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Thing7
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:10 pm    Post subject: Front beam?? Reply with quote

Anyone know what this front beam fits? It's not for a Thing correct?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Front beam?? Reply with quote

Just a modified bug beam, not Thing specific but could be made to work. You would have to swap out the lower arm, and maybe the top, (not sure,) if you wanted the run a Thing spindle, otherwise you'll end up with a lowered front end. The tabs would need to be welded on if you wanted to run the stiffener brackets, but they aren't strictly necessary. The adjusters are not a stock item, and with them on there you'd for sure want to check if it had been narrowed any. I suppose it just depends what you're going for and how much effort you wanted to put in.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Front beam?? Reply with quote

That beam does not have shock towers.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:03 am    Post subject: Re: Front beam?? Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies. It was a local item that I figured would be good to have as a backup if it fit my Thing but not worth having if it would involve that much work.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Front beam?? Reply with quote

Crap I must be spending too much time with dropped bugs. I figured it might be a little short but yeah look, they just cut the ends off. Oops.
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