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#1056849 - 04/10/18 01:13 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Lance,

Do you think you'll be coming out to the CAM Challenge in Indiana again?


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#1056850 - 04/10/18 01:36 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: thepezking639]  
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I might for a fly on co-drive bit doubt I'd tow Barney all the way back for it. It's a long 3 day drive one way from here.

I am planning on going to the DriveAutoX event in Mineral Wells TX this Oct though. That format looks right up my alley for sure.


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#1057317 - 05/17/18 11:49 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Not really a Barney update but one that will make doing Barney updates a lot easier once again once finished....

Picked this up about noon today. It's a 9000 XLT 4 post drive on lift with 2 manual rolling jacks.

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In the Air Conditioned shop ready to unload.

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Most likely not OSHA approved method of lifting the 400# jacks off the trailer, but it worked...

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Getting the lift itself off was not bad. I put a car dolly under the front of it when loading it on trailer so all I did was lift the back of lift with engine hoist and drive the trailer out from under it. Once the dolly was near the end of the trailer I set the back end down on another dolly, lifted the front up with hoist then drove the trailer the rest of the way out. Here it is partially unpacked.

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About 2 hours total got me this far.

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I've recruited the neighbors kid to help me stand up the ends tomorrow then putting the rest of it together shouldn't be that big of a deal. Can't wait to be able to work on cars and trucks once again without laying on the ground...


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#1057318 - 05/18/18 04:44 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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I was hoping if I waited a few hours to reply there would be pictures of the car sitting on it.

How do you fasten it to the floor on the prestressed pad?

"laying on the ground" Pulled the driveshaft today to fix the xxxx leak at the slip yoke plug. Boy am I jealous!!!!!!
Bob

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#1057319 - 05/18/18 11:29 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Dont you scratch that floor!


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#1057324 - 05/18/18 03:24 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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It doesn't attach to the floor Bob, it just floats. The ramps and end pieces hold the posts in place.

Too late for that Mason, that ship sailed pretty early!!


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#1057328 - 05/18/18 06:37 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Time for lunch now...

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#1057338 - 05/19/18 05:22 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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I am truly impressed with this lift...HUGE improvement over the 7,000# Stingers we used from back in the day...

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Here is the clearance of the rolling jack under Barney

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#1057345 - 05/20/18 03:59 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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As I was laying under the car today, jackstands and a creeper in use, shop heater running, the thought of your lift kept running through my head. I'm tired of rolling around on the floor, to old for that anymore. I need to hit the lottery.

Nice lift. Watched the videos of the install on Advantage. Not a very difficult install and the fact you can roll it around to different locations is cool.
You should be close to being back to "normal" now.
YIPPEE!!!
Bob

#1057347 - 05/20/18 12:08 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Looks great, Lance, looks like you have plenty of room to move around. When I moved a couple years ago my garage space was cut in half so now I’m going through the permitting process to increase it.


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#1057350 - 05/20/18 02:34 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: FrankOC]  
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Originally Posted by mmc427ss
As I was laying under the car today, jackstands and a creeper in use, shop heater running, the thought of your lift kept running through my head. I'm tired of rolling around on the floor, to old for that anymore. I need to hit the lottery.

Nice lift. Watched the videos of the install on Advantage. Not a very difficult install and the fact you can roll it around to different locations is cool.
You should be close to being back to "normal" now.
YIPPEE!!!
Bob


Thanks Bob! I'm getting there... This lift is awesome so far...so big and stout, way better than the old 4 posts I'm used too. I highly recommend you find the loose change laying around and get one for yourself, you've earned it... smile

I have another 72" rolling tool\work bench arriving Tuesday...then I can finish sorting and storing my tools and start hanging things on the walls. I'm getting some of the Triton Louvered panels to hang my bolt bins on and some of their steel peg board as well for the rest of my stuff that needs hanging. These will all go along the wall on the other side of the lift. I can open Barney's door on that side all the wall and it's still about 8" from the wall.

http://www.tritonproducts.com/bins/louvered-panels/

http://www.tritonproducts.com/pegboards/locboard/locboard-boards/


Originally Posted by FrankOC
Looks great, Lance, looks like you have plenty of room to move around. When I moved a couple years ago my garage space was cut in half so now I’m going through the permitting process to increase it.


Thanks Frank, so far so good...can't wait to start working on projects out there. Good luck with your permitting and construction...hope it all goes smooth.


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#1057361 - 05/20/18 09:51 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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That looks like a nice lift, I like the rolling Jack! Did you leave your 2 post at your old house?



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#1057366 - 05/21/18 12:38 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Thanks!! Yes, this is a post tension floor so I can't drill into it to mount a two post.

I'm liking this setup so far, we'll see how I like it once I start doing suspension work though. Hopefully it'll be just fine.

The plan today is to use it a a huge, height adjustable work bench to sort out all my nuts, bolts, and other hanging hardware and tools. I have another rolling bench and some slick wall storage stuff showing up thus week.


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#1057368 - 05/21/18 04:16 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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There is plenty of room on the wall side of the lift. Here is Barney's door opened all the way up.

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I am going to hang my nut and bolt bins and steel peg board for all of my hanging tools and supplies along the wall in between the posts. They'll be 6-8" out from the wall so it seems like a perfect place to me.

Pretty much all of this on the worlds most expensive workbench will be hanging on the wall next to it in a day or so.

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#1057393 - 05/22/18 11:56 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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WOW... congrats on the new place/garage! I really like those polished floors you can't beat that finish, no chips or repainting. Didn't take you long to fill that up...

Post tension floor, do you have a basement under that shop?

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#1057394 - 05/23/18 12:02 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Thanks! Yeah, they are never big enough...are they? laugh


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#1057396 - 05/23/18 01:02 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Ron i think the post tension slab is because of the lack of deep footers needed in AZ and the soil underneath. Here in the north they probably wouldn't use that design for residential slabs, seems to be a SW thing. Don't they use PT when making concrete trusses and drop on slabs for bridges/buildings?
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#1057397 - 05/23/18 03:48 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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There are no footers at all here, basically the post tension slab just floats on top of the grade that is watered and packed down for days before they form it up and pour it..

Frankly, a lot of the things they do out here construction wise were different to me, but they seem to work so I just rolled with it.


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#1057433 - 05/26/18 03:09 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Man Lance , that's one hell of a set up, congrats!!! I go to Scottsdale all the time and love it!! You've worked hard and now it's come to full circle!!
Things are very different out there, but that's a good thing! ENJOY!!!!





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#1057436 - 05/26/18 03:36 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Thanks Ulli!! Let me know when you come out next time, we are only about 15 minutes from Scottsdale...would love to meet up.


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#1057694 - 06/09/18 03:51 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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So I picked up another tool to help dial in alignment settings...well two of them actually...

A set of Longacre turn plates...

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Working on a few more tools to outfit the new shop as well. Hopefully soon I'll have Barney back on the rack ready to fine tune a few things...


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#1057697 - 06/09/18 05:32 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Sweet. What i like is that they are so thin and can be used just by rolling the car onto them.

Now what you need to do is see what the AFX have for Ackermann at 20 degrees.
Bob

#1058135 - 07/06/18 05:44 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Bout time for a Barney upgrade...no? laugh

Just ordered a MMF front sway bar kit.

http://www.ronsuttonracetechnology.com/catalog/?page=204

I'm ready to put an end to this...once and for all...

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#1058145 - 07/07/18 08:26 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: thepezking639]  
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Originally Posted by thepezking639
Lance,

Do you think you'll be coming out to the CAM Challenge in Indiana again?



Booked the plane tickets and hotel room this week... I'm flying out and Co-Driving Aaron Oberle's awesome 1965 Chevelle (the G-Velle) at CAM East this year. I'm stoked... One of my favorite all time events.


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#1058146 - 07/07/18 08:41 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Ut oh... What's going on here?

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Finally getting a chance to do some overdue repair and maintenance on Barney. When I installed the new brakes last fall I noticed a fair amount of metal in the rear diff gear oil. I didn't have time to mess with it then so I just drained and refilled with fresh. This is what has kept me from running it on any road courses since then. Today was the day to find out what was going on.

Here is just what came off the drain plug...

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Thankfully, I'm pretty certain it is pinion shaft, crush collar or bearing related and not the locker or gears. You can feel the pinion bind up randomly when spinning it by hand, sometimes bad enough it's hard to turn by hand. The ring gear looks fine to me and there is no extra play anywhere I can find.

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This bearing on this end of the pinion looks fine, must be something further inside...

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This also gave me the chance to get used to doing work on my drive on lift. It's gone okay but I need a few short jack stands with pads on top to really help make it better. These rolling jacks don't have enough throw to fit under my frame and lift the car high enough in one shot and my jack stands are too tall to get under the frame with rolling jack all the way up. I made it work today but it could be much easier with shorter jack stands. Didn't hit my head on a ramp once either...


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