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Unread 05-15-2010, 08:53 AM   #31
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I had a Laredo that exact color in high school. Almost makes me want to paint my project that color.

Nice work so far.

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Unread 07-08-2010, 12:38 AM   #32
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Well, I'm back at it!
Just picked up a 79' waggy front 44 and got it all striped down today.
Going to attempt to narrow it by this weekend.
Also picked up what I thought was a early bronco 9 inch housing for the rear, but have my doubts about it. So, I have a line on a complete 74' bronco 9 inch
that I will also pick up by this weekend.
Ordered a M.O.R.E shackle reversal kit, and will be ordering my RE 4.5 lift kit soon.
Plan is to have this thing in to a rolling chassis by fall.
I will be taking lots of pictures on the axle narrowing and building, as I don't feel like there is a real documented write up for this.
Updates and pictures to come!

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Unread 07-09-2010, 09:39 PM   #33
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Here is the new 79' waggy 44 all striped down and ready to go under the knife
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Unread 07-09-2010, 09:42 PM   #34
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now we are going to attempt to take and cut the long side down
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Unread 07-09-2010, 09:45 PM   #35
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First thing to do was to start cutting and grinding the weld as close to the inner C as possible
temp-axle-003.jpg   temp-axle-004.jpg   temp-axle-005.jpg  

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Unread 07-09-2010, 09:49 PM   #36
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Now that the weld is out of the way.
We can cut a piece of 90 angle iron to set on the axle tube against the
inner C to make a reference line to keep are Castor in line.
temp-axle-007.jpg   temp-axle-006.jpg   temp-axle-008.jpg  

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Unread 07-09-2010, 09:52 PM   #37
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now that we have are line scribed into the tube
we are now going to CUT the inner C off and grind the back smooth
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Unread 07-09-2010, 09:53 PM   #38
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More to come tomorrow
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Unread 07-09-2010, 11:01 PM   #39
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WOW! This is cool. What did you use to cut off the "C"? You scribed the line onto the C so you can reference it back to the scribed line on the tube??
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Unread 07-09-2010, 11:20 PM   #40
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This thread makes me pretty nervous about my CJ-5!

To see your frame rusted like that, and the body looks mint.. I have some light rust on the body, and have yet to really go over my frame that close. The spots I have looked at appeared solid, but I have more surface rust than you..

I don't have the time or money to take it down to the frame and make repairs. I'd be pretty nervous to see what I would find if I did..

I'm a firm believer in the policy of "if I can't see it, then there is no problem". Sort of like when you turn up the radio to drown out the squeaks and knocks from under the hood.....

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Unread 07-09-2010, 11:33 PM   #41
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WOW! This is cool. What did you use to cut off the "C"? You scribed the line onto the C so you can reference it back to the scribed line on the tube??
I used a Reciprocating Saw or as some would call it a sawzall
Yes. you scribe a line down the tube and on the C, so that you can line them up after you narrow the axle tube.
this weekend we will get into
1. getting the axle tube piece out of the inner C
2. removing the spring pad and shock mount
3. measuring and cutting down the tube to the correct length
4. reinstalling the inner C, spring pad, & shock mount and welding them up.

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Unread 07-10-2010, 06:21 AM   #42
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Can't wait! Any chance you could get pics a bit more clear... don't want to miss any of your excellent work!
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Unread 07-10-2010, 08:13 PM   #43
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Today we started with getting the axle tube piece out of the inner C
started by using the sawzall again and makeing 2 cuts in the piece to be removed
then took a chisel and A BFH and beat the small piece out. followed by the remaining big piece.
axle-temp-2-001.jpg   axle-temp-2-002.jpg   axle-temp-2-003.jpg  

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Unread 07-10-2010, 08:22 PM   #44
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Next, As you can see the spring pad on the waggy is about 32" apart. (Center to Center)
now we need to grind the weld away, and put our piece of angle iron on the tube again and make another reference line. Just like we did for the Inner C
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Unread 07-10-2010, 08:24 PM   #45
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Finish by grinding the welds out on both sides of the pad and removing it.
The new position will be at 27.5" center to center of each pad. As that will bolt up to our CJ
Frame without out boarding the springs.
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