Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: San Diego, CA
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Re: ??\'s for those who have swapped thier axles - long
I should definitely post a reply since I did the same thing. I went with a '76 waggy converted to 5 on 5.5 ford hubs. My wheel mount to wheel mount ended up being exactly 61 1/4".
In the back I have a EB ford housing (actually a full size van HD ford 9" cut down and billet ends welded on) at 53 3/8" housing flange to flange. I went with something that you can buy off-the-shelf wheeling parts for. I went with the warn full floater for an early bronco and it made the wheel mount to wheel mount 59". I think it looks right. So many vehicles come this way stock. I can do U-turns almost anywhere.
I used the two axles for easy to buy spare parts. I converted the back to disc brakes using warn caliper brackets, caddilac calipers, and CJ front rotors. I am completely happy with the results.
I even bought a second waggy front end for spare parts (tie rod/drag link, ball joints, axles, cover, yoke. I have the spindles and flat tops if someone is interested.