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Old March 25th, 2013, 07:58 PM   #81
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Tell me when n where!! Any day but tomorrow..lol gotta make sure my kid is pointed the right direction to come out da shoot!


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Old March 26th, 2013, 07:43 PM   #82
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Picked up some link goodies today for murph

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Old April 3rd, 2013, 06:07 PM   #83
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Built some lower links for my front 3 link

They are 36" long, adjustable with bushings on both ends



I made some threaded tube adaptors, used 1.250 fine threaded rod and put them together, still need a jam nut
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 06:20 PM   #84
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Nice. Should have you build some for my xj.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 07:17 PM   #85
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Built some lower links for my front 3 link

They are 36" long, adjustable with bushings on both ends



I made some threaded tube adaptors, used 1.250 fine threaded rod and put them together, still need a jam nut
You need to jam nut both sides of each arm to put the threads in tension. You'll yank them out eventually if you don't have them in tension. I'd get rid of the weak link and not deal with trying to keep jam nuts tight personally.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 08:00 PM   #86
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The one side has 2.125" of thread engagement, and is welded on the backside of the insert. Jam nut won't do me any good on that side. If it pulls out, I have bigger things to worry about.

Weak link or not, I'm secure with what I did.

The adjustability will be nice if I need it.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 08:15 PM   #87
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I didn't know you welded one side......carry on
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 08:28 PM   #88
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lookin good, i bet those work like a charm
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 08:31 PM   #89
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how much adjustment do they have in them?
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I would say about an inch. There is 3" of threaded rod.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 08:51 PM   #91
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I should have some more parts for you this weekend.
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Keep up the work. Maybe ill get mine back out one day and have some fun. Im gonna need a good trail beater rig with what im doing to my k5, no more trails for that.
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Keep up the work. Maybe ill get mine back out one day and have some fun. Im gonna need a good trail beater rig with what im doing to my k5, no more trails for that.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 09:34 PM   #94
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I should have some more parts for you this weekend.
I'm thinking I might swing out Sunday, I'm going to bring stuff for Gary.

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Keep up the work. Maybe ill get mine back out one day and have some fun. Im gonna need a good trail beater rig with what im doing to my k5, no more trails for that.
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Old April 6th, 2013, 07:51 PM   #95
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Got the front stripped, axle positioned



Built the start of my 3 link, transmission crossmember, the center is removable for the trans




Set the wheel base at 100", pushed the front to the limits I think with the factory steering box.

Shot of the tire in the wheel well




Once I get the body lift out I think it will be a nice height too.

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Old April 6th, 2013, 08:01 PM   #96
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I like those lower links Nice work on the cross member too.
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Thanks! Hope they all work out like I plan lol
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Old April 7th, 2013, 08:36 PM   #98
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While setting up the axle yesterday I set the driverside to negative 5* caster and noticed the passenger side didn't match. Look like it is twisted forward almost 10*

You can see it looking at how the tierod mounts line up



Debating on how to fix it. My first thought is wondering how it twisted, thinking at the pig, so I was thinking I should try and twist it back and then truss it. Second thought is to just truss it, build it, mount it up, then cut the welds at the c and twist that back and weld it back up.

Thoughts?
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Isn't That Your Old Axle?
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Old April 7th, 2013, 08:46 PM   #100
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No, its a 02 dodge Dana 60. Came out of a driven truck, so I'm not sure why it is turned.
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