This looks like is going to be an awesome build. Can't wait to see it.
2004 Jeep Rubicon, stock (so far), 285/75-16 Kevlars
85 Toyota Truck lifted with 33's
Originally Posted by 5-90
This is an online forum, and the written word is the primary method of communication. If you make an effort to communicate clearly, people will be willing to communicate in return. If you don't make an effort, I don't see why I should - write like an idiot, and I'm going to think you're an idiot, that's just how things work.
Originally Posted by Piet
FYI: For concerned parents out there. The wrangler has fairly good frontal, offset, and rollover crashworthiness ratings. IE: You walk away from a crash, and write posts on how you plan to re-build your rig.
So I got my dana 70 out of the dodge this weekend. Everything looks pretty good with this axle.
It has a factory locker or limited slip and 3.54's that match my front dana 60. Someday I'll lock and gear them but for now they'll be fine to get the jeep rolling.
Got the drums off, and about to start stripping the brakes so I can test fit my disk brake conversion.
Trying to get the right socket to get this nut off so I can pull the hub. I hear its a 2 9/16" nut but I'm still working on getting the right tool.
I'll sandblast the axles within the next two weeks.
And here's a big pile brand new of goodies I've been picking up.
-Warn Locking Hubs
-Great Lake Offroad disk brake brackets
-Front and Rear Rotors
-Front and Rear Calipers
And once my tax return comes in, I'll be ordering ballistic high steer arms as well as their steering kit.
Marking up the disc brakes on the Dana 70. Great lake offroad brackets, k20 calipers, and k20 rotors. Everything lines up very nice.
Just need to get some different studs. They're too short now that they go through the rotor too.
Pull this junk off:
Brackets fit awesome, no spacers needed. Bolt on, welding optional.
And mocked up. Not bolted together because I'm still in the process of finding some studs.
Leafs for now. Spring over in the front and rear, the rear will get a shackle flip. Maybe someday I will link it, but not right now.
No idea where I'm going to find springs to handle the weight of the Cummins, but I will figure that out soon.
I totally just inherited a 1990 Dodge Cummins, but it is a 2 wheel drive. I now want to do what you are doing, but It will take me more time to build my 88 wagoner. I was hoping that you would take the time to post your shopping lists, and maybe where you are buying parts. I was also wondering how you plan to reinforce the frame as I don't think it can handle the torque of the Cummins. My plan as of right now is to keep the dana 44 front end from the Jeep use the Cummins, and three speed automatic and Dana 70 rear axle from the Dodge. I still will have to figure the transfer case situation out though.