I was doing a little search for some parts for a '60 F100 and ran across this site. I've got to say that I like it and think I will stick around for a while.
Anyway, I am a EB guy at heart. I have a '74 that is apart more than it seems to be on the trail. Right now I'm in the middle of an axle swap/suspension upgrade. Then there is the '60 F100 project that my dad and I are working on. Hopefully both will be up on the road in the near future.
For axles I am using a '79 king pin Dana 60 in the front and in the rear I used a 9" center section but put 3/8 wall DOM tubes with corporate 14 spindles in it. So I basically have a 35 spline full floating 9". For the rear third member I am running a Strange set up with a spool but I think I am going to change it out for a Tru-hi9 in the not to distant future.
On the suspension side of things I pulled out the stock stuff and built a 3 link with coil overs up front and the rear is Deaver leaf springs for now. I need to get it back on the trail for this season and next summer I will link the rear and stretch the wheel base a little more.
I just got my hands on a NP435 so I may do a trans swap while I'm in there. I just don't think that the c4 is going to give me enough depth in the ratio department. But we will see. My projects alway seem to snow ball out of control.
man i think we would get along good! me and my jeep buddies go out to Calico and Big Bear quit often....we are trying to get a trip to Johnson Valley together becaue we have never been out there....
When I get my rig back on the trail we will have to hook up. I am hoping to get a couple of Big Bear runs in this season.
A couple of good trails to start with in Johnson Valley are Claw Hammer and Aftershock. You can also do the bottom of Jack Hammer because there is a turn out a 100 yds or so up before you actually get into the canyon.
i dont i am my buddies spoter more so then anything, he has a 99 TJ with Dana 44 rubicon front and rear with air lockers and a mild lift and 33s, its ok but he can really drive it good...
Wow, you guys are going to get a work out with 33's. The holes on most of the trails are getting pretty deep. I was originally running 35's and was dragging diffs everywhere I went. I have seen a lot of the OG Jeep guys out there running 33's but the sheet metal has suffered for it.
There is a lot of other cool stuff out there to play on too.
we are way past the point where we mid some body damage the other TJ we go out with is on 35s but there is a XJ that is open open with a 35 and a 44 on 33s and i still dont know how he get past some stuff...but we like to test our rigs to the limit!
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