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Old January 9th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #41
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The rear suspension is starting to come along pretty good. I hope to have the rear on wheels soon.

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Old January 10th, 2009, 05:57 PM   #42
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Old January 16th, 2009, 08:12 PM   #43
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Well I wasn't happy with the way that the rear suspension ended up so I started over. The lower control arms would bottom at the frame after only 4 1/2 to 5". I know that I don't need much more travel than that but I want the option to get this to sit low.

I ended up triangulating the lowers to be able to make everything to work out a little better but I have alot less room to work with now for the upper mounts at the frame. I have played around on the the 4 link calculator for awhile and can't seem to get everything the way I want it. I will post some pics tomorrow.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 08:30 PM   #44
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Here are some pics of the new setup. I decided to triangulate the lowers to clear the frame which give me more travel then will ever be able to use.







Now onto the front axle
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Old February 14th, 2009, 09:46 AM   #45
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I got the front axle a little closer tonight. I need to figure out my steering and some way to squeeze a trackbar in. I may end up cutting the front part of the frame off that starts to come back down to give me some more clearance.

Here is a pic with the 3 links testing to see where I hit


This gives a good view to how much stretch the rear will have. I have it sitting on 4 wheels now and measured 106".



The UPS guy also brought me some new parts last week
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Old February 18th, 2009, 07:53 AM   #46
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Old February 21st, 2009, 12:11 AM   #47
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I wasn't happy with the room I had for my steering and my trackbar with the frame dropping so low in front so I took care of it. I took 2 pie shaped cuts from the frame to level out the font where it dips down. I will have to build a new mount for my grill and remove the body lift from it but I think its going to work out alot better this way.

I plan to add some plates on the inside and outside before I am done also for extra strength.

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Old March 12th, 2009, 09:55 PM   #48
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I got my wheels back today. I want to give a big thumbs up to Tab for the great work on cutting new centers & recentering them and to CPK_Jim for the awesome powdercoating.




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Old March 12th, 2009, 10:19 PM   #49
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Just figured out how to move my front without starting over. Nice work I'm going to steal it if you don't mind
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Old March 12th, 2009, 10:28 PM   #50
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Just figured out how to move my front without starting over. Nice work I'm going to steal it if you don't mind
no problem, the idea was already "borrowed" anyways
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Old March 13th, 2009, 12:46 AM   #51
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Wow jeeps coming along nicely!! Glad you like the wheels.

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Old March 13th, 2009, 04:08 AM   #52
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x2 on the wheels ! -

nice work CPK and Tab
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Old March 13th, 2009, 02:58 PM   #53
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Here are some pics after I got the frame plated



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Old March 13th, 2009, 03:42 PM   #54
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Old March 13th, 2009, 05:55 PM   #55
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Wow jeeps coming along nicely!! Glad you like the wheels.

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Where is your shop at in Kawkawlin? Is it the one up on 8mile Rd off Parish?
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Old March 13th, 2009, 07:07 PM   #56
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Old March 13th, 2009, 09:55 PM   #57
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Lookin good, nice work on the build- I'm interested to see how you like the F-O-A's
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Old March 18th, 2009, 08:28 PM   #58
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I finally got my bender monted up and bent up some coilover hoops and a cross bar. I plan to make the cross bar between the coilover hoops removable but I will get to that later. I also got my runflats cut down and the tires mounted up. I love how easy the h1s are to mount up














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Old March 18th, 2009, 09:46 PM   #59
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Looking good! What happen to the 42"s?
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Old March 18th, 2009, 09:47 PM   #60
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Looking good! What happen to the 42"s?
Thanks. I traded them for a set of 38.5 SXs
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