well today i finally got my trunion elminator kit install into my upper arms. cost me thirty bux from perterson automotive. im sure i could have gotten it cheaper but ever place i called requested i came in to inspect what i actually needed done.. or they didn't press any thing...
so that got me going for test fitting things.
well with every thing assembled i know i need to either push the axle into the center of the leaf's as much as possible or move my steering box forward atleast 1.5" so the drag link doesn't hit the upper link.
i also found i need to grind my shock mounts a bit clostest to the knuckle my weld was too thick and i found it hit while turning so it doesn't go lock to lock yet.
i need to correctly shim my upper and lower trunion cap's.
i also need longer bolts for my rock rings.. seems either that or i'll need to try again after the felt's squeez lol.
i also dont have the right gear's in the front yet. so no 4wd.. oh well i need shocks around all corners any ways so wheeling is a sorry subject atm.
since it looks like i'll need to push my steering box forward in the long run to make steering work while the drive side is up i've also considered notching the frame some? and im looking to add a hydro assist
so i put the tire's on it and put some weight down on the springs to figure out what any issues would be.
the hi steer link and drag link are touching as the springs are on up travel? and i had to take the pitmint arm off to find out exactly how far it squat's and i have about 3/4-1/2 inch room between frame and oil pan where the drag link cross's under. also with not much effort i am able to bounch to bar lightly into the pan but adding some weight to the truck.. ie i cant get in it yet LOL.
and my steering box will need to be moved forward.
i'll need to install the chev springs in the rear so i can make my front's 5/6 leaf packs using the rear's i have to make a double pack of 87' springs
i still need to properly shim the trunion cap's and put a spring scale on to adjust... need to fill the knuckles 3/4 with greese as per the toyota service manual.
i found ontop of torching the new hole's for the steering box i need to cut off the driver side steering stop. as it will be in the way now as i didn't see it earlier.
James..... Lookin Good. I have similar set up..up front on mine, with hydro and all. let me know if you need help or a look at mine. Dave.
David H. 1989 S-10 Blazer. 350 V8 TBI, TH350 trans. NP203/205 transfer case, triple stick. Dana 60 rear with 4.88 gears and Power Lock locker and disc brakes. Toyota front with 4.88 and ARB locker and Longfield axles. armored and gusseted. Hydro ram assist steering. Swamper SSR tires on Classic rims. Protected by NINJA !
Went to i5 drive line today and had my front shaft worked over. Long splin, new joints, balenced and straightened. I also clearenced the cadinal joint going to have to put a plug in the spot of a greese cert so i dont break it off if the joint maxes out in angle..
here you can see where i ground off the dust seal . i also ground a few other areas , including the ball end were the dust cover sealed and the area where the grease cert get's lubed through.
here is the link to the cv mod page hosted by 4x4wire. they/he may be the original poster of this modification.
ExCabSwap: The wind there looks horrible... Still worth it haha
Feb 1, 2016 18:43:45 GMT -8
ExCabSwap: Finishing up the fuel tank... Hope to see you all Tuesday in my extended cab!
Feb 6, 2016 1:43:36 GMT -8
poorboy: Can somebody give me the official rules for the Cowbell please?
May 8, 2016 15:26:47 GMT -8
Wyldman: The Cowbell... If you are a club member and you're on one of our wheelin' trips. If you get stuck on an obstacle and have to be pulled out by your winch or someone elses winch/strap. You earn the Cowbell.
May 9, 2016 15:46:03 GMT -8
poorboy: Wyldman, I got to see the passing of the bell at the meeting and learned quite a bit about the tradition.
May 11, 2016 13:03:11 GMT -8
ljdude: Who has the cowbell?
Jul 20, 2016 23:45:14 GMT -8
petee: who has the cowbell
Aug 7, 2016 20:00:28 GMT -8