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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-01-2001, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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low range install on q-track

Hi all,

A friend of mine owns a 78 cj-7 with the 304 and quadra-track, but it didnt come with the low range. Now that we found the low range unit and that I'm stuck instaling it for him[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. My question is: how do we shift into low range? he's got the vacuum switch for emergency drive but thats it. Will I have to fabricate some linkage? or is it vacuum operated.....help[sad]! I knew I should have read up on my q-track knowledge before saying yes! Oh well, only one way to learn! thanks

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The original stuck thru the tunnel near the floor...nothing special


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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] You'll be fine.......just improvise. The factory setup wasn't exactly the slickest thing I've ever seen. In case you have trouble, my crack 24-Hr Moonguy[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Quadra-Trac team is already standing by at the airport. I need to tell you, however, they travel strictly first class and they'll need plenty of booze and broads for when the job is finished. They might be little, yellow, and round, but they never let that stop them when it comes to smoozing chicks.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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It's a pretty simple linkage setup with a lever on the side of the transmission tunnel. I'd bet that if you asked around in here someone probably has the stuff you need laying around their garage after converting to a different transfer case (seems to be a popular thing to do). I personally like my Q-trac.

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] If you think you like your QT now; you should drive one with the cone clutches disabled. Now THAT's a nice setup.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Hey Dave, can your moonguys handle canadian beer and french chicks[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]! I guess your right, there is nothing like a custom job. I'll keep yug guys posted on our project. That poor jeep's been sitting in the snowbank all winter. Thanks

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The Crack Moonguy team goes thru booze and women like a tornado in a trailer park, cash your check in singles and keep the bar stocked!

On a more serious note, I was faced with the same dilemma 6 mos ago. I installed the low range and bent a piece of 3/8-16 threaded rod I had laying around with a 90 at each end. One 90 faced down and went into the Tcase shifter, the other 90 faced sideways. A better set up would be to use some 3/8 round stock with the same bends and washers with cotterpins. I had to leave my nuts loose so they wouldn't bind...that didn't come out quite right, although I can relate to it...he he. The thing works perfect and took me a whole 5 minutes to fabricate. Good luck.

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I did it much the same way as CJ Dave said with the 3/8" round stock then threaded both end. Then I put some hime joints on the rod (this makes it adjustable) I was able to find a shifting lever out of a Cherokee then custom make the linkage rod.

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Re: low range install on q-track

SUCCESS!

Yup, got everything together this week-end and it works! That low-range ir really gonna help on the trail. Thanks for your help guys! I used some 3/8 rod washers and cutter pins a bracket here, a bracket there and an old shifter ball!

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