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Austin

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Those things are notorious for swelled brake hoses that don't let the brake fluid out of the cylinder.

Did you try cracking the lines right at the cylinder before removing drums?

Also, while you've got all your shit out, change the clutch throwout bearing and make sure the new one is full of grease. It's a bitch to grease.
I did not try that, good to know.

Yea I noticed that right off the bat the bearing looks like shit. I felt like it could be by the way the pedal felt.
 

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I did not try that, good to know.

Yea I noticed that right off the bat the bearing looks like shit. I felt like it could be by the way the pedal felt.
Greasing it through the inspection port sounds like fun, I'm looking forward to it :laughing:

 

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With the brake drums off the thing rolled super easy so I rolled it outside and power washed it. Lots of Johnson Valley still hidden in the books and crannies. Once I got it back in I got tranny pulled and set up to work on.

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When I pulled the boot off of the rear torque tube damn near a cup of water poured out. I was a little worried what waited on the inside of the tranny. I drained the fluid and it looked nice and new still, no water like when I drained the motor oil. I pulled the plate for the PTO and got a good look inside. There is a bit of rust in some spots though none of it looks to be anywhere gears are meshed up. I’ve never opened or worked on this transmission (or any other aside from a Jeep T18) so I’m not sure what to make of it…..

 

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Also, while you've got all your shit out, change the clutch throwout bearing and make sure the new one is full of grease. It's a bitch to grease.

Mine actually looks decent, can’t believe they don’t have a way to seal this.

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Still going to replace it :smokin:
 

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mogs are bad ass,

still kick myself in the ass for not getting to the factory in Germany and taking a ride in one on their factory off road course, just could not get the family's and my schedule to line up with going there.

too cool by the way.
 

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After nearly 5mo of travel, finally got the new cab here…..
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That center console looks like a slice of one bank of a mockup of a V8. What does that 'valve cover' lookin' thingy cover?

Fuckin' cool build BTW, not that you need my validation.:laughing:
 

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What's it like riding in one of those long distance? About the same as any other box truck? I've never driven a cab-over for more than a few local delivery runs.

Are you going to leave the roof on? I know you mentioned wanting it to be a 4 door someday (which I think would be super cool). Any other interior/comfort mods or is the cab staying stock?
 

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Nice cab! Is it going to be “Irate” green?
Not sure yet

Gonna be ready for KOH, right?????
I am sure it will be ready for SOME KOH :grinpimp:
Yes and Yes

At the rate I’m going it may miss ‘23
Could I get some detail pics of the ring mount?
The hatch on top?

What's it like riding in one of those long distance? About the same as any other box truck? I've never driven a cab-over for more than a few local delivery runs.

Are you going to leave the roof on? I know you mentioned wanting it to be a 4 door someday (which I think would be super cool). Any other interior/comfort mods or is the cab staying stock?
I wouldn’t know, never ran long enough 🤣

I don’t think you ride 404s very long/far unless your enlisted and ordered to. They are not the most comfy and are slow.

Already ditching the 4 door idea because this is a shorter than most 404. If I did 3/4 of it would be cab and look funny. I need to have a few more beers while looking at it, but it definitely needs an extended cab. 1.5-2’ or so. They feel much tighter inside than the cabriolet version. My RPR seat sits almost off the front of the original seat mounts because of the high back hitting the back wall. Originally these had a 1 person bench type seat
 

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Not much too it, hinge on one side and rubber strap on the other….

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I believe that is to comply with euro farm equipment safety standards.

One of the best ways to spot an imported tractor from the 70s-80s is if it has the roof escape hatch.
 

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Interesting. Thanks.

I believe that is to comply with euro farm equipment safety standards.

One of the best ways to spot an imported tractor from the 70s-80s is if it has the roof escape hatch.
This was off of a firetruck so possibly. Obviously theft wasn't an issue back then. I'll have to add a locking mechanism.

It's low on the priority list but I see a Humvee turret with a T-Shirt cannon there in the future
 
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