Rusty’s 4 inch lift install

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78 Arizona Chief
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Re: Rusty’s 4 inch lift install

Postby 78 Arizona Chief » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:54 am

On my brother's '88 wag we had to drop the fuel tank, cut off the 90-degree tabs on either side of the frame that the ebrake cables go through and then used angle iron drilled for the cable to pass through and then bolted the new 90-degree brackets to the frame roughly an inch rearward. There is enough slack in the threaded rod on the intermediate cable to accommodate that shift rearward. It provided all the extra slack we needed.
Kevin
1978 Cherokee Chief: Parents bought new. 360/TH400/NOS Quadratrac, 44's/ARB's/4.10's, SOA, Shackle Flip, Alcan Springs, Bilstein 5100's, 35" BFG KM2s, custom bumpers, 324,000 miles and counting...

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Re: Rusty’s 4 inch lift install

Postby 1979bettywhite » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:56 pm

78 Arizona Chief wrote:On my brother's '88 wag we had to drop the fuel tank, cut off the 90-degree tabs on either side of the frame that the ebrake cables go through and then used angle iron drilled for the cable to pass through and then bolted the new 90-degree brackets to the frame roughly an inch rearward. There is enough slack in the threaded rod on the intermediate cable to accommodate that shift rearward. It provided all the extra slack we needed.
Kevin


I think this is the best option out there. But I have not wanted to drop my tank yet to do it, lol. This should work to extend the housing enough to give enough slack.

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Re: Rusty’s 4 inch lift install

Postby RamJetFSJ » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:52 pm

Yep, that’s my plan also, next time the fuel tank is out (which means probably never).
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Re: Rusty’s 4 inch lift install

Postby Nikkormat » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:42 pm

Much appreciated!
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Re: Rusty’s 4 inch lift install

Postby NoLaFSJ » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:55 pm

78 Arizona Chief wrote:On my brother's '88 wag we had to drop the fuel tank, cut off the 90-degree tabs on either side of the frame that the ebrake cables go through and then used angle iron drilled for the cable to pass through and then bolted the new 90-degree brackets to the frame roughly an inch rearward. There is enough slack in the threaded rod on the intermediate cable to accommodate that shift rearward. It provided all the extra slack we needed.
Kevin


Thanks for the info. This sounds like the best solution and is the route I will most likely go. My tank skid plate could use a good cleaning/painting anyway and it would be nice to inspect/clean/ paint the areas behind the tank, so I may just take a weekend and sort it all out at once.

Anything else worth doing while the tank is out?


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Re: Rusty’s 4 inch lift install

Postby SJTD » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:21 am

Obviously replace the hoses and maybe the grommets on the rollover valves, etc..
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Re: Rusty’s 4 inch lift install

Postby HowardT64 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:24 am

One day mine will look like that :) Beautiful job!!!
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