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I have true 4 wheel drive

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandawgk5, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    Well I took the plunge today and since the bank (my wife) would not let me get a detroit for my Dana 60 Readymix came over and we welded up my front:D . I took it for a test drive in the parking lot of my complex and now I have a new problem, the truck only wants to go straight no matter how hard I try to turn the wheel:doah: :D . The good thing is Fathers day is coming up and the bank is letting me get Hydro assist:pimp: because " I cant turn the truck unless I have Hydraulic Assisted Steering":D . It drives fine in 2wd and in 4wd without hubs locked (same as 2wd), but if the tires have traction that muther ****er is going straight and only straight:haha: . We also moved my hitch up and in so it is a little more out of the way.

    I have pics on my camera of how we did the weld job and will do a write up if anyone is interested.

    Ira
     
  2. readymix

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    Post up the before and after of the hitch. I am curious as I didn't really pay attention.

    And I am spent after all the work today....even got a nice sunburn from all the welding
     
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    I did not get an after yet it got too dark after I got Morgen from school and got dinner ready:doah: . I will get some pics in the morning. I will see if I can find some befores right now.

    Ira
     
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    Here are some before shots of the hitch that I found.
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    after
    hitch after2.JPG


    Ira

    hitch after1.JPG

    hitch after2.JPG
     
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    I would be interested in how you did the weld job, as I wish to do this to my junk soon.

    Thanks
     
  6. sandawgk5

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    I will get the pics and everything loaded up and get a write up done tomorrow:D .

    Ira
     
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    How to turn with welded diff & both hubs locked

    Step 1) Put on hydro assist
    Step 2) Turn wheel
    Step 3) Stand on the loud pedal
    Step 4) Do a 4 point turn, repeating steps 2 & 3

    :D
     
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    Yep welded fronts don't turn real good. I had a welded front a while back kind of just to see what it would do. That thing would not turn at all and even with the wheels turned it still wanted to go straight
     
  9. goldwing2000

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    Shouldn't have 'em locked in on dry pavement, anyway.
    Unless you're on the fast track to t-case destruction. :dunno:
     
  10. sandawgk5

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    thanks dad:rolleyes:

    Ira
     
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    I've recently done the same thing to mine. On the dirt, hydro will turn it. On payment, forget it with or without hydro. I read somewhere about phasing the axle shafts. Which I think means having the axle ujoints 90 degrees different from side to side. Suspose to help also.
     
  12. goldwing2000

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    *shrug* It's your wallet...
     
  13. sandawgk5

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    If I break the tcase in the parking lot, it was gonna break on the first rock on the trail. I would rather break it at home than to be stuck in the middle of nowhere. It is not like I went down the interstate at 70 MPH:rolleyes: .


    Ira
     
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    I have my axleshafts phased to have the ujoints in the same plane and it turns fine when I lock the hubs while in 2wd. If someone can tell me if it needs to be 90 out then it is easy enough to change as the way we welded it the gears are still removable but it aint all that fun to get them out and in:D .

    Ira
     
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    Updated hitch pictures in post #4:D

    Ira
     
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    Write up in the advanced tech section:D

    Ira
     

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