wanna make another? lol...
That's some incredible fab work. Great job!You made it look easy!
VERY nice work
what type of material did you use to couple the two shafts together. I remember hearing that the first kicker3's had problems with the coupler so they went to chromoly to fix the problem
Pic of the 1/2" aluminum plate on the back of the Tracker tcase. Bolts in place of the rear section of the tcase, which was removed. It is also used to bolt the coupler for the tcases on.Pic of the seal reatainer that bolts to the aluminum plate and holds a seal for the Tracker tcase output shaft. I turned this out on a lathe.Pic of the widened tranny tunnel. Needs to be widened for the Tracker tranny and tcase to fit.Pic of the Samurai tcase twin-stick I made, to allow me to run the Tracker shift rod out the back of the Tracker tcase. You can see where the Tracker shift rod comes out of the plate on the rear of the tcase, in some of the pics above. To seal the area between the shift rod and the aluminum plate, I used an o-ring, backed by a brass washer that was held in place by a spring that came off the other shift rod in the Tracker tcase. I put the o-ring, washer, spring assembly on the shift rod and between the inner part of the tcase and the aluminum plate. This way the spring holds tension on the washer, which is pressing against the o-ring to seal up the area around where the shift rod comes through the aluminum plate.Pic of the coupler I made to join the Samurai 1.3 to the Tracker 5 speed tranny.Pic of the shifters, and how the upper tranny tunnel had to be cut for the Tracker tranny shifter, once I got everything installed. The shifter order from driver to passenger side is...Tracker H/N/L, Samurai H/N/L, Samurai 2WD/4WD. I already had the detent ball out of the samurai tcase, so I didn't have to split the case to do the twin-sticks.Pics of where I cut the Tracker shift rod off and how I routed/made the shifter for the Tracker tcase. To make the Tracker shifter, I cut a square notch (with angled corners) in the side of the Tracker shift rod, then I cut out a piece of 1/4" thick metal that has a square shaped "leg" on it. I drilled a hole through the top of this piece and welded it onto the shifter (you can see this in one of the pics). I then drilled a hole in some angle iron, for the shifter to fit in and pivot. I bolted this angle iron, after I shaped it a bit for clearance, onto the back of the Tracker tcase. It is positioned, so it holds the shifter handle "leg" in place against the shift rod.Pic of the triple-stick boot I am hoping to use. The one I have is too stiff and it will pull the shifters out of position, when shifting them. They are sending me a new boot that is supposedly not as stiff, so I hope that will fix the problem.
Just wondering if you uses a aftermarket output bearing on tracker case that has a seal where the oem is open to keep grease in or is it just covered by the coupler rear plate?
Did you do anything to hold the rear bearing into the tracker case? I see the have a snap ring that sits on a machined lip in the casting, but with the case modifications I am worried about the shaft trying to back out and creating undue slop and wear.
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