Hello! thanks for any and all information. I picked up a willys truck 1956 ruff very ruff, but NO rust. It came with a 1969 350 with a set of camel hump heads. Backed with a 350 turbo glide trans and a gear driven transfer case. not bad for $750.00
My questions are simple 1) using existing stock axles, has any one ever put disk breaks onto the front / and or the rear with out buying one of those over priced kits? If so what would the parts be from what make and year vehicle?
2)Has anyone ever put power steering, or a rack - pinion set up on this type of truck system were the existing gear box go's through the frame?
One way or another I will figure it out lol just trying to shorten the R/D part with known information. Thanks for any and all info. jeep it safe. Sorry for all the type-o's I have a broken right hand at the moment.
i've seen a number of conversions for sale on 4x4 aftermarket sites and ebay, craig's list, here in the 'for sale' forum, etc., depending on what stock axles you have. actually, a cheaper and easier option might be to just swap your axles with more modern ones. jy axles aren't too expensive. just measure your axle length, spring pad mounting lengths, brake drum-brake drum lengths, etc., and find the axles that will come close. you will undoubtedly be getting stronger axles and much better brakes as well. you can always hang onto the original axles if you ever decide to sell it to a collector if you want.
just a thought.
1966 CJ5A, mods are coming
1966 Wagoneer, bone stock
Can't help you with the PS conversion, without knowing whether it's a FC or a Utility.
The brake question is easy if you want to keep your existing axles. Disk conversion is the same for all the Jeep closed-knuckle front axles. You can do this using junk yard parts. Check out the JP article http://mvpimages.net/willys/show.htm - there are lots of other resources on the internet if you search. If you have questions, I suggest you ask where there are lots of owners of old Jeeps with closed-knuckle front axles, like Willystech or earlyCJ5.