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That looks great.
Lets see the frame mounts.
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That looks great.
Lets see the frame mounts.
They arent built yet. But they will be fairly simple. No need to reinvent the wheel there.
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nice fab work Andrew -- one piece at a time!
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looks good. i see your loving that new saw!
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Yeah that things gotta come in handy for parts like that. Looks great!
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looks good
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looks pretty good andy
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witht hat new crossmember puching your trans/tacse up a bit, does that not hurt the angle of your driveline(engine/trans/tcase)?? also, how far up did you move it? this is pretty interesting. wouldnt mind doing something similar. just going to see how it works out for you
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^^ i was curious about that to are you moving the motor up too or how does this all work?

also are you running a bl too?
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witht hat new crossmember puching your trans/tacse up a bit, does that not hurt the angle of your driveline(engine/trans/tcase)?? also, how far up did you move it? this is pretty interesting. wouldnt mind doing something similar. just going to see how it works out for you
The motor mounts act as a pivot. Obviously you can only use them as a pivot so much before youll have problems. But because of the length of the trans/motor assembly the the couple inches that the tcase moves translates into very little movement near the motor. Im essential doing the opposite of what jeep guys do with tcase drop kits. They lower the tcase to get better angles on the driveshafts, but since my drivelines are so long I can raise them with little to no problems. My front driveshaft will be about 8" longer then a stock rangers. making my rear driveshaft about 8" or so shorter also. I think I moved the transmission mount up about 2.5-4". I didnt measure it.

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^^ i was curious about that to are you moving the motor up too or how does this all work?

also are you running a bl too?
The motor stays where it is. No body lift. When I make my new body mounts, I just ordered the Aluminum for them today. I may make them .25 to .5" larger then stock. Just for some more clearance here and there.
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so basically you just jacked it up til you were happy with where it was at and called it a day? sounds awesome. think youll be able to get enough clearance for that flat belly pan?
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The motor mounts act as a pivot. Obviously you can only use them as a pivot so much before youll have problems. But because of the length of the trans/motor assembly the the couple inches that the tcase moves translates into very little movement near the motor. Im essential doing the opposite of what jeep guys do with tcase drop kits. They lower the tcase to get better angles on the driveshafts, but since my drivelines are so long I can raise them with little to no problems. My front driveshaft will be about 8" longer then a stock rangers. making my rear driveshaft about 8" or so shorter also. I think I moved the transmission mount up about 2.5-4". I didnt measure it.



The motor stays where it is. No body lift. When I make my new body mounts, I just ordered the Aluminum for them today. I may make them .25 to .5" larger then stock. Just for some more clearance here and there.
cool man i thought you would have some play room with the motor mounts over the length of the drivetrain.
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When I did my SAS I actually raised my T-case about 2". My t-case skid only hangs down about 1.5" below the drivers frame rail. Not bad if you ask me. Although I will admit, a flat belly skid will be freaking awesome!
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McMaster Carr is awesome. I ordered the aluminum I need for my new body mounts at 2pm. It was delivered the next day at 3pm. Not bad for service.
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how much did you get? and what was the cost if you dont mind
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McMaster Carr is awesome. I ordered the aluminum I need for my new body mounts at 2pm. It was delivered the next day at 3pm. Not bad for service.
yeah mcmaster carr is sweet. i love the place. :)
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You know your project has gone for to long when you find this in your transmission bellhousing.

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mouse nest?
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looks like it lol.
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It was a very large mouse nest too. I was quite surprised to take the rubber access plug out of the side of the trans and find that.
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oh crap, i missed the part about it being in the bellhousing. how in the heck did it get in there?

btw there will be all kinds of funny smells when you fire that baby up and get it up to temp.
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Old 08-28-2009
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oh crap, i missed the part about it being in the bellhousing. how in the heck did it get in there?

btw there will be all kinds of funny smells when you fire that baby up and get it up to temp.
With the manuals theres two small holes in the top of the bell housing about 1"x1" I think thats how they got in.
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