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attempting a spoa, suggestions welcome!!

i bought perches & u-bolts, do i need anything else? I have almost no money, so i'm trying to do this as cheap as possible. i found a chunk of a tooth in my rear diff fluid so i'm changing out the rear end, and decided while it was out i'd weld on some perches also. i bought the generic mr. gasket ones.

does anyone have any suggestions?
any good homemade spoa websites?

i'm just gonna weld the perches on parrallel to the stock ones. i'm going to reuse the mounting plates and stock shocks for now.

steering will be an issue. i'm gonna figure out a way to make a draglink. any suggestions on this?

thanks guys!
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Re: attempting a spoa, suggestions welcome!!

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steering will be an issue. i'm gonna figure out a way to make a draglink. any suggestions on this?


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#1 make it safe!!!
If you doubt your welding skills have someone qualified do them. Better to be safe than sorry.

#2 don't re-use old rusted u-bolts that you had a hard time getting off in the first place. running the nuts over the threads on the way out is not the best to re-use.
(disregard, I re-read your post ...lol)

#3 front perches parallel. Rear turn rear flange to be parallel with t-case and then turn it down 1-2 degrees to allow for spring wrap.

#4 Don't forget longer brake lines.

#5 don't forget driveshaft spacers

My 2 cents......
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Re: attempting a spoa, suggestions welcome!!

If your just doing the basic spoa swap with no other lift the stock drag link will work....for awhile. When your off road and flex it up it will hit the passenger side leaf spring though. Also I owuld recomend not welding any steering components. It would be best to have someone bend you a z-bar.
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Re: attempting a spoa, suggestions welcome!!

thanks guys!

DannyL... I just got back home, i welded both the front and rear perches on parrallel to the stock ones, what ill affects might this have?

tommorrow i have to bend up and flare some new brake lines, tore off the old ones, and i'm taking the rubber lines off of this one, and using a male to male fitting to attach it to another set i've got to make it twice the original length.

and for steering i plan on cutting the stock drag link, and welding on quarter inch or thicker plate on an angle to join the two pieces. I'll have to wait until after i get the axle back in to find the required dimensions though.
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