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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-12-2004, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm concerned about my pitman arm slamming into the top of my diff so I'm going to move the axle back about 3". I got it all apart again and took 3" off of the square tube on each side. While I had it off I did some additional welding for strength on the front crossmember/leaf hangers. I've decided I want to try the leafs as is and it just wouldn't be possible with the chance of the pitman arm slamming into the diff and thus leaving me steerless in a worst case scenario. click here to view todays surgery.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-13-2004, 12:57 AM
 
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I agree Norm. You went forward 4" you said, so this would still be +1" for your tire clearance. You were never afraid of trimming the fender so this ought to work great. I never really understood why you wanted so much extra wheelbase anyway.

Oh hell, just give up and sell me all your axle stuff super cheap.



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why not move the box, or go hydro steer?
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-13-2004, 12:16 PM
 
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Hey Norm,

In THIS pic the ubolts look like they will allow the axle to move arround a bit. might need smaller plates....
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i doubt it, if they are clamped tight, it should not walk do to the pin doing all of the work.
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Moving the box forward wouldn't have worked as it would have ran into the square tube I used. I was thinking of getting another steering box and bolting it to the outside of the frame but when it comes down to it it was the almighty dollar that prevailed. I'm piecing this together the best I can on limmited resources. The reason I put it so far forward in the first place was so I could fit 44's if I ever happen upon a set. At the time I put it together I would have never dreamed that stock rear leafs would result in so much lift as they did so It's really not an issue any more. The fact that I had to put the shackles up front also alleviates part of the reason I bolted it up so far forward. Anywho I like how it looks and I like how soft the leafs are and I don't think I'll have to worry about the pitman arm after this. Good ole boy fab at it's best right here. Drawing board? Aw hell I just thunk it up.
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