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Old August 17th, 2010, 03:04 PM   #1
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i have a ford 9 in with 4:10 gears in the rear of my cj7. It is about 60 inches from backer plate to backer plate.

Currently my front is a dana 30 with 2 inch wheel spacers on it. i am lookin for a dana 44 or something a little stonger and a little wider so i can do away with the wheels spacers that will work up front that has a passenger side drop

The jeep is locked front and rear on 35 in boggers. Also is is sprung over.

If you have anything that will work for me let me know
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Can make a chevy 44 narrowed to ~61" wms that will bolt in SOA using two stock length shafts otherwise a pre 80 waggy 44 or Scout 44 will need the springs outboarded but are the right width.
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Thanks alot for the info so if anyone has one of these axles or knows where i can find one let me know because im tring to get this done before labor day weekend


Does anyone know if you can change a chevy dana 44 over to a 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern ? is is possible to weld the wheel stud holes shut and re drill them to 5x5.5 ?
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Can make a chevy 44 narrowed to ~61" wms that will bolt in SOA using two stock length shafts otherwise a pre 80 waggy 44 or Scout 44 will need the springs outboarded but are the right width.
He said it was 60" between the backing plates, so he must have a 9" out of a full-size Ford truck. Those axles won't be wide enough. i think he's in 65" front axle territory.

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Does anyone know if you can change a chevy dana 44 over to a 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern ? is is possible to weld the wheel stud holes shut and re drill them to 5x5.5 ?
Yes, with store-bought factory parts. Do some searches in the Tech Forums here - I know it has been posted. otherwise, you should be able to find the parts list rather quickly with Google.

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The fore 9in in the rear came out of a 60's ford f100.

Its not as wide as a full width. its about 4 inches wider than a cj widetrack
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The fore 9in in the rear came out of a 60's ford f100.

Its not as wide as a full width. its about 4 inches wider than a cj widetrack
CJ WT's D30 fronts are ~56" WMS. With 2" spacers on each side, it would about match a 60" WMS rear axle. The problem here is that the dimension you gave us for your 9" rear was 60", but you said that was the distance between the backing plates and not between the wheel mating surfaces.

An F100 was a full-size 2wd, correct? I did some Googling and everything I'm reading is saying that the 60's F100 WMS is in the area of 67". We need you to give us the distance of your 9" wheel mating surfaces (where the wheel touches the drum) before we can make any good or accurate recommendations.
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