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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:22 pm 
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Worked on the e-Panel bracket some yesterday, tomorrow I'll break away and get the special bolts and spacers I wanted so I can take the time to mount it up finally this weekend and start the next part of it..

EDIT: That didnt happen because I got an invite to the local Pick-A-Part and found a little gem(s)... See dbl post below

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The object was to make the bracket more elaborate and lightweight all while remaining strong; but unfortunately consoling my wallet this month lent me two realities (a) a carbon fiber panel I desired wasn't happening this month and further more (b) the cardboard mock up I performed and then the aluminum was by far cheaper even if I had to do it twice. The good news is I'll have a great template and small upgrade at a later date to do when I get the sheet of carbon fiber I wanted and "needed" lol


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In the interim, I've got a nifty idea for these guys if I can get a hold of a 3rd one.. I'm thinking a small 3 fan setup that can plug into one of the 12V power ports on occasion as a fan to pull warmer air out/or pull in cooler air of the Flip-Pac side window since the passenger side is going to be compartmentalized and no longer function as a window with a venting functionality to it.

I'll just wire it in a way that allows me to reverse the polarity as needed. They were used to keep a very large Xerox machine control box pretty damn cool so I have no qualms thinking a tri-fan set up would be any less efficient...



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Now today... today I lucked out and found a couple Rangers in the local Pick-a-Part.. I've been on a loosely minded 2 year search I think now and well today I got what I was looking for even if only somewhat temporarily for the 2WD version of the truck. But until I find the next large component to start a major project section with. I am eagerly on the hunt for an extra cab frame and bed setup. But that's for a later topic and idea..

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I'll be cleaning these up, stripping them to bare metal, powder coating them, AND then I'll be working on producing the proper brackets needed to create offsetting the NEW & also powder coated calipers so the spindles can accept the 04' Explorer Sport Trac 12" rotors. This way I will have a larger big brake kit utilizing factory components, Upgrade to the Hawk Brakes LTS brake pads and a set of Stainless Steel lines up front..

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The end result will be worth while At least until I get the 4x4 frame to start stripping it down, boxing it and making modifications to it, and find someone who can deal with some of the bigger things like media blasting it and coating it with paint; which will likely bring up another topic in another thread later.

So another iron in the fire of projects started but I think this will be done relatively quickly, especially if I order materials next week to weld.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:14 am 
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So this post is going to need updating soon.. I was going to add this weekends works but i realized its missing several other entries. I guess I'll update it this week.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:48 am 
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I finally was doing something else tonight and I wanted to take some fresh pics of my under hood light efforts. Almost 3 years old, no issues with heat, no 2-sided tape concerns, it just works.

Here is from about 20 ft or so away, note the amount of shadow light surrounding the front of the truck area.
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From about 6 ft away
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3ft above the engine or so..
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I modded the factory mercury switch, kept the waterproof secondary switch for the fact of the light is so bright that while off roading at night. The mercury switch bounces around and makes temporary contact and from in the wheel liners it looks like I have a mini-lighting storm going on under the hood; which also doubles as a switch to kill power to the light during the day when the light is unnecessary as the OEM one would require you to literally unplug it in order to do the same.. wasn't an option for me. All wiring neatly tucked and routed to eliminate any wire chaffing issues, shorts, etc..

Also added another same light onto the glass window of the topper for the benefit of turning the tailgate into a work surface area for trail cooking at night, making some coffee or fishing in the cooler for a cold Kilt Lifter beer!

The addition of an 8pc rock light kit will assist in the under-illumination from within the front wheel wells for the lower portion of the engine bay and somewhat underneath, as well rear wheel wells, front and aft of the spare tire storage. This should give me all the additional illumination from under the truck should I need it.

Just my thoughts on it all, whatcha think of the setup?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:48 am 
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As for the "other" thing..


I picked up another light through 12° North Industries to play with in deciding WHAT light would work best. So far, I am a bit impressed with the 6" version of the G4SR LED light bar shown here https://www.12degnorth.com/product-page/6-g3-single-row-led-light-bar . The site is alright on pics and I'm all sure we can fathom a 6" light but for comparisons..
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I ordered it with a additional diffused lens, and sadly, I failed to take the pics of the spot lens it comes with. But I have time to do that tomorrow and amend this post with those too. By the time most read this I'll have already swapped the lenses out in preparation. Below, you can see the clear lens vs the installed diffused one.
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So, I took a few interesting pics, sadly as good as my phone takes pics, night pics arent the greatest so I will say the pics do NO justice. You'd really have to see it for yourself to be honest. But in my attempt to wow folks.. Here goes.


Facing the light at about 30 meters or so. Here, it doesn't look like much considering its size.
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I temporarily mounted the light just forward of center on the Flip-pac in consideration of a creative mount above it, or possibly making a flush mount box/cradle mount that would be cut into the side of it. This way I could eliminate a protruding device and have something flush mounted, a bit less obvious but also a way to adjust or even move the lights up and down for an up-close or distance adjustment. So from this angle, I am standing against the side of the truck, under the light and catching the hot spot, the width of brighter portion, and some shadow light all around.
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To get a better picture of this, unfortunately the panoramic pic bends the lite upwards, life wise it was more the opposite of if not more flat [youll see in the next pic]. And this was shot standing on the rear bumper, hanging nearly over the light itself.
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This was standing about 40-50 ft in front of the truck. More than enough light I think.... But, I think I am going to order a 12" and one more diffused lens just to see how much more light would or could be thrown from the same spot. I can always sell which ever one I don't use or repurpose it for another task. but I think I need to see the larger light to be sure.
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thoughts on the side lights?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:52 pm 
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I got home a little late but it worked out well, clouds cleared up and had less light pollution reflecting back.


The 6.00" G4SR comes with a spot like lens and when lit up it gets a pretty fair distance, I had seen at least a good distance the other night but that wasn't the goal tonight. Tonight was the difference shown from "spot" to "diffused" and meeting the needs I want and as I stated above, I still want to see the 12.00" version yet but for now, lets continue on with my findings.


Starting off, here is under the light against the truck with the "spot" lens in place.
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As you can see, the "spot" is exactly that.. a SPOT and I guess there are some slimline functionalities for such a beam and a long distance at that but I new the spot mode wasn't going to work for my needs and why I went diffused.

Here I lowered the light as needed and as you can see I elongated the Spot light but still doesn't give me the coverage I wanted. Some remarkable shadow light but I needed more.
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In combination with the ditch lights behind the actual paddle mirrors I kept at this point. You can really see the huge light deficiency between the two light sources. This is where I did get disappointed in the 6" G4SR some. Clearly this is NOT the lens for my needs.
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So back into the "Diffused" lens.., and.... using same angle.. much better.
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And as I see it from the front direction.
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Some positioning would be necessary to maximize all of the light and not to be too redundant, here lies the possibly excessive need for seeing the 12.00" G4SR in action before I choose one or the other.


Questions? Ideas.. thoughts?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:19 am 
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Well, the next few days I have parts coming in again. Procrastinated too long to redo the front end work. Much needed attention will be going in to it over the next couple weeks. So I'll be raking up my rockauto frequent flier miles..

First shipment came in today.. Upper and lower ball joints, inner/outer bearings and seals. I am missing the Axle pivot bushing, i think it may show up tomorrow or Monday.
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Next shipment also coming in I think Mon/Tues should be new rebuild kit for the steering box, new seal for the pitman arm, and the two new rag-joints. End of the week should be the new drag link, all new outer joints, and new calipers!! I've had stainless steel lines sitting here in a box along with some Hawk Performance pads forever staring at me as I walk past them on the shelf nearly every day.


Which means.., Monday or Tuesday more likely I am dropping off the 95-97 Steering knuckles to get media blasted and sent off for powder coating in anticipation of those new twin-piston-NON-slide pin calipers, the Hawk brakes and new rotors. Which the rotors I will have to order this week too.


And.. I believe somewhere in between there my Snorkel kit should be dropping in as well so that will be also in the mix of things to do. Which is where this part and the modifying it took on comes into play.
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Work-work-work but at least I get new parts in too, which also means by end of next month.. NEW much needed Rolling stock after almost 49k, and I'll be continuing on with a new set of Dynapro MT's, this time, with the full size spare and one size up. I think by mid summer I'll be making an addition to that too. ;)

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:28 pm 
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I finally cut the seal on the Camburg box in preparation for the work that I'll actually be doing soon. Waiting on a 3-4 other shipments of items to trickle in this week and next. I'm really nerding out on these Stainless Brake lines from Camburg tho..
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Man, I can't believe I waited this long to open these.. I love the ends, reminds me of the big three updated battery cables I put in.
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Tomorrow morning the newer 95' steering knuckles go to the shop to be sent out for media blasting and then they'll come back for inspection, and then powder coated. Which means I have less than a week to decide what color I am going to go with on the calipers. I want to do something sorta unique but in the theme of whats going on. So the typical colors with the exception of 'Red' may be out. Got to go through my designs and idea list.. this is sometimes why it takes me so long to accomplish some things.
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Adding new brake calipers, the Hawk pads, new rotors, brake shields, hardware, guide pins & seals, new upper/lower ball joints, bearings, seals, clean up the bolt heads if not replace them altogether.. etc.

I did think about trying to finding to find equal grade bolts and in Stainless Steel too but Not sure how those two dissimilar metals would work out. More research, expedited!


And I found out late this afternoon that my snorkel kit shipped out today.. I think I may do an un-boxing pictorial and do a video for the install. Everyone loves seeing someone take 3" hole saws to fenders!!

Feeling like a 12 year old that knows what he's getting for Christmas already. Maybe I can leave work early that day lol

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 12:11 am 
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Sent out the steering knuckles for media blasting.. came back great. Now Friday they get dropped off for powder coating.

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Decided to do the Dust shields too..

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And I was pleasantly surprised if not geeked for UPS to hit my address early in the am rather than waiting the entire afternoon for my Snorkel Kit. Install pics of course will follow.

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And surprise! Doesn't interfere with either the cowl or ditch lights or their patterns of light thrown during a hand-held mock up. I was bugging that I would have an issue with one or both and have to move them.

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I need to get ahold of my MAC or Snap-on guy for two tools I want, one as a WANT (ball joint press), the other as a replacement since its in storage back home at the 'Rents in Michigan and virtually unreachable. Oh well.. never bad to have more than one hole saw kit I guess.

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 2:34 am 
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Today I looked at the big box leaning up against my couch, swigged my coffee, looked out on the property at the truck.

I opened up the box, pulled some parts out.., looked out at the truck, chased my thoughts with another gulp of coffee and pushed the parts back in the box..

After the second go around I grabbed my keys, my coffee, dragging the big box in tow, my small MAC hand-tool bag, some tape, a sharpie, and my auto-center punch, and popped the hood...

I couldn't help myself further.

This isn't going to be in write up fashion but albeit heavy picture ladened as usual. I assembled some tools and things I would need.
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The canvas was waiting.
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Now if you're squeemish about drilling holes in your car/truck, let alone 95mm (3.75") ones.. I'll be happy to zip a hole in any panel for a small fee or donation on your part.

After checking several times as to where it should line up, how it would line up, I finally settled on what I thought was the best position. Keep in mind this kit [url="https://www.12degnorth.com/product-page/safari-snorkel-for-toyota-land-cruiser-60-series-ss60hf"]https://www.12degnorth.com/product-page/safari-snorkel-for-toyota-land-cruiser-60-series-ss60hf[/url] isn't meant for a Ranger, just happens to be the closest to the character lines and is a quality part with nearly all its components in one box, add some extras you wouldn't be using.
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I marked my holes, center punched them and grabbed my starting drill bit and the cordless.
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Next was the inside OEM Air-Box; its removal, cleaning, and water proofing & dust sealing.

Pulled the two halves apart, cleaned the lower box up and prepped it for sealing.
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Inside and out was sealed properly;
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Once that was done, I went back to adding the 2nd coat of paint to paint the inside edges using an old model plane/car trick. this saved some time.
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Added some thread locker to the studs.
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Mounted the lower box back in and test fitted hoses and harnesses in the process.
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Sealed up the last mechanical interference...
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I'll have to post the rest of the pics and the final cut tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:51 pm 
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Continued...

Some of the fender work was a bit more tedious than expected BUT only for the fact that for whatever reason Safari/ARB decided to include a 75mm cuffed hose duct and a 74mm aluminum elbow.., well, perhaps on the Land Cruiser the inner angles are different. But for me, I grew tired of fighting not having three or four arms so I pulled the fender. You can see how the tolerances were very close in the next 2 pics.

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Once I pulled the fender it gave me an opportunity to work at something rather then under it and fighting the tight tolerances and angles for the duct work attachments and inspect under the fender for any issues... Maybe I should have just got some shorty Jeep fenders too.. Naahhhh lol
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Now, I've seen a few of these kits done already on other Rangers with similar results and they all started off good and then when they got to the end, they got desperate or uncreative/cheap and turned a bunch of hard work into a shit job sad to say. I went out of my way to order a second cuffed duct from Safari to do an outstanding and reliable, and sealed setup that looks good and performs well.

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Anyone telling you that for $6.99 Dryer vent and a roll of duct tape that fell behind the bench finally made their kit all that much better and worth sacrificing a possible engine for after the investment they put in already.. I have no words outside of spend some money and take some pride in your efforts, you had your work cutout for you may as well go for the gold and finish right.

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And that pretty much completes the snorkel minus a height adjustment needed to keep from smacking the Flip-Pac on to the top of the snorkel head-duct, but that's another day.

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thanks for reading.., be back in a few days with more updates as the front end all gets re done.

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 2:42 am 
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Must have the bug..

Went ahead and ordered today a https://www.12degnorth.com/product-page/20-g3-single-row-led-light-bar to update the front bumper with some additional forward facing light and have something tucked away sort of low key. The pods work great but the forwards are spots and shine far down the road for sure. The side (ditch) lights are combo spot-flood and obviously aimed in a whole other direction. And let admit fact, 93' Ford Ranger headlights weren't all that great in their time let alone now and out in the middle of no where, NV. USA; I swear one of these days I'll be the victim of a suicidal wild burro. The pods already somewhat helped in preventing it once...

Also, for some research purposes for a couple other interested parties I am helping design some lighting options for their rigs. I had to finally bring in via ordering a 12" version of the above light too and some additional lenses for swapping pieces to test light patterns and optics. Either way of the 6" or the 12" version I'll have the answers I need for the needs and wants of others in their builds and help them make some better informed decisions.

Those should be here in a few days so Should see some updates w/pics soon again.

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Decided I needed to do something today so after hours I decided to mount the 20" SR light bar into the front bumper. I had to finesse it in there and with the way I inverted the brackets to make accessing the bolts more difficult, it also was difficult in the assembly thereof as well. I took some pics as usual but due to photobucket deciding to be picky and irritating. I'll upload them tomorrow with other pics of the Camburg SS brake lines for the fronts installed as those will be getting knocked out too. Drivers side Brake line just went south for sure and its now a safety concern and well we know how Vegas drivers are.. and NO can do!

In the interim, I spent a great deal of time creating a circuitry for what was the only realistic option for switching for the Ranger. Unfortunately while everyone else in the automotive industry seemed to have seen the writing on the wall that "Carling" type switches would one day be the industry standard and norm. Ford implemented some horizontal BS and didn't even take into consideration that someone would want/need to add to the design somehow. NOPE... Not a deal breaker.. just got creative one day and went old school. I just cant wait to get rid of this blue interior and exteriors!
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Anyway, wouldnt you know it.. 3 years or so in and switch one LED failed. The switch works as it operates the A-Pillar/Cowl cube lights. but the indicator seemed to give up the ghost. I had purchased a few extras of each color so I do have spares. I guess the good news is I won't have to wait for a replacement. But I will have to disassemble some of the dash work, de-solder the switch leads, replace it, solder it and reassemble. Then it will be a complete and telling system again as the odd color scheme and pattern actually have a telling function.

Tonight I had checked...
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Checked again..,
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Sure enough.. the sumbitch went dark on me alright!
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Then if I have time.. I'll have to figure out what I am going to do with these soon. I could leave them off and just cover up the holes. I had pulled them off in preparation of wrapping the vehicle anyway but I held off due to too many other obstacles and modifications needing to be done before I could go there. I may have to be creative and modify them as well to go along with the end theme.
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I also came to a conclusion of what wheels I will finally utilize on this build, the tires and size. A slight conversion will be needed as well a deposit to order. The Reveal soon! lol (Just in case I pull some last minute change on you all)...

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 2:39 am 
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Got to the brakes today.. Wow talk about pushing it.

I knew the line(s) were on borrowed time for 24 yr old vehicle but mos def pushed it.

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Obviously if you have a single line here at the bulkhead near the frame, you're going to be dealing with a 4w ABS setup. There are different lines for that setup and I think those are also 95-97+.

If you have the two lines going in then you dont have ABS. Being a West coast truck, mine came apart pretty easily. Some of you up in that rust belt of the nation may find this to be a can of worms waiting to happen.

The Old...
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The New...
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Starting on the drivers side, I cracked loose both the top line with a line wrench and then the bacl line through the bulkhead. Now unknown to me at the time. The rear line has a clip with one side closed off. I forgot to take a pic of it but to make your job easier should you follow this. Loosen and remove the rear line first. This way the clip pulls free and then off as the sealed side won't let you slide the clip just off.

I may just have to take a pic of the clip and edit this post just to show what I mean later.


Once I popped the line off the bulkhead, the 14mm socket to the Banjo bolt on the Caliper. I like to clean all my parts during removal simply because it keeps the maintenance down and allows you to see things when trouble shooting other items of concern. Not to mention, i love working on cars/trucks but really hate getting dirty. So If I ever work on your rig and it comes back cleaner than you left it with me.. well now you know why.
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Following my own advice in reverse, I put the rear line in loosely, same with the top line. Finished off tightening the rear line and then the top line again.. Voila ! You should end up with something like this on the drivers side..
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The Passenger side..
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Both lines should have the label always sticking outward (lol jk)..
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Finally use the two new copper crush washers; slide the first one over the Banjo-bolt, the line block itself,another crush washer, and then thread the block to the caliper. Tighten but don't over tighten (26 ft/lb) is all that is needed.
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Bleed the brakes, preferably with a competent friend, test drive slowly around the block/3 acres of property what have you, and enjoy the new positive pedal pressure and have a beer or two.


For me this is partially temporary. For one I just got a set of the 95-97' spindles for use with the dual piston calipers and brake brackets in order to rid myself of these single piston floating slide pin BS.

So once those brackets come back from powder coating, I'll be moving forward buttoning them up with new calipers and some custom spacers to move the caliper out an 1.5" or so, 12" Sport Trac rotors, inner seals, inner/outer bearings, and the proper Hawk performance pads for those calipers...


2nd thought of the day.. The failing switch indicator is officially fixed as well.. That was gonna bug me as bad as the blinking 12:00 on the VCR back in the day.
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Thanks for reading as always...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:07 am 
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I got some new toys both recently and today... I need to start replacing sold tools and my shop like tools.

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And earlier in the week..

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Both will come in handy for a plethora of things I'm sure... Next is a parts washer, moderately decent air compressor, and a small bench to work on in the shed.. OH and some real fricken lights in there!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:15 pm 
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Got there a little late.. but its mine now.., Whats left of body and bed. No wheels/tires, tailgate or drivers side door. and the engine and trans were pulled too. The important thing is I got the frame and entire Dana 35, rear axle intact and the dash panel isn't cracked all across the top and passenger side. It's also gray so I can start my interior swap to gray and black. It has the Bucket seats which might be worth saving but I dunno yet.

The wheels and tires are gone.. Anyone got any suggestions for dismounting off a flatbed trailer without wheels??

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