Finished...what is that you speak of. Mine is a constant evolution that gets updated after every trip as the kids get bigger.
The main thing is getting out and about in it, in whatever state that it functions well enough to camp, before we end up in aged care:):)
I assume you're in usa? Mines an Aussie version that I fitted to the canter, take a look in my thread.:)
I kept mine simple and just have oil cooling, I blocked off the water on mine, nothing about my setup is factory.
Oil feed from oil pressure switch in picture and oil drain in sump as pictured.
I know there's pros and cons for this but that is working for me.
It'd be interesting to know if your original assembly is the same as the new one, or if it's just an updated version, or if my version is like most things on my truck, previously bodgied up by the old farmer owner to keep it running:)
Correct, the manual does state that, but, I have had mine on and off numerous times over the years and reused them with no adverse issues and it was obvious that they had been off before my ownership many times too, I think they're just being highly risk adverse.
Not sure about the 'o' ring, I...
If yours has a Centre bearing, such as mine does being a dual cab with the 2 tailshafts, then I've always had to drop that as well to get at the handbrake, easy job, only 2 extra bolts if needed. The brake is a simple mechanism, easy enough as Dan said to take a look and rule it in or out as the...
Then the big mission, with the girls getting bigger they no longer all fit in the bunks, so I finally cut a hole in the roof and popped it up. Best move ever, now one of them sleeps up top, the head room is awesome and the wife is happier, so wins all round.
On the trip, the truck performed...
Been another long stretch without updates.
We recently spent 6wks away in NSW and QLD, a total of 8350kilometees and average of 18.08 litres /100k fuel use.
But before the trip typically I had a few things to do on the old bus....
I decided to change out the front and rear diffs for a pair...
As SkiFreak said, make sure the shoes are backed off and it'll come off, just be aware the drums are heavy buggers, try your best to keep it all level as it comes off so the bearings don't fall out if your unlucky and you don't damage the seals, although it's worth replacing them at the time...
I made mine I think from 2 1/4 exhaust pipe and a couple of bolts and scrap lying around, works a treat but not pretty:)
I have heard some may use a chisel, but that'll damage it and makes it hard to Torque it back up when you're done. Hope that helps a bit.
I don't think a dual cab would be much benefit for you either, as there is limited travel in the seating due to the bulkhead and crossbar behind the seat. Is there any scope for modifying the seat rails to extract every last millimetre of travel you can?
Great write up Brad, nice fix for the problem.
Ozwanderer, just google the p/n k5t47776 which is in the picture Brad showed, they come up on ebay, .@$38 ea aus, but you can buy them cheaper in bulk, google is your friend.
I too have issues with my vacuum system, only the 4wd one works, not the...