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Old June 6th, 2012, 10:26 PM   #41
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Ordered up some Poly bump stops. Plan to build new front and rear bumps. Not sure how I will like these small-ish poly bumps, but they were cheap enough for me to try them out.


Depending on how you like them I will need to get the info on those.
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Old June 8th, 2012, 09:09 PM   #42
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Finished up the front bumps.

Comparison between stock fronts and the new ones.



To mount and extend the new bumps, I started with 1.75x.120 Tube and capped off one end.



Once the cap was welded on, I ground it smooth and tapped the center.



Rough comparison between the stock bump in relation to where the new one will sit.




Full bump. May need to trim a bit more.






Here's some quick pics of the 3-link I built some time ago now. Its rusty and muddy now.






Starting the rear bumps tomorrow.
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Old June 9th, 2012, 02:16 PM   #43
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Finished up the passenger rear.

New U-bolt spring plate, with integrated bump pad. Had to make some relief cuts so I could bend the corners up. I welded up the seam afterwards.






Drilled a 1.75" hole for the tube to slide up into the frame rail.




.25" plate got the same hole to strengthen the unibody rail where the bump stop will be welded on.




Welded the .25" plate to the tube.



Welded to the body.



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This leaves me around 4" of up travel in the rear and around 3.5" up front, not including the little "squish" I'll get out of the bump stop.
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Old June 9th, 2012, 02:35 PM   #44
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lol, i prob should put my rear bumpstops on they've ony been holding the garage floor down for the past year
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Old June 11th, 2012, 10:18 AM   #45
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Nice work.....are you sure you and Joe are related?
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Old June 11th, 2012, 10:21 AM   #46
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Nice work.....are you sure you and Joe are related?
zing...... will it be ready for the pig roast?
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Old June 11th, 2012, 05:04 PM   #47
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Other then a dead battery, it's ready!
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Old June 12th, 2012, 09:49 PM   #48
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dick hes my fake brother...
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Old June 13th, 2012, 06:22 PM   #49
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Old June 16th, 2012, 09:39 PM   #50
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Bump stops worked well, Nothing rubbed during my trip up the redneck rti ramp.
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Old June 16th, 2012, 10:06 PM   #51
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Looking good Thomas.

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Old June 16th, 2012, 10:10 PM   #52
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Looking goof Thomas.
Thanks! How's your cherokee coming along?
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Old June 16th, 2012, 10:17 PM   #53
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I have not done anything to it yet. I must wait until I can get the GMC fixed and the CJ done. But I want to throw a 2 inch lift on it and some 31s and keep it for a Winter Ride/ Back up vehicle.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 07:04 PM   #54
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Replacing wheel bearings, again...
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Old July 13th, 2012, 04:07 PM   #55
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Picked up a 77 Bronco with a dana 44 and 9" axles. Sold the bronco off and kept the axles for the Jeep.

Started trussing the 9". Built out of 3/16 plate. Once i get the rust cleaned off the axle I can tack the truss on and start building the spring perches and shock mounts. The D44 will get a similar truss.




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Old July 13th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #56
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Now is the time to shave it, it's a pain to do later.
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In the plans.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 10:11 PM   #58
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did i see you on 131 heading to the dunes when i was heading home on sat?
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Nope, I was there from Monday to Sunday. It was so hot we didn't leave the beach much.
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Old July 15th, 2012, 10:58 AM   #60
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Making some progress.


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