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Four wheel drive, four wheel steer ranger with a lift kit? :teasing-signhere:

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other than posting this, the video pretty well gets you to where I want to share at the moment.

 

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It's a 4wd conversion for my C-101, It took a long time to find an axle that was suitable. A few of the UK guys know I've talked about this and my other project for well over a year so I know what I need to tackle.

 

To save time stripping and working on my C-101 I'm working on a bare chassis to build the kit. The front end is now done but for the 4wd selector which is the tab on the underside of the diff.

 

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The rear drive has been started - I now need to make the transfer box which needs to increase the gearing from the back to front by about 2.5:1.

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I see the pulley now. Never mind.

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We want more, please!  :wwp: 

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Here you go,

Firstly a shot of the 4wd selector linkage

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And a shot modifying the brake drum to take a drive sprocket.

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Hey Mark..

this is going to be awesome... cant wait to see it in action plowing snow!!!!

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Come on Mark... We need to see more of this project.. :D

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slow progress at the moment guys, firstly work is getting in the way :(

secondly I've a trapped nerve in my hip meaning I can't stand up or sit down without a lot of discomfort. It's called piraformis syndrome - ironically it affects mainly athletes (which I'm not) :D

Managed to fab the adjustable steering end stops on saturday and weld them on, which was about it - sorry no pics!

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Here's a small update...

Firstly the adjustable steering end stops

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Steering setup from the back, re using as much of the original as possible

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All adjustable with almost no bump steer.

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No idea how heavy this thing is going to be on steering though....

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Good to see some more progress Mark, I hope your trapped nerve sorts it's self out soon.

A thought on the (maybe) heavy steering.. You could always fit electric power steering. The kind that operates on the steering column.. If you use a system out of a Fiat Punto you could even install the "girly mode" button that would make the steering so light a gentle breeze could make the wheels turn :)

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Good to see some more progress Mark, I hope your trapped nerve sorts it's self out soon.

You could always fit electric power steering. The kind that operates on the steering column.. If you use a system out of a Fiat Punto you could even install the "girly mode" button 

 

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Oh laugh!. I nearly bought my own Beer!. ..........................Is there a place for one of those on a WH?.

 

I'm Amazed at the strength of the Yorkshire dead leaf holding up the L/H front corner in Mark's 3rd pic from yesterday! 

 

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Hope your back fixes quick Mark. Don't overdo it. Great progress and liking it :handgestures-thumbup:  

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Good to see some more progress Mark, I hope your trapped nerve sorts it's self out soon.

A thought on the (maybe) heavy steering.. You could always fit electric power steering. The kind that operates on the steering column.. If you use a system out of a Fiat Punto you could even install the "girly mode" button that would make the steering so light a gentle breeze could make the wheels turn :)

I have already thought of electric power steering for bendy... However I can't find a unit that doesn't run through the ecu, which makes it tricky!

Girly mode... Pah! :P

Good to see some more progress Mark, I hope your trapped nerve sorts it's self out soon.

You could always fit electric power steering. The kind that operates on the steering column.. If you use a system out of a Fiat Punto you could even install the "girly mode" button 

 

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Oh laugh!. I nearly bought my own Beer!. ..........................Is there a place for one of those on a WH?.

 

I'm Amazed at the strength of the Yorkshire dead leaf holding up the L/H front corner in Mark's 3rd pic from yesterday! 

 

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Hope your back fixes quick Mark. Don't overdo it. Great progress and liking it :handgestures-thumbup:

Thanks Richard, never spotted the leaf :D

Might be coming to you for some lathe advice... Looking for the simplest way to cut key ways using a myford ML7 and I think you might be the man.

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Good to see some more progress Mark, I hope your trapped nerve sorts it's self out soon.

You could always fit electric power steering. The kind that operates on the steering column.. If you use a system out of a Fiat Punto you could even install the "girly mode" button 

 

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Oh laugh!. I nearly bought my own Beer!. ..........................Is there a place for one of those on a WH?.

 

 

 

Hehe, nah I don't expect there is Richard... Unless a seriously overloaded front end loaded is used :D

 

 

 

 

Good to see some more progress Mark, I hope your trapped nerve sorts it's self out soon.

A thought on the (maybe) heavy steering.. You could always fit electric power steering. The kind that operates on the steering column.. If you use a system out of a Fiat Punto you could even install the "girly mode" button that would make the steering so light a gentle breeze could make the wheels turn :)

I have already thought of electric power steering for bendy... However I can't find a unit that doesn't run through the ecu, which makes it tricky!

Girly mode... Pah! :P

 

 

All you need is a high tech ZX81 to plug it into Mark :lol:

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Another wee update, I was busy last weekend on rally GB, but managed to do a little more work on the lathe...

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A new pin for the axle - beefed up and with a grease nipple in the end to save crawling underneath.

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Bigger update this time :D

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Can you tell what comes next...

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It lives.... :D :D

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And the new hood decal, just in case the all wheel drive wasn't obvious

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Next step is to start on the rear transfer box.

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thanks guys

 

a few pictures this morning in the daylight...

 

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can you have too much front axle articulation?

 

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