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...also are the ORW ones 3/16 or 1/4in steel?
My brackets are 1/4" steel..and are the RCD versions. I think the ORW ones were the same.
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Scale shouldn't matter as long as all dimensions are included. I was hoping to make a whole package of .pdf's, but I guess I'll have to find something other than photobucket. JPEG's are ok I guess, but .pdf is preferable for a detailed drawing.
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I was hoping to make a whole package of .pdf's, but I guess I'll have to find something other than photobucket.
I just activated a webpage provided to me as part of my Comcast account. I'll PM you with my email address, and if you want, email me the files and I will host them on my site in PDF format for downloads.
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http://home.comcast.net/~logan03co/coilmountspacer.pdf

http://home.comcast.net/~logan03co/topspacer.pdf

http://home.comcast.net/~logan03co/upperbracketside.pdf


Here is the pieces I have all finished, from what I can tell. Thanks to logan03CO for putting together a website to host .pdfs's!
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Either I can't find, don't remember, or never knew the mounting width of the 2.0 coil-overs.

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What is the width of the blue coil-over end?

I know the hole through is 1/2", or slightly larger for clearance. But mounting width for some reason I have lost......

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Either I can't find, don't remember, or never knew the mounting width of the 2.0 coil-overs.



What is the width of the blue coil-over end?
The overall width of the blue eyelet is .90", however where the spacers will rest is inward about .20" on each side.

EDIT: This picture shows how the surface where the spacers rest is inset from the overall eyelet thickness of .90":



I mocked up my coilovers & brackets using the included spacer width I posted of .375" and I would need a standard washer on each side to fill the space. I believe these were intended for a 1.25" inner width mount.

However, I also bought eight of the 1/2" spacers...the part number is FOX-213-18-009-A. These should work perfectly for the 1.5" inner width mount.


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Two Spacers @ .50" EA + Coilover Mount of .50" = Inside bracket width of 1.50"
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Two Spacers @ .375" EA + Couple Washers + Coilover Mount of .50" = Inside bracket width of 1.50"

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So would the spacers I drew work? If your spacers contact inside the coil eyelet I wouldn't think so. Maybe other coil-overs are different? Wish I had access to more parts so I wouldn't have to ask so many questions


And I'm sure what you posted makes sense, but I am a little confused. .90 is the width of the blue part... what is .5? Is that what the spacers you have with your set up contacts?
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And I'm sure what you posted makes sense, but I am a little confused. .90 is the width of the blue part... what is .5? Is that what the spacers you have with your set up contacts?
Yep...the .50" is the thickness of the actual coilover eyelet between where the spacers would contact.
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http://home.comcast.net/~logan03co/coilmounttab.pdf


Here is the tabs for the lower bracket to mount the coil-overs to.
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http://home.comcast.net/~logan03co/s.../Bracket_Info/
Instead of posting so many times, I'll just post the the website logan03CO has set up. This is where all the info and files for the brackets/coil-over conversion are going.

Mark

Edit: If someone looks at these and notices a problem let me know, I will fix.

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If any body wants them I can have DWG and DFX files of all the parts up tomorrow or Tuesday. I can make a cut sheet, and individual parts. I need to write this paper and then I can geek out with AutoCADD. Let me know if you want them and I will work on getting it drawn up.
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I have the files already. I have a cut sheet made up its 14"by 14" with about 10% waste, not to shabby. I have the individual parts in their own files too. Who whats these so that they can be hosted.

These files are in DWG and DFX format. DWG is an AutoCadd Drawing that you can check dimensions and all that fun stuff. DFX is Digital Format eXchange, if you are going to take these to a shop to have them cut, chances are their machines are going to need this format to cut them.
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I have the files already. I have a cut sheet made up its 14"by 14" with about 10% waste, not to shabby. I have the individual parts in their own files too. Who whats these so that they can be hosted.

These files are in DWG and DFX format. DWG is an AutoCadd Drawing that you can check dimensions and all that fun stuff. DFX is Digital Format eXchange, if you are going to take these to a shop to have them cut, chances are their machines are going to need this format to cut them.
Did you take all the dimensions off of a set of brackets? Do you have the holes in the lower brackets placed where they belong so they match the mounting holes on the lower A-arm?

I don't have a program that uses these files, but would like to see them. Suppose you could save them as .jpeg or .pdf so we could take a look?

THanks for helping out with this project
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This is only for the uppers. I took all the dimensions off of the jpegs that have been posted on the site here. I did add on some extra pieces to reinforce the bolt holes for the upper shock mount. They are simply a .75" circle with a .5" hole in them that would get welded to the out sides of the upper mount, around the bolt holes. This will prevent the holes from becoming oval over time.

If anyone has drawings of the lower mounts that are someone dimensioned, I can get those drawn up too.

Here is what I have for a cut sheet. There is one extra of each part on there.

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Also I do need to add the weld in shock tower supports, but I need to attack my truck with a ruler before I can do that. I will update the cut sheet then.
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Haha that was me who posted those pictures with dims, but I don't know how perfect they are it was just from as much info as I had, should work though. Lower bracket is what I am still tyring to figure out!!
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Anybody else pick up on this effort? I'll keep trying to help with measurements where I can, if people are interested & let me know what they are looking for.

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I'm not interested, but what happened with the guy who was looking in to making the brackets?
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I'm not interested, but what happened with the guy who was looking in to making the brackets?
I think there has been a few working on it...but to date I don't think anyone has pulled it off 100% yet.

Edit: I think this thread has the most current "contender" https://www.ranger-forums.com/suspension-tech-36/coilover-brackets-me00stepside-official-thread-119089/
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Good, didn't notice he updated the thread today. Sounds promising for you guys...
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I'm still interested in doing drawing up the rest of the plans, but everyone kept saying they would get back to me with info and it never happened.

I plan on doing this as soon as possible, just don't have the cash to buy the coil-overs. I haven't even looked at the drawings for months, but wouldn't be hard to get back to working on it have some free time this summer. I am just having a hard time engineering without measurements and not being able to take apart my truck most of the time.
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Hopefully I will have more to come with the brackets before too long. I have another CNC class coming up and will be using the schools Hass CNC and the plasma cutter CNC. My only problem is I don't want to weld them for other people, and I wouldn't be able to immediately test them for fit. I will have to see how things go as the school year starts but dropping at least a grand on parts will be hard to do.
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