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J10 Suspension Questions

Discussion in 'Jeep Truck and FC Tech' started by FinoCJ, Oct 23, 2021.

  1. Oct 24, 2021
    timgr

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    That would work. The digital angle finders are a cool tool though. Would be a great stocking stuffer. I like that they can be zeroed to any surface and will show the difference.

    The Brunton Pocket Transit - Brunton compass - Wikipedia - I have my rock hammer, pocket magnifier and dropper bottle of HCl, but no Brunton.
     
  2. Oct 24, 2021
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    that's it...I use it if I want to be more precise...the avy slope inclinometer is just cheap and easy and I don't mind leaving an extra in the tool box getting beat up.
    that is a cool feature...
     
  3. Nov 7, 2021
    duffer

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    A decent digital angle finder is more accurate than any of the hand-held versions I have come across. The ones with magnetic bases make setting up a front end a piece of cake.

    And I do have a Brunton, vintage about 1970---- The most use it sees these days is setting grade for our "logging" trails.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2021
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    My brunton is vintage 1950's - was originally my fathers when he was in college at Colorado School of Mines. He gave it to me when I started doing more geo stuff in college and I used it for all my field research for 10 years or so. When it was bought, it had the fancy-smancy needle damping feature, but sometime in the last 10 years the needle is sticking. Even though its normal sized, its way too heavy with the metal case for most of my backcountry recreation usage, and no plans for more geo field work at this point. Bt I was thinking of sending it back to Brunton for a rebuild - when I first checked into it, the price was too much, but maybe I can afford to be a bit nostalgic at this point.

    As for the J10...we (well mostly the owner), got it all set-up nicely. Here it is recently with the new suspension - it seems just a bit high in the front compared to the back. I think the tires are 31s, but they could be 32s.....
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    here is the rear driveshaft angle - just a few degrees which matches the angle at the transfer case - should be enough to keep the u-joints turning but no other issues.
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  5. Nov 9, 2021
    Glenn

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    I'm not understanding the stance being like that unless there is a heavy load in the bed. :shrug:
     
  6. Nov 9, 2021
    FinoCJ

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    isn't that the sagging, baja, florida man look everyone is going for these days :rolleyes:
    I haven't seen it in person with it all finalized, but not sure if its the angle of the picture or if its really a bit low in the back...the tires are small for the set-up now, and that may accentuate the fender clearance in the front, and you just can't see it in the back with the angle of the pick? I don't think he's got much load in the back except maybe some sand bags for snow. I carry about 180 lbs in my tacoma during the winter - but that shouldn't cause too much sag.
     
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  7. Nov 9, 2021
    Glenn

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    It's funny you mention that. Saw an older Blazer the other day raised in the front and thought about that discussion. :D
     
  8. Nov 9, 2021
    dnb5853

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    It just needs a heavy winch on the front...that'll take care of it.
    This is sure one NICE old HONCHO!!!
     
  9. Nov 9, 2021
    FinoCJ

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    As you can tell, the bumper is set-up for winch - just budgetary constraint for a bit, but guessing it won't be long before one is added. Its has the quadratrac transfercase, but has been modified so that you can disengage the axle drive - don't know those details...like if its a mile marker type part-time conversion or what not... It could also really use some sort of traction device as its open/open. But as a fun truck for all around use its pretty sweet.
     
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  10. Nov 18, 2021
    Bostonbob

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    James see if he's part of the Colo FSJ fb group
     
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