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Wrecked my Rubi

Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by BrettM0352, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Jul 8, 2012
    BrettM0352

    BrettM0352 Member

    Fort Worth, TX
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    I won. They hit my stinger bumper. Buuut... my lower control arm-to-axle mount folded over on itself. So now is a good time to build that home-made long arm lift I've been researching. Think it would be interesting enough to put a build thread on it here, even though its a TJ?
     
  2. Jul 8, 2012
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sure, post up! That's what the quitters section is for...
     
  3. Jul 9, 2012
    '72CJ5

    '72CJ5 Member

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    There have been a few people to do a coil suspention on their Cj's so heck ya! Post up with LOTS of pictures. Will give me a good idea of how to do my buddies sidekick when the time comes.
     
  4. Jul 9, 2012
    Jeepenstein

    Jeepenstein Me like Jeep..

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    Yup, love to see it.. Maybe applicable to an XJ as well?
     
  5. Jul 9, 2012
    BrettM0352

    BrettM0352 Member

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    Yea it will. The plan is a radius arm front end and a triangulated 4 link rear, maybe a couple inches of stretch if I can do it without serious modifications. I just started a new job as a welder at a structural fabrication shop so I'll have access to some cool machinery. Some of the parts I'm planning on buying prefabbed from Blue Torch or the like to cut down on time (its my daily driver). I'm going to model it after the Clayton LA kit with square tubing. The insurance check is enough for me to get new tires with the leftover cash as well ;)

    Right now I'm in the research and planning stage so I'll go ahead and start it when I get my measurements and tell me what y'all think if you have any opinions.
     
  6. Nov 2, 2012
    BrettM0352

    BrettM0352 Member

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    Work on the front end has started after seeing this last week:
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    I've been driving around with about 1/4" of metal attaching my driver side upper control arm since July :shock:

    The wreck that I was in was on the passenger side so I hadnt even noticed how mangled it was until I was underneath Rubi doing something completely different. In the mean time while I'm waiting for parts I just pulled it off and welded it back up so I can limp it to and from school. I just ordered all the Currie Johnny Joints, jam nuts, and threaded tube inserts. I'll be making my own brackets. I have to run out to the steel supply and get the square tubing but I foresee this going down next weekend.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2012
    hudsonhawk

    hudsonhawk Well-Known Member 2020 Sponsor

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    WOW, that was a pretty hard hit to do that kind of damage. Good thing you caught it before it failed completely.
     
  8. Nov 7, 2012
    BrettM0352

    BrettM0352 Member

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    Most of my parts came in the mail this week, I'm still waiting on 4 more bushings and a chance to make a trip to the steel supply
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Nov 7, 2012
    lynn

    lynn Time machine / Early CJ5 HR Rep Staff Member

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    I recently put Currie JJ LCAs on the front of the LJ, and I love 'em.

    I'll be following your build thread here in the Quitter's forum... :)
     

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