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Here are the pics that I said I would post in the "how does everyone get it to fit??" post. The springs used are from a mid 80's F-150 two-wheel drive. Not all of the welds are pretty but they are effective, I hope.
Right front
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left front side
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left front rear view
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left front shakle (in body mount tab)
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left front spring perch ( i made this a little tall out of square tube since the scout 44 front has that crap on the passengers side to deal with.)
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left rear hanger
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left rear shakle mount
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rest of the pics. max is 8??
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Only three leaf packs? Combine that with a long spring and that's a recipe for serious axle wrap. I'd put a wrap bar on it if you haven't already. I'd also chop off the extra "thigh gouger" portion of those front spring mounts. What length are those springs and what's the pin offset (if any)?
 

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Its kinda weird cause I thought there would be lots of axle wrap too but it isn't too bad. I am thinking of putting some full length add a leafs on since full of gear it sags too much. The overall length of the springs is about 56-inches with the pin at about 24-inches in from one end. For the "thigh gouger" portion I have some gussets cut out for extra strength that I haven't put on yet.
 

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<IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> thigh gouger... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

i bet that smarted.. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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lets see it flex out!!!!!!
 

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hey i like the front spring hangers. do like you said and add te gussets and then cap the ends of the hangers (square tube). they will work like skids with them angled like that.

question. why did you outboard your rear springs?

oh yeah the jeep looks good!

[ 09-06-2001: Message edited by: high5 ]
 

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The first set of hangers for the front that I made were boxed in for skids I just have not had time to make this set boxed in yet. I outboarded the rear to make it match the front. I thought it would make it a little more stable since I still am driving it to the trails. Once I have a trailer things will probably change again.
 

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Unfortunately I have two Jeeps. I doubt I have to explain any further <IMG SRC="smilies/eyemouth.gif" border="0">
 
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