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post #76 of 107 Old 10-15-2011, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Messed with the suspension brackets a little today. Cut and trimmed a piece of 2" x 1/4" angle




Then I'll tie it into some 1/4" plate that will sit on top of the ballistic brackets. I'll then weld the round coil base to that.




On the drivers side basically going to build a third leg and then tie them all together with plate like the other side




Also used a spot weld cutter and seperated the rear fenders. Hopefully I'll get them cut out tomorrow.




A friend is moving out of his storage shed and needed a place to keep his welder so I quickly volunteered my house!



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post #77 of 107 Old 10-16-2011, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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post #78 of 107 Old 10-17-2011, 06:27 AM
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I'm using the same springs and similar trim- looks good!
I wonder how the ride is on those springs compared to the XJ.

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post #79 of 107 Old 10-25-2011, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Got the front axle pulled and fired up the welder today. Only got the driver side finished. At the FD tomorrow, so hopefully I will get done mowing early Thurs. and can finish the pass side. Looked at the leaking freeze plugs and they are worse than I thought. Since the axle it out I'm going to go ahead and replace them all. Have a deal pending on my SBC and TH350. Suppose to be picked up on Sunday and should give me enough cash to get this rolling under its own power again.




Made a third "leg" so I can offset the coil seats. Traced the ballistic bracket onto a 4" x 1/4" piece os steel and then cut it out.





And then went to town...











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post #80 of 107 Old 10-25-2011, 06:16 PM
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Very cool.

Front looks ultra freaking wide. Are you going to swap to SRW hubs?

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post #81 of 107 Old 10-26-2011, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Very cool.

Front looks ultra freaking wide. Are you going to swap to SRW hubs?
It's about 85.75" No plans to swap to SRW hubs now, maybe when I wear these tires out. I'll match the rear width with spacers.
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post #82 of 107 Old 10-26-2011, 04:41 PM
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What's the actual diameter on the 40s? I measured some 38.5 boggers at 36.5.

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post #83 of 107 Old 10-26-2011, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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About 38.5 @ 20psi
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post #84 of 107 Old 10-28-2011, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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post #85 of 107 Old 10-28-2011, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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nice build.... will be following
Thanks!


Started cleaning up the frame to plate it and making a duct tape template



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post #86 of 107 Old 10-30-2011, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Laid the front frame plate template out on some 1/8" steel




Still need to trim them up a bit to fit better and drill rosette holes.

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post #87 of 107 Old 11-20-2011, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Just got done placing these orders:

Barnes 4WD - 2 DOM sleeves w/bushings, adj. upper link mount, axle link tower and frame link mounts

Liquid Iron Ind. - 2 Johnny Joints and DIY front bumper brackets

Clayton Offroad - 4 square tube inserts, 4 jam nuts and 6 bolts, washers, nuts




Also got the front axle back under the Jeep today. Shooting for front axle placement somewhere around here.

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post #88 of 107 Old 11-20-2011, 08:53 PM
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So is that around 3 inches of front stretch? Looks like the ticket to me.

Good to see you're keeping on this.

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post #89 of 107 Old 11-21-2011, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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So is that around 3 inches of front stretch? Looks like the ticket to me.

Good to see you're keeping on this.
I think it's about 2-3. Once I get everything in place I'll measure the wheelbase and be able to figure it out. The rear is +3 now but may go to 4 if I use one of the offset spring perch holes.
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post #90 of 107 Old 11-26-2011, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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My Barnes 4WD order arrived yesterday while I was at work. My other 2 orders should be here Monday, and of course I'm on duty again


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