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Joey83

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Took a small anglegrinder to the 14 small remaining screws that were left after I removed the roofrails a while back.

I also covered up the exposed metal with some paint and am planning on getting the roof resprayed either gloss or matt black next year as I also want to remove the antenna and weld that hole shut and fit a couple strips of aluminium to where the roofrails used to be.

I want a cleaner look to my car as I want it to be different from all the other 1st generation Hyundai Tucsons on the road.

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Lanlubber

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Took a small angregrinder to the 14 small remaining screws that were left after I removed the roofrails a while back.

I also covered up the exposed metal with some paint and am planning on getting the roof resprayed either gloss or matt black next year as I also want to remove the antenna and weld that hole shut and fit a couple strips of aluminium to where the roofrails used to be.

I want a cleaner look to my car as I want it to be different from all the other 1st generation Hyundai Tucsons on the road.

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Your the only one who will ever see the difference. Beauty is in the eye's of the beholder !
 

tsteb112

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Tore apart the rear axle today to find and fix the ARB locker. This is the 4th or 5th time I’ve had the axle apart in about as many months. Leak was coming from inside the locker this time so took out the carrier, tore the locker all apart and cleaned everything to be brand new looking. Replaced the ring gear bolts because there was sand all in the threads, replaced the seal housing o rings and the bonded seal. All is good now finally.

The front will be tackled next weekend. Front has bigger issues. Copper line got blown into the diff and ring gear caught it and shredded it and broke the seal housing. Some pics from this weekend.



 

Lanlubber

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Tore apart the rear axle today to find and fix the ARB locker. This is the 4th or 5th time I’ve had the axle apart in about as many months. Leak was coming from inside the locker this time so took out the carrier, tore the locker all apart and cleaned everything to be brand new looking. Replaced the ring gear bolts because there was sand all in the threads, replaced the seal housing o rings and the bonded seal. All is good now finally.

The front will be tackled next weekend. Front has bigger issues. Copper line got blown into the diff and ring gear caught it and shredded it and broke the seal housing. Some pics from this weekend.



You must be a professional because that was a job for one in my book. Congrats are in order.
 
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Tore apart the rear axle today to find and fix the ARB locker. This is the 4th or 5th time I’ve had the axle apart in about as many months. Leak was coming from inside the locker this time so took out the carrier, tore the locker all apart and cleaned everything to be brand new looking. Replaced the ring gear bolts because there was sand all in the threads, replaced the seal housing o rings and the bonded seal. All is good now finally.

The front will be tackled next weekend. Front has bigger issues. Copper line got blown into the diff and ring gear caught it and shredded it and broke the seal housing. Some pics from this weekend.



And that right there is why I will stick to my lunchbox locker. I like airlockers but I prefer not tearing my axles apart all the time as I could see this happening to me as well
 

tsteb112

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You must be a professional because that was a job for one in my book. Congrats are in order.
By no means am I a pro. I was working with a buddy of mine who has never done this before either. It’s really not difficult. We found the exploded view of the locker and just started unbolting things until it was just the cage and all the teeth were out. Thank you for the compliment! We will be doing the front one next weekend
 
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tsteb112

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And that right there is why I will stick to my lunchbox locker. I like airlockers but I prefer not tearing my axles apart all the time as I could see this happening to me as well
The bulkhead fitting is what failed and let water in. It’s not a bad job, just time consuming. Having selectable lockers is great especially when you need traction immediately
 
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Lanlubber

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By no means am I a pro. I was working with a buddy of mine who has never done this before either. It’s really not difficult. We found the exploded view of the locker and just started unbolting things until it was just the cage and all the teeth were out. Thank you for the compliment! We will be doing the front one next weekend
Good luck, I cant think of a better way to lose friends LOL
 
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It drizzled on and off most of the day yesterday. Although it didn't hamper my wiring project too much.
After lunch, while my 6-pack of beer was chilling in the shop fridge, I began to make up and solder the wiring connections. I installed the power wires from the battery to the 100 amp breaker, then to the 100 amp relay, then to the fuse/relay board inside the truck. I was going to run the relay energizing wiring, but I found that I was short on 12 ga. wire. I'll pick up a couple rolls of RED and BLACK 12 ga. today. Of course, the weather guessers are calling for a flash-flood watch this morning, and rain for the next few day. So I have no idea how much I'll be able to get done.


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That's about it.
 

tsteb112

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Good luck, I cant think of a better way to lose friends LOL
Lose friends? Haha it was a good time. We had a good idea of how to do it. I’m to the point now where I could set gears up by myself if I had to. I don’t have any certifications or anything but I do everything in the driveway when I can. It’s the best way to learn. What will you do if it breaks on the trail and don’t have service lol. I like knowing how everything works. It helps diagnosing issues