sucker is gonna be sick! awesome build. Built a Cherokee on 53"s with 1 tons.. definitely wasn't as sweet as yours ha. subscribed!
53"s? Throw some pics up here! I don't mind, I'm not too picky about it being a "me me me me me" build thread.
Thanks so much.
Comments keep me going, sometimes I sit in the garage and just think "you son of a..", which makes me laugh because what I'm doing is absolutely peanuts compared to what so many guys are building. Gives me a whole new respect for their talent.
FINALLY got a hold of some guys who can bend my 2" 1/4"-wall - nice guys, but they want me to wait 5 to 10 business days just to throw some bends into 2 pieces of tube!
Nothing I can do though. What I figured is this, I shortened my lowers:
TOTAL LENGTH (eye to eye):
Heim and shank length = 3.5" (3/4" shank showing w/ jam nut on) (ergo the 7" differences).
The lowers will have a 20* bend that is 10.5" up the tube (14" up the link total), to clear the tires, which will decrease the overall length of the lower links by 3/4" (0.71" exact) to a length of a rounded 36.25". I think that should work well.
Been trying to do some odds and ends. Making a quick box spacer to replace that piece of crap cast piece. Made it out of 1/4" and extended it down the rail a bit, try to add some stiffness in there. Cut my shock hoops to length (I cut like 10" out of them!), just waiting for my friend to be available this week to neatly notch them.
Put the steering gear back together, except for the bloody snap ring. I can't get it in the groove for the life of me. Any tips? I'm marring the damn expensive aluminum hydro assist cap with my punches and screwdrivers.
Also need a longer pitman arm, but that's up in the air for a bit. Mine's only 5.5" eye to eye, and has a major drop.
Additionally, on another note, my power steering in my DD went out. Wooooo fun times.