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Posted 4/9/2019 7:50:40 PM
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The past few days spent on this part of my DOJ/Justice League donor preparation has made for quite an impressive pile.

Completed removal of components, cables, wires, and tubes, code labeling those possibly relevant to reuse in the future construction of this build.


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Post #162927
Posted 4/19/2019 7:16:01 PM
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Finally found a few hours to spend on my DOJ/Justice League.
Removed the drive shafts today.
Reminder: Use chalk or a scribe to "index" the relationship of the drive shaft to the differential axle assembly mating flange or yoke. This ensures correct alignment when the driveshafts are reinstalled.
Why is this important? Because drive shafts are "balanced" to eliminate vibration.

Also coat the end of the driveshaft with grease and wrap with plastic bags and duct tape to keep out dirt and to avoid rust.

Next step: Remove the transmission.


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Post #162972
Posted 4/23/2019 8:07:06 PM
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Removed the transmission from my DOJ/Justice League donor vehicle today.
The adjustable load leveler on the hoist worked like a charm to balance the transmission.

Note of reminder: Make sure to use a jack with a block of wood under the rear of the oil pan to secure the balance of the engine. I also placed a block of wood forward against the bottom of the oil pan and on top of a steering support beam.
Otherwise you run the risk of the engine tipping in its motor mounts.

That leaves the engine to remove.
No hoisting brackets appear to be on the engine.


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Post #162988
Posted 4/24/2019 6:12:41 PM
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Spent a couple of hours on prepping the engine for removal from my donor.
Drained oil.
Drew a diagram of the serpentine belt pathway.
Removed the serpentine belt.
Removed the power steering pump.
Removed the alternator.
Remove the compressor for the air conditioner.

Note of reminder: Remember to make a diagram of the serpentine belt pathway before removing it.

No hoisting brackets appear to be on the engine.
So, I'll make some lifting tabs and bolt them to the engine.


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Post #162989
Posted 4/25/2019 1:57:32 PM
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Value of 20v dewalt 3/8" compact impact wrench/driver or other brands similar tools.

Also used a 20v dewalt 3/8" compact impact wrench/driver, 3" extension, universal joint, and 13, 14, 15, 16 MM six-point sockets.
90% of bolt fasteners on the Mexico built Dodge 3500 are 13, 14, 15, 16 MM six-point.
I figure this tool knocks out 90% my time and labor when doing socket work.
My donor Dodge 3500 was built in Mexico and everything is metric on the vehicle.

Actual removal time: Little less than one hour.
Removed the serpentine belt.
Removed the power steering pump.
Removed the alternator.
Remove the compressor for the air conditioner.
Post #162995
Posted 4/26/2019 9:49:46 PM
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Received several emails asking about my 20v Dewalt 3/8" compact impact wrench/driver.

Attached some photo-images of my 3/8 and 1/4 inch compact impact wrench drivers.

Unless I can't reach the bolt heads/nuts with my 3/8 and 1/4 inch compact impact wrench drivers I rarely use a socket ratchet or hand wrench except as a backer to stop the bolt from spinning.


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Post #162997
Posted 4/28/2019 8:16:40 PM
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Spent a few hours cutting and welding up this jig for removing the engine from my DOJ/Justice League donor Dodge 3500 truck.


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Post #162999
Posted 4/29/2019 7:16:35 PM
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Today, used engine hoisting jig to remove the engine from my DOJ/Justice League donor Dodge 3500 truck.


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Post #163005
Posted 4/30/2019 7:59:13 PM
Has NO LIFE!!

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Took a few photo-images of my Donor Dodge 3500 for my DOJ/Justice League batmobile photo-image log book.

Then on to the next phase. Re-conforming the original frame and adding additional structural elements.

Finally, time for some construction. vertigo


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Post #163011
Posted 5/1/2019 7:22:49 PM
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A good first step after donor preparation is to gather the following information.

Here are some high angle photo-images of the frame and a few key measurements.
WB: 140" Scale up increase ratio of relevant plastic model: 1 : 10.8 90%

End to end total length of frame measurement: 213" (17' - 9")

Center portion of frame width measurements:
Inside: 36-1/2" Outside: 39-1/2"

Center portion of frame height from floor:
To bottom of frame: 15" To top of frame: 22-1/2"

Back portion of frame height from floor:
To bottom of frame: 25-1/2" To top of frame: 31-1/4"

Front of frame: Outside: 39-1/2"

Dually rear tires: Outside to outside measurement: 96" (8-feet)

Front tires: Outside to outside measurement: 80" (6-feet 8-inches)
Inside of wheels reversed to outside: 100" (8-feet 4-inches)


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