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CJ SOA questions and concerns
I am planning out my next project, a SOA and axle swap. I am wondering what all I will need to complete this.
The jeep is a 79 CJ5, 360, t18, I will be running a model 20HD and a Dana 44 up front.
My main concerns are steering and drivelines. When I go SOA I assume I will need new drivelines. I have read that it is a good idea to go with a cv in the rear. I also read that a front driveline of a waggy will work for this? True? I do have one, I also assume that the length will have to be changed by a driveline shop. What about the front, can I lengthen my CJ shaft? If not what do I do? And how much can I expect to pay for the driveline shop work?
Steering- Can I use a drop pitman arm or should I go with a high steer setup? What is needed for a highsteer setup? and how much can I expect to shell out for that?
Other then that- spring perches, brake lines, shocks, stock wrangler springs, front hangers and shackles, ????? what am I forgeting?
Also this is not my daily driver, but I do drive it on the street sometimes. Will axle wrap be a problem?
Thanks for your help