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 Ed's truck upgrades and repairs 
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I thought it was time to move on from the body swap thread.

The last trip I didn't even make it to the four lane. We were going up to close trails November 1st, that's when they close each year. Two leafs on the drivers side rear broke on the way, so I left the truck at the Prather Ranger Station and rode with someone. I ordered new ones the next day, and they showed up a few days ago. I've been painting them yesterday and today, should finish tomorrow. I pressure washed the ones on the truck yesterday too. It's always "something", they have been on there nine years though.

The new ones were built by Eaton Detroit Spring, the OEM provider to IH back in the day. So they already have the specs. These are three inches over stock, and military wrap. Identical to the ones I had them make nine years ago. I'm not sure it's a premature break the way I use it. I had also taken out a leaf or two to try and make them flex better, that probably contributed. I think I will leave them intact this time, I also use the truck to haul fire wood.


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November 20th, 2016, 11:39 pm
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Did the main leaf break?

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November 21st, 2016, 8:23 am
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No, the bottom ones broke. I'll get pictures when I can. Kinda weird, the front springs broke very differently. I have new main leafs I had made nine years ago, but didn't need them.

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November 21st, 2016, 10:36 am
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Not quite enough light for the picture, but you can still make it out. The bottom three leaves are gone, well one's hanging down.


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November 21st, 2016, 3:37 pm
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Got the drivers side rear spring mostly installed today, still need to put the u bolt nuts on and tighten. Now it sits a little higher than the other side. Seems odd to see it that high.


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December 12th, 2016, 9:07 pm
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It's funny to me that I never saw broken leaves before I started wrenching on older stuff! Just surprising to see them come apart!

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December 13th, 2016, 12:28 pm
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Where to put the lights? I can make brackets if needed.


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December 24th, 2016, 2:41 pm
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I've still been trying to work out the death wobble. I've made improvements, but obviously havn't found everything. The passenger side tie rod heims joint was a little sloppy, I replaced both of them. The drivers side knuckle was a little loose too, I removed two thin shims and gave it a little preload. I drove it a couple days without problems, then went on a road I knew would trigger it if anything would. It did it twice, but not anywhere near as bad. I'm thinking of adding a steering stabilizer. One isn't available for a Dana 70, I can order one for a 60 and get bigger u bolts for the bigger axle tube. Might have to make new brackets too. I also lowered the front tire pressure from 35 to 30 after the last drive, that should help. We have a snow run coming up Saturday, I'm hoping to have it ready.

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Your leafed in the front right? Don't forget to check shackle bushings and pandhard mounts.

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January 11th, 2017, 4:12 pm
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I don't know what a panhard mount is, I'm guessing that means I don't have one. I was reminded of checking spring bushings when I bought the steering stabilizer today, pretty knowledgable people where I got it. I already went by the hardware store and got bigger u bolts for it too, they don't seem to make one for a D70. The brackets have big enough slots though. One thing I might have to do is extend the brackets out more, the knuckle arms the tie rod attaches to are longer on an IH.

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January 11th, 2017, 6:03 pm
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Steering stabilizer may mask the problem but it's not the problem. I'm not saying it's a bad idea just that it's not the problem.

I've had no steering stablizer for many years on 2 different suspensions that i built. I've had death wobble twice and both times were obvious problems: blown ball joint once and loose track bar heim the other.

Many front leave rigs don't have a pan hard / track bar and manage fine without it.

Personally I'd dig through things a bit more before slapping on the steering stablizer. Leaf and shackle bushings seem like a good starting point if you haven't already.

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January 11th, 2017, 9:06 pm
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Death wobble is so violent it can cause more things that will cause death wobble. So I wouldn't mind having something to prevent it next time something wears out. But like you say it will mask the problem, so I will need to keep a better eye on it.

I think leaf and shackle bushings are the last likely cause. I have at least some of them on hand.

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January 11th, 2017, 10:04 pm
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A Scout II friend was over a while ago. He turned the steering wheel back and forth while I looked at the springs, there was only very slight flinching. I'm still not ruling it out, I'll take it apart when I can and look at it. It's raining now, and pretty wet out there.

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January 12th, 2017, 2:19 pm
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The rain stopped long enough for me to get the stabilizer on there to see how it's going to work, there's way too much space between the tie rod and the axle housing to use the brackets the way they are. With the shock mounted directly above the tie rod, the axle bracket needs to extend out 4-1/4" (hole to hole). It won't be as much if I can put the shock behind the tie rod, I need to turn the wheels all the way and see if there's room in front of the differential. I'm thinking I will put another clamp on the axle tube several inches away, to brace the bracket (with a piece of metal going over at an angle). That's a long way to stick it out there otherwise. Another thing that occurred to me is that I might need a shock with longer travel, since the arms on the knuckle stick out further.


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January 12th, 2017, 10:31 pm
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Well, it's on there.


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