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Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #390 on: Jan 05, 2019, 01:55:43 PM »
I've seen some back yard :pokinit: before, but that is some serious gagster :pokinit:. I know You got to have some chain around there someplace.

Nope... that is what MacGyver would use!!!!  :thumbs: :gap:  :yesnod:

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Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #391 on: Jan 05, 2019, 05:10:55 PM »
Well, if I remember correctly I put those into service last winter when all my stuff was buried under about a foot of snow.  I had the engine hoist but no chain handy.  I had tore down a bunch of 20Rs and that was all in the shed so when I was trying to figure out what the heck to use at 4:00AM and zero degrees there were the old timing chains in the bottom of a greasy box. 

As it turns out they keep things level, centered and kind of more rigid than regular linked chain.  They work so good that I have just kept on using them.     :sly:
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Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #392 on: Jan 05, 2019, 05:20:38 PM »
I have always been happy with stock clutches as long as I have good gearing for my tire size, but I bought this one gently used from 05sport4x4 on here for cheaper than I could have got a stock style replacement. Apparently he used it on a 22re just a few runs before an engine swap. The disk, Japan throwout bearing and pressure plate all looked nearly new so I was happy.

Pedal pressure seems no more than stock and it hooks up smooth and positive.  Better than my janky oil soaked old one for sure :).




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Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #393 on: May 06, 2019, 08:41:47 PM »
Mounted an old compressor on the inner fender well.  This was one of those half way decent ones that come in a bag and hook to the battery with alligator clips.  They get beat to crap over time and quit working because the wires get yanked out, the air hose gets busted etc.  I refurbished this one and just decided to bolt it in and hook it to my extra fuse block.

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Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #394 on: May 07, 2019, 04:38:08 AM »
Mounted an old compressor on the inner fender well.  This was one of those half way decent ones that come in a bag and hook to the battery with alligator clips.  They get beat to crap over time and quit working because the wires get yanked out, the air hose gets busted etc.  I refurbished this one and just decided to bolt it in and hook it to my extra fuse block.


Hi H...

If you could mount a little compressed air tank to that, would you have a little more cfm?

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Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #395 on: May 07, 2019, 05:56:48 AM »
Hi H...

If you could mount a little compressed air tank to that, would you have a little more cfm?

Gnarls.



Just box and seal the frame, then it can double as an air tank




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Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #396 on: May 07, 2019, 07:33:05 AM »
Hi H...

If you could mount a little compressed air tank to that, would you have a little more cfm?

Gnarls.


Sure but space is a premium :).  It's just for airing up tires and an occasional reseating of a bead.
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Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #397 on: May 08, 2019, 03:34:45 AM »

Just box and seal the frame, then it can double as an air tank

 :cheese:


Yeah... that is a cool trick and was done by a number of guys in the 4-wheel drive club here.  The only negative is moisture.  After a number of years ??, rust is corroding the inside of your frame rail!  :yikes:

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Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #398 on: May 08, 2019, 03:36:59 AM »
Sure but space is a premium :). ...

When is space NOT a premium on our trucks?  :dunno:

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Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #399 on: Feb 08, 2020, 05:28:10 PM »
This morning I got my big herkin' tie rod off and put new FJ-80 ends on it.  I got this tie rod off somebody here with an old school cross-over arm.  This thing is either 2 layers of tube or maybe just really thick.  It weighs a ton and doesn't bend when you dunce a rock or stump.  It's like a slider with rod ends on it.

I found these super-cheapo FJ-80 ends on rock auto for something like $10 each.  We will see how long they last.

OK so a while back I put new tires on the truck and discovered my super cheapy Ultra Power FJ80 ends had a fair bit of slop in them.  About what I expected.  I am not disappointed in them for the price.  I should add they were used while I was farming and my daily commute and duties were pretty much as severe use as you can get.  These went on at about 81K on my odometer so we can keep track of mileage on this set...

I was still kind of low budget when I ordered fresh ones from rockauto.  I decided to try the Beck Arnley brand this time which were around $17.  To my delight and surprise inside the Beck/Arnley boxes were genuine made in Japan Three Fives FJ80 ends! They were without the jam nuts but I have plenty of those.
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Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #400 on: Feb 08, 2020, 05:43:29 PM »
I have been using Moog Problem Solvers on mine, seem to last longer than the others for me.
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Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #401 on: Feb 09, 2020, 03:27:16 AM »
....  I decided to try the Beck Arnley brand this time which were around $17.  To my delight and surprise inside the Beck/Arnley boxes were genuine made in Japan Three Fives FJ80 ends! They were without the jam nuts but I have plenty of those.

I've had very good luck with BA and the quality and pricing.  All the Beck Arnley parts I've ordered from RockAuto have been very high quality and very competitively priced.

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