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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-28-2001, 03:00 PM
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Conferr Axle Truss on top of AMC 20

I want to strengthen up my AMC 20 rear (83 CJ Stock rear axle w/ 1 piece, Detroit, 4.56 gears), and was looking at the con-ferr truss (see pic), but I really do not want to lose the ground clearance. It appears that this attatches to the axle tube with U-Bolts, and "circles" the bottom of the pumpkin, so I was wondering if it could be mounted upside down?

That is, flipped across the horizontal 180 deg. (with the part that normally goes around the bottom of the pumpkin on top)...

Should I weld up the tubes as well, just weld alone, or what?

Any thoughts?

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Re: Conferr Axle Truss on top of AMC 20

that shouldn't rob too much clearance but if you can weld why not just make your own truss? Also i think the proper way to weld tubes is 4 1" long stich welds on each tube.

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Re: Conferr Axle Truss on top of AMC 20

That thin rod truss is made for tensile strength, and therefore belongs on the bottom. One on top must be made for compressive forces and would be much beefier in design.

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Re: Conferr Axle Truss on top of AMC 20

That type of truss is made to keep the axles from bending from stress, it actually pulls downward on it. No, it won't work on top.

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