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Jeep Commando\'s as parts donors?

I know everytime I am writing on here I am asking questions, but..... Tonight I passed a couple of Commandos that have been sitting for a while, does anybody know what axles were under the Commandos, would they work under my narrow 7 or 8, or would it be worthwhile trying to make 1 Commando out of the 2?

Also anyone have experience with the aftermarket frames? I think I may need 1 for a 7.

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Re: Jeep Commando\'s as parts donors?

It is always worth keeping a Commando alive-they are cool! Don't part them out unless you have to.
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Re: Jeep Commando\'s as parts donors?

Please the check the following link for more detailed information about possible Dana 44 swaps for a Jeep Short-Wheelbase <a target="_blank" href=http://www.off-road.com/jeep/tech/convaxle/d44.html>http://www.off-road.com/jeep/tech/convaxle/d44.html</a> Usually the Commandos that have Dana 44 rear axles after mid-1970 production have one piece 30 spline axles.
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Front axles were Dana 27s and rears were Dana 30s, I know sounds weird, and Dana 44s. Anything from 3.33 to 5.38 gears according to my Jeepster manual. 101" wheelbase so more room than a CJ. I'm sure the guys on the Jeepster board could give you a ton more info. They'd probably be interested in hearing about your find too.

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Re: Jeep Commando\'s as parts donors?

Only partially correct [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

The 66-71 JEEPSTERS came with D27 front and D30 rears with some later models having D44 rears with 2pc. axles.
The 72-73 COMMANDOS came with D30 front and flanged D44 rears in Narrowtrac width. These also came with 104" wheelbase, V8, TH400, PS,&amp; PB...the perfect offroad vehicle. Could be I'm a bit prejudiced...NAH [img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
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It depends on what year rig as to what axles are in it. FYI: '66's-'71's were known as Jeepster Commandos while '72's &amp; '73's were just Commandos, (we call these Bullnoses as the front end resembles a Bronco or Scout). '66's-'68's had closed knuckle Dana 27 fronts &amp; two-piece tapered Dana 30 rears. '69's-mid '70's had D-27 front and two-piece 19 spline D-44 rears. Mid '70's-'71's had D-27 fronts and one-piece 30 spline flanged D-44 rears. '72's &amp; '73's had open knuckle D-30 front end and one-piece 30 spline flanged D-44 rears. The axle widths are the same as the narrow-track CJ's of similiar vintage.
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