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Unread 12-12-2011, 11:01 AM   #46
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Parts list
Brakes:
Calipers-2= $42.52
Drums-2=$82.84
Spring kits-2=$36.38
Brake Self-adjustment kits-2=$36.38
Rotor/hub assembly-2=$174.39
Wheel cylinder-2=$19.12
Brake pads=$39.37
Brake shoes=$27.64
Caliper bracket/dust shield-2=????
Total=$458.64

Inside Axle:
Yukon 4.88 ring and pinion, thick cut-2-$490
Master Install Kits-2= $225
Inner axle seals-2=???
Total $715

Various bearings/seals/stuff:
Lower ball joints-2=$63.79
Upper ball joints-2=$63.79
Rear wheel seal-2=$14.23
Outer wheel bearing and race-2=$46.11
Inner Wheel bearing and race-2=$37.60
Wheel/hub seal-2=$13.17
Spindle bearings and seals-2= $38.46
Warn premium hubs=$122.30
6x5.5 Cragar soft 8's-4=225
d44 rear simple swap kit=120
total=$744.45

Grand Parts total= $1918.09
(Most of the prices are from autozone so I added taxes to them already.)

I'm expecting another $500-700 for the gears to be installed and any other work I have done. I want to get these under the jeep in a timely manner but I'm going to run out of money. I'm trying to develop a plan of attack and think that I will start by getting everything inside the diff done first, this is the only part that I can't do my self. From there I will assess the condition of all the brake components I have and buy new parts as needed, worse case I buy everything new like I planned.

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Unread 12-15-2011, 08:20 PM   #47
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me-"Mom, I want to buy these axles there $150"
mom-"Okay"
me-"Mom, I need to buy these parts to put those axles in my jeep....there a little over $1918.09"
mom-".................................................. .................................................. ............"

Haha, finally home for a month and the work begins. Tomorrow I will be cleaning off the rear axle and start cutting off the drivers side spring perch that is cast into the housing. Then after a little more prep I will prime both the axles and get them ready for spring perches and the truss. Then I will have them geared and see what I can do from there till I get some more cash this could mean summer when I start working again. Hopefully though I will sell my current axles fast when the time comes and use that money to finish them up and get them in all in one weekend.
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Unread 12-16-2011, 07:03 PM   #48
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Today's progress.

Cleaned off, sanded, and painted the steering with some self etching primer and gloss black rustoleum.


Placed truss on axle to look cool. Tomorrow I will clearance the casting so it sits flat.


Removed shock mounts and track bar mount from the rear axle and then cleaned it off. I left the spring perches for now but will most likely need to remove them anyway.

I think this axle was set up for an SOA in a yj. I measured from perch to perch on the d44 and it measured 41.5 inches. Then I measured the distance on my Xj and it was 41 inches, For this I measured between the leaf springs because I couldn't measure from perch to perch cleanly, So there could be some error. It could be closer to 41.5in. Maybe I don't need to get new perches after all The only concern would then be pinion angle, but being out of another jeep it might be close to the right angle anyway.
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Unread 12-18-2011, 11:21 AM   #49
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Removed driver side spring perch. Don't have a picture with the bottom cut off too, you can kinda see it in the forth pic.




Now the truss sits mostly flat. The directions say that the truss will warp a little do to heat even though its made in a jig, so the drivers side is still raised off the tube just a little bit. Its supposed to be clamped down starting at the drivers side and moving to the passengers before welding to have it sit right.




Also removed the lights from my bumper and painted them black. And I have to say that i love driving without the lights mounted on top of the bumper. So I am going to try and mount them upside down when I re-install them. If that doesn't work then I will just leave them on top and hopefully the black will be less annoying then the chrome look.
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Unread 12-22-2011, 06:42 PM   #50
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Some progress made over the past couple days. Primed the rear axle, painted the knuckles, and ordered superior 4.88 gears and install kits.

Axle



knuckles



Hopefully the gears will show up before summits estimated arrival time which is january 3-4th. Then they will be off to get geared. A guy in my club will be doing the install for $300 total and welding on the truss for a little more.
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Unread 12-25-2011, 08:32 PM   #51
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Playing with my new engine hoist, maybe now i'm going to have to do an engine swap because its a huge waste of space if I don't use it.

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Unread 12-28-2011, 04:54 PM   #52
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Got the gears and install kits in. Dropping off the axles this Friday night for the install.


Here is just a pic of my brother and the dana 60 hes putting under his 93 F250HD All sorts of **** happening at my house.



His truck. It has a black bed box now that's not shown.
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Unread 12-30-2011, 02:14 PM   #53
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Heading off to drop the axles at the installer in about 2 hours. Here it is all loaded up, cost me $1500 for all the stuff so far. Still going to need brakes, hubs, wheels, and maybe rear spring perches.

Sending along the old pinions and some other stuff just in case it makes it easier in any way.
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Unread 01-02-2012, 06:23 PM   #54
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Got the axles back and they look sweet. The welds on the truss looks awesome.





Gears

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Unread 01-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #55
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man i cant wait to do mine.
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Unread 01-03-2012, 11:42 AM   #56
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Went wheeling yesterday and had a good time. We ran a more local trail which was great. Had a blast and did really well followed around two guys on 35's locked front and rear for most of the trails. Only a few pictures because it was a small group and it was quite cold with the wind.









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Unread 01-03-2012, 11:52 AM   #57
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Here are some trail damage pics. There was a lot of brush on the sides of the trail and a tree at one point. Its not all from today but most of the scratches are.




Here are the rear drum brake assembles, I'm going to be getting new everything hopefully this week.


These are the caliper brackets. They should look like the image below.


I'm debating whether to just cut off the remaining rusted dust shield and run just the caliper bracket (like they do in disc conversions) or to try and find a new one somewhere. I have been searching but can't find it anywhere.
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Unread 01-03-2012, 01:07 PM   #58
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[QUOTE=Cherokee-at-16;12786101]Here are some trail damage pics. There was a lot of brush on the sides of the trail and a tree at one point. Its not all from today but most of the scratches are.




I think Ive seen this jeep before?
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Unread 01-03-2012, 01:25 PM   #59
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I think Ive seen this jeep before?
You sure bro?
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Unread 01-06-2012, 02:09 PM   #60
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So the other day I cleaned off the caliper brackets. I'm going to run them without the dust shield and hope that everything holds up. I don't see how they can be that beneficial anyway. I will however still look around for new ones with the dust shield still usable.


Last night I started to press the new ball joints into the knuckles. Its not easy with just the little ball joint tool thing from harbor freight, especially without a vise or anything to hold it still. But, I got one side done.


Today I painted the axles and just milled around not really wanting to do anything. They look good, however I didn't get to serious about removing all the weld spatter, just too much work.




Here is a pic of my brothers d60 in rust converter, its getting brush on black rustoluem tomorrow. I'm going to be including some of his stuff into this thread. It will be the tow rig this summer to Rausch Creek so I can go nuts and break something. Last summer I left early because I didn't want to loose the fuel pump again.
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