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Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Hogterminator, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. Feb 7, 2017 at 11:11 AM
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    Got 38.5 bloggers on a 79 CJ5. 327 Chevy on ten bolt 44s. Put mini spools front and rear. Was trying to tighten up the steeringIMG_20161204_125810.jpg
     
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  2. Feb 7, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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    Hoping someone might have the same set up with With a few suggestions
     
  3. Feb 7, 2017 at 11:46 AM
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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    I would love to see more pics of your suspension. What are the coil springs out of? Great looking Jeep.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2017 at 3:43 PM
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    Welcome and nice looking rig!!
     
  5. Feb 8, 2017 at 10:15 AM
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    I don't have any pics of the suspension of yet. But I built a four link and got some F350 coils from a junkyard. I put 456 gears and mini spools in the front and rear. Doesn't like to turn, especially in four wheel drive. It's Street legal but I don't drive it much on the street.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2017 at 1:38 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Welcome
     
  7. Feb 8, 2017 at 1:55 PM
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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    A friend of mine built a buggy in similar fashion using f350 axles and coil springs. He gets some pretty good articulation from his set up, and built the whole thing on a $6k budget. Did you use the buckets off the f350 or did you order after market bucket mounts. I have been toying with this idea for a while now.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2017 at 5:29 PM
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    I used the buckets off the 79 -F350. Welded the threaded Fastener to the existing leaf spring mount. A big washer and nut hold the bottom of the spring and I welded the buckets to the frame on the top. Built shock towers out of schedule 40 one inch pipe. I'll take some pics tomorrow and show you what I did.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2017 at 8:12 PM
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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    Yep. Turning my front end when fully locked is difficult for sure. A selectable locker is a good investment. I like the New Eaton Elocker, but My buddy likes the Ox-locker with the cable shift. If his Jams open or closed he can manually change it with a hammer and a punch. Knock on wood mine hasn't jammed up in the 2 years I've been running it. I do like being locked in the back though. I am currently building an axle with a full spool. Anxious to see how it performs.
     
  10. Feb 8, 2017 at 8:21 PM
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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    What part of the country do you live in? That sure looks a lot like East Texas thicket behind your jeep in the picture you posted. I'm in Houston.
     
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