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Unread 12-09-2011, 06:16 PM   #181
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Very friggin' sweet!

You worried about lock-to-lock clearance at all?

Turning the wheels it looks like there is enough clearance. Might have slight scrubage at very low psi (not sure until its all together). Remeber mine has DRW hubs, if I change to SRW hubs it might have issues.

I like the way your upper link turned out - that's on the driver's side of the tube, correct?

Yes

I'm a little envious that you decided to make the upper link work like that.. my grinder had a bad day and I'm missing a lot of floorboard now because I wanted the upper link up inside the cabin.

I didn't want mine coming through the floor either. After I laid down and stared at it for a while I decided that if I cut part of the bracket and bend the lower end up that it should work.

And in other news, my friend showed up today with a check for the motor and trans he wanted. Time to go shopping again!

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Unread 12-10-2011, 11:35 AM   #182
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Placed an order with Ruff Stuff last night for their track bar kit. Hopefully I can pick up a stick of 2x1/4" tubing soon and get this thing back together soon. After that it should be just driveshafts and tie up a few loose ends to take it for a test drive.
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Unread 12-11-2011, 03:17 PM   #183
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Got the pass side frame stiffener ready to go. Maybe I'll get it on tomorrow.

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Unread 12-12-2011, 03:21 PM   #184
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Got the pass side frame stiffener and link mount on today. Plan on picking up 2" tubing on Wednesday to make the control arms.

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Unread 12-15-2011, 09:36 PM   #185
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Got the pass side frame stiffener and link mount on today. Plan on picking up 2" tubing on Wednesday to make the control arms.

Hah. Just looking at your pictures, I put my frameside brackets on backward.

Doesn't really make a difference, but funny.


Did you pick up the tube yet?
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Unread 12-16-2011, 02:51 PM   #186
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Did you pick up the tube yet?
Yep, started making one of the links yesterday. Should have them done this weekend.
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Unread 12-18-2011, 07:20 PM   #187
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Got the lower links together today. Decided to use Johnny Joints on both ends so I also placed an order for 2 more joints, nuts and tube inserts for the upper link. Lowers ended up at 36.75" and the wheelbase is at 106.5"



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Unread 12-21-2011, 06:25 PM   #188
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the big brown truck showed up the last 2 days



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Unread 12-28-2011, 12:20 PM   #189
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Had a few minutes yesterday to make the upper link



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Unread 12-29-2011, 07:27 PM   #190
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Got the track bar tacked together









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Unread 12-30-2011, 07:08 PM   #191
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Unread 01-04-2012, 05:13 PM   #192
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9"w 44's

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Im following this build closely. Im looking to go 9" rear 44 front in the future and would like to get 37"s under her. Im sure your advice and build thread will be a huge help.
Did that swap you mention back in 1992 to my 85 Cherokee Chief XJ 9" centers 44 w Detroits 35 BFG Baja's Dana 20 t-case Boss 302 (289 w 351 heads) & a C4 auto. I recently swapped the axles to a 95 I had flipped a Dana300 w 231 rock box. I'm now running 36 15.50 15 MTZ's. I'll try and post some pics. I swapped everything to make it smog legal. I plan on going back and building the 85 w 60's and 38 to 40's for trail only.
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Unread 01-11-2012, 04:18 PM   #193
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Picked up 2 XJ front driveshafts and a new yoke today. Hopefully I won't destroy the 1310 joints.






Made a list of what needs to be done to get a test drive in:

Finish trans crossmember
Flex suspension one more time to make sure everything clears
Weld up all the suspension components
Weld rear spring perches
Weld front frame stiffeners
Bleed brake lines
Replace freeze plugs
Modify driveshafts
Plus all the little things pop up


What needs to be done to wheel it:

Shocks
Bump stops
Axle vent hoses
Exhaust
Transfer case shifters
Front bumper or at least make some recovery points for the front
CB
Finish cutting down the runflats for beadlock wheels
Plus whatever little things pop up


And future projects:

Rebuild rear fenders and front floor pan
Durango gear box w/ hydro assist
Front and rear bumpers
Traction bar
Roll cage
Boatsides
Winch
Raise gas tank
New drag link and tie rod

Some members from my club are planning a trip to Gray Rock, Choccolocco Mountain, or Coal Creek this June so hopefully I'll make it pretty far down the lists.
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Unread 01-11-2012, 06:22 PM   #194
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awesome build! keep up the great build!
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Unread 01-12-2012, 08:23 AM   #195
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awesome build! keep up the great build!
Thanks!
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