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Unread 11-08-2012, 10:03 AM   #76
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I'm curious as to how your estimating pinion angles? Usually you need it pretty much sitting tacked together with the full weight on the springs to determine your angles.

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Unread 11-08-2012, 01:07 PM   #77
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I'm curious as to how your estimating pinion angles? Usually you need it pretty much sitting tacked together with the full weight on the springs to determine your angles.
I am using the same angle it was when I had the leafs in it. I haven't fully burned in the coil buckets yet, but should be pretty close how it is.
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Unread 11-08-2012, 02:16 PM   #78
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I was just curious. I built my SOA for a standard driveshaft, now I'm switching to a CD style so I'm cutting perches and rotating the pinion for the second time!

Always something to do!
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Unread 11-14-2012, 05:20 PM   #79
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pics of progress. Lower links all in and welded. Next is axle truss and uppers












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Unread 01-16-2013, 07:30 PM   #80
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Got the upper frame end link mounts burned in, and got a bit of welding done to the upper spring pads/buckets. Not much for pics though, took one and the camera batteries died.

The axle truss and upper axle end link mounts are nearly complete. Just need to finish weld it and add a few supports etc.


Still trying to decide which way to go on the front, Leaning on using the rear lift packs up front for a little more spring length. Probably will go this way.

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Unread 02-28-2013, 07:12 PM   #81
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Back from the dead!

Been really busy with work, life etc.

Finally got to the shop to work on the rear axle truss and its almost finished. Its tied into the diff cover via a removable plate. Should be rugged enough for the tire size I am planning.

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As always, comments welcome!
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Unread 05-29-2013, 05:57 PM   #82
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Finally have some progress to report (and pics!!)

Got one rear shock mounted, here is the upper mount, built off cage tie in


Shot from the back.


I am able to use all of a 12.5 inch travel shock. I could go more, but the spring unseats, so its kinda useless.

I also got the fuel system plumbed. Pumped mounted on the "step up" between the front and rear floors. Tucked in tight to the frame fro protection.


Finalized the placement of the battery and the fuel cell.


Pulled the cage and finish welded it. Started priming and painting it as well




and finally, one shot of the new shop/garage. Its a mess as I am still organizing (between working on/painting the "new" house)

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Unread 05-29-2013, 07:26 PM   #83
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I like this flatty build.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 03:59 PM   #84
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Finally had some time to get into the garage and get something done.

While back I picked up a set of 2 1/2 lift springs for a late cj7. Got em slung under the rig yesterday. Seems to be softer already.

Pic comparing the 2


New main hanger tacked in place (not sure why it looks textured in the photo)

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Unread 07-24-2013, 04:00 PM   #85
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Pushed it out of the garage today for some engine crane poser shots to see how everything works with the new springs.












Couple shots at ride height on 36's


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Unread 07-24-2013, 04:00 PM   #86
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I think I got a pretty decent shackle angle. Open to opinions though.





I will not be using the shackles shown. I am only using them for mock up until I can get to the steelyard to get some 3/8 flat stock
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Unread 07-24-2013, 04:44 PM   #87
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I love the look of the flatty with the big tires, looks awesome.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 08:44 PM   #88
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I love the look of the flatty with the big tires, looks awesome.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 08:18 PM   #89
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Got one rocker guard almost completed today. Its made out of 3/16 x 6 inch plate. Countersunk the bolt holes. Will be tied into the cage frame tie ins for support.

Pics of it on the heep:




Two halves tacked together:


Finished welding and primed with self etching primer:





I still need to make sandwich plates for the inside of the tub. I will probably use 3/16 or 1/4 by 2 to make those.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 09:09 AM   #90
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I'm really liking your build. I have a '49 and thought I'd be happy with a newer '79 CJ5 running gear in it. Until I saw yours. Now I'm thinking.........................................$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Thanks a lot.
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