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That's a whoooooole lotta axle. What are you running up front?
8-lug hp44.
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wouldnt that be around what a f350 has?
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150/250, 350's have 60's.
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Got alot of **** the past couple of days. The rear should be bolted in with gears set-up this weekend. Still waiting on tubing for the front to but the RE joints on the radius arms.
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pics man....we need and want pics...or is just me cause i love jeeps =)
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No, we do need pics, Father Clegg of The House of Fabrication
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looks frickin awsome.. imma send u my truck and the money.. hook me up.. lol
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Waiting for autozone to ship all the parts in, and the rear will be done. Setting gears up in a few days.

*I know nothing is bolted on, it's just a mock up make sure **** fits picture*
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ewww clean rotors i gotta get my rear ones resurfaced..

looks good Jey..
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Any updated pic's of the jeep?????
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Soon. Need a 3/4" impact to crush the damn crush sleeve in the 60, it's kickin my ***. Got the radius arm's mounted with ford brackets but the unibody frame-rails are too wide and bind up the extended arms, so I'm cutting them back off and making a crossmember to go right behind the tranny xmember and mount the arms flush with the xmember and further in-board to keep from having as much crap haning low, and to keep the arm's from binding so much.
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Gears are done on the 60. Needs a cover and some nuts for the FF axels and it will be mounted under the jeep = done.

The front, I tried mounting the broncograveyard drop brackets to the unibody "frame-rails" but they are too wide for the extended arms which = bindage. I'm going to get some steel, chop the brackets up and make a crossmember directly behind the factory tranny xmember and mount them babies up flush to the belly as possible.

Should (if I can get the steel) be able to have it sitting on the suspension (read: suspension, not wheels/tires yet lol) in a week or two.

EDIT: just read my previous post, bleh didn't mean to type about the front twice.
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Subscribed. I'm envious of your expertise.
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good update.. its coming along
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Made the crossmember for the radius arm mounts yesterday, took about 30 minutes, not too bad. It's 3/8" steel so it shouldn't bend. The sides will go on the outside of the unibody rails all the way up to the floor pan, it will be bolted on both sides and have a 1" bead of weld on each face of the xmember touching the unibody. It only hangs down about 2.5" from the frame, same as the tranny xmember, so as to clear the exhaust/cat convertor. I should have the radius arm brackets cut and mounted on it this evening.

More pics to come...

Rock-crusher diff cover is on the way for the 60, as soon as it gets here, the rear axle is getting thrown under the jeep with tires bolted on.

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Pretty nice, I havent seen this thread in awhile. May just be me though.
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WOW! i just read every post.....nice build up..........looks like a good project!
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hell yea man cant wait to see it done
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I found me a grand caddy up in AL for 2500, it's nicer than my truck man! 5.2L, pw/pl/pseats, Leather, 4x4 (duh...) and it's silver. It's only got 136k miles on it, so I guess I need to make a trip to the dealership and make sure it's not smashed up.

Progress looks good, can you take a picture of the unibody frame, I just want to see what it looks like I've seen a couple pictures that show it in magazines, but not a real good full-on shot.
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It looks like a small U made out of sheetmetal and welded to the floor pan.
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sweet that's what I thought...that's kinda gay.
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keep up the good work. heres a pic of my buddies XJ that just got finished. 37" boggers in pic

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keep up the good work. heres a pic of my buddies XJ that just got finished. 37" boggers in pic

thats straight bad ***
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god its so damn tempting to go get an xj........i really cant think of any reasons y not toooo
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crank bearings go out around 130-150k. Tranny will soon follow. No real frame to weld anything to. I can think of some reasons .

Jamie will be runnin 36" tsl radials, which will end up being a little small considering the 35 spline 60 he's got out back...
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