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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-10-2002, 07:59 PM
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44 front swap

I'm putting a wagoneer 44 under my CJ only thing is that the wagoneer is 6 lug and want 5 on 5.5 for wheels to fit. Need suggestions on what truck to take outters from. Scout out of question because I have 6 bolt spindles and the knuckles I want to keep because they are flat tops. Want to try F150 so brakes match with proportioning valve but F150 has 5 bolt spindles. Please help.
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Welcome to the forum,there is a lot to learn here.Please fill out your profile so we may answer your ?'s easier.Do a search under JeepGod and check out his site it can answer most of your ?'s.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-11-2002, 09:35 AM
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Don't quote me on this but if you don't mind a little smaller brakes(if my memory serves me)you could use dana 30 outers. They should have 6 bolts spindles. If you are lucky you might be able to find a set with large brakes.
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I just finished with the same project. What I did was use my D30 knuckles with the Waggy; spindle (6 bolt), capliper backing plate w/capliper, 78 bronco hub and rotors. I got "new" hub and rotors 5 X 5 1/2 from NAPA for $33.43 a set(Part # UTS 4886297) and they are NEW, they fit the Waggy spindle using BR37 inner and BR35 outer bearings, no need to change your axle stub shafts.
The best thing is:
1. Keeping all Wagoneer parts except hub and rotors.
2. No replacing stock stub axles shafts w/aftermarket parts $$$$$$.
3. Only little grinding on D30 knuckles to get caliper to fit (none if you use the Waggy knuckles). I clocked the caliper at about 9:30-10:00 O-clock.
4. Use D30 knuckles to keep CJ steering setup, I plan on going high steering setup next year at which time I plan on changing back to the Waggy flat top knuckles.
5. No need to change brake lines.
6. Parts are easy to locate.
7. Use internal locking hubs.
8. I hate NAPA up hear, but sometimes they have good prices.

Hope this helps, drop me a line if you need some more info.
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