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Unread 03-10-2011, 07:11 PM   #316
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Goin back at it! I pulled all the gears out and got things ready for the cryoer today, finished up the notch in the TB mount for the tie rod, painted the D60 and started to modify the kingpin caps.

At Andy's request I'll be welding the steering arms to the knuckles, and I told him the only way i'd do it was if we kept everything 100% serviceable. This is what I came up with, I think it'll work pretty well. On the right you have the OEM setup, on the left you have the one I'm making. I cut the base off the cap, opened it up and slid them back together making it so it mounts on top of the steering arm. Just gotta make sure the height is correct and burn it all together. The axle will be going under the truck and knuckles going on for good soon
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Unread 03-14-2011, 08:03 PM   #317
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Well the front 60 housing is under the jeep attatched to the radius arms, all the gears are out ready for cryo, the modified kingping caps are done and the steering arms are welded to the knuckles. Now I've just got to plate the crap out of them and call it good!




One of the main supports I'm putting in. Just a rough estimate, but I'm thinking 1/4" for it and have a peice of 1/2" plate spanning between the oem tie rod location and the steering arm at the end of this gusset, just to make sure. I'm thinking i'll be leaving the factory tie rod hole accessible as a "just in case" that we never want to experience.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 08:12 PM   #318
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Unread 03-14-2011, 08:51 PM   #319
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I don't like the welded arms. Stress riser city man.

Be sure to add material on the upper rear quarter of the knuck. That's where most cracks occur on the fords.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 09:12 PM   #320
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There's gunna be plenty of plating to disperse the loading across the knuckle. Having that plate welded in I was holding in the pics will transmit a lot of the force down into the original tie rod area of the knuckle, also helping. All in all it should be rock solid when I'm done
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Unread 03-16-2011, 07:05 AM   #321
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I don't think Andy will be breaking a knuckle any time soon hehehe. Little bit of 1/4" plate...little bit of 1/2" plate and call it good!




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Unread 03-16-2011, 12:07 PM   #322
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Unread 03-16-2011, 02:21 PM   #324
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Man you shouldn'ta got rid of it! They are way too much fun lol.

And thanks Marc, I definately agree haha
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Unread 03-16-2011, 02:39 PM   #325
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I will be amazed if Andy breaks any of the things you have welded to or built for his Jeep.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 04:44 PM   #326
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Lol! That's pretty much what I'm aiming for . Somethin that he can beat the crap out of without a doubt in his mind
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if he breaks that i would hate to see the rest of the steering after whatever he does to break that.
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Unread 03-17-2011, 03:55 PM   #328
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Where did you get the 1/4 inch plate? What's the price per square foot you paid?
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Unread 03-17-2011, 04:16 PM   #329
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mmm I think that piece was from Blue Collar Supply, a local industrial supply store. I feel like it was like $80-100 for a 55"x50" piece (and it was actually .23" instead of .25", so a little bit lighter). I also have a local steel supply place that has pretty much every kind of steel you could imagine (got everything for my torchmate table from them), and if you get remnants they sell by the pound.

Plasma cutters are the BEST lol!


Reid getting the same plating


I'm even happier with these welds than I was on the last knuckle!


and then I painted them RED for Andy, once the paint dries they can go on the housing!
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Unread 03-18-2011, 04:43 PM   #330
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So i've been really lazy today, but I just had to today do this after I cleaned up the spindle mounting surface and drove in the spindle studs hehehe


This is a rough estimate as I don't have the track bar in, but it's gunna be a wiiiide summa*****!


Then I asked myself why stop there, so I pulled the wheel off and rolled in one of the tires Andy'll be running . This is also close to ride height!


I think it's going to sit out a little bit more, but not by much


mmmm yes please
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