Saturday, May 25, 2019

Am I a Welder/Fabricator Yet?

Sparks Were Flying!

Another Cruiserhead was kind enough to travel several hundred miles with his welding kit to teach me how to replace panels! Amazing dude and we managed to get the fuel pan panel about 90% complete. I'll finish the rest this weekend and hopefully start on other troubled areas too.



Friday, May 10, 2019

More Goodies!

 


Orion is Almost Finished!

My friend Georg Esterer, owner of Valley Hybrids and Cruiser Brothers sent me a pic of my Orion almost complete.

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He reports that my axle assemblies are complete RCV shafts up front, mini truck outers with Aisin hubs, 4-wheel disc brakes, ARB lockers front and rear w/410 gears. My H41 transmission is also complete. All said and done my crawl ratio will be 82.2:1. Not bad when compared to stock ratio of 57.5:1. I should be able to creepy crawl up and down the trails at idle without any issue. I hope to bring all this kit home by 6/15.

SPRING IS HERE... SPRINGS ARE HERE!

Got Em!

Been waiting a while for these and upon initial inspection, well worth the wait. Can't wait to start assembly. 

Specifications

  • 4" lift springs
  • "Expedition" dual coil packs - primary springs rated for unloaded top off weight, while secondary springs are rated for fully loaded/top on weight. This provides ideal ride and handling characteristics under either condition.
  • Center Pins pushed out (fwd in front/back in rear) 2" to increase wheelbase, improve approach/departure angle, and improve steering geometry.
  • Rear springs are four inches longer than stock to increase wheel travel and improve ride comfort.

Am I a Welder/Fabricator Yet?

Sparks Were Flying! Another Cruiserhead was kind enough to travel several hundred miles with his welding kit to teach me how to replace pan...