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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-13-2001, 08:18 PM
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87 solid axle

anybody every done a solid axle conversion on a trooper?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-15-2001, 10:14 AM
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Re: 87 solid axle

Where are all the Isuzu fans coming from. I hope this site gets more traffic. It is hard being one of the few. You might want to go to 4x4outdoorwire. I think I have read about a solid axle swap.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-08-2001, 10:09 PM
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Re: 87 solid axle

here is one and it is for sale. he gives a detailed description of the conversion.


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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-14-2002, 09:52 PM
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Re: 87 solid axle

I am curently finishin one up.I used a dana44 out of a 84 Wagoneer,it the same exact width as the trooper rear and has 6lug wheels to match.Im doin it because Of the 350 in the engine copartment.I will tell you one thing, its a PAIN IN THE ARSE.I used the amc 20 rear out of it too and did a spring over conversion too. right now I need some shocks and a steering stabalizer to make it road worthy.One of the biggest problems was the steering linkage. I keeped the Izuzu steering box but had to move it foward about 3 1/2 ins. to clear the tie rod.I also had to get a longer drag link end with a smaller tapered end to fit the Izuzu pitman arm.The front spring mounts came out to be under the front bumper and the back ones are right wher the frame levels out behind the tire.I still need a link to keep the axel centered to the frame also.eventually i will be able to get out and do some wheelin and brake somethin, eventually.Well gotta go, feel free to ask any thing you want about it, its my baby.

post #5 of (permalink) Old 10-17-2002, 12:56 AM
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Re: 87 solid axle

i am just finishing one right now. its done except for front brakes. i used a toyota front axle with trooper springs. a spring over in the rear.high steer linkage.
tie rods that you can use are from a mid to late 70's ford 3/4 ton. it is the proper taper.
i have documentd it all at allterrainers.com bulliten board under tech/build ups "project straight axle" go and check it out
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