Installed the Spring Hanger Brackets...
The rear shackles were set at 23 degrees which equates to 1 inch offset from the bottom to the top hole of the shackle.
Some more welding and grinding/cleanup left to do..
Modified the U-bolt Plates to a accept the polyurethane bump stops.
Also finished up welding and cleaning up the frame.
Left to do on the frame is:
- Weld frame portion of shock mounts.
- Weld expanded metal to deck.
After that I think it will be good to go the the powder coater.
I laid out the brake cable to get an idea of how I am going to run it.
Anyone else relo their parking brake and cable or go with something completely different that works better/easier? Pics?
Just looking for ideas..
I was going to install one on either side near the rear of the frame and use a tongue jack with a wheel near the front of the frame.
I think this will be fine and that I do not need one on all 4 corners of the frame.
Does anyone have the same setup up on their m416 or m100 and are 3 jacks fine or is one on each corner better for some reason?
I'm just thinking of stability with a rooftop tent, I want to avoid movement of the trailer while in the tent.
Ended up putting a round trailer jack receiver on each corner, made two from some 2inch tube I had. Now I can choose which corner(s) to put jack(s) on. I still have only 2 jacks, but pending on how it goes I may pick up two more.
Also bolted up the brackets I made for the Wrangler taillights. I am going to use some 97 Wrangler taillights I had laying around for now. If the lights end up getting destroyed down the road I may go with recessing LED's in the rear frame.
Now to set up some type of anti-sway bar that can be quick disconnected, there are several ideas I am thinking of, I'll see what happens. That will be the last step before the frame goes to the powder coater....
Finished welding on the mounts for the trailer jacks and friction sway control.
Clocked the pivot bracket (made a new one) for the brake cable a little more and bulked up the bracket (Original on left, New on Right in pic below).
Sprayed some rubberized coated on the bracket for good measure.
The frame is now officially ready for the powder coater.
Now a day off work without rain would make it much easier to throw the frame in the back of the truck and get it to the powder coater.