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    Manual Posi-lock.

    I have had it with the vacuum motor....

    Here is the mod I did today. its a step toward the posi lock cable. But no time to finish it all today.
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    What are you using, did you get a posi-lok kit or is it a home grown job? I was thinking of heading over to Princess Auto and getting a 10' control cable and 1" spring and giving it a go. I am interested in how this works out, can you toss in a detailed write up with pictures when it is done.
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    this is homegrown.

    I can post a full write up once I get the cable in. with more pictures

    I removed the vacuum motor and drilled and tapped a hole in the shaft (1/4 20NC). The bracket is made of stainless 1/8" plate. cut it to size drilled some holes and fitted it. I then just threaded in a piece of ready rod into the tapped hole put on a couple of nuts with washers.

    I can currently select by adjusting the two to move the shaft in either direction then lock them into place.

    Its a interm solution that should do the trick.

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    Great, let me know.
    Even if I end up working it like hubs for now that is not that big of a deal.
    I would love to see pics though, that is a big help.

    Good luck with it.

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    I used a HD bike cable and a spring on my old Xj. Take the diaphram apart and cut the membrain out. Put sping behind on the shaft to hold it IN 4x4. Drill a small hole to feed cable through by the shaft. Drill hole in outer plastic case to insert the bike cable casing stop. Assemble, and use epoxy to help seal/ hold. Route the cable to cab, and mount bike brake lever on a sawed off handle bar. When the lever is pulled, with tensien of the spring being held, the fork is holding disingauged. Drill a hole in the lever for a pin to hold it there. To engadge, pull lever, pull pin. Can be used while wheelin' by just sqweezin the lever to do tight turns, or when 2-low is needed. The spring action holds it in 4x4, so if anything in the cable/lever mech. ever breaks, it will stay in 4x4.
    It cost me 11 bucks for the Heavy duty, Stainless, Shimano MTN bike cable. The rest of the stuff I found behind the bike shop in the garbage except for the spring, and epoxy.
    Took one night. Drill and a screw driver. Not as strong as the Store bought cable thing, but it never broke on me, or let me down.
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    jakflash, do u work at Wescast??????

    btw that home grown posi lock is lookin good, i had the real one that i bought off a member here, they work great
    but urs should do the trick just fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunham View Post
    jakflash, do u work at Wescast??????
    Yes, Why do you ask?


    Quote Originally Posted by Dunham View Post
    btw that home grown posi lock is lookin good, i had the real one that i bought off a member here, they work great
    but urs should do the trick just fine

    thanks... When I'm done it should be trick. the cable going in is a push pull cable so no need for springs. etc. Just need the time to finish the cable routing and mount. hopefully soon.

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    Don't F that thing up brother....
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    ^^^ who me?

    Not anytime soon. anyway.

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    i see ur jeep there a lot, i work parttime for enterprise and always bring cars to u guys
    and i thought it was you from ur sig!!!
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    ^^^ thanks... we should get meet sometimes. coffee or what not.

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    I like the non-spring method, and the stoutness. What are you gonna use as a cable? First, cheap thing that comes to my mind is a E-brake cable.

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    ^^^ I have already picked up a Push/Pull cable from PA. I need to route it and mount it. when I do so I will take several pictures and post them with a write-up.

    the whole job will cost me less than 50$ that is with a 35$ cable.

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    sure man, you going to the rubicon grill this saturday??
    im heading up with a buddy and my girlfriend....

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    I have used a PTO cable a few times work great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunham View Post
    sure man, you going to the rubicon grill this saturday??
    im heading up with a buddy and my girlfriend....
    As much as I would love to.... I have other plans this weekend. but we could meet up for a coffee at timmies next week sometime.

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    ooops
    Last edited by Jak Flash; 09-11-2008 at 11:38 AM. Reason: double post

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    hows it comming!? would love that write up with pics when your done woot! also a question so it simply disengage the 4x4 you would just push the cable back in and it would disengage the front axle?

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    Usually, DIY conversions are done with a spring. When you push the lever back down, a spring pushes the fork & collar back to the "disengaged" position.

    I'm waiting for the write-up too. I'll be saving it for future references. Every one I found on Google was either a $200 Posi-Loc kit install, or a dead link.
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