Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Minot, ME
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Re: welding TJ axle brackets on a ford 8.8
ooooooooo, ahhhhhhhhh, friggin' sweet! Just give me a little bit longer and I'll be there. I'm bringing my bent junk back to the yard tomorrow, found another one at a yard 30 min away for $250 so I called 'em up and will pick it up when I get the cash from my bent junk back.
Man, those TJ's have a lot of brackets. When you welded them on did you weld just a little at a time or did you zap it all back to back? Just wondering as far as heating up / weakening the axle goes?
Did you weld your coil plates on the axle before you held the axle up in the jeep? Did you angle them to point your yoke up?
According to some rough measurements, it looks like I have to move the 8.8 perches each out 1/4". I am wondering if it is worth grinding off the perches to only move them 1/4". I considered welding a 3/16 inch or so plate to the bottoms of the perches and drilling a hole in it that's 1/4" outside of the 8.8" hole. (this hole is for the head of the springs center bolt btw, incase I am doing a bad job presenting this).
Do you have your ebrakes hooked up yet, just wondering how you mated the stock cables to the 8.8 stuff? any pic?
Did you re-plumb the brakes on the 8.8 or were the lines on it in good shape?
nice job, must be nice having access to the lift in the pic!
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] Big Ed
<font color=red>'88 YJ, 4" susp,3" body,35's,283 Chevy V8,TH350,4.11's,D30,D35c</font color=red>