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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2017, 07:21:14 AM »
You probably have one lined up already but if not I have a plasma cutter you can use.
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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2017, 10:28:51 AM »
nice build...I saw your going to run spacers...BORA are awesome
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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2017, 11:19:59 AM »
You probably have one lined up already but if not I have a plasma cutter you can use.

Thanks for the offer! Was planning to borrow Toms but I was thinking about it and I need to get a couple more things done to the Jeep itself before I cut the mounts off. When the time comes if Tom's isn't available I may hit you up.
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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2017, 07:58:47 PM »
Made some more progress this weekend. Finished prepping the back of the Jeep and got the first coat of POR-15 on. Will do the second coat tomorrow.





Modified my shackle relocation brackets so I don't have to get a wrench behind them to install the shackle. Welded 5 nuts behind each one in the holes I would be most likely to use. Should make installation much much easier.



Got new u joints in one of my axle shafts and started welding the almost alloy kit on. Did tack welds to keep them from getting hot. Did the sides first, left it to cool and will do the top and bottom of each one tomorrow.



Lastly I worked on my knuckles. Got them set up for the GM TRE's. still have to redrill my rotors and do he spring perches but it's coming along. I can at least make the tie rod now.






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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2017, 08:05:14 PM »
Nice work!
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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2017, 05:40:01 AM »
This is coming out awesome! Can't wait to see it finished!
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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2017, 07:09:11 AM »
What are you thinking?  Welding up old ujoints into an axle shaft plus adding all that weight? :rolleyes:
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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2017, 06:45:49 AM »
Second coat of POR-15 went on last night. By the time it was dry it was dark, so the rear suspension goes back in today so the Jeep can roll back in the garage. If I can get the parts to make a new vent line for the fuel tank then the fuel tank will go back in today as well. Then onto the front.
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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2017, 12:50:00 PM »


This looks like a good idea, because once you break a u-joint it takes out both axles anyway.
The problem is, when you break a u-joint the ear comes around and overlaps with the other ear and takes out the lower ball joint.
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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2017, 12:53:09 PM »
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plus adding all that weight? :rolleyes:
Really, talk to Tom he will show you added weight.

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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #35 on: September 12, 2017, 02:00:20 PM »
I see no issue with my added weight, especially since my jeep works pretty well.
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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2017, 04:33:33 PM »
So when the u-joints wear out your out a shaft.  Yeah makes sense.   Welding junkyard parts.... 
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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2017, 08:00:40 PM »
Most of the failures I have seen ruin the ears of the shaft anyway. D30 shafts are cheap and plentiful and I carry a fully assembled set of spares. I'm not too worried. I'm sure I'll break something long before these brand new u joints wear out. Jeep probably won't see any road time anyway so they won't get many miles on them.


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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2017, 08:32:09 PM »
I agree, I have x-joints in my d30 shafts and I decided to weld the caps. The caps have grease fittings so they should last a while. If I have to replace the joints, I'll just get another set of spares/joints. I figured the security the welded caps give me is worth the spare shafts.
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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2017, 08:06:42 PM »
Regearing the 8.25 tonight. Made setup bearings. Got the new ring gear on the carrier and the pin didn't fit so a little modification there. Setup time now.








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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2017, 04:19:02 AM »
Got it all set up last night. Pretty late. Getting up this morning was definitely a struggle...


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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2017, 08:05:15 AM »
Oh, almost forgot, this guy stopped in last night to check on progress. He then discovered the neighbors fruit tree though and found that much more interesting.






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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2017, 08:08:16 AM »
Why the hell didn't you shoot it?!

You don't want bears around that are that brave! :eek:
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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2017, 08:43:45 AM »
Got it all set up last night. Pretty late. Getting up this morning was definitely a struggle...


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How did the set-up go with the side adjusters in the 8.25?
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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2017, 08:49:39 AM »
Got it all set up last night. Pretty late. Getting up this morning was definitely a struggle...


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How did the set-up go with the side adjusters in the 8.25?


Honestly kind of a pain in the butt. The tool I made worked perfect, but you keep having to pull 3 ft of extension out of the axle tube and walk to the other side to tighten or loosen and then walk back to adjust and then check backlash again. And when we pulled the pinion to pull the setup bearings and put the new bearings on we had to set the backlash again when we put the carrier back in because when you pull the caps the adjusters fall out. So it's a slick setup, but kind of a pain to use.

On the plus side there's no carrier shims so we pulled the old bearings and installed the new bearings and never had to touch them again, just pinion depth and then adjust for backlash and check the pattern.


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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #45 on: September 15, 2017, 09:31:16 AM »
That bears a helluva lot bigger than Eight Foot Frankie :eek:

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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #46 on: September 15, 2017, 10:17:23 AM »
Why the hell didn't you shoot it?!

You don't want bears around that are that brave! :eek:

Let him finish off those fruit trees first. Help sweeten the meat
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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #47 on: September 15, 2017, 10:23:15 AM »
Adjustable face pin spanner. 
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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #48 on: September 15, 2017, 10:32:59 AM »
there are no adjuster holes on the face like a 14 bolt
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Re: Project Silver XJ
« Reply #49 on: September 15, 2017, 10:43:09 AM »
Interesting.   I've never opened an 8.25
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