Well, it's time I actually did something to the Spacecab.
part one: As some know, a few weeks ago I picked up a 1993 Amigo with a blown head gasket. Initially, I wanted to save it from the boneyard, maybe fix the head gasket and flip it. On getting it home and running (a new head gasket had been installed, but not correctly - copper coat everywhere), the body, while extremely straight, has some rust issues. I offered it in our classified section, but then decided to part it. Basically, it's become my own private boneyard
. I pulled the engine to rebuild later. My hood has a rust bubble - so the hood goes in the Spacer stash. My rear end had some slop, so I popped the rear out of the Amigo, and decided to swap axles, rotors and brakes while I was at it. Of course this was too much for the Subaru clan, while I'm doing this stuff, first, the wife gets a flat (while pulling Amigo rear), then I just dropped the fluid the Spacer axle and my daughter comes home "My A/C quit". Turns out the A/C quit because the balancer came apart and slung the belt. Got that fixed and did the Spacer swap today.
Almost forgot: in doing this job, a couple of things I learned from "The Gospel of Mark" (Squatch's build threads)
First: the long bolt on the diff housing (mine both came out easily) - be sure to use never seize on installation
Second: as Mark says "the caliper pins should be checked and greased about once a year".
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1991 LS Trooper 2.8 V6 5 speed conversion (Sold)
1989 LS Spacecab 2.6 5 speed 4x4 manual hubs, Rodeo torsion bars, extended shackles, 2" lift, K&N airfilter (drop in), dump bed conversion, burgundy interior change, warn brush bar.
Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years.http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=64060
The American dream is getting farther and farther away from the American.
If your wife has 5.00, and you have 20.00, your wife has...25.00
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