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What have you done to your square lately??

Discussion in 'Garage' started by Old77, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Powerhouse Ranch

    Powerhouse Ranch 3G Connoisseur Supporting Member

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    Holy crap is rear pinion yoke searching hard. Can anyone narrow down the search and tell me what yoke i could use with 30 splines and 1.19" cup diameter? I tried Spicer like @Vbb199 suggested but shit all i kept seeing was Jeep stuff, hard to navigate
     
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    Vbb199 B-rate Hillbilly Customs

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    Checkout randy's ring and pinion, they may offer what you are looking for

    https://www.randysworldwide.com/
     
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    Powerhouse Ranch 3G Connoisseur Supporting Member

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    that helped me get to where i needed and i've ordered a yoke, hope it works out! Thanks man
     
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    ok, guess I’m confused and didn’t read the post right. Because the black GMC in this picture is what I was thinking they were talking about changing the grill to an 85 grill and I’m like, “it already has the correct grill”. Carry on.

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    Wasn’t on any of my trucks but did fix a customers tilt column...larger fella with an 88 Blazer...said he used the steering wheel to get into the truck and heard a loud snap, he was still driving it even tho you could change gears by turning the wheel, which he had to hold up while driving, and it would shut off sometimes while turning (ignition actuator rod moving)

    had to tear it all the way down to the bearing housing support (where the notoriously loose #8 inverted torx go), he managed to rip that from the plate that those 4 bolts go and snapped one of em off in the backing plate...he also managed to snap the column shift gear detent in half too.

    dude got lucky we had the detent, backing plate and housing support laying around, but for what he’s gonna be paying for my time, he coulda (shoulda?) just bought a fancy replacement column
     
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    Finished the passenger door, what ever glue they used for the rubber seal around the door is strong. I had to wire wheel it off the blaster wouldn't do it. Started on the drivers side door ran out of steam

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    please don’t go back with the auto locking hubs.They are unreliable at best....and the weakest link in that front end.Quick tip,those hubs are prone to unlocking when reversing down a hill.
     
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    press it as far as it will go.
     
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    They are also prone to not locking when you are stuck in the snow or wet grass, lol.
     
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    on that note, any problem leaving hubs locked all the time?
     
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    Well with the auto hubs, that's not an option. But, with manual hubs, I'd lock those suckers in for the winter and they would stay locked until late spring. I'd only unlock them if we were going on a trip out of town on the interstate.
     
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    Auto hubs get a bad wrap. But in my experience they are reliable as long as they are regularly (I try for monthly) put in 4wd for a bit to keep the hubs lubed.
     
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    not taken, have been considering the manual Warns; until i drive the thing and get a feel for everything, i'll figure out what's best for the old girl
     
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    no problem at all.If that’s what you decide to do,make sure your front drive shaft is greased up,mainly the ball in the cv joint.There’s a little indention in the casting that takes a needle attachment tip.203 transfercase front shafts turn all the time,unless converted and running locking hubs.All 3 of the American automaker’s trucks these days are unit bearings and the front driveshaft spins at all times.

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    Did this :D

    Installed repaired dash, bezel, front seat...gotta clean up some wires and then give it all a good scrub down.

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