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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-26-2000, 08:37 PM
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Outboard hangers done, thanks JEEPN and elusive

Thanks guys for posting/sending ideas for outboard spring hanger mounts. I have finally got them completed. Not the best looking welds, have a stick welder. With the combo of welding and using grade 8 bolts i think they will hold. Let me know if you see problems with them.

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Re: Outboard hangers done, thanks JEEPN and elusive

One more pic.

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Re: Outboard hangers done, thanks JEEPN and elusive

well.. looks pretty good.. but did you noticed that you have moved the axle forward.. your front hangers look like they are several inches forward..? not sure you planned that or not..
and then just one question.. ? why didnt you do a shackle reversal? i am guessing personal choice.. just asking.. but it looks good..
will be doing a schackle reversal with outboard hangers.. on a friends cj5.. he is putting d44 from a scout front and rear..
will post those pics in a few weeks when we are done..

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Re: Outboard hangers done, thanks JEEPN and elusive

InfantryYJ i debated the shackle reversal for a long time. Did not want the tires moving back towards the body (crunch). Moving the axle foreward was planned. Want to run 38 or 39's and i thought that would help make alittle more room for them, every little bit helps. The hard part is the steering. Still looking a several setups. Good luck on your setup.

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Re: Outboard hangers done, thanks JEEPN and elusive

looks good but can i make a suggestion? add some gussets to the angle iron that you have your hard mouts on and add one or two to the front spring hanger itself. put them in the corner made with the side of the frame and the flat piece of the angle iron that sticks out. on the front those stock style spring hangers are notorious for breaking. put a couple of gussets that connect the round part of the hanger to flat part. just make sure not to weld them so that you couldn't get to the bolts that hold them on. you could also get some aftermarket ones like the slickrocks. i have these and they are very beefy but it think the gussets will work fine. hope this helps and/or gives you some ideas.

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Re: Outboard hangers done, thanks JEEPN and elusive

Thanks for the input high5. I was wondering about those stock front hangers. Thanks.

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Re: Outboard hangers done, thanks JEEPN and elusive

running 38's.. mmm.. me like.. me like.. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

yes im with high5 on that.. brace those hangers.. or get the slick rocks..
ive bent the stock ones before.. that is why i welded up mine that i used on top of the frame... so they wouldnt come apart

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Re: Outboard hangers done, thanks JEEPN and elusive

looks good... i also welded my hangers up also so they wouldn't come apart.
one thing... how long of a shackle are you planning?.. mine are 10" long, but only hang below the frame an inch or two. the frame prevents side loads from bending those long shackles.. even if they are 5/16 thick. The longer shackles n the front would make for some major flex in the front shackles when steering, but with moderate shackles, you should be ok. high5 has some of the nicest outboard perches i have seen, and has been running them for years.. I'd do whatever he suggests(UNLESS HE SAYS SOMETHING LIKE"HEY...LETS CRAWL UP THIS LOG PILE)...inside joke.....

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Re: Outboard hangers done, thanks JEEPN and elusive

Flipping the frame, what an idea! Did you undercoat or paint the frame underneath so it won't start to rot? I'm always cautious about sandwiched metal.

I'd also suggest a brace for the rear hanger, take a look at the pic below. I used the old stock spring perch I cut off the axle, ground it down, and welded it in there.

And the outside as well:


I also added some guessets to the front, but to support the lateral forces on the hanger itself, so it won't bend. The pic is included below:


I guess I'm just one for an added measure of safety, but I don't want these things moving around. There are a lot of forces on them, especially if you plan on running 38's! My shackle eyes aren't welded up, yet, but they will be with some 1/4", and they'll be stout when I'm done.

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Re: Outboard hangers done, thanks JEEPN and elusive

*Very* nice work, Jeepn...you are an artist. I especially like the shackles with the zerk guards on them.
You're on the right path, CJ7jeep...I have nothing to add that wasn't already covered (gusset brackets and shackle hangers).

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