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Unread 08-03-2003, 02:01 PM   #1
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clutch linkage relocation with 1" body lift

Hi all.

Shown below is my new clutch linkage with the 1" poly lift from daystar

http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/bc/cb4...c=ph%26.view=t

Problem is, it looks way off. Anyone done this and had to fab up a relocation bracket or possibly know of where to get one already fabbed?

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Unread 08-03-2003, 05:09 PM   #2
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There are two things you can do. The first one being, weld on a bracker 1in longer and redrill some holes, then add 1in to you cluth linkage from the pedal.

Or number two. Dont worry about it. I have seen pleny of cj's running around like that and even worse. It may not be the most correct thing to do. But it works just fine.
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One potential problem I see is clearance between the bellcrank and the frame and lines. As the engine moves in it's mounts as you drive, the bcrank looks like it will destroy itself on your frame. Lowering the outboard bracket will only worsen this tendency. Any way you can raise the rear of the engine to compensate? How will this affect your drivetrain? You may need to raise your tranny mount somehow.
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I put the transfer case drop on because of the CJ5 and the 4.5" suspension lift and the 1" shackle lift.
The body lift doesn't help either.

I was thinking a drop bracket that basically allowed the bottom stud to be used for the top hole and then a bracket that would hook into the top 2 studs and make room for the bottom hole with a bolt through it.

I will run it as is, it just seems like that fork is not going in and out as easy as it did before.

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Unread 08-04-2003, 07:56 AM   #5
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you can make a new outer mount out of 1x1 angle or weld on an extension to the original . You will also need a longer clutch rod . A word of advice . go with a heim joint linkage , you will be very happy with the results

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I was thinking a drop bracket that basically allowed the bottom stud to be used for the top hole and then a bracket that would hook into the top 2 studs and make room for the bottom hole with a bolt through it.


This sounds correct. Mine was made out of angle iron when I bought it. The holes line up very well. First put the angle on the two bolts and nut the top one. Then put the original bracket on the bottom bolt only and nut it right over the angle and original bracket. Finally put a bolt through the remaining original bracket hole and the angle to hold it in place. There should be three bolts now instead of the original two and its nearly a perfect fit. At least Im pretty sure I explained that correctly!! The angle should use both studs and extend beyond the bottom stud over 1". Then the top hole of the bracket should use the bottom stud and the bottom hole of the bracket should bolt to the angle. Whew!!!...thats a lot of typing...hope it helps.

By the way...I have the very same lift on my 85 CJ

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Well at least my years of college haven't gone by the wayside. Trying to clear up the haze, well that is another issue altogether...

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I've been looking for the heim joint conversion from my CJ, I can't find it anywhere anymore, or are you talking a total custom job. If so could you do a write-up on it?

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I've been looking for the heim joint conversion from my CJ, I can't find it anywhere anymore, or are you talking a total custom job. If so could you do a write-up on it?

Thanks.
I made my own , But they are available for purchase . I will look for the manufacturer of this item and post it when I find it .
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When you get the manufacturer, post it, it would be cool to check it out.

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Couldn't wait for it to be posted, so I fabbed up my own.

here is a pic. Take some angle bracket, then just drill some holes in it and the clutch mounting plate and wa-la, you have the clutch linkage down an inch. I need to put a nut and bolt in the bottom hole and a nut on the top 2 bolts, but you get the idea.

With the angle bracket it will be plenty strong enough.

The next thing I imagine is the clutch rod will have to be sized.

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How's the clearence between the frame and the bellcrank? It looks a little too close for comfort to me. I just put the Daystar 1" lift on my CJ-7, so I've been watching this post pretty close. That was exactly what I had planned to do, but with the linkage that close to the frame I might just leave it like it is, or maybe just lower it a 1/2"?

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I can take a shot from lower down, but there is a 1/2 inch worth of clearance. are you worried about flex?

If so, you can leave it like it is, but I thought the angle the way it was was way too much.

Maybe you could do what I did and raise it some, either way has to be better then the extreme angle plus flex!

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Before you put the bracket on to lower it, was there any binding in the linkage? The bushing in mine are worn out now, and I'm just curious if when I replace them if it will be too tight. If that's the case I will lower it some.

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the only binding I see is that when I push the clutch in, it doesn't come all the way out, so I guess yes, there is binding with new parts...
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