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Unread 12-24-2011, 11:58 PM   #31
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<snip>And Joe you can see where I notched my frame for the drag link. I will be full Hydro now so maybe I will cap the notch off, maybe not.<snip>
Ahh, I just saw this. Thanks for the pics & update, Jason.

It looks like frame frenching is in my future. I took a closer look today to see if I could do what fratis mentioned (install the links below the hysteer arms) and the leafs are in the way.

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Unread 01-07-2012, 08:20 AM   #32
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That pic of your high steer arms makes me nervous! Hate for them to break on the trail.
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Unread 01-07-2012, 12:11 PM   #33
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That pic of your high steer arms makes me nervous! Hate for them to break on the trail.
Trust me the stock caps that I welded to are cast "steel" not a cast "iron".

I spray welded them with a pre-heat around 200*, its a 100% weld double fillet and I back ground the root.
I did a sample with another cap that I just welded cold, 19 volts and 190 IPM's no bevel and back grind. I beat on them with a 3lbs hammer and they didn't fail.

Now count in the fact that I will be spreading the load out over the OEM lower arms and I feel they will be fine.

If theres a failing point I will find it and if its does fail I will post the info and Pic's, I like posting what breaks on my rig.

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Unread 01-07-2012, 01:28 PM   #34
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Your steering, especially running hydro is going to a lot more force than you beating it with a 3 pound hammer. One good roll or bouncing off a rock / tree with the wheel turned will put a huge force on that weld.
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Unread 01-07-2012, 03:36 PM   #35
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Trust me guys this not my first try at this

And I'm not thie first persion to do this, I got the idea from thread on Pirate maybe 6-7 years ago.

Again if it fails I will eat crow and admit it.

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Unread 01-15-2012, 12:48 AM   #36
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updates? how is the rear steer going?
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Unread 01-15-2012, 06:56 AM   #37
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updates? how is the rear steer going?
I got real buisy cutting tree's, so that was taking my time after work also.

Only real update I have is I'm getting my bender back and I found at a friends house a set of NON neck down stock inner shafts for the 78/79 front axle.

I have some time coming up this week and want to have the front steering done.
Rear just needs to be removed and welded, sorry no real updates as of yet life has a way of bogging me down.

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Unread 01-15-2012, 04:40 PM   #38
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Looks good.

Here's what I did for steering on my GM 60. I got tired of breaking ARP chromoly studs in the knuckle and having to extract them, and having to stop after every trail and re-torque the high steer arms, so I got rid of them all together. Now the only thing those bolts have to do is hold the kingpin cap on. There's no lateral force on them at all. Rode hard all season like this without having to touch it (obviously since I didn't even take them off to paint them yet) including a week at the hammers.



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Unread 01-15-2012, 07:01 PM   #39
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Yes that idea crossed my mind, if you look here at a old Pirate thread http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...hlight=knuckle thats how they worked for years.
My goal was to re-use these arms and knuckles but the arms were not mine ( on loan from a friend for 6 years ) but there getting sold with the old axle.

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Unread 04-15-2012, 09:22 AM   #40
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Well I'm getting close, real close. Should be a running steering rig this week, I hope. I need to make two Hydro lines for the front, got a stuck caliper bleader screw on the rear and the front brakes dont seem to work anymore eather
I think the front brakes have something to do with the rears not bleed right, if not i will have to pop on another set of calipers, used one's of course.

I will update with a hole bunch of Pics very soon.

List of what needs to be done,

Weld the rearsteer and steering valve mounts.
Add oil to the diffs.
Front line's.
Charge the air shocks.
Install front shocks.
Bleed the steering.

Got a run at my house on May 6th, I hope to be on the trail on the weekend before.
Heres a local site with last falls run,
http://newenglandjeepz.org/forum/pho...ys-little-run/

Thats why I upgraded to rearsteer, I had to keep up with my friends

Pics soon,
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Unread 04-15-2012, 02:13 PM   #41
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Ok here's some Pics.







Front,











That last Pic of the ram I had to make a Bung that welded to the end of the rod. I wanted to drill and tap it for a 3/4x16 thread but it didn't fit in my little lathe. So I fabbed a bung and welded it on.
Plus I made all my own Mis spacers from brass, that took some time.

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Unread 04-15-2012, 02:34 PM   #42
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the front shock mounts are interesting....


everything looks awesome though... need some video of you on the trail.
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Unread 04-15-2012, 02:44 PM   #43
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Front shocks are old and kinda home made, they came from a friend who raced dirt trucks. And one chrome rod is bent, I hammerd it back straight but it only has to last one seasion of wheeling, next year its off to 3 link for the front.
I had those shocks on the jeep for 7 years now and there done but they still kinda work

Vids will be on the 6th of May, got a huge run at my house and I'm itching.

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Unread 04-15-2012, 08:48 PM   #44
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Looks cool!
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Unread 04-15-2012, 09:42 PM   #45
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I'd like to see more pics and tech on what you are using to control the rear hydro setup.

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