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Old April 26th, 2010, 08:45 AM   #121
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Sweet project and it looks like you have done a ton of stuff to it.


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Update: Ive been driving it around a bit to work out some bugs. I still have the stock axles with 5.35 gearing. Im getting ready to go to a NT d30 up front and NT amc 20 in the rear. These will give me stronger, upgradable axles and a little wider track. I plan to put solid axles and a locker of some type in the amc 20. The "new" axles will have 3.54 gearing. Not sure if Ill like this gear size with the sm465 trans for road, trail and some sand. Constructive input on locker type and gear size is wanted.

instead of a rear 20 why not just get a d44 from a 70's mail jeep? they are NT and quite a bit stronger with 1 piece axle shafts.
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Old April 26th, 2010, 11:30 AM   #122
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Boo on the model 20, look for '70-'72 CJ-5's for an offset Dana 44 rear with flanged axles if you still have the Dana 18 case, or '72-75 if you have a centered rear output, bolt-in beef that looks right and is commonly found with either 3.73 or 4.27 gears. It's not so narrow that a NT open knuckle Dana 30 front would look out of place.
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Old April 26th, 2010, 02:26 PM   #123
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Sweet project and it looks like you have done a ton of stuff to it.





instead of a rear 20 why not just get a d44 from a 70's mail jeep? they are NT and quite a bit stronger with 1 piece axle shafts.
would like to have the 44 over the 20 any day but the 20 was cheap, upgradeable and center pumpkin(needed for angle issues). my understanding is the 20 will be fine with a solid axle upgrade. Any opinion on what to do for a locker? selectable, full time, limited slip?
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Old May 9th, 2010, 05:54 PM   #124
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Update: Tearing into the d30 to replace seals and bearings. I plan to paint the axle nice and pretty. Picked up some por15 "Hard Nose Paint" its a two part epoxy type paint. It dries to a hard shiny finish. No pics for now Ill post some later.

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Old May 22nd, 2010, 07:14 PM   #125
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Got my new front axle rebuilt, painted and installed. I gained about 2 inches of width over the old stock ones. Also gained disc breaks. Still have to install power break booster and master cylinder next week. I had to shorten the drag link connected to the pitman arm to get it to get the correct steering angle. Im gonna try to stick with the stock manual steering till winter then go to power steering.

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Heres how it looked with the old axles.
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Newer, wider stance.
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Little closer pic.
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Got to get going on the back axle. Probably going to run as is then over the winter do a complete tear down, paint, rebuild, install locker of some sort and go with one piece axles.

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Old May 22nd, 2010, 08:44 PM   #126
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Old May 24th, 2010, 10:28 AM   #127
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What are you doing with all of the parts you've removed? [trans,shifter linkages,ign w/coil from dash,etc] ??? I wouldn't mind spares for my 46 VEC CJ2a
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Old May 24th, 2010, 10:46 AM   #128
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What are you doing with all of the parts you've removed? [trans,shifter linkages,ign w/coil from dash,etc] ??? I wouldn't mind spares for my 46 VEC CJ2a
I was going to recommend he not trash those early parts.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 02:47 PM   #129
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What are you doing with all of the parts you've removed? [trans,shifter linkages,ign w/coil from dash,etc] ??? I wouldn't mind spares for my 46 VEC CJ2a
Still have. I plan to sell them. Nothing is officially up for sale yet but Ill take offers if you have any thing specific in mind.

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Old June 3rd, 2010, 08:05 AM   #130
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did you put on the Dual Reservoir Master Cylinder Conversion Kit from Herm the Overdrive guy? My 3B stops right now with this kit!
http://www.hermtheoverdriveguy.com/id27.htm
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 05:36 PM   #131
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I used the break system out of a 95 Cherokee. Used the booster, duel reservoir master cylinder, proportioning valve and pedal assembly.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 06:40 PM   #132
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Got to update this thread. Installed brake system and took it for a test drive. I got about a block down the road and front brakes seized. With the help of the local 4x4 shop, we determined the brakes were dragging just enough to heat up and swell, making it stop. Bad calipers. New calipers coming tomorrow. Pics coming when I remember to bring camera.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 03:07 PM   #133
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Heres some pics of my latest installation. Power brakes went in fairly easy just a few holes in the fire wall and some reinforcement between pedal assembly and booster. Front breaks do work well. Rear breaks are lacking on the original axle. I have to swap in the NT amc 20 with drums yet. New axle will get new wheel cylinders and break shoes with springs to ensure effective breaking.
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note the wires running behind booster out side engine bay are tail/break light wires. Still have to get tail lights and break light switch for pedal assembly.

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Old July 11th, 2010, 06:23 PM   #134
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Old July 11th, 2010, 06:42 PM   #135
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would be further along but its been too hot. should get the rear axle swapped in a week or so.
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Old September 19th, 2010, 09:50 PM   #136
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Finally got the rear axle swapped out. went to the amc20. I had to grind off old spring perch, tack on new perch, now I have to do a dry fit and finish welding perches on. Im waiting to clean and paint rear axle housing until I go with a locker and one piece axles this winter.
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Waiting for my rear drive shaft Tom Woods, should be here monday afternoon. Pics of instal soon to come.

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Dam Shane this is look pretty sweet lately! Cant wait to see it in person.
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Old September 20th, 2010, 11:03 AM   #138
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Dam Shane this is look pretty sweet lately! Cant wait to see it in person.
wont be long. looking forward to seeing your new and improved b2.
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Old September 21st, 2010, 10:13 PM   #139
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Look what the ups guy dropped off.
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Had to dry fit the shaft to make sure I had no binding in the shaft then I welded the spring purchase to the axles. Shaft went on very easy, first the cv adapter then shaft. the whole thing went on smoothly. I now own a jeep with rear wheel drive. Ive been testing this thing out with front wheel drive only, had a scary pull to the right. With the rear hooked up I no longer have the pull to the side, tracks very straight now. Tom Woods was very helpful and shaft seems to be a quality product, would recommend them to anyone.

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Old September 21st, 2010, 10:16 PM   #140
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Look what the ups guy dropped off.
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So when does the rest of the drive shaft get there? Was it too expensive to ship with the extra tube added to it?
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