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post #46 of 212 Old 01-29-2012, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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did the shock mounts yesteday...


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We plasma'd the lower mounts off the axle:



Added a piece of HREW tube to the lower control arm mount which allows access to the control arm bolt with a deep socket.




Clamped things in place & added a gusset:



Then made sure the spacing was correct for the shock tabs & did the welding:





We also fabricated up these upper shock conversion mounts from angle iron & some bar stock I had laying around:



Driver shock mounted:




Rinse & repeat for the passenger side.
I may go back and change a couple things. I might re-build the upper mounts to space the body of the shock down slightly. the shock has about 1.5" of up-stroke left when I hit the bumpstops, and I can't really go up any further without re-working the steering box and trackbar, but I could easily use that extra inch on the downstroke....

time will tell...

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Awesome work.

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Awesome work.
thanks man.

Joe Dillard is the master fabricator... I just bring the jeep over and then we figure out how to get into trouble
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thanks man.

Joe Dillard is the master fabricator... I just bring the jeep over and then we figure out how to get into trouble
It is nice to have friends like that.

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did a little work on the transfercase skid.

started with a 2'x4' piece of HR 1/4" and a cardboard template.

cut the piece I need 18"x38.5"


marked out where to cut reliefs and notches


cut said reliefs and notches.


a shot with the cardboard template I made.


now It needs to go to a shop to get 2 3* bends across the length of it, then the transfercase relief bent, then the tramsission bolt box relief will be bend. then it will get the gussets welded in, the tie-in points, and some holes drilled for drainage.
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I'm interested to see how your belly skid turns out

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I'm interested to see how your belly skid turns out
me too

I still haven't figured out how I am going to get a skid under the transmission.
I'm thinking a piece of aluminum with a relief for the driveshaft, and somehow tie it into the UCA mounts or motor mounts...
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me too

I still haven't figured out how I am going to get a skid under the transmission.
I'm thinking a piece of aluminum with a relief for the driveshaft, and somehow tie it into the UCA mounts or motor mounts...
That sounds really complicated... I don't own an XJ though, so maybe that's normal for you guys??

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That sounds really complicated... I don't own an XJ though, so maybe that's normal for you guys??
a lot of people don't skid the transmission, it sits up higher than TJ/YJ guys...

I want something under there...not sure how to do it.
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a lot of people don't skid the transmission, it sits up higher than TJ/YJ guys...

I want something under there...not sure how to do it.
I'm sure you'll figure it out. You seem like a fart smeller...

Oops! I mean smart feller!

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This is coming along very nicely. It's my second favorite XJ on this forum! (My favorite is my fiances)

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thanks man.

got home front the junkyard and there was a paycheck waiting for me

that means its time for steering!
I am unhappy with my inverted T and OTA trackbar, so I'll be going to a more stock length trackbar and a currie steering with the tie-rod flip.

for what I am doing with this jeep it should be a great setup. when it comes time for an axle swap I will go with crossover and most likely a 3 link. but that is in the future... I need to get this thing back on the trail!
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did some poser flex to check the new shock length.
learned some things
1. need longer limit straps
2. need to re-work the upper mounts, I have about 2" of droop. I'm not using
3. I need to shorten my rear driveshaft
4. fenders really will self clearance.

limi straps maxed, shock has about 1" left of down, and at full bump about 1.5" of shaft showing.


I think I need longer coils


self clearanced fenders


driveshaft is a little too long
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The Currie 4-4.5" lift coils are ridiculously long. Even with my shocks unbolted, no bump stops installed, the steering linkage removed, and me standing on the brake rotor (200lbs) there still wasn't enough droop to get the Currie springs installed without using a spring compressor.

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The Currie 4-4.5" lift coils are ridiculously long. Even with my shocks unbolted, no bump stops installed, the steering linkage removed, and me standing on the brake rotor (200lbs) there still wasn't enough droop to get the Currie springs installed without using a spring compressor.
Notched the shock mounts for the control arms? All the rest doesn't matter....the control arms are limiting you. If you've already notched them, then nevermind.

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