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5 hours ago, landy_andy said:

Am using new BJ’s for now, realistically if they last 50,000km that’s prob 5yrs+ of use based on we only get 6 months of summer here if we’re lucky.

Was going to stick with 3.50:1 but assembled these tonight..... and measuring the WMS to the top BJ nut flat casting edge is 10”. On the truck the spacer & washer combo are 1.75” thick to give me the 10” of clearance from the WMS to the spring to miss the BJ nut.

So, that means I’ll need to build the axles out to a WMS/WMS of 64.5” to fit the front correctly.

My plan was to build the rear axle, fit it and work on the front next winter.... but.... plans change and I’ll just build both now at the same time. Will save a few bucks on water jet cutting setup as I can combine parts for both in the same thickness of material.

Probably won’t get them on for this summer as I need to spread the cost of the 3rd’s out unless I can find some S/H lockers but those are rare in 35 spline or the worn out.

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What is this car used for/what tyre size are you aiming for?

Daan

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5 hours ago, landy_andy said:

Mike, are those Strange ‘S’ series 3rd member cases in those axles ?

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they are yes,

 

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1 hour ago, Daan said:

I thought your car was for sale?

Daan

it was,

 

trying a different approach to it to try & stop getting burnt out with working on it

 

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6 hours ago, Daan said:

What is this car used for/what tyre size are you aiming for?

Daan

Not used for a lot at the moment, can’t seem to get it finished.... 😕

I have 35’s on it at present but want to change those out to 36 or 37’s, all depends on if I change the wheels too as finding 15” tires that are not boggers is getting slim pickings now.

Once done...be heading into the mountains, have 350,000km of dirt roads here to go explore then off to Moab 😃

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Got some time to grind off the welds on the inner C’s, slit the stub of axle tube and hammer them out. Quick clean up with the wire wheel and there ready to install onto the new pieces of axle tube.

Also picked up the latest batch of water jet cut parts, assembly jig, spring seats, front & rear brake caliper brackets and the drilling jig for the front Ford spindles to the Dodge unit bearing pattern.

 

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Started to put the assembly jig together at the weekend....then found an oops... 🙄

Replacement should be here later this week.... and I corrected the drawing so when the bend lines are marked on the water jet, it folds up the correct way.

 

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Had one of the C’s pressed onto the short side axle tube, now to design the link & spring brackets.

 

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Assembly jig being tested out, just need some 5” x 5” tube now to put the rear axle together.

 

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Did some more trial assembly on the front axle with the custom brake caliper brackets, worked out well & can now get the other side cut.

Next to assemble the back axle and work on suspension brackets.

 

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Looking good :D

 

Me and the Mrs are hoping to get over to BC soon when all this dies down, got some potential job interviews.

 

6 months of summer is better than what we get in the UK!  <_<😂

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On 5/15/2020 at 1:07 AM, TobyMellin said:

Looking good :D

 

Me and the Mrs are hoping to get over to BC soon when all this dies down, got some potential job interviews.

 

6 months of summer is better than what we get in the UK!  <_<😂

Where are you planning on moving too ?

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British Colombia?

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On 5/17/2020 at 4:26 AM, landy_andy said:

Where are you planning on moving too ?

We really want to move to Squamish, but the commute in to Delta every day may be a little long I think. 

We only had a quick stop over last time, so once everything is clear, we will come over for a couple of weeks. 

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On 5/18/2020 at 4:11 AM, TobyMellin said:

We really want to move to Squamish, but the commute in to Delta every day may be a little long I think. 

We only had a quick stop over last time, so once everything is clear, we will come over for a couple of weeks. 

Oh dear... another lower mainlander..... 🤣

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