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Re: T100 Family Wheeler. AKA the Mutant Turtle
« Reply #30 on: Jun 18, 2017, 04:47:32 PM »
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Re: T100 Family Wheeler. AKA the Mutant Turtle
« Reply #31 on: Jun 19, 2017, 02:03:35 PM »
Thanks man. trying to keep this project moving forward.

got a little more done this weekend.

got the rear axle spacer all lined up and Tig'ed the root weld.





Also received my Barnes 3 link bracket kit and rear u bolt eliminator kit minus the 3 left hand thread joints they owe me that should be in this week.




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Re: T100 Family Wheeler. AKA the Mutant Turtle
« Reply #32 on: Jun 19, 2017, 04:55:00 PM »
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Re: T100 Family Wheeler. AKA the Mutant Turtle
« Reply #33 on: Jun 20, 2017, 10:04:26 AM »
well I got the rear axle spacer all welded in last night




came out pretty strait. the blue is the alignment bar inside the spindle.

washed over a weld on the side I didn't cut into to straiten the axle on that side some. not the prettiest but it did recenter the alignment bar in the spindle by about 3/16"


I also stripped the knuckles off the front axle so I can get the alignment jig in there next after I finish welding on the rear diff cover and some bracing.

not too much but considering I went out to the garage at 11pm and only worked until 12:45am it was good progress.
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Re: T100 Family Wheeler. AKA the Mutant Turtle
« Reply #34 on: Jun 20, 2017, 11:02:34 AM »
nice welds ryan. wish mine would turn out that way
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Re: T100 Family Wheeler. AKA the Mutant Turtle
« Reply #35 on: Jun 21, 2017, 01:48:50 PM »
thanks. luckily I work with a lot of sanitary welders that have taught me some tips on TIG.

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Re: T100 Family Wheeler. AKA the Mutant Turtle
« Reply #36 on: Jul 05, 2017, 05:35:48 PM »
well I got a little bit more done over the weekend.

got the rear housing finished up with a quick strap bent over the diff cover to protect the ring gear and another strap bent across the bottom to help with diff dragging protection.



I also had measured and cut the nitro cut to length shaft before welding the diff cover back on.

the nitro is in the middle in that pic with the stock long side and short side on both sides. the custom short side measured out at 33.5" from mating surface to end of splines. the stock short side was 29" and the long side is 36.5". still not a perfectly centered diff but close enough for the girls I run with.


then I pulled the third and alignment jig and moved on to the front. Front turned out to be too bent to get the alignment jig through. so I came up with this:

used 2 20 ton jack stands and some scrap metal and a 12 ton jack to bend her back to strait then added heat via TIG welder to keep her strait once the pressure was released. I plan on adding a truss but I want to wait until all my 3 link brackets are on first and add the truss during final weld out.

also finally put my springs on the CO's and started going through my t cases to see if I need any other parts.

swapped the 21 spline out for the 23 spline I had lying around

need to remove the interlock pin and buy a double or triple stick for this.


hopefully get the t case together next and then I should be about gathered enough to start cutting IFS off!!!! stay tuned!!!!
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Re: T100 Family Wheeler. AKA the Mutant Turtle
« Reply #37 on: Jul 06, 2017, 05:28:00 PM »
well F you Photobucket!!!! :puke:

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Re: T100 Family Wheeler. AKA the Mutant Turtle
« Reply #38 on: Jul 11, 2017, 10:08:13 AM »
well I think I finally got the pictures fixed. no work on the truck as I am doing flooring at home right now but hopefully by this weekend I can get on something truck related.

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Re: T100 Family Wheeler. AKA the Mutant Turtle
« Reply #39 on: Aug 17, 2017, 04:32:31 PM »
well I got a little bit more done over the weekend.

got the rear housing finished up with a quick strap bent over the diff cover to protect the ring gear and another strap bent across the bottom to help with diff dragging protection.



I also had measured and cut the nitro cut to length shaft before welding the diff cover back on.

the nitro is in the middle in that pic with the stock long side and short side on both sides. the custom short side measured out at 33.5" from mating surface to end of splines. the stock short side was 29" and the long side is 36.5". still not a perfectly centered diff but close enough for the girls I run with.


then I pulled the third and alignment jig and moved on to the front. Front turned out to be too bent to get the alignment jig through. so I came up with this:

used 2 20 ton jack stands and some scrap metal and a 12 ton jack to bend her back to strait then added heat via TIG welder to keep her strait once the pressure was released. I plan on adding a truss but I want to wait until all my 3 link brackets are on first and add the truss during final weld out.

also finally put my springs on the CO's and started going through my t cases to see if I need any other parts.

swapped the 21 spline out for the 23 spline I had lying around

need to remove the interlock pin and buy a double or triple stick for this.


hopefully get the t case together next and then I should be about gathered enough to start cutting IFS off!!!! stay tuned!!!!


What size diameter of solid stock are you using for your front axle alignment jig?  How tight is the tolerance on the knuckle balls?

Thanks,

Burl

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Re: T100 Family Wheeler. AKA the Mutant Turtle
« Reply #40 on: Aug 21, 2017, 01:52:41 PM »
What size diameter of solid stock are you using for your front axle alignment jig?  How tight is the tolerance on the knuckle balls?

Thanks,

Burl

I think it is 1.25" but not sure. I borrowed it from a friend who built the jig and spacers for his build.  it is not a tight fit in the knuckle balls or rear axle. I would say their is about an 3/32" gap all around the bar inside the knuckle ball. I can check when I go home tonight.

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Re: T100 Family Wheeler. AKA the Mutant Turtle
« Reply #41 on: Nov 06, 2017, 01:56:09 PM »
Nice - I dig the T100's

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Re: T100 Family Wheeler. AKA the Mutant Turtle
« Reply #42 on: Nov 06, 2017, 02:09:37 PM »
:worthless:
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Re: T100 Family Wheeler. AKA the Mutant Turtle
« Reply #43 on: Nov 22, 2017, 05:08:48 PM »
sorry for the long time away. work and the kiddos has been crazy.

I need to get a doll house finished in the garage then move the truck in to cut the suspension off and start fabbing.

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Re: T100 Family Wheeler. AKA the Mutant Turtle
« Reply #44 on: Jan 04, 2018, 10:42:24 AM »
well guys i have bad news for this project. looks like the T100 SAS will be put on hold indefinitely at this point. as much as i have always wanted a T100 with a SAS i have wanted this more:




it is a 73 fj40 with a freshly rebuilt TBI350, NP465, NP205, dana 60 rear and dana 44 front with uninstalled 4.88's an a rear detriot.

unfortunately the wife will not let me do both projects so i have to make some tough decisions.
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Re: T100 Family Wheeler. AKA the Mutant Turtle
« Reply #45 on: Jan 04, 2018, 09:58:02 PM »
FJ40 all the way!

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Re: T100 Family Wheeler. AKA the Mutant Turtle
« Reply #46 on: Jan 12, 2018, 10:18:41 AM »
oh man, i can tell you that T100 is going to be cheaper! been spearheading a 73 FJ40 project at our bodyshop since October. let me know if you have any questions
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Re: T100 Family Wheeler. AKA the Mutant Turtle
« Reply #47 on: Jan 12, 2018, 12:27:28 PM »
yeah i know the 40 parts are more expensive but not much on mine is left fj40 besides the body. and lucky for me my boss is a fj40 geek and has a good stock pile of parts i bet i can talk him into selling to me.

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Re: T100 Family Wheeler. AKA the Mutant Turtle
« Reply #48 on: Jan 12, 2018, 02:10:13 PM »
yeah i know the 40 parts are more expensive but not much on mine is left fj40 besides the body. and lucky for me my boss is a fj40 geek and has a good stock pile of parts i bet i can talk him into selling to me.

fantastic!!!
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