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Old April 26th, 2020, 08:33 AM   #61
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Getting closer. Last night I torched off the old rear trackbar bracket and old UCA mounts. After a little time with a grinder they were good as new. Slid the rear axle under and after a ton of measurements and beer drinking I decided on a 12" rear stretch. This should put my wheelbase between 104-105

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Old April 27th, 2020, 07:22 PM   #62
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Got the coil buckets finish welded in and ran out of gas. Rear 4 link coming soon

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Old April 30th, 2020, 07:51 AM   #63
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Well got a ton done last night. Cut/ground off all the old brackets. Fixed a ton of the P.O.s welds on front 3 link mounts, motor mounts, etc. 4 link brackets welded up and set in. Got it on its own weight and realized my existing rear coils were way tall (figured this would be the case). New coils on the way along with 1 1/4 heims for the UCAs.

Tonight I will probably get everything painted and get bridge burned on top of the rear truss. Then we may build a welding table for the shop and trim fenders if we get that far. Slower progress than I'd like but been working a lot on it. Farming season makes it hard.

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Old May 5th, 2020, 12:42 PM   #64
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Picked up a bit of bling for the front end.
Still waiting on heims to show up to finish the 4 link. Got DOM picked up for uppers and stocked up on consumables.Click image for larger version

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Old May 18th, 2020, 01:28 PM   #65
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Still plugging away. Parts should arrive tomorrow to finish up the rear 4 link and should be ready to set this back on the ground. I hate comp cuts on jeeps but really didn't see any other way to make the rear tires fit. Greased everything up, fenders trimmed, paint done. Once it's on the ground I can do bump stops and limit straps and it will be about done

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Not sure if anyone is still paying attention but I'll at least continue this for my own reference later on. 4 link done, finally dropped this beast on its own feet for the first time in months.

6' 4" to top of roofline (hard top)
104-105" wheelbase
92" from outside front tire to outside of other tire
12" stretch
4.5" dual rate TJ front coils up front - metalcloak
2" dual rate TJ rear coils in the rear - JKS
1 1/4" heims everywhere but front single UCA (existing)
23" from floor to the bottom of rocker guard
38x15.5x15 boggers (measure to a true 37")
Read driveshaft will need stretched to 29" (center cap to center cap of yolks at ride height)

Still need to figure out rear shock mounts, don't think it will be as easy as I had hoped. Probably shift fuel cell to center the tub and come up thru the tub in the rear.

Other than rear shocks, need to put new bling bumps in up front, and do limit straps F/R as well as rear bumps. Going to fab up another rear crossmember as well to tie in some body mounts.

In these photos it is leaning a bit. I aired up all tires and now sits surprisingly level

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