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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-15-2003, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Okay I know I can do this on a budget and pretty much have down what I need to take off to flip my axles under my springs.

BUT! If someone volunteers to make me some spring perches how do I go about getting them on? Do I need to remove my axles and bring them up there for welding and fitting? I had a couple guys tell me that I could not get the spring perches lined up correctly without having the full weight of the vehicle on them and THEN I should have them welded in place to get my pinion angles correct. This would suggest I need to take my whole vehicle up there for this to happen which is not really a problem but that seems like I'd be letting someone else do ALL the work since they would have to do it whenever they had spare time.

I don't mind being without my Sammie for a week or so if I have to but I hate to dump the entire load on another person. I could order me some already made perches but I'd still have to have a competent welder put them on the axles etc. and that still requires doing all the same work to complete the SPOA. I'm confuzzled about how to go about it. I'd like to do as much as I can to help but without my vehicle I can't drive back and forth in and out of town for a week.
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Re: Going SPOA ??\'s

I know I can go that route but I can't afford it. [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] I have an extremely low budget right now and a guy who did a spoa on his Heep offered to fab me some spring perches. The rest I can get at a junkyard.

I just don't know if I should remove my axles and take them to him, or take my whole vehicle up there.
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Re: Going SPOA ??\'s

well, I'm just guessing here since i havent done this, but it seems to me that if the pinion angle is as critical as it seems to be in what Ive read, that you would be better off bringing the whole truck.

As long as the guy isnt literally just into making you a set of perches and not welding them on (in which case you wouldnt need the axle or the truck), you should be able to pull the axles while you are at his place, figure out wher the new perches go (maybe he can have them premade for ya?) and weld 'em up while you are there. Then you can bolt the axle back in the SPUA location and take the truck home to do all the other time consuming brake line and steering and shock BS on your own. There's no reason I can think of why you cant just drive around with an extra set of perches on the axles.

Is that a good solution?

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Re: Going SPOA ??\'s

I had to figure this out for the guy who welded my pads on. This worked for my simple 4.5 inch lift. Did not even need an alignment when I got it back together.

Front pinion angle will be correct if you keep the new spring pad straight above and parallel with the stock bottom pad.

Works for the rear too if you are not lifting too high. I don't know what "too high" is.

Vehicle will sit level if you keep the left and right pads the same height above bottom pads. The passenger side axle housing is fatter than the drivers side.

No truck weight involved, just a tape measure and a couple 4 foot levels(or something as long and true).




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http://www.northcoastoffroad.com/sam...uspensions.htm breese spring perches they look to be good quality and are very reasonable priced

i should have gotten these insted of the (easy to fit RRO ones) that didnt fit right
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This sounds about right, or, option B:

Here is what I am gonna do.
1. Measure the current pinion angle f/r.
2. Pull the axle out of the SPUA config.
3. Put the new spring perches on top of the axles.
4. Slide the axles back under and rest the springs on the new perches (SPOA config.).
5. Set the pinion angle to the same as it was before (SPUA).
6. Tack weld the perches in place.
7. Pull the axles back out and fully weld the perches on.

Viola, instant way to get the pinion angle/springs where they need to be. Did I miss anything? ~Steve
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Re: Going SPOA ??\'s

if you order the breeze perches they come with the instructions on how to install and to get the pinion angle.

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