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post #1 of 12 Old 12-09-2002, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Talking spring over

OK boyz,lining up stuff for the upcoming project on the CJ and I was wondering where to find the spring pads for the D30. The only ones I've found have a radius thats too large. Or should I just cut my own. Any help to speed this project would be appreciated. I think the radius of the D30 and AMC 20 is 2 1/4, but not sure. Thanks and Happy Holidays! Wonder if Santa has a spring over on the sleigh? No mud outside, just frozen ground.Brrrrrrr.

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post #2 of 12 Old 12-09-2002, 07:39 PM
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I make my own! I'm sure they are available at some of the internet Jeep business sites though.

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post #3 of 12 Old 12-09-2002, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Wow Ol' Jeep Dude you certainly do! Those are the ducks nutz,and I've got all that stock layin' around. Don't be mad if I copy them, I don't plan on making more then 4. That is unless you make these on the side. Nice weld bead too, your good,you are good. Thanks.

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Ol' jeepr', went to your site...love the cage,that bender payed itself off. Did you SOA that CJ? I'm sure you didn't go through all that trouble to make those nice pads and not go SOA.
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Duit the diameter you want is 2-5/8". I've made spring pads using 2" x 4" tubing and use a hole saw to cut a hole in the center of the 4" side. Then cut it in half to create two 2" x 2" pads.
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OK, You guyz. Do you just put the pad up against the pumpkin or cut that side oversized and weld to the cast iron? All these great ideas, can't wait to get started. You could get away with just laying it along side, being it 's only 2" wide.
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I grind the pumpkin to the proper angle and size. I've never gone SOA with a Dana 30 though, so I really don't know if there are size/position constraints.
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Re: pads

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Ol' jeepr', went to your site...love the cage,that bender payed itself off. Did you SOA that CJ? I'm sure you didn't go through all that trouble to make those nice pads and not go SOA.
Those pads were for an SOA job on my friends CJ.

I rolled my Jeep 9 days ago and it's in the garage awaiting repairs...Probably won't go SOA on mine for awhile though...
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Here are a few shots from the SOA we did on my friend's CJ. We used full width Scout axles, outboarded the springs and did a shackle reversal. As you can see we had to fab a pumpkin side springpad.





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Unhappy ouch

That's a bummer,the cage helped..had to. Well at least you know your roll angle(bad joke) hope no one was hurt. Well with your talent, I'm sure it won't be long before it's back on all fours.Take care and Happy-Happy.
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Thumbs up dog gone it!

Wow, now there a lil'work. I know those Scout axles are a pain(getting the angles right,lots of grinding)Dog gone thats a good lookin job. Time to call in the favors.
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Re: dog gone it!

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Wow, now there a lil'work. I know those Scout axles are a pain(getting the angles right,lots of grinding)Dog gone thats a good lookin job. Time to call in the favors.
If you check out the first pic, you'll see that we cut the knuckles loose from the axle tube, rotated and rewelded them - this was necessary to get the caster we wanted (5 degrees in this case).
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