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I'm not going to write a lot just show the pics



 

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Cutting template for the plasma






Sleve through the frame




The other side
 

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When i bought the axles there where after market hightsteer arms fitted.
If I would have kept them, I'm only got 1" of up travel on the suspension.





so this is the plan.
 

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I added frame connectors for the cage.
the plane is that they stop the tube from cracking.



I build the suspension to be able to have as much up travel as the frame allows.




All brackets that might need to be replaced in the future have wood templates.


Rear frame connector and radius arm mount are built as one strong unit.



Planed ride height


Rear pinjong angle at ride height

A shave is planned for the axles
 

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Front axle at maximum possible full bump


Roughly where the motor gone end up.






We where in Amsterdam on our summer holiday.
In a normal convenient store I found this beer:eek:
 

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The rebuild looks great!

What is the reasoning behind the rear radius arm vs something like a 3/4/5-link system?
 

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I always wondered what wheeling/offroad modification was like outside of the US, maybe me and the wife can move to Europe lol.

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The rebuild looks great!

What is the reasoning behind the rear radius arm vs something like a 3/4/5-link system?
The reason is that I have had an extremely stabil car on sideslopes etc. and I try to keep that, with the radius arm I get like a built in sway bar.

Why a not so flexy rear end vs front end?
My experience is that if you get the front wheels true the obstacle the rear wheels will easier follow.
 

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The rebuild looks great!

What is the reasoning behind the rear radius arm vs something like a 3/4/5-link system?
The reason is that I have had an extremely stabil car on sideslopes etc. and I try to keep that, with the radius arm I get like a built in sway bar.

Why a not so flexy rear end vs front end?
My experience is that if you get the front wheels true the obstacle the rear wheels will easier follow.
That is an interesting way to think about it. In my experience the radius arm rear will have some rather severe jacking/lifting issues when under power. This is magnified when the vehicle is climbing and on a higher traction surface.
 

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Time for some motor mounts


Passenger side


Driver side


Rear motor/trans mount
On this picture you could also se the sleeves for the radius arm mounts.

I would have liked to have the rear mounts on top of the frame but then I coulden't remove the trans with the tub on, so they had to be on the inside of the frame rail.
 

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Same reinforcement as standard Willys frame
Are now also welded in between the spot welds


Motor mounts


Rear motor/trans mount
 

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I ordered a new winch mount from a local shop




Made new plates to weld in the radius arms


I also made a reinforcement between the lover bushing and the upper tube.

The finished arm


The angle of the arm at ride height
 

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I put on the tube so I could move forward.




I decided to make new fenders, the old high line fenders were limiting my flex and up travel.


Temporary tube fenders




 

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