Looks like you wanted to kick all that stuff to the curb.
Good to here its back on the road!
Dare I ask if you're thinking about going up to Blaine's?
Not quite running yet, it's still hydrolocked, next is pulling the glow plugs and clearing the coolant from the cylinders
After that, yes I need to get to Blaine's and get those axles out of the back of the truck. Hoping maybe Friday if all goes well.
Well it seems that I found my rear end, a Dana 44 from a 2004 wrangler, complete assembly with disks and a 4.10 with a locker...
There were a couple of options for D44's in '04. The TJ Rubicon had a D44 specific to that model with 4:10 gears, disc brakes and an air-actuated locker. If it is a Rubicon axle there will be an air connection on top of the pumpkin and a pair of wires a few inches long with a plug on the end.
The non-Rubicon D44 was an option on certain trim models of TJ's in '04. A D44 in a non-Rubi TJ had drum brakes and 3:73 gears, no other gear ratio was available from the factory on D44's in 2004.
4-cylinder TJ's did not have a factory option for a D44, they only had a D35 with 4:11 gears.
So, the axle in question is either a Rubicon D44; a standard factory D44 that was regeared and a disc brake mod done; or it is a modded D35 from a 4-cyl TJ and it is being passed off as a D44.
Because he said it has a noncontrollable locker that would remove the Rubi axle from the equation so next would come a standard factory D44 with a rear disc conversion, an auto locker like an Aussie or Detroit and a regear to 4:10. That seems most likely from the description
Check the TJ Technical forum stickies, there's a good guide to axle identification that will help to be sure you are indeed getting a D44.
Check the junkyards for a 4-cyl XJ D30, it will have 4:10 gears. Don't be scared off by a disco-axle, you can always do a TJ axle shaft swap and eliminate the disco