Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by ITLKSEZ, Aug 20, 2015.
yes they were honest people . the axle came back in fancy box
They kept the wooden box for their sales display to show customers how pro they are.
Edit: did they pay return shipping? If so I really want to lean towards no but I’ll stay with yes.
And the answer is...
And I paid their shipping rate through UPS for return shipping.
I think you nailed it.
It’s irritating, because my notes specifically stated to return the axle in the box.
Oh well, the shaft will work (although my spline-length and shaft taper directions weren’t followed), and the $75 machining charge is hard to beat.
This axle lost 8# total:
I’ve used Moser many times to shorten housings and axles. First rate company with very competitive shop rates. It’s a shame your custom box wasn’t returned and directions weren’t followed.
I can gripe about the part not being to my specs, but honestly, if I needed it to a specific exactness, I would have sent a schematic to follow, and I guarantee it would have been perfect. My instructions were written, and words are hard. The important parts were hit. The gear slides on nicely and the shaft length is right. The rest is minor.
I’ve dealt with them before (with a schematic) with zero complaints, and I’d use them again in a heartbeat.
The box does still bug me a little.
Let em know can’t hurt
Contact them and request a return of your shipping container. You specified it's return in your written instructions and paid their return shipping rate.
Meh. Thanks for the concern guys, but it arrived just fine in cardboard, showing me just how overkill my box was. Chalk it up as an experiment.
I’ll stash this box and the packing up in the rafters of the shop. If I ever do another one of these, they’ll get their old box back.
Now the hard part is trying to get any “real” work done in the shop with all these shiny new parts staring at me.
Sounds like something I'd do
x2.....but I would never remember it untill I put the next box there...
I still have the box and packaging from my blue IMac G3 in the attic of the garage just in case. Computer has been gone for 20 years.
Back to making sparks, rather than sawdust.
I got the engine buttoned back up and the axle back together with the new shaft. Everything fit like it should.
I placed the order for the D300 CV yoke I need and the right U-bolts from Stengel Bros.
I made the lower radiator mount...
I’ve got a few hours into that one.
I made that mount and tacked it into place using a stock Honda Civic radiator as a guide so I wouldn’t damage the good aluminum one. Well, the aftermarket one has its lower port in a little different spot and it hits the fan. At this point, it’ll be easier to modify the radiator than try to move it to fit in the tiny space I have. I notched the tube of the lower port and bent it over. I’ll run up to my neighbor’s and use his TIG to make it permanent.
Also, notice the warp in the radiator. With three corners touching, the fourth is 1/2” in the air. Shoddy, but not complaining for $74.00
Rad is in.
I wanted to match the angle of the radiator with the angle of the cage section it’s next to, but to tilt it back that far, a notch in the upper tube was necessary. It’ll get blended smooth later.
Accessories mounts are next, and they’re making my brain hurt.
U-bolts came in, but I messed up and only ordered one of the longer style when I should have ordered two. One side is right at least.
The CV yoke also arrived, so I was able to put the pieces together to measure for the rear driveshaft. Ready for weld.
That driveshaft is pretty short.. you should cut the whole jeep in half and add about 4 inches..
I figured I’d jump on the lower rear shock mounts next since I’m gonna have the welder under there to tack the spring pads in place.
From CAD template, to pieces, to “this is how it will fit”
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