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installing a lift?
 
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installing a lift?
yes, more cost effective than oe replacements, plus I needed 4Ē to run the 466 with headers.
 
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Lift completed last week. Drives much better. Need to order materials to build my new steering, so that i can recenter the wheel/gearbox.


 
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Did you remove the caps with the axle in place with steering components still connected?

If so, did you do anything with the C-bushings and/or radius arm bushings?
 
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Did you remove the caps with the axle in place with steering components still connected?

If so, did you do anything with the C-bushings and/or radius arm bushings?
i pulled radius arms completely out. All new Poly bushings on frame side & new Poly C Bushings that came with my lift. Degreed for the added height. I also replaced trackbar bushings with MOOG Poly, and replaced swaybar links with Sky Jackerís extended links with poly bushings.

Steering is likely original, and does not have an adjustable draglink. Itís far cheaper & stronger to build my own steering out of GM ď1-tonĒ tierods found on 3/4-1 ton trucks using 1.5Ēx.250Ē wall DOM. With my dealer prices I can do my own for under $180.
 
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I am trying to figure out if I can do the bushings without completely removing the axle. i know I will have to remove springs and perches to get to the C-bushings but will I have enough wiggle room to get the radius arms to slip out?
 
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I am trying to figure out if I can do the bushings without completely removing the axle. i know I will have to remove springs and perches to get to the C-bushings but will I have enough wiggle room to get the radius arms to slip out?
it can be done. Itís easier disconnect steering from the gear box, which i didnít do, but I was working off of a lift vs jackstands & floor jack.


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hey looks like you found a jeep thats really offroad ready.
 
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hey looks like you found a jeep thats really offroad ready.
which jeep? None were ďfound readyĒ but built.

Here is my 84 CJ7 that I built.

 
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Finally made time to start cleanup in my shop & scrubbed down the 460 block so I could start assembly. Had a couple casualties as in my finger between engine stand handle & side brace. Then walked backwards into my crank & let my leg stop the fall! Just another day in the shop!










i started checking ring gaps today. Cylinders were originally about .0015 out from .030, they ranged from .0285 to .0290. Checked #1 & 2 take out rings & they measured .035-.040 when should be .016.

the new Clevite moly coated rings measured .016 on Cyl 1-4, will check the rest tomorrow & get the pistons in.
 
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i bet ya that finger nail falls off, i had a oopsie looked just like that, and it fell off later.
 
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i bet ya that finger nail falls off, i had a oopsie looked just like that, and it fell off later.
yea! I figure it will happen. In 22yrs of building/working on cars, this is the worst finger/nail injury to date.
 
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Well the engine is starting to look pretty good. I figure by the time you put on the valve covers you will be in the intensive care unit.
 
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Well the engine is starting to look pretty good. I figure by the time you put on the valve covers you will be in the intensive care unit.
Haha! Thanks! Letís hope to trips to the ICU!
 
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Well, looks like my ankle didnít break the fall... my crank must have hit my transmission jack on #1 rod journal...


Iím not sure itís worth having it welded & reground. Mains were already .030 under & rods .020...

also realized last shop to rebuild scattered the rods from their original location as per stamping on each rod & cap...

so for now, Iím going to sit back, sip my Scotch & debate stroking it out to 545...

 

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