Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: St. Marys / Kingsland / Kings Bay GA
I did it, sorta. But my friend used his torch to burn out some plug welds. But it definitely wasn't that simple. I started with two housings I got cheap (free after parting stuff out) and cut the long side to correct short side length. Then, I cut the short side flush and pie-cut what was left and chiseled out (after plugs welds burned out). Then I actually cut the housing away from long tube on other axle to save tube... Totally destroyed housing. Finally, I pressed that tube into first housing. There are other details as far as narrowing to fit Waggy long inner shaft, etc., but this is how I swapped sides. All of that was just to get passenger side drop in a High Pinion D44. It also could have been done with a cut/sleeve, but I went with what I had.
Narrowing is altogether different. I think anyone with a grinder, a good welder (220v high amp), and a clue could build a Chevy LP D44 with TJ inner long axle and be good to go on matched with Ford hubs/rotors and mated to Scout II rear.
Otherwise, sell rear, buy Waggy axles/wheels or Chevy axles/wheels and outboard front.
80 CJ7_360_32RH_D300_44/9"(4.56)_custom bumpers/cage
4" lift,tube fenders,comp cut_37s on H1 rims