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Welding on new hangers/perches/outboard brackets?
I started this project about 3 years ago, and then got buisy with a bunch of crap and never completed the project. I am trying to swap out the stock axles from my 79 cj5 for a dana 44 from a waggy, and an AMC20HD from a full size cherokee.
After letting the project sit for 3 years I have forgotten must of the details about what to keep in mind. So if anyone has anything they can help with it would be much appreciated. My buddy the welding master is coming out tommarrow to weld on the perches hangers and outboard brackets. Is their anything I need to keep in mind when laying this out?
The back should be simple I think? Bolt in the new axle, use angle finder to set diff and tcase angle the same and weld the perches in place? Should the angle be exactly the same?
As for the fron, seems slightly more difficult, I had some sweet outboard brackets fabd up which I will weld to the frame, then clamp on the hangers and weld them in place. I guess just measure 10 times then weld once, to make sure it is all square and in the right place?
any advice or recomendations will be much appreciated.