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post #16 of 20 Old 01-31-2014, 12:33 PM
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easy to C/P from PB when on the big computer,but from the ipad mini, not as easy...



older pic showing front tower placement. used some U shaped weld-on shock mounting tabs and placed that directly on top of axle tube. Current tires 37" MTRs. (wish i could find more of the 'old' style MTRs, argh...)




another--- seems so many modifications ago, but you can see the stance of front shock.




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post #17 of 20 Old 01-31-2014, 12:44 PM
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found some more






hey, watcht hat hammer swing! LOL



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I see that you gusseted the sides of the tower to the frame on the front. The front mounts are also canted out quite a bit, while your rear towers are mounted more vertically. I'm thinking that with the narrower axles I have, I will likely need to mount my front towers at an angle similar to how you have the rear set up, and I will need to set both front and rear with substantially less out boarding. I'm thinking about trying to use the stock lower mounts, unless this pulls the shock in too close to the frame that it rubs at full extension. Thoughts anyone?

Thanks for the photos. They are always helpful!
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(wish i could find more of the 'old' style MTRs, argh...)

Here are some "lightly used" ones:

http://www.trailworthyfab.com/Goodye...ake-Off-s.html
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16.5 is a no no, thats why they're so cheap. I need17"


and yes, we gusseted the front towers. Lots of stress and leverage on flimsy CJ frame. The to-do list includes an engine cross support to tie both towers together under hood.

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