It been awhile since I have posted here but I have been slow with progress on the YJ. Currently the jeep is at a friends shop getting a customer roll cage made. Its taking foreverrrrrrr (almost 2 months) but one can not complain when calling in a few favors gets you a free roll cage. I hope it will be done in another week or two.
In the mean time I have started on the 8.8. Currently have the brackets grinded off, tubes cleaned down to metal, and started replacing the axles bearing and seals. The gears and axles look fine so I will reuse them for the time being till I get my 44 rebuilt for the front then I will upgrade the axles, carrier and gears. I also was able to find a good deal on a 4cyl D30 front axle to match the gear ratio of my 8.8 (410's). Cheap way to get through the summer till I get the 44 done.
My slowwwwwwwwwwww build thread: