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    Wondering if one of our machinists might be able to make some steel caster shims for me? Probably looking at something like a 4 degree shim, 1.75" wide and a few inches long (whatever the spring pad length is that I need to measure). If anyone has these or can make them - drop me a PM with info (including cost - would just need a set of two).
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    Morris 4x4, Summit Racing, and Northridge should have them if you can’t get them made locally.
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    Finding them in steel now days is the hard part.
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    dieseldoc previously posted:
    "Finding them in steel now days is the hard part."

    yup - that is the problem


    Looks like a machinist friend from the early cj crowd is making a few sets for other members this week and will add a set in for me.

    Now the question is whether I want to go to Casper WY to buy a $300 cj6 with no drivetrain...For $300 its hard to go wrong...and some of the early cj members have offered me the $300 just for the unique ventilating windshield. Would basically be a free jeep to build into a custom project. I see a full build project with frame boxing, axle swap, sbc with a sm465 mated to....hmmm? free gets expensive quick!
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    You could also build a trailer to match your rig.

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    Easiest thing might be to purchase these and narrow them to fit.
    https://www.4wheelparts.com/Suspensi...t_pn=R/ERE1467
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    One of these sets is mine - already in the mail. Made by a machinist connection through the early cj forum.

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    Pic not here.....shows on the email to notifyand won't let me view....need to be loved in it says
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    Hey man I just found these in the garage; totally forgot I had them. I made them about 20 years ago for the Scout after my SOA. They are ~4.5 degrees and are yours for the taking if you want them.









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    Thanks doink...I will let you know but expect the ones I got coming should work perfectly.
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    Can you all see the photo? I can see it fine on my mobile and computer. ..but brandon couldnt so not sure if there is an issue.
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    FINOCJ previously posted:
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    Sounds good, wish I would have came across these earlier.
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    I don't see any photos from you James.
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    FINOCJ previously posted:
    "Can you all see the photo?"

    No.

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    Ok - thanks for letting me know. Reloaded my through my normal pic hosting site. should work now.
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    Pics work now.
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