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3 hours ago, jay said:

 

 

3 hours ago, jay said:

One of the snaps broke in my deck cover...it's a tight fit.

Bestop sent me a repair kit under warranty, that should keep me going for a while LOL

 

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My Scout soft top is a really tight fit in one corner, unless it's 30 degrees C out.  I ended up using two screws, I can't pull it over quite far enough to hook properly.  Two because I thought they might take the load better and reduce the chance the canvas might tear. The screw heads rusted a nice tan khaki/camouflage colour, just like the canvas! My hillbilly skills at work, but infinitely cheaper than a new top that may be hard to come by/buy (pun intended)!

 

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Decided to tackle a few jobs in prep for it's mechanical safety test.

1st job, fix the fabrication error.

The Zuk didn't have any shocks or lower shock mounts when I got it, so I burned some mounts, but not thinking, I clocked them 90 degrees the wrong way, and the axle flex has destroyed the bushings.

I had some mounts ready to burn on, but I discovered shock space is millimeter tight on the tank side, so I had to make some 'spacers' to bring the mount outboard to clear the tank.

It kills me, but I might have to get some shorter shocks so they can clear the axle tube.

 

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Understood, but it's just on the downpipe, so it won't have fuel sitting in it..I'm ok with the risk, and TBH I think that's what it has installed on in right now :)

What I might do is use as much metal pipe as I can, then just use it to connect it all together.

I tried to find one that was fuel pipe, and the right size, but most were too small to fit over the tank inlet on the Zuk in the yard.

 

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Bought a tcase rebuild kit off ebay that stated "BEARINGS - 5 ( MADE IN JAPAN )", only to wait 5 weeks and have 4x "India" bearings arrive.

Needle bearings & seals were OEM Maruti , and the BIG bearing is a Koyo.

Sneaky seller changed the wording on the ebay listing and removed the 'Made in Japan' part......but luckily I printed a copy :cool:

 

So.....run the India bearings, or go through the hassle and wait of shipping it all back ?

 

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My opinion stop buying discount crap from ebay buy quality product from reputable company once and call it done . Don't get me wrong I purchase certain things from ebay but you take your chances . I usually do alot of research and still try to buy known good name products even on ebay . You have had nothing but trouble with your t case why add to that by putting cheap bearings in

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