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My Full Hydro Is coming together***Updated With Pictures***

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ProJunkRacing, May 12, 2006.

  1. ProJunkRacing

    ProJunkRacing 1/2 ton status

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    Well my full hydro is coming together i wish it was done already since , i really need to have steering for the local mud runs in 4 weeks. What I did was i cut my old steering shaft right about 8 in from the rag joint then i had a shaft for my orbitol valve. So i welded a mount onto the frame and the steering shaft goes right in just like a gearbox so it is coming together . I do need to get a seal for the orbitol measured but i have not had time yet . All i need to do really is route my lines and mount tabs that my friend is having a metal shop punch in 1" plate for the mounting tabs. Here are some pictures of how i mounted the orbitol valve.

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    i just noticed how sad it is on little tires lol
     
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    What kind/size ram are you going to use?
     
  4. ProJunkRacing

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    2in bore 8in stroke implement ram
     
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    Do you have any pics of your ram mount? I am going to go with full hydro also, and this is just one of the stumbling blocks I have run into.
     
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    lookin good, i hate seeing trucks on "mall marcher tires" =( its sad but in the end its all good. i like the beginning of full hydro, BUT just curious why you didnt laeve the rag joint, in case of body flex between the colomn and the valve...

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    i dont have my mounts done yet having a steel fab guy do them i will have pics on monday i hope.... also as far as the rag joint the only reason i didn't leave the rag joint because that is the connection between the steering shaft and the gearbox . the part of the shaft that connects to the colum has play in order to move and extend as well .
     
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    I will be on the look out for them then, thanks.
     
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    yeah it took me alot of talking to others searching pirate etc to decide where to mount my ram i will draw a diagram in paint and post it here in a few mins
     
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    I agree there is not much info on this subject to be had anywhere, any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    ok here is what i am doing it is a very rough sketch as well .
     

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    i think it looks better with the small tires haha
     
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    I finished it last night

    well I finished my full hydro last night i made my own tabs out of 1" plate and it worked great . Here are some pictures

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    here are a couple other shots

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    do you have it working?
     
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    yup works great
     
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    I would mention it again. I think, IMO, you should have some kind of rag/u-joint in that shaft. I do realize that it slips in/out at the top, but it doesn't really allow lateral movement. And chevy's flex alot as we all know.

    Other than that, I think it looks great!


    John
     
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    Looks good man! How much time do you give that tie rod till it expires?
     
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    hopefully a few trips lol i am on the lookout for one but i need this thing done so yeah i just got my trailer today now needs two tires ,and do exhaust on the trail rig
     
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    i was jus goin to say the tierod is the point. looks good tho. so how soon u goin to go wheelin?
     

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