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417chevy

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Well figured I’ll start a build thread. Will be slow going but going none the less. Plans are yj springs yota axles 36-39s nothing fancy. Eventually gonna get lower gears in the axles and case but just trying to get it going again first.
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417chevy

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Got the springs hung. Getting a 6.5 case tomorrow and ordering psc steering kit. Is 1/4 sheet to thick for a bracing front or should I have went with 1/8? Got the rebuild kit for axels on the way.
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What do you mean by bracing the front? 3/16 tends to be the right thickness for most frame fishplating etc. 1/8 is good for building sheetmetal style structures. 1/4 and 3/8 tend to be for brackets and such for mounting. Metal quality always counts of course and a little overkill never hurts in the high stress areas.
 

ToyotaTom

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I used a mix of 3/16, 1/8 and 1/4“ when plating, boxing and adding gussets to the front of Toyota frames.
 

417chevy

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What do you mean by bracing the front? 3/16 tends to be the right thickness for most frame fishplating etc. 1/8 is good for building sheetmetal style structures. 1/4 and 3/8 tend to be for brackets and such for mounting. Metal quality always counts of course and a little overkill never hurts in the high stress areas.
Guess I should have worded better. Need to attach the 2x4 that I have tacked up on the front for the leaf spring hangers to the frame.
 

dwa2469

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This is the way mine was done when it had 8" Housings, it was attached to the truss on one end, and the high steer on the other. I was this way when we bought it, seemed to work good.

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417chevy

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how far forward did the yj springs move your axles? Im thinking of using them in my build until I can afford the 4-link setup I want in mine
I’d have to measure to be sure probably 4 or 5 inches or so. But if your gonna go four link I would just do that instead of wasting the money and effort to swap springs first.
 

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