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Unread 08-09-2010, 12:36 PM   #1
psycoticredneck
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1997 TJ Jeep build, Installing 1979 Ford Dana 44 Front Diff, Ford 9" Rear Diff

Here is what I have, A tub and frame of 1997 TJ Jeep, has been gutted, No Motor, Tranny, Running Gear. I have from a 1979 Ford Dana 44 Coil Spring Front Diff, and Ford 9" Posi Rear Diff, Granny 4 Speed Transmission and Transfer Case, and built 302 ready to install. Wondering if anyone has ever done this and if so, pics or advice much appreciated. I am about to attempt it this PROJECT!!!!!

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Unread 08-09-2010, 12:44 PM   #2
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check over on pirate. A lot of guys have done this swap with success. Good luck!
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Unread 08-09-2010, 12:56 PM   #3
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Thanks, Its going to be a challenge!!!!!
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Unread 08-09-2010, 08:20 PM   #4
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I've got pretty much the same axles that will be going under mine. I'll give you any pointers that I can when I get to that point.
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Unread 08-10-2010, 10:53 AM   #5
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Thanks, I'll Post some pics as I go......
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Unread 10-04-2010, 06:08 PM   #6
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cj's don't need large amounts of horsepower they can go up mountains, can turn around in a swtich back instead of falling off a cliff. What else do you need? I'd definately take gobbs of grip over speed any day.
what about cj6's, tons of guys seem to have them?
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Unread 12-03-2010, 01:17 PM   #7
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Im doing very simialar build also.
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