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I guess we can call this an update of sorts. Some of you know we bought a trailer recently. We decided to try it out today. This is what happened.

We killed the jumper box so I had to run the winch off ther car's battery for a few minutes.


She almost looks lonely up there.

There was also some carnage. Although by the time I got the camera, it was all covered up. I will get pics soon, after the pain resides, so you can all see.
Before we loaded the car we spent the better part of an hour doing the final mounting of the 8500# SmittyBuilt winch. After, we moved the trailer up behind the car, pulled the ramps, hooked up the tow strap and started winching. All went pretty well, it wasn't exactly centered, but it is up there and we didn't break anything.......yet. We hooked the truck back up and pulled the Dub out of "storage" so we can replace the rack and pinion. and maneuvered the truck and trailer back into the new driveway. We had it made untill one of the hooks on the front strap broke and the car started rolling backward toward that beautiful pearl white BRAND NEW tailgate. OMG DON'T LOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHA got ya. Fortunately, I guess, the winch control box which we had just finished getting situated(remember), and the trailers built in bumper bar stopped it from any contact or even worse, falling backward off the front of the trailer. It really is kind of painful to talk about. At least no-one got hurt.
 

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Mean Green Trailer Queen!



I am just glad it didnt smash thru my tailgate, or rip the rear end out of the SHO, or smash the brand new winch into a thousand little bittle mini pieces thus rendering it unfixable, or rip the winch plate and bumper bar off the front of the brand new trailer! and most specially glad no one got hurt, except for the stupid neighbor ladys feelings when i told her to ###### off cause my truck was blocking the street and she didnt want to drive around the block :angry: !
 

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sorry for that but nice weather up there

and nice trailer

oh and nice car too

lol
 

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QUOTE (rudedog @ Feb 19 2007, 10:56 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=443207
Yeah, that thing is super!!!! The stand may be a bit overkill to some, yes.... we could have bolted it straight to the floor, but I don't think it would have been as nice or as quiet. We also routed the outlet hose to the old compressor tank, for extra an air storage capacity of 28 gallons, so technically we now have 88 gallons of air, whoooo hooooo!!!!!!


Well, for the last couple of days we have been doing a bit of inventory work, finding all the parts and organizing them. I plan on doing this thing in "stages" so to speak. Saturday I finished installing the last of the pistons, and started looking for the oil pump and related oil pan innards. Sunday, we decided to start a little late, and take my son to the movies. We went to see Ghost Rider at 11:00AM , and went to eat after. By 4:00 we were back at home going through bolts and such. After that we decided to POR15 all the brake calipers, just to see how they turned out.

Today I started the rear suspension assembly. It's funny, we've replaced evey part, or had everything coated, with the exception of the e-brake cables, and the ABS sensors back there.

Rear knuckles, powder coated, and assembled. New rear hubs, new calipers(POR15 coated), pie tins, and caliper mounting brackets also powder coated.




Struts hanging in the wind, LOL. And before ANYONE says ANYTHING about dirty fender wells, we also spent a couple of hours yesterday afternoon power washing and scrubbing them by hand, so they ARE clean.



H-brace, and BMR adjustable control arms



also notice the knuckle braces


right rear assembly minus the rotor/pads, sway bar/endlinks, and s.s. brake lines/bias plugs.



wheel back on
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Whats the advantage of the rear tie rods (the black "pipes" at the rear) and what does it gives? what's the advantage over the regulat stock ones that i have in my 1993 vulcan?
 

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The stock rear arms are stamped steel, and can bend actually quite easily. We just happened to jack up the rear of this car by accident by one of them, and just the weight of the car bent the arm. The biggest and main benefit to replacing the arms with what's pictured is that they are practically infinitly adjustable. Camber stock is not adjustable, and toe, stock is only a little adjustable. Even with the replacement eccentrics, you'll only get so much. Check SHOsource for the Ingalls bars, that's what I have on my 'blue 93GL. They are substancially cheaper than the BMR bars.
 

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QUOTE (rudedog @ May 4 2009, 01:49 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=722805
The stock rear arms are stamped steel, and can bend actually quite easily. We just happened to jack up the rear of this car by accident by one of them, and just the weight of the car bent the arm. The biggest and main benefit to replacing the arms with what's pictured is that they are practically infinitly adjustable. Camber stock is not adjustable, and toe, stock is only a little adjustable. Even with the replacement eccentrics, you'll only get so much. Check SHOsource for the Ingalls bars, that's what I have on my 'blue 93GL. They are substancially cheaper than the BMR bars.[/b]
Tanks, every day im learning something new.
Do you have maybe pictures or a link of your tranny rebuild?
Thank you!
 

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Link - Rudy's at it Again. It was supposed to be strictly about the trans rebuild, and the engine swap, but it turned into more of a generic thread of just whatever we had going on around the house at the time. The first page or two gives some of the teardown, but there really isn't too much of the assembly at all being as I was the only one home most of the time and had greasy hands. I suppose I can get off my ass and rebuild the trans in the back yard for the Meen Green Trailer Queen - Steve's SHO.
 

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QUOTE (rudedog @ May 4 2009, 12:49 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=722805
The stock rear arms are stamped steel, and can bend actually quite easily. We just happened to jack up the rear of this car by accident by one of them, and just the weight of the car bent the arm. The biggest and main benefit to replacing the arms with what's pictured is that they are practically infinitly adjustable. Camber stock is not adjustable, and toe, stock is only a little adjustable. Even with the replacement eccentrics, you'll only get so much. Check SHOsource for the Ingalls bars, that's what I have on my 'blue 93GL. They are substancially cheaper than the BMR bars.[/b]
The stock stamped steel bent like string cheese with just a jack under it and the weight of the car!

The Ingalls bars are substancially cheaper than the BMR bars and are substancially less beefy! go BMR or why bother.
Shoot mine have had to with stand all the massive strain of having to carry the weight of a back seat and trunk load full of parts a whole 75 feet or so since we put them on! LOL! :p
 

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As promised, we're back with some carnage. Now it might not look like a lot, but really, it literally was the first time we fired it up. So, it was a REALLY big deal for us, especially Steve.
Imagine the back bumper sitting up on top of the winch with the control box bent and twisted from it's mount.
Looked something like this, only with a CAR on top. Notice also, that there is supposed to be a little chrome handle sticking up on the extreme left end.




 

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QUOTE (rudedog @ May 4 2009, 02:30 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=722814
Link - Rudy's at it Again. It was supposed to be strictly about the trans rebuild, and the engine swap, but it turned into more of a generic thread of just whatever we had going on around the house at the time. The first page or two gives some of the teardown, but there really isn't too much of the assembly at all being as I was the only one home most of the time and had greasy hands. I suppose I can get off my ass and rebuild the trans in the back yard for the Meen Green Trailer Queen - Steve's SHO.[/b]
very interesting project
 

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Just a quick update incase anybody is intrested! Our little SHO project has not died or gone to the scrap yard! It just merely on hold while some other projects get attention! House projects, Lemons projects, minibike projects, truck projects etc..............

Heres a pic just to get some sadly needed views!




I always "Enjoy" going back thru this thread and reviewing how far we have come and how much we have left to go to get her finished!
 
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