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post #151 of 3880 Old 10-02-2010, 07:46 AM
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Very nice shackle hangers


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post #152 of 3880 Old 10-02-2010, 07:47 AM
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Thanks Vince. Well machining things is what I do for a living. I plan to make some more when I figure out how to make them work right, I've thought about selling them.
I think you should think about it more. You could be funding your build. THose are good and heavy. Much nicer then what we can buy out of the catalogs and thy get big bucks for them
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Very nice shackle hangers
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I think you should think about it more. You could be funding your build. THose are good and heavy. Much nicer then what we can buy out of the catalogs and thy get big bucks for them
Thanks for the encouragement. I've looked at several of the others and noticed their prices. If I count my material, labor and powder cote charge I have about $50.00 for two of them invested. Add to that shipping charges and some mark up and they need to sell somewhat higher. I've also thought about leaving them unfinisihed like Besrk does his bumpers and let the buyer apply the finish. For me to get a decent price on the powder cote I have to have 100 of them to get finished, then they will charge $2.00 per part. Not a bad price.

If enough people would show an interest I'd make several sets and have them ready to sell. At this time I don't think it's fair to do any advertising here on the site since I don't have a vendors membership, that could be changed though.

Here's the rear hanger. I added an extra hole in in hopes it would make for a better way to mount it and take some stress off the other two bolts. Most anyone that is doing a frame off or some kind of rebuild could figure out how to get the extra threaded hole in the frame.
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post #154 of 3880 Old 10-02-2010, 09:18 AM
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I know I'd be in for a set of those hangers

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post #155 of 3880 Old 10-02-2010, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Nick!

I sent an pm to one of the mods to see about a vendors membership. I think that's a $300.00 fee.

I got the hanger on the driver's side machined to clear the steering box bracket. I think if I make any more they will be profiled a little differntly. I'll POR them sometime later on after I get some other things ready to finish. Now I can get back to the engine mounts.
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post #156 of 3880 Old 10-02-2010, 10:50 AM
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Verry nice work

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That is awesome!!!

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….

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post #158 of 3880 Old 10-02-2010, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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That is awesome!!!
Thanks for the compliments guys.

I spent the afternoon taking the steering sector off the old tub and bolting it in the tub that I'm going to use, along with the steering box and shaft. There's not going to be any problem with them being too close to the engine.

I double checked all of the angles on the pinions and transfer case yokes. They look pretty good. The rear pinion is at a steeper angle than the transfer case yoke, by 4 degrees. That may be enough to cause some vibration with a single u-joint. I can fix that later if I need to. I gained some extra length on the rear driveshaft by about 3", that will be a benefit.

My next thing to check will be whether or not my headers interfere with how I plan to make the engine mounts. They should be here Tuesday. One of my fellow CJ owners, and a member here, with a Ford engine made me a great deal!

If that looks good then I will get started on the mounts.
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post #159 of 3880 Old 10-02-2010, 05:14 PM
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If I were not going all TJ suspension i would.

Another thing you could look at since they are small pieces is buying an oven and powder coat system yourself. I see them on ebay occasionaly. High upfront but cheaper in the long run
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You got a winner with the mounts. They make my stock mounts look pathetically weak. Hope you take the plunge; I'll buy a set if you do.
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If I were not going all TJ suspension i would.

Another thing you could look at since they are small pieces is buying an oven and powder coat system yourself. I see them on ebay occasionaly. High upfront but cheaper in the long run
Al that's a great idea on the powder coat oven. That could come in handy for other stuff as well.

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You got a winner with the mounts. They make my stock mounts look pathetically weak. Hope you take the plunge; I'll buy a set if you do.
Thanks. I thought the stock mounts were too weak too. I have quite a bit of work in the shop right now but plan to make some more of these very soon. Thinking about getting things rounded up and doing a write up on the fab forum showing all the machining operations from start to finish.
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Wow! You older guys (and I mean that with a great deal of respect) Definitely have tons of knowledge and attention to detail I just don't see in alot of us young fellas. Everytime I start reading one of these builds I am so impressed by your skills. There doesn't seem to be as many younger folks out there with the ability to create things with their bare hands and some hard work. I am really kicking myself for not getting into welding, metal work or even rebuilding cars at a younger age. I really feel behind the power curve here. Oh well, time to play catch up, let the Fabrication addiction set in.
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My brain designs things all the time, when it comes to fabrication, the design gets lost somewhere between my brain and my fingers!!!

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….

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post #164 of 3880 Old 10-02-2010, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Us older guys were younger too.

You're on the right track. Learn how to do one thing then do it as well as you can then learn something else. You'll surprise yourself as to what you really are able to do.
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Us older guys were younger too.

You're on the right track. Learn how to do one thing then do it as well as you can then learn something else. You'll surprise yourself as to what you really are able to do.
Oh Yeah, Baby! Young and dumb...

Good Advice, Jim. Learn how to use your hands and everybody else will hire you... because all they can do is type!

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