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post #1 of 1 Old 01-25-2016, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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87 YJ Build

Hello all. I just purchased my first Jeep project, 87 YJ with an AMC 260. I’m trying to build it up and thought it would be a great idea to join the forums. I’m running into my first issues. The jeep when purchased had a stretch done. I’m working on pulling the axel back in mostly because I don’t want to place a fuel cell in the tub and can’t afford one of the Genright tanks. I have removed the old leaf springs and am working on getting new ones back on. The issue is the bumper for the stretch is covering the existing stock holes for the shackles. I have purchased some under frame shackle mounts and was going to weld them on but now I’m rethinking. I thought maybe I would just drill out the stock holes for the shackles and then place an extended boomerang shackle to match the level of the holes on the stretch bumper. Because the support for the bumper is welded to the side of the frame it adds some thickness that I thought I could take up with some flat washers when attaching the springs. Should I continue on with the new bracket I have or drill out the stock mounting holes?

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