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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-06-2002, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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I recently bought a cj-8 and the guy I bought it from says the axles are from a chevy and I think thay are from a 73 to 79 wagoner jeep or Cherokee, so I have a couple of ?'s. Did all of the Dana 44 front axles have the vacume canster on the diff cover of the Quadra-Trac models ( This axle has no vac canster on it at all ). It has no lock out hubs on it and it has 6 lugs and the spring pads are on the bottem of the alxe tubes. Another reason I think it is a jeep axle is because the rear axle on the jeep is off set to the right and the springs pads are on the top of the axle. If I am not mistaken Chevy did not have rear off set axles and Wagoneer and Cherokee had SOA in the rear ( I think ).
Please corect me if I am wrong. If I left any thang out please let me know,
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Re: ? on axle

I take it that the reason there is no vac canster on the axle is because the axle is full-time? Can I put lock-out hubs on the axle so I can drive in two wheel drive? BTW I wont have Quada-Trac It will be D20.
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Re: ? on axle

those sound like standard Qtrack axles to me.

the front Qtracks never had the vac front axle system in the 70s, those cam in the mid 80s on another type od system they called Quadtrack also.

fron hubs just bolt onto the axle thats easy. youll either have to buy a part time kit or run it in emergency mode when you have the front hubs unlocked or it wont move.

youll need to swap the tranny output shaft to swap in a dana 20, they wont just bolt place of each other.

the Qtrack is the ONLY tcase thaqt wil bolt up where a Qtrack was originally

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Re: ? on axle

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Will I still have to run it in emergency mode even if I have the D20 as the transfercase ? Also I will be changing it to a 5 on 5.5 using ford/chevy parts. I am puting it in my 90 YJ with a 350/th400. Should I just get one with the lock outs on it or just use this one.
Anyway thanks for your help,
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Re: ? on axle

only emergency mode with a quadratrack.

the emergency drive switch wont do anything with a dana20!

that front axle is perfectly fine!
just slap some good strong internal hubs on it, and be done with it!

do you have proper output shaft and tailhousing for teh th400 to bolt to the dana20?

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Re: ? on axle

I havent got that far yet. I was thinking of putting an 304/th400/D20 or the 350/th400/D300. I have the 304/th400/D20 and the D300 but not the 350/th400.
Will the D300 bolt up to a chevy th400?
BTW My friend has the th400/Quadratrack so I wont be using it.
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Re: ? on axle

The vacuum switch was only in FSJ axles 83 and 84. It could be a front from either year and a rear axle from a 70's wagoneer or cherokee. It couldn't be a 83 or 84 rear D44 because those years had centered Model20. Another indication of FSJ axle is if the front SUA. I think the front vacuum switch requires vacuum to engage and I have heard of folks from ifsja welding this to engage permanately.
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