31 Mar 2017 4:17
17 Feb 2017 18:48
completely apart before ordering any parts. I had expected it to be totally hammered from the condition of the donor vehicle but was surprised at just how well the AX-15 handled the obvious years of abuse. Nevertheless, we ordered a Master Rebuild Kit complete with all new bearings & synchronizers, and if you’ve been following along, you know we set about working on other aspects of this project in the interim.
04 Feb 2017 10:25
a gallon of the stuff for $15. Both products admit to fading under UV exposure but say the fading shouldn’t affect the actual sealing or longevity.
29 Jan 2017 17:28
disassembling the transmission, he needed a fixture that we didn’t have to press the gears from the output shaft. I suggested that he make one from what we had around… and he did. The completed/rebuilt transfer case is on the workbench in the foreground while he welds the fixture for the new-to-us shop press.
22 Jan 2017 12:46
the previous post and think I’m not also hands-on contributing and doing my due diligence to see this project through to its successful completion, let it be known I’m still behind the scenes installing a coil-spring suspension where it wasn’t meant to be, amongst other things… and, “Yes, what’s going on in the image is my idea of a good time.”
pieces of scrap frame as long as you don’t put them together like you’re putting together pieces of scrap frame. As chic as it may be to buy everything new, sometimes it’s just good to be able to make due with what one has. Having the ability to form something with one’s own two hands makes it no longer a matter of whether one can afford to buy, but rather which option one chooses to exercise. Sometimes I just make due because I have learned to & I enjoy doing so. It’s a trait I hope to pass on.
21 Jan 2017 14:08