Not Stuck Stage 8 Mar 3, 2007 21:55:27 GMT -5
Post by stuck tj on Mar 3, 2007 21:55:27 GMT -5
This is the newest upgrade to the truck. It is now 10 years old and after the first upgrade from 30" tires to 32" bfg all terains with a 2" spacer lift. (10 years ago). To the Currie make over with their 5" lift 35" creepy crawlers.(4 years ago) Today going with 7" lift with 37" creepy crawlers. ( With Don's (N2Rocks) expertise and his garage layout) Changing the front Currie short arms to Clayton long arms, nth degree springs and rear spring relocation. Front shock going to be Rancho RS9000X Pro Series Remote Reservoir. Found out that the Tom Woods front drive shaft was stuck! We tried to adjust the front axle to accept the new long arms. It would not move forward. Winch tied to the back of the truck, ratchet straps to the front , trying to pull the front axle, come to find out the front drive shaft was welded stuck. Nylon plastic in the slip yoke had melted due to the proximity to the exhaust. Had to use a tourch to melt the plastic to pull it apart. Looks like I may go without the CV joint so I can flip the slip yoke to get it away from the exhaust. Don got one of his ears welded shut today also. Not a good thing. The other part of this project was to get my skid plate off. 3 of 6 bolts would not come out. rust and my lack of proper installation caused failure of my bolts. Master Yoda said I failed as a true Jedi. So we drilled out, cut into the frame, installed plate, drilled, taped new fittings to accept the new flat head stainless bolts for the skid. There will be a write up on this by Don when he finds time. Also thanks to Andy and the crew for the AM help.