Yep... all D30 stuff at that point. Same spindle size (but 8 bolts, maybe?),same hub size, same rotor and brakes as 82+ CJ7. Really long steering arm on knuckles, too... will cause you to loose turning radius without getting a longer drop arm from a Scout (maybe?) that will be awfully close to the axle. Also has a very short passenger side inner axle, pushing that housing too far to passenger. It'd be great to cut down to narrow track CJ width, but otherwise requires a outboard of front springs. Still, you can swap in F150 hubs/rotors on Chevy knuckles, brakes, spindles, and outer shafts and mount outboard and be good to go. There are outboard kits out there, but they seem expensive to me, so I'd just build mine, probably, if I needed them.
Yes I have heard of google. But why sort through a thousand pages of threads and websites when I can ask a question on here? Thats what this website is for isnt it, for people to talk about their jeeps and swap information.
I picked up a ten bolt front, dana 44 front and a ten bolt rear today for $60. I only wanted the 44 but I had to take all three housings. I dont think that I can put a spring pad on the short tube, the pumpkin will be to far to the center. It'll be a few days before I can put it in place and see for sure though.
It wouldn't have two flat tops unless an early 70's. If you cut the long side a bit shorter and swap in F150 hubs and spindles you'll be good to go with your Scout D44 rear. Use the guidelines in cutandturn.com for a pretty good how-to. You just need to buy a TJ long shaft and cut the long side of your axle by 4.25". This is, of course, assuming you have the axles you think you have, and verify axle lengths according to the chart here.
That will give you roughly 10" wider axle, WMS-WMS, than the stock NT axle in 72-81 CJ's, and will shift the differential about 1/2 inches to passenger side. This will be a little wider than the Scout axle, but likely negligible, as you'd want the front slightly wider, really. The rear is not ideal if 10b. Sell the two 10b's for parts money to get hubs.drums for going to your 5x5.5 hub and you're good.
Che ked the r+p gear today, its a 3.07-1, dang it I was hoping for a 4.10-1. The rear is a 12 bolt instead of a 10. The only numbers I can find on the housing are 44-8F. Gonna start tearing down this week end.
I called jeffs bronco graveyard to ask about the chevy/ford axle. The fella said that I will need a chevy small spindle, caliper bracket, calipers and pads, '76-85 ford hub and rotor. They sell the hub and rotor for $110, not to bad.