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post #166 of 546 Old 05-25-2011, 02:20 PM
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Stainless bolts are not as tough as grade 8. The reason is that grade 8 fasteners are make from a heat treatable alloy and they are heat treated. Stainless hardware is made from bar stock that does not go through any type of heat treating process unless you buy custom machined bolts that have been heat treated but not many folks are going to do that.

As far as which will be stronger. The grade 8 will be. Will stainless tub bolts be strong enough? Most likely yes.

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post #167 of 546 Old 05-25-2011, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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time for some parts porn!
the new Reid Armless knuckles arrived today. Although the orange looks cool i think I will hit them with a coat of black.
Here is a few pictures of the drivers side knuckle for your enjoyment.
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post #168 of 546 Old 05-25-2011, 05:19 PM
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There's just something about machined parts and orange paint that I really like!!
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post #169 of 546 Old 05-31-2011, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Got off my butt and fired up the blasting cabinet today. knocked the surface rust off some parts that Need to get painted.
also scuffed up the new knuckles in preparation for paint. I just can't live with the orange sticking out like a sore thumb

The new high steer arms are on order as well as a Detroit truetrac for the front. I should have everything I need to button up the front end now except the tie rod and drag link.
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post #170 of 546 Old 05-31-2011, 05:39 PM
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Top Notch, Shaun. Looking forward to the new parts coming in.

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post #171 of 546 Old 06-02-2011, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Got my paint on!
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post #172 of 546 Old 06-02-2011, 06:20 PM
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Looks good Shaun... keep going! BTW, I like your avatar, but you know, real men have pictures of their Babes in their CJs!!

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post #173 of 546 Old 06-03-2011, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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I got all the painted parts put back on today. The Detroit truetrac for the front also showed up at my door, So I pulled the front axle back out from under the jeep. I am going to try my hand at installing the Truetrac and new 4.56 gears this weekend.
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post #174 of 546 Old 06-03-2011, 04:07 PM
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Parts are looking good Shaun. I kinda liked the orange knuckles though.

I think the True Trac is a good choice for the front axle. From all I can tell it works great.
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post #175 of 546 Old 06-06-2011, 01:17 AM
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Wow your CJ is looking awesome! I love the axle build! Looks like you used the Ford 1 piece hubs and rotors. Is that right? Also, which calipers and mounts did you go with? Keep it going!

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post #176 of 546 Old 06-06-2011, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Wow your CJ is looking awesome! I love the axle build! Looks like you used the Ford 1 piece hubs and rotors. Is that right? Also, which calipers and mounts did you go with? Keep it going!

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just used the ford hubs and EBC slotted rotors. i'm going with a wilwood chevy caliper.
you can use the waggy or chevy caliper mounts
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Threw in the towel on the Truetrac/Gear install. I just don't have the special tools to do the install right with confidence. So, I dropped the housing off at the Offroad shop. I didn't have time to weld the new spring over spring mounts on. So, I asked them to do that as well. Should have the Gear filled housing back by friday. I plan on bolting it back under the jeep this coming weekend and calling this front end done! finally!
Except - Need to order the custom length tie rod and drag link. but that's easy!
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I hear you on installing the gears Shaun. It does take special tools and it's sometimes better to pay for some things to be done.
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post #179 of 546 Old 06-09-2011, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Axle is back from the shop. I welded on the sway bar link tabs to it last night. As well as touched up the paint on it.

The new High Steer arms have arrived from northwest fab. These things are cool!
Jim, you will like these!!
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1985 CJ7 Project
Phase One : 5.3L Vortec/4L60E, Moser axles for AMC20, Twin Stick'd Dana300 - Completed
Phase Two: Bedliner, Rollcage, Seats, BESRK Rear Bumper w/ tire swing, Soft Top, and a few other goodies - Mostly Complete
Phase Three: Waggy 44 front, Scout D44 Rear, 4.56's, ARB's (F/R) SOA with YJ Springs, 35x12.50x15 BFG MT - Not Even Close to beginning

Also a mostly rust-free 1970 Scout 800A That I'll get to start working on someday...

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