEET !!!!

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:32 AM

ok so i really think it would be cool with na EJ swap but thats just me. LOOKS SWEET !!!!


:)

No room for it.

the stock front drivers frame rail in engine compartment has been removed, and a new section added that is straight. that was to fit the Toy IFS steering box in to clear the tires. and to have something strong enough to handle the forces on the steering box.

so an EJ is too wide to fit in now, and too deep. the EJ's oil pan hangs down lower than an ea81 oil pan, and There's not room for steering clearance....

#256 subaruguru

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:35 AM

wel la ti da haha thanks for filling me in thats a shame an ej would make that thing KILLER

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 10:22 AM

wel la ti da haha thanks for filling me in thats a shame an ej would make that thing KILLER


Trust me, with the motor that is in there it already is "KILLER"... I know cuz I helped build it!!

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:08 PM

Trust me, with the motor that is in there it already is "KILLER"... I know cuz I helped build it!!


Nice. I agree , don't underestimate a good ea81.:banana:

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:00 PM

Trust me, with the motor that is in there it already is "KILLER"... I know cuz I helped build it!!


yep :) ask the people that rode in it with me at WCSS 7 in the gravel pit, with a Holley 600 cfm carb on it :eek:

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 06:14 PM

No doubt EA81's are the schnizzles
Can't wait to get my dualie idf webers on mine..

Love this truck..

#261 RAugur33

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:29 PM

Am I the only one having problems with these pics loading?

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:38 PM

yep :) ask the people that rode in it with me at WCSS 7 in the gravel pit, with a Holley 600 cfm carb on it :eek:


Yes!!! Fond memory. Well photographed by Subiesport no less. That photo hangs in my garage next to the workbench for easy reference!

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 08:50 AM

Am I the only one having problems with these pics loading?


Nope, they're not showing up for me either

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 08:51 AM

Nope, they're not showing up for me either


can either of you get to my decals site (in my sig) it's hosted on the same server....

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 08:54 AM

can either of you get to my decals site (in my sig) it's hosted on the same server....


sticker site okay on my side.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 09:01 AM

sticker site okay on my side.


and can you see the pictures I posted several posts back?

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 10:07 AM

Pics coming through.

I see you have a new & improved bumper, does that mean the older one is without a home?

Edited by RAugur33, 15 May 2009 - 10:12 AM.


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Posted 15 May 2009 - 10:20 AM

page 26 has pictures, it is looking nice, coming along even more than i figured. cant wait to see it again

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:08 AM

Pics coming through.

I see you have a new & improved bumper, does that mean the older one is without a home?


old bumper is for sale locally, but most likely will be modified and kept for a different soob. it's too heavy as is.... it must weigh 125 pounds......

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:16 AM

page 26 has pictures, it is looking nice, coming along even more than i figured. cant wait to see it again


I was moving along good on the brakes, and then I started the rotor/caliper upgrade for the front... PITA. hub studs. one cone washer came out normally. another came out when I doubled up nuts and backed the whole stud out. the other 4 needed a nut welded onto the stud, then backed out... so I just ordered a set of new hub studs for the front....

and seperating the rotor from the hub housing is not nearly as simple as the soobie.... will be working on that tonight......

the rear could be a stickler too, as I have some broken/missing wheel studs, and the replacement process is gonna consume more time/money than I had hoped.....

still shooting for the campout, but feel like I'm losing ground now.....

#271 The Dude Abides

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:55 AM

keep up the good work. Have faith brother.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 04:02 PM

still shooting for the campout, but feel like i'm losing ground now.....


push on!

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 07:45 PM

I was moving along good on the brakes, and then I started the rotor/caliper upgrade for the front... PITA. hub studs. one cone washer came out normally. another came out when I doubled up nuts and backed the whole stud out. the other 4 needed a nut welded onto the stud, then backed out... so I just ordered a set of new hub studs for the front....

and seperating the rotor from the hub housing is not nearly as simple as the soobie.... will be working on that tonight......

the rear could be a stickler too, as I have some broken/missing wheel studs, and the replacement process is gonna consume more time/money than I had hoped.....

still shooting for the campout, but feel like I'm losing ground now.....


Wasn't there only one rear stud that was missing? That should be easy to replace, pull the drum off and poke it out with a punch, and then push a new one in from the back side and "press" it into place by tightening the nut down.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 07:46 PM

page 26 has pictures, it is looking nice, coming along even more than i figured. cant wait to see it again


Noob settings :-p

Pics work fine for me also.
Looking great Mick :headbang:

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:35 PM

Wasn't there only one rear stud that was missing? That should be easy to replace, pull the drum off and poke it out with a punch, and then push a new one in from the back side and "press" it into place by tightening the nut down.


Hey Chris! not sure on the rear stud. could've been. I've done the "press" by tightening before, but wasn't sure if that would suffice for this.... :)

ended up cleaning/organizing in the house tonight, and got step "resurfacing" to do tomorrow afternoon... and mowing... provided the rain stops....
should get to the Brat Saturday night...

picked up gear oil, another section of fuel line, and grease for the front tonight...




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