thanks for the bump. Started lifting today!!! what a *****! Took 12 hours to remove everything from the rear and were able to put one leaf spring back on. Didnt break a single bolt, but had to cut the two front leaf spring bolts. We ended up reusing the two we didnt cut up from the shackles up front and bought new grade 8s with lock washers and lock nuts for the rear. Worked out great! I know some might flame me for reusing bolts, but i have to get this drivable asap, and ordering new bolts is out of the question right now. Plus my brake lines are corroded and we busted a hardline which we have to fix. All in all it took 12 hours to remove the leaves, rear shocks, rear swaybar, ubolts, and bolt ONE new spring in. We really did not have the tools needed. But anyways here are some pics of in the process. Pretty close to what it looks like now besides the floor being cleaned up and a new spring in. Oh and my new favorite buddy is the angle grinder that i bought.
OH and i need to know what to torq the bolts too...
You think it'll be done today? Can't wait to see it.
We ended up just tightening as hard as we could. We broke of the front leaf bolts. Had to go through the floor so we could see it. We ended up Drilling through the original bolt, and sliding a new bolt THROUGH into the unibody where it is now bolted up. Ill get a pic. The back is finished and whoever asked if well get it done today NO WAY... we have to fix a corroded brakeline that we broke, and install the Hnt. Ill get a pic of what it looks like now tonight. The rear is COMPLETELY done though. Got about 6" of lift out of it, but the original was extremely sagged.
Do you have an impact gun,? If you dont id suggest getting one. If you dont want to put the cash down for an air setup, an electric one will be pretty good. WOrking with air tools can pretty much cut the work time in half. Looks like fun though... it will definatley be worth the work.
Wow, first off, I love the color of your rig. Second, I really admire how neat and tidy everything is. I hope it stays that way! What are your plans in the rubber department?
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Hey all sorry about the delay. To answer a few questions, the rear is done. Havent started the front yet as we havent had time. Took 24 hours to do the rear, we ran into a couple of problems and spend half of the time running to the hardware store. We broke a brakeline and are trying to figure out how to stop the new one from leaking (its leaking where the rear brakeline extension and the hardline meet. The old one was so corroded that my dads gonna have all new lines put in for me once we get it done. Still gotta start the front yet and get the hole in the floor patches. Ill get some pics up now.
Ill be running 31x10.5 cooper discoverer STTs on 15x8 cragar soft 8s with 4.0 backspacing and the stock jeep center caps. Ill get a pic of that too, but no tires yet.
Oh, and toolwise, we have access to every possible tool we would need. My uncle has a garage full of every tool imaginable, and so does another friend of my mom/dad. We are using a Chicago electric/harbor freight electric impact and it works great!