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Leaf spring overhaul: bushings, bolts, pads, coating, shackles

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Not priming/painting them first was indeed a mistake; they're rusty, rusty, rusty!  But otherwise it was well worth the effort.  They're quiet and ride nice.  

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On 4/13/2019 at 8:51 AM, vw jeep guy said:

Can you help me with a build thread on converting my MJ from a under axle to an over axle and if its doable? thx

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Not sure what you're asking exactly...  

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I have a donor 97 XJ, so I’ll be installing a 8.25 rear axle. My question is...what needs to be modified on the rear springs to install the rear axle under the leaf springs 

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What you're looking at doing has been done many times. It's generally called a "Spring Over Axle" (SOA) swap, and there's tons of people who've done it on here wired some good write-ups. You don't do anything to the springs, per se. You  remove the axle, and weld new spring perches (brackets for the springs to sit on) to the top of the axle. If you're using an XJ axle, you'll still need to cut the perches off and put new ones on, as the spring spacing is different between XJ and MJ. 

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