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Old March 28th, 2014, 04:52 PM   #541
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After looking at ruff stuffs website I found the radius arm brackets for $35 a pair. I will have to order 2-7/8" hiems if I go that route because they are for 2" wide joints. I have a ton of 3/4" and 1.25" hiems but I'm really thinking 7/8" is the way to go.
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After looking at ruff stuffs website I found the radius arm brackets for $35 a pair. I will have to order 2-7/8" hiems if I go that route because they are for 2" wide joints. I have a ton of 3/4" and 1.25" hiems but I'm really thinking 7/8" is the way to go.
You can also go local

http://www.aa-mfg.com/off-road-parts...aa-614-a-pairs
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Old March 28th, 2014, 05:09 PM   #543
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http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...de=LNKBrackets

$34 a pair and they are meant to fit what I am doing. I have bought from aa before and they are good people. The only problem is it is a 45 minute drive so it is actually cheaper to have them ship to me. It will cost $100+shipping for the joint kits and brackets after the 10% discount that Kyle mentioned from ruff stuff.
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Old March 29th, 2014, 09:14 PM   #544
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Well I'll be a monkey's uncle, never saw those! Nice work.
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Old March 30th, 2014, 07:03 AM   #545
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Well I'll be a monkey's uncle, never saw those! Nice work.

I didn't even realize what a radius arm bracket was. I always skim right past them thinking they are a ford part. :Sonicjay:
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Old March 31st, 2014, 04:53 PM   #546
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I bought my old bumpers back today. I'll be glad to get the ugly ones that are on there currently off. TAB does good work!



The new hp30



I was hoping to get something done on the jeep today but spring cleaning got the best of me!

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Old April 1st, 2014, 08:03 AM   #547
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I went to work today and there wasn't much going on so I volunteered to take a little vacation time. Time to get something done on the jeep!
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sounds like fun lets do it!
Tickets prices are $1250 the end of the month. I am ready to go.
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Old April 4th, 2014, 09:13 AM   #550
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I got the front suspension all mocked up. I need to pull it apart, finish gusseting, pretty up the stuff I had to cut for clearances and finish weld. Then on to the next project





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how did the aluminum/copper/iron alloy links go?
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how did the aluminum/copper/iron alloy links go?

I haven't done it yet. I decided that I will probably push the axle forward a couple inches in the future so I will try that out when I build new links. As you can see I ended up with a nice shiny aluminum trackbar though. :Teehee: I gotta have atleast a little bling on this cobbled up turd

I ended up "repurposing" the old adjustable upper control arms. They worked fine for the upper on my longarms. I'm being lazy and cheap. :Sonicjay:
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I will say that this is the first time since I have owned the jeep that if I turn the steering wheel the body doesn't move side to side while the tires stay still. I will consider that a win! :Sonicjay:




I would say the joints had seen their better days.
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Let me know how the road manners are... Maybe I'll have to do something similar to herman. kinda rides like a tank
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Let me know how the road manners are... Maybe I'll have to do something similar to herman. kinda rides like a tank

On my last tj it went from lumber wagon to a Cadillac when I went from short arms to longarms. You can tell a huge difference when you pull the springs and just cycle the suspension, everything is so much smoother. I have been looking forward to doing this since the day I got it.
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On my last tj it went from lumber wagon to a Cadillac when I went from short arms to longarms. You can tell a huge difference when you pull the springs and just cycle the suspension, everything is so much smoother. I have been looking forward to doing this since the day I got it.
Once I get the fuel system fixed/upgraded and some more maintenance... and the rear axle swap. and the frame stiffening... dangit...
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Once I get the fuel system fixed/upgraded and some more maintenance... and the rear axle swap. and the frame stiffening... dangit...

All I have done is wrench on this thing since I got it. I was going through fabrication withdrawals so this project makes me happy. I have most of the parts to do a single triangulated 4 link in the rear but that will have to wait for a while.
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I haven't given myself a weekend, or the garage space, to get some stuff on the Jeep banged out. Maybe I'll give Gina Miley next weekend, and I'll take Herman down to the shop to do some stuff after I work on a race car
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I haven't given myself a weekend, or the garage space, to get some stuff on the Jeep banged out. Maybe I'll give Gina Miley next weekend, and I'll take Herman down to the shop to do some stuff after I work on a race car
Sounds to me like we need a red-neck get together soon, to work on some vehicles. I can grind like a mad man (I weld too, but probably not to the specs of a professional welder, and the Grandson of the owner of a Welding shop).

How about some Saturday coming up?
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Sounds to me like we need a red-neck get together soon, to work on some vehicles. I can grind like a mad man (I weld too, but probably not to the specs of a professional welder, and the Grandson of the owner of a Welding shop).

How about some Saturday coming up?

I think I will be spending the weekend hanging out with the gf. She can't leave her work for a week and a half starting Monday since the boss is going on vacation and she is the only other licensed person that can run the place. Then right after that I'm gone to Roswell for 2 weeks. I'll be out here today until 6-6:30 though. You are welcome to swing by!
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