Getrdone's GETR181

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Re: Getrdone's GETR181

Post by Iguana » Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:52 am

Leatherneck wrote:Sure would of liked to see more video of that adventure

Its funny that you say that .... I have 11 Go Pro's and would you believe that I could not find a single 1, nudda, nothing man I suck.

I think they are heading out again on New years so I will try my best to find one by then.
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Re: Getrdone's GETR181

Post by thingow181 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:51 pm

Getrdone wrote:If your still interested after the nite run I can give you a idea. It will also give me a chance to call them "Trail rated". I am running but I am remembering things like, oh my, I don't have a skid plate!
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Re: Getrdone's GETR181

Post by Getrdone » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:43 am

Well, during the hiatus I've taken the spindles off and I am converting to King Kong. The combos didn't fail, but the backing plate was bent. Baja5's started to tear the backing plate.
So, old backing plate was mystery 5/16" material and the new is 3/8" 4140. The spuds have a full 3/8" shoulder and I made the spud a tight fit to the backing plate. Welding 4 spuds with pre-heat and post heat cool down took several hours. I use a hot plate to bring them up to temp, weld on a turn table and back to the plate for gradual cool down in 100 degree or so increments. I also take some precaution to prevent any cool breezes. I repeat this again when welding the backing plate to the spindle. For those considering the use of "thickish" 4140 pre and post heat is very important. I also use ER80-SD2 rod. 2.0's were considered, but the front brake hubs were identical pieces other than the bearing bore diameter. So, my machinist buddy opened them up for me on the mill.
I wrote this awhile ago, since done and both cars are up and running again.

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Re: Getrdone's GETR181

Post by CentralWAbaja » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:13 am

Well thanks for the update, bout time to park them for the season?
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Re: Getrdone's GETR181

Post by jt1967 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:52 pm

CentralWAbaja wrote:Well thanks for the update, bout time to park them for the season?
No parking for the season its still play time! Mojave trail memorial day weekend, with any luck Jason's Border Run a trip or so to Big Bear Night runs so I guess im saying is offroad season is year round :)-

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Re: Getrdone's GETR181

Post by dustymojave » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:26 pm

Glamis has a "Season". Plaster City and Ocotillo Wells share that season. For the rest of the off-road world, our season is 366 days per year.

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Re: Getrdone's GETR181

Post by Getrdone » Sun May 15, 2016 12:05 pm

Tap talk test. TransImage is out!


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Re: Getrdone's GETR181

Post by Getrdone » Sun May 15, 2016 12:06 pm

Wow, that's easy and cool. Used medium pic. Too big?


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Re: Getrdone's GETR181

Post by Getrdone » Sun May 15, 2016 12:07 pm

May as well say why!Image


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Re: Getrdone's GETR181

Post by Getrdone » Sun May 15, 2016 12:08 pm

That's small pic. Of what is thought to be some spider gear


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Re: Getrdone's GETR181

Post by CentralWAbaja » Sun May 15, 2016 1:10 pm

I like the medium pic. And those are some shiny pieces. Not in a good way either.
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Re: Getrdone's GETR181

Post by Leatherneck » Sun May 15, 2016 11:45 pm

Medium pic, I'm on the PC and can see it. Others with Tapatalk can't see on PC. WHY WHY WHY. Anyway what made you pull the tranny, did you hear the shiney parts calling you?

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Post by bajaherbie » Mon May 16, 2016 6:07 pm

Leatherneck wrote:Medium pic, I'm on the PC and can see it. Others with Tapatalk can't see on PC. WHY WHY WHY. Anyway what made you pull the tranny, did you hear the shiney parts calling you?
doc had it working for a while on the old red format, but tapatalk doesn't work with the new board for some reason...



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Re: Getrdone's GETR181

Post by Getrdone » Mon May 16, 2016 8:33 pm

Yeah, was making noise on turns. Sounded like CV's. Just got done cleaning them and they look like new. No visible wear. Axles are perfect too. First time ever I didn't have to clean the ends with a file to get them off.

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Re: Getrdone's GETR181

Post by Getrdone » Mon May 16, 2016 8:33 pm

Hoping for a spider gear replacement only. Crossing my fingers

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