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post #1 of 5 Old 07-10-2004, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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converting a ford axle

So I am looking to rebuild a Ford 8.8 to fit under my TJ. Does anyone know of any good write ups for this? Also, what kind of welder is going to work best for attaching all the new brackets? I have a small wire feed, but there is no way it will cut it. Can I just hit it up with a stick welder? I hope so, this is where most of my experience is. Can the control arm mounts be raised up to make the bottom of the axle clean? I could just keep posting question after question about this so give me your input and help me clean up the idea.


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Quan has this one in his signature

http://members.cox.net/quanno/ford88.html

there are some good writeups at the bottom

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Haven't messed with TJ brackets...yet. However, 220 stick will be fine for the rear axle. That's what I used until I bought my Lincoln 175 wire feed. Without looking at a TJ's mounts, I don't know about moving the mounts up to gain clearance. I would however, be careful about throwing off the 4 links geometry unless you are well versed in suspension design and setup. Good luck!!

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How about a lincoln weld pak 100? I just got access to one this morning. No gas attachment but I am working on the bossman to get one added.

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For the brackets I would recommend a DC stick welder, and a expedienced if not certified welder..........have seen accidents in racing caused by failed brackets...not petty

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