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Wagoneer 44\'s

I have a 78 wagoneer and would like to use the axels in my M38 rebuild. I know tthat the axels are longer but how much more will go beyond the fenders and what other considerations should I think about? Anyone who has a thought on this please respond.

80 CJ5, 52M38
 

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Re: Wagoneer 44\'s

Im planning to put some into a 77 Cj5
i have them rolled underneath, and they arent THAT much wider, but keep in mind the BODY is off of my frame...

maybe 5-7 inches wider tops...just right in my opinion..
CJ wide track axles are too narrow, this will make it handle,climb, and look just right!

I hope...

OzarkJeep
77 CJ5, in a bunch of sanded and primered pieces
 

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Re: Wagoneer 44\'s

I'm not positive about the 78 model year Wagoneer rear axle width or if one side is longer than the other side. I used a 72 Wagoneer rear axle for a narrow track 80 CJ5. The 72 had one side longer than the other. Only the long side needed to be cut. The new wheel mount to wheel mount width with just one side cut is about 3/4" wider than the AMC 20 I removed. The 72 Wagoneer used 5 on 5 1/2 wheel bolt pattern, with 30 spline one piece axles. I'm figuring the 78 Wagoneer uses 6 on 5 1/2 wheel bolt pattern and might not be offset like the older 72.
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