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Old May 1st, 2009, 01:46 PM   #61
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looks good man. can't wait to meet up tomarow ta set ya up with mor things ya need and get what i need.

305 should be fine exp since its ho outa a car. im gona run one in mine for now butt its a truck motor so has dish pistons. it's motor i'm gona run in trail rig when build I it.

i'm gona run 8.8 in my DD yj and my xj both 3:73 factory locker with disk brakes.

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Old September 5th, 2009, 12:43 AM   #62
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Been working hard on my YJ since I got laid off... Here are a few crappy camera phone pics




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Old September 5th, 2009, 05:22 AM   #63
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Hey looks good don't rush yourself and once its done ENJOY I know I have for the last 3 years now I am back to square 1...
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Old September 5th, 2009, 09:46 AM   #64
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nice job on the rebuild. that 305 will rip in that lightwieght jeep, i would build a traction bar for the rear axle(if you havent already) to save your ujoints.
cant wait to see more updates
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Old September 5th, 2009, 03:31 PM   #65
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One update I will be adding pictures of soon is my new dana 44. I am so excited about it. It is a ford "Heavy duty" leaf spring High pinion axle out of a F250. This axle has 3 inch tubes, Woot! I am also converting it to 5 x 5.5 with chevy flat tops and high steer. All I need now is some updraded axle shafts, ARB, and a armoured cover.
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Old September 5th, 2009, 04:29 PM   #66
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what year camaro was your engine out of ? i have a jacked up throttle bodied 305 and the full harness out of a early 90's suburban.

not sure how hard it would be, i believe they're pretty simple, would just need the intake, tbi and go through the harness to figure out which wires you need....

just a thought
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One update I will be adding pictures of soon is my new dana 44. I am so excited about it. It is a ford "Heavy duty" leaf spring High pinion axle out of a F250. This axle has 3 inch tubes, Woot! I am also converting it to 5 x 5.5 with chevy flat tops and high steer. All I need now is some updraded axle shafts, ARB, and a armoured cover.
FYI, having 8 lugs doesn't automatically make a D44 a HD. HD's are identified by a specific housing casting.

The one you have is (IMO) the best one to start with, though.
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Old September 5th, 2009, 07:06 PM   #68
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FYI, having 8 lugs doesn't automatically make a D44 a HD. HD's are identified by a specific housing casting.
Pretty sure mine is the HD version. Based on my research on mr.n's website. Ya the housing with the spring perch cast in is suppose to be the best one.

Here is a pic I took before to you can see the perch in it.
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Old September 5th, 2009, 09:01 PM   #69
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yeah thata the same one i have... if you cant find 72-76 chevy spindles completeoffroad.com has them i just bought them for mine fast shipping and were brand new
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No, the cast-tube D44 is the one to avoid. Read Mr. N's page, look at the cut-away pics and you will see that. You'll also see pics of the earlier HD housings. If you have a 77.5-79 n F-250 axle you do not have the cast perch - and you should be happy about that. The 77.5-79 non-HD HP housing is the most bang for the buck and a bolt-in SOA for YJ's.
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Old September 5th, 2009, 10:18 PM   #71
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Mine is from a 1979 F250 d44. It has a spring perch cast onto the top of the pumpkin. The tubes are steel and they are 3 inchs in dia and 1/2" thick.
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Yeah, that's not what they mean by "cast perches". D44's pretty much all have their diff side perch cast into the diff housing. Ford axles with "cast perches" are the undesireable ones where the knuckle yokes and half the tube is cast - like the cross-sections shown on Mr. N's page. When describing your axle, stating it is the variety with non-cast tubes is the way you want to state it.
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looking good. on that rear crossmember if you haven't done so already drill some drain holes there. will save on the crap accumulation and rot that we all have to eventually repair
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Yup already done it lol.
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Old September 12th, 2009, 12:15 AM   #75
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Sand blasted on then slathered my high top knuckles in POR15 today. saturday assembly of the axle begins.

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Sand blasted on then slathered my high top knuckles in POR15 today. saturday assembly of the axle begins.
Its "flat-top" and "high-steer".


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lol yup blended those two together.
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Old August 24th, 2011, 10:14 PM   #78
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Well got it running last weekend. Got a CV driveshaft for it thats going in this weekend. Got to figure out what to do about the dash still.

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Old August 28th, 2011, 10:29 AM   #79
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Here is the installed 8.8. Still need to fab up track bar and weld on shock mounts.

Here is the driveshaft I bought from mudbilly. I had it shortened by precision driveshaft in lansing and for 190 bucks total invested I have a cv driveshaft.
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