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Old 12-19-2016, 04:06 PM
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Nice work. Keep it going.
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Old 12-20-2016, 03:23 PM
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Machined my angle spacers today for the back of the radius arm brackets.

Unfortunately only had aluminum so that is what they are. Will go home and test them tonight. added a fillet to clearance against the weld of the PMF fabbed brackets.



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Old 12-20-2016, 06:56 PM
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Slipped the wedge in tonight. Seems like it will work. Here's a view from inside the frame rail.

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Old 12-22-2016, 05:56 PM
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Looks great. Keep up the good work.
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Old 12-24-2016, 06:05 AM
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sub'd, it is looking relly good
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Old 12-24-2016, 09:15 AM
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Had thurs and friday off and with the nice weather and a few hours in between family commitments I got started ripping down the donor.

Started in the rear:


a few hours later the sterling is resting on the ground. I also torched off the spring hangers. Not sure If I will use them but they are so much heavier duty than my obs stuff. I guess thats why they are a 'superduty'.


I'm also still deciding if I will make a custom hybrid driveshaft I cut the superduty one as I will only need the axle side yoke. I'm not sure my current one will be short enough. Its a custom one piece that I had made after the original two exploded not long after the original 6"lift. It may too long for my future 2.5" lift. If its short enough I'll probably just end up using the conversion Ujoint I bought.




moved to the front:



everything came apart fairly easily. pulled the steering box & trac bar bracket:




Even with the torch The coil buckets came off hard. The rivets in the bottom of the frame tend to hold them in there, even with some blows of the sledge. I did get a bad surprise, the coil buckets are in way worse shape than they looked. Not that I should have been surprised, its a northern NH truck and I had already figured out the radius arm brackets were rusty beyond use. The spring locators are completely shot and rusted through. Not sure if I'm going to machine up and weld in new locators or just order new buckets. My father was dropping his '16 off at the local ford dealer for a nasty death wobble that just developed and he priced them out. $130/ea. I'll see if I have time to make up some new pieces and if not I'll just order them. Pics of the rot:



I also took a liking to the power-steering cooler and though completely unnecessary I may try to implement so I pulled that as well.


The rest of the parts, I also pulled the master and booster from the truck. I've heard others having issues after the disc conversion with pedal feel and if it works out or the pedal doesn't feel right, I might throw the original superduty vacuum unit in my truck, I know lots of people throw a hydro unit in, but I have this, and figured I might try it:


And axles on the trailer ready to head back to the house for some cleanup:



Luckily I only had about a mile to go, there was a serious case of the tail wagging the dog on this one. I think those axles weigh about twice what my old 4runner wieghs:


Also got around to painting/clear coat on the spacers last night:

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Old 12-24-2016, 11:33 AM
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You're making me think I need to do this axle swap in my obs dually also.

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Old 12-24-2016, 02:45 PM
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For the rear driveshaft, swap the pinion yoke between the axles. They'll swap as that's what several of us have done. Allows you to use the obs driveshaft and rear u-joint just like before.
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Old 12-24-2016, 08:25 PM
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Sold my axle. So not really an option without sourcing one.
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Old 12-26-2016, 11:15 AM
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Spent a little time pressure washing the donor axles today and found the old tag on the front axle under a few layers of what looks like chassis saver or POR15. After a little scratching and scrubbing looks like I have 3:73's in there. Pretty happy with that as I did not want 3:55's. I think the 3:73 will be good with the stock superduty 34.5 tires. I was always pretty happy with 4:10 and 35's and these tires should have a bit less mass

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