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Old 01-03-2005, 04:16 AM   #126
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So is the allthread for adjustable ride height?

Looks pretty trick.
Perhaps a preload adjustment to maintain ride height under variable load conditions or maybe both.

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Old 01-03-2005, 07:08 AM   #127
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So is the allthread for adjustable ride height?

Looks pretty trick.
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Old 01-03-2005, 09:49 AM   #128
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Changed my mind last night, and hacked it all off. lol.

Gonna move the mount up more to make better use of the threaded rod. I have considered getting some longer springs before, but with the mount pictured above, I wouldnt be able to run longer springs without raising the ride height.

Ya, the threaded rod replaces my receiver hitch setup I had before. This will allow me to bias one side more accurately, as well as account for spring changes, and load changes.
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Old 01-03-2005, 07:21 PM   #129
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Here is the new mounts as of this evening. I made them from 1" sch 40 pipe.
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Old 01-03-2005, 07:56 PM   #130
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I like those a lot Brook. Will there be a brace that ties them together at the top tp help spread the load? Or is there some triangulation that I am not seeing in the pics??
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Old 01-03-2005, 08:23 PM   #131
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ya, Im far from finished. There will be gussets, and some sort of bar in front of/over the fuel tank. Although, I am 100% confident that it would work just fine the way it is. A few gussets will make me feel better though, especually when I want to make time down the trail with a moose on the back
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Old 01-03-2005, 08:29 PM   #132
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ya, Im far from finished. There will be gussets, and some sort of bar in front of/over the fuel tank. Although, I am 100% confident that it would work just fine the way it is. A few gussets will make me feel better though, especually when I want to make time down the trail with a moose on the back
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Old 01-04-2005, 04:48 AM   #133
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The fab work is looking good, I enjoy keeping up with your projects.

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Old 01-04-2005, 04:51 AM   #134
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Brook one thing I really like is that you seem to always use material that is the correct thickness none of this using 3/8" plate where 1/8 would have all the need strenght needed.

Where do you plan to carry your gin poles when moose hunting?

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Old 01-07-2005, 10:21 AM   #135
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That rear coil mount is the SHI*! hELL OF A JOB on your project! Keep posting the pics.
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Old 01-08-2005, 06:26 PM   #136
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I spent all freakin weekend working on these darn adjustable link mounts.

The outer can is 2.5" sch 80 pipe. The caps are 1/2" A36 machined down to 1/4" at the edge, and tapered up to give the 1.25" B7 stud a full 1/2" of bearing area. The end of the studs are turned down to 1" diameter, and one end is counterbored to have a socket head welded in like the spring mounts. The slots in the can are .275" wide, to give some clearance to the 1/4" thick tabs that weld to the nuts inside the can, and hold the end of the link. The gusset is 14ga A36. There weld on washers are 4140 and drilled out to fit the 9/16 bolt.
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Old 01-08-2005, 06:34 PM   #137
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the weld on washers are stacked up underneath, and there is one under the head of the bolt.
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Old 01-08-2005, 06:35 PM   #138
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Holy ****

You really enjoy that sh*t don't you
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Old 01-08-2005, 08:55 PM   #139
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Way nice Brook...Looks like art...
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Old 01-09-2005, 07:41 PM   #140
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what size bushings are you useing?

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Old 01-09-2005, 08:58 PM   #141
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in the control arms? they are bushings that fit inside a 1.75" ID sleeve.
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Old 01-10-2005, 08:19 PM   #142
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brook great job as always .
those same idea of adjustable spring purches is very popular on the desert trucks back home in the rear . one i know personaly was set up on a mazda version of the ranger with a hot 351 and c-6 he liked his perches to also do complete spring changes or just simply adjusting for tuning with those and massive bypass shock he ran the doors of that truck . saw them coming in to play on the rock buggys before the coil overs hit the market hard .
man talk about leaps and bounds look at how fast y ou can knock this out now in just a few yrs of glueing metal together .
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Old 01-10-2005, 08:55 PM   #143
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I bought my first tig welder something like a year ago from Norm on here, but I never used it till this weekend. It took me a while to get used to a new process, but its more like oxy acet welding than I thought it would be, Just faster, and much more power available. At first I had a hard time dealing with the hand amptrol, so I just ditched it, and went with scratch start. Seems to be alot easier for me to just concentrate on feeding the rod, and controling the torch, rather than trying to run this clunky old hand amptrol I have. Pictured below is the two studs that run the control arm up and down for the adjusters. I welded the head from a socket head cap screw in there with some 309SS.

WHY didnt I do this sooner! Tig is awesome!
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Old 01-10-2005, 08:57 PM   #144
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Where will you carry the gin poles when moose hunting?

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Prolly on the roof, along the frame, or under the bed. Wont know till I get there
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Old 01-10-2005, 09:07 PM   #145
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Jay, here is part of the spring mount crossmember I was talking about.
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Old 01-10-2005, 11:39 PM   #146
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Perfect. That is what I had in mind when I mentioned it. Are you cutting your own flanges still or did you order some??
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Old 01-11-2005, 06:09 AM   #147
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I had some made a few weeks ago, but decided not to use them. Im still doing it all by hand. Takes way too long.
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Old 01-11-2005, 07:06 AM   #148
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I had some made a few weeks ago, but decided not to use them. Im still doing it all by hand. Takes way too long.
Ugg. I don't have it in me. I'd rather weld it then cut it off later if I had to. Maybe we should get together and have a decent size batch of them made??? So they might be a little cheaper.
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Old 01-11-2005, 06:27 PM   #149
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Anyone can tell me what they need (with a cad file) and I'll get them a quote. The larger the volume the better. Pm me if your interested, and we can work out the details. If steel wasnt so freakin expensive, I'd have a weeks worth of work for that guy!
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Old 01-12-2005, 03:52 AM   #150
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Brook-
Looking at the pics in post #129, what method/procedure do you use to layout and/or cut the copes on your tubing? This is an area I am needing to work on when I put on my "master fabricator" ;-) persona in the garage. They all look like they are very tightly fit. I'm jealous of your skills!!
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