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Started my build

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by chsullivan, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Jan 10, 2012
    chsullivan

    chsullivan Member

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    So finally got to get started with my wide trac axle swap with yj springs on saturday, still a long ways from being complete but wanted to share my progress

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  2. Jan 10, 2012
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's gonna be a really tall Jeep!
     
  3. Jan 10, 2012
    chsullivan

    chsullivan Member

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    It want be to bad those are yj springs so there really soft, we put the front tires on late that night and it raised the the front 4.5inches from the original stance and the springs are new. I will only be able to run 33 when it's complete. I do have a question for you guys though I'm changinging to power steering and have everything but the steering shaft, do I have to change the whole shaft or just the bell on steering box end?
     
  4. Jan 10, 2012
    bigjohn

    bigjohn Member

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    I would spring for a borgeson or flaming river shaft with the u-joints on both ends. They are spendy but well worth it.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2012
    chsullivan

    chsullivan Member

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    Got the rear in last night with some struggles of the mammoth gas tank the PO installed now it's time to set pinion angles, high steer in the front and sway bar, measure for drive shafts and roll cage and new exhaust and long travel shocks with anti wrap bar and power steering.

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  6. Jan 19, 2012
    chsullivan

    chsullivan Member

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    Got all the new spring purches welded in place and the Reid racing dana44 knuckle for my high steer on and waiting on new driveshafts. Also ran into a issue and have to order new ends for the drag link and steering rod due to jeep tie rods want fit the knuckle and Chevy tie rods want fit the drag link.

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  7. Jan 19, 2012
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    looking good.....I moved this to the build forum so that others that might skip the intermediate forum will see it.....keep it coming
    Jim
     
  8. Jan 19, 2012
    Long&Low

    Long&Low Active Member

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    That looks like a Trailquest fuel tank.
     
  9. Jan 19, 2012
    chsullivan

    chsullivan Member

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    I have no idea the PO installed it and it's kind of in my way with the rear moved back only 1inch the trus were putting in is going to hit it when it flexes. So been trying to figure out what to do smaller tank or rci fuel cell in the back. Any ideas or pics would be great
     
  10. Jan 19, 2012
    obarrett

    obarrett Member

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    are those stock 0" lift springs, or do they have some added height to them?
     
  11. Jan 20, 2012
    chsullivan

    chsullivan Member

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    No there 2.5 " lift procomp springs
     
  12. Jan 23, 2012
    chsullivan

    chsullivan Member

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    Got more done this weekend and all this wouldn't be possible with out the help of my friend Jermy so here is more photos

    Ok power steering is on with the rugged ridge brace and bracket
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    Anti sway bar we added
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    Also made seat brackets for the new tall back seats
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    And tires and wheels went on this weekend
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  13. Jan 24, 2012
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member

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    Remember to unhook the sway bar when wheeling. I have seen tons of roll overs caused by not disconnecting them.
     
  14. Jan 30, 2012
    chsullivan

    chsullivan Member

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    Yeah we're making quick disconnects for it

    Here are some more photos got my new Tom Woods drive shafts and really impressed with the work and customer services
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    And after 4 weeks she came out of the garage
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    She still needs front cage and having a bam bar built we found on jeepaholics web site and shocks and move front brake lines and a bumper and she highway ready. But we couldn't stand the urge and drove it around the neighborhood this weekend
     
  15. Jan 30, 2012
    rusty

    rusty Well-Known Member

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    That is a nice looking Jeep. Very nice. :)
     
  16. Jan 31, 2012
    Dickster

    Dickster New Member

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    I would love to see some close-up photos of that steering, Steering box to passenger side knuckle.
     
  17. Jan 31, 2012
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    Hum to help on highway you shoul think about adding a trac bar on the front so the axle wont move from side to side....
    You should also fab an anti-wrap br for the rear.

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  18. Jan 31, 2012
    chsullivan

    chsullivan Member

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    I will get some better pics of it when I get home.
    the passenger side is a Reid racing knuckle I got cheap with the 1 inch block and high steer arm then after putting it all together found we were going to have to do a d44 knuckle on the driver side because the tirod bar was further forward on the passenger side. So found a d44 factory knuckle from a friend and completed the driver side and I had to buy the d44 to d30 caliper brackets for 60 from partsmike.com. Then ordered Chevy weld in bungs and tierods from extreme fabrication, cut the poison spyder jeep ends off and welded Chevy ends in place

    As far as a anti wrap bar were fabing a bam bar we located from jeepaholics.com for the rear. as for the front we have a sway bar connected and still have to test if I'm gonna need a track bar.
     
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  19. Feb 1, 2012
    chsullivan

    chsullivan Member

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    Here's the pics you requested let me know if you need more
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    we cut the drag link on the knuckle side 6 1/2 inches to accept the chevy 1ton tierod and have to reem out the high steer arm to accept the end as you can see its not fully seated. Also still need to buy the heavy duty pitman arm from parts mike and add the Chevy end on the box side and that should complete the steering
     
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  20. Feb 1, 2012
    RATTYFLATTY

    RATTYFLATTY I think you need a little more throttle

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    I hope your going to put a little more weld on those spring perches.
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