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post #106 of 683 Old 07-27-2011, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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I tried the front calculator, but I am confused. I want to do a modified short arm on mine. Keeping all the links in there current frame locations. Just pushing the front out as far as I can. I just do not know the guidelines for the front geometry.
From what I can tell, it's 33" from inside of frame rail to inside of frame rail where the stock mounts usually are. It might be narrower, so bust out the tape measure to make sure (I'd do it but I'm far away from my rig). Then measure the distance from the ground to the LCA mount at the frame (center of the bolt) and do the same for the UCA mount. Repeat this at the axle and make sure to measure the same way at the axle end and also their horizontal separation. Measure the panhard bar and link lengths and you should have everything you need to plug into the calc.

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post #107 of 683 Old 07-27-2011, 05:51 PM
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Found some pics from a local guy in the club...





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Those mini tank traps look like a fun place to do some wheelin'!


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Yeah they're a lot of fun when it's wet or snowy!
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I am going to have to keep an eye on this thread, Awesome jeep!!!
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post #110 of 683 Old 07-27-2011, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks man! There will be a lot of progress and updates so you can look forward to more.
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Got these in the mail today, girlfriend took the pic for me

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post #113 of 683 Old 10-05-2011, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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I guess I should update this

Found some beadlocks on craigslist that I couldn't pass up-








Made the krawlers W I D E but even more stable. I shouldn't need spacers up front now but I might use them to get even more steering out of it. We'll see.
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post #114 of 683 Old 10-05-2011, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Finally got myself a new place with a 2 car garage! Been collecting tools and parts for a little while now...

np435 and dana 300 with AA adapter and shaft


t176 bellhousing


mounted a 10" sub in a box in the jeep and put the amp under the seat


cleaned up the front end



hobart handler 187 (thank you girlfriend, I knew I picked you for a reason!)


another hp30 but a non CAD unit that I can truss
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post #115 of 683 Old 10-05-2011, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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Crane cover for the d30 to match the one on the 8.8 (pic from poly performance)


Two 0 degree and two 10 degree poly performance high clearance lower link mounts



Some ball joint dana 60 inner Cs for that rainy day when I make a 1 ton front end


spare np435 since the one I got has a cracked case and top cover, waggy pitman arm too


one HUGE 1-1/4 bolt for my upper on the front


some LH JJs


I got some rusty's forged joints that take OEM bushings that I'm gonna try for a while



4 heretic fab 4340 lower links
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Built half of my workbench with free lumber






picked up a 60 gallon air compressor, HF 20 ton press, and 16 speed drill press


I don't think I ever went over my build plans! Here's what I'm doing right now:

Complete np435/d300 swap behind the 4.0
AA adapter kit with shaft
homebrew flipped dana 300
twin stick'd
4 cyl CJ7 clutch slave cylinder
Ford/Jeep 10.5" 1-1/16" 10 spline clutch
AA or Novak pilot bushing
Ford/Jeep throw out bearing
T176 bellhousing, homebrew machining for CPS

3 link front
upper on driver's side
JJ on the upper, pressed into the housing
1-1/4 joints everywhere
28" long lowers
slightly longer uppers
multiple positions for adjustment of AS
2-3" stretch
panhard

I might make it a 4 link with panhard

4 link rear
4-5" stretch
triangulated uppers
JJs and bushings with 1-1/4 everywhere
~30" lowers
slightly longer uppers
multiple positions for AS
no sway bar
outboard shocks
gas tank "dimple" mod

HP30 will be getting polished a little bit more

gears and carrier will be sent to bobby long for cryo
Crane cover
RCVs
custom truss, bracing, gussets
Spicer ball joints when it needs 'em
Lockright or Aussie/Spartan if it starts acting up again or I destroy it
more steering, shooting for 40 degrees
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So where did ya pick up the dimple die set, and can you shoot me some info on the treatment on the gears? Thanks

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