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Offline calvynandhobbs

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Re: YJ Progress
« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2015, 02:13:13 PM »
My rear axle has lower shock mounts, but the front one does not. Should I weld the mounts onto the side of the axle tube (so they do not hang below) or should I go to the spring plates? With the SOA I think there's 4-5" in shock length so I'm thinking I'd be better off going to the axle tube to keep the shocks longer. What do ya'll say?
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Offline Big Chuck

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Re: YJ Progress
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2015, 03:28:50 PM »
I say keep it simple and stay on the plate.
1989 YJ on a 78 K10 chassis that has been bobbed in the middle. Chevy crate 350 mated to a T400 with a reworked NP203. 14 bolt full floating rear with a Detroit locker, Dana 60 chromo shafts with a lockrite locker. Roll cage, skid plate. 15 gallon fuel cell in the back. Needs some stuff....

Offline Mreecew

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Re: YJ Progress
« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2015, 05:36:45 PM »
I'd say stay on the plate and see if works for you. If it doesn't, it isn't hard to change them down the road.
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Re: YJ Progress
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2015, 09:39:49 PM »
I'd say stay on the plate and see if works for you. If it doesn't, it isn't hard to change them down the road.

What he said, but if you have to buy shocks then I would set it up they way you want ( 4" up & 8" down travel?) and set the mounts where they work best. you may not have enough room to mount then on the tube so you may have to raise the upper mount...
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Re: YJ Progress
« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2015, 03:27:53 AM »
Not spending much time in the barn on the YJ, but I did manage to pick up a bumper and winch plate for it today.
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Re: YJ Progress
« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2015, 01:52:43 PM »
I spent two hours last night removing the two broken bolts from where the cage ties in behind the seats. The inside ones that sit directly above the frame. There is no easy way to get those suckers out. That does mean I can put the cage back into the Jeep and get the seats put in. Trying to get things off the floor and onto the Jeep before I tear into the F250 next week.
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Re: YJ Progress
« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2015, 07:41:58 PM »
These bolts broke a while back right? Did you end up getting them out?
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Re: YJ Progress
« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2015, 08:12:32 PM »
Yes, I took the original cage out over a year and a half ago. I got them out with the 3" pneumatic cut off wheel, 4.5" cutting wheel, nut cracker, air hammer and hacksaw. I need a plasma cutter or torches. Would have made the job much easier, but I did get them out.
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Re: YJ Progress
« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2015, 03:11:03 AM »
Inside front area is now bedlined and ready for the cage to be dropped in tomorrow night. Windshield is primed on one side and finish painted on the other. I plan to flip it and paint the other side tomorrow night. I also got the metal sleeve out of the rear shocks so they will fit now. I hope to get the shocks on and the rear tires on in the next night or two as well as the seats installed. I got the driver front fender on tonight, but the passenger one isn't lining up correctly. I'm thinking the guy that built the flatfenders may have messed that side up. I'll look at it again.

Finally making progress.
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Re: YJ Progress
« Reply #39 on: August 27, 2015, 02:25:05 AM »
WooHoo! keep plugging away!
'89, 4.2, NUTTERED, Team Rush, 4" Lift, 1" BL, 1" MML & HD shackles , Flat Belly Skid, SYE, 36 x 13.50s
XRC8, 150w KC's, Herculined, Tauras Elec Fan, Dual Batteries, Aussie in front, 8.8, TJ flares & Spool in rear, topless all of the time!

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Re: YJ Progress
« Reply #40 on: August 27, 2015, 07:12:34 AM »
Finally making progress.

The closer you get the more motivated you will get! 
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2002 KJ Liberty, 2" Lift, 31" tires/DD
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Re: YJ Progress
« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2015, 01:19:06 PM »
Awesome. Sounds like your truck needs to break down more to make you get the jeep done :)
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Re: YJ Progress
« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2015, 09:12:53 PM »
Does anybody have a stock pitman arm I can borrow to size trial? I forgot that I had sold my 4" drop pitman arm with the roughcountry lift that was on my YJ when I bought it. My steering is OTK and I'm not sure if I can go with a stock YJ pitman or if I need to go to a flat one like a wagoner.   Thanks
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Offline Big Chuck

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Re: YJ Progress
« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2015, 04:04:19 PM »
I might have one Roger I will take a look for it and let you know.
1989 YJ on a 78 K10 chassis that has been bobbed in the middle. Chevy crate 350 mated to a T400 with a reworked NP203. 14 bolt full floating rear with a Detroit locker, Dana 60 chromo shafts with a lockrite locker. Roll cage, skid plate. 15 gallon fuel cell in the back. Needs some stuff....

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Re: YJ Progress
« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2015, 03:46:20 PM »
I found one in my garage but forgot it at home!
'89, 4.2, NUTTERED, Team Rush, 4" Lift, 1" BL, 1" MML & HD shackles , Flat Belly Skid, SYE, 36 x 13.50s
XRC8, 150w KC's, Herculined, Tauras Elec Fan, Dual Batteries, Aussie in front, 8.8, TJ flares & Spool in rear, topless all of the time!