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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-28-2003, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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I made these for $25, so I thought I should share. You can make them cheaper if you can weld (I had to pay). Jbird came over Saturday and we installed them on his Zuk (he's my test pilot!). I had the bumpstops (TT) for them because they wouldn't work with my bumper (I made my own) and the main shackle is an old set of Conferrs I had laying around. The "drop" part is an XJ Cherokee shackle. I got them from a Jeep BBS for the cost of shipping. Alright here's the first pic. XJ shackle with "hyper-extension" stop installed and washers(1/8") welded inside the "leg" for make up for the width. I also drilled these holes to 5/8" so they would work with Calmini poly bushings without the sleeves installed.
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In this pic you can see the XJ shackle installed. The sleeve in the XJ shackle is 9/16", so I drilled the Conferr shackle to match that. The other end of the Conferr shackle is obviously left stock.
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Here's the completed setup. There's a washer (1/8") welded inside of the "stock" end of the Conferr shackle to make up the difference in the width of the XJ shackle and match up with the stock width.

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Re: Inexpensive missing links

looks pretty good...let us know how well they work!
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Maybe Jay will test them soon.
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Looks pretty darn good Todd!!

Hmmmm. I have a feeling that the test will be done sometime in Oct, say the 17-19th?? [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: Inexpensive missing links

Looks prety good for an inexpensive set up [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] if ya do another set, only thing I'd do a bit different, is to not allow the shackle and link to create a straight line. It'll probably still fold down without problems, but it would fold easier if still on a bit of an angle .. say only opening to 170* instead of 180* [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Hopefully that won't be a problem Doug. If it is I have a few more that I can make differently.
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