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Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   Today, 05:11 PM
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Posted By BrutusBlue
I have three different Tuffy box’s...glove box,...

I have three different Tuffy box’s...glove box, console and the older style over sized drawer box in back...one convenient thing about Tuffy is that you can key them all the same.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   Today, 11:42 AM
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Posted By BrutusBlue
I think it’s safe to say you won’t have to worry...

I think it’s safe to say you won’t have to worry about your 9 giving you problems...nice work.

Will you keep the same pinion angle that the low pinion Dana 44 has and carry it over to the high...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-03-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By BrutusBlue
I suggest a YJ leaf spring (or any spring wider...

I suggest a YJ leaf spring (or any spring wider than stock) with a quality mono tube shock...ride is just fine on or off road. The key to ordering shocks is in figuring out what size you need based...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-03-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By BrutusBlue
Replace it. I used felt...seems to be holding up...

Replace it. I used felt...seems to be holding up well.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-26-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By BrutusBlue
What makes you think you need a 4.56 or lower...

What makes you think you need a 4.56 or lower ratio? Seems like 4.10 would be as low as you would want based on your travels. If your 3b is light weight and on 32” tires, on a first gear ratio of...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-26-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,848
Posted By BrutusBlue
Nice work. Might also consider some frame to rear...

Nice work. Might also consider some frame to rear cross member L shaped tie in brackets to bolt through the frame on one face and then through the plate bolt holes you have made, using the stock...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-25-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By BrutusBlue
This is what they look like.

This is what they look like.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-23-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By BrutusBlue
I wonder if your not getting full engagement with...

I wonder if your not getting full engagement with the clutch throw. Maybe some further adjustment is needed.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-23-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,848
Posted By BrutusBlue
What a work of art. Creating a line of items for...

What a work of art. Creating a line of items for the do it yourself builder is a big contribution to our hobby. Thanks for keeping us entertained in your creations and in the parts you sell.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-23-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By BrutusBlue
I have an extra set if your interested. Pay...

I have an extra set if your interested. Pay shipping on them and they are yours. I sold my AMC 20 that had a pair to a friend and kept the extra set in case I ever did that set up again. I didn’t see...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-22-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By BrutusBlue
Those show to be stock YJ springs, from what I...

Those show to be stock YJ springs, from what I can tell. Not sure your going to get them to set any lower. Looks good in my opinion. I say run it and see how it rides.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-21-2020, 07:20 AM
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Views: 18,129
Posted By BrutusBlue
Sorry to hear about your construction...

Sorry to hear about your construction troubles...sounds like you have a good grasp on how to go about attacking the problems.

PM sent
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-08-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By BrutusBlue
Yup...Luk

Yup...Luk
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-07-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 979
Posted By BrutusBlue
What kind of gear ratio are you considering?

What kind of gear ratio are you considering?
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-27-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 992
Posted By BrutusBlue
U-pol Raptor or Custom Coat...both are excellent...

U-pol Raptor or Custom Coat...both are excellent products. I lined mine the same as Jim with respect to the firewall. I did not go over the edge like Jim but I see the benefit. On the tailgate, I...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-22-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By BrutusBlue
I have about 5” of lift and mine rubbed too with...

I have about 5” of lift and mine rubbed too with a 20gal tank when I was running an AMC 20. When I built my Ford 9 I used aftermarket spring perches with offset leaf spring pin holes to move the axle...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-21-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,059
Posted By BrutusBlue
I think you made a good decision on a better...

I think you made a good decision on a better frame. Not something you want to worry about in the back of your mind and not something you ever want to revisit again.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-16-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By BrutusBlue
Interesting timing...I came across an 83 CJ8 with...

Interesting timing...I came across an 83 CJ8 with an ECGS rear Dana 44 yesterday. I know it was an ECGS unit because of their stamp on the rear tube, looked well built. I happened to talk to the...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-12-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,059
Posted By BrutusBlue
You can heat the weld on nut up and it will...

You can heat the weld on nut up and it will release the bolt enough to spin it out like butter. If you have a bolt broken off flush you can drill the center out enough to grab it out after you heat...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-06-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By BrutusBlue
I love my 465. I have run an LS/465 for about 9...

I love my 465. I have run an LS/465 for about 9 years and I’m building a CJ8 with a bigger LS motor and another 465. I would say your gear ratio is certainly low as you would need to go. I daily...
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