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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-16-2000, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks to the excellent help I have received on this BBS, I can now show some pics of my jeep. With the help of many, I am just about finished with my SOA conversion.Here is some of what I did.
The front is a regular rotation Dana 60. It is cut down approx. 4.25" on the driver side.This gives me a 64.75" WMS (wheel mounting surface) to WMS. I did have to grind down the front calipers to allow for the 15" wheels to fit. The pumpkin will be filled with a detroit and 4.10 gears,as soon as my bank account catches back up.
The rear is a Dodge 3/4 ton Dana 60 which was also cut down approx. 2" on the driver's side. I learned that a rear jeep axle is not centered. I probably could have left this alone, but It would not be right in my eyes.The WMS to WMS is 63". The rear has a detroit and 4.10 gears. I cheated a little by using my BDS 4" lift suspension. It is a little stiff, but I am not yet experiencing axle wrap (yet). I hope it will get a little softer. I will eventually get some sort of anti-wrap bar. The tires are 38" Ground Hawgs.
The whole point to this long oration is that I did this mostly alone (physically), but the important parts were done with help from this board. I sincerely want to thank everyone for contributing to this board. Thanks again for the excellent help in the past, and hope all of you have a great holiday season, Ricky...seeya...

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Re: Spring over nearly finished

here is a side pic.

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Looks great. Like you said, this board is full of very helpfull info and people.

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Not too shabby, I'd like to have a jeep like that someday. Nice work, looks like a kiciking jeep.
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really really sweet.. from jeepgod and myself.. !!!

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Great job, looks super clean up front with the high steering. Your springs should loosen up, since SOA tends to be a bit harder on the packs than SUA.
That is one awsome CJ.

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Thanks for the kind words.. I hope it will perform like it is supposed to.Ricky...seeya...

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Looks good!

Did you move the front axle forward or is it in stock position?

Cant tell from the pics, did you do a shackle reversal?

What did the front axle come out of? Finding junkyard front Dana60's with passenger side diff here in Arizona is next to impossible.


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Re: Spring over nearly finished

it does look great ricky.. glad to see you have good progress...how did you do the steering??? my chevy steering idea worked great till i put weight on it today... then it worked poorly. i put my front 60 in today, but i left it full width and got some humvee rims for it. that caused some other issues but i am almost done now. i didn't even have to move the spring perches.. that axle bolts right in....

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