verifying stuff needed for 6 to 8 lug conversion..
i've been doin' some searching for a 6-to-8 lug conversion on my waggy d44, and i just wanted to verify these were the things i needed: i believe i can re-use my existing spindles since those are the "big bearing" spindles.. so all i really need are the hub/rotor from a '75 chevy, caliper bracket(can't reuse my old ones, since the 8 lug rotors are larger), and calipers/pads.. lockout hubs can still be retained..all should bolt together, correct? i wasn't too sure about the caliper, since some people claim that you need to grind more off of some than others, if you decide to run a 15" 8 lug rim.. any ideas?..
couple more questions..
1) while searching, i found a thread about spindle spacers(in between the knuckle and the spindle).. i don't remember my d44 waggy having them when i disassembled it.. is this normal?
2)how do you read the date printed on the axle? i have the following #s: 5 10 2 8 A 610140 7
i 610140-7 is the BOM #, which tells me that its a 81-85 waggy/cherokee axle.. the others are supposed to be the date mfg'd.. 5/10/?? .. 82?.. no big deal, but was curious what specific year it was..(came with man. lockouts and no vacumm disco on a grand waggy)