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Unread 04-30-2013, 09:04 PM   #1
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PO WTFs, part 2...

I was under my CJ attempting to figure out my axle ratio, and after finding my tag worn away to unreadability I was extricating myself from the region of oil drips and old dirt, and I saw this... Aparently, the PO saw fit to fasten the front shackles together with some angle iron. My frame is rust-free, my steering is tight, there is no provision for a tow bar, nothing else looks to be amiss. Why the crap would an individual do something like that? It's an easy fix, I know, but seriously, WTF?

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Unread 04-30-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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PO was trying to get rid of all of the "flex" and instability.... Really, WTF??
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Unread 04-30-2013, 09:12 PM   #3
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PO was trying to get rid of all of the "flex" and instability.... Really, WTF??
No kidding... "This baby climbs obstacles like a Hot Wheels Jeep!" Stupid flex, who needs it!
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Unread 05-01-2013, 07:04 AM   #4
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At least it's a clean execution.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 07:14 AM   #5
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At least it's a clean execution.
I'm still just confused. The PO put headers on, left the sway bar on, and put a new carb and intake on. It's almost like he was building a street Jeep... At least he didn't futz with the 4wd!
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Unread 05-01-2013, 07:19 AM   #6
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I was under my CJ attempting to figure out my axle ratio, and after finding my tag worn away to unreadability I was extricating myself from the region of oil drips and old dirt, and I saw this... Aparently, the PO saw fit to fasten the front shackles together with some angle iron. My frame is rust-free, my steering is tight, there is no provision for a tow bar, nothing else looks to be amiss. Why the crap would an individual do something like that? It's an easy fix, I know, but seriously, WTF?
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Unread 05-01-2013, 08:54 AM   #7
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I'm still just confused. The PO put headers on, left the sway bar on, and put a new carb and intake on. It's almost like he was building a street Jeep... At least he didn't futz with the 4wd!
Maybe he wanted to race it. Lol
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Unread 05-01-2013, 10:47 AM   #8
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P.O. has no clue as to how suspension works.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 10:54 AM   #9
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That PO needs to back away from the welder.

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Unread 05-01-2013, 11:29 AM   #10
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That PO needs to back away from the welder.

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the welds look decent, he just needs to not get near a jeep with said welder
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Unread 05-01-2013, 11:37 AM   #11
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Hows it ride you must have notice!! This is why you should look a vehicle over completly when buying!!!
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Unread 05-01-2013, 12:15 PM   #12
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Hows it ride you must have notice!! This is why you should look a vehicle over completly when buying!!!
The ride is typical leaf-sprung Jeep, as I haven't had a chance to go off road yet. I DID look it over, but it looked like a tow bar at a glance. But thanks for the noob advice!
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Unread 05-01-2013, 01:18 PM   #13
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International Harvester did this with the Scouts from the factory, I believe to control body roll. It may have been the inspiration for your customization but like you said- easy to fix.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 02:18 PM   #14
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International Harvester did this with the Scouts from the factory, I believe to control body roll. It may have been the inspiration for your customization but like you said- easy to fix.
I totally get the reasoning behind it, but there is already a swaybar mounted, and I have never seen a CJ that has bee converted to a racer that has all of it's 4wd gearboxes in place, unmolested. And being angle iron vs just a bar, it pretty much eliminates any hope of anything resembling flex up front.
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The solution is quite simple... just take that out and replace with threaded rod... and you will be stylin! ROFL



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