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Re: Mighty Morphin Suburban!
Ott3r #1364250 Wed Jun 10 2020 01:40 AM
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Also,
Made a boot for the transfer case lever.
[img]https://imgur.com/Cg27kc2[/img]
[img]https://imgur.com/H9bpwG8[/img]

I'm getting quite anxious to put the doors and get the engine running! It's been been 10 months now since it last ran.

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Re: Mighty Morphin Suburban!
Ott3r #1364271 Wed Jun 10 2020 03:40 AM
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Very nice.

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Re: Mighty Morphin Suburban!
Ott3r #1364290 Wed Jun 10 2020 10:07 AM
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Ott3r,
Did you happen to make a pattern for that boot? I have it on my list to do the same with the same material.


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Re: Mighty Morphin Suburban!
Ott3r #1364304 Wed Jun 10 2020 12:17 PM
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It sure beats the original scrap of inner tube with a ragged hole flat on the floor!
Something similar would work for the main shifter, but would have to be a bit taller (ie narrower cone angle)

Here's the boot template and design file.
I put the stitch 1/8" from both edges.

dxf and sldprt [drive.google.com]

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Re: Mighty Morphin Suburban!
Ott3r #1366214 Wed Jun 24 2020 12:36 PM
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Steady as she goes:

The floor is almost done.
I used a molded vinyl sheet from LMC truck. Over the top of mass loaded vinyl and thin batting on the bottom. I got lazy and left the original firewall insulation... hopefully it's good enough for blocking engine noise.
The door step is a separate vinyl piece cut from leftover rear floor mat. Held down with hardware store aluminum trim.

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Re: Mighty Morphin Suburban!
Ott3r #1366216 Wed Jun 24 2020 12:39 PM
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It also became apparent that my shock absorber travel is insufficient to utilize my 1.5" frame notches, so I welded extensions on the upper shock mounts.
Got wild and painted the driveshaft too.

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Re: Mighty Morphin Suburban!
Ott3r #1369835 Mon Jul 20 2020 01:43 PM
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More pictures.
1, 2) Fixing the zinc cap on the fuel filter bowl using the heat trick from Jon G.
Clamp it to a flat surface, heat to 400F in oven, increase clamp pressure until it's flat.

3) Proud of my stainless lines! Though I'm already starting to use copper seals under the flare so I don't have to tighten so much.

4) Last photo before first rebuilt engine start

5) I had high hopes for the 1/16" viton gasket in my model B, however I trimmed the center just a bit too much. Since the rubber squishes sideways fairly easy, it caused float bowl to leak into engine. Though it was good enough for a 4th of july road trip! I've since replaced it with 1/16" cork-rubber which seems to work so far.

Also, I tried out my home made PTO with air compressor for the first time yesterday. Build picture on page 2 of this thread.
It actually works! Although I'm afraid to run it at full speed because it shakes the transfer case quite a bit, especially after charging above ~80psi. I should have reckoned that running a chain drive sideways from the t-case onto a big reciprocating load would make it shake!
I'll have to try it out on a tire to see how fast it goes!

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Last edited by Ott3r; Mon Jul 20 2020 01:46 PM.

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