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Old 06-13-2011, 03:38 PM   #61
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Thanks man, hopefully you will be seeing alot of stuff going on with it this week

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Ok I had to move out 4 jeeps and alot of other stuff, but I got the frame inside last night. I also dug out the front axle and gave it a quick cleanup just so I can move it around without getting super greasy. I knew the truck I got it from was low miles, but Ive never seen an ink mark from the factory on a 60 front before. Kinda sad considering it wont be going back into a pickup lol

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What is the yellow body in the background? I'm probably way off base but it kinda looks like an old Jeep pick up...

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Old 06-13-2011, 03:57 PM   #63
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its old but not jeep....its a 1968 Ford F350 Crewcab
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:05 AM   #64
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I was able to get all the holes except for two welded up and rough ground last night. I also started to hang the front springs but I made a dumb move and forgot to order the rear bushings. I also have a comment about Curry's QC....it sucks. Take a look at the shackle stamping and see that one way you can read the name, but on the other side its inside and you cant flip the bracket. I dont advertise for anyone anyway, but its just cheesy IMO.




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Since I am waiting on bushings I decided to get the springs ready to go in for mockup. I have to flip the through bolts around since its going SOA and not SUA. I also deleted the shim in the rear packs.




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Old 06-15-2011, 05:08 PM   #67
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You're going with a stock wheelbase aren't you? I couldn't remember if you were going to stretch it by moving the spring mounts. Looks good. I'm assuming the springs are good to go? No issues with the flat spots?
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They still look odd to me, but whos to say they arent gonna flatten out when the weight gets on um....so I said the hell with it and gonna try um. I am awaiting bushings that will be here on friday so I can hang the springs and see what its gonna take to put the front axle in....at that point I will decide whether or not to change the wheelbase. If I have to move a bunch of crap around I might as well give it a couple inches to help tire to body clearance if it ever does find its way on a hairier than bunny trail lol. I have to keep reminding myself that its a driver and moderate trail rider, not a full out retarded bruiser like Im used to So in lieu of no parts I have been researching engine options etc
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nice! excited to see this thing getting started
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Good to be building it finally too

Got the frontend centered and squared up on the springs last night as well as modded the top plates for the smaller thru-bolts....ahhh, something about a 60 front that makes daddy happy.


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ahhh, something about a 60 front that makes daddy happy.
Such as "PEACE OF MIND"
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Good to be building it finally too

Got the frontend centered and squared up on the springs last night as well as modded the top plates for the smaller thru-bolts....ahhh, something about a 60 front that makes daddy happy.


So what do you do to modify the drivers side spring and/or mount? It looks like its on or close to the diff itself.
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^^There's usually a spring-pad cast into the diff housing itself...
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^^There's usually a spring-pad cast into the diff housing itself...
Oh nice. I did not know that.
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d60 up front..hmm..cant member if you said or not but how big of tires are goin under this beauty?
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Oh nice. I did not know that.
Yeah all Fords are that way, but I did have to slot the pin holes 1/4" to the inside to get the springs to sit flat. The 30 front had a center to center pin of 31.0 inches and the 60 I used has them at 31.5, so a 1/4 inch per side isnt bad.

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I havent decided yet....35/36 prolly something like that. I have a fetish for 60 fronts is the main thing. Every vehicle I own has one with exception of my 96 truck, but it will as soon as I find one cheap enough
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:36 AM   #79
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Finally off the rack and getting used



The 8.8's big nasty brother....the 10.25

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I've heard of the abuse that an 8.8 can handle (that's why I went with one), I can only imagine how tough a 10.25 is! You certainly won't have to worry about your drivetrain, it's going to be bulletproof.
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Ive had a good two days in the shop finally. I finished cutting the perches off the rearend and got it mocked up. I also sourced a bell housing today and bolted it to my setup block, 435 tranny, and 205 case.









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Have you centered the transfer case to keep driveshafts equal? It looks lined up with the center of the chassis anyway.
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Im still in the moving it around stage....they are gonna be close to the same but I doubt exactly the same. I had to order some body bushings so I could take more measurements.
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Have you centered the transfer case to keep driveshafts equal? It looks lined up with the center of the chassis anyway.
Keep in mind, a lot of times the front driveshaft is significantly longer than the rear driveshaft, especially in auto equipped vehicles. He's running a manual, but his front will likely still be longer than his rear.
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Got my bushings and headers in yesterday so I decided to put the bling on it and see how I liked um. Im thinking the motor needs to come down about 2-3 inches.


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Is that a '56 Ford I see lurking in the background?
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Is that a '56 Ford I see lurking in the background?
Close, its a 59 Wagon I am doing for our business when I get time.


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so... did you just sorta wake up and decide you wanted to build a bad @$$ throw back jeep??
cause if so your doing a hell of a job
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LOL kinda, I've just never built one from the frame up before and decided it was time.

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