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Unread 08-09-2010, 03:11 PM   #196
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. NOTE* If you are installing lift springs for the first time ever, keep in mind that the springeye/bushings will tell you which is forward and rearward for the spring. They only go one way. If you are trimming bushings (like I did) then you have either the wrong bushings, or you have the springs oriented the wrong way.

Thanks for the tip. The last set of leaf springs I installed was on a 80 chevy shortbed in 1983. I'll order my new springs this week and now know a little more than I did yesterday.

On the frame, I'll have to agree with AJ. Seems like your best bet is the frame shop. You're not out of alignment much and should be a quick easy teak to straighten it out. Good luck.
I tend to say big things with little experience! Keep in mind, and I should have stated, that the springs I have experience with are the ones on my Jeep. They have a large springeye at one end... it fits into the spring hanger on the frame... NOT the shackle!

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Unread 08-09-2010, 08:53 PM   #197
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Did ya'll take it to the frame shop today?
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Unread 08-09-2010, 09:41 PM   #198
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Skerr: Just wanted to comment that this is a well put together thread sir. Very entertaining and fun to watch. Awesome job with the pictures and posts so far.
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Unread 08-10-2010, 04:43 PM   #199
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Hey I'm wanting to go through the axles on mine. I know you are an hour + away from me. Would you be interested in helping me rebuild my front and rear axles like you and clay did? I want to replace to one piece axles in the rear, maybe a selectable locker and maybe a gear upgrade depending on what's in there now. I plan on doing a Mild Rebuild on the 258 and doing a Junkyard TBI swap. I want to run 35x12.50x15's and was wondering what gear ratio I should be looking at to keep it where I can roll 70mph easily. I was thinking of maybe a full time locker up front as well. Even though 4x4 won't be used much I'd rather beef up what I can now.... ya know?
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Unread 08-10-2010, 04:45 PM   #200
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And that guy has yet to get a hold of me. I don't think it's the frame you need though because he said it was pretty straight rails which would make it before '76. I've tried to get with him several times and I never get called back.
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Unread 08-11-2010, 05:01 AM   #201
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Computer's been down and I gotta run for now... have a good day!
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Skerr: Just wanted to comment that this is a well put together thread sir. Very entertaining and fun to watch. Awesome job with the pictures and posts so far.


Mark... much appreciated.
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Hey I'm wanting to go through the axles on mine. I know you are an hour + away from me. Would you be interested in helping me rebuild my front and rear axles like you and clay did? I want to replace to one piece axles in the rear, maybe a selectable locker and maybe a gear upgrade depending on what's in there now. I plan on doing a Mild Rebuild on the 258 and doing a Junkyard TBI swap. I want to run 35x12.50x15's and was wondering what gear ratio I should be looking at to keep it where I can roll 70mph easily. I was thinking of maybe a full time locker up front as well. Even though 4x4 won't be used much I'd rather beef up what I can now.... ya know?
Nick, I don't have that kind of knowledge. I have a friend that has a shop, and he let me help him put in my 1-pc axles! It wasn't all that difficult, especially if you make your living doing that kind of thing, but I wouldn't be comfortable trying to help with yours, as I have never done one on my own.
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Keep up the good work. I'm air compressorless for a while until I can buy a new valve plate for mine.... lookin like around $200 for the valve plate and gaskets Still not bad, I'll only have $350 in a $3000+ air compressor.
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Unread 08-11-2010, 05:17 PM   #205
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Well, now... my oldest son (remember, the lawn mower stunt driver!) downloaded a bunch of stuff yesterday that exceeded our maximum allowable limit, and we got booted from Hughesnet for 24 hours. I ended up talking to Beulah... in India... on a cell phone, to get our account reset! Thought I would have a coronary! Huh? What? Excuse me? No spikky inglish?? And Honey reminded me that Clay had to take his hog to the UF meatlab for a 4-H workshop that he signed up for. That meant that the trailer wasn't available to haul the frame to the shop! I can't take it tomorrow because I have a 4:00 meeting, even though I get off at 4:00! The good news is that I am once more connected to my National Jeep Hotline It looks like the frame is going on Monday afternoon, so to hold you over until then... here are some pics of Clay and Twinkie! I love Twinkies...
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That third picture was a little shocker. Especially for my GF who happened to be looking over my shoulder at the time.

I like bacon!
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Annnnddd... there is a pig in your thread. Wasn't expecting it.
Thread looks good sir, I've been checking yours so I don't have to go through the same headaches.
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That third picture was a little shocker. Especially for my GF who happened to be looking over my shoulder at the time.

I like bacon!
Apologies to the GF! Didn't think about that... but she doesn't think that bacon comes from the grocery store does she??

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Annnnddd... there is a pig in your thread. Wasn't expecting it.
Thread looks good sir, I've been checking yours so I don't have to go through the same headaches.
Don't watch mine man... I'm watching yours!!
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That third picture was a little shocker. Especially for my GF who happened to be looking over my shoulder at the time.

I like bacon!
I think things like this are important to see, especially for 95% of people who think hamburger comes from a styrofoam tray at the grocery store. Okay, so people know where meat comes from, but how many people have ever set foot on a farm or a slaughterhouse or anything like that? I think people today are too separated from the places and processes that bring us our food.
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