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Old 11-08-2011, 08:19 PM   #1
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My 89 YJ Build.

Alright, just thought I would document my Jeep build on here. OK, It's a 1989 YJ, 4 cyl 5sp. that I picked up for a grand.. Didn't run when I bought it, thought it was the fuel pump. When I got it home I noticed it was missing the fuel pump relay by the battery....hmm $10 later she fired right up. Thought about turning around and selling it, but decided to keep it and build it.

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Dana 44 front from a 1979 F-250.
Rear 14 bolt from a 2003 2500HD with factory disc brakes
37" BFG Krawlers on some H2 Wheels
Wheelbase is 102"
Front springs are a hybrid pack consisting of stock waggy front main and second leaf and a stock wrangler pack minus the main leaf. About 2" Stretch
Rear Springs are stock toyota spring from a 1985 truck, provides about a 5" Stretch and offset perches for a 6" stretch.

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Old 11-08-2011, 08:21 PM   #2
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Cleaned up and in the garage. Cleaned up well, and thought really hard about flipping it.






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Old 11-08-2011, 08:24 PM   #3
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Pulled the axles and sold them really quick for $400. Everybody wanted the 4.10's



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Old 11-08-2011, 08:28 PM   #4
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Saw your build on pirate last week. So do you have to outboard your springs? Not sure if the wider yj frame is enough over a cj.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:33 PM   #5
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Here is my hybrid YJ/Waggy spring pack. It consists of the main and second leaf from the front of a jeep wagoneer. The bottom 4 leafs are my stock yj leafs minus the main leaf. The hybrid pack is in the front of the pic compared to the stock waggy in the rear. It should keep it low like I want.

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Old 11-08-2011, 08:37 PM   #6
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Rear 14 bolt in place


Back on all fours with roller tires.


Measured the wheelbase 102"
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Here is my hybrid YJ/Waggy spring pack. It consists of the main and second leaf from the front of a jeep wagoneer. The bottom 4 leafs are my stock yj leafs minus the main leaf. The hybrid pack is in the front of the pic compared to the stock waggy in the rear. It should keep it low like I want.
So dumb question..what are the benefits to this type of spring setup other than height? Strength? Flex?
How does this compare to a military wrap?
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My Jeep bling, H2 wheels wrapped wrapped with 37" Krawlers


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Flexing out the suspension







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Old 11-08-2011, 08:45 PM   #10
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Dusted off the tube bender and started making my fenders










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Old 11-08-2011, 08:47 PM   #11
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My genright stretch corners just came in. I will reposition the axle forward one 1" to get it close to the center of the opening and probably trim the corners to fit the tires from there.


And this is where i stand now with the build. I will bend the brace for the fender this weekend. Just not sure on the final design yet.
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Saw your build on pirate last week. So do you have to outboard your springs? Not sure if the wider yj frame is enough over a cj.
If your talking about the front, I did not outboard the springs. The Ford front axle is almost a bolt in. IIRC the pin holes for the leaf spring mounts on the ford axle is approximately 3/8" wider on each side. I just spread the leaf spring out to get them in the holes for mock up. when I end up pulling it out, I will widen the holes some.
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If your talking about the front, I did not outboard the springs. The Ford front axle is almost a bolt in. IIRC the pin holes for the leaf spring mounts on the ford axle is approximately 3/8" wider on each side. I just spread the leaf spring out to get them in the holes for mock up. when I end up pulling it out, I will widen the holes some.
Just learning. I'm thinking of building something on tons someday. Nice to know how well the 44 fits.
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Forgot to say that the build looks great. Keep the pics coming.
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Oh yeah... I like the direction this is going.
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If your talking about the front, I did not outboard the springs. The Ford front axle is almost a bolt in. IIRC the pin holes for the leaf spring mounts on the ford axle is approximately 3/8" wider on each side. I just spread the leaf spring out to get them in the holes for mock up. when I end up pulling it out, I will widen the holes some.
Its 1/2" inch overall, just slot 1/4" out of each side and you will be good shape
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Im just wondering if that is a wooden tie rod??
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Im just wondering if that is a wooden tie rod??
Yep, it's that latest thing, 2x2 solid wooden tie rod, but I would opt for the pressure treated next time, it will hold up better...lol

I put it in there to keep the wheels in proper alignment when I was cycling the suspension to check clearances.
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Can you tell be what 1985 toyota truck you got those rear springs out of? I want to do a 5 inch stetch eventually in the rear on leafs with a genright tank/skid and corner guards and this would be perfect.

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