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yeah, i need a 7335 also, i've been shifting without it, lever just rattles a bit
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I had to buy that part as well. One of the many pieces that get broke or go missing.

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Sounds like it! I might be able to make mine work... its somewhat broken, if yomie says his works without then im sure it will work
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Pics! It sitting on its own weight, so far pretty happy with it. I need to get my sway bar back on and I need to swap the rotors, then the front is done besides paint! Praying that my brake lines work with my calipers...

Sitting at ride height (close)


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Got the fuel cell adapter Tigged on.

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Zach I want it! NOW! haha
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Looks great man!
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can i give you my 94 and you can make it as big as yours but i don't want a sold axle i want my independent and lot of travel and lots of lift lol plz plz and i will just drive yours till mine is done. lol


but serious that is fing awesome what you have done i cant wait till i have the cash to dump into my truck and rebuild i from the ground up and make it pretty much like new. i love it.
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who tig welded the fuel cell for you zach?

May I ask why decided to use heims as opposed to bushings on the panhard bar? either way, everything looks very nice!
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a friend of a friend, lol. My buddy that owns a bender (has a modified dirt circle track car) at his work they have a guy that does all their tig welding. He said it was rather hard to tig because the adapter is so thick and the cell is so thin.

I went with heims because my old setup I was bending the smaller bolts and the bushing wore out repeatedly... It was just a pain. These 3/4" heims wont break or bend I know for sure :)

Thanks for the kind words guys. Keeps me motivated.
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It is ugly Zack and the welds look like crap.JOKING
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^^^ are you being serious
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LOL Chad

Nah the tig is top notch but I could stand to work on some of the welds. I get in a hurry too much. I know its not going anywhere tho. LOL
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Wow those are some nice welds!!
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I went with heims because my old setup I was bending the smaller bolts and the bushing wore out repeatedly... It was just a pain. These 3/4" heims wont break or bend I know for sure :)
beding bolts? what size bolt and bushings were you using? and what was the nature of the bushings wearing out? rubber or poly?
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Looks great man!

Btw, got that trans temp gauge done just after i talker to you earlier today, i like!
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beding bolts? what size bolt and bushings were you using? and what was the nature of the bushings wearing out? rubber or poly?

they were stretching, i am sure it had to do partially with my setup. i used the jeep xj poly busing with a 7/16" grade 8 bolt. it would stretch the poly and then i would have slop in the panhard which then made it handle like crap
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Looks great man!

Btw, got that trans temp gauge done just after i talker to you earlier today, i like!
sweet, so what temp are you running? did you drive it for a length of time?
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they were stretching, i am sure it had to do partially with my setup. i used the jeep xj poly busing with a 7/16" grade 8 bolt. it would stretch the poly and then i would have slop in the panhard which then made it handle like crap
very weird, and you had the steel sleeve in there as well? pics?
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very weird, and you had the steel sleeve in there as well? pics?
yep sure did. napa just kept replacing it under warranty, but it was a pain. I dont know that i took pics, sorry. I replaced the bolt atleast 3 times in a year.
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yep sure did. napa just kept replacing it under warranty, but it was a pain. I dont know that i took pics, sorry. I replaced the bolt atleast 3 times in a year.
how tight were the brackets to the poly. theres something that isnt right, vehicles have been running poly panhard bars for years without complaint...
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they were pretty tight! tight as i could turn it.
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Ill show you how its done soon
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lol, its behind me now, so no worries. I just dealt with it for a year.

I like heims myself. I was going to use JJs but didnt want to pay for them.
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lol, its behind me now, so no worries. I just dealt with it for a year.

I like heims myself. I was going to use JJs but didnt want to pay for them.
whaaat? JJ are cheaper than an equivalent heim!

also if your bushing failed your JJ would have failed. JJ are spherical bearing bushings...
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sweet, so what temp are you running? did you drive it for a length of time?

Only drove it for 10 minutes, it got up to 125 and it was already warm before i took off.
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