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That's the goal...

I am picking up a pair of steer axles next week, but I'll be happy if my junk is on a July 4th trail ride.. I'll be narrowing them as well. With the wheels I've got coming (17x9, 6.5" BS), should be ~82" wide.

The rear axle is no big deal, there's nothing back there to get in the way once the frame rails are cut off.. For the front, I think it can work with a bit of a re-do on the radiator mounting / angle. Might require cutting out the front crossmember though.

Question - I won't be able to easily raise & lower the chassis during the build, so does it sound like an OK idea to set the chassis at the height that it would be with the suspension fully compressed, so I can better work around interference?

The plan is wheel brakes up front (locker), and a pinion brake in the rear (welded), using a dual-pedal setup with different sized MC's.

Why rock's? I could barely buy a front 60 and put 35 spline outers on it for what I paid for the pair of Rocks. If I was to try and do a 60F / 9"R setup like I had planned, it would take all of next year to get the parts required. Not having to ever worry about hitting my driveshafts again is a nice benefit, too..
 

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Eskimo said:
That's the goal...
Not having to ever worry about hitting my driveshafts again is a nice benefit, too..
What about that noggin of yours hittin tree branches @ camp :flipoff2:

Sounds like a good plan Rich, Got mine mocked up last weekend.:smokin:

You may as well build it at full comp if possible, mine is close to ride hight for room to work on links. I gotta re-fab my front X-member as well. Gonna limit up travel in front....thats for sure.

Good luck and keep us posted.
 

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i think i'm gonna send you my stash of vicadin rich! that way when you..... besides, i won't take that stuff. got it for my eye surgery.

anyways, i think building at full stuff like randy's doing with matt's "caddy on dubs" buggy is a great way to go. let's see some pics brother!!!! :beer:
 

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DAMN! I haven't seen you on here in a while Rich. Keep us updated on this.
 
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