I'm trying to find a set of wagoneer axles from a 78 or 79 but the only thing I found at the scrap yard was a Scout 2. Does this have the same axles that I'm looking for or not likely? Or would the axles from a really old jeep(don't know what year) with a twin stick t-case and a straight 6 engine work?
One more thing, does anybody know how to tell if a wagoneer is a 78 or 79 and not some other year? Kind of like the vehicles made from 1980 - now have the 10th digit(letter) in the vin # representing the year.
What is so special about the '78 or '79 that you need these model years? Most Samurai owners look for earlier '70s models Cherokees or Wagoneers that used the Quadratrac 4x4 system. These models had narrow-track Dana 44s front and rear, and the rear pumpkin was off-set to the passenger side just like the Samurai.
I currently have a '75 Cherokee with narrow-track Dana 44s front and rear. It's not a quadratac though so the rear differential is centered. But if it's what you're looking for I'm only 8 hours away from you. I'd let the truck go cheap to get it outta my yard.
BTW this rig also has a T-18 4-speed. It's a very desirable upgrade tranny for CJ and YJ owners. The first gear ratio is somewhere in the neighborhood of 6:1.
I want a 78 or 79 because the axles from these years are exactly one foot wider then the stock sami axles. I found a set of the narrow track ones but I would like to go with the widers ones for a better stance and look.