I ended up ordering the Mopar ones from Summit like you suggested. I ordered them Tuesday night and they'll be here today. When I cut my old ones off, I did pretty well with one and could reuse it, but the other, not so much.
I'm going to prep the axle tonight and hopefully get the new ones welded on tomorrow. We'll see.
Got the new Dana 30 in with new rotors, calipers, pads, coils, shocks, steering from the donor and a ZJ sway bar:
I'll disconnect the old caliper when I'm ready to bleed the brakes.
Got the old Dana 35 out too:
I got the 8.25 mocked into place, but forgot to borrow an angle finder, so I haven't set the pinion angle yet. I decided to put it on all fours to see how the lift looks:
Hopefully I can get the pinion angle set and get the perches welded on tomorrow. Then once I get it bolted back in, I'll have to do the rear brakes. I'll do a shake down run with the current transmission to make sure the lift and axles are good and then I'll tackle the 4wd transmission and transfer case.
Well, the axle swap and lift is done. Here is the result:
I picked out the tires I wanted (Goodyear Duratracs), but couldn't decide on an alloy wheel that I really wanted to spend $350-400 on, so I think I'm going with some steel wheels for now; I might paint them gunmetal, we'll see. I'll order tomorrow and hopefully I can have them the first of next week.
After the 4wd axle swap I have a vibration at anything over 50mph (before and after the new tires). I just had it aligned too, so I know it isn't that. I'm going to try replacing the driveshaft u-joint this evening and hopefully that will cure it.
Great MJ, nice thread too. Every time I see an MJ that someone has taken care of, and is refreshing/restoring I regret trading mine in for a TJ, I should have stuck it in a garage until I had enough space to own 2 vehicles at once.
I got a quote yesterday on a transmission and transfer case out of a 92 Cherokee, front dana 30 and rear 8.25, drive shafts and all for $1k. Oh and free delivery. It seems like a good deal to me. Any thoughts?
I also took a trip to the pull a part. I got bucket seats out of a '92 cherokee, a full instrument cluster, front fender liners, digital clock, and tilt steering column out of an auto (not sure if I can make this work), a full front clip (mine is cracked at the top) and the ash tray just to fill the blank in the dash. Not a bad day's work for $127. Pictures coming soon.
Look for a complete 87-95 Jeep Cherokee that runs for little $$. I see some local here for under $800. Take the engine, trans, t-case, 4wd axles, all the extras you need etc. Then part the rest out and through away the shell to a local auto or metal recycler. Also your headliner board looks complete. As long as it doesn't crumble on you when you take it out it should be good. fill missing chunks with damp not wet paper masche'. Let it dry completely. Then get some headliner adhesive and felt or headliner from your local fabric store. Should look good as new when done.
Well the axles are already in and my transmission and transfer case are waiting on me in the garage. I was able to pull a headliner board out of a pull-a-part truck and had it recovered. Don't want to install it until I'm finished welding on the floor and get it painted.