HAVE A 60 WITH A REALLY SHORT AXLE TUBE LENGTH? TRYING TO USE A BIG JOINT ON YOUR LOWERS BUT CAN'T FIT IT?
THESE LOWER LINK AXLE BRACKETS ARE SPECIFICALLY MADE FOR FORD AND DODGE 60'S THAT HAVE ONLY 3 INCHES OF AXLE TUBE ON ONE SIDE.
These are angled in at 10 degrees for lining up with the frame side bracket.
ARTEC INDUSTRIES LINE OF FABRICATION BRACKETS
OUR VISION - Offer a better looking bracket AND make it work better too!
With our new line of brackets, we want to introduce a better looking product that has that custom one-off look AND solve some of the issues that have plagued some of the generic brackets on the market, thus making them function better. Some common features that you'll see among our new brackets are: better access to grease fittings, bottom protection of the joint on lower link brackets, designs that make the bracket look like it was designed to be there from the beginning rather than just a piece of metal slapped on later, etc. Below are some of the highlights for this particular bracket that set it apart from all the others.
2.625" mounting width with 9/16" bolt hole for common sized Cartridge Joints (Johnny, Flex, Ballistic, etc). Can be drilled out to larger hole size for 1.25" rod ends with spacers.
Made from 1/4" thick boxed steel plate for strength and impact resistance.
Grease fitting access on top to allow easy maintenance of your most abused joint.
Skid plate of bottom of bracket wraps around joint protecting it from direct impact and decreases premature wear on the joint. This leads to longer life and less replacements. Skid plate design does not restrict movement of joint.
The STYLE of the bracket gives a unique, custom one-off look you'd get with a high dollar fabrication shop. No more brackets that look like modified pieces of angle iron or c-channel, but rather formed pieces of artwork to show off.
NOTE: SOME MINOR GRINDING ON THE CASTING AND BRACKET MAY BE NECESSARY TO FIT.
Warning: Installing this product requires Welding and Fabrication skills, If you are not confident in your abilities to complete this task please have this installed at an qualified off-road shop .
Tools required: Safety glasses, Socket Set, Wrench Set, Torque wrench, Angle Finder, Cutting tools ( Example : sawzall, grinder, plasma cutter, cutting torch, ) Welder, Jack, Jack stands, Wheel Chocks.
Please take inventory of parts, Call Artec Industries Immediately if you have incorrect or missing components @ (855) 278-3299 M-F 8am-5pm MST If outside of those hours please send us an Email at Sales@ArtecIndustries.com
Loosen your lug nuts on the rear wheels (do not fully remove them)
Place wheel chocks at front wheel of the Jeep, Jack up the rear of the Jeep and Securely place the Frame onto Tall Jack stands and axle onto shorter Jack stands .
Remove the Lug nuts and wheels from vehicle. Completely remove the lower control arm from the vehicle (We recommend only working on 1 side of the vehicle at a time.)
Cut off your lower control arm mount from the axle and grind the area smooth to prep for welding.
Place the lower control arm mount on axle in desired position for your build and tack weld into place
( Some of these mounts are side specific, so ensure they angle towards the center of the vehicle 10/22 degree brackets only )
Optional : For greater ground clearance rotate up
Spray the LCA bracket with a self-etching primer and paint.
Reinstall the Lower Control Arm axle side first then install the frame side of the arm, Install the bolts and nuts finger tight at this time !
Step 9 :
Repeat Steps 5-8 on the opposite side of the vehicle
Install the wheels back on the vehicle and tighten the lug nuts (do not torque them yet)
Use the jack to raise the Jeep off of the jack stands and remove them from under the vehicle Then lower the Jack .
With the vehicle on the ground Torque the lug nuts to manufacturer spec
Torque the Lower control arms If you have Aftermarket arms refer to the arm manufacturers specs (most adjustable arms will have a spec around 90ft lbs)
Check bolts for tightness after 50miles or a few trips off-road (whichever occurs first)