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Old 01-27-2020, 08:35 PM
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Just checking clearances before moving down the line. Put accessory bracket and power steering pump, and steering box to check steering shaft clearance. One of the hard lines hits but I can tweak the line a bit and it's good.

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Then put the grill back on and lowered the hood and latched it. Under hood clearance is 1" minimum. About 9" clearance from crank pulley to radiator mount surface. So next time I remove the powertrain I'll fully weld the mounts.

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I have a jack stand under the transmission and it's in position, so I think I'll mock up a transmission crossover next...that why I keep the #'s I'm liking right now. Then leaf spring placement and then front axle.

If I need a break from it I can also start building front tube fender flares. Square tube, it's a YJ after all!

Looks like a jeep a little bit again, been a while.

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Old 02-02-2020, 08:17 PM
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Getting some done. Tacked the spring hanger and slider onto the passenger side, setting it at 4" forward of stock. I mention passenger side because...





So, the steering box bracket is 2" too far forward to place the slider box on this side same as the other side. Jeeps.

I cut those off and repositioned them 2" forward, which leaves a little more than half sticking off the front of the frame. I'll need to extend it and then I'll build a bumper that's tight to it. Measured 19.75" from placed axle centerline to front of slider box and it almost makes it, so departure angle should be good.

Gonna definitely need to address steering. Probably will use a astro van box after all.





Angles should me better than this with weight on the springs.




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Old 02-03-2020, 07:40 PM
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Didn't spend a lot of time actually working on it today. Took lots of measurements, then took the steering box back off so it's out of the way while I deal with extending the frame rails and welding in the slider boxes. Got the driver side tacked into position now too.






So back to those measurements. No big surprise, already knew the rear frame is lower to the ground than the front. Just never knew that # which as it sits is 1.5" lower than the front.

I made some anti wrap springs, 2 of them. I was pondering doing all 4, but I may as well run stock 5-leaves front and the bastard packs in the rear. That's certain to give the rear more lift yet. I'm thinking of factoring an extra 3" of lift into the front...anyone else recall what their delta was when they went SOA?
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:11 PM
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Been raining and just crappy weather on the days I've been off. Fixing to begin plucking away at the YJ to CJ type dash conversion. I had looked at the Speedhut gauge, but gawd...too much money for me.

Just ordered my SYE from JB. Ordered the one with the provision for dodge style speedometer housing setup. Gonna grab a new replacement CJ speedo and gauges and a Dakota pass-thru adapter for the needed VSS signal to the PCM when in 4 low but using the far less expensive stock style CJ gauges.

My replacement leaf spring wear pads finally showed up yesterday, along with a bushing/sleeve kit to build my transmission crossmember. Still need to pick up some box tube to extend the frame rails fore and aft and then permanently weld in the slider boxes.

Also ordered some spring perches from ruffstuff for the 14b. I was gonna just cut some steel and make a pair, but theirs are so inexpensive I figured I'd just save myself the trouble. They're not here just yet, which will give me time to rebuild the TC (I already had the rebuild kit minus the chain).
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Old 02-10-2020, 10:38 AM
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Yet another rainy day here, and I'm off work. Anyways...$18 off the shelf transmission mount from the parts store in town, gonna use it on my crossmember (or attempt to) that I'm working on today.



These are the sleeved bushings for the crossmember...



Gonna use some left over square tube for the crossover.
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Old 02-11-2020, 04:02 PM
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Looking to get some stuff done, I decided to just make my frame rail extension pieces. Was pretty amazed at how difficult locally it is to find 2.5x4 tube FFS. Ordering online I see anywhere from $50 to $120 for 3ft of the crap, which would do front and rear.

I have a 4x2 sheet of 10ga A36 sitting in the garage. This one is getting close, need to lower the height a bit as it sits on the slider box. I will box it completely before putting it on the jeep, although it probably in reality wouldn't be so critical.




You can bet next one will just have one broke bend then I'll weld on the long side. And use the plasma lol. Still gonna make this one work, it isn't lacking much at this point.




Haven't gotten any shipping notification from JB yet on the SYE. It says they're in stock so...I'll get some ancillary stuff done while I'm waiting.

I happened to order a auto darkening welding retrofit lens and it arrived today. I've tried many in the past and didn't like them. Love my pipeliner hood. Anyway I'm very pleasantly surprised. It switches fast and reminds me of the old jackson blues. One day prime, gotta love it!

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I wish your pictures weren't fuzzy. I have seen this before with Photobucket, but don't know the solution... other using a better hosting site.
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I wish your pictures weren't fuzzy. I have seen this before with Photobucket, but don't know the solution... other using a better hosting site.
Someone else mentioned that today. I can post directly to this site, but on the other one they keep getting sideways when I do it.
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Brown Santa showed up today and delivered the SYE. Won't be long now til I remove the TC and rebuild & install the SYE at the same time.

Need to get the speedometer drive gear housing (mechanical) that matches it, the one in the NP207 has the GM style and won't work on this.
I'll try to find one next time I'm at the junkyard and also get the 36 tooth drive gear for 40's.

I should be able to either retain my guages now and/or use a OEM style CJ speedo, and use a pass thru unit from Dakota for my VSS signal for 4low.
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