Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Axle Tech
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino







Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old June 14th, 2011, 08:16 PM   #1
buzzbrick
That boy ain't right
 
buzzbrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-11-09
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 478
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default Wagoneer D44 Bolt Pattern Conversion

I'm working on narrowing a mid 70's Wagoneer D44 for use in my CJ, and I'm trying to work out how to get the 5x5.5 bolt pattern. There seems to be 2 ways of approaching this, either using Ford parts knuckles out or Ford hubs on small bearing FSJ/ Chevy small-bearing spindles. My question is this; is there an advantage to either approach? I've also heard that using the Ford parts makes the axle 3/4" wider per side, is this true?
buzzbrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2011, 09:06 PM   #2
addicted
Senior Member
 
addicted's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-31-08
Location: Byron, MI
Posts: 2,264
iTrader: (46)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Either way works as well as the other and the knuckle out approach is the easiest way i've found. I however haven't heard anything about that way making the axle any wider.
addicted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2011, 10:21 PM   #3
buzzbrick
That boy ain't right
 
buzzbrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-11-09
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 478
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Thanks for the help!
buzzbrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Axle Tech
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:57 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Cracker Enterprises - Powered by Linux
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.05993 seconds with 18 queries