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Old 10-02-2012, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by BAMAFAN2169 View Post
By the way Shaun is the transfer case labeled the same on the **** as my 82 or is it different? Mine goes

2H
4H
N
4L
Yep, exactly the same.

Here's a picture of the **** so you know what it looks like.

 
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Gary Lewis View Post
I wasn't going to SAY that.

Actually, I had come up with that idea earlier today. I saw Rusty's t-case **** laying there and thought "that's what Shaun wants" and then I realized it is splined. That got me to thinking about how to make it work and the rest, as they say, is fruitless. No, history! Yes, fruitless history.
I like the idea of the threaded ****.
If the metal insert would stay in the ****.

Maybe set screws in each side to make sure the insert won't come out.

A little bit of time and not much money.
Something to consider... Trav...
 
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:00 AM
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Maybe knurling on the insert and some epoxy?
 
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by truckertrav View Post
I like the idea of the threaded ****.
If the metal insert would stay in the ****.

Maybe set screws in each side to make sure the insert won't come out.

A little bit of time and not much money.
Something to consider... Trav...
The one I have appears to be made hard rubbery material that the lever goes into. So, I don't think set screws would work. That's why I suggested gluing it in.

Originally Posted by ArdWrknTrk View Post
Maybe knurling on the insert and some epoxy?
Yes, knurling the insert would help.
 
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:25 AM
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Try West systems G-FLEX epoxy.
IME it has worked well bonding soles to boots, and other such things.
It's meant for adhering to softer plastics and flexible joints.
 
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by ArdWrknTrk View Post
Try West systems G-FLEX epoxy.
IME it has worked well bonding soles to boots, and other such things.
It's meant for adhering to softer plastics and flexible joints.
Thanks! Had't thought of that, but I knew that hard epoxy wasn't going to adhere very well to the rubber.
 
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Originally Posted by Fordzilla80 View Post
You know I can't do that. I want the original one.

There's one that just showed up on Ebay. But the guy wants $50 for it. Way too much in my opinion.
On my shifter, I wanted my aftermarket **** on my short throw shifter...

And the set screws kept slipping...Soooooo...

I bought a stick of metal epoxy, mixed it up, and stuck the **** on the shifter that way...3 months later...It's as solid as a rock...As if it were a 1pc setup..

Just wipe away the epoxy that gets squeezed out, and you're set...

And only you know it's there!
 
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I do kind of the same thing with my shifter **** but I use clear silicone.
I've used it on a couple trucks and it works find. Just put some in the **** and slip it on the shifter, let it sit up for a few hours and your good to go. Plus it comes off it it to.
 
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Originally Posted by ArdWrknTrk View Post
Didn't make it, my steering puked this weekend.
But I have a dozen friends from all over the N.E. who went, and all said it was a blast!
Thats too bad. Its definately a great time!
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I just looked that up and man that thing looks awesome. I thought only us southern redneck boys got hard core like that. Man I need to plan a trip to Vermont!!
Yup, if we made a plan to have FTE-ers meet up next year at the Vermonster, it would be an awesome weekend!
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You "Southern Redneck Boy's" don't have nitro snowmobiles to race on grass, mud or across ponds!
Awesome quote! I might steal it...
 
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Originally Posted by ArdWrknTrk View Post
Try West systems G-FLEX epoxy.
IME it has worked well bonding soles to boots, and other such things.
It's meant for adhering to softer plastics and flexible joints.
If mine comes loose again, I'll try that.
Thanks a lot, Jim.

BTW, was it your pump,hose,or gear box on your steering? Trav.
 
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:46 PM
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The hose this time...
I replaced the steering box a couple of weekends ago.
I think that my hooking the high pressure hose out of the way of that operation must have ruptured/kinked it.
 
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:20 PM
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Used my truck as a truck today. I loaded Chris' bed onto the truck and tied it down for the 30 mile run to the trucking company. Here are a few pics of how I tied it down, as requested by our moderator himself so he can duplicate it on the other end.

But first, here's my beautiful bride, Janey, ready for our outing to take the bed down for shipping and go furniture shopping. This is after she inspected all the tie-downs to make sure I did it correctly.


In this pic you can see 3 of the 5 straps I used: One in the front going around the corner and down to the frame (I got it too tight and it bent the bed); one about 1/3 of the way back, with the hook going down through the pallet to the bed; and one at the rear with the strap going over the edge of the pallet to keep the ratchet away from the bed.


In this shot of the front of the bed you can see from the far left: The red/black one that wraps around and goes down to the bed; two orange ones that hold Chris' bed to the pallet, and donated by Bruno's friend Jason; the yellow one that goes down the front of Chris' bed, in front of my tool box and bed, and down to the frame; a yellow one that holds Chris' bed to the pallet.


Here's the bottom end of one of the red/black ones that go around the front of the bed, and the bottom of the yellow one from the front of the bed down between the beds and cab to the frame.


Here we are at the trucking company. The only strap that got even the slightest bit loose was the one in front that went between the bed and cab and down to the frame, which was my safety to ensure the bed couldn't move backward. Somehow it loosened enough I got two clicks out of the ratchet.


And here is the bed being moved by the forklift. By the way, the guy said we out-did ourselves as it was very well secured to the pallets. It didn't wiggle once.


And, remember the bit about furniture shopping? I got to put the truck to work even on the way home. That's an antique buffet that Janey got a really good deal on. A fitting end to a good day, and the truck performed perfectly.
 
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I know you had issues with the rear fuel tank, but how come the entire fuel door is gone?
 
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Man, you did have a good day.

A little more practice and you could be a Flat Bed Truck Driver...

Nice to have a dependable ride to use AND enjoy.

BTW, do not ask your bride out to dinner...
That would insult her..

As pretty as she is,,,You should offer to buy her the restaurant...Trav..
 
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I know you had issues with the rear fuel tank, but how come the entire fuel door is gone?
Just haven't put it back on yet. But, rest assured it'll get back on - once I get some things sorted like the alternator that isn't charging as much as it should, the battery hold down that broke, an idle that's too low, clutch pressure that is almost painful (it was too much for my brother, but then he's having his knee replaced on Thursday), and the tach not working.

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Man, you did have a good day.

A little more practice and you could be a Flat Bed Truck Driver...

Nice to have a dependable ride to use AND enjoy.

BTW, do not ask your bride out to dinner...
That would insult her..

As pretty as she is,,,You should offer to buy her the restaurant...Trav..
That she is! Still looks like she did when I first spotted her in '68.

It is nice to have something dependable. It isn't much to look at, and it still needs a few mechanical things sorted, but I'd drive it anywhere.
 

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