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Old February 15th, 2012, 06:21 AM   #41
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looks good! whens it gonna be done?
Better be ready in spring.... I will be pissed if its not. Going to be focused on this project from here on out with making small trips wheeling with my other trucks here and there to keep my motivation up!

Just have small design work to complete as the rear driveshaft was shown to be an issue in CAD, but nothing a few tweaks in the mounts locations cant handle....
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Old February 20th, 2012, 11:05 AM   #42
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Worked on it a bit this weekend.... The front truss designed and cut, rear of unibody re-inforced, and 4 link design completed with removeable center section in order to service transfer case and trans. Plasma cutter was a very goo investment... Money well spent!





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Old February 20th, 2012, 11:22 AM   #43
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 11:56 AM   #44
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Truss welded, upper link mounts tacked in place. Working on lower link mounts tonight and goal is to have a functioning 4 link by weekends end.....



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Old March 3rd, 2012, 10:59 PM   #45
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ok i gotta ask, i keep seeing the newer dodge d60 with the cad intermediate shaft poping up, whats everyone doing to keep the half shaft alive? or are they buying the custom shaft and running a 1 piece?
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Old March 4th, 2012, 08:13 AM   #46
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Looking sweet!!
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Old March 5th, 2012, 06:23 AM   #47
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ok i gotta ask, i keep seeing the newer dodge d60 with the cad intermediate shaft poping up, whats everyone doing to keep the half shaft alive? or are they buying the custom shaft and running a 1 piece?
I am using the CAD model Dana 60 because it was convenient to get and it is drivers drop. The Ford king pins are getting harder to find and are expensive. I am also using the 4.0L as the power plant so im hoping this shouldn’t be an issue. The nice thing about the CAD is the ability to weld the front diff and controller the locking in/out from inside the cab with the Posi-Lock unit.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 05:28 PM   #48
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i have had the same thought as i dont like the $1100 king pin idea, but had read the intermediate shaft was only like 19 spline or somthing, i will keep an eye on this build and your luck maybe it will be worth looking into after all
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Old March 6th, 2012, 05:32 PM   #49
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If a cad axle will take 1000 lbs of torque pulling a sled why won't it take a tiny jeep?
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Old March 6th, 2012, 05:36 PM   #50
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that has been a thought, but i just got done with the d44 and would be killed if i bought new axles again lol, im just gathering info for the v8 1 ton swap i wanna do after getting a house with a barn to tear it all down in again.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 05:42 PM   #51
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Old March 11th, 2012, 08:38 PM   #52
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Made great progress over the weekend (thanks for Delvin for helping a bit while he worked on his Scout that took a full day last weekend to pick up)...
Side plates will probably be welded in tomorrow as well as the sub frame for the 4 link mounts that is fully welded now... Coming along, cant wait to beat the crap outta this thing this season!





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Old March 21st, 2012, 08:43 PM   #53
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Made some more progress...





Used PVC tubing to be sure the link lengths were correct before cutting the actual tubing...





Started on rear truss from Ruff Stuff.... Going to add some reinforcement to it, doesnt seem strong enough for me....



Mocked up to be sure rear upper link mounts will be in the correct position... Both front and rear lower links are the same length and both F&R upper links are the same length.. One spare for both...
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Old March 21st, 2012, 10:10 PM   #54
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Wow great job on this build.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 05:11 AM   #55
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Is the tire clearance okay on the uppers for the front in a turn?
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 05:18 AM   #56
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According to cad we should see like 38 degrees of the 42 possible in a turn before interference with the lower link with 44s. Might go to a smaller tire if Curt would make up his mind. With that being said it is cad so the trail will tell us how close we were lol.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 05:27 AM   #57
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looks wel thought out and pretty solid. that front should plow the mud real well!!

what size boggers.


also they do make a sweet kit for the 60 to get rid of the cad design for 300 including the new shafts and everything needed. a stock replacement cad shaft is 200 plus another 35 for the u joints. i broke one in my cummins and it wasnt a cheap fix.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 05:38 AM   #58
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According to cad we should see like 38 degrees of the 42 possible in a turn before interference with the lower link with 44s. Might go to a smaller tire if Curt would make up his mind. With that being said it is cad so the trail will tell us how close we were lol.
Thanks. Looking forward to seeing how this works, I don't see too many with a triangulated front.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 06:30 AM   #59
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looks wel thought out and pretty solid. that front should plow the mud real well!!

what size boggers.


also they do make a sweet kit for the 60 to get rid of the cad design for 300 including the new shafts and everything needed. a stock replacement cad shaft is 200 plus another 35 for the u joints. i broke one in my cummins and it wasnt a cheap fix.
Thanks, I have a set of 44" boggers as well as 38.5 (but 11" wide ...) Fender trimming will be next....

Who makes the kit and is it Chromoly? Im guessing this will need to go in the front axle (whether i want to or not when it breaks), but I like the fact of having the Posi-Lok unit to unlock the front axle inside the cab...
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 06:33 AM   #60
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Thanks. Looking forward to seeing how this works, I don't see too many with a triangulated front.
That was the thought! Seen 4 link in rear, but not front! Sucks its still unibody but with the stiffining and the cage, theres little to no flex...
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