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Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
« Reply #150 on: April 16, 2020, 08:24:19 am »
Time to get after the expensive stuff.  Need to be USING this RC, not storing it.

Rear spring situation: factory blocks, 4" lift blocks, mismatched u-joint angles.  Factory springs appear OK but not wanting to commit to a permanent lift with shackle flip.  So I'll upgrade the Skyjacker "cheap" lift by installing the proper 4" springs.

Driveshaft situation: 7260 xfer case yoke has a washed out seat under one cap, shows severe rubbing on opposite side.  Dude ran this a very worn joint for a while until it broke (evidence of dropped shaft on underside of truck).   Opposing yoke on driiveshaft also worn.  Vibration at around 15 mph.  A lot wrong with this driveshaft.  Ordered replacement xfer case yoke (spicer this time) and new shaft from Tom Wood.

Tried out my new Harborfreight 1/2" impact (Earthquake XT).   It seems like a pretty decent impact.  Loosened up spring hardware in preparation for replacement.  I do love working on a truck that hasnt experienced salt.

Rough Country is running specials now.  Just ordered my rear springs...just FYI.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #151 on: April 16, 2020, 10:16:50 am »
    Nice price on Rough Country.  But truck presently has the cheapo Skyjacker kit that comes with blocks for rear.  Adding SJ rear springs gets me the complete system.  If I have issues with a mixed kit I can be assured I'll get no support from either company.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #152 on: April 18, 2020, 12:40:24 pm »
    Filler work detour.   Had upper trim removed from rear hatch for weatherstrip replacement.   One hole had bottom broken out and piece was missing.   Cleaned up the plastic and scuffed around the hole.  Also found a nice little washer that fits the hole. 

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #153 on: April 18, 2020, 12:50:11 pm »
    Washer seated with a blob of plastic dough on backside.  Takes about 10 min to cure

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #154 on: April 18, 2020, 12:51:45 pm »
    I'll have to whittle this mound after it's cured, then drill a new hole.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #155 on: April 18, 2020, 01:00:16 pm »
    This side was cracked so I applied a mount around it.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #156 on: April 18, 2020, 01:10:09 pm »
    Done

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #157 on: April 18, 2020, 04:24:54 pm »
    Removed about a mile of audio wire yesterday.  Old Guy doesnt need 2KW amp.  While dash panel was out I cleaned everything.  Stripped the wood instrument surround, applied Formby's rich mahogany stain, hand-rubbed several coats of tung oil.

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    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #158 on: April 18, 2020, 04:31:52 pm »
    More filler material.  Serious door cracks.  Need to weld but for now I'll drill ends of cracks.  When I have a mind to pull battery cables I have some screw holes to hit, along with these cracks.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #159 on: April 18, 2020, 04:55:54 pm »
    when you DO weld those kind of cracks , keep the process as cold as you can , or cracks will appear right next to your welds , it is a,  the material the door is made of problem .
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #160 on: April 18, 2020, 04:58:21 pm »
    Good to know.   Think I should find someone to TIG for me?  Or will a patient MIG with wet quench rag be OK?
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #161 on: April 19, 2020, 12:54:29 am »
    spot tac fill in . areas where you will not see , stitch tac only its not a matter of quench , its more don't get it hot at all .. or preheat and post heat which you can't do with sheetmetal ..... the slightly older trucks didn't do this , the 90's sometime it started .... a change in material used .   I can't answer you question directly , I know little/nothing about tig , barely kept up with mig when it became popular . all I'm sure of is you get what you pay for in machines ...
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #162 on: April 19, 2020, 06:31:59 am »
    I read on here about the crack-prone metal, maybe you posted it.  Exacerbated by PO who was sure the doors needed to be slammed REALLY hard.  And they do if one doesnt know that a $7 striker bolt will make them latch like new. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #163 on: April 19, 2020, 11:07:37 am »
    Done.  Not pretty, but didnt want to grind welds flush for vanity's sake.  It's not that kind of truck.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #164 on: April 19, 2020, 12:01:12 pm »
    napa has the door pannel clips .... looks fine . yes we discussed the cracking , heads together showed it was not just my truck ... thats a good thing about this site .... shared info ... 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #165 on: April 19, 2020, 12:10:03 pm »
    Door panels need a little more than just clips but that's a job for another time.  I've had some success stitching up cracks on similar plastics using an electric woodburning iron. Figure to stitch on the hidden side.  Need arm rests, too.  All of that is gingerbread stuff once it's reliable and safe.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #166 on: April 19, 2020, 12:59:05 pm »
    Door panels need a little more than just clips but that's a job for another time.

    Not sure how ratty your door panels are, but I trimmed mine because the bottoms were basically flapping around.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #167 on: April 19, 2020, 02:16:29 pm »
    Huh!  Nice that bottom inside steel skins appear somewhat solid based on your photo.  Mine has speaker hole (no speakers) and a vent hole.  Could cover vent hole with a speaker grill if I gonthat route.   Mine probably wont warrant such measures, though.

    Been cleaning and detailing interior while waiting on driveshaft and springs.  Old girl is looking pretty good inside! 
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    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #168 on: April 19, 2020, 02:23:17 pm »
    You don't even notice the vent when you paint the lower part black.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #169 on: April 19, 2020, 02:28:49 pm »
    Interior after some cleaning and Lucas interior cleaner.  Cant use Armor-All.  Pretty sure I overdosed on it in the 80's.  When I use it I still taste Old Milwaukee and Swisher Sweets. 

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    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #170 on: April 19, 2020, 05:05:03 pm »
    Removed about a mile of audio wire yesterday.  Old Guy doesnt need 2KW amp.  While dash panel was out I cleaned everything.  Stripped the wood instrument surround, applied Formby's rich mahogany stain, hand-rubbed several coats of tung oil.

    What do you mean it doesn't need a 2K watt amp?  :o  EVERY truck needs at least 600 watts, bigger is better. My old 78 TD convertible had 1000 watt 4 way amp for the 4  6x9 triaxle speaker and a 250 watt amp for the 10" bass bin.  ;D My diesel has an EQ, a 600w amp with 2 triaxle 6x9s and a 10" bass bin. That system has been in 4 different trucks.  ;D
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #171 on: April 19, 2020, 05:16:55 pm »
    I suppose yoy are the "pimp" then. 
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    « Reply #172 on: April 19, 2020, 06:39:03 pm »
    I suppose yoy are the "pimp" then.

    LOL.......  nope I just like good sound. Plus with a CTD it rattles and you need the power to be able to hear things. When I had the convertible TD I needed that much power because of the soft top.  ;)
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #173 on: April 20, 2020, 07:08:37 pm »
    Wipe bore with mineral spirits, test fit the new yoke.  Converting to Spicer. 

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #174 on: April 20, 2020, 07:11:41 pm »
    Smear a very thin coat of Ultra Black on seal OD.  Tap in, spring side facing inside.  Apply a little grease to the seal ID with Q-tip.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #175 on: April 20, 2020, 07:15:33 pm »
    Smear a little Ultra Black in the spline ID near the end.  Smear a little grease on the seal running surface of the yoke.  Smear a little Ultra Black on thrust surface of the nut, a little loctite on the nut threads.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #176 on: April 20, 2020, 07:19:32 pm »
    Gunned it on with air impact, which has tested to torque to 265 ft-lb or so on low setting by a dude on youtube.  I dont have a torque wrench that big.

    Once I install new springs and set pinion angle this lovely new Tom Wood double-cardan driveshaft goes in.

    Something I do that probably never matters is to mark u-joint caps so they remain in same position.  It really matters with main bearing caps and carrier bearing caps.  I doubt it matters one bit here but I do weird things.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #177 on: April 20, 2020, 08:33:59 pm »
    Now that's a driveshaft I'd put on my truck... oh wait, I did.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #178 on: April 23, 2020, 06:41:55 pm »
    Very.  Very.  Sessy.   :P

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #179 on: April 23, 2020, 06:45:21 pm »
    But now I need help from the laziest man in the room.  Front bokt is out.  Must I drop the tank skid plate?  Whats the trick?  I could NOT drop the tank but shimmy the axle to and fro and try to get it clear.  Then I'd have to disconnect shocks and brake lines, and...  lazy.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #180 on: April 23, 2020, 06:49:40 pm »
    Maybe remove u-bolts and jostle the spring around.  Who am I kidding.  I'm 49, bad shoulder, kids too young to mow grass let alone wraunch on an old truck with old dad.  Maybe just drop the skidder.  Thwn I'll see rust onnthe straps.  Next month truck frame is rolled out and I'm begging wife to tell a sad story to Chip Foose so he'll finish what I started. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #181 on: April 23, 2020, 08:28:05 pm »
    But now I need help from the laziest man in the room.  Front bokt is out.  Must I drop the tank skid plate?  Whats the trick?  I could NOT drop the tank but shimmy the axle to and fro and try to get it clear.  Then I'd have to disconnect shocks and brake lines, and...  lazy.

    Cut the bolt. Install new bolt from the other side.

    That's the first fuel tank skid plate I've seen on a Ramcharger.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #182 on: April 24, 2020, 12:15:41 pm »
    Agree.  Cut bolt put new one in from other side.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #183 on: April 25, 2020, 09:11:57 am »
    Springs are out.  De-rusting some hardware.   I like Evapo-Rust.  It's pH neutral so I dont have to be concerned for paint adhesion later.  Soak for a month, it wont harm the base metal.  Shackle on right has been soaking for about 14 hr.   

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #184 on: May 1, 2020, 06:14:19 pm »
    Still waiting on spring bolts and bushings.  Fixed hammered plastic bushing on rear hatch striker bolts. I think someone on here recommended fuel hose.  Seems to work, and cheap enough to replace if it doesnt last.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #185 on: May 2, 2020, 04:36:02 pm »
    Still waiting on spring bolts and bushings.  Fixed hammered plastic bushing on rear hatch striker bolts. I think someone on here recommended fuel hose.  Seems to work, and cheap enough to replace if it doesnt last.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #186 on: May 7, 2020, 05:20:59 am »
    SECOND attempt at shackle bushings and bolts also werent correct.  They were the "hat" shaped kind, accepted 5/8 bolts, and were 1.25" OD.  Problems are I'm not sure if hat brims would be too wide, which didnt matter because my shackles take 1.125" OD bushings.

    Rockauto lists 1" OD, 1.25" OD bushings.  I'm done.  I just ordered new shackles that come loaded with bushings.  Tired of having my garage packed full of Ramcharger on jackstands. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #187 on: July 13, 2020, 11:09:30 am »
    But now I need help from the laziest man in the room.  Front bokt is out.  Must I drop the tank skid plate?  Whats the trick?  I could NOT drop the tank but shimmy the axle to and fro and try to get it clear.  Then I'd have to disconnect shocks and brake lines, and...  lazy.



    FWIW, I just cut my bolts out and replaced from the other side :)
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #188 on: August 22, 2020, 11:51:41 am »
    Been away a while.  Fixing up reloading shed.  Back to the Ramcharger.  I do have new rear springs installed.  Seems decently level.  Here in TN most guys under 50 like ther front about 2" higher than rear.  When I first moved here I thought everyone was hauling gravel.

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

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #189 on: August 22, 2020, 11:55:09 am »
    Could use another 1.5 to 2 degrees on pinion.  Found a shop that'll weld on perches for not a terrible price so gonna snug everything up and take it down for them. 

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    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #190 on: August 22, 2020, 11:58:58 am »
    Have been unsuccessful at sealing passenger side valve cover.  This morning pulled it AGAIN and scraped clean AGAIN but I'm not messing with black felpro anymore.  They seem hard right out of the wrapper.  Gonna try silicon rubber. 
    92 Ramcharger
    360 TBI, auto, 241 t-case
    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #191 on: August 22, 2020, 01:07:02 pm »
    Could use another 1.5 to 2 degrees on pinion.  Found a shop that'll weld on perches for not a terrible price so gonna snug everything up and take it down for them.

    Be careful. I might leave that as-is. Or test it out for while longer. When the axle wraps under load, the pinion will rise to be inline. (depending on how sturdy your leafs are.)

    What you don't want is to start with it inline, and under load it wraps to angle the 'wrong' way. (My buddy setup his truck wrong like this, and could toss the rear shaft anytime his right foot wanted  :-X )
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #192 on: August 22, 2020, 02:43:33 pm »
    You male a good point.  Tom Wood who built driveshaft recommended about 4 degree difference to accommodate axle wrap.  I'm about 2 deg from that, including the 4 deg aluminum shims that came with spring pack.  And this is a brand new spring pair, which will settle some.  And RC is completely empty.  Maybe I'll run as-is until springs settle in a bit.

    About springs: my bushings have the factory style steel inner tubing that is wider than the bushing itself.  On the take-off springs that inner liner was firmly pinched between ears of the hangers.  I gunned down the spring bolts until these are likewise pinched.  I did this with vehicle weight on the springs.  Is this correct way?
    92 Ramcharger
    360 TBI, auto, 241 t-case
    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #193 on: August 22, 2020, 04:53:59 pm »
    yeah , those ears / the sleeve /and bolts are not suppose to be wear points , the rubber is suppose to twist . all that design becomes a question however when "we " install springs with a high arch that causes more rotation ...
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #194 on: August 23, 2020, 08:22:34 am »
    Waiting on Moroso valve cover gaskets before I can fire it up and test driveline for vibes.  Might as well drop that gas tank skid plate to see whats going on up in there.  No need for the jack, how much could it possibly weigh?

    Answer: about 50 pounds with the California crud packed inside it.

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

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #195 on: August 23, 2020, 08:41:29 am »
    Not bad.
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    360 TBI, auto, 241 t-case
    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #196 on: August 23, 2020, 03:21:34 pm »
    Pulled well-cracked plastichrome grill to access battery tray screws.  Are all aftermarket grill surrounds created equal?  Quite a spread on prices but all photos look the same.  Is one as good as the next?  Are ANY of them any good?  While its off I might as well change it out.
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    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #197 on: August 24, 2020, 11:20:18 am »
    Scraped, chipped, wheeled, sanded, washed, rinsed, sprayed with rust converter.  Because there is chance of gas wetting I'll spray with engine paint.  It seems significantly more resistant to oil and solvents and I have a can surplus to my needs. Converter says to topcoat after 24 hr so waiting game begins.
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    360 TBI, auto, 241 t-case
    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #198 on: August 25, 2020, 12:57:51 pm »
    Pulled well-cracked plastichrome grill to access battery tray screws.  Are all aftermarket grill surrounds created equal?  Quite a spread on prices but all photos look the same.  Is one as good as the next?  Are ANY of them any good?  While its off I might as well change it out.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #199 on: August 25, 2020, 01:33:04 pm »
    I'm OK without the branding. 
    92 Ramcharger
    360 TBI, auto, 241 t-case
    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5