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post #1 of 9 Old 07-03-2010, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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flex joint mounting opinions needed..

i have these 2 summit machine joints and am gonna build mounts for all the arms myself since there so high dollar..they will be high clearance mounts to where the bolt is just under the frame edge keeping the brackets in-line with my bellyup skid i made.
these joints have 3/4 shanks so im thinking i should be ok useing them in the rear uppers that will be triangulated,and use jj,s that i will order thru gerald for the rest of the joints i will need..the 3/4 shank seems to bother some but i cant see them breaking when my stock ones are still in there for yrs?
also,,am i thinking wrong for wanting to use 2 5/8 jj,s everywhere with the 1 1/4 shanks? im thinking its easyer to have all the same when 1 needs repaired or replaced,and the summit joints will be a test comparison for my own knowledge for future upgrades..but im sure the jj,s will not need anything for yrs and yrs when properlly greased..thanks for any opinions..these sm joints have a lot of misalighnment and seems built very well also





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i just re read it all and didnt have a problem..you ever get a e-mail of the letters in the words all rearanged to see if you can read it? i can..i guess i should delete it and forget about if its that hard to understand..
opinions if the 3/4 shank will be ok on the rear uppers?
" " if im wrong for wanting to use all the same jj,s in my arms?
i guess i talk to much at times lol..sm= summit machine. jj= johnny joint from currie.2 5/8=2.625.

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The 3/4" shanks will be fine. If I'm not mistaken, all the joints in the Currie arms are 3/4" shank because of the mounting width for the stock brackets.

I'm not sure about the 1-1/4" shanks. I was thinking about the difference as well a few months back and it seemed like there was something that led me back to the 1" version. Maybe tube diameter or inserts or something.
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The 3/4" shanks will be fine. If I'm not mistaken, all the joints in the Currie arms are 3/4" shank because of the mounting width for the stock brackets.

I'm not sure about the 1-1/4" shanks. I was thinking about the difference as well a few months back and it seemed like there was something that led me back to the 1" version. Maybe tube diameter or inserts or something.
Well, I think I am mistaken. Currie's site is down, but just looking at the pictures I can see the lowers use a larger joint.
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IIRC, the lower brackets are all 2-5/8" wide... all the uppers are only 2" wide. So you'll need to run 2" wide joints for the uppers, or cut the brackets off to make 2-5/8" joints.

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them 2 will be the only 3/4 shank joints,the rest will be 1 1/4 shank and all of them the 2 5/8 wide joints.
i wish i wouldnt have got these 2 first and just got all jj,s..my stupidity

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I didn't notice the cardboard brackets in the pictures Make sure and post a reply when you get this done. I'm always interested in how people build their brackets.
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well since you asked,,and sorry if my redneck slang and punctuation and spelling isnt "aint"correct..i try to spell like i talk lol..just me..

i woke up feeling froggy..so thanks to tommyr,s build for giving me these bracket ideas..2 front and 2 rear,,i may just buy the bent upper brackets with 3-4 diffrent holes for mounting the tri uppers on these brackets,but im cheap and may just make them also..
this is in the ruff now,not ground down,and spent about 2 hrs with cardboard before spending 20 minutes cutting them all out..you get the idea tho.
used 2x4x1/4 tube.probally use 3/8 for the joint bracket tabs..
i left it long to hopefully cut a lil angle on it and mount it on the inside up a lil for higher clearance..i think im thinking correct.but i angled the ends incase it mounts partially under the frame..hopeing not to but need to see others pics of brackets and cant find many..so if ya got,em please share



trying to decide if i want the 1/4 inch protection around the bottom of the joint,or remove it for clearance,,see the metal below the drawn circle?

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