Jeep $30 xj 99-04 super duty truss build

#1
Didn't wanna pay $350+ for an Artec truss. (even though it is a great product) so I made my own using some scrap I found at the steel yard. Was $30 for everything out the door. Started with a piece of 6x4x1/4 tubing, 1-1/4 x .250 dom, 3/4" fine thread tap, 3/4" hiems (from a project in 2012), 2ft of 3x3x1/4" tubing, a propane torch and a grinder. Then welded everything together. The double ended link you see is one that I threaded on each side then cut it in half to use as the uppers. I wanted to retain the radius arm setup I already had. 20180510_132111_resized.jpg 20180510_134212_resized.jpg 20180510_140104_resized.jpg 20180510_144016_resized.jpg 20180510_185227_resized.jpg 20180510_175446_resized.jpg 20180510_204212_resized.jpg 20180512_204650_resized.jpg 20180512_152209_resized.jpg 20180512_155746_resized.jpg
 

Jinx

when in doubt, upgrade!
Location
So Jordan, Utah
#4
Awesome job!

Side note: I love the progression of pictures and how dirty your shop floor gets as you move along... Clean to not! Grinding/cutting=Dirty mess.
 

jeeper

Currently without Jeep
Location
So Jo, Ut
#5
I was REALLY concerned with the first picture, thinking that was how it was going to be done. Very glad to see the whole plan come together.
 
#6
Awesome job!

Side note: I love the progression of pictures and how dirty your shop floor gets as you move along... Clean to not! Grinding/cutting=Dirty mess.
Thanks man. Still need to get the track bar and hydro assist mount on but that won't take long. Wish I could have this thing under the Jeep for Sunday but I'll just have to run the 8 lug hp 44 for this trip and just not sender as hard.
 
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