Frame Measurement Question

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by yzftaco, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. yzftaco

    yzftaco Goofy-Goober

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    Hello,

    I'm looking for the difference between the front cross member (or frame horn), and the rear cross member.. in relation to the ground...

    I looked here, BUT the rear measurement is cut-off in the drawing..

    The other tech link doesn't have it at all..

    http://www.ih8mud.com/tech/framedims/framechart.jpg

    I just installed new axles, and the rear is way tall, I'd like to know how much to remove to make it level..

    thanks
     
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  2. Josie'sLandCruiser

    Josie'sLandCruiser Stop calling it a "FJ."

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    Hi All:

    Guess I'm confused as to what you are looking to accomplish.

    Are you saying that the rear of the vehicle is sitting way high? If so you need to modify the rear suspension, not the vehicle frame.

    Regards,

    Alan
     
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  4. yzftaco

    yzftaco Goofy-Goober

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    I'd like a reference point to measure, so I know how much to lower the rear....

    In other words I want to measure twice and cut once...

    No I'm not going to cut the frame... I can take it out of the spring perches which are not welded yet, and are huge...
     
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  5. Teebag

    Teebag

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    on the late model chassis:

    - 150mm from top of rear chassis (down) to centre of eye of shackle hanger - which is in line with top of flat part chassis rail between the 2 axles.

    - 62.6mm from the centre of eye of shackle hanger (up) to same flat part of chassis rail +- middle of frame horn

    Therefore the centre of the front eye is 62.6mm lower than the centre of the rear.

    AFAICS
     
  6. KOOTENAY KRUZER

    KOOTENAY KRUZER

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    The FSM doesn't actually give you the dimension you are looking for. Here is a copy of the page.
    FJBJ40 frame dimensions.jpg
     
  7. yzftaco

    yzftaco Goofy-Goober

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    Thanks teebag and kootenay

    That'll help a lot!
     
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