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Unread 09-12-2013, 04:16 PM   #16
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Im guessing you are going to run track/panhard bars front and rear....I had a Cherokee with well im not sure if I would call it a 3 link front and rear...it had 2 gusseted y links and 2 singles tubes one each front and rear...with only 2 mountings at frame front and rear....travel and flex were sick...then again so was I when I realized it ripped itself in half under the rear bench, despite my exo cage...still using the rear axle and and links under current project..they measure 51" in length with RE coils and trying an experimental super long radius arm setup in front...ill prolly change this later as it seems to bind a bit but haven't really been able to test it...but all my links are 50-51"s and are connected to my frame in the center...hopefully ill flex moderately well in front and like a monsta in rear...but my truck is mostly for bottom badlands muddy sandy hilly trails as opposed to rocks...anywho ill be watching...
Ill have to measure my links. The lowers are all the same. Think they are around 36". I will have a trac bar in the front. I am going to run w/o one in the rear. I should have enough triangulation in the rear to keep it in place. The big question will be if I need a sway bar for driving on the road.

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Unread 09-12-2013, 04:20 PM   #17
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The frame is sitting on the bumps. Still need to get the drive train in place so I can see where to put a trac bar. I will have the firewall where the frame steps up in front so I know the rear of the valve covers will go there. I want the engine as far back and low for weight distribution and COG.
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Unread 09-13-2013, 08:31 AM   #18
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Unread 09-13-2013, 09:25 AM   #19
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Unread 09-13-2013, 09:28 AM   #20
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1.75" BTF front shock hoops. Not sure on final placement. Depends on where the grill sits. Also, I plan on using 14" travel C/O so the height may change. Last pic is of the AMC 360. Now a 366 after being bored .030
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Unread 09-13-2013, 09:30 AM   #21
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Good to see a fresh CJ build. I'll be watching... good luck!!
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Unread 09-13-2013, 09:53 PM   #22
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Good to see a fresh CJ build. I'll be watching... good luck!!
Thanks. I hope it turns out like I want
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Unread 09-13-2013, 09:56 PM   #23
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Motor mounts I built. They are upside down in this pic. They will be welded to the inside of the frame rail with gussets going across the top to the outside. The holes in the plate are for extra weld surface

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Unread 09-13-2013, 10:04 PM   #24
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Unread 09-13-2013, 10:28 PM   #25
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very cool should be interesting to see how this turns out.
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Unread 09-14-2013, 08:32 AM   #26
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Here you can see the clearance between the motor mount and the top link on the passenger side. This is at full stuff. 1/4"

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Unread 09-15-2013, 11:21 AM   #27
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PSC steering box mounted. I cut up the MORE steering box mount and welded the plate to the inside of the frame. The 2"x3" tubing just barely fit between the bolt holes. Should have a flat dead link at ride height
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Unread 09-15-2013, 03:15 PM   #28
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I have just enough room behind the axle for the trac bar. Frame mount will go through the driver side frame rail. Axle mount will mount underneath the upper control arm. Shouldn't have any problems as long as I don't have to roll the axle too much to adjust pinion angle/ caster.

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Unread 09-15-2013, 03:17 PM   #29
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The drag link and tie rod are the same length and in the same plane. Should have zero bump steer.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 07:31 PM   #30
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Boxed in the truss on the front axle. Drilled a hole and welded in a tube insert to mount the PSC assist ram on

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