Going to finish the sleeves on the front axle tonight, then paint it at work tomorrow sometime. Finish painting the frame and coil over hoops up front this weekend. Then it's reassembly time for the front.
New calipers, rotors, JK factory brake hoses, synergy ball joints, new master cylinder , all new steel brake lines. I have a BTF diffcover coming for the front and rear to protect the gears, and some Yukon 5:13s.
I would like to have the front assembled and sitting on its own weight by Sunday so I can start tearing down the rear axle for final welding and paint next week.
Worked on the front axle a little tonight. Finally made the decision to cut the tubes, rotate the C for Great castor. The difference in TJ and JK axles is the fact you have to point the pinion down a little to correctly add enough caster to get the thing to drive right.
Cut off the tube about 8" in then rotated it, used the inner sleeve to keep it all straight then tacked back in place.
Aligning the pinion and the Inner C.
Some outer sleeves would have really tightened it all up. But, I have all the bracket already on the 30. If this Jeep ever gets another axle I will do both to it.
I love your build man. As for the outer sleeve, IIRC they are usually two pieces? I'm sure you could work around the brackets if you really wanted to outer sleeve it
1996 ZJ- 4.0, [COLOR="Purple"]AX-15 5SPD/NP242[/COLOR], RE 4.5" lift, 36x12.50x16.5 Goodyear military surplus tires, Longarms/Tri-4 link/one ton axle build/swap in progress, arb bumper, a bunch of other goodies
1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
[CENTER][COLOR="Blue"]RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten[/COLOR]
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[QUOTE=bddisi;6376248]Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D[/QUOTE]
Honestly why the hate? Hendrix has proven over and over that he knows what he's doing.
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