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For a guy who combs his hair with a vacuum I'm not surprised.........
 

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For a guy who combs his hair with a vacuum I'm not surprised.........
Ha! It's funny, I've had thoughts of doing the opposite of what he is; taking the Rover suspension, and putting it on a CJ. That way, I could have a more reliable powertrain, with the better Rover ride, articulation, and handling. If he puts leaf springs on that Defender, he better have a good dentist, chiropractor and urologist! :laugh
 

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Ha! It's funny, I've had thoughts of doing the opposite of what he is; taking the Rover suspension, and putting it on a CJ. That way, I could have a more reliable powertrain, with the better Rover ride, articulation, and handling. If he puts leaf springs on that Defender, he better have a good dentist, chiropractor and urologist!
Don't think much of Ian, he has skills but......Works with free parts & tools, hell it makes life
look easy. People actually pay him to show up at events, must be the hair.

Now this statement above......is even more mind blowing. (no offense)
Don't know what you've been playing with for a CJ, but I've never had the issue's you suggest.
Now....an M715, yes, suffered from all the above after owning and driving one, if you ran over
a nickel on the street......your going to the Chiropractor.......but CJ's & YJ's.....Nahhhh.

 

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Really, try to do that with a Rover and then respond to Ian's (the Australian) last post about "You people in the US love spring lifts.". Them there's some long shackles Chief, just noticed. Custom springs or off the shelf?
 

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Off the shelf simple 2" lift leaf's.
Revolver shackles which have a bad reputation 'only'
because most user's don't 'lock' them for street use,
preventing them from 'unloading'....(lack skill/knowledge).
Spring over, rather than 'under' here, most can't deal
with working out the steering mods, which are pretty
darn simple, but not always available in a box. Outside
of that....your rolling....flexing....tall and proud on leafs.

Common mistake.....purchasing a 4-5" inch lift with stacked
leafs.....that's a lot of iron....ain't gonna flex. Less leaf's,
more flex. The photo was the day I was determining shock
stuff/flex for the correct shock prior to installing the narrowed
full width Dana 44's which had been narrowed and re-geared...
....left side of picture. Narrowing 'full width' D44's gives you larger
axle tubes and 11" drums in the rear, over sized disc's up front.

So simply said....cheap, easy, flexy, done......Simple 4 link
kits are also available up front, although it's not at all
hard to build your own if you want some coils.

As far as stepping up the motor/power in these things, a
'91+ high output 4.0 bolts right in to replace the WWll based
carburated stock 6. If your running a Weber, I designed and
sell the cure for that.;)
 

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Side note.....as stated else where, this was back
when I had to start hiding projects from those
who knew me to build other models, as well
as my wife....way too many rigs.........THUS--



BWAAHAAAHAAAA!!!!!
 

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Brings up a second side note.........
Ever talk to your accountant friend taking
interest in your rig who makes the mistake,
asking about your rig......

"Ya, it's sitting on a 3 link with 7", 44's front
and rear, Q78's, 4:10's, disc's all around, BB's
for balance, Durango box, FOA's, ARB lockers
and a manual electronic controlled auto trans,
battery is in the back......

Reply......You want fry's with that?... :boobies:
 

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I have a next door neighbor like that so I don't even. He just knows things go into my barn quiet and come out running. I'm the magic man. I got his golf cart running after sitting for four years. He always took it to a pro and paid big for little. I went over with a screw driver and had it running in thirty minutes, carb was fouled even with fuel stabilizer. He asked me how I knew that and I asked him how he knows stroke patients, he dropped it. I want a CJ......
 

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Neighbor stops by, leans on fender.....
'Say what's that your using, a 9/16 wrench..?

CJ's are simple, easy, cheap to build and more reliable
than most peoples best friend....
(when set up and maintained properly, minimal effort)
YJ's.....Just as well.
 
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