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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:40 AM   #1
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heres a few pics of my new 14 bolt. My current one is bent. So i bartered some parts for a new one to build.

starting with shaving almost 2". Ill update pics after new link and shock mounts are done.

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WHAT IVE DONE SO FAR:




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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:43 AM   #2
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looks great
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:58 AM   #3
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Looks great. How many inches did you save? I need to do this.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 10:21 AM   #4
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You and XJeeper have very similar hacking abilities. :tonka: He took about the same amount off his Dad's axles.

I had some taken off both axles in my XJ. I'm surprised you don't see more people doing this on rigs that they can't get bigger tires under.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 10:43 AM   #5
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Looks great. How many inches did you save? I need to do this.

reading its a tuff thing to do.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 02:17 PM   #6
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I did mine too but I only did like an inch and a half or so. I didnt want to deal with welding a new plate on. I left it where there is about .25-.30 left under there. I figured if I was to do it the way you did I would lose whatever thickness the plate I would be welding back on is anyway. Or go all the way and shave the ring gear too. Either way, it looks good.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 02:52 PM   #7
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.... My current one is bent. .....
How did you bend the first one????

Looks good.
Please post some more pictures when you get the ring gear in.

Did you heat the housing before welding the plate to it? What rod did you use to weld it? Let us know how well the welds hold up after a few runs.
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Looks good. about to do the same thing.

debating if i want to turn the ring gear down or not.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 08:05 AM   #9
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reading its a tuff thing to do.
:tonka: I found it, tanks
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 08:56 AM   #10
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I decided against turning the ring gear down. I already have a ton of time into it. I did notice that the 5.13 ring has alot rounder outer edge than the stock 4.10. So that gave me a little bit more room.

I used a torch to heat up the housing and burned it in with miller 250. I was going to use arc welder with nickel rod but after doing alot of reading the mig welder should work just as good.

I got my upper link truss done yesterday and gusseted. Cut down the diff cover drilled and tapped 2 new bolt holes and plated the inside bottom of the cover hoping to stiffin it up so it seals. Ill eventually build a new thick cover. but probably not til after this season. Still need to put axle back together and make new link mounts.

should have it done with finished pics by mid week.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 09:56 AM   #11
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Looks good, bent housing sux.
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yes it does. especially when you dont notice it til after the rig is done and pulled out of the garage. all that work building 4 link and shock mounts are a waste.

the weird part is that i bent the short side. id say its about an inch out of level. its pretty bad now that its sitting on jackstands stripped down.
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I ran my bent housing...I saw mine after I welded on all my 4 link stuff for the jeep. And pulled it out of the garage as well. Only 2 times that I could remember it bending in the chevy was... was at top truck or at silver lake It was taken apart that october.
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http://www..com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=...&sd=a&start=60

heres a guy to did some shaving on his ball joint 60 front and 10.5", made diff covers, etc
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Old March 28th, 2008, 10:59 AM   #15
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axle truss is done. and link/shock mounts are done. axle is in and measuring for bumpstop and limit strap mounts.

ring clearance


axle truss. 2x3 box tube. then 3/16 plated the entire thing. this baby is not going anywhere.


axle under measuring for bump stop mounts and limit straps
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How come the truss doesn't reach out onto the driver's side tube?
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How come the truss doesn't reach out onto the driver's side tube?

bump stop locations. patience my freind. you will see soon.
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it will explode into six billion pieces because you welded to the housing :tonka: looking good, I need to build a truss for mine too, I was thinking about tying it into the front pinion support bolts.
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only things left are brake lines, vent tube, limit strap and rear winch.


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