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    yj thunder

    yj thunder is going to be a little different than the cj this one is gonna be kinda like a weekend wheeler jeep that drives on street and maybe able to do some expedition stuff
    its a 1990 yj that somebody started to put a 350 in and bought all the parts and never finished it. I found a dana 44 front and a dana 60 rear that im going to put under it. The engine is a really clean 350 from a 1993 to 1996 truck i found a rebuilt 700r4 that is going to replace the 4l60e that was behind it then put a dana 300 behind the 700r4. its gonna roll on uncentered h1s and 37s.



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    eventually i want it to look kind of like this

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    just pulled the front axle and tomorow im going to enis to pick up the dana 60 and dana 44 axles hoping to put the front axle under it tommorow and figure out the front suspension

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    just got back from getting the axles im probably going to figure out axle placment then tear down both axles inspect all the parts and repack the bearings

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    just cleaned the axles and started to tear down the front axle. i also cut all the front suspension brackets in order to get ready to outboard the spings about 1.5 inches on either side.then painted the h1 rims and put one together its NOT gold its a cool metalic copper in all the pics it looks gold
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    So your going to run spacers to clear the linkage?

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    no im gonna try to get away with doing a high steer setup

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    eventually i might have to run spacers but i was gonna try to do a high steer set up to get the steering out of the way of the h1's then mount the axle and see how much steering i have before the tire hets the leaf springs

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    read up on 'ackerman" before you do

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    ill just use wheel spacers
    just got the front bumper mocked up now im gonna try to build a rear bumper then im gonna try to outboard the front springs and get the front axle mounted

    i only need to outboard the springs about an inch on either side

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    why do you do everything the hard way? Quite reinventing the wheel. How are you going to put shackle mounts on that bumper? Also, your ackerman angle can be corrected with the right Arms. Your main thing is going to be wheel movement. I think it will be close but each build seems to be different. Just take your time and do it in a hurry.

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