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Varg In Jeep's Clothing

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by ITLKSEZ, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Jul 31, 2019
    Cap-n-Cray

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    No, a fancy cardboard box...
     
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  2. Jul 31, 2019
    Twin2

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    yes they were honest people . the axle came back in fancy box
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2019
    Walt Couch

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    They kept the wooden box for their sales display to show customers how pro they are. :D
     
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  4. Jul 31, 2019
    73 cj5

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    .....yes

    Edit: did they pay return shipping? If so I really want to lean towards no but I’ll stay with yes.
     
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  5. Jul 31, 2019
    Cap-n-Cray

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    And the answer is...

    Or... :bash:
     
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  6. Jul 31, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    You wouldn’t. :susp: :p

    And I paid their shipping rate through UPS for return shipping.
     
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  7. Jul 31, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    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.

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    This axle lost 8# total:

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  8. Aug 1, 2019
    Dphillip

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    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.
     
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  9. Aug 1, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    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. :D 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.
     
  10. Aug 1, 2019
    sterlclan

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    Let em know can’t hurt
     
  11. Aug 1, 2019
    45es

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    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.
     
  12. Aug 1, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    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. (y)
     
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  13. Aug 1, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Now the hard part is trying to get any “real” work done in the shop with all these shiny new parts staring at me.
    :gaah:
     
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    3b a runnin

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    Sounds like something I'd do:lol:
     
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  15. Aug 4, 2019
    dozerjim

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    x2.....but I would never remember it untill I put the next box there...:drool;
     
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  16. Aug 4, 2019
    mortten

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    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. :)
     
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  17. Aug 28, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    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.

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    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.

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    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. :banghead: 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

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  18. Aug 29, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Rad is in.

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    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.

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    Accessories mounts are next, and they’re making my brain hurt.
     
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  19. Aug 31, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    U-bolts came in, but I messed up and only ordered one of the longer style when I should have ordered two. :susp: One side is right at least.

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    The CV yoke also arrived, so I was able to put the pieces together to measure for the rear driveshaft. Ready for weld.

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  20. Aug 31, 2019
    47v6

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    That driveshaft is pretty short.. you should cut the whole jeep in half and add about 4 inches..
     
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