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Unread 04-17-2011, 12:25 PM   #16
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Great looking yj man props on the build

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Unread 04-17-2011, 12:43 PM   #17
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nice

Good lookin jeep man.. I like the black tops on redmore than tan. looks good
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Unread 05-03-2011, 09:58 PM   #18
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Thanks for the comments guys, keep em coming along with any Q's that may pop up.

I am working on tube fenders for it right now. I had a pair of trashed front fenders from my old YJ build up (rebuilt after a roll-over) that I am basing the fronts off of. Will post up pics and info when I get some more progress, and free time.
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Unread 05-07-2011, 03:31 PM   #19
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Didn't read anywhere, but did you have to move the spring perches on the axle? About how much did you have to move them if you did? Same for the rear.
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Unread 05-07-2011, 04:48 PM   #20
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I cut the stock rear perches off and moved them to the top of the axle. I set them of top of the axle then jacked it up to where it was just touching the springs. I then measured from the backing plate to each perch and moved the axle around until they were even. Then I roughly set the pinion angle by eye. A quick tack weld to keep things from moving around and then I jacked the back up to get the weight on it so I can be sure I had the angle right. After I was sure I burned them in.

The front was a bit more complicated, but not much. I got new perches since the driver's side was originally cast into the pumpkin. Because of the extra material on the drivers side I had to modify the perch to sit even with the passenger side, basically I just used a torch and opened the cutout larger and deeper so it would sit down on the casting. I made the mistake of aligning the new perches parallel to the old ones, moved in to the new locations the same way the rear was done, only to find out that my caster angle was off. A couple degree shims are in place right now until I can get the time to drop the axle and move the perches.

If you are going SUA the front perches are about 1" to far apart for the YJ springs so a little modifying is all it would take to get it to sit right in place. For the rear I think its about the same, but it only takes a few minutes to cut off the old perches and relocate them to their new position and re-weld. You would probably want to do this anyway to change the pinion angle.
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Unread 05-08-2011, 06:43 PM   #21
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alright, cool. I noticed you said you moves the rear perches to the top of the axle. On my axles the perches are already SOA on the rear, maybe a difference in years?
What size springs are you running? stock, 2.5"?
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Unread 05-09-2011, 07:37 PM   #22
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I am using the 2.5" Skyjacker lift springs that were on it when I got it. I liked the ride and they flexed really nicely. My axles came from an '80 Wagoneer.
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Unread 05-17-2011, 08:18 PM   #23
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Went wheeling the other day, got wheel hop really bad and ended up destroying the U-joint straps on the first hill of the trail. Decided the time is right for a traction bar, and in order to prevent extra stresses on the axle housing decided a truss was in order. $45 in 2" .188 DOM tubing and an hour and half later and I bent and welded up a truss for myself.

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Unread 05-18-2011, 09:39 PM   #24
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UPS showed up on time! Suprised the crap out of me!

Anyway, on to the next piece of the puzzle.
Built up an anti-wrap bar/traction bar out of 3/16th wall 1.25"OD wall DOM tubing. Heim joints, inserts and mount tabs were ordered from Spidertrax Off Road.







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Unread 06-04-2011, 06:42 AM   #25
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hey mopar the yj is looking great!
i don't know if you remember me from your old v8 swap thread but, i have more questions.
check the build thread i got it in there and running, now it's time for final assembly.
if memory serves you used the stock radiator? how well does it cool your motor?
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5.2lswap, metalcloaks, bedliner, tucked belly, d60's, soon to be nv4500 and d300.
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Unread 06-04-2011, 10:35 AM   #26
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I have not had any kind of cooling issue whatsoever. Never seen temps higher than 210, even in 100+ degree days. Having said that, when I get everything else finished and have a little bit of extra $ laying around I do want to upgrade it, mainly so I have the outlets on the correct side so I can use 1 piece hoses instead of my cut and splice setup, which works, but the more joints you have the more leak possibilities there are.
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Unread 08-22-2011, 06:07 PM   #27
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Very nice work. You definitely have skills! Are you an engineer?
I'm considering swapping out my 2.5L for a 5.2, so I found this thread very interesting and timely. Maybe I missed it, but what t-case did you go with?
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Unread 08-22-2011, 06:16 PM   #28
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mopar... have you thought of a d300 swap?
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Unread 08-22-2011, 07:51 PM   #29
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I went with the stock YJ 231 T-case. They are plenty stout for mild V8 duty and can be upgraded quite easily to handle a built V8.
There are better, but I didnt want to go with a different side drop t-case and have to deal with all the changes associated with making it work.
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Unread 08-22-2011, 08:05 PM   #30
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good looking build!
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