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Unread 11-11-2013, 06:36 PM   #2101
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It's not even cold yet.
I know But its cold to me !
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Snow wheelin, ya got to live a lil Greg
The festiva wouldn't make it to far off the pavement . I have snow wheeled a few times but its not something we get to do often .

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Unread 11-13-2013, 08:34 PM   #2102
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I have everything for the rear shock outboard except for the upper spring perches . Nate moved his stock ones and they look great , but I am not sure that I have the patience to go that
route . The Rokmen setup looks nice , but I am open to suggestions . What would you use if you couldn't reuse your stock upper perches ?
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Unread 11-13-2013, 08:36 PM   #2103
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These would be clean....

http://www.barnes4wd.com/Coil-Spring...ame_p_277.html

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Unread 11-13-2013, 08:40 PM   #2104
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But I'm telling you... they come off really quite easy after you drop your tank. The Barnes would be cool though and if I knew then (fab wise) what I know now, I may have gone the Barnes route just for cool points.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 08:40 PM   #2105
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All the aftermarket versions look like they sit off the frame too much. I re-used the factory perch and even trimmed them so they would sit up as high and tight to the frame as I could get them. I thought it was relatively easy to cut the factory welds on the outside and then just hammered them back and forth until the welds on the inside broke free.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 08:53 PM   #2106
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All the aftermarket versions look like they sit off the frame too much. I re-used the factory perch and even trimmed them so they would sit up as high and tight to the frame as I could get them. I thought it was relatively easy to cut the factory welds on the outside and then just hammered them back and forth until the welds on the inside broke free.

Everyone that I have seen locally has done this. Just reuse whats there as long as its not corroded.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 07:22 AM   #2107
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I agree with Mike that a lot of the aftermarket perches come off the frame too much and will make your *** sit high up in the air. When originally relocating mine I did the following,

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If you cut the bracket off entirely and tuck it like I did you wont have to worry about spring height and your rig will continue to sit level
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Unread 11-14-2013, 07:32 AM   #2108
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I have everything for the rear shock outboard except for the upper spring perches . Nate moved his stock ones and they look great , but I am not sure that I have the patience to go that route . The Rokmen setup looks nice , but I am open to suggestions . What would you use if you couldn't reuse your stock upper perches ?
It takes no time at all to move the stock ones. I cut the frame bracket off the stock disk and made new plates to attach the spring plate to the frame on Flop. I will see if I can find pictures.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 09:29 AM   #2109
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Hey man.

Just something I thought may catch your interest...I'm currently building a trailer frame setup with trailing arm suspension which will hopefully be done for my trip EJS then I'm just gonna slap my black tub on the new frame. I'm really interested in how the ride will compare and frankly I'm not sure all the work is gonna make much of a difference. But I just gotta find out for myself.

Have you researched that suspension setup at all...any thoughts ?
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Unread 11-14-2013, 06:01 PM   #2110
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But I'm telling you... they come off really quite easy after you drop your tank. The Barnes would be cool though and if I knew then (fab wise) what I know now, I may have gone the Barnes route just for cool points.
After looking at your pictures and Lu's below , I think the fact that the factory ones sit so close with a little trimming makes them a viable candidate .

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All the aftermarket versions look like they sit off the frame too much. I re-used the factory perch and even trimmed them so they would sit up as high and tight to the frame as I could get them. I thought it was relatively easy to cut the factory welds on the outside and then just hammered them back and forth until the welds on the inside broke free.
I can handle some hammer time as I dont mind cutting the outside welds, but I dreaded the inside welds .
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Everyone that I have seen locally has done this. Just reuse whats there as long as its not corroded.
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I agree with Mike that a lot of the aftermarket perches come off the frame too much and will make your *** sit high up in the air. When originally relocating mine I did the following,

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After:




If you cut the bracket off entirely and tuck it like I did you wont have to worry about spring height and your rig will continue to sit level
I like that it will sit level , thanks for the pics Lu .
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It takes no time at all to move the stock ones. I cut the frame bracket off the stock disk and made new plates to attach the spring plate to the frame on Flop. I will see if I can find pictures.
Post up if you find them . Did they stay tight to the frame like Lu's did ?

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Hey man.

Just something I thought may catch your interest...I'm currently building a trailer frame setup with trailing arm suspension which will hopefully be done for my trip EJS then I'm just gonna slap my black tub on the new frame. I'm really interested in how the ride will compare and frankly I'm not sure all the work is gonna make much of a difference. But I just gotta find out for myself.

Have you researched that suspension setup at all...any thoughts ?
When I first started building my trailer I looked at ( I think ) sierra treks trailers as they used air bagged trailing arms . I really like the clearance you gained in the middle , but in the end the added complexity steered me towards a traditional axle . I will keep an eye on your thread for the updates on the new frame buildup .
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Unread 11-16-2013, 05:56 PM   #2111
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Aluminum tonneau is bent up and ready for Kimbo to go pick up . Let me tell you , she is all kinds of excited to go get it

On a different note I am going to lift my seats over Thanksgiving . I am 6'2" and I find myself stretching to see sometimes , so I am adding an inch square stock
under the seat brackets .
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Unread 11-16-2013, 06:00 PM   #2112
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Aluminum tonneau is bent up and ready for Kimbo to go pick up . Let me tell you , she is all kinds of excited to go get it On a different note I am going to lift my seats over Thanksgiving . I am 6'2" and I find myself stretching to see sometimes , so I am adding an inch square stock under the seat brackets .
What do the bend? The sides over at a 90? Then you will do the corners.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 06:08 PM   #2113
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What do the bend? The sides over at a 90? Then you will do the corners.
Yep , its a giant pan with four flanges . I plan on tracing the radius out underneath and cutting out all four corners . Once its all fitted I will roll four matching corner flanges and then spool gun them in place .

Being as you are the color king , any ideas on painting it ? I like the idea of matching my hood , but white with a black pinstripe would keep it cool inside and sort of tie in . I so wish I had photo chop skills sometimes .
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Unread 11-16-2013, 06:21 PM   #2114
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Just drag it out with the Jeep next year, I will hook it up how ever you want. No additional charge.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 06:37 PM   #2115
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Just drag it out with the Jeep next year, I will hook it up how ever you want. No additional charge.
Giggity !

Still unsure of the color and open to suggestions ...
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