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Offline Wingman

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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2014, 04:34:39 PM »
UPS *girl* dropped off this little 98 lb beauty...







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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2014, 04:56:12 PM »
Ooooooo
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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2014, 05:58:21 PM »
Trimmed and tacked on axle-side upper and lower control arm mounts



Looks like the rear shaft will be 17-18" with a <15* angle after the super short tail shaft

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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2014, 03:47:47 PM »
More Ruffstuff today.  Pinion guard, axle seals, clevis mounts, brake line brackets...


Fully welded the control arm mounts on the axle housing and spray-bombed.

Lower welds look OK.


Upper welds not great.  Hopefully "gorilla" quality.


And installed the axle seals...

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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2014, 04:13:01 PM »
Links!



...and some hand-crafted machining.


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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2014, 04:13:35 PM »
That is a sweet housing!


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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2014, 07:38:36 PM »
Took more than a month to get these...

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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2014, 01:19:39 PM »
Shed some weight by swapping to 3/4 ton calipers and rotors by using TMR brackets.  Only hitch was the need to drill out the rotor stud holes to 11/16".  Same plan for the front.

D44 rotor on the left, D60 rotor on the right


Teaser...

Offline etk300ex

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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2014, 05:18:16 PM »
How much weight?
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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2014, 09:03:23 PM »
I'll have to amass the parts and measure at some point.  I think I read about 41#/corner (rotor, caliper, bracket, pads).

Novak order arrived today.

Teraflex Low300 kit and Novak super short HD output shaft.


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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2014, 11:29:25 AM »
41/corner get out of town!
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Offline smichaelR22

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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2014, 11:54:08 AM »
ya deff on my weight reduction list for KOH! lol
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Offline gCracker

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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2014, 12:53:49 PM »
Quick research says 40lb overall weight reduction, not at each corner

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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2014, 08:40:31 AM »
Aaron is correct, 21# per corner.  (caliper bracket, rotor, caliper, no pads)  34# vs 55#.

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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2014, 08:59:19 AM »
Ill buy that
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