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Project Practical: 92 RC
« on: February 16, 2020, 11:58:31 am »
My version of a rescue pet except I don't get any "virtue signaling" credits from millennials.  Purchased from a 101st Airborne fellow at Ft Campbell who was about to PCS to Germany.  He put a lot of money into it in past few years, and some things I would prefer he not have done (lift and 33" arent my preference).  But price was right, and best of all its a California truck all its life until he brought it to middle TN four years ago.  Being from PA where vehicles melt away beneath you, I am a sucker for a rust free body.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #1 on: February 16, 2020, 12:05:24 pm »
    Part of being practical is spending money for max benefit.  Out of the gate that means making sure it is safe, and that no harm comes to it from some undiscovered neglect.

    While checking it out I noticed scars on underside right exactly at the front of the rear driveshaft.  That explains 500 mi on supposedly-rebuilt transfer case.  Tugging on the shaft I detected a loose strap on one u-joint cap.  This thing was about to pull a repeat.  I fixed that this weekend with a u-joint strap kit from NAPA.  In the photo you can see the battle damage, and also the conspicuously absent exhaust which was cut just forward of the damage.  I'll bet he needed to clean out his drawers after that one. And I'm not 100% confident that I dont have a rear end issue as a result.  Havent opened it up yet. 

    « Last Edit: February 16, 2020, 12:08:04 pm by Chilly »
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #2 on: February 16, 2020, 12:15:28 pm »
    Because I intended to use thread locker, I hosed out bolt holed with brake cleaner, let dry, then twisted in a 30-cal bronze bore brush to clean out threads.  Sprayed again, let dry, and used medium strength thread locker.

    The old straps seem to have been stretched, no longer holding one cap tightly.  The joint is not sloppy otherwise and appears to be a recent replacement (likely 500 mi ago when xfer case was changed).  I do sense driveline vibrations but I think I know why, and perhaps the reason why he dropped a driveshaft to begin with.But
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #3 on: February 16, 2020, 12:25:35 pm »
    Check this out: near zero pinion angle.  Previous post shows front u-joint, not a CV joint.  Not good.  Also visible is the lift block with angled bottom to intentionally tilt the pinion.  We have a situation where the front u-joint velocity does not match the rear u-joint velocity.  Probably hard on xfer case output bearing, rhe u-joints, and rear axle pinion bearing.


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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #4 on: February 16, 2020, 12:30:55 pm »
    That's a pretty big balance weight to be missing.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #5 on: February 16, 2020, 12:37:22 pm »
    Here is some damage I just noticed.  That piece of metal that parallels the frame used to tie into the hat channel where the hole is torn out.  And the body used to not be cracked above it, either.  Well, it's still not rusted...
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    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #6 on: February 16, 2020, 12:45:51 pm »
    Onto the engine.  Had a super cool K&N filter assembly with a not-so-cool unplugged port on the bottom.  So I put on the original filter assembly that came with the truck, and a new paper filter.  This engine would have to spin really fast before the difference in an air cleaner make a lick of difference.  It's a factory truck engine.  The K&N can go to a kid cooler than me.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #7 on: February 16, 2020, 12:53:40 pm »
    Wasnt sure about this engine, mind still not made up.  Guy thought it was a new crate engine.  Receipt from shop who installed it says rebuild.  Either way I did compression check on warm engine with throttle open and all plugs pulled.

    1: 130
    2: 135
    3: 130
    4: 116
    5: 133
    6: 116
    7: 137
    8: 130

    Might have something going on with right bank between 4&6.  I'll watch coolant usage, which I dont smell or detect yet.  Removed plugs all looked terrific and even.  Oil looks good, too.  Probably put this on the watch list before pulling heads. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #8 on: February 16, 2020, 12:55:35 pm »
    I think I saw that truck listed on c.l. or somewhere in my searches.  Glad it made it to a good home.  Looks like you're doing all the right fixes.  I would probably replace the stacked lift blocks in the rear eventually.  Great find.  up here in the rust belt they're just do hard to find.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #9 on: February 16, 2020, 01:00:59 pm »
    I would get rid of the blocks in the rear as Mttaff said with 4" springs. Nice find!
    I'd rather push a DODGE than drive a chevy or a ford!!!!!!
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #10 on: February 16, 2020, 01:58:31 pm »
    As near as this Dodge novice can tell the CAD system is complete but I get no locky-locky action.  Yes, engine was running and shifted into 4WD.  And you would be correct to question me.  These space age 1990 contraptions like CAD are super modern to me.

    Rather than figure out how to fix it I'll just lock it and source some manual hubs.

    It didnt fail for lack of exterior lubrication...
    « Last Edit: March 7, 2020, 07:02:26 pm by Chilly »
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    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #11 on: February 16, 2020, 02:49:13 pm »
    I think I understand how some people get crossed up on which way to move the fork when doing a CAD lock.  My sliding collar is disconnected when slid fully inboard and fully outboard.  "Locked" is somewhere in the middle.  And because I didnt pay attention I now have to do some research.  Splines are purty and clean so this should be trivial (says every prideful jerk before disaster).

    The little plastic shoes look like new.  I guess not functioning makes parts last longer. 



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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #12 on: February 16, 2020, 03:04:50 pm »
    50/50/90 chance that moving fork permanently toward passenger side (away from air diapragm) is the right direction.

    Here is the clip I'm removing using a stout hook.  Whimpy dental hook probably wouldnt do it.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #13 on: February 16, 2020, 03:06:15 pm »
    Slid for away from diaphragm, reinstalled clip using flat pumch and little hammer.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #14 on: February 16, 2020, 03:21:38 pm »
    How about that!  All locked up and put back together.  Didnt take long.  Outer u joints look pretty dry. Not sloppy, but probably need replaced before I do anything where I absolutely need 4wd.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #15 on: February 16, 2020, 03:37:37 pm »
    I think I saw that truck listed on c.l. or somewhere in my searches.  Glad it made it to a good home.  Looks like you're doing all the right fixes.  I would probably replace the stacked lift blocks in the rear eventually.  Great find.  up here in the rust belt they're just do hard to find.
    Eric

    I found it on Facebook Marketplace.  Was actually looking at 1990's Yukons, Jeep XJ.  Never was a Dodge guy for some reason.  But I'm very much liking this truck so far!

    I will put rear springs on the list.  The flat stockers probably ride better but I'd hate to spit out a block when I inevitably play with it.  AND I should probably do it before changing driveshaft to a CV joint.  For 4" lift tilting the pinion is not necessary for such a long driveshaft (other project is a 1973 Jeep CJ5).  So maybe my driveshaft angle problem goes away when I put on springs!  Thanks for the recommendation.  Very practical!
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #16 on: February 16, 2020, 03:59:55 pm »

    I will put rear springs on the list.  The flat stockers probably ride better but I'd hate to spit out a block when I inevitably play with it.  AND I should probably do it before changing driveshaft to a CV joint.  For 4" lift tilting the pinion is not necessary for such a long driveshaft (other project is a 1973 Jeep CJ5).  So maybe my driveshaft angle problem goes away when I put on springs!  Thanks for the recommendation.  Very practical!

    I put in D250 leafs and the W250's 6" block. Ujoint angles are correct, but really, really close to bind because the rear driveshaft is short, and the small 7260 joints/ends don't angulate much.
    https://ramchargercentral.com/projects/red-w250-ramcharger/

    I'm looking toward copying what Ford did on the Bronco - lift the pinion and run a rear CV. Ford used a ~10 degree wedge shim. A rear shackle flip should do about the same.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #17 on: February 16, 2020, 06:04:36 pm »
    Put some Seafoam in crankcase and warmed it up for a while before changing the oil.  Have a ticking lifter around #8.   I like seafoam but I'll only add it just prior to a change and let it idle until hot.  After oil change the tick has lessened.  Put in full synthetic 5W-30.

    Keeping an eye on coolant for bubbling in tank.  Havent seen any yet but lid was nearly broken off.  I dig little free projects. 

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #18 on: February 16, 2020, 06:54:56 pm »
    Someone had a super genius welder friend.  This is not OEM, I think?  Nice work. 

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #19 on: February 16, 2020, 08:32:49 pm »
    I wonder if the ticking lifter and lower cylinder pressure on two cylinders on right bank are related?

    Anyhow, I have Warn Premiums on order.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #20 on: February 16, 2020, 10:01:01 pm »
    I wonder if the ticking lifter and lower cylinder pressure on two cylinders on right bank are related?

    Anyhow, I have Warn Premiums on order.

    A lifter tick is a lifter tick. It has nothing to do with the compression. Hydrolic lifters, Run some more seafoam through it and clean out the gunk.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #21 on: February 17, 2020, 01:16:53 am »
    warn cheapies : ONE year ,  warn premiums : here is salt country , 2 years . Super Winch brand , many years . rear spring blocks : dodge used quite a few different height ones , depending on the model and spring set up . I have seen many with a little taller than the "straight" ones in your 2 block set up , 1 block is factory , and they are parallel .. no taper . yeah I'd pull those ....  :o any spring shop can bend you some new u bolts and supply long nuts/hardened washers . the 3/4 and 1 tons used a thicker u bolt and corresponding saddle ( bigger holes) , but may be overkill for a "stock"street truck  trans pan drain , correct not stock  :)  4X4 : the damd dash lights ( 4X4) often lies .... no light BUT its "IN"  I suppose it's "fixable" ... if one's a mind to ...   
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #22 on: February 17, 2020, 06:30:58 am »
    A lifter tick is a lifter tick. It has nothing to do with the compression. Hydrolic lifters, Run some more seafoam through it and clean out the gunk.

    Was thinking a tick means not pumped up, which could cause lazy valve action.  Just a wild guess, hoping for self healing low pressure on two cylinders.
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    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #23 on: February 17, 2020, 11:03:06 am »
    Id ditch the full synthetic 5W30 crap in leiu of some rotella 10-30 or 15-40. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #24 on: February 17, 2020, 11:06:23 am »
    Id ditch the full synthetic 5W30 crap in leiu of some rotella 10-30 or 15-40.

    Why the heavy conventional?
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #25 on: February 17, 2020, 12:54:35 pm »
    I'm needing to undo something expensive here.  PO put on 33x12.5-15 Nitto Grapplers on aluminum rims with quite a bit of offset.  Sometimes the outer edge of front tires snags the front bottom corner of front fender.  I can imagine this tearing the crap out of my fender when a lug grabs the fender while backing up with the tire stuffed up in there.

    I've always preferred tall skinny tires.  I'm leaning toward plain steelies with BFG 33x10.50.  Should fit better, and I got some pretty decent miles out of BFG ATs years ago.  These big lugged Nittos arent going to last on pavement anyhow.  Might as well sell them while theyre nearly new. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #26 on: February 17, 2020, 02:19:01 pm »
    agreed the deep offset ( or whatever you properly call it ) makes the tries "swing" a wider arc , making the steering alinement  much more critical . I have some pretty tall tires on 1 but the rims keep them inside the fenders ... the doors, windows , and side mirrors stay clean ,  but it don't look as cool ... 
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    87w150 44/corp727 kandy w/ ghost bats/summer
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #27 on: February 17, 2020, 03:31:31 pm »
    Was thinking a tick means not pumped up, which could cause lazy valve action.  Just a wild guess, hoping for self healing low pressure on two cylinders.

    What you call a lifter tick could also be an exhaust leak.  ;)
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    2000 CTD 5 speed ext cab short bed Wife's truck
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #28 on: February 17, 2020, 05:44:15 pm »
    Entirely possible.  Manifold on that side has some cracking.  Sure sounds like its from valve cover, and lessened after some seafoam.  I'll put this on "monitor" along with the lower cyl pressure on 4 and 6. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #29 on: February 17, 2020, 08:27:00 pm »
    Looks great with the 33x12.50 but this stinks.  I leaning toward 31x10.5-15 BFG ATs.  Truck is already geared too high, I'm not "wheeling", the BFGs seem to me about ideal for a mostly-road tire that needs to be at least not helpless off road. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #30 on: February 17, 2020, 08:44:07 pm »
    4" lift and 33 with 3:23 gears did great with my 78 TD 300HP 318.
    I'd rather push a DODGE than drive a chevy or a ford!!!!!!
    77 400/727 RC
    79 360/727 RC
    80 318/435 TD
    93 CTD W250 club cab
    73 Charger SE 400/727 
    02 883R HD
    01 Elecrta HD
    88 W250 5 speed plow truck
    2000 CTD 5 speed ext cab short bed Wife's truck
    2002 Durango work beater
    2000 Durango blown head gaskets
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #31 on: February 17, 2020, 08:57:45 pm »
    Do you recall full tire size, wheel width, and offset?  Did you do any trimming to fit?  What would you recommend to keep my meats off of the fenders? 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #32 on: February 18, 2020, 12:32:56 am »
    4 1/2 inch is the distance from edge of rim to the hub/rotor face of rim on factory steel wheels , if pictured from above , moving the wheels inward will make them NOT move forward/rearward so much when turned , and may be a possible answer for you .
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    87w150 44/corp727 kandy w/ ghost bats/summer
    86-D/W100 44/corp/318mag/carb/4500/aka shit box/winter
    93w150short/44/corp/360/le/mag "caddie"
    93w250LB51844/60posi 318"New Truck"
    93w350 6 tire CC 60 c/a flat bed dump

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #33 on: February 18, 2020, 05:52:48 am »
    I suspect you are correct.  Reading well into the 8 pages of lift-tire combos in tech section. There are lots of others running 33 with 4" lift.  Common theme seems to be 8" rims, which probably have 4-5" backspacing.  My wheels are likely 10" and are very deep so not much backspacing.  I think I'll buy ONE 8" steel wheel to try it out.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #34 on: February 18, 2020, 11:46:57 am »
    Good looking RC!!!
    You might look into Wool Wax & pump it into all the areas where it will rust.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #35 on: February 18, 2020, 12:06:20 pm »
    Good looking RC!!!
    You might look into Wool Wax & pump it into all the areas where it will rust.
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    For sure that's on the menu AFTER I get done with some work underneath it.  I wonder how much trouble that stuff will cause if I eventually paint it?
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #36 on: February 18, 2020, 12:45:50 pm »
    I have 8 inch rims with more back spacing than some other 8 inch rims  I have , it's NOT just by the width .
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #37 on: February 18, 2020, 01:02:58 pm »
    I have 8 inch rims with more back spacing than some other 8 inch rims  I have , it's NOT just by the width .

    Well yeah, except you cant make an 8" wheel with more than 4" of backspacing.  Any 8" wheel will be way more centered than the 10" wheels installed presently. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #38 on: February 18, 2020, 03:19:55 pm »
    That's a pretty big balance weight to be missing.

    I believe that was the sticker with the part number.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #39 on: February 18, 2020, 03:20:35 pm »
    Stick with a 7-8" wide wheel on our Dodges. 16" wheels have a few more width options in 33" and it will be a stronger Load D or E tire. (i.e. 255/85R16, 285/75R16)

    That plastic flare on the deluxe trim 91.5-93 trucks reduces tire clearance.

    On my W250 I run 315/75R16 (~35x12.5") on 8" wheels, about 3.75" backspace.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #40 on: February 18, 2020, 03:22:37 pm »
    Well yeah, except you cant make an 8" wheel with more than 4" of backspacing.  Any 8" wheel will be way more centered than the 10" wheels installed presently.

    I have 8" wheels with 5.25" backspacing
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #41 on: February 18, 2020, 03:24:39 pm »
    Backspacing and offset are different dimensions. 

    Oh, I re-read my post. My mistake.  I meant to say cant have 4" offset on 8" rim. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #42 on: February 18, 2020, 03:26:32 pm »
    Why the heavy conventional?

    Its not heavy, Its what Dodge wanted in it, and they built it.  (10w30).  Ive cured more ticks and taps by draining out the full synthetic cooking oil crap the previous owners put in things than any mystery in a can.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #43 on: February 18, 2020, 03:28:18 pm »
    If you want 33s consider a 255/85/16, all the perks of a 33 without the pregnant roller skate look.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #44 on: February 18, 2020, 03:40:51 pm »
    Yeah, I like what you are recommending for tires.  Someone else can have the fatties.   
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #45 on: February 18, 2020, 04:02:24 pm »
    Yeah, I like what you are recommending for tires.  Someone else can have the fatties.

    Ive always preferred tall skinny....my 255/85s measure out to be 33 tall by 10 wide. I run them on stock 6 steelies
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #46 on: February 18, 2020, 04:21:23 pm »
    Ive always preferred tall skinny....my 255/85s measure out to be 33 tall by 10 wide. I run them on stock 6 steelies

    Yep! Me too. More surface pressure.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #47 on: February 18, 2020, 05:00:00 pm »
    I would get the painting done first.
    I use chassis saver paint under my trucks & you can see it here;
    http://magnetpaints.com/underbody.asp


    I also used tint able truck body liner after the chassis saver paint sat for 24 hours.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #48 on: February 18, 2020, 05:08:52 pm »
    Unless you get it to clean or bare meatal itll rust under paint, if your in the rust belt, oil it up every fall and be done with it.  I use PFC wool wax, others use CRC marine coating.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #49 on: February 18, 2020, 08:42:16 pm »
    Brown Truck Man brought my Warns today.  My 92 doesnt seem to have that spring but does have this hoop of flat steel.  Since it inhibits hub install I'll assume it comes out and stays out.  If I'm wrong please let me know before I leave for work in morning!

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    360 TBI, auto, 241 t-case
    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5