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Damn 77 again

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MrArmyAnt, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. MrArmyAnt

    MrArmyAnt 1/2 ton status

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    Went to install the shock missing from the 77 I bought. It only fits if I turn it upside down, and then the large side is next to the frame and at full lock I'm pretty sure the casing would nail the frame. Is there some different shock we are supposed to run on the drivers side rear on a 14 bolt or was someone on crack when the angles for the axel were put on?
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Where'd the 14b come from ... a 2WD or 4WD truck?

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    move the shock mount on the axle tube up some.
     
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    dunno, i didn't do the swap. has a gov loc.
     
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    You can put a slight dent in the shock tube (not too deep) to clear the axle tube. It won't take much. BTW, that axle came out of a 4wd.
     
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    Yeah I found someon with spae rancho shocks and steering stabilizer, trading my discount on car audio for them. Saud shock tubes were of a smaller diameter and should work better. Brake line spot weld also came off... one more thing to add to the list. oh and the top is missing all but four bolts, makes loud slamming noises when it hits bumps on the road. looking to do xj steering swap but it appears wont work on this without more modifications, waiting to see if I buy the 87.
     
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    Good deal on the shocks. There's more bolts to the top in the console. It is missing a few but there is enough to space them out and hold it down good. I had just thrown the front ones in last time I had the top off cause I was too lazy to climb in the back. forgot to tell you. :doah:
     
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    That's cool. If i rotate the front of the axel some to get less of a downward angle on the drive shaft would it hurt anything?
     

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