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...and it starts...

Discussion in 'HardCore Corner' started by woody, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. woody

    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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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....
     
  2. Gumby

    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

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    I thought you were gonna stay SOA in the front?
     
  3. woody

    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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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
     
  4. tewlman

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    What are you going to do on the rear suspension?
     
  5. woody

    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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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?
     
  7. woody

    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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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...
     
  8. Gus

    Gus SILVER Star

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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.
     
  9. tewlman

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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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    Texican s-Moderator

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

    Butch

    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:
     
  11. woody

    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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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.

    hehehe
     
  12. tewlman

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    Pictures, we want lots of detailed pictures!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. woody

    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    tonights photos....

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

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  14. woody

    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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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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  15. Poser

    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    Woody-"hand tapping sucks... "

    I knew there was a reason why I purchased that South-Bend... :-*
     
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    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    Oh yea...

    Looks neat Brian...!!! :beer:
     
  17. TJDIV

    TJDIV Back in The U.P.

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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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    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

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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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    Lookin' good wood.

    Yup, I love my South Bend too! 8)