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post #1 of 27 Old 09-15-2010, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
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Day one of my 6.5" lift Fabrication

A few pics of my jeep at stock height





6.5" springs vs stock



My buddy Andy hard at work, cutting steel to channel the frame/unibody





Andy welding up the bracket for the front control arms



Me grinding away





this thing is gonna be huge



getting ready to weld in the bracket





We didnt get as far as hoped tonight, but at least we got the springs on the front so I can figure out all my angles and start fabricating the front long arms and axle brackets tomorrow.


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Andys new (well rebuilding it, threw a couple of rods) motor for a 3.0 Ranger (pictured in background)



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post #2 of 27 Old 09-15-2010, 08:05 AM
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You know that safety equipment like goggles work better when they are actually on your eyes right? I'm sure your forehead was feeling pretty safe while you were grinding though. And concider some ear plugs, trust me!!

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anxious to see this...what are we doing here a custom 6.5" long arms lift?

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Nice...
Keep the pics coming.

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im jealous of that shop. looks like my garage just blown up 4 times lol. subscribed

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I can't wait to see this progress. I plan on making my own long arms here shortly.


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anxious to see this...what are we doing here a custom 6.5" long arms lift?
yep!

more pics later, im about to head back to the shop right now
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looks nice more pics this evening please.

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looks nice more pics this evening please.
will update late tonight/tomorrow morning when the work stops, probably gonna be at it till about 5 am again
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subscribed...good luck with the fabs...are you using any type of kit with this?
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subscribed...good luck with the fabs...are you using any type of kit with this?
nope, no kit. Just bought springs from iron rock offroad.
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nice, i want to see how you make arms and if you're making a crossmember for the front

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you can get mine and do this process if you need more practice.

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