Mellow Yellow (Twister Jeep) and DOROTHY I

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Re: Mellow Yellow (Twister Jeep) and DOROTHY I

Postby Thorinoakin » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:59 pm

Hello Charles,

I've been working on a Dodge ram Version of the Twister Truck (real simple I know) with Dorothy IV made out of an old Oil drum yet can distill water/beer kind of like beavis's. However I wanted to add the lights to the Dodge that's based off the j10 Jeep truck like yours, I haven't been able to find those certain lights that's not LED or HID, just the 90s covers is the only thing I've found. I was curious on where did you pick up those lights?


Also you did one hell of an amazing job on that Jeep! I'm in pure love with it, Next Comic Con if I can get the day off, I'll have to head down there!

Cheers,
Leo

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Re: Mellow Yellow (Twister Jeep) and DOROTHY I

Postby Charles Kline » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:19 pm

Thanks for the kind words.

Unfortunately a lot of the old school off road lights have been discontinued and replaced with the goofy looking LED cubes and strips.

I actually started collecting parts for Dorothy and the truck back in 2009 knowing that someday I would get the truck. Stuff was easier to find even then.

-Charles

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Re: Mellow Yellow (Twister Jeep) and DOROTHY I

Postby Charles Kline » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:06 pm

Got a set of WARN hubs for Mellow Yellow for Christmas.

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Looking forward to getting these on and replacing the black painted rusty dust caps that currently stick out the chrome center caps.


Since I've got the QT these will be just for the look, they'll always be locked.


How is the install on these? anything I should know or look out for?

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Re: Mellow Yellow (Twister Jeep) and DOROTHY I

Postby Charles Kline » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:20 am

This is freaking irritating.

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I just got the rejection letter for 'F5'.

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Re: Mellow Yellow (Twister Jeep) and DOROTHY I

Postby REDONE » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:11 pm

Having lived all across this country, I can say that Colorado DMV is by far the most incompetent and frustrating. That sucks man.
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Re: Mellow Yellow (Twister Jeep) and DOROTHY I

Postby berettajeep » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:54 pm

Is "Dorothy" taken?

Or will you find out much later, if that is the route you go, that some else has it after you get the plates? :lol: :banghead:
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Re: Mellow Yellow (Twister Jeep) and DOROTHY I

Postby Charles Kline » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:07 pm

Charles Kline wrote:Got a set of WARN hubs for Mellow Yellow for Christmas.

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Looking forward to getting these on and replacing the black painted rusty dust caps that currently stick out the chrome center caps.


Since I've got the QT these will be just for the look, they'll always be locked.


How is the install on these? anything I should know or look out for?



Hoping for a bit of none freezing weather this weekend to be able to put these in. Anyone swap out hubs recently? pretty straight forward?

Thanks!
-Charles

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Re: Mellow Yellow (Twister Jeep) and DOROTHY I

Postby montanablueSJ » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:03 pm

Good time to repack the wheel bearings if you haven't done so in a while (outer and inner w/new seal). Or at the very least just check the bearing pre-load.

The larger snap ring can sometimes be cumbersome - a hook/dental pick type tool helps with removal. But since you have the QT and no manual locking hubs, I'm not sure if you'll even have that snap ring, but you will have the smaller axle shaft stub snap ring that is easily removed with snap ring pliers. There should be a large pressure spring and spring cup that you won't need anymore, and also a drive gear that gets tossed. Again, I don't know much about the QT, and how it would work with the full time system, but I think you'll be fine if you just leave them locked all the time.

You'll need the special 4-prong socket for the lock nuts. I assume you've done this before and know about setting the bearing preload and how the inner/outer locknuts and washer works? (torque to 50 ft lbs while rotating, then back off 1/6 turn while rotating for inner locknut)

Oh, and the screws for the hub assembly are a small allen head size like 7/64".

I've got the same warn hubs on mine, they work great. I also have the premium hubs on another vehicle, also great, and a different look. These standard hubs are more period correct in my opinion. The main difference is metal selectors vs plastic on these warn standard hubs. Also the premium hubs have a 9/10's of a turn to lock them, these just have a 1/4 turn and click. But both have lifetime warranty.

Here's my 81 Dana 44 np208 with the Warn standard hubs (9790):

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Re: Mellow Yellow (Twister Jeep) and DOROTHY I

Postby Charles Kline » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:35 pm

Thanks for the awesome information montanablue!

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Re: Mellow Yellow (Twister Jeep) and DOROTHY I

Postby nstevic01 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:00 am

I'm starting to put one of these together and have been having a hell of a time identifying the wheels. Everything I have been finding either has 8 holes or 12 holes. From what I have gathered, they look like 15x10 and the closest I could find are the American Racing Outlaw 2's. Cragar, Capital and Western seem to have similar designs, but nothing that matches perfectly. Would you be able to share the make/model of the wheels you have on Mellow Yellow?

Also, where did you find the Muscogee State College stickers? Was that something you had made, or were they off the shelf?

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Re: Mellow Yellow (Twister Jeep) and DOROTHY I

Postby Charles Kline » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:13 am

The wheels were a craigslist find and have no manufacture info on them.

All the decal artwork was done by me in Adobe Illustrator and cut by a vinyl shop that I trust to not try to sell or share the artwork.

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Re: Mellow Yellow (Twister Jeep) and DOROTHY I

Postby nstevic01 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:19 am

Appreciate the response. I'm guessing by the way you said that, you would not be open to sharing or selling a set of them?

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Re: Mellow Yellow (Twister Jeep) and DOROTHY I

Postby Charles Kline » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:13 am

You are welcome. I know it sound harsh, but I've put countless hours of research into this even beyond the fabrication work.

-Charles

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Re: Mellow Yellow (Twister Jeep) and DOROTHY I

Postby nstevic01 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:35 am

I hear you on that. The amount of research I have put into my Dorothy 2 and Daryl Bike build is staggering, literally years. But it is all good. I did identify the wheels though, the TCL guys discovered they are Pacer 320c 15x10 in case anyone else wanted to know what they are.


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Re: Mellow Yellow (Twister Jeep) and DOROTHY I

Postby nstevic01 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:47 am

The car lounge over on the vortex forum. They have been known to identify pretty much anything fairly quickly.


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