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Unread 04-07-2013, 03:53 AM   #1
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1977 CJ7 Dana 60's Frt & Rear, Need Help Please???

Hi everyone,

Its been along time since we built one of these types of Jeeps, I have a few questions for my buddy...

1...Who makes the Very Best Dana 60 35 Spline Manual Locking/Unlocking Hubs..??

2...Will Chrome Steel 15x10 8x6.5 back spacing 4.25" fit over the front Dana 60 Calipers..??

3...We are doing a spring over and streching the wheel base 6"-10" longer...Doing the reverse shackle on the front...What Leaf Springs would you use for ALL around best ride on the street and still give good flex off road...The plan is to run 35" Boggers..

I know the front CJ leaf springs are very norrow compared to the YJ leaf Springs...Would you just run a set of YJ leaf springs front and rear..?? or CJ..??

4...Also whats the choice 5 or 6 speed manual trans & transfer case, we were going to go with a NP205 Transfer case..The Jeep has a AMC 360 Engine in it now...The axles have 5.13 or 5.18 or 5.38's..cant remember...
We used to use a NV4500 but which one cost less to install, the Chevy or Dodge..?? just thinking out loud right now...

5...Does anyone know those measurements on YJ springs, I think they are centered up...??

My buddy definitely wants to keep it a Manual transmission...

Please anyone and everyone give there opinions especially if you have experience...


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Unread 04-07-2013, 05:50 AM   #2
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Sounds like you're planning a hell of a build, you sure you only want 35s? lol

How do you plan on stretching the wheelbase? I know some springs have the axle offset closer to one end and can be used to stretch wb, so if thats the plan then YJ springs wouldn't work. But yes, stock CJ leaf springs are 2" in the front and 2.5" in the rear (for '76+). YJs are 2.5" front and rear
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Unread 04-08-2013, 01:35 PM   #3
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Sounds like you're planning a hell of a build, you sure you only want 35s? lol

How do you plan on stretching the wheelbase? I know some springs have the axle offset closer to one end and can be used to stretch wb, so if thats the plan then YJ springs wouldn't work. But yes, stock CJ leaf springs are 2" in the front and 2.5" in the rear (for '76+). YJs are 2.5" front and rear
Hi, thanks for the info...But I need more of expert opinions, but thanks for yours (jp360cj)..

We back in the late 80's early 90's came up with a custom built front end that you attached to the CJ front frame horns...Were the stock CJ frame straightens out forward about 4-6 behind the front of the front part of the grill, we welded, or some people who bought our kits wanted to bolt it on, but we NEVER recomended bolting it on...

You did bring up a great point which i forgot about and thats the spring mount point where the spring bolts together, from that point measured out to each end where the leaf spring bushings go...


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5...Does anyone know those measurements on YJ springs, I think they are centered up...??

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Unread 04-08-2013, 02:36 PM   #4
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I don't know about most of the questions. But #2, about the wheels, the answer is no. They will not clear for sure. I know a guy running 15x10's with 2" backspacing, and he had to do a very heavy shave on the calipers to get them to fit.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 07:13 PM   #5
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I don't know about most of the questions. But #2, about the wheels, the answer is no. They will not clear for sure. I know a guy running 15x10's with 2" backspacing, and he had to do a very heavy shave on the calipers to get them to fit.
Thanks (TimV), So he will need to go with 16x10's...

Keep the answers and opinions coming...
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Unread 04-08-2013, 08:51 PM   #6
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Question #4 Novak Adapters website has a knowledge section filled with compatability info on most any powertrain combo you can figure up.
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