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Old 11-09-2009
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coilovers?

i know everyone is going to tell me to search but i cant find exactly what im looking for


im looking for pictures and mesurments for coilover conversion brackets
and if you want to throw in pics of your installments

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a couple pages back in the coilover conversion harware thread, I'd link it but I'm on my iPod touch
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Did you make the picture tiny on purpose?

Here's a fullsize OP:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2709/...ffcff1a9_o.jpg
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Did you make the picture tiny on purpose?

Here's a fullsize OP:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2709/...ffcff1a9_o.jpg
Now why would I make the picture tiny on purpose when I'm the one who shared it in the first place? Posted link wrong, try now.
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thank you very much! but i see that there are some measurements missing such as the locations of the holes ie measurements from perimeter?
and where you weld the tabs on the lower arm bracket?

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The brackets are drawn fairly close to scale so you can probably use the location of the holes in the drawing. However, I would make the bracket pieces exactly to scale out of cardboard to verify hole alignment. If it is off then you can easily make adjustments at that time.

I don't have the measurements for the tabs. I would tack weld the tabs on to the brackets on the vehicle once you have the brackets made. Then you can just take them back off and fully weld them. I think this would be the best method since you want to make sure you get them at the right location.

Also remember that there are a couple of pieces you will need that aren't shown in the drawing. The first are two spacers, which go between the shock bucket and the bracket. Second are four gussets (two for each side), which have to be welded on to the sides of the shock buckets for support. The spacers will have to be bought unless you have access to a lathe. Don't ask me where though because I couldn't help you. The gussets can easily be made when you make the brackets.

The drawings are meant to be used as a rough guide so that you have a starting place. As you can tell there are still many things that will have to be figured out in order to actually make and use the brackets. If it were an easy endeavor everyone would have coilover's. The biggest hurdle is the welding, but if you have access to a welder and know how to use it then the process will be much easier.

Let me know if I can help you any further.
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I drew those drawings. They were originally just so Woods-Rider would have a rough place to start when he built his. I did it as a favor to him. If you would like, I can get more exact drawings for you so you will know where the holes go.

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Thanks for the drawings, Woods-Rider and Jacob.
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I drew those drawings. They were originally just so Woods-Rider would have a rough place to start when he built his. I did it as a favor to him. If you would like, I can get more exact drawings for you so you will know where the holes go.

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dose anyone have the exact dem for the brackets
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I might be selling my brackets if anyone is interested.
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I might be selling my brackets if anyone is interested.
are they for your 2wd or are they the ones for a 4wd?
because i read that the brackets need to be modded to work on a 2wd?
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I drew those drawings. They were originally just so Woods-Rider would have a rough place to start when he built his. I did it as a favor to him. If you would like, I can get more exact drawings for you so you will know where the holes go.

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Jacob has not been on RF in over two weeks. Why can't you use the drawings I linked?
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brackets are the same no matter 2wd or 4wd....as long as it's a torsion bar ranger, they'll work.

you know...before these brackets were around, people had to fab 'em up and find out the hard way. maybe....do work? Or just buy brackets from ORW...
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brackets are the same no matter 2wd or 4wd....as long as it's a torsion bar ranger, they'll work.

you know...before these brackets were around, people had to fab 'em up and find out the hard way. maybe....do work? Or just buy brackets from ORW...
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Honestly if I was gonna go through the trouble of making these myself I'd just weld some tabs straight to the lower arm and shock tower and save some trouble making them bolt on. Seems a lot more complicated than it has to be unless you just don't have the capability to weld.
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^^That's what my local buddy did....had to make 3 different lower mounts to make it fit just right. Uppers were fabricated by Trevor(trepaul86).
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