UJOR Build Thread

ujoint

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DIY kit professional installed at Baker Garage in Denver. Most of the rigs I post here are vans that we've built here, don't forget that we mail order a lot of kits! 60-70/yr.

 
DIY kit professional installed at Baker Garage in Denver. Most of the rigs I post here are vans that we've built here, don't forget that we mail order a lot of kits! 60-70/yr.

Chris-
Any more info on what type of truck that is? Was it a bus of some type? What front bumper is that? etc.
 

CaptainBuilt

Active member
Chris, getting ready to change fluid in my differentials. Do you use synthetic when building these axles ?

Thanks
Not sure how accurate it is, but I was told by East Coast Gear Supply:

New gear sets MUST be broken in correctly to prevent damage. Not following proper break-in procedures will lead to overloading and overheating the ring and pinion as well as breaking down and ruining the gear oil. Not following proper break-in procedures can be determined during inspection and will void the warranty. Please follow the below guidelines to ensure a proper break-in and long life of your gears. • Only use high quality gear oils. ECGS recommends Lucas non-synthetic 85W-140 • On initial run, drive lightly for 15 to 20 minutes then stop to allow differential to cool completely for 20 to 25 minutes. • Avoid towing and heavy acceleration, as well as vary speeds every 5 to 10 minutes while driving on highways. • Drive conservatively and do not drive more than 50 miles at a time without allowing a cool cycle during the first 500 miles following installation. • After completing initial break-in, change gear oil at 500 miles. Small metal particles are normal and gear oil will typically be black. Excessive metal in gear oil should be reviewed by a competent differential mechanic to ensure safety of internal parts. Post gear oil change and initial break-in: Towing. • First time towing should be limited to light load for no more than 15 miles, then allow differential to cool completely for 20 to 25 minutes. • Repeat this procedure for first 45 miles of towing for full break-in of gears for towing vehicles. PREMATURE OVERLOADING AND IMPROPER BREAK-IN WILL CAUSE GEAR OIL BREAKDOWN AND MAY RESULT IN RING AND PINION FAILURE VOIDING THE GEAR WARRANTY!
 

ujoint

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Sitting tall! We're working on a new 4R75 tail housing to avoid transmission mods along with a 5.4/4R75 specific fuel tank to simplify the conversion process so it will be a few weeks before this rig is mobilized. F bumper will be bolted up later today and we'll get it outside for a good cleaning and a roof rack.

 

stevelx450

New member
Sitting tall! We're working on a new 4R75 tail housing to avoid transmission mods along with a 5.4/4R75 specific fuel tank to simplify the conversion process so it will be a few weeks before this rig is mobilized. F bumper will be bolted up later today and we'll get it outside for a good cleaning and a roof rack.

That looks awesome Chris !
Are those 6” springs and what size are the tires ?
 

shellb

Adventurer
Seriously! Looks great. I want it as a family hauler...

I’ve been wanting a ujor rig for years...maybe I should try harder!
 
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