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rear axle tie down....

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by woody, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. woody

    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    In the past, I've always used a single center axle strap to a car-rated ratchet strap....works great, quick and easy to install and check.

    However, with the new suspension design, I have no easy way to wrap the center....the pic shows my idea.

    Any thoughts? I figger if the bracing is strong enuf for the links, tieing the rig down should be perfect too...this is high enuf to not interfere with anything,, and it's exactly centered.

    Tacked for now....final welding tomorrow...but wanted opinions....
     
  2. kling-on

    kling-on Kool Arrow

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    sound good to me ...you trust your weld right ;)
     
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    i like the idea, tell me how well it works as i an sorta copying your rear link setup. might as well copy that if it works. i was working on taking out my rearend today. i was looking at how everything was going to come together and i might need to shorten my link arm lengths. i have a rock box and that cuts me short on room between t-fer and rearend.
     
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    how long has it been since you had that 40 out on the trails man??? i remember posts froma while back...mine was in garage for a few months and it feellss soo good to get the monster back out on the trails ...i was slowing going insane...good luck bro and get her back out there....
     
  5. woody

    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    [quote author=kling-on link=board=1;threadid=12704;start=msg116766#msg116766 date=1078685089]
    sound good to me ...you trust your weld right ;)
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    hehehe....yes, I do!

    rig went down for the susp work in early Dec. Next ride is Mar 20th with SpaceGhost in Attica. Good testing trip prior to Moab.

    I put 7000 miles on the Lemon (motorhome) in 2003, all travelling for wheeling trips....a couple months of shop time was necessary!
     
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    ive only been down for about 6 weeks on mine and i cant wait to get it on the road and the mountains.. looking sweet woody!