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Old August 12th, 2011, 05:17 PM   #101
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Well its time to get back to it Dog party is coming up soon
I got distracted building anothe set of H1 wheels


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Old August 12th, 2011, 05:18 PM   #102
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Dana 60 stripped and primed all but the one spring perch that needs removed.

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Old August 12th, 2011, 05:21 PM   #103
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Also pulled gas tank going fuel cell. so much more room under there now.
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Old August 13th, 2011, 08:25 AM   #104
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only went for the one inch stretch for now not ready to relocate the gas tank.
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Also pulled gas tank going fuel cell. so much more room under there now.
Are you going to stay with the 1" stretch still?
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Old September 8th, 2011, 04:39 PM   #105
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dont think i will stay with one inch stretch
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Old September 8th, 2011, 04:40 PM   #106
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all the dana 60 parts blasted and painted. outers, hub's, and spindles. just waiting on my 35 spline outter shafts.

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Old September 9th, 2011, 09:47 PM   #107
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dodge ram springs make for a 5inch stretch but u gotta mout the shackles on the rear bumper.. also second gen chevy 54" springs equal out about the same but stick out farther then the dodge ones, so mounting them may be a bit easier... i used dodge 1/2 ton rears and remade my rear bumper outa 2x4x1/4 and pushed it all the way in against the rear crossmember stampd steel thing. just food for thought
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Old September 10th, 2011, 05:57 AM   #108
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Well thanks for the info! My rear springs are getting pretty soft so when it's time dodge springs will prolly be my pick. I will flip mine for the 4" stretch and get my body cut and finished up for now. Have to buy my air shocks yet for the front .
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Old September 10th, 2011, 10:44 AM   #109
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yea no probelm the dodge springs also seem soft under the cherokee but have no drive time to know for sure, my suggestion is not to cut as high as i did, just go about gas door cap high, mine is about 3inchs below the rear window and was a bit of work to fill it all in but will have plenty of room for tire clearance.
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Old September 13th, 2011, 07:02 PM   #110
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well i got some johnny joints for the 4 link with frame brackets and the joints for anti wrap bar

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Old September 13th, 2011, 07:04 PM   #111
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here is the start of my frame stiffners.. made them out of 3/16 3x3 tube cut one side off to make it a 3x3 C then drilled 1"1/4 holes for welding. these are about 3 foot long have alot more to make but its a start

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Old September 15th, 2011, 08:53 PM   #112
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cleaned up frame for welding
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Old September 15th, 2011, 08:56 PM   #113
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cut off old mounts what a pain that was!


there are like 4 layers that make up these things
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Old September 16th, 2011, 03:48 PM   #114
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whatd you use to clean up the "frame"? and yes the stock lower link mounts suck and i believe theres atleast 4 layers lol... next time i have to do it i will locate a plasma
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Old September 16th, 2011, 10:06 PM   #115
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i would guess a flap wheel... that's what i used for mine
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Old September 21st, 2011, 09:07 PM   #116
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i would guess a flap wheel... that's what i used for mine
yup flap wheel worked great made quick work of it.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 09:11 PM   #117
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Started some frame plating tonight went ok still have alot to do yet..



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Old September 21st, 2011, 09:15 PM   #118
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The 3/16 plate melted in nice.. didnt know how well it would weld to the thinner parts of the stock frame, but none of it was an issue welded real nice dont think it will be that bad off a job to finish up..
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 08:36 PM   #119
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made it about 3 foot down the frame tonight. welding upside down sucks.

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