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Raised t-case, now have ?'s

pair8hd

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Derby, Kansas
Built a new crossmember that sits flush with the frame rails. This raised the t-case up a bit and now the mech. fan is really close to the fan shroud.
Will getting 1" raised motor mounts help? Or should I just trim the shroud and hope the fan doesn't eat my radiator under engine torque?

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Looks good. I always like the idea of mroe ground clearance. Ever though of using some bolts that sit flush w/ the crossmember? Also it looks like u just used a plate of 1/4"..? steel to make it. how hard was it? did u have to clock the tcase?
 
I used a piece of 3/8" plate with some angle iron on the sides for ridgity. No need to clock the case.
I sunk the 4 tranny mount bolts but the 4 crossmember bolt heads are a little trickier to do.
I may just weld some "glider plates" over them.
 
Counter sunk bolts on parts that get scraped all over the place are a bad idea. They may give you a whole 3/8" clearance in the 4 little bolt head areas...but when they do get chewed up good luck getting them out. If a hex head gets destroyed you can still get visegrips or something of the sort on them. The so-called "glider plates" are a much better idea, but still can get chewed up enough to prevent you from getting a socket onto the bolt head. I personally would just leave the bolt heads exposed. _nicko_
 
gearwhine said:
Counter sunk bolts on parts that get scraped all over the place are a bad idea. They may give you a whole 3/8" clearance in the 4 little bolt head areas...but when they do get chewed up good luck getting them out. If a hex head gets destroyed you can still get visegrips or something of the sort on them. The so-called "glider plates" are a much better idea, but still can get chewed up enough to prevent you from getting a socket onto the bolt head. I personally would just leave the bolt heads exposed. _nicko_
This was my original plan....
 
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