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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-07-2002, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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outboarding springs how much, and my project

i'm going to be using a waggy 44 front, my question is how far should i outboard the springs? i've searched for this but noone says how far to outboard them
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Re: outboarding springs how much, and my project

this is the latest picture i have. slowly coming along, just need a lil more info to finish things on my frame.
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Re: outboarding springs how much, and my project

Where is that shop? It looks like my old high schools auto shop. Progress is always a good thing. I'm hoping to have some before and after pictures in a few weeks on my next project.
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the shop is in mitchell, SD. jeeps been a resident of it since the first day of school. so far the teacher doesnt mind.
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Re: outboarding springs how much, and my project

center your perches on teh 44 axle, then measure teh distance across them.

then measure the stock mounts on teh frame, then find the differnece between the 2 measurments, and ad half on each side.

my 76 wag front axle came out with the schackles perfectly even with the OUTSIDE of the frame rails, UT im using 2.5 inch springs up front.

I dont know how precise is close enough, probably 1/8" or so if you want it to drive straight, but im guessing at that. ti would probably drive around with it 2 inches off in teh front, just not go perfectly straight

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Mine are 2" outboarded on each side. I used the stock perches, but have a Scout D44 front end.
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here is my write-up
http://ironpines.coolfreepage.com/te...ardsprings.htm
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