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post #61 of 286 Old 08-08-2011, 05:09 PM
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Looking awesome. You just gave me an idea for coil retainers for my ballistic mounts!


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post #62 of 286 Old 08-14-2011, 04:24 PM
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post #63 of 286 Old 08-25-2011, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Still haven't had much time to work on the Jeep, but I'm starting to make a parts list for the 3 link front. Can't decide on what ends to use on the control arms. Looking at Johnny Joints on both ends, Ruff Stuff heims on both ends or JJ/or Heim on frame end and a regular bushing on the axle end. I've read where having the flex joint on the axle will promote death wobble, but Clayton uses that set up on their kits and everybody seems to love them. I like Ruff Stuff's heim joints, but with the mud here in the Southeast I'm thinking the Johnny Joints may last longer.

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post #64 of 286 Old 08-25-2011, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Looking awesome. You just gave me an idea for coil retainers for my ballistic mounts!
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post #65 of 286 Old 08-28-2011, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up some front springs and shackles today. The coils were suppose to be Rusty's 4.5" but they ended up being 3" HDs. My fault for not checking them when I bought them, but in the end I think the stance is just about right. Might end up adding a .75" spacer once it gets a winch and bumpers.











And the rear jacked up to approximate ride height. I'm guessing the front is about 5.5-6" lift. It doesn't sit as tall as I thought it would, 71" to the drip rail, 29" bottom of the door and 23" to the bottom of the frame at the tranny crossmember.

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post #66 of 286 Old 08-28-2011, 08:23 PM
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That thing is massive

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post #67 of 286 Old 08-28-2011, 10:13 PM
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It looks mean, those front tires made me think of another thread on here .. has picture of an xj with a nice fender conversion .. they look like highline sort of for a wrangler.
not sure if the link will show up properly or not, but it was under the fabrication set up and titles vista roof, and it's the first reply.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/vista-roof-1252231/

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post #68 of 286 Old 08-28-2011, 11:42 PM
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looks like fun!!!
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post #69 of 286 Old 08-29-2011, 12:04 AM
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I wouldn't use heims on your suspension. JJ's from Clayton would be much more appropriate for the CA's. Now heims on your steering is another story, perfectly acceptable and recommended.

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post #70 of 286 Old 08-30-2011, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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I wouldn't use heims on your suspension. JJ's from Clayton would be much more appropriate for the CA's. Now heims on your steering is another story, perfectly acceptable and recommended.
Yeah, probably going to do JJs on both ends
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post #71 of 286 Old 08-30-2011, 03:13 PM
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post #72 of 286 Old 09-03-2011, 08:31 AM
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Hey Kevin

remember old man Willie,from ALS 17?,,,cool build...been thinking about something like this,,,have D44,D60,NP 435,NP 205 from 78 F-250..have 96 xj...what are you gonna do with you Scrambler?
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post #73 of 286 Old 09-03-2011, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Today I trimmed some more on the front fenders and pulled most of the dent from the drivers door. Just a small area left at the lock that i'll have to work from inside the door panel.











The other day I got the drag link on. It's pretty close to the oil pan so it looks like it needs more lift, replace the waggy pitman arm with one with more drop or maybe both.

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post #74 of 286 Old 09-03-2011, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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remember old man Willie,from ALS 17?
The name doesn't ring a bell but I'm horrible with names lol. Seldom forget a face though.


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,,,cool build...been thinking about something like this,,,have D44,D60,NP 435,NP 205 from 78 F-250..have 96 xj.
Thanks. Being Ford running gear it will be much easier to do.


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,,,..what are you gonna do with you Scrambler?
Parting it out
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post #75 of 286 Old 09-03-2011, 06:36 PM
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Damn, those 40s are big.

Looking good though. This is making me pumped about my swap!

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