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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2003, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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FIRST PICS OF MY COILOVER CONVERSION

Finally I got some pics uploaded.
- This is a Long Wheel Base YJ...
- All mounts are custom designed and fabricated.
- Defender front control arms have been used for front and rear
- SwayAway coilovers
Check out all pics HERE


full view of rear control arm

front tower with shock (just a fitting)

Work is still in progress... still welding... grinding..... custom bumpers and steps are in the making too....

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Re: FIRST PICS OF MY COILOVER CONVERSION

1. What can I say?
2. Except... wow...
3. I hope a full list of parts and directions will soon be posted.
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Re: FIRST PICS OF MY COILOVER CONVERSION

Looks realy nice! I support LEVE's point #3 - writeup would be good [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
How are you supporting YJ's body? (rear end of the frame and couple of stands?)
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Re: FIRST PICS OF MY COILOVER CONVERSION

Are those Ford Radius arms?
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Re: FIRST PICS OF MY COILOVER CONVERSION

How come the pcs don't show? (at least not on my screen)... I could see them when I posted... [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

These are Land Rover Defender radius arms ..(same were used on front Range Rover and on Discovery (till today)...

parts???..... hhmmm...errrr.... [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]... sheets of steel.... lots of them.... and nerves of steel.... [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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Re: FIRST PICS OF MY COILOVER CONVERSION

Your pictures don't show because of the way the website you are linking to is set up, they won't let you directly link to the pix. The reason it showed up when you posted them is because it was in your cache. Did the same thing for me, wouldn't show up, I followed the link and clicked to view some of the pictures. When I came back, because the image file was still in the cache, they showed up in your post.

Glad to see your design, I'm working on the same thing myself. Just drew up a sketch in Autocad yesterday and brought it home to take some measurements when it warms up this afternoon.
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Re: FIRST PICS OF MY COILOVER CONVERSION

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How are you supporting YJ's body?

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The body is lifted and hanging fom the ceiling with straps onto a winch. (visible here ) chassis is temporarily lifted from diffs by wooden blocks placed under the bumpstops...

Now I have cut and drilled square tubes to the length of the shocks and bolted them them instead... this is to avoid damaging the shocks while transporting the Jeep to the paintshop.

The stand you see in the background was just used to rest the body while working on strengthening the body mounting points.
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