The TTB is in, bolted up, shocks positioned and springs in place...and getting checked for final clearances. Numerous calls back to John to find out the optimal location to mount the limit straps.
Note to potential Autofab dual 2.5" shock TTB system buyers: When you purchase the 10" travel TTB S-A-W shocks (the ones that go behind the spring; see previous posts for part numbers,) order them with a 90-degree remote reservoir adapters. The proximity of the engine compartment wiring (and releated crap) on driver's side necessitates a 90-degree fitting coming off the top cap of the shock. And worse, the lower portion of the A/C box (see photo 3) on the passenger side REALLY requires a 90-degree fitting...Big Time! Anyone else run into this issue?
I wish I would have known about that 90-degree fitting when I ordered the shocks.
Also, my fab guys clearanced the front truss slightly where the box-section made about an 1/8" contact with the TTB support. See the close-up photo to see where they scalloped out a section and welded it up. Also note some of the other support plating, doubling, and tabbing they did before reassembly.
The guys are having a lot of fun getting the right seals back on the front hubs and rotors. A real PITA, from what they tell me. Buying the 'right' kit is more of an art than a science...especially when Checkers Auto Parts lists 99 different part numbers for the seals. Glad it's them and not me. I'd be swearing up a storm.
They also got the 8.8" axle and rear leafs out yesterday. Took the center section apart pulled out the two axles. They told me the passenger side axle is 'toast' (I haven't seen it face to face, so I'm not sure what 'toast' means.) Any suggestions for a source for some new 31-spline HD axles to replace the stockers?
What about an 8.8 diff cover?
Mag-Hytec? FMS? Other?
Ordering the disk brake kit from TSM Manufacturing
. $590.00 with calipers.
More next weekend.