It's the same Jeep. (i've moved from florida to pennsylvania and changed my windshield sticker from "white sands jeep club" to PA Jeeps", i've also got tired of the other stickers on it) if you have any doubt look through the softtop at the rollcage (mine is one of a kind)
I'm still planning on running my 36" buckshots on the 15 x 10 chrome rims, (i made these 16" wheels with the used tires just to make it "very legal" to pass the PA state inspection) i've debated getting some Q78 x 16" swampers but how many sets of tires can i own?
Oh Ya, that's the same axles, exactly speaking, the front is a narrowed 3/4ton '65 ford closed knuckle Dana 44. has 19-spline shafts with the 4.56 gears and open diff. it came with. (initial cost $75.00) the rear is a '71 dodge 3/4ton truck Dana 60 rear that came with an open diff, 4.10 gears and 30-spline axles. (intial cost Free/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif) have put acouple $ in it lately.
as far as my brakes, all 4 are the drums that came on the axles, (i turned the drums and replaced EVERYTHING else) i then got a 1-ton ford pickup master cylinder and ground it down to fit my factory YJ booster. they don't work as good as i want them to yet, seems like to much front brake. i need to do some more research about proportioning valves and stuff.
my opinion on wheels is to test fit a 15" and 16" to see what you want to go with, besides caplipers you might have tierod clearance problems also.
also i would do the axle swap along with your SOA all at once. (you already going to be moving the spring perches and shock mounts, also steering will change with a SOA vs. SUA)
last thought, maybe do the rear with SUA first and then the front axle and SOA later.
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