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Hey man, you mounted them upside-down!
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Looks great! What kind of springs did you use?
 

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Your front spring mounts look great. Especially the front one. The rears look good too, but if I was to criticise anything, I would say that the rear 1/4 eliptic mount should have been tucked up so it wouldn't drag on rocks. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I know a desert racer that keeps buggin me to go 1/4 but I thought the mount needed to be more hightech than just a center pin and a clamp mount basically
 

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front springs are rear dodge 2wd dakota springs with a few cj leave thrown in to start with
these are like 50 some inches long, but off center towards the front
seem like that should keep my tires forward, but give me lots o spring

rears are rear gm leaves from a 3/4 ton cut a few inches from center with the overload spring left intact to help act like a prgressive bump stop

If i tucked the springs up any more they would hit the frame under the back of the jeep. I cut the clamp at a 45 to help slide up on rocks, hopefully. also there will be some what of a crossmember/skidplate under the t-case and that will stick down some as well.

This isn't the hightech part that comes with the links.
 

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I'm digging that rear spring mount it looks nice and secure. Are the rear springs the 63"ers <IMG SRC="smilies/question.gif" border="0">
 

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love the front mount. i would have done the rears flush with the frame.
 

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Friends souldnt let there friend do this<IMG width=300 height=287 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/frame1.jpg">
sorry, I just had to
 

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sorry air bag, but i have no friends <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

guess who, please explain free arch (I admit I'm building this as I learn or the other way around)
 

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looks pretty nice, but i think i agree with everyone else you shoulda frenched the rear spring packs up into the rails...nice lookin fabbin though
 

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Originally posted by Air Bag:
<STRONG>Friends souldnt let there friend do this<IMG width=300 height=287 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/frame1.jpg">
sorry, I just had to</STRONG>
I thought that looke a little eerie also.

However I like the very front spring mount A-LOT!!!!!
way to set up a simple front spingslider.
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so my frame stacking is giving everyone the <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
how about some input as to why?
Is it b/c it looks boring, or do you feel that they are not structurally sound?
the tubing is stacked and weded at the seam and then there are two plates weded onto each side. I only tried to weld with the "grain" of the metal as instructed by a local fabricator for maximum strength. then one plate was drilled, and a sleave welded in. I now realize that cutting it at an angle would have looked cleaner, but I figured that that drop would be inside the springs thus not going to be caught on anything.
 

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My buddy has a custom frame with a similar joint in it. Only difference is the angle cut. It has held up for a long time now with no signs of cracking or breaking.
 

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I was woundering If there is any sites I could have a look at about 1/4 eliptic springs how they work. How tos.any imformation would be good.I am thinking of doing some sort of susenpsion to the rear of my fj40 as the front allready has coils.there is a photo of my truck in Land Cruiser Talk under Pic's wanted of Roll cages!! Please help Thanks Cruz
 

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you have found the site
do a search for anything about suspensions, 1/4 eliptic, link guru's and the such
the search button is under the reply thing and search the whole darn board cuz these topics are hidden everywhere
good luck
 
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