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jeffmarion 11-08-2011 08:19 PM

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.

So here are the specs.
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.

All pictures are located

The day I dragged it home.
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/DSC00397.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/DSC00396.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/DSC00398.jpg

jeffmarion 11-08-2011 08:21 PM

Cleaned up and in the garage. Cleaned up well, and thought really hard about flipping it.

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/DSC00416.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/DSC00413.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/DSC00415.jpg

jeffmarion 11-08-2011 08:24 PM

Pulled the axles and sold them really quick for $400. Everybody wanted the 4.10's

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/DSC00454.jpg

Front Fenders gone
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0183.jpg

Dempsey 11-08-2011 08:28 PM

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.

jeffmarion 11-08-2011 08:33 PM

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.

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0199.jpg

jeffmarion 11-08-2011 08:37 PM

Rear 14 bolt in place
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0200.jpg

Back on all fours with roller tires.
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0207.jpg

Measured the wheelbase 102"
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0206.jpg

Dempsey 11-08-2011 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffmarion
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?

jeffmarion 11-08-2011 08:39 PM

My Jeep bling, H2 wheels wrapped wrapped with 37" Krawlers
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0216.jpg

Need to break out the Sawzall
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0218.jpg

On all fours
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0225.jpg

jeffmarion 11-08-2011 08:41 PM

Flexing out the suspension

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0224.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0222.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0221.jpg

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jeffmarion 11-08-2011 08:45 PM

Dusted off the tube bender and started making my fenders
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0244.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0245.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0247.jpg

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http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0249.jpg

jeffmarion 11-08-2011 08:47 PM

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.
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0265.jpg

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. http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG0264.jpg

jeffmarion 11-08-2011 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dempsey (Post 1730909)
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.

Dempsey 11-08-2011 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffmarion

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.

Dempsey 11-08-2011 09:01 PM

Forgot to say that the build looks great. Keep the pics coming.

Scottie Daddy 11-08-2011 09:12 PM

Very nice build. Subscribed :)

RustedYJ 11-08-2011 10:54 PM

I like it. Subscribed.

Ageless Stranger 11-09-2011 09:32 AM

Oh yeah... I like the direction this is going. :punk:

Ibuildembig 11-09-2011 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffmarion (Post 1731021)
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

yjJEEPyj 11-23-2011 08:23 PM

Im just wondering if that is a wooden tie rod??

jeffmarion 11-23-2011 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yjJEEPyj (Post 1767980)
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.

yjkid95 11-23-2011 11:57 PM

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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