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Old December 27th, 2011, 01:41 PM   #41
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its not a turd hearse (manure spreader), thats a big ass honey wagon (slurry sprayer).
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 12:41 PM   #42
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I have gotten a bit more done lately and have some loose specs-
-~116" wheel base
-17" belly height at full stuff
-~5" suspension compression

Started linking the rear axle and should have barely enough room for a 3 link with panhard up front.

Should have clearance for 42's down the road.
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 03:23 PM   #43
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That looks badass. Are you keeping the grille and headlights intact, or cutting as necessary?
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 03:49 PM   #44
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Dan that thing is going to be awesome when it's all said and done, keep the progress going
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 06:05 PM   #45
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sweet looking
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 07:21 PM   #46
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Looks nice
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Old February 4th, 2012, 08:37 PM   #47
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I love it....
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Old February 4th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #48
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Old February 19th, 2012, 10:49 AM   #49
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I have been slammed at work so I have had very little time to work on this project. Time for some late nights

I picked up 4 Durango leaf springs a week or so ago and was wanting to use 4 identical springs for obvious reasons. At 1,800# ea and with a 24x32 measurment with 7.5" of free arch they have great stats! BUT, the arch is pretty much all in the rear (32") part of the spring...I knew this ahead of time but this arch is just not gonna work for the front without more effort than it is worth. Soooo, I am using some Dodge 1/2 ton springs for the front that I had laying around (24x28). Seeing as my u-bolt supplier screwed up my order on the 5/8" U-Bolts (gave me the wrong diameter even after I double checked my order with them...I won't have any for the rear until tomorrow.

I did get the front fixed end of the springs tacked in place after re-inforcing the frame (full reinforcment will come later, just doing what I need to as I go...then I will dissasemble and reinforce later.)

Gotta love those rusty rockers...those will be cut off down the road anyway! Thinking I will wheel this for a while, find another body down the road and redo the build with the newly learned mods at that time.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 01:51 PM   #50
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Durango leaf springs were not enough to hold up all the 4bt weight for me, I had to add leafs. Looked great sitting their, nice ride on the hwy but in the dirt I bottomed out constantly.

cut your rockers out and put in square tube as a slider/ stiffener. lot of XJ guys have done it.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 09:34 PM   #51
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Old September 7th, 2013, 10:26 PM   #52
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what happened to this?
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