I had a request for pics of my build, seems that there are some interest lately in stretching with XJ leaves. So I figured I could start and informational thread that could become a sticky for easy reference in the future.
If you have done a similar project please post up your pics and information to help out those in the process.
As for my YJ, I took these pics this morning, its obvious in the pics that I have some loose ends to tidy up....hey its a JEEP its never done..LOL
I'm running a Chevy 60 up front and a 14 bolt rear, I can give the details on that swap later on if there is any interest, but lets keep this thread focused on the XJ stretch.
(8) XJ leaf springs
(8) leaf spring clamps (I use two on each spring)
(4) spring hangers (new or used I build mine)
@34" of 2"x4" tubing, mine is heavy wall (for front crossmember)
(2) frame end caps for the front (I'll explain later, I built mine)
@43" C channel to replace the flimsy rear crossmember (I cut and broke mine from .25" plate)
Astro Van steering box with pitman arm (the remainder of the steering will depend on the axles and type of steering you want)
Shackles, U-bolts, spring hangers bushings and shock mounts of your choice
The fuel tank will need moved, I build an aluminum tank to fit behind my rear seat, I simply transfered the stock pump and other componants directly into the aluminum tank.
Let me sort my pictures and get to typing, so check back I'll be working on this thread today.