My Yj; V8, 700R4, D44, D60, H1's, 37's and OBA - Page 7 - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Rig Builds and Pics
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

Rig Builds and Pics Introduce your rig or post a buildup here.

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 29th, 2008, 09:15 PM   #121
NitzPixs
It Lives once again!!!!
 
NitzPixs's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-15-08
Location: Waterford, MI
Posts: 3,328
iTrader: (20)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

To mount the front Axle under your jeep did you have to move the spring perches inboard or move the leafs outboard? Reason I ask is the springs are 30.5" wide center to center and the front axle perches are 31.5" wide. At least that is what I'm measuring on mine jeep and my Dana60 that I'm going to be putting under it. So how did you make yours fit?
NitzPixs is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old July 29th, 2008, 10:02 PM   #122
Fraser
Senior Member
 
Fraser's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-12-06
Location: Howell/Hartland
Posts: 4,194
iTrader: (27)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to Fraser
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NitzPixs View Post
To mount the front Axle under your jeep did you have to move the spring perches inboard or move the leafs outboard? Reason I ask is the springs are 30.5" wide center to center and the front axle perches are 31.5" wide. At least that is what I'm measuring on mine jeep and my Dana60 that I'm going to be putting under it. So how did you make yours fit?
should bolt up the way it is, as long it is a ~78-79 axle. thats only ~1/2" on both sides
Fraser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 30th, 2008, 07:32 AM   #123
jeepfreak81
81 inches of fun
 
jeepfreak81's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-10-05
Location: Lennon, Mi
Posts: 12,218
iTrader: (21)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to jeepfreak81 Send a message via MSN to jeepfreak81 Send a message via Yahoo to jeepfreak81
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NitzPixs View Post
To mount the front Axle under your jeep did you have to move the spring perches inboard or move the leafs outboard? Reason I ask is the springs are 30.5" wide center to center and the front axle perches are 31.5" wide. At least that is what I'm measuring on mine jeep and my Dana60 that I'm going to be putting under it. So how did you make yours fit?
I just bolted it in as is. Though Adam and I ground into the pumpkin a bit so I could use a standard U-bolt.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fraser View Post
should bolt up the way it is, as long it is a ~78-79 axle. thats only ~1/2" on both sides
have to grind on the pumpkin a bit to use the standard u-bolts.
jeepfreak81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 30th, 2008, 10:37 AM   #124
4x4klein
Weapon K
 
4x4klein's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-14-07
Location: Grand Blanc
Posts: 1,412
iTrader: (52)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Anything new on the build?
4x4klein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 6th, 2008, 10:00 AM   #125
jeepfreak81
81 inches of fun
 
jeepfreak81's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-10-05
Location: Lennon, Mi
Posts: 12,218
iTrader: (21)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to jeepfreak81 Send a message via MSN to jeepfreak81 Send a message via Yahoo to jeepfreak81
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4x4klein View Post
Anything new on the build?
Was preparing for a wedding all summer, and just got back from my honeymoon. No updates as of right now It will probably be awhile as well unfortunately until we pay the wedding off around Christmas time. Too many other priorities right now.
jeepfreak81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2008, 11:58 AM   #126
jeepfreak81
81 inches of fun
 
jeepfreak81's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-10-05
Location: Lennon, Mi
Posts: 12,218
iTrader: (21)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to jeepfreak81 Send a message via MSN to jeepfreak81 Send a message via Yahoo to jeepfreak81
Default

Got some stuff to get me working again.... Hopefully new brake lines will be soon, probably should change the front rotors too...

BDS SOA shocks



and another 700r4 that was smoked for the case... came with a free NP231C, now I have 2 spares


Last edited by jeepfreak81; November 6th, 2008 at 08:20 PM.
jeepfreak81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2008, 07:45 PM   #127
Mclovin
"The Situation"
 
Mclovin's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-07-05
Location: Westland, Mi
Posts: 14,393
iTrader: (15)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to Mclovin Send a message via Yahoo to Mclovin
Default

put that t-case shifter on ebay.. from what i hear those switches go bad on the s-bodys all the time
Mclovin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 7th, 2008, 01:22 PM   #128
jeepfreak81
81 inches of fun
 
jeepfreak81's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-10-05
Location: Lennon, Mi
Posts: 12,218
iTrader: (21)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to jeepfreak81 Send a message via MSN to jeepfreak81 Send a message via Yahoo to jeepfreak81
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mclovin View Post
put that t-case shifter on ebay.. from what i hear those switches go bad on the s-bodys all the time
Eh not worth my time for $5 or whatever it would bring, I don't even know if it is any good.
jeepfreak81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2009, 02:37 PM   #129
NitzPixs
It Lives once again!!!!
 
NitzPixs's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-15-08
Location: Waterford, MI
Posts: 3,328
iTrader: (20)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

I see your working on your CJ2A, which is sweet by the way but any updates on this one?
NitzPixs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2009, 08:53 PM   #130
jeepfreak81
81 inches of fun
 
jeepfreak81's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-10-05
Location: Lennon, Mi
Posts: 12,218
iTrader: (21)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to jeepfreak81 Send a message via MSN to jeepfreak81 Send a message via Yahoo to jeepfreak81
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NitzPixs View Post
I see your working on your CJ2A, which is sweet by the way but any updates on this one?
Not really, bought some parts and have some stuff torn down. But waiting for a work bonus to come in I was told I was getting this year, and maybe taxes to try to finish it up.

Basically it is a giant collect all storage unit for another month or so.
jeepfreak81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2009, 02:33 PM   #131
Jeepaholic
Axle Guru Extraordinaire
 
Jeepaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-08-06
Location: Owosso
Posts: 7,300
iTrader: (116)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to Jeepaholic Send a message via MSN to Jeepaholic
Default

Trans and front axle pulled for rebuilds, if he gets off his butt there are pics although not exciting
Jeepaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2009, 03:09 PM   #132
jeepfreak81
81 inches of fun
 
jeepfreak81's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-10-05
Location: Lennon, Mi
Posts: 12,218
iTrader: (21)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to jeepfreak81 Send a message via MSN to jeepfreak81 Send a message via Yahoo to jeepfreak81
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 99grandtj View Post
Trans and front axle pulled for rebuilds, if he gets off his butt there are pics although not exciting
Bah been working on the house all day







jeepfreak81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2009, 10:09 PM   #133
Chiefwoohaw
Pokerob is my B*tch!
 
Chiefwoohaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-06-05
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 11,507
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Well, atleast it will be easy getting to the bolts with that cool detachable bell house mod!
Chiefwoohaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 1st, 2009, 09:58 PM   #134
wrangler92
Newbie
 
Join Date: 07-01-09
Location: pa
Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default parts list

hey you dont happen to have a list of all the stuff you need to put the f250 axles under your jeep do you? like what you used for steering and whatnot?
wrangler92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 2nd, 2009, 08:31 AM   #135
jeepfreak81
81 inches of fun
 
jeepfreak81's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-10-05
Location: Lennon, Mi
Posts: 12,218
iTrader: (21)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to jeepfreak81 Send a message via MSN to jeepfreak81 Send a message via Yahoo to jeepfreak81
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wrangler92 View Post
hey you dont happen to have a list of all the stuff you need to put the f250 axles under your jeep do you? like what you used for steering and whatnot?
No list, because SOA was part of the process. The steering uses high steer arms and tie rods.

I had to install an SYE, custom drive shaft, move the perches on the rear D60 and longer shocks etc...
jeepfreak81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 3rd, 2009, 11:30 AM   #136
wrangler92
Newbie
 
Join Date: 07-01-09
Location: pa
Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

ok thanks i was just wondering because i think im gonna do the same thing, the f250 swap with the h1 rims and everything
wrangler92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 4th, 2009, 02:47 PM   #137
Brods
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 01-21-07
Location: Salem, Mi
Posts: 704
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Nice build

Bummer on the cracked tranny case. I looked at the pictures but didn't see one of the tranny torque converter cover installed. Did you use the aluminum cover for a 4x4 with the steel support rods that go to the motor mounts? Also, iirc, the 4x4 700r4s have a stronger case with a K cast into the right side bellhousing. Was the case that broke a K case?

Another thing to check for is if the front driveshaft is bottoming and trying to rip the trans off the motor.
(some GMs have a rod going from a bellhousing bolt to the front driveshaft side of the tcase to help with the driveshaft thrust loads.)
Brods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2009, 08:18 AM   #138
jeepfreak81
81 inches of fun
 
jeepfreak81's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-10-05
Location: Lennon, Mi
Posts: 12,218
iTrader: (21)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to jeepfreak81 Send a message via MSN to jeepfreak81 Send a message via Yahoo to jeepfreak81
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brods View Post
Nice build

Bummer on the cracked tranny case. I looked at the pictures but didn't see one of the tranny torque converter cover installed. Did you use the aluminum cover for a 4x4 with the steel support rods that go to the motor mounts? Also, iirc, the 4x4 700r4s have a stronger case with a K cast into the right side bellhousing. Was the case that broke a K case?

Another thing to check for is if the front driveshaft is bottoming and trying to rip the trans off the motor.
(some GMs have a rod going from a bellhousing bolt to the front driveshaft side of the tcase to help with the driveshaft thrust loads.)

It wasn't the front shaft, it was extended out from it's original position as the SOA stretched it out a little. It was a 4x4 700R4, and the cover was not installed, however I had wheeled it like that for awhile, and street driven it over 30k miles that way. I think what may have happened is when installing the SYE the jack sagged and put too much stress on the bellhousing when I left it for a couple days. I think It may have developed a hairline crack, then when I got on the gas hard twisting the driveshaft off the jarring and resulting failure destroyed the rest of the case. I never have looked to see if it was a K case or not.

Basically I think it was my own dumb fault for trusting my jack.
jeepfreak81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2009, 10:44 AM   #139
Brods
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 01-21-07
Location: Salem, Mi
Posts: 704
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

You may want to check with an trans expert like Tranny Tom to see what year cases were the strongest. K case:


Is your torque converter cover thin sheet metal or something heavy? Here are pictures of how GM mounted the 700r4s on the last of the straight axle trucks, is your cover similar?






Its hard to picture a slowly bleeding down jack gently loading the tranny case causing much of a problem, but who knows. Probably a good idea to run with the cover on though.
Brods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 25th, 2009, 06:01 PM   #140
Jeepaholic
Axle Guru Extraordinaire
 
Jeepaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-08-06
Location: Owosso
Posts: 7,300
iTrader: (116)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to Jeepaholic Send a message via MSN to Jeepaholic
Default

So how much dust has collected on this? 1/4"
Jeepaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Rig Builds and Pics

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:25 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.30152 seconds with 82 queries