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Project...Kahuna 66 cj6

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by bkd, May 11, 2007.

  1. Oct 26, 2011
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    Yup.... Not anymore
     
  2. Oct 27, 2011
    bkap

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    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.
     
  3. Oct 27, 2011
    Posimoto

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    Well done on the fix, Jim.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2011
    bkd

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    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
     
  5. Oct 27, 2011
    willys59cj5

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    Fix looks great Jim! I wonder if all the tire chirping your son did had anything to do with it? :)
     
  6. Oct 27, 2011
    mpc

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    I used something similar, a plate from a '79 Dodge pickup, for the top of my axles:

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    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.
     
  7. Oct 27, 2011
    bkd

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    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
     
  8. Oct 27, 2011
    mpc

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    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.
     
  9. Oct 27, 2011
    bkd

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    come up and we can do Hungrey Valley..........you guys can home base here if you'd like
     
  10. Oct 27, 2011
    bkap

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    Good idea. I didn't think of that.
     
  11. Oct 27, 2011
    jpflat2a

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    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
     
  12. Oct 27, 2011
    cj6/442

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    I'm sure mine does!!!!
     
  13. Oct 27, 2011
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member

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    They had good sections of stich welding on them. Sorry if I'm late on responding.
     
  14. Dec 23, 2011
    SKT

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  15. Dec 23, 2011
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    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
     
  16. Dec 24, 2011
    willys59cj5

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    Why are you selling Jim?
     
  17. Dec 24, 2011
    bkd

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    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
     
  18. Jan 31, 2019
    SKT

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    Bringing another old thread and old timer to the top.

    Anything new @bkd or @bkd jr.

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