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post #211 of 466 Old 06-15-2013, 09:48 PM
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I really like the greasable hangers.


1984 jeep cj7, 258 I6, rebuilt T176,rebuilt Dana 300, amc 20 , dana 30, 4.10's Trac-lok in rear , 4.10's detroit soft locker in dana 30, 2.5 inch bds suspension lift, 1 inch polyurethan body mount lift. Line ex. weber carburetor. factory tach. factory clock ,oem replacement speedomter cluster, and oil pressure gauge, factory volt gauge.

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post #212 of 466 Old 06-17-2013, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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I really like the greasable hangers.
Those hangars are the reason I bought my stuff from Rocky Road. They were "back" greasable, built much stronger than stock, and they give you another 1/2 inch of lift. I will not be able to drive this Jeep with squeeky poly bushings so the greasable part was important to me.

Rocky Road is an odd company to work with. I called, told them what I wanted, and it did all come, with some on back order. But you don't get an email reciept, tracking number, nothing at all. They couldn't even tell me what the actual price would be because they didn't know the shipping for the springs from OME to me.

But their prices seemed reasonable and it did all come in due time.

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post #213 of 466 Old 06-24-2013, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hard even for me to believe but I am still working on these wheels and dif. covers. I put the black polyurethane on the dif. covers today and now they and the rims are ready for the clear. Hoping to get that done tomorrow, but the humidity is very high and I don't want the paint to blush and go flat. Maybe I can set up a dehumidifier in the garage?



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post #214 of 466 Old 06-25-2013, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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All set up in the garage. Had the dehumidifier running for a couple hours while I mowed the lawn. I put the first coat on and am waiting for it to tack up.

The first coat doesn't look too bad, but there are some areas of Fish Eye even though I used the metal preps they said to use on aluminum, wiped it down with lacquer thinner and again with prep solve. I think when a surface is polished like this it is just to smooth? I don't know.

Hopefully the next coat will lay better. And not peel in 6 months.

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post #215 of 466 Old 06-25-2013, 12:59 PM
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Those look awesome, very nice work.
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post #216 of 466 Old 06-25-2013, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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I set up the painting assembly line in the garage. The dehumidifier worked great.





3 coats, a couple of runs, and some fisheye later.





Dif covers came out perfect, no fisheye at all.




But I got a couple of spots like this on the rims.




From 5 ft away you can't see the blemishes. Oh well, not perfect, but it was the best I could do. Thankfully, now I can move on to something less stressful.

Ha ha. That's what I said when I finished the frame.

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post #217 of 466 Old 06-25-2013, 05:27 PM
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Those diff covers are unbelievable! I know most people paint theirs and add some nice bolts but you took that to a whole new level! Looks great! Rob
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post #218 of 466 Old 06-25-2013, 06:52 PM
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Wow is all I can say. You did a great job on those rims, I cant believe those came off my parts jeep. Keep up the great work

I am in deep
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post #219 of 466 Old 06-25-2013, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. That is actually a bad pic of the rim. I'll take them outside and get a better pic in the sunlight when they dry.

Next step is to clean up the horrific mess I made buffing in the basement and then to clean up the garage so I can start fresh hanging the springs.

Hopefully by then my axles will be done.

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post #220 of 466 Old 06-29-2013, 06:37 AM
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Hey dad! Those covers and rims look amazing!! I can't wait to see them.

Wait, that's going to be in 5 minutes...I'm coming over to return some tools I borrowed :-P
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post #221 of 466 Old 06-30-2013, 11:07 AM
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Nice job on the wheels and diff covers! You don't see something like that everyday on a Jeep and they look great!
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post #222 of 466 Old 06-30-2013, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Nice job on the wheels and diff covers! You don't see something like that everyday on a Jeep and they look great!
Thanks motiv8ya.

Hindsight is crystal clear, and knowing now what I didn't know then is that doing those rims took me forever. This would be a great winter project if you already had a running usable Jeep. But to do something like that in the confines of a frame off restoration was probably not the best use of time. However, this isn't a race. Well, actually in my mind it is, but really it isn't. lol

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post #223 of 466 Old 07-03-2013, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Happy day today!

Not because I accomplished a whole lot of stuff. But this was the first step toward actually putting something together instead of just working pieces.

Today I finished my OME spring install.





I took about 16 man hours all together. Yeah, I know that's a long time, but all this bolt on stuff you buy never fits perfect. I spent a lot of time with the steel sleeves that go in the poly bushings getting them just the right length so you could tighten the pivot bolt full tight, and it would crush the poly bushings just a bit, yet not too much. For reference the sleeves ended up about 1/8" shorter than the bushings giving 1/16" of clamp up on each side.
Another thing was the spring hangers did not face the fixed hangers exactly. So a lot of time was spent with a string and filing the mounting holes to get an exact alignment. This hanger/shackle set up is super heavy duty using 9/16" pivot bolts. The factory used just 3/8". Anyway, its done.



Front Hangers









Rear Hangars








Next job is to get this junk all cleaned and painted for when the axles come back. If they ever come back..............





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post #224 of 466 Old 07-03-2013, 07:48 PM
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Everything looks beefy. Its going to be solid. You are going to need some winter wheels. Those are way too nice for snow and salt.
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post #225 of 466 Old 07-03-2013, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Rob. Every surface of the wheels are covered with polyurethane paint so I'm hoping that does the trick to keep the corrosion at bay.

Time will tell.

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