99 XJ HD build

#1
So I have been in the stages of getting my xj ready for a cage and rear 4 link. Finally after getting things in order and getting some more tools I got around to it. First off I did an axle swap on it a few years ago. I put 78 F-250 axles under it (hp dana 44 and dana 60) they are geared to 4.10 and have a spartan and lockrite locker. The front suspension was home brew I dont remember it all my uncle helped me with it and I was at a point in my life where I wasnt keen on paying attention. Anyway on to the build so far.
The first thing I did was raised the gas tank just because I thought it would be a fun little project.
 

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After a little more playing around with measurements I got cutting on brackets and tabs. I did cut some tabs at work on the good machines and bought a couple to save some time. Fabbed a truss out of 3.5"x.5" flatbar. For the axle tabs i used 3/8"plate and brackets i used 3/16" plate. I cut the rear fenders a little bit haha. Got it on the tires and started completing the little things
 

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thenag

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#14
The uppers for the Clayton kit have a little bend in them to go around the floor, if you get to hitting the floor you could re-do your uppers with a little bend in them. If you want I can take a picture of mine.

I am not sure if you are planing a cross member between the two upper link mounts but it might be something to consider.

Seems like quick progress!

Nathan
 
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Thenag
I actually cut two holes in the floor so the uppers won't hit. I am planning a cross member once i get my drive line back. The little details are coming along haha.
Cv-92yj
i didn't cut the axles at all. The rear 60 just fits very well even with stock fenders.
 

thenag

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Thenag
I actually cut two holes in the floor so the uppers won't hit. I am planning a cross member once i get my drive line back. The little details are coming along haha.
Sweet RockMonkey cut his floor it seemed like it came out nice.

The Clayton kit I have the front crossmember with the transmission mount is removable, but the rear one is not and sometimes I wish it was. I have to get my np231/d300 twisted just right to get the rear yoke to go around the crossmember.

Nathan
 
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