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Old December 27th, 2020, 11:45
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Pretty damn clean. Is there a pad under the arm. Good to see someone else with makita tools. Makitas 1/2" tools are incredible

I will screw a Delron pad right under the "elbow" and directly behind my securing plate and nut assembly. I am working on that along with doing as much full welding as I can get done for now. I still new do do the "cut and fold" on the XJ so I can finish the fore-rails.

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I know it's personal preference, but why not put the tire on the other side to allow the rearview mirror to be more useful?

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It was never a consideration since I wanted to keep the swing arm as short as possible. Amazingly I can see quite a bit over the top of the tire.
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Old December 27th, 2020, 19:15
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Put the swing out bearing on the driver's side?? Still be short and on the other side.

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Old December 27th, 2020, 19:15
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Agree with the short arm length though....

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Old December 27th, 2020, 19:44
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There rear view mirror.

I dont normally notice re view mirrors. In big trucks side mirrors is all there is. So makes no difference wich side spares on. Plus back just back up till jeep bumps something and thats close enough

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Old December 28th, 2020, 05:18
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Re: Bumper/Receiver build and SFR shackles boxes

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Put the swing out bearing on the driver's side?? Still be short and on the other side.

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Not in this state, people don't even obey the "move over" law we have in place!
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Old December 28th, 2020, 10:44
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Re: Bumper/Receiver build and SFR shackles boxes

I welded the 2x4 tube to a 1x2 channel, the channel runs for about 15 inches or so into the frame, and cleared under the gas filler pipe. The 2x4 tube was about 6 or 7 inches long on the gas filler side, and full length (about 15 inchs or so) on otherside.

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Old December 28th, 2020, 12:39
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I welded the 2x4 tube to a 1x2 channel, the channel runs for about 15 inches or so into the frame, and cleared under the gas filler pipe. The 2x4 tube was about 6 or 7 inches long on the gas filler side, and full length (about 15 inchs or so) on otherside.

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That's impossible, maybe if you re-thought what actually did.

here's were I left off yesterday and I'm working on the mount plate as we speak...... got all the welding done that I could and a first grind out, got the ball joint socket welded in and the adjuster is eccentric so I got a little wiggle room right now.



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Old December 29th, 2020, 05:33
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I welded the 2x4 tube to a 1x2 channel, the channel runs for about 15 inches or so into the frame, and cleared under the gas filler pipe. The 2x4 tube was about 6 or 7 inches long on the gas filler side, and full length (about 15 inchs or so) on otherside.

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Sorry, I mis-read your post, that should be almost what I made in 1-piece.
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Old December 29th, 2020, 09:31
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how much squat has this given the rear of the jeep?
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Old December 29th, 2020, 14:08
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how much squat has this given the rear of the jeep?
I can't tell you yet as I am not done, but I would expect not more than a 1/4". The factory bumper and receiver weighed in at 76 lbs but when I get done I will definitely check. Since I'm installing the SFR shackle boxes I had already planned on needing new shackles once it's all complete.
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Old December 31st, 2020, 11:04
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Re: Bumper/Receiver build and SFR shackles boxes

I got the swing out done yesterday (for now), I used the Tig on the top of the spindle and the eccentric cam due to heavy metal and clearance from the seal. The swing out is absolutely rock solid with minimum torque on the bolt plus I used a belleville washer so it's really secure. I will start today on my "cut-n-fold" and hopefully get done this weekend with that.


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Old January 4th, 2021, 10:46
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I got the cut and fold done but it was a major PITA compared to the last one! Besides having to repair the body damage the panels were full of dried mud that had be fully cleaned to do the welding. I'm going to try to finish the bumper this week for a run, but I'm not going to rush things!


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Old January 5th, 2021, 05:35
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Re: Bumper/Receiver build and SFR shackles boxes

Can you explain the eccentric adjuster? Looks like it will be to keep the latch screw in alignment if the swing out sags?
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Old January 5th, 2021, 06:42
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Re: Bumper/Receiver build and SFR shackles boxes

I did not need a eccentric, it's just the way that part came. It was a ball joint adjuster off a vehicle spindle, I just cut out the knuckle portion.
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Old January 5th, 2021, 13:35
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Re: Bumper/Receiver build and SFR shackles boxes

I just got off the phone with "Eddie Motorsports", they make a lift strut that I'm extremely interested in using on this......
https://www.eddiemotorsports.com/product-p/ms149-60.htm
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