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Old August 17th, 2007, 02:51 AM   #1
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What do you think, or have to say about a 70 front? Drum brakes, 4.88 gears. Also have a 70 rear with the same gears. I cant find much about them. There from a 68 one ton. YES or NO?????
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Old August 17th, 2007, 03:13 AM   #2
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What are you thinking about putting them in? Your CJ?

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Old August 17th, 2007, 03:21 AM   #3
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Yep. 454 with 44's
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Old August 17th, 2007, 03:29 AM   #4
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Go for it. Put some disc brakes on the front. It's not like ground clearance is much of an issue with 44's.
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Its the closed knuckle style...Can I put disc on it? I've never worked with a closed knuckle before. Looking at it I cant see how you would do it. My only issue with it would be parts. where would you get them? Should I go this way,or find some rocks? I'm looking for something that I can just get in and hold it to the floor.
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Not worth the trouble. Get a more modern front axle for it.
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Not worth the trouble. Get a more modern front axle for it.
X2 most likely the joints in the front axle are the size of a dana 44 :miff:
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there junk! and they bend really ez.
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there junk! and they bend really ez.
Using my cereal decoder ring, I found that this actually translates to:
They're junk, and they bend really easy.
You're welcome. :tonka:
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Not worth the trouble. Get a more modern front axle for it.
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X2 most likely the joints in the front axle are the size of a dana 44 :miff:
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there junk! and they bend really ez.
The axle shafts are most likely not hardened like modern ones and are low-spline, also. They'll hold up to some shit, but not like you want to use them for.
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Thanks for the input.
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