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Unread 02-13-2013, 10:52 PM   #16
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I went out and looked at the scout 44 axle shafts and the outers are definately smaller than the inners, I had never noticed that before.

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Unread 02-13-2013, 11:19 PM   #17
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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.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 01:59 AM   #18
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Does a chevy ten bolt and a chevy dana 44 use the same calipers/brakes/hubs/rotors/lock outs?
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Unread 02-15-2013, 07:32 AM   #19
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Have you ever heard of google? These are all simple questions that could be answered in a few seconds of searching.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 07:45 AM   #20
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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.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 05:54 AM   #21
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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.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 06:13 AM   #22
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What is the D44 housing from? Chevy truck?
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Unread 02-17-2013, 09:13 PM   #23
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Yeah all three are chevy's. Dont know what the gear ratio is or even if theyre useable. I was hoping the 44 had two flat top knuckles but it didnt.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 09:31 PM   #24
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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.

http://www.sierragear.com/performanc...ly-axle-shafts

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.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 12:11 PM   #25
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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.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 04:13 PM   #26
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I just bought a 10b today cheap for parts... won't need the R&P... wonder what it is.
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Unread 02-19-2013, 02:35 AM   #27
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I havent a clue about my ten bolt, dont need any parts from it unless it be an axle shaft or two.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 07:20 AM   #28
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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.
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