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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-09-2007, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Winter Jimmy Project Updates

Been a while since I actually posted pictures of the rig, but here we go. Finally got back on the narrowing of the rear end and all that is left is to hang the passenger box side box side and then do some more final trimming and bodywork. Hopefully by Sunday I'll swing it around in the garage and start the front.
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Re: Winter Jimmy Project Updates

Another
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and another
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Re: Winter Jimmy Project Updates

And the final one with a box side on. Overall I dropped 16 1/2 inches off the back and the light buckets are about 2' further in on the body.
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That's really narrow, and looking good.
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Re: Winter Jimmy Project Updates

Are you planning on narrowing the front too?
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Re: Winter Jimmy Project Updates

Yep, front is next. I finished the rear today, other than some minor trimming that is left. Threw in another pict too. I was going to pull it out of the garage and spin it around to give me more room to work on the front, but is hasn't left the garage for the last few months and now with the colder temps, the ground is frozen and heaved up so I can't get it out with the current tires on. After that comes the front locker, welded rear, roll bar, and finally paint come spring.
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Re: Winter Jimmy Project Updates

Are you planing on doing a Shackle flip on the rear??
Prolly be able to throw those blocks away...
I used the ORD flip kit and reallt like it...

http://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog/shacklekit.htm
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Re: Winter Jimmy Project Updates

That was the original intent last winter when I was beginning the buildup. Flip them for the 4" increase and go with only 2 inch lift blocks. Instead of the kit, though, I was going to knotch the bottom out of the stock hanger to allow the shackle to be flipped and passed through, then reinforce it from above. But after some cussing at bolts that wouldn't budge in the bushings (I didn't have a torch readily available at the time), I instead added some leaves and put in some 4" blocks that I had laying around to bring me up to the height of the front. I have noticed if I am getting real hard on it, I will occasionally get some wheel hopping from I am assuming is spring wrap due to the tall blocks. So the shackle flip is still an option down the road. Either that or three link it. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Re: Winter Jimmy Project Updates

You can get some rear spring "front" mounts, and run them in place of an aftermarket shackle flip. I'm talking about the hanger that the front eye of the rear spring mounts into. Get a pair off an old truck in the junk yard and run them for the rear mount. You can adjust desired lift by how low or high you remount it.
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