Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Bremerton, WA.
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Re: Lifting early CJ5
If your going to go to soa, go to the wranglers right from the begining. They flex way better, just keep in mind they will sag.
No problems on the frame, I attached all the brackets with grade 8 hardware, then went through and welded everything once I had everything where I wanted it.
I had the front shaft lengthened about three inches, but is limiting the front passenger side droop, so I am going to get a long slip shaft one from Tom Woods. In the rear I actually was able to run the stock one until I added the wagoneer spring and it went up enough to warrant the rear shaft being 1 1/2" longer. But in looking for a shaft for my t18 conversion I have found many different length Jeep shafts, so junkyards would probably work.
Steering is stock except for 1.25" drag link and tie rod, which under lots of flexing do hit the spring on passenger side. I am looking at doing a hi-steer to solve this.
I'll try to get a pic up later today.
74 cj5,304,t18,2.46 ts d20,30f,44r,soa,MORE buggy front,35's,Rci's,5pt,full cage,air,etc.
78 J10,360,727,d20,44f,44r,35's,4" lift,etc.
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