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Unread 03-17-2010, 08:56 PM   #76
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I got the 8.8 mounted, wheels on ground, wheels on the ground, lookin like a fool with....sorry different song








New tires, discount tire wouldn't mount the 12 year old originals, my second powder coated rim came out better than the first.




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Unread 03-17-2010, 09:20 PM   #77
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DANG this looks awesome wish to do something like this after college or maybe during funds depending. loving the rims it will give the jeep a distinct looks besides the craig soft 8s
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Unread 03-17-2010, 09:24 PM   #78
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Looks good...i love that motor i think imma do that eventually
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Unread 03-18-2010, 08:50 PM   #79
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Looks really great and your jeep week isn't over yet. I hope the motor gets mounted soon.
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Unread 03-18-2010, 09:00 PM   #80
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Got the front track bar, shocks and T- case skid plate on.



Have an issue, tried to mount the rear shocks, I'm about 3/4 on an inch off. could be the mounts were welded wrong, but could it be that the axle is not angled up enough ? The rear of the spring perchs are touching the spring, while the front is are about a 1/2 off of them. I didn't measure the angle or the wedge that was in there now, my guess is its about a 1/2 inch.

The lift is 3 1/2 and the t-case drop on the skid plate is about 1/ 1/2 inches.




Also looking for sway bar brackets, only thing I can find is the drivers side? They all are listed as drivers side, are they the same for both?
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Unread 03-18-2010, 09:56 PM   #81
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Most people will say you don't need sway bars on a YJ because the leaf springs keep everything pretty stable. Just something to think about. I didn't have them on my 95 and had no issues.
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Unread 03-18-2010, 11:38 PM   #82
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Awesome project, and it is looking very good.

It is difficult to set your rear pinion angle properly without the engine/trans in the frame, and all the static wt on the tires. I can only assume you will be putting in SYE kit and using a CV shaft. You will want the rear pinion about 1.5-2* below pointing directly at your transfer case output. Once you get the pinion angle properly set you can reweld spring perches at the proper place and then you can reset your shock lower mounting points. I'm sorry but I haven't gone thru your entire thread post by post so I am not certain of your Transfer case plans, or whether you have done a "final" weld on your rear axle perches already. Either way, you will need to re-set your shock mounts.

In regards to the sway bar, there are many who ditch this. As far as the brackets, they both look the same to me on mine. Track bars are long gone though.

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Unread 03-20-2010, 09:28 AM   #83
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Thanks for the info, I'll wait till I get the drivetrain in before I mess with the shock mounts.

Found the brackets at a junkyard yesterday, they had a white 94 missing the hardtop and front axle, otherwise in mint condtion, paint was almost flawless.

They said it was sold and was a cash for clunkers jeep, thought they could not sell complete cars?

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Unread 03-20-2010, 11:28 AM   #84
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Your doing an awsome job. but I too noticed your pinion angle on your 8.8! I would put money on the fact that your gonna have problems with your driveshaft vibes. Did you weld your perchs on or did you buy it already set up like that? Looks to Me like you will have to cut your perchs off and redo them once you get the rest of the body and motor weight on your springs. Your axle will have to be rotated, up so your shock mounts might be allright. Also, when welding perchs back on, take out the pinion wedges from your spring packs. You can compensate for the wedges when you set the perchs. By removeing the wedges, you also gain about 5/8" in lift
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Unread 03-20-2010, 02:34 PM   #85
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Your doing an awsome job. but I too noticed your pinion angle on your 8.8! I would put money on the fact that your gonna have problems with your driveshaft vibes. Did you weld your perchs on or did you buy it already set up like that? Looks to Me like you will have to cut your perchs off and redo them once you get the rest of the body and motor weight on your springs. Your axle will have to be rotated, up so your shock mounts might be allright. Also, when welding perchs back on, take out the pinion wedges from your spring packs. You can compensate for the wedges when you set the perchs. By removeing the wedges, you also gain about 5/8" in lift
I had the axle mocked up like the D35, I never thought of removing the wedges by repostioning the perchs...I wait till close to the end of the build before I mess with it.

Off to try and get the pittman arm off the old steering box, where are my grenades...

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Unread 03-20-2010, 04:13 PM   #86
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I was wondering how you figured that angle to have a shop weld the perches. Since you will have cut off the perches and shock mounts, consider the PIA that will be from under the vehicle versus doing it now. Most guys bolt everything in and then tack the perches once you find the correct angle, which you can do after getting the LT1 in place. Now you need to make friends with someone around you shop with a welder, or buy one. A $1,200 welder is never in the budget, but a good thing to own. Keep up the good work - you're inspiring.
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Unread 03-21-2010, 08:57 PM   #87
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I was wondering how you figured that angle to have a shop weld the perches. Since you will have cut off the perches and shock mounts, consider the PIA that will be from under the vehicle versus doing it now. Most guys bolt everything in and then tack the perches once you find the correct angle, which you can do after getting the LT1 in place. Now you need to make friends with someone around you shop with a welder, or buy one. A $1,200 welder is never in the budget, but a good thing to own. Keep up the good work - you're inspiring.
That's what I'm going to do, wait till I get the drivetrain and tub in.

Vacations over , guess progress will be a little slower.....Got the sway bar in and got the other 2 rims powder coated, will get tires mounted this week.

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Unread 03-22-2010, 09:04 PM   #88
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Ok, let's see how many feathers I can ruffle here..... This is what I plan on mounting low in the hood.


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Unread 03-23-2010, 08:55 PM   #89
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It's your Jeep brother and with a full garage there is no question you are a corvette guy...that is a corvette part I assume?
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It's your Jeep brother and with a full garage there is no question you are a corvette guy...that is a corvette part I assume?
Looks like it's off a 301 Pontiac Trans Am maybe it was a 301 Turbo. It's your Jeep but I'm not a fan of hood scoops on jeeps
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