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Old 03-31-2019, 04:18 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Grabbed some second hand fox coilovers. 16” rear 14” front. Burned in front stiffeners and my tie rod with offset heim joints. Put the front axle at stuff. Will require front steering box relocation.


















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Old 07-05-2019, 02:14 PM   #27 (permalink)
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After a few months break from making progress (I blame work and traveling) I am back at it. I have all of my links, joints, and brackets from barnes4wd for the front 3 link and the rear triangulated 4 link. I have some metal to move the steering box forward and make hoops for the front coilovers. NWF finally dropped off the Eco box which I was waiting on so I can get everything back under the jeep to find where links can even fit. So it's time to get this thing underway.

At this point it would be nice to have it back on 4 tires

Bought a new 6 pinion planetary for the eco-box


On-to the np231 input shaft


All the np231 parts are harvested




Enduro joints are massive



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Old 10-08-2019, 05:40 PM   #28 (permalink)
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nice build!
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Old 11-25-2019, 02:48 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Old 11-26-2019, 12:41 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Watching this one. Looking good
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Old 11-26-2019, 05:26 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Gracias. Things have been painfully slow. Vacationed a lot this summer. Got married in September. Family/friend events all fall. Just now getting back into the swing of things. I am turning 27 in January so life is a blur.

I have all of the parts I need to at least get this mobile again minus brakes all around. I really want my suspension to be “sub-frame like.” I have spent a lot of time literally just looking under the Jeep picturing my options. I suppose I will be putting my rear 4 link crossmember right behind the rear 205 output. Front crossmember is in the stock location at the moment. Front links will be rather long. Roughly 39”-40”. Not sure what the final rear lower link length will be.

Estimate of front link separation. Rear links should be slightly less.





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Old 11-27-2019, 05:33 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Hurry up and get the front finished so I can steal some ideas. I really want to see how the Barnes shock towers play out.
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:42 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Found me one of them big ol holes in the floor. Pretty much want to cut out the entire tunnel and redo it from the trans back. Also, an np205 is too fucking heavy...

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Old 02-06-2020, 08:00 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Tres link







Currently rebuilding the unibody around the steering box.


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Old 02-13-2020, 06:17 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Snagged a YJ pitman arm for a touch extra of tie rod clearance.



Front is completely disassembled.



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Old 02-14-2020, 01:05 PM   #36 (permalink)
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how far are you stretching front axle? And what tire size you building for?

I'm hoping to push mine forward 1.5 to 2" and keep gear in stock location...we'll see

build looks great so far
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Old 02-15-2020, 03:26 AM   #37 (permalink)
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how far are you stretching front axle? And what tire size you building for?



I'm hoping to push mine forward 1.5 to 2" and keep gear in stock location...we'll see



build looks great so far


I believe the front stretch is 3 inches. I currently have 37s mounted to the wheels on the axle but am leaving a smidge of room for 40s. I wanted to have maximum up travel so I think that warranted the steering box relocation. If you can sacrifice some up travel I’d say you don’t need to move the steering box.

There is always the Astro steering box with the forward facing pitman arm but that puts your tie rod forward another 12 inches from factory. I wasn’t really wanting to push the axle thattt fat forward.


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Old 02-23-2020, 05:57 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Some more steering box relocation progress








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Old 03-09-2020, 07:57 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Frankenstein shaft made extra stock from a spare shaft I had in the bin.





The 14s look to fit nicely with the barnes4wd shock towers. Thinking 5 up 9 down?




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Old 03-19-2020, 09:19 PM   #40 (permalink)
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yep. you running assist steering or pump and gear?
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Old 03-21-2020, 02:15 PM   #41 (permalink)
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yep. you running assist steering or pump and gear?

I’ll tap the box and run the run of the mill size assist ram. Should be fine for driving down the road and getting into some rocks. Toss in a power steering cooler in the pot too.


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Old 03-26-2020, 07:33 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Really want the track bar to be tucked in there. Doesn’t get any closer than this. Don’t think I’ll be needing a bend in it either. Got to chop off that bottom through hole for sure. This is still ‘full bump’ on the front.

I haven’t finished plating the rest of the unibody in the area but this is where I plan on having it.











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