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03-18-2020 01:53 PM
rockwood
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Originally Posted by Harry Johnson View Post
Have they dropped that one on San Diego county as well?

My parents haven't said anything about it, but they're old and don't get out much, so they might not notice even if it was in place.
Not really. Just banned dine in restaurants and bars. We're heading out to the sandbox soon if that happens. Might as well shelter somewhere I can have fun. Netflix and pornhub only go so far...
03-18-2020 01:25 PM
Harry Johnson
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Originally Posted by rockwood View Post
SHELTER IN PLACE!

What if I don't like the place I'm sheltering in?
Have they dropped that one on San Diego county as well?

My parents haven't said anything about it, but they're old and don't get out much, so they might not notice even if it was in place.
03-18-2020 01:21 PM
rockwood
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Originally Posted by Harry Johnson View Post
As long as UPS is still considered an "essential service" in my area, it looks like I'll have something to work on while I "shelter in place"

SHELTER IN PLACE!

What if I don't like the place I'm sheltering in?
03-18-2020 09:27 AM
Harry Johnson As long as UPS is still considered an "essential service" in my area, it looks like I'll have something to work on while I "shelter in place"

03-17-2020 10:45 AM
Harry Johnson
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Originally Posted by rockwood View Post
Can you put shorter tabs on that tower and surrender (french) it in below that?


If my new towers don't show up due to coronavirus, that might be my new quarantine project... That is if I ever get told to go home.
03-17-2020 10:34 AM
rockwood Can you put shorter tabs on that tower and surrender (french) it in below that?
03-17-2020 10:24 AM
gt1guy
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Originally Posted by Harry Johnson View Post
It could happen, but it would be a bit too far forward compared to where I wanted to land my c-pillar. Had also planned to mount my cage to the frame using poly bushings and something tells me sending all the rear suspension hits through that would be a bad decision.
Don't pretty much all factory shocks use rubber bushings in them? That's really no different than connecting a coilover to a cage that's bushed to the frame. Cage tie-in bushings are much beefier than what's sitting in a factory shock.
03-17-2020 08:02 AM
Harry Johnson
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Originally Posted by the freeak View Post
CLUTCH! FUCK YEAH.


OP- Why not move the shock to the front of the axle, and build a flat plate on the top of the LCA bracket; then land the shock on the LCA bracket?

This is a front example, but here...
I like that idea. Probably still going to french into the frame to make sure I have tire clearance at full stuff.
03-17-2020 06:56 AM
the freeak CLUTCH! FUCK YEAH.


OP- Why not move the shock to the front of the axle, and build a flat plate on the top of the LCA bracket; then land the shock on the LCA bracket?

This is a front example, but here...
03-17-2020 06:30 AM
TiTRD A bit hard to see, but my 2.5" air shocks were mounted to the cage.
03-16-2020 03:46 PM
slobrorunner Fair enough. Was just another alternative to mega tower.

Don't know how I just put together that you're in Spreckles. We lived there when I was a kid. On railroad between third and fourth. Really liked it.

Continue on.
03-16-2020 03:19 PM
Harry Johnson
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Originally Posted by slobrorunner View Post
What is happening as far as a cage goes above where the shock will mount? Maybe you can build a shock mount into the cage vs get a big chungus tower in there?
It could happen, but it would be a bit too far forward compared to where I wanted to land my c-pillar. Had also planned to mount my cage to the frame using poly bushings and something tells me sending all the rear suspension hits through that would be a bad decision.
03-16-2020 01:48 PM
slobrorunner What is happening as far as a cage goes above where the shock will mount? Maybe you can build a shock mount into the cage vs get a big chungus tower in there?
03-16-2020 12:03 PM
Harry Johnson So on day 1 of coronatpformybungholewuhanwowiequarentine2020, after making my way to the supermarket to get important supplies such as beer, whiskey, and corned beef for st. patties day, the wife gave me the rest of the day to work on my pile.

I had some ruffstuff shock towers waiting to get welded up, so I fired up the mig, gathered up what little skill I had, and got to work.



Sick, I'll just go stick these on top of my frame... rails... mmmmph! Ok, so shock towers are taller than the amount of room I had from frame to tub. I swear I measured, but whatever. Out comes the cutoff wheel!





Much better. Lets get those tacked in place and hang some shocks off of them and check clearances!



Cool, cool...



Uh oh.

I need to move this bad boy inboard or it's definitely going to hit the caliper. I need to also move it back a little bit or the spring is going to hit the back of the truss as well. I'm not a fan of frenching the shock towers into the frame( I wanted to leave it uncut in case I decided to go with trailing arms one day.), but I think that's what I'll have to do. Going to need longer towers. Back to the drawing board. Ordered some super tall 18" Artec towers that I can french in. Hopefully, UPS doesn't halt operations or drop dead of a virus before they show up.
03-06-2020 02:41 PM
Chevy2311 Awesome build, Sub'd
03-05-2020 08:41 PM
Mattafact So as not to clog up the plus size yj thread I thought about cutting my frame before the shock mounts but that's going to screw up everything behind it. I want to buy a yj frame and tub and swap all my current crap over. This one is pretty beat up.
03-02-2020 10:01 AM
rockwood Hehe. Bunghole.
03-02-2020 08:21 AM
Harry Johnson Got my links set where I wanted them, even with one of my heims frozen in place- just worked around it. I cycled everything to make sure it was all good. I don't have the 40s on it(haven't decided which beadlocks I want), but it looks like they'll just barely clear.







Measured to see if I could get full bump where I want it and the lowers will be close to the frame, but won't hit. Looks like I'm cutting a hole in the floor to get that extra 2" of up travel.



Next up is cutting that hole and coilover mounts. Excited to get it sitting on its own weight again. I feel like things will move much faster when I don't have to learn about whatever it is I'm working on while I'm working on it.
02-28-2020 08:57 AM
gt1guy Never complain about a free high.

Chances are is not just one thing they used, but a cocktail of things that probably shouldn't go together.
02-28-2020 08:21 AM
Harry Johnson Got my links all chased... but that's not the most exciting part of this update, although it is only tech. There is also mystery and intrigue!

So originally I went down to my closest(not best, this is important) local machine shop and asked them to chase out both the right and left-hand threads in the bungs on my links. They only had the right hand tap at the time, so the chase those out for free while I'm standing there and the owner then asks me if I want him to order me a left-hand tap. So far financially, I'm up, so I say hell yes. Blah blah blah, one thing leads to another, right-hand threads were good, I bring links back later and they do my left-hand threads with my new tap while I'm not there. This story is not going where you think it is: they did a great job. Left-hand heims spin freely in my links, life is good. I pay the man some cash and load my links up in my super extreme heavy-duty Jetta wagon on my lunch break yesterday.

This is where it gets weird. I head back to work, park the car and spend another four hours at work. Leaving work, I hop in my car and get hit with what I can only describe as the smell of diesel exhaust on a cold day. My super extreme heavy-duty Jetta wagon is a gasser. I roll down the front windows and drive 10 minutes to my house. I feel a little light-headed, but whatever. Unloading the links, I take a whiff of one of the newly chased ends (don't say bunghole, don't say bunghole...) and yep! That's definitely where the smell is coming from. Not only that, but now I'm on a galactic voyage full of wonder and zero gravity while I'm walking to my garage. Whatever that is, one little whiff almost put me on my ass.

I drove the car to work this morning with the windows down and still felt like I was floating walking from the parking lot in to work.

What the hell did these guys put on there that they didn't do last time?
02-19-2020 08:18 AM
rockwood
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Originally Posted by Harry Johnson View Post
Dammit. Worst part was my dumbed-down version was esplained wrong anyway. Looks like the link will kiss about 1/3 of the way down using the eyeballoscope, so multiply that clearance there by about 3. If those are 2" link tubes, I think you'll get 1.5" out of it. But I slept in my own bed with a wife that steals blankets, so don't trust me.
02-19-2020 08:05 AM
Harry Johnson
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Originally Posted by rockwood View Post
Asian feller method: measure overall link length, measure rod end center to closest spot on frame, measure distance between link and frame at this spot. Overall length divided by kissing point length, plus 1 multiplied by distance between frame and link at kissing point = how much bump you have available. Subtract half an inch for safety since bent shit sucks.
02-19-2020 08:02 AM
rockwood
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Originally Posted by Harry Johnson View Post
I am not a mathematician and that answer would definitely require math.

Using my eyeballs though, I'll bet I can get 2 more inches.
Eyeballoscope method: Unbolt the axle end and move the link up. See where it kisses. That's your limit.

Asian feller method: measure overall link length, measure rod end center to closest spot on frame, measure distance between link and frame at this spot. Overall length divided by kissing point length, plus 1 multiplied by distance between frame and link at kissing point = how much bump you have available. Subtract half an inch for safety since bent shit sucks.
02-19-2020 07:41 AM
Harry Johnson
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Originally Posted by Mattafact View Post
That's very patriarchal of you.

Jeep is looking great. Keep up the good work.
*matriarchal

I'm trying to keep the minister of finance happy.
02-19-2020 07:40 AM
Harry Johnson
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Originally Posted by rockwood View Post
Before you hack a hole then do "bodywork".... How much more bump travel do you get before the links make friends with the frame?
I am not a mathematician and that answer would definitely require math.

Using my eyeballs though, I'll bet I can get 2 more inches.
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