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Unread 12-26-2013, 04:11 PM   #46
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I checked his site and did not see it. Does anyone have a drawing or pics to go by? Would you need new u bolts?
I'll have pics as soon as I get too it! As for the u bolts, you shouldn't, unless they were cut off shorter. I still have at least an inch of thread or more on mine.

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Unread 12-27-2013, 04:25 PM   #47
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Ok, so here's my fix to the lean. As you can see, I was leaning a little more than an inch, so I turned down the u bolt nuts until I had a gap between the perch and spring pack that was enough to level out the jeep. Then I took two 4 inch pieces of 1 inch square tube, welded them together, and welded some ends on. This made a block just the right size to fill the gap. Next, I drilled a hole in the center to go over the centering pin on the spring pack, and I'll weld a half inch nut in the center on the other side to go in the hole in the perch. All should be well now! I had all the materials, so total cost was zero, but the square tube was $12 at tractor supply.
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Unread 12-27-2013, 04:42 PM   #48
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The hollow tubing would make me nervous.

I probably would have welded solid steel directly to the spring perch.

But, I'm glad your CJ no longer looks crippled. I'd keep a watchful eye on that block.

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Unread 12-27-2013, 04:53 PM   #49
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The hollow tubing would make me nervous.

I probably would have welded solid steel directly to the spring perch.

But, I'm glad your CJ no longer looks crippled. I'd keep a watchful eye on that block.

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The tubing is a little on the thin side, but it's essentially doubled up in the center, plus I made the ends out of 1/4 inch plate. So it shouldn't collapse. Won't get to put the block in until Sunday now, but where I have it sitting, she's nice and level all the way around now!
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Unread 12-29-2013, 05:33 PM   #50
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Got my shim block finished up and installed today. Going to have to get longer u bolts though. I was able to get the nuts on these ones, but there was only about 3/8 of an inch of thread sticking though the plate. It's holding for now, and it's nice and level, but longer u bolts will definitely be installed before I drive it!
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Unread 01-15-2014, 01:45 PM   #51
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Shim block I ordered installed on rear passenger side. Definitely made a difference. My lean was significant - and I'm about level now.
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This may have been on this thread, but I seen it somewhere. What was AMC's fix for this common problem?
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Unread 01-16-2014, 11:38 AM   #53
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Shim block I ordered installed on rear passenger side. Definitely made a difference. My lean was significant - and I'm about level now.
Did you buy the kit from Eric? Do you have pictures of the shims before you installed them?
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Unread 01-16-2014, 12:09 PM   #54
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This may have been on this thread, but I seen it somewhere. What was AMC's fix for this common problem?
A shim at the right rear spring perch, just like these guys are doing.

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Unread 01-16-2014, 12:19 PM   #55
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Did you buy the kit from Eric? Do you have pictures of the shims before you installed them?
Yep. Bought from Eric. "Kit " includes shim and instructions. Here's the shim.
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Unread 01-16-2014, 12:21 PM   #56
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Sorry. Here 's the pic.
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