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post #121 of 487 Old 10-29-2009, 10:10 PM
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Why YJ springs, out of curiosity?

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post #122 of 487 Old 10-29-2009, 10:22 PM
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If I remember correctly, CJ springs are really narrow, YJs are a bit wider.

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post #123 of 487 Old 10-30-2009, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
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Lol nevermind, I just noticed that the spring isn't under load.
Ha, I realized that later also.
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post #124 of 487 Old 10-30-2009, 05:21 AM Thread Starter
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Why YJ springs, out of curiosity?
YJ front springs are a wider, flatter spring which should give better flex and offer a better ride. It's a popular CJ SOA swap. Figured I would use them since I could'nt reuse the other springs.
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post #125 of 487 Old 10-30-2009, 06:46 AM
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i think the shackles look real good..after dropping that 4,000 or more lbs on it it will be looking just right imho..
i would wait till its finished before i went and cut off the brackets lol.
it may be just right

kevin you must have a strong back..dont kill it
i just finished up my rockers and my backs kiling me for 4 days lol.
waiting for the a to z fab side tubeing steps to come in then off to the p.coater..

counting the days...nov 21st.. trying not to go till then lol..

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post #126 of 487 Old 10-31-2009, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Got the rear all tacked together. I'm going to wait to weld the perches solid until I get a driveshaft and the transmission mounted in case I need to change the pinion angle. Should flex well, the springs are much softer than the other springs. Definitely will need some kind of traction bar though.







And a better shackle angle

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post #127 of 487 Old 11-06-2009, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Bent some pipe today for the rocker guards. Turned out ok, a few creases from the HF pipe bender. Need to grind down the ends a little for a better fit. Leaning towards cutting some plate and getting it dimpled died to make a step.



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post #128 of 487 Old 11-06-2009, 03:24 PM
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dimple die..man i wanted to do that bad on my rockers i just made..i guess i could go back and do it later but dont know where to get it done..

glad your getting a lot of stuff done..looking good.

did ya check out the thread for the horse hole??

same day were going to hard rock theres a rock crawling competition there..only 12 bucks to get in and 10 to compete...it looks like fun but im not gonna back out on the 21st lol..

it does look tempting tho,haha

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post #129 of 487 Old 11-07-2009, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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dimple die..man i wanted to do that bad on my rockers i just made..i guess i could go back and do it later but dont know where to get it done..

glad your getting a lot of stuff done..looking good.
Going to call some fab shops to see if they can do it and how much $$. That will probably be my deciding factor.

Picked up some Oscar Tango so I'm at the FD for 48 hrs. No yards to cut next week so hopefully I'll get some work done then.

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did ya check out the thread for the horse hole??

same day were going to hard rock theres a rock crawling competition there..only 12 bucks to get in and 10 to compete...
Yeah, seen that. Looked at their website and it looks like just a couple piles of rocks. Could be interesting though.
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post #130 of 487 Old 11-07-2009, 07:18 PM
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i can get some landing matts for free i think ..looks the same and has like 3 inch holes..i didnt think of that..we could just cut out the strip we need from one peice and have a lot left over..sound good..i will get with my dad when hes back from mississippi..dont spend money yet jkl

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post #131 of 487 Old 11-07-2009, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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^ Roger that
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post #132 of 487 Old 11-09-2009, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Found another deal on craigslist today.



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post #133 of 487 Old 11-10-2009, 10:22 AM
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i got a pic of a small piece of landing mat the military uses to see if it would work for the dimmple die stuff for you..
my dads has a lot of this stuff and said i could have a 8 ft one if i wanted..the circles are 2 and a 1/2 inchs wide..you could cut a 4-7 inch strip from the center and make it into something and have some left over..they have rust on them but a sand blaster or draging them around the sand would take it down..haha
if you think you could use one i can get one for ya for free..it will be 8 ft long but if you need i can cut it down to haul in the jeep lol.
looks to me like im gonna be comeing up with some ideas for it..powder coating will hide a lot when its satin black lolthis is just a short rusty one that fit in my jeep lol..the others arent this bad..

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I believe it will work. I send you a PM.
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post #135 of 487 Old 11-16-2009, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Built the rear bumper last week and finally got around to uploading the pics.
I was going to build it to like the ones I did on my LJ but after some measuring it was going to end up wider than I wanted so I changed the angles a bit. Later on I'll probably add a stinger style spare tire mount.

Here a pic of the LJ one.


Used all the left over materials from the previous project. Cut a piece of 2 x 4 x 1/8 down to 54"



Then cut the angles. Down 1" and in 3"




Cut out a hole for the reciever, then redrilled the pin holes and cut it down.







For the weld critics. May not be the prettiest but they hold.





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Ground down and cleaned up with a flap disc


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