AoA Everyone !
I need your help with sincere advise.. i am about to rebuild my CJ5 . purpose of my rig
1) Moderate off roading . hunting , exploration of our nothern areas.
2) will be used as a 2nd vehicle not a daily driving machine
1) Max Flex
2) good Stability at 100 km/h on highways
3) moderate Ground Clearance for off road
1) |Dana 30 front , AMC 20 Rear with T18
2) 2B Toyota Engine
3) Stock 1.5'' leaf springs with 3.5'' Front shackle .
4) Gear ratio unknown
1)Mild vibrations frm the rear
2) high driveline angle
4) Bumpy ride
5) Over Responsive Steering
6) Spongy / Sensitive Brake Paddle
i need to know wht confirigations shall i go for to make my CJ good off road vehicle.
For starters you seem to be running narrower springs off of an early CJ5 / M38A1. CJ7 springs, even front ones are much wider... The thickness of the pack also appears excessive and probably results in a bumpy ride!
The shackle setup does not seem very promising either, but what I can't seem to understand is why the rear springs have been outboarded....
Most CJs normally have the leafs right under the frame while yours seem to be 2 or 3 inches outside the frame rails with a bracket. This I beleive is called outboarding the leaf springs and is usually done to fit wider axles. I cannot tell if you are actually running an AMC 20 diff at the rear or not, but in case you are, I would suspect that your frame is either an early M38A1 or in the extreme case a Willy's MB! I may be off-target here, but the outboarding seems unusual with stock axles...
The driveline angle is probably similar to my CJ7 and hence not over excessive as such, but from the pics the shaft seems fully welded and no spline (or whatchamaycallit) to allow some movement/play for axle moving back/forward! Please correct me if I am wrong!