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Unread 05-28-2013, 06:13 AM   #2671
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that has to be one of the most unique track bar placements ive seen
Same set up I used on Flop, borrowed the idea from Blaine. It works well, but is hard to package on a JK axle with the draglink set up.

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Unread 05-29-2013, 07:02 AM   #2672
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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.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 08:19 PM   #2673
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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.



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Aligning the pinion and the Inner C.

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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.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 09:40 PM   #2674
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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
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Unread 05-31-2013, 06:28 AM   #2675
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I loved everything about the build until that… :/
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Unread 05-31-2013, 06:34 AM   #2676
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I loved everything about the build until thatů :/
Why? Do you understand why it's needed with these axles?
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Unread 05-31-2013, 07:05 AM   #2677
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Why? Do you understand why it's needed with these axles?
See why I was sceptic for sharing. Some people just don't get it.

And don't explain why they don't.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 07:09 AM   #2678
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Nah man, I'm glad you did. You obviously know I'll be doing the same thing and in my head, it really was that easy. Glad to see it worked out as we thought it would.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 07:38 AM   #2679
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I loved everything about the build until that… :/
Honestly why the hate? Hendrix has proven over and over that he knows what he's doing.

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Unread 05-31-2013, 07:42 AM   #2680
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See why I was sceptic for sharing. Some people just don't get it.
Please keep sharing everything, i live for updates from this work of art...
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I've got an unrelated question referencing those pics you posted a few days ago: where'd you pick up that door hinge hardware? Sorry for the derail...
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Unread 05-31-2013, 07:54 AM   #2682
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I've got an unrelated question referencing those pics you posted a few days ago: where'd you pick up that door hinge hardware? Sorry for the derail...
Which door hinges, the black powder coated ones?

Edit: The stainless hardware came from a local bolt and screw vendor. Every exposed bolt on the Jeep has the same hardware now.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 08:11 AM   #2683
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i didnt realize JK castor was less than TJs. how much did you have to rotate? and do you see there being any issue with shock mounts since they will be pointed a wee bit back now?
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Unread 05-31-2013, 08:12 AM   #2684
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The stainless hardware came from a local bolt and screw vendor. Every exposed bolt on the Jeep has the same hardware now.
Thank you. I'm trying to get find some stainless stuff that will match the countersunk recess on my hinge plates; hopefully one of the local people in my area will have it. Black/stainless looks nice.

Oh, good work on the axle, too.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 08:15 AM   #2685
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i didnt realize JK castor was less than TJs. how much did you have to rotate? and do you see there being any issue with shock mounts since they will be pointed a wee bit back now?
I dialed the shock mounts in with the caster setting. The only thing that changed is the pinion will face the transfer case better.

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