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post #61 of 881 Old 02-15-2008, 09:38 PM
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I ordered some Rancho RS9000 shocks today. I also ordered some of these to help with my "Clayton-copy" long arm build:

http://www.4wdfactory.biz/osc2.2/pro...roducts_id=242
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post #62 of 881 Old 02-15-2008, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Isn't that piece cool?? I had no idea anyone made such an animal.

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still watching...and waiting...

I want to go long arm as well but i just cant see ******* over that kind of cash so your build may be just what Im looking for.

Funny how you said "that kind of animal" me and my wife say the same thing about things all the time and peole look at us funny....
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Is that a public Jeep trail in Bastrop? I've been looking for a place to wheel but it seems there arnt any around me. Bastrop would be the closest so far.
Here's a list of places I have compiled but I have yet to get to any of them...some are closer than others...

Wheelin' Places:
http://tejas4x4.com/TexasOffroadPark...1/Default.aspx

Katemcy Rocks (http://www.katemcyrocks.com/) KATEMCY ROCKS features over 800 acres of granite rock providing an off road experience like no other in the state.

AGR Wheelin Ranch (http://www.thewheelinranch.com/index.htm) The Wheelin' Ranch is located about 90 minutes NW of Dallas.

Barnwell Mountain (http://www.texasmotorizedtrails.com/Off-Road Areas/) TMTCs 1st Property was officially opened in July 2000 and has become one of the premiere off-highway parks in the United States.

Long Ranch (http://www.longranch.org/) Long Ranch is located in Llano County on 1,300 acres of creekside land. We have miles of trail ranging from mild to extreme.

Mud Creek Offroad Park (http://www.mudcreekoffroadpark.com/) Mud Creek Off Road Park is located in Jacksonville, Texas in the Piney Woods Region of East Texas. The park incorporates about 3,700 acres and varies in elevation from 500 on the highest hilltop down to 300 in Mud Creek bottom. On the west side of the park, the 600 acres of terrain is made up of rolling green hills with some wooded patches and small creeks.

Shiloh Ridge (http://www.shilohridge.com/) Two miles north of historical El Camino Real.

Alligator Run (http://alligatorrunpark.com/) Trail Runs and Mudding near Longview, Texas.

Satan's Playground (http://www.sp-orv.com/) Rock Crawling 7 Miles South of Ozona Texas.

General Sam's Off-Road Wilderness Park (http://www.generalsams.com/) Near Huntsville Texas.

Tire Trax Offroad Tanch
http://www.tiretraxranch.com/home.php

Spring Creek Offroad (http://www.springcreekoffroad.com/) Wheeling near Houston, Texas.

Brazos Valley Off-Road Ranch (BVORR) (http://www.brazosvalleyoffroadranch.com/) Brazos Valley Off-Road Ranch (BVORR) is approximately 200 acres located in Bryan/College Station, Texas.

Cline Ranch Offroad Park (http://www.clineranch.com/) We sit on 400 scenic acres located in the Hill Country, only 20 miles Northwest of San Antonio near Medina Lake.

Primative Acres Guest Ranch (http://www.primitiveacres.com/atvjeep.htm) ATV's, Jeeps, 4 Wheelers, Dirt Bikes, Dune Buggies and other 4X4's Welcome!

D-Day 4x4 (http://www.dday4x4.com/) Wheeling in North East Oklahoma.

SuperliftORV Park (http://www.orvpark.com/) Huge Park in Hot Springs Arkansas.

River Run Park (http://www.riverrunpark.com/) ATV and 4x4 Park near Jacksonville, Texas.


Big Bend National Park (http://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/bkroads.htm) Backcountry Road Condition Report. Updated weekly. Please respect the trail rules here!

Guadalupe Mountains National Park (http://www.nps.gov/archive/gumo/gumo/4x4.htm) The Williams Ranch Road is a 4x4 trail along the west side of the Guadalupe Mountains. It offers views of El Capitan and surrounding areas.

Big Bend Ranch State Park (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/f...tivities.phtml) Two short "jeep roads" leading to backcountry camping areas are currently available for 4-wheel drive vehicles.

Cheers! M2
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post #65 of 881 Old 03-13-2008, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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Finally!!

Well, this project has been on hold while I sold my old house, bought the new one, and eventually got the new garage set up well enough to start making sparks, but yesterday I finally started making my long arm setup. I'm basically modeling it after Clayton's kit, primarily because I got the square steel tubing for free-fifty-free. Lance (geauxturbo) did this as well and has been really helpful answering some of my questions while I get ready for the fabrication. Thanks, bud!

Here's some pics of what I'm starting with. The raw steel:


Bushing sleeves and square tube threaded inserts:


A few of the Johnny Joints I'll be using:


Rough outline of the front radius arms. The upper piece of steel will be cut to make the upper control arms:


The chassis end:


The axle end:

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post #66 of 881 Old 03-13-2008, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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First bushing sleeve welded into place:


Insert welded into place. Notice the holes in the arms for plug welds:


Plug welds filled and somewhat ground down:


A finished lower minus the bracketry to mount the upper to it. Today I'll build the chassis mounts and upper control arm mounts:


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post #67 of 881 Old 03-13-2008, 08:52 AM
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Fricken Awesome! I have been thinking about making my own adjustable short arms then when I want to go long arm I can reuse the Johnny joints, or sell them and get new ones. Just not ready to weld brackets on the frame yet. Speaking of which what are you doing for brackets? I didn't see it earlier but I may have missed it. Also where did you get those bushings and housing?

Thanks for posting up those square tubing adapters.
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are u building both upper long arms and lower long arms?
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are u building both upper long arms and lower long arms?
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Rough outline of the front radius arms. The upper piece of steel will be cut to make the upper control arms:
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What tweba said.

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ok so i guess your making short arm uppers and long arm lowers?

are u worried about driveshafts binding? cuz i herd if u do that it will cause the axle to twist werid and cause the shafts to bind?
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It'll be a radius arm front setup and the rear will be triangulated with long uppers and lowers.

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SQ tube threaded inserts?

Where did you buy the square tube threaded inserts?

Thanks

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It'll be a radius arm front setup and the rear will be triangulated with long uppers and lowers.

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o alright! sounds good!
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I ordered some Rancho RS9000 shocks today. I also ordered some of these to help with my "Clayton-copy" long arm build:

http://www.4wdfactory.biz/osc2.2/pro...roducts_id=242


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