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    another JK conversion ...

    started my conversions today i have the panhard kit up front so i wanted to strech the back. may do bent links in the future to make up for the length. i have some delrin on the way just wanted. spent the morning making the trusses



    and got em painted



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    got the links made and in. im either going to cover in alum or i have 1/4 delrin coming in the mail. probably going to change over the threaded rod mockup is good to know exactly lengths for the delrin



    and the body fit wheelbase is 13" exactly




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    That truss turned out really nicely. You can shave off the posts to make it look a little more realistic.

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    You do nice work. Nice pictures too!
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    Nice job on the trusses. You might want to shorten the upper links a little (maybe lengthen the lower a little?) Your truss already has a good tilt to it and as the suspension cycles up it may bind the rod ends, they look to be at a good tilt already. Maybe give the link mount plate a little twist down? Not being knit picky, I just have built my share of trusses and had this same situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quirk View Post
    Nice job on the trusses. You might want to shorten the upper links a little (maybe lengthen the lower a little?) Your truss already has a good tilt to it and as the suspension cycles up it may bind the rod ends, they look to be at a good tilt already. Maybe give the link mount plate a little twist down? Not being knit picky, I just have built my share of trusses and had this same situation.
    yep when i pit it all together i said crap, i should have put that plate at an angle. trial and error. if i hadnt painted it yet i would have heated it back up and move it. at some point im going to re do the links i will fix the truss as well.

    good point about the posts wes. wasnt sure if they were still good for anything or not.

    going to have to get creative in the front ...


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    got some updates..

    First is i got my clearence for the truss all figured out, mounted and 4 linked.

    passenger side


    drivers side


    I know its not kosher but i chose to mound under in the front too but i did get the tilt on the axle fixed because the panhard rotated the axle forward with the stock 3 link.


    made a tray for my winch controller ESC i have room for a second one i am thinking about putting a second winch in the back as well, we will see i tend to go a bit overboard.


    got my front bumper made may do the ends different so i can pull it in closer to the body trial and error will tell


    here it is sitting in front of the body


    next i have a few questions

    looking at mounting the body.. i like the ideas i have seen with the delrin and velcro but right now as it sits the interior of the body is sitting on the tranny so this is about as low as i can get it without chopping up the interior. i think the tires have a lot to do with the way it looks they are the 1.9's looking at the 2.2's they are 5.5 inches tall and that takes them out of class two correct?

    so my question is, is the body sitting too high? I will have to take the bumper and raise it up to the correct height to fit the body it may look funny in relation to the axle. i plan on making a skid to cover the frame rail extension pending re-checking the class 2 rules. i plan on making wheel wells to cover anything you would see

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    going to put in a tray in the arc on the bumper to mount the winch so it sits back a little bit into the bumper

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    Just my opinion (so take it with a grain of salt), but that body needs dropped down. It looks a little redneck way up high like that.
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    haha yeah thats the problem, the body is sitting on the tranny not quite sure how to proceed

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    If you take the tranny out and mirror the tranz it will fit like a glove, no cutting required. Look at the build Wes did for his JK.
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    perfect i knew there was a trick to it just wasnt quite sure what it was! thanks slick!

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