im real interested in this,
how much do you think (ball park) this kit is going to run?
is it going to be a bolt on kit or require welding?
This is where I could get myself in trouble. But I'll say that I'm hoping it will be under $2K. This will include new axle brackets, track bar, track bar brackets, shock mount brackets, extra long radius arms, and radius arm mount brackets. I will probably offer shocks and extended brake lines as well. I may even offer a new driveshaft with the kit. I want to offer an easy kit with everything needed so you don't have to go searchig for other stupid little parts. I never understood offering something when the end user still has to go out and buy something else to make it work or be legal.
The kit will not require any welding it will be all bolt on and very easy to install. All the measurements and geometry will be built into the kit so you bolt everything on and go. There may be drilling required for the radius arm frame brackets. Other than that I expect it to be all bolt on. I hope to make it so easy that it could all be installed in under 3hrs (assuming the stock suspension is already removed of course).
When I swap in my 60 I am going to make it as clean and simple as I can, that thing just looks way to busy IMO.
I don't disagree with you. But as you know there are alot of things that need to happen on the passenger side. It's easy to make things small and compact when you are doing it for yourself and don't need it to have much adjustability, not to mention welding.
But this is designed with all measurements built it including, stock suspension height (spring seat is same height as stock above axle so a 6" lift spring still gives 6" of lift) adjustability of caster, two choices of axle location forward of stock, adjustablity of lift height, track bar bracket built in and adjustable, excellent ground clearance, standard 2.63" bushing/heim mounting width for axle radius arm mounts, shock mounting tabs and mounts for future coilover upgrades. All this while being bolt on, no welding required for use on either the 78-79 D60 or the 86-98 D60. That is alot to accomplish in one bracket.
oh, so they are meant to work with the arms you're making (or have made?) I gotta say that it's gonna be pretty cool too have this stuff available to those that may want it. I know it's gonna have to be $$$$ in order to make it worth it to you. I'm a cheap a$$, but I would still spring for something like that it if wasn't too much (and if I went coils, which I never will)
Yes the kit is a full kit with our radius arms being used. Yes this stuff is not cheap to design and build. But it makes it easy and affordable for the novice wrencher to do it themselves in their garage without any fancy tools or equipment. I believe there is quite a bit of value in that.