Re: SOA CJ Axle Wrap Traction Bar Question.
PBM- I'm scratching my head trying to figure out how you changed the pinion angle after this photo.Even if your perches were not yet welded,(which was good thinking)(or did you use caster wedges?)the bar appears finished.You must have changed the mounting height of the front end of the bar??Also- I really like your idea of welding to the housing rather than to an axle tube.I've heard stories of guys whose housings have rotated cause they welded to a tube and they had only pressed in tubes(i guess not welded in)I have the stock 76 cj axles,(which ithink i recall have the tubes welded to the housing in those little peep holes on the housing hubs) although i have installed the warn full float kit.I chose the option of not installing the grease seals, so my rear end lube is also in the axle tubes and bearings.What i'm getting at is -my jeep is complete and usable. ?can i weld on to my housing without hurting anything?I have no grease seals,but my bearings are right there.? ? ? Nother question-have you guys with soa's done anything to retain the original pinion snubber effect on the front axle, or is wrap not a problem on the front?I have driven my jeep for a year since we built it, and because my wrap is so violent i have'nt even tried to figure out how much if any is from the front.Thanks all!! Marc