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post #11 of 60 (permalink) Old 10-08-16, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
I'm now in 4th gear with power to spare!
 
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You took on a massive job there. It doesn't help that you were sold a dodgy truck in the first place, good luck with the rest of the rebuild and the trading standards claim.
Thanks Keith.

In all honesty if not have taken it on had I have known the full extend of it.... But last welds going on now and it's just non chassis repairs from now.

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Did the last bit of welding and tons of tetra sealing today... New headlight bulbs in, new brake pipes, new Brake pads and painted calipers red, fuel tank and lines back in plus a few bits.... Tomorrow the exhaust pipe is being welded as split down it and flexible joint shot, offside brakes and alternator...

All that will be left then is oil change and half shaft seal... But for that I need to find some one with a hydraulic press near Plymouth.
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Over 4ft of chassis re-built, welded and strengthened on the near side!
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Finally finished Chassis re-build. Ended up cutting out 3/4 of the rear chassis and replacing.... All brake pads/shoes (bar rear nearside shoes due to half shaft seal) have been replaced. New alternator, lights interior and exterior, new touchscreen double din stereo, new checker plate rear step and sign writing on truck. Other bits done too (almost too many to list). Worked her hard this week including helping fell out some tree's leaning the wrong way that she helped pull against gravity with ease. I really want to look in to a winch bumper and winch for this purpose and also a snorkel.... can anyone point me in the right direction? I've never purchased a 4x4 winch before so don't know what specs are best or even price ranges etc.


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P.S Chassis repair took close to 50 man hours..... it was a baaaaaaaad Chassis but if anyone decided to go down the route I did please know you need to be an expert welder (I am not but fortunately have friends and family that are just level expert!) a pit or ramps and a lot of time/metal.
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The really good feedback regarding a winch is now in this post: Fitting a winch

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Great job on the chassis. Looking through the holes on the chassis it looks untreated. Will you be spraying a good coat of oil/wax down there?

I just receive some of Rich's plates today, and it's tub off time soon 😅.

Welding/bodywork is so labour intensive. You've saved a pretty packet there.

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Great job on the chassis. Looking through the holes on the chassis it looks untreated. Will you be spraying a good coat of oil/wax down there?

I just receive some of Rich's plates today, and it's tub off time soon 😅.

Welding/bodywork is so labour intensive. You've saved a pretty packet there.

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Yea I forgot to get pictures of everything tetrasealed.... The only bits I couldn't get were the bits o couldn't access without taking the tub off... Maybe a winter job!!

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Angry 4 wheel drive help please!

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So I need help please. I was towing my trailer up a steep hill and had to hill start passing a couple of cars a few times and my clutch started to smell so when I reached the steep junction I put it in 4lo to save clutch... A car then slowed and flashed me out and when I was half way across Rd with the trailer another car coming the other direction came speeding round the corner and started to bear down on me fast.... Instinctively (and to my detriment) I put my foot on the accelerator and reved the engine hard.... A horrible grinding sound came from beneath the gear stick and I pulled over to the side of the road to let car by.... I took the truck out of 4wd which it was reluctant to do and made my 60mile commute home..... I then swung by my father in laws place to pick his brains and when showing him the noise in 4lo the 4wd stopped and the 4wd warning light came on as wel as the chassis 4wd display dissapearing. Resigned to an issue I drive to Tesco to grab stuff for tea and when I came out the warning light had cancelled and the normal chassis indicator display had come on... Ok.... So....I thought I'd try seeing if 4wd worked.... I put it in 4Lo and crept forward and that grinding sound I talked about came back so I stopped and switched it off..... It (the truck) then proceeded to not let me out of 4wd and I had to do a couple of circuits of the car park (fretting I was on Tarmac in 4wd) to try and get it out. On one of the circuits on a sharp left hand turn a resistance from the front near side wheel built up so much (with clacking and other such noises) to the point even with a small amount of revs the truck stalled (twice).... I managed to straighten her up and coerced her in to 4hi and then sped up and managed to get her in to 2wd with a clunk..... Does this help isolate any problems? The grinding noise described seems to
Come from under the gear stick.... But also several noise from front near side wheel on lock. Is very strange.....

Any help would be so much appreciated!!!! PJosh

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There are two issues here;

The clutch burning smell is because it was slipping. This is because it is either wearing out or you were riding the clutch pedal.

The transfer box has a chain in it that has a oil pump tensioner. The horrendous noise you were hearing under the truck when in 4WD would be this chain slipping rattling over the sprockets.

When you were struggling to disengage 4wd did you try revering? Another trick is to jack up a wheel to allow the tension to release.

Regarding the clutch, you need to use it like an on/off switch when off road and as much as you can when towing to prevent any possible slip. If you are confident that you were not riding the clutch pedal (to give a smoother drive) the chances are the clutch is wearing out and it's time to think of a replacement clutch and flywheel.

Regarding the transfer box, check it's oil level. If that is fine, it might be the chain in it has stretched, killing the sprockets as well. It might be cheaper to fit a used transfer box than trying to fix the one on the truck.

Sorry, I'm sure it's not what you wanted to hear.
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and dont ever use 4lo on tarmac take it to some loose ground and try it there is a remote possibilty you were just hearing some windup in the transmission but it does sound like it has been damaged, the wheel noise will probably have been wheel slippage
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