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From 9:00am until 11:30 am Saturday, this happened...
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From noon until 1:30pm, this happened...
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the next few hours were spend cleaning off spring hanger brackets, rivits, etc and prepping everything...not quite done with that part yet, progress pics pending later this week....
 

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[quote author=Gumby link=board=12;threadid=8547;start=msg72762#msg72762 date=1070890334]
I thought you were gonna stay SOA in the front?
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I am...didn't like the stock bumper, stock bracketry, etc....so a redesign up there as well....

"while I'm in there" hehehehe
 
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1 am assuming you are using 1/4 elliptical springs, are you using the fj springs cut down, or are you using another set?
 

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[quote author=tewlman link=board=12;threadid=8547;start=msg72847#msg72847 date=1070902746]
1 am assuming you are using 1/4 elliptical springs, are you using the fj springs cut down, or are you using another set?
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off a chevy van...happened to have them laying around, they were a custom HD set on a 1/2 ton that towed a too-heavy trailer...IIRC, 7 leaves plus overload once done. Plan to mount outside the frame rails....that fab work is still in design stages...
 

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I'd be very interested in seeing what you come up with for the front end, I'm not too happy with the stock Toyota configuration either.
 
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I have heard that the 4 link needs to be located in line with the front of the driveshaft so that they can both flex (or pivot) together I would imagine. Do you know if that is correct?
 

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Where did you come up with all of these???
Kowing you, ya' just pulled them out of your ass.......

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Length of links: 35" uppers and lowers plus ~3" for heims

Final dimension on lower links, including sleeve: 1.5" OD, 5/8" ID, 7/16" wall
Final dimension on upper links: 1-1/4" OD, 5/8" ID, 5/16" wall

Verticle link separation at the axle: 8.5"
Verticle link separation at the frame: ~6"
Upper link separation at frame: ~28.5"
Lower link separation at frame: 31"
Lower link separation at axle: ~35.5"


Photos of the process:
 

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[quote author=Texican link=board=12;threadid=8547;start=msg73044#msg73044 date=1070929513]
Where did you come up with all of these???
Kowing you, ya' just pulled them out of your ass.......
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lol....nope, those are the numbers....shamelessly taken from a handful of projects done at the Badlands Machine Shop, including SpaceGhost's FJ40. With a little luck I'll have the frame-side lower mounts tacked in tonight and have the whole setup under there to cycle by Saturday.

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tonights photos....

a> passenger side, where the solid-mount spring hanger used to be....

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and b> orientating the axle for link mount location....

two links are tapped/done, two only need the LH's done...hand tapping sucks...

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Woody-"hand tapping sucks... "

I knew there was a reason why I purchased that South-Bend... :-*
 

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Oh yea...

Looks neat Brian...!!! :beer:
 

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I'll feel like a High School freshman basketball player watching Michael Jordan play ball. This is stuff I really don't know.................................YET.
 

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Everytime you hand tap one of those rods, go in the house and look up spidertrax's web site and check out the weld on inserts. :D

or you could come down to the Windy and use one of my South Bends.
 

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I have had good luck using a drill once I get the tap in a few threads. I just go slow, but it is not nearly as slow as had tapping all the way.
 

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