8.8 TTB

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Re: 8.8 TTB

Postby BDKW1 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:27 pm

Since hotobucket killed all the pics and there is no edit........

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I have all the mounts done, almost time to get busy on the final version fo the beams. I still need to go to the JY and grab an F150 front diff. It has been way to hot the last month to even think about doing that.

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Re: 8.8 TTB

Postby BDKW1 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:44 pm

Quick question, how long are radius arms usually? Just curios as I am mocking them up now.

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Right now the rears are 41" from the pivot to the center of the beam.

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Re: 8.8 TTB

Postby arse_sidewards » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:08 pm

The length of the beam would be the absolute minimum I'd go with. Longer doesn't hurt unless you go insane. I would try to make it pivot very close to the transfer case output to minimize plunge. For mine I welded a 24" extension to stock arms and then plated the living shit out of them. They've worked great.
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Re: 8.8 TTB

Postby funinthesun95 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:58 pm

this is going to be sweet.
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Re: 8.8 TTB

Postby BDKW1 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:56 pm

I got the blocks for the ball joints cut out at work the other day. Need a few more things to make sure they get all lined up right then it's on.

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Since I didn't know exactly how long they needed to be, I just made them really long and will cut off what I need.

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Re: 8.8 TTB

Postby SteveG » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:23 pm

I'm so looking forward to seeing this project come together.
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Re: 8.8 TTB

Postby ChaseTruck754 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:45 pm

I think we all are!
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Re: 8.8 TTB

Postby BDKW1 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:18 pm

Saved about 25#'s a corner buy going Wilwood Versus stock stuff.

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And it all fits! Just barely, but it does. Alcoas were not meant to go on IFS spindles.

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Re: 8.8 TTB

Postby BDKW1 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:27 pm

Cut, tack, measure, repeat.........

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But this might just work. It has 40* on the inside of a turn and 36* on an outside turn. Since a F150 CV will go 45*, turning radius will be fine.

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I almost didn't need to cut anything out on the bottom.

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So the final stack up has the WMS 7/8" farther in with the IFS spindle. Bottom ball joint was moved out 5/8" but it's farther down so not sure what it all actually works out to.
At ride height it should have 1.5* of camber with a 0* eccentric in it.
I may remake the bottom plates out of thicker material with a counterbore for the ball joint. Or I could just make about 6 pass's per side with the magic MIG..........

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Re: 8.8 TTB

Postby BDKW1 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:07 pm

Making some progress on the beams.

Gettin jiggy with it!

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So much for that new beam.

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The logo is upside down......

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I got a little carried away with the plasma cutter, there are some gaps in there. Nothing the magic MIG can't fill though. Full penetration bitch! Put a nice TIG weave over the top and no one will ever know.

Now I need to make up a dummy sliding axle to make sure everything is lined up before I burn it in.

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Re: 8.8 TTB

Postby BDKW1 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:12 pm

Some work on the spindles.

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The upper BJ will get gussets later on.

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Re: 8.8 TTB

Postby SteveG » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:04 am

Hell Yes! Will you be modifying the beam end for camber?
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Re: 8.8 TTB

Postby BDKW1 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:34 pm

SteveG wrote:Hell Yes! Will you be modifying the beam end for camber?


Sort of, since I had to put in a new lower mount due to the BJ location on the upright, I set the beam up at ride height and set the camber at -1* with a 0* eccentric. The new upper BJ mount on the spindle was set to keep the same KPI as a F150. I don't think it is as steep as the D44, but the bottom BJ is a lot closer to the WMS surface so who knows how it all stacks up LOL..........

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Re: 8.8 TTB

Postby BDKW1 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:36 pm

Lower BJ mount.

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