CJ7 Build Page 26

Axle Bumpers re-installed
Figure 99

Figure 99. The J5355483 Cushion Bumpers are re-installed. The original backing plates were not usable. A set were procured from Ebay, as new ones are not available. They are not perfect, but they will work. The bolt holes were tapped out to clean out any rust and new grade 8 bolts were used to attach them.

Rear through frame brake fittings
Figure 100

Figure 100. The rear brake lines are being routed differently than the stock configuration. To keep things as clear as possible, the lines are being routed through the frame with the fittings shown here. These Stainless Thru-Frame Brake Line Fittings, 2-1/4-2-3/4 Inch were acquired from Speedway Motors, and are stainless steel with 1/8 female pipe threads on the inners side of the frame and 3AN on the wheel side of the frame for the brake hose. These are for the rear brakes, the front ones, Stainless Thru-Frame Brake Line Fittings, 1-1/2-2 Inch are narrower.

Removing axle mounted brake lines
Figure 101

Figure 101. All the old brake lines are being removed from the differential housing. This will keep them from damage and snagging on anything. It looks a lot cleaner too.

running brake lines on top of frame
Figure 102

Figure 102. The main brake line for the rear is run on top of the frame rail. Since there will be approximately one inch of body lift with the fiberglass tub, there will be more than enough room for the line. Gravel guard will be added later for the portions of the line that go around the shock and down on the gas tank crossmember. This is 1/4 inch stainless steel tube, we want to have plenty of brake fluid for the rear disc brakes.