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Before I set the body on im trying to take care of any issues that will be easier to deal with now. I wanted to check my sector shaft to make sure I don't have one of the bad one and I was greeted with this lovely mess. This jeep is just full of surprises. I cant wait to pull the diff covers! Yuck! 



So here is my other issue. I stuck at trying to figure out my front springs. It had the tall stiff lift on it so I installed a new set of crown "stock springs and I think the seem to far the other way. With them installed I have 3.5" from the top of the axle tube to the bottom of the frame rail.  (dont mind the steering damper stud. That will get cut off soon)


So, then I removed 3 leaves from the lift springs and reinstalled them. With the modified lift springs it measures 5.5" from the axle tube to the frame rail. 



In the rear I have 8.5" with crown A-614 springs. They crown rear springs have way more arch to them than the front springs. 




SO I guess my questions is. Which one should I go with? I plan on running a max tire size of 32" and would like to have some flex. All these measurements were taken with the body off, so I know that will change things slightly once I start adding more weight to it. 




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Grey would probably look decent. As long as it was a light enough color to give it some contrast. 

Originally posted by Ol' Unreliable Ol' Unreliable wrote:

Looks like it's The Family Jeep now.  Extra cool!  How would the wheels look if they were grey? 
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A light grey with a black pinstripe? 
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I had some flexible PVC sheets laying around. I used it to make some body mount bushings. This stuff is flexible, has some squish to it, but is also really durable. I have used it for mud flaps, and some other stuff on my truck and around the house. It holds up extremely well. It is 1/8th thick. I made enough I can double them up if needed. 

 




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I would assemble those with some Silglyde other wise I think they could be squeaky.

I use this on all my Polyurethane body mounts and various bushings.

https://www.amazon.com/Napa-7651346-Silicone-Lubricating-Compound/dp/B0054DWS1W
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