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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-06-2001, 01:07 AM
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Got a D44 Front today....

I made it to the local Pull-n-Save today and brought home a '76 Waggy Dana 44 axle w/ flat top knuckles for $70 total. I'm going to put it in my CJ, full width and SOA.

I understand that I'm going to have to outboard the springs on the frame rails, as well as grind the crap out of the passenger spring perch. Does know of a link for SOA and full-width Waggy axles on a CJ? All the ones that I have found have been for YJ's, saw one Scout D44 w/o pictures, and one Waggy D44 for a CJ had cut the axle down and didn't outboard the springs. I guess I just want to see some close up pictures and measurements. 2 inches outboard?

Also, if I can find Scout D44 outer axle shafts, I can use my D30 discs & hubs, correct?

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-Jay
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Re: Got a D44 Front today....

That's what I did. 2" worked great. $70 sounds great. I had to pay $250 (no u-pull-it had anything close). I got the steering linkage and spring plates to go with it. You will also have the right spindles to do the 5 on 5.5 conversion shown on JeepGod's site.



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Re: Got a D44 Front today....

do a search. it has been disscussed alot on this board in the past.

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Re: Got a D44 Front today....

So you found one there huh? That was me (CSP) on the Colorado board that recommended Pull-n-Save. You and I will have to get together and compare notes as I am slowly working on the same project. I took some digital pictures of some outbard mounts last Friday night and I would be glad to send them to you. These ones also incorporate a shackle reversal. Jeepgod's site has some info that may be useful to you.

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Re: Got a D44 Front today....

Im in the middle of the same setup

ive posted pics of my outboard hangers a few times.

itll take some grindind to go SOA on the wag axle.

a littel less ginding to go SUA with teh same axle in a CJ

here are some pics, if you have any other questions feel free to ask, or email, whatever, Ill try to help!




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Re: Got a D44 Front today....

I am doing the engineering to go SOA with Full Width Dana 44 on my flat fender. Please send me the photos of outboard mounts you mentioned.
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Re: Got a D44 Front today....

Ozark -

Do you have a picture of the rear hanger setup? The front one looks pretty good. Just 2 inches out, right?

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Re: Got a D44 Front today....

Snowtow -
I remember you posted that you were going to do this swap. I might have someone adjust the caster to compensate for the driveline angle a little more if I need to. I was told that there's someone in Denver that will cut and adjust the knuckles for $75.
I don't think I'm going to do the shackle reversal, though I have given it some thought. You're going to go high steering as well, right? Do you know if Avalanche still has the old $65 arms? I have a Chevy driver's side knuckle with the studs, so I just need to get the passenger side machined. It will probably be a while before I get everything set to do, probably another month or two. Just soaking in all the information I can get (as well as trying to come up w/ the money to further fund this).
Go ahead and send me those pictures of the mounts if you don't mind. [email protected]

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-Jay
Denver, CO
1978 CJ-5 258 Weber, 'glass body, 6.32 low Ford/Scout T-19, 2.46 low Scout/Ford/Jeep Dana 20
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Re: Got a D44 Front today....

Max - That's exactly what I needed. Thanks a lot!

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