Awesome you should see pics of the one that is running around cummins engine co. where i am from.. original everything down the the seat covers. old wintch and everything. it is sweet and the guy drives it everywhere.. but nice!
I have a set of the original axles from under an Kaiser M715 that I am resurecting. Dana 60 Front and Dana 70 Rear with 5.87's. I am strongly considering putthing them under my 1969 Kaiser Jeep Wagoneer. Would be stronger than the stock equipment and also be period and manufacturer correct (my Jeep Wagoneer has 49,500 and change original miles)
BTW, If anybody has stock rims for the M715 or better yet After market rims with a 6 on 7.25 bolt pattern, I would be interested in hearing from you. I have 4 original rims that are being modified but I need spares...Thanks.
If you are going through the hassles of changing axles, change to something worthwhile. The front 60 is no better than an open knuckle 44, not to mention heavy brake drums that don't stop for crap.
I had my brakes rebuilt on my M715, I used stainless sleeves in the wheel cylinders, had the drums turned and had the pads relined with carbon metallic. Also, I am running a hydroboost booster with humvee master cylinder and it stops really well, I almost went through the windshield on stop number one. It is cool.
I am not worried about the brakes at all. The axles in the D60 M715 Front are Significantly stronger (by rating) than a stock D44 and the Massive Drum Brakes that are intended for a Much heavier vehicle will most certainly stop a vehicle that weighs less.
Besides, I am only Considering this axle swap. My jeep is very originaly with extremely low miles..I am having trouble making the decision to cut it up to fit fullsize axles that are Worthless with out 37in tires minimum.
I am building the axles anyways, I got them basically for Free and the carrier's and lockers could be transplanted into a more modern d60/d70 if I wanted to. For me, its all about bang for the buck and I have multiple projects that could incorporate these axles.
I will probably be lifting my jeep a bit on the Stock axles (d27/d44) and just having fun camping out of it, but who knows...
Thanks to BJ's offroad for the advice and tips in relation to my jeep projects current direction.
Regrets about selling it?? No. This little 4bt runs it's tail off. Yesterday was 25 degrees in the morning and she started right up, no smoke, no block heater. Not bad for a essentially 'free' engine. I do regret sinking $thousands into the 6.2 and not getting anything for it.
'68 Kaiser M715 5.9 Cummins, NV4500, 14B rear w/Detroit, Dana 60 w/Power Lock, Warn M12000 winch, 12.50R20 Michelin XL's on 20 x 10 American Racing Mojave Teflon Coated wheels.
nice jeep, glad to see you still using it for a woods truck. one question and maybe i missed it but are still runing the OEM NP-200 or did you swap it for a NP-205. agin myabe i missed it. i was wondering because im looking for a NP-200 and even tho your in PA i was wondering if it was for sale ( the NP-200 ).
if not then thats fine, if it is im heading to rausch creek in may and was wondering how far you are from there or 84/81.
edit never mind i checked your profile and you did swap it. do you still have the NP-200?
1993 YJ 4.0 60 Front, Rear steer 60, bolth spooled, 5.38's, 700r/241 39.5 iroks and beating it like it owes me money.