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Squeaky Penguin's (not much of a) Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Squeaky Penguin, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Jul 29, 2014 at 1:33 PM
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    Dirty Pool

    Dirty Pool Lost In The Ozone

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    I don't see any contradiction but that could be me.
    I'll try again.

    The first video (on the truck) appeared to show a shocking (to me) amount of play in the rack shaft, in all directions. I put up the pics I had of the dial indicator showing how much up and down play was present in an OEM rack with the guide completely removed. That measurement was 0.043", that's a good bit loss than 1/16". I felt the video looked like much more. Next comes the video from the other day. You have the guide out and the shaft has lots of play as I would expect and it would be normal. It almost looks like the guide was completely worn and or stuck, not doing it's job at all.

    In an imaginary cross section of the rack at the guide, from front to back we have the pinion gear meshed with the rack teeth on the front side of the rack shaft squeezed against each other by the guide/spring/adjuster nice and snug so as to have zero lash (there's a mouthful). Because the face of the guide is curved there should be no movement of the shaft possible other than the intended left and right for steering.
    Did that help, or make it worse?
     
  2. Jul 29, 2014 at 4:38 PM
    #362
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    I'm still a little confused, but that's OK. Don't bother elaborating any more than you already have. But I do have a new point for your consideration:

    [​IMG]

    That's the entire weight of the guide, easily held up by a magnet against the friction surface. I don't know how advance these advance polymers are getting, but I've never heard of a magnetic one... :p
     
  3. Jul 29, 2014 at 4:50 PM
    #363
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    I'll report back on the Rack Doctor one. So far it's doing it's job. Don't want anyone to end up with the same troubles that I've had.


    The funny part of this is that I only replaced my OEM rack because it had a slight leak, and the boots were ripped. Also wanted to replace the inner and outer tie rods while I was at it. Figured it would be good idea just to replace the entire rack being the truck had 225K on it at the time. Should've just left well enough alone.....
     
  4. Jul 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM
    #364
    Dirty Pool

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    Well, this horse is getting beaten to death pretty fast.
    Magnetism will pass right thru what appears to be a ridiculously thin layer of an as yet undetermined material and I have never heard of black metal.
    Here's an entire upper ball joint held up by a pretty weak retrieval magnet thru 1/8" plastic sheet.
    [​IMG]

    If you want to pursue this further, take a razor and slice off an inconspicuous shaving of the material, clean it then hit it with a match.
    Touche:)
     
  5. Jul 31, 2014 at 4:47 PM
    #365
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Well, I guess I haven't played with magnets enough recently :eek:



    Thanks for all your help though. Going to button this thing back up and send it back.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2014 at 5:04 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Did OK at matching this picture.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Aug 4, 2014 at 9:59 PM
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    CohbsTaco

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    I freaking love your rear bumper man, nice build.
     
  8. Aug 5, 2014 at 8:10 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Thanks man! And yeah, I'm happy with how the rear bumper turned out.
     
  9. Aug 5, 2014 at 8:26 AM
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    you dont sell them do you??
     
  10. Aug 5, 2014 at 10:51 AM
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    Nope. It's a member on here's design. I think his screen name on here is capturecolorado
     
  11. Aug 5, 2014 at 11:52 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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  12. Aug 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Changed my tramission oil to Redline MT-90 today. Really didn't notice that much of a difference between my old, cheap, conventional 75w-90 that was in there.
     
  13. Aug 15, 2014 at 7:03 AM
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    capturecolorado

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    ^^^ This. (I'm surfing back through the months of missed TW stuff... sorry to dredge up old info). Also, thanks for the compliments Box, your build inspires much of what I'm doing, as does your attention to detail.

    The spindle is run through both sides of 2x6 tube 3/16" thick, fully welded on both ends and braced back to the 1/4" mounting plate via the bed sliders. The design mimics production spindle mounts that I've seen on various companies bumpers, and independent fabricators work. I believe the spindle is supported sufficiently without the dual sheer, but added the DS as an extra safety to help reduce the amount of deflection at the spindle.

    The angle of the DS bracket is also positioned as such that it will help add torsional rigidity to the spindle in both the open and closed positions. The bolt is 1/2" grade 8... 1/2" grade 8 bolts have a single sheer strength of 17,000 lbs (link). The bolt torque capacity of the 1/2-20 bolt I used is also good for up to 128ft-lbs, which applies a clamp load of over 14,0000lbs. The DS bracket that came with this spindle was designed to be welded onto the bumper, but I decided to go this route for overall simplicity and versatility. I've also got a bad shoulder (due, in part, to drilling the holes for the spindles), so not having a humungous bumper/tire carrier assembly to move around my shop is a bonus :)

    Anywho, glad you're happy with the bumper, Brett! If anyone has any questions about the bumper I'm happy to answer; as you know, I've put a lot of thought into it :D
     
  14. Aug 15, 2014 at 8:19 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Good to have all that info Alex. Haven't had an issues with the spindle/swingout yet, and really don't think it's going anywhere.

    I get all sorts of compliments on your work BTW!
     
  15. Aug 16, 2014 at 6:42 AM
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    Happy to chime in! I'm confident it won't be going anywhere either, mine has the exact same setup and this design seems to be working out really well and very solid.

    I'm glad you're enjoying the bumper, and happy to hear people are complimenting it! I don't usually get too many people asking about my bumper, but I notice plenty of staring as folks walk by in the shop parking lot. :cool:
     
  16. Aug 21, 2014 at 11:21 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    This belongs in here:

     
  17. Sep 2, 2014 at 1:55 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Had some fun at Moody Hill yesterday:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    And, this build thread is probably going to get pretty stagnant in the next year. Moved down to the front range of Colorado to attempt to finish school, meaning I have zero money to be spending on this thing. :pout:
     
  18. Sep 2, 2014 at 7:19 PM
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    Where are you going to school down here?
     
  19. Sep 2, 2014 at 8:10 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Going to CU, but living in Erie.
     
  20. Sep 2, 2014 at 8:31 PM
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    capturecolorado

    capturecolorado Well-Known Member

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    Nice dude. Hope it goes well up there! We'll have to go wheeling up there sometime.
     
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