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Re: YJ / \'79 F250 Axles, feasible swap?
The swap you speak of would make a pretty strong jeep. The NP 205 is a Huge Trasfer case, but is it also one of the strongest you find.
The axels will work, A D44 front, and 60 rear, are just about perfect in my little brain. But in your talk of swapping them you didn't say anything about making them any shorter. In their stock form they will be a lot longer than the YJ axels. They stock YJ axels are 60 inches WMS to WMS. The full size ford are somewhere around 70-74. If this would be a trail only Jeep that wouldn't be a huge deal, but unless you were running HUGE tires it would be pretty odd looking.
Oh yeah, I forgot to say welcom to the greatest short wheel base Jeep forum on the net.