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#498592 - September 21st 2011 6:44 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: lukester]
piscespokerbrat Offline
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Registered: June 13th 2011 11:39 pm
Posts: 1020
Loc: South Dakota
Originally Posted By: lukester
Sounds like a great price on the wheels/tires.
How long did the bushings take to install? looks like it could be a pain.


The drivers side was easy. The bolts for the bracket on the frame was all it took. I would say about 30 - 45 minutes. The passenger side, well.... bolts on the bracket faced the exhaust, therefore I couldnt undo the bracket on the frame unless I took my exhaust apart. So, I took the spring out, undid the shock from the arm, and popped it apart. Problem was popping it back together. Eventually after about 3 hours I got it. My method involved a jack under the I-beam, and a scissor jack pushing the beam back towards the hole. What a PIA it was!
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***UPDATED 12/14/11***

Shit for sale -
1987 Ford Econoline 300 six 4spd on the floor - $1,200
Impco CA100 Propane Carb (direct bolt to the slant 6 manifold) $100
1986 Extended Cab Mazda Truck - Runs, drives, smokes, rust free - $650
Leer Canopy - fits 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $350
Bedliner with "Mazda" for 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $100
Brand new Goodyear 235/75/15 Silent Armor tires $400

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#498593 - September 21st 2011 6:46 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: Reed]
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Registered: June 13th 2011 11:39 pm
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Loc: South Dakota
Originally Posted By: Reed
Rear axle seals- do you mean the ones on the outboard side by the brakes or the one behind the pinion on the middle of the axle? What axle do you have by the way? Do you know?


Outboard.. I found the guide on Autozone. I think I can do it. I am just worried if that bolt will break inside the pumpkin. I have heard that they can and will do. I think the axle is an 8.8. I am gonna go look at the tag on the pumpkin.
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Jeremy is my name, but most people refer to me as ASSHOLE!!

***UPDATED 12/14/11***

Shit for sale -
1987 Ford Econoline 300 six 4spd on the floor - $1,200
Impco CA100 Propane Carb (direct bolt to the slant 6 manifold) $100
1986 Extended Cab Mazda Truck - Runs, drives, smokes, rust free - $650
Leer Canopy - fits 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $350
Bedliner with "Mazda" for 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $100
Brand new Goodyear 235/75/15 Silent Armor tires $400

Free shit -
GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!!

Any info or pics needed, PM me please!



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#498603 - September 21st 2011 7:29 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
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Registered: June 13th 2011 11:39 pm
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Loc: South Dakota
It is indeed an 8.8 with 3.73 gears to boot!
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Jeremy is my name, but most people refer to me as ASSHOLE!!

***UPDATED 12/14/11***

Shit for sale -
1987 Ford Econoline 300 six 4spd on the floor - $1,200
Impco CA100 Propane Carb (direct bolt to the slant 6 manifold) $100
1986 Extended Cab Mazda Truck - Runs, drives, smokes, rust free - $650
Leer Canopy - fits 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $350
Bedliner with "Mazda" for 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $100
Brand new Goodyear 235/75/15 Silent Armor tires $400

Free shit -
GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!!

Any info or pics needed, PM me please!



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#498647 - September 21st 2011 11:06 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
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Registered: February 13th 2010 4:40 am
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If you had a come-along, changing out the radial arm bushings gets much easier.

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#499641 - September 25th 2011 12:03 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
piscespokerbrat Offline
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Registered: June 13th 2011 11:39 pm
Posts: 1020
Loc: South Dakota
Well I got the outboard seals changed yesterday. I'll upload pics later. I was concerned with the foam I saw inside the axle. Is this normal? Other than that, I think this was the easiest job I have done on the ol girl. Total it took me about an hour and a half or so.
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Jeremy is my name, but most people refer to me as ASSHOLE!!

***UPDATED 12/14/11***

Shit for sale -
1987 Ford Econoline 300 six 4spd on the floor - $1,200
Impco CA100 Propane Carb (direct bolt to the slant 6 manifold) $100
1986 Extended Cab Mazda Truck - Runs, drives, smokes, rust free - $650
Leer Canopy - fits 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $350
Bedliner with "Mazda" for 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $100
Brand new Goodyear 235/75/15 Silent Armor tires $400

Free shit -
GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!!

Any info or pics needed, PM me please!



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#499657 - September 25th 2011 1:42 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
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Registered: May 09th 2006 12:00 pm
Posts: 4460
Loc: Springfield, Illinois
foam isnt really normal, means water has gotten in there. Id probably change the rear end oil.
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#499688 - September 25th 2011 3:14 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
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Registered: June 13th 2011 11:39 pm
Posts: 1020
Loc: South Dakota
Ya, I used compressed air to blow the old oil through the axle tube as best as I could. I also scooped out as much as I could. All in all I would say I got 95%+ old out. She is full of good ol China Mart 80-90 gear oil now laugh The bearings on both sides looked great, and the axles themselves had no pitting, scarring, yellowing, etc..
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Jeremy is my name, but most people refer to me as ASSHOLE!!

***UPDATED 12/14/11***

Shit for sale -
1987 Ford Econoline 300 six 4spd on the floor - $1,200
Impco CA100 Propane Carb (direct bolt to the slant 6 manifold) $100
1986 Extended Cab Mazda Truck - Runs, drives, smokes, rust free - $650
Leer Canopy - fits 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $350
Bedliner with "Mazda" for 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $100
Brand new Goodyear 235/75/15 Silent Armor tires $400

Free shit -
GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!!

Any info or pics needed, PM me please!



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#499693 - September 25th 2011 3:42 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
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Loc: Lake City Florida, United Stat...


You keep going and your gonna rebuild your whole van in no time. lol
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#499729 - September 25th 2011 6:20 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: lukester]
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Registered: April 13th 2009 6:36 pm
Posts: 3464
Loc: Dixie, USA
Originally Posted By: lukester


You keep going and your gonna rebuild your whole van in no time. lol


....... yeah
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#499750 - September 25th 2011 7:35 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: lukester]
piscespokerbrat Offline
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Registered: June 13th 2011 11:39 pm
Posts: 1020
Loc: South Dakota
Originally Posted By: lukester


You keep going and your gonna rebuild your whole van in no time. lol


rofl

I know! I rattled off the list of things I did alone for the water pump (pump, thermostat and housing, coolant sensor, serpentine belt, both radiator hoses, radiator), and the guy at Napa raised an eyebrow at me. He said I should be good to go for awhile lol I think all this mechanical work I am doing will just help this thing stand the test of time.

Just wait, next weekend I am changing the shocks, pads, greasing the nipples around the front end, and repacking the front wheel bearings. Boy that sounded dirty.. lol ;-)
_________________________
Jeremy is my name, but most people refer to me as ASSHOLE!!

***UPDATED 12/14/11***

Shit for sale -
1987 Ford Econoline 300 six 4spd on the floor - $1,200
Impco CA100 Propane Carb (direct bolt to the slant 6 manifold) $100
1986 Extended Cab Mazda Truck - Runs, drives, smokes, rust free - $650
Leer Canopy - fits 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $350
Bedliner with "Mazda" for 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $100
Brand new Goodyear 235/75/15 Silent Armor tires $400

Free shit -
GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!!

Any info or pics needed, PM me please!



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