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Old April 13th, 2007, 09:54 AM   #1
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Default Looking to have Scout II axles retrofited

Looking for someone who can modify front and rear Dana 44 Axles to fit on my CJ7.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 12:55 PM   #2
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The rear is easy - you need only have spring perches welded on at the correct angles for proper pinion angle.

With the front, you'll need to decide whether you want to outboard your spring mounts, or deal with making new perches on the axle. Outboarding the mounts requires you to reposition the front leafs outside the frame. With the Scout/CJ combination, keeping the springs under the frame rail results in the passenger side spring perch running into the differential since the CJ spring spacing is narrower than the Scout's. Are you running them at stock width, or have they been shortened?

There are a number of people who can do this work in the SE Michigan area, but they will ask you the same questions regarding the front. First name that comes to my mind given your location is KillerB in Rochester Hills.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 07:01 PM   #4
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Really, your only option for the front is to outboard. If you want to keep CJ WT width, there are a couple options to consider, but it will take some research, that I don't have anymore, but IIRC............

A Jeep J10 or J20 axle, shortened on the long side 4 inches will get you a WT 44 bolt in without outboarding.

So will a Chevy Suburban front, long side shortened like 4" or something, will give you WT CJ width oup front. I know 4Bangler ( a name long forgotton on the web ) was the master of 44's, but JeepersCreepers CJ7 has a shortened Surburban front 44 under it.
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I had a front Dana 44 out of a Scout shortened for me by 4Bangler, as shawn mentioned. He did great work, and I think it cost me like $400 for a shortened axle housing, corrected the caster, and had the long side shaft cut and resplined. It was good work, and it was better than I could have done at the time, due to the lack of precision tools to cut and re-weld a housing, and knowledge of what needed to be done. Not sure what happened to him though...must have gotten out of doing it
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Thanks for all the advice :) does anyone know how to get in touch with 4Banlger?
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