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Unread 08-11-2007, 01:34 PM   #16
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a reply to cheer you up.
i want to see this thing lifted, get to work, lol

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Unread 08-11-2007, 09:34 PM   #17
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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...

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Unread 08-12-2007, 12:24 AM   #18
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sweet dude, looks like a blast!
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Unread 08-12-2007, 08:54 AM   #19
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U-bolts - 52 ft lbs

Front pivot bolt - 115 ft lbs

upper shackle bolt - 115 ft lbs

lower shackle bolt - 80 ft lbs

Rear shocks:

upper bolts - 17 ft lbs

lower nut - 46 ft lbs


You think it'll be done today? Can't wait to see it.
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Unread 08-12-2007, 04:02 PM   #20
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U-bolts - 52 ft lbs

Front pivot bolt - 115 ft lbs

upper shackle bolt - 115 ft lbs

lower shackle bolt - 80 ft lbs

Rear shocks:

upper bolts - 17 ft lbs

lower nut - 46 ft lbs


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.
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Unread 08-12-2007, 04:20 PM   #21
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awesome man. love to see the light blue cherokees lifted.
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Unread 08-12-2007, 04:30 PM   #22
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Cant wait to see it finished. Lookin good. I dont know if youve said but, what tires are you gonna run?
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Unread 08-12-2007, 07:38 PM   #23
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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.
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Unread 08-12-2007, 09:53 PM   #24
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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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Unread 08-13-2007, 03:57 PM   #25
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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?
Also love that color. Can't wait to see the finished product, bet you can't either
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Unread 08-13-2007, 04:10 PM   #26
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Hows the lift coming along?
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Unread 08-13-2007, 06:35 PM   #27
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Hows the lift coming along?
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!
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Unread 08-13-2007, 08:05 PM   #28
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Got some pics up. Not the best. The commander was in the way!

First, the hole cut in the floor. That under the rear seat behind the front passengers.


New lock nut, the old weld nut is still there, but we drilled through it. This holds just as great. Im probably going to have this welded to the frame when we get the floor patched back together.


Heres the rear. Its a far as we got. Yielded 5.5" of lift after the SAGGED height was measured. It was sagged quite a bit.


Wheel and center caps. Any ideas for putting the center caps on?


New to us commander and my XJ as it sits with a broken brakeline.
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Unread 08-13-2007, 08:29 PM   #29
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Any ideas for putting the center caps on?
I wonder if you could pop out the Jeep emblems and attach them to a cheap set of black push-through center caps. Makes me want to get some Jeep emblems for mine.

Keep up the good work!
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Unread 08-13-2007, 09:20 PM   #30
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Its looking good. cant wait to see what you have planned for it next!
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