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'82 Brat: Solid Axle Build *** DONE! :) ***


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#201 VaporTrail

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:12 PM

Hey Mick, I had a crazy idea the other day, since the 4wd gears on that trans are directly linked to the main input shaft on the tranny, a good way to keep them from stripping out would be to weld them up solid in the 4wd position.
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if this one ever goes out, I have a friend with a busted one I can play with....

plus a nice 80k one sitting in storage :)

ooh. I orders my shocks Sunday.

Doetsch Tech 8403 32" extended, 18.5" compressed.

#202 tundrawolf

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 01:31 AM

That is amazing. What sort of MPG are you getting out of that setup? Truly your vehicle is a work of art!

#203 VaporTrail

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 12:43 PM

That is amazing. What sort of MPG are you getting out of that setup? Truly your vehicle is a work of art!


it's still under construction, but with the 27" SSR's on it previous to this build, I only got 12-18 mpg in mixed driving. It's not really something I care about for a trail rig.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 03:49 PM

Hey Mick, I had a crazy idea the other day, since the 4wd gears on that trans are directly linked to the main input shaft on the tranny, a good way to keep them from stripping out would be to weld them up solid in the 4wd position.
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The 4wd gears are not on the input shaft. (if they were you'd have a direct drive to the rear end, no gears)

They are on a seperate shaft, directly behind the input shft, but not connected.

The 4wd shaft is driven by a transfer gear on the pinion(lower) shaft.

Welding up the lock collar could work well though.

you're idea is good but I think you were just alittle off on your concepts of how the 4wd is powered.

#205 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:42 PM

Wow! Go big or go home eh?:eek:

Really nice man!:slobber:

#206 VaporTrail

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:55 AM

it's getting closer.... not too much left yet, and it'll come back to my place for finishing.....

#207 VaporTrail

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:21 PM

I got my locker installed in the rear 3rd member today (not in the axle yet), and Chris got the back legs of the roll bar done, and finished up some other stuff...

will try and post a few more pics later tonight....

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 05:09 PM

it's back at my house now... still have plenty left to do to get it drivable...

I took some nose to nose shots with my blue Brat today... will post 'em up later tonight.....

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 07:36 PM

Cage pics

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Nose To Nose:
Blue Brat is 1986 with 3" BYB lift kit and 205/70R14 tires

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Front Axle

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New Driveshaft tunnel

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Rear Driveshaft

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Front Shocks - Chris used the old strut mounts to make the top mounts...

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Many thanks to BlueJeep for the awesome fabwork!

#210 The Dude Abides

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 11:57 PM

:slobber: jesus man thats awsome.

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 07:34 AM

Very nice. I wanna see some poser shots of the flex!! Got a forklift or an engine hoist nearby?? :)

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 09:50 AM

Very nice. I wanna see some poser shots of the flex!! Got a forklift or an engine hoist nearby?? :)


No on both counts.... but after I get it driveable, I'll find something....

Still to do on it: (probably forgetting stuff)

all new brake lines
new fuel lines
power steering hookup
upgraded front brakes
bump stop spacers in rear
coil retainers installed
optima battery to mount on it's side in spare tire tray & mount
hook radiator back up
paint all new metal
rear shocks installed
new front pass seat mounts
mount jump seat frame and seats
new exhaust (it needs to loop around the front like the turbos, but goes to the drivers side instead)

#213 The Dude Abides

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 10:53 AM

you replaceing the bent fenders and doors, what do u mean new metal.

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 11:13 AM

you replaceing the bent fenders and doors, what do u mean new metal.



you know, all of the new metal on there.just like it says.you can't see all the new metal?the bare metal,like everything that was added in the last couple of months(ok,i'll stop:))

looks awesome mick.x2 on the flex pics!cheers, brian

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 03:35 PM

:eek: :slobber: :eek: :slobber: :eek: :slobber:

Love it. :)
It just looks "right".

The front bumper is very nice.

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 03:50 PM

its as tall as a suberban-which means its as tall as a stock fullsize truck..awesome.So when do we get to see pics of it offroad?

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 05:20 PM

its as tall as a suberban-which means its as tall as a stock fullsize truck..awesome.So when do we get to see pics of it offroad?


actually, it's still a couple inches shorter than my Yukon. it's a couple inches taller than the roof rack on my '09 FXT...

with everything else I have going on at the moment, it's probably at least a month away from being ready yet....

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 09:31 PM

That's one of a kind.
You da man.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:34 PM

could you take a front-on and above shot of your bumper? i really like it...

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:28 PM

That kicks butttt.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 04:08 PM

The 4wd gears are not on the input shaft. (if they were you'd have a direct drive to the rear end, no gears)

They are on a seperate shaft, directly behind the input shft, but not connected.

The 4wd shaft is driven by a transfer gear on the pinion(lower) shaft.

Welding up the lock collar could work well though.

you're idea is good but I think you were just alittle off on your concepts of how the 4wd is powered.


Oops, my bad, I screwed up my wording. I know how the 4wd works, Ive seen it with the tranny apart. Thanks for correcting me though :)
-Bill

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 02:19 PM

got my front bumper/guard painted last night, so I can finish putting together the front....

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:59 AM

my new Erector Set Battery hold down. :lol: I ended up cutting the tire hold-down hump off to get it to fit. what's left is the section the pitch stopper mount is welded to....

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:06 AM

zzz
is this going to be ready for campout?

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:16 AM

zzz
is this going to be ready for campout?


that's my goal :) but I'm getting pressure to finish the house stuff :)




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