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Discussion in 'Binder Builds' started by Gioscout2, Jan 2, 2020.
Heck yes, that is a good plan. No sense to wait on them. The vendor I mean.
JJ in TN
Any new progress the axles look really good i have to do mine before long those look factory fresh.
Thanks Dave, they came out better than expected, and was nice not to find any damage on the important parts either. Have to wait for some back orders on some grade 8 bolts for the springs, probably wont see my U-bolts till the new year.
Doing some odds and ends while in limbo on other parts. Just picking some random things to do. So I decided to start working the center console an original piece, for now its just sanded down and primed. I had an extra lid that just needed some repair under where the latch locks in, I will get pics of this later not sure why I didn't take any at the time, cause I always do. I popped out the ash tray in the back of it and found what I thought was a steel washer but then when I cleaned it this is what I found.
For the Canucks here, they know what it is, for everyone else its a Canadian quarter, and what makes this a bit special is the year 1978, found in my 1978 Scout II, that was cool to find.
Now to move on, got on to the small project of making my on Tie rod. Got me some DOM tube, 1" ID X .25 wall thickness , OD 1.5"
1 LH thread weld tube end
1 RH thread weld tube end, both 3/4 -16.
1 LH thread ES150L tie rod end
1 RH thread ES150R tie rod end
1 LH jam nut
1 RH jam nut
Measured everything up, cut to length not forgetting to include the weld tube end when I measured, welded both ends, cleaned up the welds and even put some slots on both ends of the DOM tube to be able to put a large wrench on when adjusting. Pretty much the long and short of it.
I also plan on doing up a new Drag link with the same process.
That's cool the only thing I found in the dash of mine was a 30-30 casing!
Wasn't ready to pack it in for the day, so I was looking on my parts shelf to see what else,, so I grabbed the glove box insert. I am not really sure yet on what I want to use to fab up a new one. For now I just made a cardboard pattern to stare at for a while until an idea hits me.
If anyone has any ideas , I'm all ears.
They make plastic ones. I just cut a giant 2x6" hole in the back of mine for the ECM wiring.
Nice job!! Your always staying busy.
I know you like to fab, but...
they go on sale from time to time as well.
JJ in TN
I will keep it in mind, price not bad in US dollars then I have to consider , exchange rate plus shipping.
When I'm home, not one to stay in the house and this pandemic lock down has me back down to part time at work so I am taking advantage of the time, I really don't mind.
Definitely the way to go! - I bought one for my wet cardboard box
I been thinking about making one of those too, I have my old one for a template fun project for a rainy afternoon.
If you do, let me know what you use to make it with, I am going to put mine back on the shelf for now until I figure out what to use or see a good idea,
I will look for a link to one a friend made for his and also I had thought about making one from black color plast board since it's light weight and water resistant.
I think I may have some material to make the glove box insert, (since I'm still waiting on other parts and spending too much time on the good old web) comes from the hardware lumber store, its called Standard Hardboard panel. I can buy a 4'x8'x1/8" sheet for a whole $10.00 bucks. I might just buy it to experiment for the price. I think some fiberglassing would go along with this. This could also come in handy possibly for my door panels... hmmm, my brain just wont stop.
It's been a bit slow going lately on the Scout, still playing the waiting game. To fill the time I had another project I just started, not that I wanted to, this is off topic and not IH related. The wifey decided to get a new toy a couple weeks back, new to her, ATV 750 Brute Force Kawasaki. Well like a good husband I figured I better give it a good once over , you know clean carb, change filters and oil. The machine ran good, at least on and off the trailer. Long story short , I finished all the regular maintenance , took it for a couple of spins around the yard,, and wouldn't you know it,,, ATV came to a dead stop with a big bang. No it wasn't good ( and it wasn't anything I did regarding maintenance) Tried to pull on the pull start rope, no go that was after I tried the electric start. Anyway see for your self , I pulled the motor out of the machine, pulled the head off
and found my problem, yeah that's an exhaust valve stuck to the inside of the head, and piston is toast too. Well this little project is gonna have to wait. We thought parts for our SV IH motors were expensive, these foreign things beat that hands down.
Back on topic, I did manage to finish of another small project, got my drag link fabbed up, pretty much the same process I did with my tie rod.
Finally,,, Finally, got all my parts in to put my suspension back on the Scout,, it was almost painful having to wait so long,, but the way things are for everyone I guess it needs to be expected.
Put on the 2" Skyjacker lift springs, and Black Maxx shocks. All hard ware to mount is new, bolts and lock nuts I used are all grade 8 and I did stick with the stock size of 7/16" but went with fine thread. I figured if the stock 7/16" lasted over 40 years I think we should be good, and I don't plan on beating the heck out of this rig. The bolts on the shackles haven't been fully tightened yet, they are snug enough so things wont move , going to torque them down once the drive train and body are back on the frame and wheels are back on.
I do have a question for the suspension gurus here, see the 2nd pic in this post, when putting in new springs with a lift is it common for it to be this close to the drag link, am I correct in thinking the springs are like this because they are brand new and have not had any vehicle weight put on them yet to compress?