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Old 07-19-2012
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Looking good! What parts for the rear end?
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Looking good! What parts for the rear end?
carbon fiber clutch rebuild kit, new carrier, new gears, full rebuild kit, new axles ...haven't decided if I wanna go 31 spline or not.....
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May as well if you're doing all the rest anyways. Shouldn't cost much more!
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Picked this up.. It finally showed up on last thursday. Just haven't had a chance to get it installed yet. REASON for the install is because the stock rag joint is hitting the downtube on the #5 longtube. :( Anyway hopefully this will gain me the clearance that I need for the longtubes :)



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Figured I'd take some pictures of the whole steering shaft issue. This is the reason I picked up the flaming river steering shaft:

Collapsible steering shaft that isn't so collapsible:

Yeah...soaking for the night:


The culprit:

Even with some clearenceing, it still hits:




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Wanted to do a little update:

About a week ago, while driving to work I noticed a bad vibration that kind of showed up pretty sudden. Brought the car home, and jacked it up. Figured it was maybe a u-joint. I've got a FRPP
aluminum driveshaft installed, that is fairly new however you never know. Well, as I got to the differential, and checking for radial and axial play, found that the differential pinon flange had a
ridiculous amount of play. Found my problem. Well this last weekend, I ended up down at Special Vehicle Operations (who's a very good friend of mine) who was kind enough to lend a helping hand
in helping me rebuild the rear axle. I had never torn into a rear axle (other than fluid change, and axle swap) so as far as setting up gears (backlash and preload) I was lost. Well my good buddy
gave me a really good understanding about tolerances and what not. Well as we pulled the rear end apart, we found that there were no shims installed between the carrier and the shims. You could
basically move the tapered shims back and forth inside the carrier. GREAT! As we dug deeper, we pulled the carrier out and proceeded to get the air tools out to punch the bearings off, one quick brrrrap!
and the bearings FELL OFF.....literally. We pulled the pinon gear out, to find that whoever previously set up the gears before me, never installed a crush sleeve, again bearings about fell off. Surprisingly
the gears didn't look bad. So after it was all said and done, rebuilt everything, and then even had some new goodies :)

Tearing it apart and finding missing parts (and yes that's a Terlingua in the background):

Just about done:


a VERY VERY NICE piece of History (Indiana Jones of Foxbody stuff :)


So finished that all up. Then during the test drive and gear break in this happened:
NOTE, this was while pouring the coals to 2nd gear and snatching up 3rd with a Steeda Tri-Ax



Then strangely enough these followed me home :) Nice set of flo-fits


That's all for now.... :)
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Nice work... haven't seen one of those SVO covers in forever!
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Nice work... haven't seen one of those SVO covers in forever!
yup... :) that's Indiana Jones fox body stuff right there.... UN-OBTAINIUM :P
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nice on the gearshift.
I bet it hooks up real nice now. I can't imagine what kind of damage that could have done had you guys not torn into it.
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Only SVO parts I had was their side exhaust kit with the skirts and Borlas on my '94.
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Only SVO parts I had was their side exhaust kit with the skirts and Borlas on my '94.

yeah most people now-a-days say "What's SVO? you mean the 4-eyed 2.3 tubo car?"

No....this was before SVT, SVE...SVO was the birthing place of why you have a 662 hp Gt500 running around town.
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Yep... I lost count of the amount of people who asked about this skirts who had never heard of SVO before.
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Should have gone with the Maximum Motorsports shaft. That's what I bought. Fully TIG welded, no set screws. If I were you, I'd weld that shaft up at the U-Joints.
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This thing is coming along nicely! Great work man.
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Lights were starting to get that yellow/hazed look again. Spent some time cleaning them up. Wet sanded them, and then took a variable speed buffer and some PLAST-X to em....I think they turned out good.
BEFORE:

AFTER:


BEFORE:

AFTER:
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Looks like new!
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FINALLY

Well boys and girls, I haven't made an update in forever, and this one is a whopper. For those of you who even remember me and my shitbox coupe and who have followed this thread thought I would share in a really big moment.

So this is the way the car looked before all this:




Let the games begin!















































More to come :P
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and you get ONE TEASER:

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Yes! Blue and an LX bumper. Looking good man!
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looks great! can't wait for more pics
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Nice coupe
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Very sharp.

how many man hours you have into the body work now? that looks like it took some doing.
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Very sharp.

how many man hours you have into the body work now? that looks like it took some doing.
I get it back Wed...which will be 3 weeks.
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Got some more pics tonight:











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Pics from last night:





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