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Old 09-28-2009, 08:26 PM   #1
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Finished My Heep Today

My 94' is now moving around again after the axle swap. I went from the 30 and 35 to Dana 44 Hybrid 3/4 Ton front with moly axles , out back a dana 60 with a locker and c clip eliminators. I built all new steering by first milling and taping the passenger knuckle for high steer. Topped that off with 1 1/2" DOM 1/4 wall drag link and steering arm with 3/4 moly hiem joints. It is slowly but surely getting there. There are a few more pictures in the Builders Corner. Hope you enjoy. Thanks
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:35 PM   #2
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awesome, i still can't believe that yours is the small rig in the bunch.

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Old 09-28-2009, 08:40 PM   #3
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lol.. me either.. whats bad is my other buddy just finished his on rockwells and 44's with a 20" stretch. Mine really looks like a midget now. =) Did you see the Cherokee in the back ground. That's my next project.
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:43 PM   #4
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that a zj? whats the plan with that one? rockwells? lol
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:01 PM   #5
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Looks great.
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:21 AM   #6
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dang that is the small one i want pics of the big one
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Misleading thread title.

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Old 09-29-2009, 10:02 AM   #8
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Yeop its a zj. No rockwells for this one. Looks like a bunch of bolt on's for now. This one is for my dad. I owe him for all the help on mine.

Dare2bsquare- You are right on the money with that statement. NEVER FINISHED lol
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:12 AM   #9
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dang that is the small one i want pics of the big one
Here is some pictures of me and some of my buddies.
Just riding around in Tennessee
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:03 PM   #10
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Tjhose are some sick pics of you and your friends
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:59 PM   #11
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Looks good. How much lift are the springs? Just need to extend the wheelbase in the front. Looks a little funny with the tire sitting that close to the rear of the front fender.
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Looks great. Just need to extend the front wheelbase.
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:18 PM   #13
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Its actually the picture. The wheel base is longer. I moved the front springs , rears and had made longer drive shafts for it. It measured at 100" from front to rear center of the hubs. In the picture you can see the rear but since the front wheels are turned; it looks like they are up at the firewall. In the garage the ceiling is 8' and the Jeep is 7' 2" from the ground to the top of windsheild. (sorry picture was at midnight the night before from my phone.)
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Wow! You Tennessee boys are Nuts. sweet rigs!
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:31 PM   #15
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Nice Job. --Now where is that mud??
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Looks great. Just need to extend the front wheel base.
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One thing at a time grass hopper.. LOL.. If I do a full 115" to 120" wheel base, Im going to need to beef the frame up and go 4 Link. Which would be cool , but no time right now and I kinda wanted to see how far I could go on a dime budget. Know what I mean? Thanks again for all the great opinions.
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sorry for the triple post. i was posting from my phone and it wasn't showing that it posted. sorry again do you have any side shots? i'm looking to soa my yj but useing the stock spring for now and sticking 35's on it. just looking for a set of 44's to scrap my 30/35 combo. wont waste the time or money on those. looks good though. where are all the pick of you out on the trail?
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sorry for the triple post. i was posting from my phone and it wasn't showing that it posted. sorry again do you have any side shots? i'm looking to soa my yj but useing the stock spring for now and sticking 35's on it. just looking for a set of 44's to scrap my 30/35 combo. wont waste the time or money on those. looks good though. where are all the pick of you out on the trail?
It hasnt made it to the woods yet. Its only been moving on it own power since the upgrade for 4 days now.. Work keeps me way to busy . I hope to be in the woods Saturday at a OHV outside Winchester,TN.

Your soa is all what you want to spend and how tall you want it. JPDOCDAVE has some great tech tips for smaller soa conversion. The guy knows what he is talking about. If you want huge soa, get ready for some garage time and a few pounds of 7018 rods. lol

My front came from a early 70's F250, and just upgraded the axles and tips to moly with precision universals. The hubs are 8 lug like the back dana 60. I got really good deals on my axles. Would have rather done full float dana 60 or 70 rear and a dana 60 front with 4 link all around, but in the real world I needed this thing going so I can ride with my buddies.
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Great build but I think it looks like you just finished a project in the never ending string.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:24 AM   #21
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Pretty nice rig man,, Thats kind of what I want mine t look like when it grows up.
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:03 PM   #22
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Went to the woods today

Went really well. The only thing that broke was the clips in the door to the top and a keeper came off the transfer case shifter. Over all it was a tank!
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Great job Yardfab. I can't tell from the pictures...Is the rear 60 a low pinion or high pinion. If it is low, how is the ds angle and are there any vibrations? I have a low pinion, rear Dana 60 full-float sitting in the garage...but...

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Great job Yardfab. I can't tell from the pictures...Is the rear 60 a low pinion or high pinion. If it is low, how is the ds angle and are there any vibrations? I have a low pinion, rear Dana 60 full-float sitting in the garage...but...

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Its a low pinion 60. Not my favorite, but will work for now. I turned the pinion up to close to what the same angle the rear t-case angle was before I welded the perches. It doesnt vibrate at all, but it also has a slip yoke eliminator and a cv style rear drive shaft. I have had it at 70mph so far and no problems yet ( just loud from the tires ,, lol).
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Its a low pinion 60. Not my favorite, but will work for now. I turned the pinion up to close to what the same angle the rear t-case angle was before I welded the perches. It doesnt vibrate at all, but it also has a slip yoke eliminator and a cv style rear drive shaft. I have had it at 70mph so far and no problems yet ( just loud from the tires ,, lol).
Awesome! That is great news. I have been wondering if I should go through the trouble of narrowing the one I have or just start from scratch with a high pinion. You've given me my answer . What width are you running and what backspacing? You rig looks great!
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Its full width 58" from vacuum plate to vacuum plate. the wheels are 16.5 x 9.75 wide with a 2.5" offset. Good luck on yours.
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Its full width 58" from vacuum plate to vacuum plate. the wheels are 16.5 x 9.75 wide with a 2.5" offset. Good luck on yours.
Here are some pictures of the angle of the drive shaft.
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That angle doesn't look bad at all. I picked up a high-pinion front yesterday to go witht the rear...Now to learn how to narrow!

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