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post #796 of 925 Old 12-22-2013, 06:52 PM
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why not just shorten the upper arms so the brackets sit on the truss just fine?
Yes, this is the best option.

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The over hang isn't that bad I'll post a picture showing the other side. It's 1 1/8 at the one corner hanging over.

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Driver side tacked up




Uppers are looking good


Not a bad as it looked

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post #799 of 925 Old 12-22-2013, 09:50 PM
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Oh yeah dude that's just fine. It's gonna be hard for me not to redo my rear links when I finish up the axle. I figure if I already have all the joints bought by then, that's the major cost out of the way so why not. Looking forward to it. Looking good though man. Just triple check every possible source of interference before you burn.
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Definitely I dont want any issues. I think its the right thing to do to for the axle swap, best time to do it.

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post #801 of 925 Old 12-23-2013, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Ok guys I made some adjustments to the uppers some where down the line I did something wrong and couldnt put the other control arm back in so cut off the brackets and redid the uppers together to make sure things were good.



I checked all my clearances and it seems the upper hit the tube right at the bumpstops, so a hard hit is going to do some damage. The lowers have some more room left until they hit the frame.






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post #802 of 925 Old 12-23-2013, 09:49 PM
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Pretty common for the upper links to hit the tub. It either self clearances or you do some sheetmetal surgery

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What's the amount of worrying I should have for self clearance lol. I'm feeling to lazy to work the sheetmetal.

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Looks like you could easily shave 1/8" off the top of the link mounts…. and then just let it self clearance. If they hit well before the jounce you need to add bumpstop. But if you can take the jounce out and only have about a 1/2" interference or so I'd let it self clearance if it wants to. Getting to FULL compression in the rear might happen in some whoops, but it's not going to constantly be hitting during daily driving or rock crawling.
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That's a good point Nate. I think it will be fine. I still have almost an inch and a half until the uppers in the axle contact to crossmember

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Looks like you could easily shave 1/8" off the top of the link mounts…. and then just let it self clearance. If they hit well before the jounce you need to add bumpstop. But if you can take the jounce out and only have about a 1/2" interference or so I'd let it self clearance if it wants to. Getting to FULL compression in the rear might happen in some whoops, but it's not going to constantly be hitting during daily driving or rock crawling.
Nate looks like his upper links will hit the floor first right behind the frame mounts. With the longer arms its almost impossible for that not to happen when you use enough link seperation

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Nate looks like his upper links will hit the floor first right behind the frame mounts. With the longer arms its almost impossible for that not to happen when you use enough link seperation
I'd worry about that even less! haha. That'll just make a nice round link shaped indentation.
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Then I guess no worries are too be had. I don't mind a little self clearance just as long nothing major occurs I'll be burning everything in tomorrow

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I started working on the tank placement. I had to cut some of the tub support to get the fuel pump to clear. I'm going to have to make some brackets for the front mounts since they dont reach the frame. All and all I like where it is and I have some more room from the axle. I may continue work on the rear mount member that tie the tank to the bumper tonight.




Fill tube opening just barely clears

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Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New year.

Got some work done today all brackets frame/axle all welded up

Got the rear fuel tank mount welded and drilled as well as the front mounts


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