Re: Replacement for AMC 20 rear axle
The Scout axle, even though it has the same bolt pattern, is about 8 inches wider. It isn't a bad swap if you do the front also. It might look a little strange with a widder rear track. My suggestion would be a Wagoneer front, it is a easier swap than a Scout front, more caster, to go with a Scout rear. If you go trough all that trouble, you might as well go full width 3/4 or 1 ton hardeware. It wouldn't cost much more, and you get wider axlez ( more stable ) and a stronger rear end, stronger front if you go 1 ton. One more option would be a 9 inch Ford out of a early Bronco, same bolt pattern, but still to wide if you don't swap the front. I still havn't made up my mind, but I am leaning towards a 1/2 ton Ford 9 or 8.8 inch rear, and a GM D44 front, converted to my CJ brakes and hubs.