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ujoint

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Took the crew to Windrock over the weekend, had a blast tearing it up with these SxS's! We did 45 miles.



PrisonBreak7.3 is back inside for some floor repair before it goes to Rhino. Then paint, then back here for a high top and a few other goodies before it goes to its permanent home in NH.



Teaser of the TX RV. Hopefully I can show the whole thing soon!



New arrival! 5.4 going all out.

 

Charles R

Adventurer
Mmmmm I love new machines! To speed us up and decrease our reliance on outside vendors/suppliers I decided to pull the trigger on these tire machines. Road force balancing will be a nice addition too. No more waiting/calling/wasting time!

A shop called California wheels, here in San Jose CA, has an awesome attachment for their road force balancer. They had a problem with it keeping calibrated, because the thing is very sensitive to bumps and bangs on the spindle. And giant tire and wheel combos are not exactly lightweight. So the attachment allows you to roll the wheel onto a small lift, and you hoist it up to the spindle height. The thing then allows you to slide it into place using a drawer slide type mechanism, so there's never any banging or bumping to knock the cal out of spec.

I'll try to get a picture next weekend. I thought it was a great idea, and they think it's worth its weight in gold.
 

ujoint

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A shop called California wheels, here in San Jose CA, has an awesome attachment for their road force balancer. They had a problem with it keeping calibrated, because the thing is very sensitive to bumps and bangs on the spindle. And giant tire and wheel combos are not exactly lightweight. So the attachment allows you to roll the wheel onto a small lift, and you hoist it up to the spindle height. The thing then allows you to slide it into place using a drawer slide type mechanism, so there's never any banging or bumping to knock the cal out of spec.

I'll try to get a picture next weekend. I thought it was a great idea, and they think it's worth its weight in gold.
Yea, the wheel lift. We have it!
 

ujoint

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Soft tear down for this super nice '14 5.4



And another Class C has arrived! 5 here now, need some damn springs so we can start banging them out.

 

ujoint

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EB roof rack flooring cut and dimpled, ready for bending and coating.



SoCalV10 is moving along! These are temp wheels/tires, waiting for the super duper awesome wheels to arrive. Exhaust and roof rack/solar/lights/wiring are up next.

 

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ujoint

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2 more arrivals this week, we've never had so many vans here! I've been hearing since 12/13 that business would be disappearing since the E series is going out of production. We'll evolve when we have to but as long as they keep coming we'll keep building.

Red V10 is going thru a massive transformation. Color change, 6" on 35s, all the bells & whistles.

The 7.3 Ambo came to us all the way from San Diego for a turn key swap, we have a lot of work to do!

 

NLPRacing

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2 more arrivals this week, we've never had so many vans here! I've been hearing since 12/13 that business would be disappearing since the E series is going out of production. We'll evolve when we have to but as long as they keep coming we'll keep building.

Red V10 is going thru a massive transformation. Color change, 6" on 35s, all the bells & whistles.

The 7.3 Ambo came to us all the way from San Diego for a turn key swap, we have a lot of work to do!

Color change? That is the best red Ford has ever offered, why would they want to change it?
 

Drizzt

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Hey Chris! What fluids to you use for the differentials and transfer case? Have some of these rock crawling guys around me pimping adding friction modifiers even to synthetic fluids, so curious what you find works best in your builds...
 

ujoint

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Hey Chris! What fluids to you use for the differentials and transfer case? Have some of these rock crawling guys around me pimping adding friction modifiers even to synthetic fluids, so curious what you find works best in your builds...
For gear oil in the axles we use a standard parts store 80W90. No additive, only need it if you're running a clutch style L/S. For the t-case we use a Dex/Merc ATF.
 
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