Bronco Forum - Full Size Ford Bronco Forum banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,239 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
These came to be while searching for a good way, I ran into one of my competitors making something with the same idea but only done halfway. We finished the job and made them the way they should be made, made to last and take the abuse rock crawling can dish out. You can see how they are angled front and rear to avoid hanging up on rocks and how they are reinforced to take the pounding too!



These weld on both the side and bottom of the frame for greater strength and the end caps completely box the structure for maximum impact resistance. These would work equally well as lower link mounting positions on either the inside or the outside of the frame and thats why we make them both 4.5" & 7" long for the flat bottom surface. Also, being 1/4" thick helps a bit:D
 

·
aka: kemicalburns
Joined
·
7,858 Posts
for running different leaf springs correct?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,239 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
That and other things......

for running different leaf springs correct?

We are going to use them on an FJ40 next week to inboard the lower links to get more triangulation but we just finished them and none are in use yet. The idea is simple so no testing was needed, just a way to make them.

They have 4 bends in them and like to get stuck on the dies so they are a little higher than I'd like but the small (4.5" x 4.5") are $55 a pair and the large (7" x 4.5") are $60 a pair. We should be able to bring the price down as we make more......

The whole idea was to get away from the gussets from hell syndrome, by buliding the shape with one piece you can be much stronger and way better looking. The uses can be pretty interesting, I think the longer are better suited for Lower link applications and the shorter for springs and maybe crossmembers?

The second pic shows the view as it would be from the bottom, the 1st pic shows the shape.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top