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Old 09-18-2013, 06:16 PM
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I had a C rock one but you needed to add washers to run a durango box. (bigger) - So I fabbed up my own, used 1" round on the lathe. Boom done.

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Old 09-23-2013, 08:26 PM
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Wanna make another? Haha
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Do you have measurements for the locations of the holes? Or did you just fab it to fit?
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Good job, I'll possibly be stealing this idea when I do my durango swap. That and possibly a brace across the front end to the pitman arm spindle on the steering box.

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Do you have measurements for the locations of the holes? Or did you just fab it to fit?
I presume he just took the old spacer, marked holes onto a flat plate that's cut to shape, and weld some 1" round on it.
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Good job, I'll possibly be stealing this idea when I do my durango swap. That and possibly a brace across the front end to the pitman arm spindle on the steering box.

I presume he just took the old spacer, marked holes onto a flat plate that's cut to shape, and weld some 1" round on it.
That would work. I was thinking of getting some short sections of all-thread into the holes, putting the right size tube stock over the threads, butting a plate against em to tack em on, remove and finish welds, drill holes.
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yep, had the OEM spacer, used that to mark the holes.

I actually had the front unibody frame from an XJ that I used to mock up bumpers... I checked it for fit and hole locations off of that. Its all good.
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Originally Posted by JerrytheJeep View Post
That would work. I was thinking of getting some short sections of all-thread into the holes, putting the right size tube stock over the threads, butting a plate against em to tack em on, remove and finish welds, drill holes.
if you have a drill press that would be a good way to go.
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if you have a drill press that would be a good way to go.
My life would be so much better if I had a drill press haha or an actual marking set. Between a tape measure, a sharpie, center punch and my luck, id be fortunate if I could drill a hole within 1/8" of where I wanted it. I wish I had all these ideas when I had a full shop at my disposal in high school.
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on the "2DO"list!!! what year durango sb are you using?
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Originally Posted by JerrytheJeep View Post
My life would be so much better if I had a drill press haha or an actual marking set. Between a tape measure, a sharpie, center punch and my luck, id be fortunate if I could drill a hole within 1/8" of where I wanted it. I wish I had all these ideas when I had a full shop at my disposal in high school.
LOL.

I totally hear you.
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Originally Posted by JEEPsk8 View Post
on the "2DO"list!!! what year durango sb are you using?

Just a Durango I found at the Junk yard. I donno 99??
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