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    Been doing some research and found this...

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    Is this truly the right way to measure the actual lift on my Jeep?

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    Started the tear down on my 76 CJ5 and now noticing what appears to be the rear axle has been turned upside down?

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    Why would someone do this? What wast the Purpose of this?

    Any issue with this set up.

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    Drove the Jeep prior to tear down and seems to roll nice...

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    I'm guessing, but it looks to me like someone did a spring over lift on it. The different angle on the top pad would point the pinion up towards the transfer case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdofmemi View Post
    I'm guessing, but it looks to me like someone did a spring over lift on it. The different angle on the top pad would point the pinion up towards the transfer case.

    Completely agree. Upper spring perch is not stock. It was definitely added and Jeep at some point had spring over lift. Unless someone swapped the rear diff in from another Jeep. Does the front diff also have top mount spring perches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98XJ06LJ View Post
    Completely agree. Upper spring perch is not stock. It was definitely added and Jeep at some point had spring over lift. Unless someone swapped the rear diff in from another Jeep. Does the front diff also have top mount spring perches?

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    Yep- agree as well- No perches added to the front diff... so who knows what was going on..

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    If the true way of measuring lift is with the earlier pic i posted about measuring from the top of axle to bottom of line across top of leaf spring... then that would only put my jeep at 2 1/2" lift so would be no need to lower the Skid Plate/Transfer case an 1 1/2" right?


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    Your rear driveshaft angle looks pretty severe already. If you raise it back up, then picture it at full droop, it may bind the U joints.
    Worst case the slip yoke could either come apart, or not have enough engagement which could lead to stripped splines

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdofmemi View Post
    Your rear driveshaft angle looks pretty severe already. If you raise it back up, then picture it at full droop, it may bind the U joints.
    Worst case the slip yoke could either come apart, or not have enough engagement which could lead to stripped splines
    Appreciate the information/advice here... will leave it lowered as is. Other then the engine being tilted not seeing any other possible issues.

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    Any updates?

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    Sorry for my delayed response here...

    Yeah project is moving along now. Have the rolling chassis pretty much all set up and safe now.



    New Rear Cross Member- replaced Rear End due to original had some bad rust inside- New BDS Suspension/Shocks - New Skid plate/brace- new motor and trans mounts- replace two body mounts- New front bumper.




    Have new parts starting to roll in now- Gas Tank- Sender unit- All new Fuel and Brake lines-

    Now in the process of scrapping. wire wheeling to clean up the frame to prep for some Satin Black KBS coating.


    Was pretty much set on painting the jeep Red... but then i saw a pic of this beauty with the tan interior and seriously considering white now for sure.






    Should be ready to order the new Tub- Hood- Fenders- Winsheild Frame in the next 30 to 60 days from Willy's-Overland.

    Going to be a brand new jeep sort of- everything touch- cleaned- painted - replace except for Engine- Transmission and Drive shaft... all is great shape.

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    Nice progress. The white and tan does look good.

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