Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by bkd, May 11, 2007.
Yup.... Not anymore
What was wrong with using U-bolts over the axle to a flat plate below the springs? Am I missing something here? That would eliminate the hardware you just created.
Well done on the fix, Jim.
Bruce at the time I re did the suspension it was to avoid beating the bolts up on the rocks (had some real damage on the Rubicon) and to gain the extra clearance....................thanks John
Fix looks great Jim! I wonder if all the tire chirping your son did had anything to do with it?
I used something similar, a plate from a '79 Dodge pickup, for the top of my axles:
I cut the shock mount and nub off. They would've been too high.
There's also a pre-made craddle available for the bottom of the axle that holds the square u-bolts in the right place, with a hole for the centering pin, but I can't remember where I got them right now. Christian (Dummy) probably knows off the top of his head if anyone needs them. He's the one that pointed it out to me that I needed them.
Mike.....I made retainers for the bottom of the springs that work really well......you can kinda see them in the last pic I posted.......I like the Dodge units, probably woulda/shoulda gone that route back when I first did the mod. I'm liking how this turned out so will just keep them and move onto the next project.........Hope to be out wheeling again in a couple weeks
Cool man. Yeah, it all works. Just throwing out another option for people that may be leary of building their own. It's nice to have that little bit of extra clearance.
Hope to catch up with you on the trail this season. Temp is getting about perfect in the desert.
come up and we can do Hungrey Valley..........you guys can home base here if you'd like
Good idea. I didn't think of that.
do we have additional stress/forces in play with the front-to-back arrangement of the U bolts vs the side-to-side normal placement of the U bolts ?
me no engineer
I'm sure mine does!!!!
They had good sections of stich welding on them. Sorry if I'm late on responding.
EDIT: Wow, I just saw your for sale thread: http://www.earlycj5.com/forums/showthread.php?92641-1966-cj6-Kahuna
Fixed the ubolt issues, need to fab/weld new shock mounts on the rear axle. In my spare time I've been buttoning up odds n ends so when spring hits I can make a concerted effort to sell it. In the event it doesn't sell I won't be heart broken, it is what it is
Why are you selling Jim?
Out of full time work for two years now....... Family needs above Kahuna, figure I can pick up another stock rig for wheeling in the future
Bringing another old thread and old timer to the top.
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