Mr. Blaine,The flip brackets take advantage of a neat little aspect of control cables. A control cable only works when the housing is constrained by a bracket or mount with enough strength to withstand the forces needed to actuate the function and produce the end result desired. That means if the housing end moves, the cable won't be able to do its job. You can invert that and lock down one end of the cable and let the housing do the work with exactly the same function.
Since the movement, friction level, forces, and angles are identical to the stock functions, there is zero detriment endured by either the housing, cable, or cable ends. The only difference is which one moves and we've not had a single reported failure of any aspect of the system with 1000's in use.
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View attachment 379509Weather was pretty good today so I rolled the chassis outside to go ahead and weld in the new motor mounts after finding out the engine hoist I borrowed from my buddy won't reach out far enough to lift the HEMI in the frame... So off to HF in the morning to pick up their 2 ton hoist that reaches out about 16-18 inches farther and a couple of inches higher.. As luck would have it, they are on Black Friday sale this weekend.
I'll have to figure out which motor mount goes on which side of the motor. The Advance Adapters instructions don't specify which side..that would be handy for them to spell that out for you since they will both bolt up on either side..
Would like to use a separate transmission cross member like what Nashville TJ used. Maybe he'll let me know what he used since I couldn't find where he got the kit he welded up for his in his build thread.
Thanks for the info , nice to know what he did has been done before with success . I could see how it would work just fine but you never know what un seen problem can arise using something other than intended . So I guess you recommend them mounted that way and supply the parts to use the stock cables. Clever way to fix that problem and great that it works. It's wonderful that you have worked out all the problems for those who want a plug and play experience . Not everyone has fab skills and others don't want the hassle and you provide a good service..... much to be admired. I have a bit of an advantage fooling with these things being a collage educated automotive engineer ... got a few stories about that !
Nice chatting with you....William
It looks too nice , you need to take it in the woods and scratch it up a bit. 😃Sanded and painted the bumper, Raptor lined all mount areas, then put the rack on I had coated, touched up the paint, painted the bumper, installed the last bezel and fixed an annoying bump that turned out to be a parking brake line slapping a control arm-
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