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Forum: 4x4 Vehicle (car, truck, etc) 07-19-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,732
Posted By snowbear
Re: Clutch Petal Spring

please do. I fit a floor jack spring as a temp
Forum: General Chit-Chat 06-27-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 233
Posted By snowbear
Forum: General Chit-Chat 06-05-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By snowbear
Re: Dead Boards

I've all but given up on this forum. Not because I prefer fb but because this forum is stagnate. When I was first appointed as an admin I asked what folks wanted to see to help keep up interest and...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 06-05-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
M&g
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Posted By snowbear
Re: M&g

June 16th
Forum: Build-up Threads 12-09-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 19,070
Posted By snowbear
Re: Suburban Expo build

Yeah, I moved it into the shop and went back to work on it. Nothing picture worthy. Running brakes lines, power steering, stuff like that. Waiting on a AC compressor/alternator mount from Duiser....
Forum: General Chit-Chat 12-07-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By snowbear
Re: Does anybody locally make custom wheels?

never heard of any shops doing it. Just thinking what it would require time wise it would be expensive for me to do. Maybe look for a blank and have a center made and welded in. These guys stock up...
Forum: General For Sale 12-02-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 117
Posted By snowbear
computer table

10$

30" wide, adjustable, on casters
Forum: General For Sale 12-02-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By snowbear
monitor or laptop holder

Used this for a laptop in the shop and had it mounted to my bench. swivels, extends and retracts. No longer needed after building the office in the back.

5 bucks :D
Forum: General For Sale 12-02-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By snowbear
Forum: Automotive 11-22-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By snowbear
Braden LU2 winch

Braden LU2-18 winch. I cut a key slot and was going to convert it to hydraulic/chain drive but got a different one with a different mount style. Tired of looking at this and letting it go cheap. The...
Forum: General For Sale 11-22-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By snowbear
Re: 8' lights

price reduced, I don't want to be tripping over these all winter

******** 30$ *************
Forum: General Chit-Chat 11-20-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By snowbear
My lighting experiement

Carried out to its limits. Seems to work, If the bulbs last as long as advertised I'll never have to change them! It's like having 12 little suns on the ceiling :laugh:
Forum: General For Sale 11-20-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By snowbear
8' lights

12 high output fixtures, all worked when removed yesterday. Have about 10 good bulbs.

50$ for everything
Forum: Build-up Threads 11-07-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,554
Posted By snowbear
Re: SuperBeast

like :)
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-13-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By snowbear
Re: Pinion angle correction

I would suggest just about any offroad shop. If you are in Anchorage, GreenTree fab is a good place to start.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-09-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By snowbear
Happy Birthday

Shack!!!
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-03-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By snowbear
Re: trailer wiring blues

Yeah i did mention different colors. I learned that at one time the wire color was related to the axle weight rating. All 4 magnets are new. I tested a couple before reassembly. Trouble with...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-03-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By snowbear
Re: trailer wiring blues

direct wiring a battery to the magnet doesn't lock up the brake. Leads me to think the drum surface is too rough.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-03-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By snowbear
Re: trailer wiring blues

the back story. Had little to no brakes on three corners, one had a blown seal. Replaced all four magnets and shoes on one axle. brakes were adjusted after reassembly.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-02-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By snowbear
Re: trailer wiring blues

Only 2 wires to each magnet. Not sure where i said 3. To lazy to look for a typo :)

controllers are good. 1st thing i did was try a different truck.

Next thing I'll try is connecting a spare...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-02-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By snowbear
Re: trailer wiring blues

so I've been trouble shooting, checking voltages, grounds etc. I've got 13.3v at the truck connector w/o the trailer hooked up and 12.4v at the brakes with none of the brake magnets connected. So a...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-31-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By snowbear
Re: trailer wiring blues

Home runs for everything would mean a huge harness, 8 wires just for the brakes!
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-30-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By snowbear
trailer wiring blues

I've got 11.5v at the junction box and 9.8 at the magents :( It's nice that they run the wire in the frame and in the little conduit welded to the inside of the frame. That is until until you have...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-27-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By snowbear
DIY off-road camper?

Cause I'm getting soft in the old age and always thinking about stuff to build. That and I may get some trail projects where it's too far to go back to the trailhead every day.

I've spent a bit of...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-17-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By snowbear
Re: 35x12.5x15" tires on 12" wide rims?

I'd be very conservative when aired down w/a 12.5 tire on a 12" rim

A 10" wheel would be better
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-17-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By snowbear
Re: dexter brake wire color?

I finally found something! Good old BillVista had the dexter manual I needed. For some reason it wasn't accessible on the dexter site. The wire color corresponds to brake shoe size or axle rating. I...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-17-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By snowbear
dexter brake wire color?

I need to replace the magnets on my 10k axles and see that there are at least three different wire colors specifically called out on the replacement magnets. Yellow, blue and black. Any idea what the...
Forum: General For Sale 07-30-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By snowbear
Re: 4 Cooper STT 33x12.5R15

I am interested if they all look as good as the one in the pic. pm in rte
Forum: 4x4 Vehicle (car, truck, etc) 07-21-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By snowbear
Re: Time to overhaul the buggy

yes. I think it is still usable. Just need to figure out how to disassemble so I can clean it out
Forum: 4x4 Vehicle (car, truck, etc) 07-19-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By snowbear
Time to overhaul the buggy

Broke a front axle last year. It broke in the diff and took out the ARB. Since they only made one manufacturing run I don't expect to find a replacement. There is hope that they made some spare...
Forum: Testing 07-18-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By snowbear
testing pb pic

i hear they charge now


http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k52/ak_snowbear/20170717_140619_zpsqsytj18j.jpg (http://s85.photobucket.com/user/ak_snowbear/media/20170717_140619_zpsqsytj18j.jpg.html)
Forum: Technical Articles 07-14-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,115
Posted By snowbear
Re: Making Rockwell front hubs seal?

I'll do more looking when my bearings get here. The key for me is not modifying stock parts. It sucks when you break one, have to find another and then get it modified all while your rig is stuck in...
Forum: Technical Articles 07-12-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,115
Posted By snowbear
Re: Making Rockwell front hubs seal?

I've often thot about how to improve this seal area. There's just not much extra material to work with. One idea would be to add material to the hub, like a bolt on ring that uses the axle flange...
Forum: Technical Articles 07-11-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By snowbear
Removing Rockwell Spindle Bearings

Since mine were seized I took an extra minute to document how I remove them. There are plenty of alternatives, this is what works for me.

Tools
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Forum: Automotive 07-10-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By snowbear
Re: Winch parts

It has the fatter. I found a matching drum and have a line on a drive gear/brake. Is it difficult to disassemble/reassemble the brake?
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