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Old 08-10-2018, 12:19 PM   #201
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I'm going to my shop today and will try to get some pictures of the heim joint setup on a car I'm building. The nice thing about the heim joints is that you can get them in a lot of sizes and varieties. They have rebuildable joints, joints with grease zerks, teflon joints, etc. The one I'm using is rated at 80,000 lbs. It's set up in just about the same way as the ball setup in "JSeery" 's examples, except that I have the heim directly below the pivoting cross piece in the U-joint.
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:51 PM   #202
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Thanks tubman .
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:45 PM   #203
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OK. Here are my pictures. You will have to realize that this is a stalled-out project because of some other stuff that came up. The frame is sitting vertically to save space. The rear end assembly is upside down in relation to the frame. The thing to look at is the bracket on the cross-member that accepts the heim. I put the preliminary rod into the bracket so you can see how it works. This setup uses a 3/4" chrome-moly heim. My previous build use a 1" regular heim, but a 3/4 chrome-moly unit is stronger than a regular 1" heim. (I couldn't find the proper 3/4" bolt to put in the bracket, so I used a 5/8" that was close at hand). I have a lot more work to do on this one, but it worked great on my old "T" bucket. The transmission mount is for a early fifties Ford OD transmission and, as I said, positions the pivot point on the U-joint about 3 " above the heim.
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Old 08-11-2018, 06:19 AM   #204
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Tubman thanks for the pics. Now I can go forward with my project. Thanks again.
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:04 AM   #205
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4WD vendors are are good source for these. I found this place that looks like it has a large assortment : https://www.barnes4wd.com/Barnes-4WD...ints_c_21.html.
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Old 08-12-2018, 04:28 PM   #206
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https://www.mcmaster.com/#ball-joint-rod-ends/=1e4mtjo Been looking here too. Thanks for the link.
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:55 AM   #207
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Here's an update showing the heim joins in with the ladder bars. now I need to figure out where the shocks go, any ideas?
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:08 PM   #208
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A view from the rear would be very helpful.
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:03 PM   #209
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Ok, here are the pics.
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:59 PM   #210
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Just curious as to why you stayed with the banjo rear end, every thing looks great. And well done. Al
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Old 01-15-2019, 03:04 PM   #211
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Most often done for the "look".
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:08 PM   #212
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Yes, I like the look. I did send it to Hot Rod Works to have them do the axle conversion. Old look on the outside, modern on the inside.
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:24 AM   #213
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I'm a fan of the 9in conversions. I have one with a quick change center section I built up, really like the look.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:40 AM   #214
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I'm a fan of the 9in conversions. I have one with a quick change center section I built up, really like the look.
I like the look of the quick change axles too.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:32 PM   #215
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Looks like you have the bases covered. Al
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:42 AM   #216
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I received this picture from the Boling Brothers showing how to set up the shocks on my set-up. Also they gave me a brief description on how to set the shock in place.
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:05 PM   #217
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Rear shocks are setup.
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