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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-14-2002, 03:03 PM
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Full Length Axles?

If I install full length chevy axles on a CJ7 do I have to move the spring hangers outside of the frame? Or can I leave the same position but just align the axles under and weld on new spring perches
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Re: Full Length Axles?

Welding on new perches is the way to go, you shouldn't have to move the springs at all. YOu might get better stability if you move them outward, but I don't believe you have to.
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Re: Full Length Axles?

whoa!!.. [img]images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img]
its getting deep in here!.. [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
you will have to move the spring perches or cut the axle down. theres no way to use the spring perch thats cast into the housing unless you outboard the spring perches on the frame, offset the axle, or cut the axle down.
its a common axle swap and MANY people have outboarded their frame perches.
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Re: Full Length Axles?

Whoa, Whoa, Whoa
The first question is. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] Is it a front axle or rear??? [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
If if's a front than you need to mount the spring outboard or cut the axle down.
If it;s a rear. Move the spring perches.
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Ok Front and Rear what DO I HAVE TO DO! Argh [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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outboard front, move perches rear.

do a search for "outboard" and youll get the idea of why and how.

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Re: Full Length Axles?

Hey muddy,
You need to stop by the house and check out my jeep. You will have to outboard the front and you can move the perch's in the rear. If you need help I might be able to get a group together to help you out. We did 3 jeeps this year.

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I emailed you Max...I lost your number and email with this new CPU I bought... if you online call my cellphone tonite..
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Here's the number of the guy who has the frame's.All that I have is 2nd hand info. my friend found these in a bulliton board clasifieds paper. I think he has/had two frames 1) 91 frame w/4" lift, power steering box and break booster $650 and 2) CJ7 frame x/axles and??? $650. This is about all the info that I have. 251-626-8331
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Re: Full Length Axles?

Ok what powersteering setup and such should I get. I need to know since I have a ford drivetrain going under isnt it going to be driverside drop instead of passenger side drop. WHAT FRONT AXLE. I am looking for 14bolt rearend and I guess D60 frontend everyone!
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