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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:58 pm 
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While checking out my 4WD, I noticed my left rear forward spring mount is toast. Is this a custom fab deal or is there something available out there?

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 Post subject: Re: Spring mount
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:28 pm 
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rotted off the frame or? picture?

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Two pictures, one you already helped me with, but I don't understand where to use the blockoff screw. I tried to show how much rust came out of the one port.


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Here's the shift motor pic.


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 Post subject: Re: Spring mount
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Two pictures, one you already helped me with, but I don't understand where to use the blockoff screw. I tried to show how much rust came out of the one port.


Is that the part that just bolts on or does it need to be welded (pic is too close to tell) You can use that piece from a non-rusty rig or find a piece of square tubing the spring will fit into and build a new, lower bracket for both sides (and gain about an inch of lift)

a bunch to look at for ideas.
http://www.easternmarine.com/Leaf-Spring-Hangers-Seats/

Here's one installed on a full size Jeep (ignore the revolver shackles) The empty hole above is where the spring used to mount. Or you could just repair what you have.
http://www.southbaycustoms.com/fullsize ... losed2.jpg

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:08 am 
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eaglelimited wrote:
Here's the shift motor pic.


On this little puppy I take that it's been disconnected for awhile? The 2 that are unplugged need to be joined together so the tcase can engage 4x4 (assuming the rest of the hoses are working) The red line needs a plug. I've used small bolts or even silicone (make sure it's hardened before starting the car or it'll be sucked in)
You can pop the whole cover off and engage the axle or drill a hole in the end where the red line comes out and put in a screw, like the one for most car arm rests. I'd lift a wheel and spin it by hand to ensure it's fully engaged. It's a "permanent" fix. Later you can redo the hoses to only go to the tcase shift motor.

Inside the vacuum motor is a diaphragm that "pushes" the lever to engage the axle (when vacuum goes to the 2 closest ports to the axle) or "pulls" it to disengage by putting vacuum to the red line's port. I've seen a number of different ways to permanently engage it including filling the port for the red line with epoxy glue after engaging the axle.
I usually take the cover off, engage it and flip the fork around to keep it engaged.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring mount
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:17 am 
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Now I get it, I thought there might have been a port already. No, surprisingly enough it hasn't been disconnected long. I just disconnected it to show the rust in the port and take a better picture. On the rear spring, sounds like custom work needed. It's rotted through where the nut should want to be. Thanks a lot, you've been a huge help, much appreciated.

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