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Old 07-30-2016, 06:19 PM
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Well the first bracket set was just not what I wanted, so I ended up with this setup today. I like it much better, more room for the PS pump below it.
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:03 AM
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Moved on to getting the front axle under this and the radius arms and mounts made. Yes its a little wide but I plan on running 17x8.5 wheels with 4.75 backspace. Add some 3" flares and go for it. Front wms is ~67, rear is ~62, stock was just over 60". I wanted to get this baby as a roller at ride height to verify steering box location so I could mount it and the panhard brackets, start looking at shock and bumpstop mounting, etc.



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Old 09-08-2016, 09:49 PM
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Little more work done on this. Working on getting the front reinforcement plates welded on, they seemed to need a little trimming. Then I moved on the get the drag link and panhard bar mounts done. I modified a Ruff Stuuf outside frame mount for the upper panhard bar mount and have it sit more under the frame. So much welding to do on those plates. Now I need to get the 14 bolt rolled/moved underneath and bolted up just to see where everything is at.



This is what it looks like probably close to ride height.
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:29 AM
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Well I got the rear axle rolled under today. You just gotta love the width of a 14B C&C, these are 33-12.50 x15's on 4" B.S. wheels. Springs are RE 4.5 HD units. Had to trim a couple inches off the RuffStuff supplied U-bolt that came in their 14B disc swap kit. Also a good side shot of true ride height front is set so the 33's would slide right on barely, looks like the front needs another inch of so.


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Old 09-12-2016, 11:00 AM
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:21 AM
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Radiator mount I tackled next, yes I'm a spaz and jump around. ADHD I think, squirrel!!!!!
So I bent up a piece if 1/8" flat to act as the lower mount and I'll weld into the front. I notched the body on both sides to get it to drop in. Then I dropped the radiator from Novak into place to be sure it would clear the hood. I'll have to tip it back just a little but success.


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Do you have enough room for the intake tube elbow and fan? That space was pretty tight on my Nova. I ended up using a Spectre 97992 mandrel bent aluminum elbow. There are also slightly tighter silicon elbows available if need be.

I considered lowering my radiator to make space for an over-the-radiator cold air intake. I decided it wasn't worth the time for me. Did you consider something like that?
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Old 09-22-2016, 12:28 PM
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Do you have enough room for the intake tube elbow and fan? That space was pretty tight on my Nova. I ended up using a Spectre 97992 mandrel bent aluminum elbow. There are also slightly tighter silicon elbows available if need be.

I considered lowering my radiator to make space for an over-the-radiator cold air intake. I decided it wasn't worth the time for me. Did you consider something like that?
I don't think the elbow for the intake will be an issue, I've seen many pics of this motor swap in XJ's and it fits well. Cooling will be 3 electric fans two on thermostats set at different temps. I can't go any lower with the radiator because of the 1 ton PS box, I'm at around 1" clearance above it right now.
Thanks for the info on the Spectre part.
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Old 10-01-2016, 12:58 PM
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Well I finally had time to get the PS pump mount plates cut and pump mounted. Need to figure out the finally mounting for the idler pulley.
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Radiator lower mount done, I cut out the body and welded in some 1/8" steel for the ends and then bent up a piece of 1/8" steel for the crossmember.

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Old 11-03-2016, 08:58 PM
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Under the guidance of The Bandit I bought radiator hoses today, we shall see how they fit in a Jeep LS swap. They look pretty close even in real life.
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Hope they work out. If not you can always make coat hanger versions and take them to the parts store to find a match.
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Hope they work out. If not you can always make coat hanger versions and take them to the parts store to find a match.
I was going to do that til I saw your setup. Well we shall see. Thing is finding a parts guy you will look on the ack or kept you look on the rack.
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3 Seats mounted. The back seat is a PRP Lite for my granddaughter.
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Looks awesome. I like the relocation brackets for the PS pump and Alt. I need to do something similar on my build so may need to borrow this idea.
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Looks awesome. I like the relocation brackets for the PS pump and Alt. I need to do something similar on my build so may need to borrow this idea.
No problem. The stock stuff just wouldn't work so I spanked a set out just the way I wanted.
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Shifters in position and more of the cage getting done. I gotta say, BendTech just plain works.
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Old 03-05-2017, 12:05 PM
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Nice! I have just got my bender setup. Looking forward to putting bend tech to the rest.
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Just a little more done today.
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