Like I said, this weekend was a tease. False advertising at it's best! I somehow got lucky and picked the nicest non mosquito weather possible for the area. Oh, another thing I noticed... Inbred hillbilly looking people there seem to be able to land some smoking hot chicks!!! Seems like the less you care about your physical appearance the harder the chick will work her butt off to look smoking hot for you!
Yeah, that would be a cool FI 4.0 six speed upgrade! 454 would require MASSIVE mods, a cummins would be far too heavy for those springs too, and long! It looks pretty cool, but the frame looks like its pretty heavily rusted from the front in that one pic! It could use the xj axles and everything too! Lots of work, and probably not much return on investment. Coup be fun though, but then again, that's what the tj is for. If it were a 67, it would be better, no smog!
The difference between stupidity and ignorance. Ignorance is doing something wrong and not knowing better. Stupidity is knowing better, but doing it anyway. Don't be stupid!
but the frame looks like its pretty heavily rusted from the front in that one pic!
Heavily rusted? Thats cute.
just because something is brown doesnt mean its rusted. It likely doesnt have any paint on that portion of the frame (we arent talking about the brown bumper) and it has been exposed to the elements. just because there is corrosion and surface rust doesnt make the frame 'rusty' or 'rusted'
You shoulod have seen the frame of my 97 TJ.
i just used a screw driver to knock off the flaky chunks of metal then painted over it with rustoleum and never saw another spec of rust on it. i could literally flake off silver dollar sized layers of rust, and that wasnt even 'dangerous' rust.
I actually made the comment yesterday that it's quite impressive how badly rusted some of the newer cars back there were! Like cars that are 5 years old with holes in fenders and completely reshaped jagged rusty edged body lines. I was curious what the undersides would've looked like! LOL
So, turns out all I'll need to lift the trailer is a few pieces of rectangle stock....
The torsion axle is a full assembly in itself. It is a square tube, with a flange on either end, that bolts to a frame extension that hangs down, thus keeping it centered between the two sides of the frame.
all it would need for lift is a piece of stock between the top of the flange and the actual frame. This would just add x amount of inches between the axle and the frame.
So, if one were to weld (securely) 2 pieces of stock to the top of the axle mounting flanges, then drill holes through them, and mount it to the frame extensions like that, it would be lifted.
LOL, yep!!! WAY TOO MUCH RUST THERE FOR ME TO DEAL WITH!!! HAHAHA
Is there like a "C" notch that the torsion basically is running thru the frame plate I guess you could say? Am I seeing that right?
From those pictures it's looking like you just need to basically unbolt that housing and create a means of lowering it down right? I'm 99% sure I've got some 2"x3" rectangle stuff laying around that's more then thick enough to hold up if you think that would work. I'm also 99% sure I have some 2"x2" square also (male receiver hitch material) that would possibly work too?
Not sure your schedule but maybe I'll try to swing by one evening this week to check it out in person and if it looks like something fairly simple (couple hours type deal) maybe we can knock it out this weekend or even next weekend since it looks like it's going to be even cooler and we'd be doing it in my driveway. It's not shaded till about 4ish in the driveway so depending on time we might be in the sun...
Oh and speaking of trailers... Roooooouuuubbbbiccooon, if you still need that piece welded up shoot me a PM, I'm sure we could knock that out one evening this week also or this weekend.
I'm typically home around 4-5ish so anytime after that and plan on being out in the garage most of this weekend. Today and Friday evening are tentatively booked though. LOL
PM me if you want to try and figure something out so it doesn't get lost in this thread and I miss it possibly.