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Old December 12th, 2005, 07:22 AM   #21
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**yawn**

need some updates....
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Old December 12th, 2005, 10:13 AM   #22
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**yawn**

need some updates....
The update is that we fixed the hanging heater in the garage!!!! Thank God. It was getting downright torturous to work on the jeep in 10 degree weather.

I did get some Tom Woods driveshafts for it. Also, we are in the process of hooking up brake lines and fuel lines.

As always, I am trying to figure out the steering. In this months issue of JP magazine I saw something kind of interesting. They made a high steer arm bracket and bolted it right onto the lower arm on the Dana 30 knuckle. I have never seen that before. Might be something I may want to consider fabricating. It just seems like a major hassle and $$$ to get the right knuckles with high steer arms, etc.

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Old December 21st, 2005, 09:25 AM   #23
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Default Thats a hot body!!

Well, we got the body on!! we are installing a 1" body lift at the moment. We are still trying to figure out the steering. It looks like if we install flat top knuckles with high steer arms, the steering will still hit!! We may just go under the springs which I'm not terribly excited about.





More to come. I am waiting on the T-case output shafts to hook up the CV driveshafts. I'm considering the Bilstein 5150 shocks, however, thats alot of shock for what I want to do. If anyone has other ideas, let me know.

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Old December 21st, 2005, 12:49 PM   #24
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If you put highsteer arms, and them tie rod and drag link on top of those, I have never seen an instance where they will hit the springs.
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Old December 21st, 2005, 12:57 PM   #25
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Are ya gonna lower the Jeep or lift the garage to get it out? LOL
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Old December 21st, 2005, 01:57 PM   #26
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If you put highsteer arms, and them tie rod and drag link on top of those, I have never seen an instance where they will hit the springs.
I have, and it's sitting in his garage

I think its due to the shackle reversal, flat springs, and weird pinion angle
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Old December 21st, 2005, 04:32 PM   #27
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Do you think the extra thick arms (2") would hit?
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Old December 21st, 2005, 04:44 PM   #28
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I have, and it's sitting in his garage

I think its due to the shackle reversal, flat springs, and weird pinion angle

That's funny....my jeep is "special"

Any new thoughts on that steering setup Bill?
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Old December 21st, 2005, 04:54 PM   #29
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honestly, I would try to get ahold of 4bangler on mj. he built my trail rig and has his own custom histeer using drilled chevy pitman arm and ford/chevy steering. my cj5 is 4inch soa on 35's and I dont have any deathwobble.
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fix your pinion and we'll have a go at it. I'll try to find a drop arm and see if I can peak at 4banglers flat-tops
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Here is the most recent update. We had some troubly doing the shackle reversal in the front. it took several tries with the placement of the front hangers to get the axle position where we wanted it. If I had it to do again, i would probably buy a shackle reversal/full size axle kit. worth it. We installed some tj flares and wired up the motor. we installed a 1" body lift.

Well, we have all of the front clip back on. the motor runs. we are waiting on driveshafts, the steering components (still looking for a set of flat top knuckles), exhaust, and various other small parts. Heres what she looks like:





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Old January 16th, 2006, 10:24 AM   #32
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Looks good J!
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Heres the latest all. Engine starts! (YES!!!). The hood is on, ARB compressor in, TJ flares done and YJ air cleaner assembly done




I just got a line lock in the mail today, so that will be going in (as a parking break). I also have a set of sliders and a front bumper to be mounted. Still in the search for a rear swingaway carrier. It is almost there!!!
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Hey, how did your high steer come out, are you springs still hitting the tie rod?
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Hey, how did your high steer come out, are you springs still hitting the tie rod?
still waiting for some knuckles!!
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hey Dave, why wouldn't the engine start?
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You're looking for a stock swing-away? CC is selling an aftermarket one.
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Old January 21st, 2006, 06:54 PM   #38
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hey Dave, why wouldn't the engine start?
We thuroughly cleaned the starter seleniod contacts. Thats all it was :miff:
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