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Old October 9th, 2011, 04:26 PM   #121
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Old October 9th, 2011, 04:28 PM   #122
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dana 60 mock up.

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Old October 9th, 2011, 04:31 PM   #123
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i will drive this on the road so i think i will keep front sway bar. you can see in the pic above i moved axle foward about 2" by looking at the sway bar link angle. i will relocate them on the frame to accomodate the move forward.
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Old October 9th, 2011, 04:51 PM   #124
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In for finished build. This one of the best xj builds i've seen. Good work so far, and it's good to see a vehicle built not only to wheel well but drive the street well also.
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Old October 9th, 2011, 05:19 PM   #125
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Well thank! Going to try to do some each day this week. So we will see how far I get.
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Old October 9th, 2011, 06:24 PM   #126
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Subscribed. Nice work.

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Old October 9th, 2011, 07:11 PM   #127
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Did you get anymore done on the rear wheel openings?
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Old October 9th, 2011, 08:01 PM   #128
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Did you get anymore done on the rear wheel openings?
Man i wish but main focus is to get it back rolling. Had a slight pause and hope to get working on it a little every day.
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Old October 10th, 2011, 06:54 PM   #129
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i took some measurements tonight and the wheelbase has went from 101.4 to 105.5.
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Old October 10th, 2011, 06:54 PM   #130
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here are my king pin rebuild kits
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Old October 10th, 2011, 06:56 PM   #131
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also here is a pic of a stock dana 60 30 spline shaft next to a nitro gear 35 spline.

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Old October 16th, 2011, 06:59 PM   #132
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Pounded out old races in the front hubs and pounded in the new ones. Most of the day was more like a clean up day. All the grinding and cutting has made a mess. Hope to get king pins all rebuilt this week.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 07:16 PM   #133
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ok guy's i made my lower and 3 link mount. yeah i could have bought them but it was fun making my own.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 07:18 PM   #134
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upper 3 link mount on axle


i do have side gussets jut dont have pic
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Old October 28th, 2011, 07:23 PM   #135
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lower link mounts i made out of 3x4 tube.


here i have a 3 inch tube to make sure i have good fitment


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Old October 28th, 2011, 07:24 PM   #136
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good amount of work into these but hey it saved me $30-$50
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Old October 28th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #137
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Those look nice, but won't you want to angle them in towards the frame mounts. I don't remember now, but I think you were leaving them full-width, right?
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Old October 29th, 2011, 04:03 AM   #138
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yup full width. putting every thing in a stock like location. only thing i did was move the frame mounts back to cross member. 3 link one is notched out for 3 inch tube angled toward driver frame rail.

work on trac bar mount today..
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Old October 30th, 2011, 07:00 AM   #139
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Made a weld on trac bar bracket today

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Old October 30th, 2011, 03:59 PM   #140
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made some head way today.. some stuff tacked in place to check clearance.

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