Well, after taking almost 3 yrs off this project, I’ve gotten back to it.

Ordered the 3500# axle, 60″WMS to WMS only to find that the Moab wheels won’t work without modification. So, spares will work for the time being. I’ll get back to the Moabs when the solution in my head works.  :satansmoking: Also waiting on a custom built axle tie plate. Since trailer axles are usually bolted to 1 3/4″ or 2″ springs, there is nothing out there for this application when using the factory rear springs. They happen to be 2 1/2″ wide. I found a nice little mom and pop shop close to home that will make it for me. Should be ready in a day or so.



From this angle, it’s just about the right height on the stock XJ leaf springs. I keep reminding myself that it’s missing quite a bit of weight from it right now. No trailer tongue, no glass (which I have all 4 pieces of), no rear hatch on it . But still should be close to my 3″ lifted XJ. If not, I have an AAL just waiting in the wings! :finger:



Looks kinda funny with three colors. I’ll be checking into doing a chemical dip this week. I’m need to find out exactly where I need to replace what. And there are panels that I’m questioning.



As you can see, the axle is being held in place by ratchet straps while the tie plate is being made. Not the most elegant, but it’s only rolling around in the driveway or garage. You can see the holes. I have my work cut out for me.



Posted by mechanic, filed under Pumpkin. Date: September 28, 2007, 12:08 am | 2 Comments »

2 Responses

  1. kyro Says:

    Looking good mate,
    I know what you are going though i have done the same thing from the old xxxpedition XJ….

    Keep up the good work

  2. admin Says:

    Thank you kyro. It was actually your completion of xxxpedition that got me motivated again. I’m hoping to have this ready for spring. Time will tell 🙂