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Old 11-17-2017, 01:10 AM   #26
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On another note, I did receive my new transmission cooler lines today.
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Old 11-17-2017, 01:13 AM   #27
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I thought about getting the adjustable detents and the new modified shift rail kit. Maybe another thing to add to the ever growing list.
Yeah, I bit the bullet and went with the whole shebang. My budget is shot, all of the little things add up so quick. Lol.
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Old 11-17-2017, 01:16 AM   #28
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Same here, I always run into the "scope creep" issues with my builds.
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Old 11-18-2017, 11:15 AM   #29
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Nice, I went with the J&B twin stick as well. I got the adjustable detents, I would recomend them. It allows you to adjust how much resistance it takes to shift the levers.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/21CC2v4]20171117_104933

The only thing I didn't like is the space on the outside shifter paw, I can make a spacer but wanted to talk with him first.

Any on have a contact number and name
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Old 11-18-2017, 12:54 PM   #30
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[url=https://flic.kr/p/21CC2v4]20171117_104933

The only thing I didn't like is the space on the outside shifter paw, I can make a spacer but wanted to talk with him first.

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Here you go sir!

The contact number for J&b, (503) 749-3099.
The space on the end of the shift rod I stuck a 7/16" jam nut that came with the kit. Is that what you are referring to? Or am I misunderstanding?
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Old 11-18-2017, 04:49 PM   #31
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Here you go sir!

The contact number for J&b, (503) 749-3099.
The space on the end of the shift rod I stuck a 7/16" jam nut that came with the kit. Is that what you are referring to? Or am I misunderstanding?
I think I misunderstood your dilemma. Here are pics of mine. They look a bit different, I hope they have an easy fix for you.

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Old 11-18-2017, 06:34 PM   #32
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Spf 79, your design seems to be a bit different then mine, I'll have to crawl under with you pic to compare

thanks for the contact, I'll call Mon.

Like the color, reminds me of my '62 Chevy

Nice work, if the rest of your build looks that good, should be impressive
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Old 11-18-2017, 06:54 PM   #33
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Spf 79, your design seems to be a bit different then mine, I'll have to crawl under with you pic to compare

thanks for the contact, I'll call Mon.

Like the color, reminds me of my '62 Chevy
No problem, let me know if you need any other pics I have everything scattered around the garage waiting on me to do something.

I'm glad you like the color, I was on the fence when I first painted it. I was looking for a good match for the stock color and couldn't find anything that I liked. Flat red that didn't look pinkish apparently doesn't exist in my area, lol. So I went with the Rustoleum hammered metal "Sage" color. I'm happy how it turned out.
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:50 AM   #34
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Finished cleaning the case and finally got some time to throw some powdercoat on it. All the aluminum parts I'll finish in a silver color.

May not be everybodys cup of tea but I really like the "silver vein" powder.
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:53 AM   #35
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I have a Hammerite paint sorta like that, always wanted to try it.

Looks good, but expensive...

guy on here does his own, guess I buy the Wifey an oven for Christmas, That oughta go over big

texture looks like a membrane
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Old 11-19-2017, 11:39 AM   #36
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I have a set of pretty massive ovens that I use, wife was getting mad when I was cooking parts in the house oven. I love powdercoating though. Try to use my setup as much as I can.
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Old 11-19-2017, 02:02 PM   #37
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Here's my oven. Made from a paint cabinet and 2 scrap ovens.
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Old 11-19-2017, 03:31 PM   #38
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Nice! Whatever gets the job done I'm all for it.
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:05 AM   #39
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That silver looks great on the case!
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:17 AM   #40
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I have a set of pretty massive ovens that I use, wife was getting mad when I was cooking parts in the house oven. I love powdercoating though. Try to use my setup as much as I can.
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do you guys exhaust to the outside, not sure how much stink powdercoating makes

What temps do you have to go to?
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:24 AM   #41
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Fumes aren't bad at all. I have mine out in the garage so no venting is needed.
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:06 AM   #42
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Only have 2 more parts to powdercoat and I can finish putting it back together. Only get a few hours a week to work so it's taking longer than I hoped for but it's also my doing for having to coat everything.
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Old 11-21-2017, 03:43 AM   #43
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Only have 2 more parts to powdercoat and I can finish putting it back together. Only get a few hours a week to work so it's taking longer than I hoped for but it's also my doing for having to coat everything.
Looks amazing!
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Looks amazing!
Thanks! I still have to find a way to remove the breather so I can tap it and put a barb fitting so I can add a breather hose.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:13 PM   #45
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Thanks! I still have to find a way to remove the breather so I can tap it and put a barb fitting so I can add a breather hose.
Yeah, I just noticed that - it is an odd looking breather.
Pic of mine - it is not a threaded piece either.

Question. What did you use to get your aluminum to polish up so nice? I spent a few evenings with a dremel and some polishing rouge followed by some Mother's compound and it came out maybe half as shiny as yours... Lol, afterward I clear coated it with some Rustoleum paint I had... I thought that the paint would prolong the polishing I had done. I knew I was not crawling under the Blazer at any point in the future to polish aluminum on a transfer case. Unfortunately the paint just turned the aluminum a dull gray.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:25 PM   #46
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It's actually powdercoat, it's called super chrome.
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Old 11-23-2017, 02:36 AM   #47
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It's actually powdercoat, it's called super chrome.
Cool! I did not know that you could get it in that color. Lol, totally thought it was an amazing polish job.
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The JB Custom Fab one. Seems like the one to get.



Yeah, this one wasn't bad. It was just a little hacked as they put in a later tilt steering column. So whoever put that in cut a few wires and made it fun to undue their mess ups. I managed to get everything to work except for the horn, but I think that's a problem within the column and not the harness.



Sounds like a plan. I'll let you know when I receive it. Thanks again for your help!
Try running a ground from the steering column to the dash. That cured my intermittent horn issues with my swapped in tilt column.
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Old 11-27-2017, 03:15 PM   #49
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Try running a ground from the steering column to the dash. That cured my intermittent horn issues with my swapped in tilt column.
I will have to try that. Haven't really touched the wires in the last few weeks as I have been all over that 205.

Now that the 205 rebuild is 95% complete, I am onto the TH350. The dip stick leak is an obvious fix and I already have a new grommet. I ended up attaching the transmission to the engine stand which is an awesome way to work on it and makes it very easy to spin around whatever way I need it. So drained the fluid out the removed dip stick hole and removed the pan.

Next I removed the tranny filter and to my surprise, whoever worked on the transmission last managed to mess up such a simple gasket.

I ordered a TRANSGO 350 1&2 kit and a summit billet oil pan. Should be here by weeks end.
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Well I managed to get the TRANSGO 1&2 shift kit installed and the transmission back into the truck. The flywheel was slightly bent looking when I turned the truck over with transmission removed so I picked up a new one of those as well.

While the transmission was out I did a quick compression test. The entire right bank of the engine all read 125 PSI and the drivers bank was a few 125, a 130 so I felt good with the air up here a little thin at 4300'.

I finished up the NP205 rebuild and placed it on the jack and was ready to jack it up and remembered that the front drive shaft bolts are a pain and I would be 10x better to install the joint that connects to the transfer case before I fully install it. So I grabbed the front drive shaft and realized just how bad it looked.

So I grabbed some new spicer u-joins from the auto parts store and started to clean it up. Now I am conflicted as to weather throw a coat of paint or possibly powdercoat it. I am just wanting to hear from some of you guys as far as if it will need a rebalance after I decide on what route to go with coating it. Also does this shaft normally turn with the truck in 2wd or only with 4wd engaged?
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