I would like to hear about this too, or see some pics. I am doing a s.r. on my GPW with yj springs sometime between now and Christmas. One twist to mine is that my springs are going to be outboarded. anyone done this- outboarded springs w/ a shackle reversal?
i went s/r on my early cj-5 with wrangler rears. has a similiar frame dimension to the flat fender so may be of help. i believe the front springs on the early jeeps are around 37" long and 1.75" wide while the wrangler springs are around 45" long and 2.5" wide. had to lengthen the front of the frame rails to accomadate the added length while keeping the tires in the wheelwells. new spring hangers etc also had to be added.
I thought about the wrang springs when I did the SOA & reversal on my 2A, but the width of the springs-tires rubbing the springs said no. I used the 2A rear springd in front and CJ5 rear springs in the rear. The wheelbase got to 80", without having to lengthen frame. But had to fab new mounts.
I used the stock springs, 5 leaf. I didn't need any more lift due to driveline problems. I still had ti grind the yokes to get the angles working. I bent the front driveline because of lack of yoke grinding. the front springs extend past the frame a little, but the front mounts and custom bumper hide it.
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