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Bought a peice of 2x5x1/4" tubing. Used a band saw to cut off a 6" chunk.. used a hole saw to cut the holes in it. used the band saw again to cut the chunk in half, so now i have 2 perches basically.. used the band saw again to angle the ends. *so now i have 2 perches.
I then took some 1.5x1/4" steel plate, cut it and tacked it in between the new perch and the old one (after i tacked the new perch on)
Double checked everything and welded.. Oh yeah and i drilled center holes and [censored] in the new perches.
Did this for all 4 springs.
For steering i made an extremely beefy steering arm out of thick walled hydraulic tubing wihch i obtained for free, it fits the stock bar PERFECTLY, and is thick. I bent it, cut the stock bar apart, slid each end as far as it would go (till it reached the bends), and tacked it in place.. Double checked everything, the welded it in.. I made some plug welds too. I then made heavy duty trusses from 1/4" plate, cut it with a torch, cleaned them up on the table grinderm, aligned it in the center of the tube and takced them in.. I did this for both trusses them welded them in solid. All these little steel scraps are small and i usually have some or can get some for free.. and are really cheap anyway.
Shock mounts, used a torch, and welder to move them around.
Brake lines, i used some lines off a suzuki swift, 2 dollars each, and for my rear lines i added the 2 lines from between the body and frame..(from my spare zuk)..
Thats about it i think... you dont need to run spacers, i didnt for a long time and never had any troubles or damage. I now have some because a buddy of mine gave them to me.
I also had access to a shop with many tools, and i have quite a bit of experence in fabricating, so it was really easy for me to do.. later.. anton
87 samurai, 33" mud tyres, rear locker, baby rock lobster, fast back bestop top, custom bumpers, gator guard 2 interior, expander shackles, rear springs up front, cj's in rear, lawn edging flares