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  1. Thread: Horn assembly

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    It does, puts me about half way. The other half...

    It does, puts me about half way. The other half would be that it’s a 3a so there are differences that I will learn and then I’ll be good.... thank you.
  2. Thread: Horn assembly

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    Horn assembly

    Gentlemen, attached are the photos of what I have for my horn/sttering column final assembly. Steering box has been rebuilt with horn wire running through and exiting bottom of box. I bought the...
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    Thanks guys, but false alarm. I should have...

    Thanks guys, but false alarm. I should have thought this through. My buddy suggested waiting until I attach both drive flanges and sure enough, all is well. Turning the yoke turns both wheels, in...
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    Such an awesome truck! Best of luck.

    Such an awesome truck! Best of luck.
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    Dana 25 question

    Hello again. 2 questions.... I am attaching the drive flange to the hub. Do I add gasket cement to both sides of that paper gasket? And when I turn the yoke with nothing on the axle the axle shaft...
  6. Thread: Bell housing

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    Excellent! I love freshly painted parts.

    Excellent! I love freshly painted parts.
  7. Thread: Bell housing

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    Bell housing

    Easy one gentlemen... got my bell housing squeaky clean and grease free but she is flash rusting. I know how to deal with that. My question is, after seeing what looks like paint inside and out, can...
  8. Thread: Project update.

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    Milestones

    Hello all, been making fairly decent progress. Attached pictures mark an important milestone, the completion of the frame!!! I hated this part, doing it by hand. Clean, degrease, sand, rinse and...
  9. Thread: Pinion shimming

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    Thanks Bob, I would say it’s not so much...

    Thanks Bob, I would say it’s not so much perseverance as a “why not” attitude. This is strictly a hobby thing for me with no time limit. I’m learning new things, keeping the brain working so I figure...
  10. Thread: Pinion shimming

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    Thank you sir. I have in fact acquired all the...

    Thank you sir. I have in fact acquired all the lubes for the Jeep, specifically created for vintage Jeeps and sold by the gentleman in Connecticut who is rebuilding my engine. The knuckle lube...
  11. Thread: Pinion shimming

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    Moving forward, easy question.

    Well men, I did it. Iím shelving the KW axles and have sourced 2 NOS axles, along with 2 NOS knuckle seals. I really think those are cool, the 2 halves with the paper gasket, hard to find from what I...
  12. Thread: Pinion shimming

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    Ok gentlemen, sheís all together, rotational...

    Ok gentlemen, sheís all together, rotational torque set at 20/22 inch pounds. Now on to knuckles and axles. New issue - bought two new spicer type axles from KW. The long one came assembled and the...
  13. Thread: 51 oil filter

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    Bob, you are an invaluable source of Jeep...

    Bob, you are an invaluable source of Jeep knowledge. I appreciate your prompt response. I’m sure I’ll have more questions as I continue to learn. Thanks again
    Tom
  14. Thread: 51 oil filter

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    51 oil filter

    This oil filter came off the l-head I am restoring. It does not have the bands that I see in all the pictures. Is this a typical one? Will it mount to the standard bracket that KW sells? And how the...
  15. Thread: Pinion shimming

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    You can say that again! Thanks again Bob, I go...

    You can say that again! Thanks again Bob, I go into this with a renewed confidence.
  16. Thread: Pinion shimming

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    Thank you very much Bob. That is the most...

    Thank you very much Bob. That is the most comprehensive answer I’ve gotten on any topic. Between you and the OCD gentlemen in Connecticut that’s rebuilding the engine, I’ve got the same answer. I...
  17. Thread: Pinion shimming

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    Pinion shimming

    Hello all.... I am in the middle of my dana 25 rebuild. The gears are all mint and I am just replacing seals, bearings and bearing cups. Iíve seen a million videos on the importance of setting...
  18. Thread: Project update.

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    Hello again. Well things are slowing down with...

    Hello again. Well things are slowing down with the nice weather and a finished 63 Buick convertible available but here we are so far. Space in the garage limits my work area so I decided to...
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    Dana 44 questions

    Three questions gentlemen: what are the divots with what looks like welding slag all over the pumpkin near the shafts? See pic attached. They are everywhere. Looks like mistakes.... Second, more...
  20. Thread: Project update.

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    Project update.

    I received an email asking to share progress on my restoration if there was any. Well, Iíd say Iím plugging away, slow but sure. First pic is how she arrived. Entire body except grill has been...
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    Oh yeah! Metal shaper... been looking at video...

    Oh yeah! Metal shaper... been looking at video after video of this guy. Unless I find something or someone better, he is my go to source for hands on tutoring... Along with Kaiser Willys and this...
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    Thanks guys.... u-joint axles it will be then......

    Thanks guys.... u-joint axles it will be then... took off the rear differential cover and there was a good amount of lube in there... AND the water! Whatís with the water mixed in? How does that get...
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    Thanks for that offer TJones but I honestly donít...

    Thanks for that offer TJones but I honestly donít know what Iím gonna do yet. I took the diff cover off and a ton of water came out along with the remaining sludge. On the bright side, there was no...
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    Other side

    Other side
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    Okay, so I finally got serious with some heat and...

    Okay, so I finally got serious with some heat and got those covers off. This is what I found. I hope this is normal. Drivers side the axle poking out a bit, passenger side, no axle visible at all....
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