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Old 01-04-2005, 12:04 AM   #1
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Have any close ups of your rear frame extension along with some specs? Im looking at running the same, or close, setup as you, but more than likely buggy springs in the rear. I like the wheel base of your rig. Also, did you move the front spring hangers for the rear spings? Thanks
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Old 01-04-2005, 01:36 PM   #2
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I moved the rear hangers and added to the rear frame for the stretch.
Here is the new position of the spring hangers. You can see where the old was. I pushed it back 8" IIRC.

Here is the rear extension. I cut the rear crossmember off and used my own. I slid 2x4 rectangular tubing into the frame, did 2 rosette welds on the inside and 2 on the outside and then welded it all around. I also used 2 triangular gussets behind the crossmember on each side.

I didn't like the shackle angle so I cleaned it up some and moved the shackle hanger for a better angle. I also tapered the extension some. It doesn't take 8" on the extension. More like 6".
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Awesome, thanks for the pics and info.
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BTT, this project is in the works. One last question on this. Do you have a measurement from hanger to hanger?
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42.5 from center to center. Keep in mind my shackle angles are about 45*.
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I like the steep shackle angle. Is it a big step up in performance over the lesser angle?
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No...just prevents inversion of the shackle a little more, but lowers the stance some.
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This project hit the fan. 2x4 does not sleeve into the frame. The frame is more like 2 1/2x4. Theres not much in the form of metal yards around here, so Im stuck with what I got: a few extra feet of 2x4. So now plans are like this: tack the 2x4 so the outside edge is lined with the frame, use a triangular gusset on the top and bottom on the inside, and make a curved plate to fit the contour of the 2 1/2 to 2" size change. This curved plate will also weld up to the open end of the gussets, closing the open gap. Finish welding it up, and hope it works out...If that doesnt make sense to anyone, at least it makes sense to me
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I had to shave one end (the 2" side) of the 2x4 down to make it fit inside the frame rails. I centered it and tacked it in place and after making sure everything was square I welded it up.
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This is a picture of my buddies frame extension. What was done on this was 6" strap was cut and welded to the frame, and 2x4 was welded to the rear crossmember like a bumper. The strap covers the end of the 2x4 and is welded to the 2x4. It came out very clean.
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This is a picture of my buddies frame extension. What was done on this was 6" strap was cut and welded to the frame, and 2x4 was welded to the rear crossmember like a bumper. The strap covers the end of the 2x4 and is welded to the 2x4. It came out very clean.
Blakes, right? Heh, Ive done my homework, I really like his jeep. I want a few more than 2" though.
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Yeah it's blakes
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Yeah it's blakes
I was actually going to use his setup as the basis for mine, and may end up doing so in the end...I want to get some pieces cut up and ready to mount on my current plan before I make a decision. If I dont think its going to be strong enough, I'm going with his method.
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On mine, I have the shaved 2x4 inside the frame rail. It is welded all the way around. I also have 4 1/2 rosette welds near the old shackle hanger. 2 on the outside 2 on the inside, done on both sides. The crossmember comes across and connects the 2 for support. Behind the crossmember are 4 traingle gussets that brace the crossmember and the actual frame.
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You said you shaved one side to make it fit. Was it enough that you had to reinforce it with a plate or something? Its wet and dark and the jeep has a tarp over it now, but I cant recall how much shaving would have to be done in order for it to fit...
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