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1959 Cj5 Build (was Gpas Cj5)

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by theBHead, Apr 12, 2023.

  1. Apr 6, 2024
    theBHead

    theBHead New Member

    Indio, Ca
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    It after first coat of por15
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  2. Apr 22, 2024
    theBHead

    theBHead New Member

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    Got part of the suspension in... all leafs are on, front shocks are on. rear ubolts (suppled from BDS) dont fit with the stock shock plate and after drilling it to enlarge the whole to fit BDS Ubolt, I dont like how it sits. So im waiting for them to be unbackordered then I will finish.

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  3. Apr 25, 2024
    jeepstar

    jeepstar Well-Known Member 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    this happens to everyone it seems with the BDS kit. happened to me. i ended up going to a local shop and buying 7/16" Ubolts.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2024
    supertrooper

    supertrooper Member

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    It seems most lift companies just throw random u bolts in thrir kits for the CJs cuz they never seen to fit right. I just upgraded mine to 5/8" u bolts and 3/8" thick spring plates from ruff stuff. Welded on a long grade 8 bolt to the spring plate for lower shock mounts. Definitely a lot stronger than the factory 7/16 u bolts
     
  5. Apr 29, 2024
    theBHead

    theBHead New Member

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    Question.. Anyone have a Overdrive kit and regret it? or do you use it all the time?
     
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