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Old July 29th, 2008, 09:15 PM   #121
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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?
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Old July 29th, 2008, 10:02 PM   #122
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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
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Old July 30th, 2008, 07:32 AM   #123
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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.

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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.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 10:37 AM   #124
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Anything new on the build?
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Old September 6th, 2008, 10:00 AM   #125
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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.
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Old November 6th, 2008, 11:58 AM   #126
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Got some stuff to get me working again.... Hopefully new brake lines will be soon, probably should change the front rotors too...

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


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Old November 6th, 2008, 07:45 PM   #127
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put that t-case shifter on ebay.. from what i hear those switches go bad on the s-bodys all the time
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Old November 7th, 2008, 01:22 PM   #128
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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.
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 02:37 PM   #129
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I see your working on your CJ2A, which is sweet by the way but any updates on this one?
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 08:53 PM   #130
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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.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 02:33 PM   #131
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Trans and front axle pulled for rebuilds, if he gets off his butt there are pics although not exciting
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Old March 29th, 2009, 03:09 PM   #132
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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







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Old March 29th, 2009, 10:09 PM   #133
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Well, atleast it will be easy getting to the bolts with that cool detachable bell house mod!
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Old July 1st, 2009, 09:58 PM   #134
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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?
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 08:31 AM   #135
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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...
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 11:30 AM   #136
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ok thanks i was just wondering because i think im gonna do the same thing, the f250 swap with the h1 rims and everything
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Old July 4th, 2009, 02:47 PM   #137
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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.)
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Old July 6th, 2009, 08:18 AM   #138
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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.
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Old July 6th, 2009, 10:44 AM   #139
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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.
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Old September 25th, 2009, 06:01 PM   #140
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So how much dust has collected on this? 1/4"
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