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‘59 Cj W/ Roxor Front Axle & Steering Linkage Upgrade

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by GillaFunk, Jun 22, 2021.

  1. Jul 28, 2021
    Wmi68CJ5

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    looks alot like the custom 44 I built for mine 20 years ago:)

    Cool upgrade!
     
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  2. Jul 28, 2021
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    The above was on a NAPA U Bolt box.
     
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  4. Jul 28, 2021
    GillaFunk

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    Well, the spring plates and u-bolts are in. Ill pick them up tomorrow. Gear oil arrives for pumpkin tomorrow. Brake bleeder tool arrives Friday. Soooo...if all goes well, I'll be ready to drive this friday afternoon. God willing.

    Once everything is together I will update the original post with all part numbers so anyone who wants to do this can replicate the install.
     
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  5. Jul 31, 2021
    GillaFunk

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    Well, its in. Now that shes installed, the axle definitely looks beefier than the scrawny Dana 27.

    It really is a direct bolt on. I'm still in shock.

    3 Issues:
    1) Tie rods are simply too short for my comfort. TRE's are only threaded in about 1" in order to maintain rough alignment. So, as I need longer rods anyways, I have opted to go with a tie-rod flip, and will have to decide what vendor I want to use.
    2) Apparently I'm an idiot and failed to secure the jam nut on my torque wrench and totally over-torqued the U-bolts, and they are now probably unsafe to use. So, I will need to have another set cut.:cry:
    3) As I was finishing up for day, and wanted to at least take Dorris around the block, I have somehow developed an ignition issue and she wont fire. How I developed an ignition issue doing an axle swap is beyond me. :banghead::censored::shrug:

    So...the saga will continue.....but for now.....

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Aug 1, 2021
    Bob

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    Looks good.
     
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    clipped...
    It's a jeep, they have a myriad of ways to ensure that you will continue to spend time and money on them.
     
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  8. Aug 1, 2021
    jeeper50

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    Looks great! looking forward to your parts list, I would cut the ubolts off to keep them from catching on rocks, etc. but thats just me
     
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  9. Aug 1, 2021
    GillaFunk

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    Yeah, Im probably just going to replace the bolts as I bent the **** out of them.

    I just updated the parts list. I believe its everything you need to do this.
     
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    Sound great. How I wish I would had used Roxor instead of a Dana 30. Cost would have been the same
     
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  11. Aug 3, 2021
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    Maybe sell me your 30 to help pay for your 44. :sneak:
     
  12. Aug 3, 2021
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    nope keeping 30, jeep almost done.
     
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  13. Sep 22, 2021
    GillaFunk

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    Roxor steering linkage installed.

    Had to shorten and re-thread the tie rod, but otherwise she fits right in. No more dual tie rod carp. Jeep steers better, easier and is more stable. Will flip the rods at a later time when I do the frame off and convert to power steering.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Sep 24, 2021
    Bob

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    Looks great. Is that with the stock steering box?
     
  15. Sep 24, 2021
    GillaFunk

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    Yes. I’ll try converting to power once I do the frame off. I just wanted this thing road worthy so I could actually drive it and put it to work
     

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