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Old January 8th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #81
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what is "anti-squat numbers"?
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Old January 9th, 2008, 05:40 PM   #82
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In simplified terms, Anti-squat is a measurement of how torque is transfered to the chassis under acceleration. The lower the number the more the rear of the vehicle tends to squat. The higher the number the more the rear tends to lift.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 10:58 PM   #83
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Rear coilover mounts took a little trial and error but I finally got them done. I was unable to find anybody locally that had a bender capable of 180 bends on 1.75" tube, (that is until I got this finished). So I made two 90's and spliced them with an insert.

I tacked it all together and did an articulation test with tire installed to check for clearance. I only had to cut it off and move it three times to get it right, but the coilover will clear everything now and I didn't have to notch into the back seat.

Final product. Note the cool mock up shocks made out of tubing for checking clearance. I want to get it close to done so I can weigh all four corners before I order the coilovers. Hopefully, that way I can get close on the spring rate the first time.

Braced the mounts to the rear crossmember (that got moved for the third time now).

This is full articulation, 12" at the shocks.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 11:02 PM   #84
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Ken Looks great good fabrication!
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Old January 17th, 2008, 12:07 AM   #85
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Lookin good, I wish I had those skills. I am watchin and learnin.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 10:13 PM   #86
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Steering and track arm are complete now.

I reinforced the frame around the steering box and track arm mount with 1/4" plate.

Put a 3/4" heim on the upper end of a stock length tracking arm from a 79 full size and raised the axle end mount 4", using a stock bushing on that end. I did have to put a bend in the middle of it to clear the oil pan. I hope it's still strong enough.

The box is from a 79 full size, the pitman arm points forward allowing it to be mounted further back in the chassis than the EB boxes and gives me more room for a bigger radiator.

I flipped the tierods, cut off a full size drag link and threaded it 1"-18 right hand to make it adjustable. The new draglink uses the same adjuster sleeve and rod end that the tierod does.

I plotted the geometry out on graph paper and bump steer should be very minor. Time will tell.

The first two pics are with the suspension at full compression, the third is at ride height.




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Old February 3rd, 2008, 09:28 PM   #87
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The snowstorm cut into my build time this weekend but I did manage to get the front shock mounts done.

Milled a flat spot on the radius arms where the factory spring perch bolts on. Its handy to have a friend with a mill in his garage and the skills to use it.


The lower mounts bolt to the arms using the existing spring pad holes.

Built a narrower version of the rear shock hoops


Still have to brace them to the radiator hoop and put the removable bar between them over top the motor. The square tube in the pic is just a jig to hold the hoops in the right place while I weld them.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 09:49 PM   #88
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Very nice work!
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 10:07 PM   #89
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Looking good man!
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Old February 4th, 2008, 08:02 AM   #90
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:dunie: Looking sweet !
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Old February 4th, 2008, 09:07 AM   #91
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Old February 4th, 2008, 04:24 PM   #92
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Old February 4th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #93
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Looks killer!! Cant wait to see it on the trails
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Old February 11th, 2008, 05:33 PM   #94
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I am liking this build so get back to work I need more pics and more details
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Old February 17th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #95
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Got the radiator support hoop fabbed. It connects to the cage inside the cab with some cool removable joints I got from poly performance. The connection to the shock hoops will have flange joints, and the frame mounting points in the front are bolt on. This way I can remove the whole thing to do major engine work etc. The radiator, coolers and headlights will all mount to it, so will the hood pins.


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Old February 18th, 2008, 12:48 AM   #96
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Old February 18th, 2008, 10:23 AM   #97
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Fabbed up the lower radiator mounts.


The ones I used to make the upper mounts are actually early Bronco lower mounts.


Mounted the electric fans to the radiator quite a while ago.


As simple as these headlight mounts look it took me 4 hours today to get them done.


She now has eyes.


This is the way it will look running with the clip off. It works out that the turn signals on those plow lights line up perfect behind the Bronco T/S in the grill. All I have to do is cut out the openings and they will shine through.

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Old February 24th, 2008, 09:56 PM   #99
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Looking AWESOME, sweet job Ken
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Old February 24th, 2008, 10:09 PM   #100
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Sweet i love the lights.
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