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DID IT, ? about Frame Supports and Brakes!
Yep, already did it. The rear diff had been hit by a rock and it pulled the cover out of shape a little bit. There was fluid in it, but it was about half empty, but the oil looked good.
The front (I forgot to buy a gasket) was disgusting. I had to syphon it out of there and it was the color of watered down chocolate milk!
The engine oil will be changed soon and the transfer and tranny were both changed when I had the shop fix the leaks.
I also greased all of the U-Joints except for the last U joint before the rear diff (couldn't get to it).
I see that the front tie-rod on the driver's side has been welded together. Guess I'm going to a junk yard to get another.
Also, I've ordered a steering arm to help with the geometry of the drag link. I already had one break and dont' want that again.
I'm going to be buying the frame supports ( looked and it doesn't appear cracked). If you get the bolt on and weld on kits, do they have to be put on in a particular order? Or can you weld on one and then bolt on the other over it?
What can be done to improve braking? This thing doesn't stop (unless it hits a tree). I inspected the brakes all around and everything looks fine. I didn't bleed them, but visually inspected them. There's plenty of meat on the pads and shoes and the drums and rotors look fine. The cylinders don't leak either, everything is bone dry.
So, what's the way to go?