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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-31-2000, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Dana 30 front knuckles

Anyone know of anyone else that built a vehicle "stock" with a d30 front axle that the steering knucklesand brakes might work on a jeep? seems like i've seen them under old dodges or something like that. I'm looking for an entire brake set up to replace my drums on my original d30, but none of the bone yards around here have s*?t for jeep parts... any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Dana 30 front knuckles

I've got set of knuckles and spindles from a dana 30 with the big brake setup (six bolt caliper bracket). I don't have the
caliper brackets though.


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Re: Dana 30 front knuckles

Many D30 and D44 are basically the same from the knuckle out.(Can be swaped from one to another. The funnest thing about the 44 axle shaft is that it is the same diameter as the 30 from the ujoint out.)

First 76-78 CJ's used a Big Disc setup with 1 1/4 rotors. The parts needed to swap yours to discs are
1) knuckles- your knuckles do not leave enough space for the calipers
2) Caliper mounting plates- this bolted between the knuckle and spindle to hold the caliper
3) Rotors, calipers and pads 76-78
4) Hubs- Pre 82 6 bolt - your hubs do not have a flat back to hold the disc correctly. Disc brake hubs are flat on the back. You can convert yours with an air grinder and 20 minutes(I've done it twice)
5) Spindles- Drum and disc are slightly different. But basically you need to get the correct bearings to make either work with the hubs.
6) Lockouts on the end of the hubs- Your good if you still have the standard issue WARN drum lockouts that were used from 50? to 78.

Best part of all is I have what you need to convert to the Big Disc if your interested.

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Re: Dana 30 front knuckles

Just snag the front axle assembly from a Scout II ('75 to '80) and swap from the knuckle out. It already has the big brakes and 6 bolt hubs.

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