Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: socialist lib heaven mASS
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Re: Central/Southern New England Wheeling
Hey, don't get so excited you goons.
I'm swapping in samurai axles. The toy axles will have to wait until the coil conversion.
I have a front sami axle with a lockrite and knuckle over steering already installed in it and even with the pads already installed for YJ SPOA. I just need to swap out my (bent) front axle housing and pop this unit in. Then I'm gonna snatch the brakes off the bent housing and stick 'em in the rear of the truck. I alreayd have the spidertrax T-case Ebrake setup ready to install so I dont have to worry about having no ebrake.
For the rear axle, I have the stock rear that came under the blue sami when I got it. its less rusty than the one in my sami now, so I'm going to do the disk brake conversion to that axle, swap in the pumpkin with the minispool, put it under the truck and get the spring pads welded up.
I also have an extended slip yoke driveshaft for this arrangement, a panhard bar (needs mounts) and will be helping fab a trac bar/driveshaft protector for the rear.
Once the suspension is squared away I can install the new mondo rear bumper I have sitting on sawhorses in my basement.
In addition to the above stuff, I have secured a 1.6 8V (needs refurbishing) for a near future conversion at which time I Will also be putting in tracker power steering (already have this stuff too).
The coil conversion got pushed off to when I can change to better axles ($$$ to get lockers and all that). I figure I can get some good fun out of the YJ SPOA, locker/spool deal while I save up some jingle for the next round of stuf.
and I have snow tires. Lots of them.