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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-22-2002, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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This guy's site is good. has some good ideas. He is in Colorado, and I especially liked (and am going to use the same pattern) his rear axle custom shock mounts.

BurnedBronco, he also did a complete gas tank shield (full sides) using 1/4" steel for the bottom/fore/aft and 3/16" for the sides. This may give you an idea or two.

Stein's Bronco Page, Tech stuff

enjoy! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Larry's a good guy, just 'wheeled w/him last month. I particularly like the custom t-case skid he built, but I don't think he has pics of it. The only flaw is that he kept a D44 front LOL. Check out his recent carnage:

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wow...how does one manage to do that?

looks like more than a bailing wire/duct tape fix, do we all need to carry spare steering knuckles with us?
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mmmm, carnage [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

his tank skid is muy muy nice!
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Damn. I'l bet that weighs more than my bumper! [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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I wouldn't call it a skidplate as much as a vault! It would wear out a jack hammer trying to get in that thing!
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I liked it too, which is why I thought burnedb. might like to see it. Only thing I would like would be like on mine, the rear is curved, just like stock. 3/16" is just the max for me and a BFH to "manually" bend to your liking.

Shilo, how did that happen? What tire is he running? In his picks it looked like around a 36". He must have really been gettin' at something for that to happen. Those in our group with 460 and D44 fronts are now experimenting with CTM's and Warn alloy shafts for less breakage, but in this case, that's just a sour knuckle. Could it have been weak to begin with? Took a hit on something?

I would like to see his work on the t-case skid. Always interested in something better. [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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A theory

I'm betting the U-joint fragged first, and then pushed the knuckle outward when the 2 yokes tried to mix it up with the wheels turned. If the knuckle had let go of the ball joint first, the inner axle stub would have just slipped out of the diff & disengaged power to that wheel.
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Yep, this is common on D44 fronts, I've seen it several times. U-joint lets go, broken shaft is now in there flailing around VERY violently, takes out knuckle. Just like a broken d/s can put a hole in your floor. CTM's probably woulda saved him a lot of grief.

And Juice Berne got those Warns for a good deal, I'm still not convinced they make sense if you gotta pay retail, and tell Berne he's still :rainbow:
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*sigh* Add one more thing to my todo list....
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