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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-23-2005, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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waggy Axles conversion.

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so i feel like a real dumby and proabaly should have been here 2 years ago to save myself a whole lot of crazy parts fabrication. When it comes to wagoneer axles that i just removed. what is the best way to convert the streering rod. the former DUDER cut and rewelded the peices together one in front of the other. There must be a better alternative to having it look cheap and flimsy. Then again if it gets the job done!! right. but is there a part from a scout or something that would fit better? anyone anyone? anyone anyone?

again thanks for all the help

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Re: waggy Axles conversion.

so far, it sounds sceeery. Any pics?
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Re: waggy Axles conversion.

Seems like I read in another post that your removing the Waggy housings in favor of stock axles, correct? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

Since you don't mention *what* axles your going back with OR whether it's the draglink or tierod you seek... there are many vendors for some beefy replacements.

BigDaddy Offroad, GoFerIt!, & CarolinaRockShop are some of the vendors offering complete kits. PoisonSpyder & MORE offer components to make you own. Krage, Omix-Ada, & others offer OEM replacements...
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Re: waggy Axles conversion.

here is the deal. i have the axles off, i replaced them with 79 cj axles to keep the 33x12.50 tires under the fender flares. this will fail you. anything that doesn't resmble or is stovk will fail inspection for tags. The drag link is the piece i beleive needs to go. from the steering box arm to the axle this is the jimmy jammy. Iwill check those sights. thanks a bunch.

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Re: waggy Axles conversion.

Parts mike also custom builds them, reasonably, but If I were putting the stock set up back in I would hit NAPA and buy a replacement.
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Re: waggy Axles conversion.

just get wider fender flares... or make some that cover the tires... then you will pass inspection..
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Do a search on here for lawn edging flares.
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Re: waggy Axles conversion.

I chopped a Waggy axle down to fit my 86 CJ7 (it already had a Dana 44 in the rear). If you don't mind going wide, I think that's the easiest (don't have to bring it back to 5 on 5 1/2"). If you go narrow, you can do the steering using the old Waggy components, but it is tight. I used a pitman off of a '70s Dodge PU truck (I had to search for a tie rod end and filed the number away... ask if you want it) and cut down the Waggy componets, Ground down the ends so the sleeves would fit and welded them (one end is adjustable, one ist not). Probably not the best, but when you look at what came off with the D35, I can't imagine that I will ever have a problem.
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