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1970 Jeep Rebuild

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Rozcoking23, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Nov 15, 2023
    Jw60

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    I would guess it's the 8" of flat on the inside of the arch. wfo has .25" shims for spring under with an offset drilled and tapped hole.
    https://www.wfoconcepts.com/i-30504791-leaf-spring-axle-relocation-plates.html
     
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    If you like the ride and location of your spring perches now...I don't see why these wouldn't work for you.
    Eliminates a lot of grinding and welding. Bonus...more fuel tank clearance.
     
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    I was wondering about the length of the perches I showed being too long. I didn’t do the math on the height drop, I think you’re right about possibility of axle wrap.
    Think I might try out the WFO plates at a 1/4” and see how they work out, $39’s isn’t bad.
     
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    Jw60

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    I Re-read the details and they are .5" thick. Still way easier than chopping perches or hangers. If the location works and you need the 1/2" back then drill the existing spring perch and use the offset u-bolt plates with them. The bolts will still clamp the same just the center pin location moves.
     
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    Being OCD about these things, I would relocate the hangers. Not really liking the offset of center on the axle pad nor would I want
    to grind and re-weld them back on. It is eight welds compared to four and may need the perches moved slightly for optimization.
    This would also give more leeway such as moving 1-1/8" forward instead of 1". That in addition to no drop in lift or axle shifting with slotted bolt holes, etc.
     
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    Rozcoking23

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    While I’m still thinking about moving the rear axle forward and what route I want to go, I started removing the parking brake off of the back of the Dana 18.

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    I did get the drum removed but didn’t get any pics. The pan is leaking so while the oil was drained out I ordered a new pan from Novak, should be here Wednesday.
     
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    Rozcoking23

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    I was also looking for a rear bearing retainer that didn’t have the post for the parking brake lever, anyone have a suggestion where to find one? Did a quick google search and didn’t have any luck.
     
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    Post a WTB ad in the forum classified section. They've changed hands there before. They generally came on early trucks and wagons.
     
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    I believe the post is just a press fit. It is a dead hole with no threads. I removed mine long ago. Don't see any
    reason to replace the retainer as I believe they are the same length and it won't be necessary to re-set the preload
    on the bearing.
     
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    Good to know…I’ll take a look at it tomorrow when it’s on the bench and see I can get it out without messing the retainer up.
     
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    got all the parking brake stuff removed except the rear bearing retainer. IMG_2965.jpg IMG_2969.jpg
    shot of the gears, still look like new.
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    the over drive unit has a leak where the cap attaches to the body. Need to find a new gasket.
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    Oil was black and a little dirty but had no metal shavings in it. Needed changing anyway after 6 years.
     
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    Finished up removing parking brake and servicing transfer case by replacing pan with a Novak pan and replacing several seals to fix leaks.
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    used old skid plate had to do a little straightening. I’ll get some metal and build a new one.
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    Filled transfer case with oil to finish off that project, (still want to make new skid plate).
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    Got my new u-bolts (5/8”) and spring plates with 3 holes so I can move rear axle forward.
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    I had some 3/4” x .120 wall that I cut some 3” pieces for shock studs.

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    I found some shock studs in a cabinet that will work
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    I drilled the 3/4” tube to 5/8” to fit the studs.
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    I will weld these together before I weld them to the spring plates.
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    Jw60

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    Those are beefy. Looks like you have all the hardware in place with sockets and shims but your shocks are pretty low... any thoughts on nibbling a bit off the flange and putting the shock stud up tight to the spring pack?
     
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    When I was rolling around under the JEEP messing with transfer case I was looking at the spring perches that I had used from Ruffstuff and they were already drilled with the extra holes to be able to move axle forward or back. This will save me some work.
     
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    Funny you said something, I didn’t drag out the welder today because I’m not happy with the low shock placement. I’m open to all suggestions.
     
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