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Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
« Reply #200 on: September 4, 2020, 06:09:57 pm »
Ready to close up.  Twirl a 1/4 bit in there to drag out trash and RTV. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #201 on: September 4, 2020, 06:16:06 pm »
    Two dots on housing and adjuster.  Dont see peen marks on caps, maybe not where I can see them.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #202 on: September 5, 2020, 06:24:27 pm »
    Gave up on FelPro valve cover gaskets, installing Moroso silicon rubber.  Since gaskets arent glued to lids I installed gaskets on hacked off 1/4-20 screws, then install lids, then remove studs and replace with valve cover screws.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #203 on: September 5, 2020, 07:55:25 pm »
    Success!  Valve covers dry as a popcorn fart.  Drove around the yard just now, ran awful at first due to a very small and loose ground connection to the radiator support, which is very odd.  Makes me think I need to add some ground straps.

    Tomorrow is road test for driveline vibes after changing to double cardan.  Math shows I need a couple of degrees, we'll see how it goes.  New springs will settle some, maybe OK as-is. 

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #204 on: September 6, 2020, 08:44:51 am »
    Oil pressure and fuel gauges dont seem to be registering anything.  Honestly, havent driven enough before parking to say whether they ever did.  I dont think I went deep enough into the dash to knock anything loose when I changed turn signal switch.  Seems suspect that both gauges on right side dont work.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #205 on: September 6, 2020, 05:40:33 pm »
    False alarm. All gauges are working.  Gas was near empty and oil pressure is toward low end but not alarmingly so.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #206 on: September 6, 2020, 06:31:42 pm »
    False alarm. All gauges are working.  Gas was near empty and oil pressure is toward low end but not alarmingly so.
    It's nice when things work right.
    Don't expect that to happen ever again.  ;D
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #207 on: September 6, 2020, 06:44:45 pm »
    I have to wonder if I was seeing things, or if it was actually bottomed out from sitting a few months.  Wouldnt expect to lose prime in a few months.  Should I?  She never rattled or knocked so I'm not worried.  I only drove around the yard with the boy a few minutes.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #208 on: September 7, 2020, 08:23:14 am »
    Now that I fixed the massive passenger cover leak I detected some light smoking from drivers side valve cover.  Here are the dowels I use to lay down the gasket, keeping screw holes aligned.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #209 on: September 7, 2020, 08:33:19 am »
    Gasket on.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #210 on: September 7, 2020, 08:43:13 am »
    odd you had to go in the dash for a turn signal switch anyway ... poor grounds will effect gauges ...
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #211 on: September 7, 2020, 09:33:11 am »
    I think maybe to get hands on the harness connection?
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #212 on: September 8, 2020, 01:09:03 am »
    each gauge has a sender , each sender is really each gauges PATH to ground . so the temp sender is a controlled ground , the oil pressure sender is a controlled path to ground , the fuel float in the tank is a controlled path to ground , all are independent OF each other EXCEPT that the ground from the battery to chassis, engine, body , is the same , SOO if ALL gauges read "OFF" you need to check where the engine ( oil pressure) , the fuel sender ( fuel gauge) all get their path to the battery - neg post .  the plug on the dash cluster , holds the independent sender's grounds and 1 common power from the tin box plugged into the cluster , a pulsing 5 volts to all the gauges
    ( except the voltmeter..)
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #213 on: September 8, 2020, 01:52:58 pm »
    each gauge has a sender , each sender is really each gauges PATH to ground . so the temp sender is a controlled ground , the oil pressure sender is a controlled path to ground , the fuel float in the tank is a controlled path to ground , all are independent OF each other EXCEPT that the ground from the battery to chassis, engine, body , is the same , SOO if ALL gauges read "OFF" you need to check where the engine ( oil pressure) , the fuel sender ( fuel gauge) all get their path to the battery - neg post .  the plug on the dash cluster , holds the independent sender's grounds and 1 common power from the tin box plugged into the cluster , a pulsing 5 volts to all the gauges
    ( except the voltmeter..)
    Sometimes that old fashioned 5 volt pulser goes bad. Then it will either drag those gauges down or kick them up high and destroy them.  That thing is very archaic. I have an article from Mopar Action where Rick Erenburge makes one out of a diode and some resisters. Also Redline Gauge Works http://redlinegaugeworks.com/products   makes a nice unit that plugs right in... looks stock but has the latest electronics inside of it.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #214 on: September 8, 2020, 06:28:56 pm »
    Drove 30 min to work today.   Was good to USE is!  Been parked since purchased in Feb except for two short trips.   I'm happy with driveshaft vibes so will let springs settle and recheck angles.  Next project is getting a danged exhaust under this thing.  If I hadnt moved I'd be dropping it off at E&E Welding and Exhaust for a custom stainless single with a Flowmaster 50, maybe 60.  They built a beauty exhaust for my CJ5, I think I paid $350 (I bought the muffler).  Doubt I can find a shop to do an exhaust for anywhere close to that today.

    I want quiet because I want to install my quad-band ham radio in here and a CB.   And I like to hear the quiet things that might alert me to a mechanical problem.  And I want to be able to drive all day without my head ringing.   And I'm preparing to become "old" 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #215 on: September 8, 2020, 06:31:15 pm »
    Love this thing!
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #216 on: September 9, 2020, 11:14:31 am »
    Love this thing!
    What's not to love!  ;D
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #217 on: September 12, 2020, 10:47:28 am »
    Have a few cracks on my driver's side door panel.  Figured I'd take a try at repairing them.  Here is the only exposed crack you can see but there are a few other issues that I need to fix.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #218 on: September 12, 2020, 10:51:59 am »
    Clean away grime from crack.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #219 on: September 12, 2020, 10:55:22 am »
    Using a woodburner, not soldering iron.  Soldering iron is too hot.  The woodburner is arguably too hot as well.  I could put a rheostat on the power line but I wont.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #220 on: September 12, 2020, 10:57:39 am »
    Stabilize the crack somehow.  In this case tape. 

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #221 on: September 12, 2020, 11:01:59 am »
    I'm jabbing a chisel tip into plastic at an angle like laying railroad ties.  As with welding metal you need penetration.  I'm tryingnto get at least 3/4 the thickness of the plastic. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #222 on: September 12, 2020, 11:27:29 am »
    Stitched entire length of crack.  Mixed up some Plast-Aid, which I know will not chemically bond but should get a decent mechanical bond to the stitches. 

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #223 on: September 13, 2020, 07:30:55 am »
    Question on arm rests.  Are they held on only with the three screws or was some adhesive used as well?  PO obviously tried crazy glue.  He used about an ounce of it but maybe 10% was actually contacted the panel and arm rest.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #224 on: September 13, 2020, 09:20:02 am »
    Hinge cover pretty well spidered.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #225 on: September 13, 2020, 09:23:16 am »
    First pass.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #226 on: September 13, 2020, 09:32:15 am »
    Second pass.  If I wasnt going to back the repair with Plast-Aid I'd change to a flat broad tip and smooth the stitches.  But I'll pour on a runny mix so the extra grip of the stitches is a good thing.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #227 on: September 13, 2020, 09:37:46 am »
    Poured a runny mix over stitches.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #228 on: September 13, 2020, 07:59:00 pm »
    If you get a chance, look at the actual plastic welders, they use a small stream of hot air works great, and better then trying to dab with a hot tip of metal.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #229 on: September 15, 2020, 05:39:37 am »
    Checked torque on axle u-bolts.  Surprised how much movement I got.  PSA: recheck torque after 100 mi or so, and again at 200 mi when you change springs or u-bolts.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #230 on: September 15, 2020, 06:00:58 pm »
    Seems like this screw is a major structural element that holds the panel tight to the door when pulling it closed.  As you can see the screw hole is pulled out.  Without this screw the wire clips are taking all of the load.  I suspect this is why some of wire clips have cracked their plastic mountings.  Of all the attachment points this one seems most important, and mine is messed up.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #231 on: September 15, 2020, 06:26:39 pm »
    Prepped to pour a plug into bottom of hole.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #232 on: September 15, 2020, 06:31:42 pm »
    Poured in slug of plastic snot, removed masking.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #233 on: September 15, 2020, 06:51:13 pm »
    Plast-Aid does NOT bond to door panel plastic (polyethylene, I believe).   But I just need some structure for the screw head to clamp to.  I roughed up the bore with Dremel stone to give some mechanical grip to keep plug in place until screwed down.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #234 on: September 15, 2020, 07:53:38 pm »
    Drilled.  Done.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #235 on: September 16, 2020, 09:40:43 pm »
    Drilled.  Done.
    Good stuff.
    JB Weld works good in those applications too.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #236 on: September 19, 2020, 08:52:42 am »
    Waiting on LMC arm rests before going further with door panels.  Truck stalled a while back in BK parking lot, 90-deg day, idling for about 20 min with AC on.  Wouldn't restart until I came back a few hours later, and fired right up.  Seems like classic distributor pickup heat-induced failure so I'll be changing that this morning.

    Small screw retaining the pickup are impossible to reach with a straight screwdriver.  I put a flat bit in my 1/4 ratchet but after slipping off screw head thrice (and falling through to the floor) I put this together.  Taped bit into socket:


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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #237 on: September 19, 2020, 08:54:38 am »
    Then slipped a chunk of hose over that
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #238 on: September 19, 2020, 08:56:03 am »
    No slip

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #239 on: September 19, 2020, 10:36:04 am »
    Done. Slightly smoother idle, hopefully no further hot stalls.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #240 on: September 19, 2020, 02:16:29 pm »
    Waiting on LMC arm rests before going further with door panels.  Truck stalled a while back in BK parking lot, 90-deg day, idling for about 20 min with AC on.  Wouldn't restart until I came back a few hours later, and fired right up.  Seems like classic distributor pickup heat-induced failure so I'll be changing that this morning.

    Small screw retaining the pickup are impossible to reach with a straight screwdriver.  I put a flat bit in my 1/4 ratchet but after slipping off screw head thrice (and falling through to the floor) I put this together.  Taped bit into socket:
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #241 on: September 23, 2020, 06:25:54 pm »
    LMC arm rests installed.  Panel reinstalled with ALL of the clips and screws.  Looks good, closes quietly.  Driver's door next.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #242 on: September 23, 2020, 10:13:23 pm »
    LMC arm rests installed.  Panel reinstalled with ALL of the clips and screws.  Looks good, closes quietly.  Driver's door next.
    Nice. Looks like new!
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #243 on: September 26, 2020, 08:54:34 am »
    Pulled drivers panel.  Clip holes across the top are rutted from the wire clips and the support tab for mirror is cracked through.  Might as well tack it together and fill the grooved in clip holes while I have it apart.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #244 on: September 26, 2020, 10:06:45 am »
    More cracks around the door latch.  Dude was really slamming it shut hard due to worn out striker bolt.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #245 on: September 26, 2020, 05:48:46 pm »
    Driver's side done.  Had to sneak in an extra screw to keep it pulled up tight because the inner steel panel was slightly bowed inboard.  MUCH less rattley.  A 6x9 speaker was laying disconnected in bottom of door.

    I also disconnected the power door lock that didnt work but prevented unlocking with key.  Works great now manually.



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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #246 on: September 26, 2020, 05:50:42 pm »
    On both doors I used stainless screws and finishing washers to tie down the lower panels where hidden screws used to be.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #247 on: September 26, 2020, 05:57:04 pm »
    The LMC arm rests are durably made but the forward of the three screw holes dont fit well.  Had to dremel off the lumps to fit, and for driver's door had to get creative to redrill new holes. The good thing is the arm rests are molded over a sheet steel piece so one has options to drill additional screw holes.  Overall I'd say I'm OK with value because I can make stuff work and my truck is otherwise pretty nice.  I wouldnt spend that kind of money on a rougher truck, though.   I appreciate that LMC bothers to market these for a very small customer base.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #248 on: September 26, 2020, 10:56:48 pm »
    It's great your fixing these things. It's nice to have things work like there supposed to.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Door Panel Plastic Welding Repair
    « Reply #249 on: September 27, 2020, 02:00:33 am »
    The LMC arm rests are durably made but the forward of the three screw holes dont fit well.  Had to dremel off the lumps to fit, and for driver's door had to get creative to redrill new holes. The good thing is the arm rests are molded over a sheet steel piece so one has options to drill additional screw holes.  Overall I'd say I'm OK with value because I can make stuff work and my truck is otherwise pretty nice.  I wouldnt spend that kind of money on a rougher truck, though.   I appreciate that LMC bothers to market these for a very small customer base.

     yeah , but at what price ? damd expensive for what they are ....then you say they didn't fit right ?
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