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Old May 10th, 2011, 12:34 AM   #1
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Default lots o questions.... unknown lift, welded rear.... need some advice. :( ):

OK.... so here we go. Kinda a newb to the Jeep thing, grew up building 2wd prerunners in Cali..... so slap me if I'm wrong on anything! lol

Picked up a 1993 Grand on 33's. Has appx 5-6'' lift and what I think to be a ford 8.8 rear. Got it for about $1500. Needs tires, a bit of love and a bit of rust patching. Pretty much the rust is contained to the rockers, and a bit on the fenders. Floor boards look great.

Here are my issues... lol a few. Have pics below to help with the help I need.

1. Rear is welded locked. Was hoping it was just the spiders but the seem to have welded the hell out of it. Think I need all new internals or could this be reversed??

2. Can't find who made the lift kit..... looked all over online....

Thanks for any help anyone can give some help or advice!!! And have a few more pics in my build thread that needs some updating not that I have gotten under it....

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Numbering on the rear axle... Its a ford 8.8 right? can anyone tell me any more info on it from these? I cant find much:








Welded rear. that's ALOT of welding. Pretty sure I need to rebuild the whole rear. Was hoping it was was just the spiders but looks to be worse then that....:
















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Old May 10th, 2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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no love?
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Old May 10th, 2011, 07:50 PM   #3
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lca's look like rough country ones
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Old May 10th, 2011, 09:59 PM   #4
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gonna need a new carrier if you want to reverse that.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 10:11 PM   #5
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the joints on the rear control arms look like they are threaded out a lot might want to watch those
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Old May 10th, 2011, 11:57 PM   #6
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Got a carrier, just have to send the guy $$. $100 for a 9 pack posi.

First thing we did was measure the control arms. All 4 match and seems to be centered... will finish up tomorrow. They seemed to have room to go tho. pretty sure I have a veterans benefit mud run to go to Sat. so we will see how things hold up!
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Old May 11th, 2011, 01:08 PM   #7
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Lift looks like a rough country to me.

are there spacers onto of the coils?
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Old May 11th, 2011, 02:00 PM   #8
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no spacers on the coils
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That's a 8.8 housing for sure.

2nd on your joints being threaded out to much. Shot for not more then 1.5"s. Closer to what you see on the fronts.
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Hope you noticed the rear upper control arm bracket on the axle. Some times its easy to miss those things.
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Hope you noticed the rear upper control arm bracket on the axle. Some times its easy to miss those things.
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That needs to get fixed before any wheeling.
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just a quick question, is it white? a buddy had one for sale that had a welded rear. just curious.
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Old May 13th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #13
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yes its white, he picked it up from a guy I used to work with
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just a quick n, is it white? a buddy had one for sale that had a welded rear. just curious.
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yeah got the control arm welded as best it could be, added a few few makeshift braces too.

Link doesn't have a video..... was it supposed to be the one I got?

It needs some lovin but will be good with a big of work
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