I SCREWED UP!!!!
OK Heres The Story (short version)
I had a set of Scout Axles i got for next to nothing so i wanted to use
them. I talked with a lot of folks online on how to get them under a CJ
with a SOA. Most of the people told me to shortened the LONG side EXACTLY
3" and then it would bolt right in. This WOULD have worked but i forgot to
tell everyone I talked to that i was using YJ springs and they give a total
of 1" more width (makes sense now).
I had the housing cut exactly 3" and had 6 degrees of caster added. All of
this was done by advice and totally the wrong thing to do. This was all
done because i was trying to rush it together to wheel before winter.
I went to get the ubolts made today at lunch and we realized that the
springs would not fit because the hole in the housing and so forth and
nothing will line up and the axle would be offset from center about 3/4" of
installed as is. Anyone family with the Dana44 housing know the hole i am
talking about (u bolt hole).
I just paid to have the gears and Detroit installed and now i have to redo
all of this all over again.
Lesson Learned: MAKE TRIPLE SURE on your measurements and Advice.
I will check these measurements this weekend in CT. and then I am going to
dissemable the axle and get it chopped another 1" if everything looks as if
everything will fit perfectly.
Thanks For All Your Help Guys
CJ7, T18, Dana20, Scout 44's F&R, Detroits F&R, 4:56 Gears, SOA, Hi-Steering, York, etc...