Hi guys. Haven't been on here in quite awhile, but I just got my 82 CJ7 back and I'm ready to tear into it. I sold the jeep to my brother in law a few years ago. It was in phenominal shape but of course he beat the crap out of so here I am picking up the pieces. I bought it back from him because I felt it suffered enough and now I'm ready to bring it back to life.
So he has it towed to my house after he kills the rear axle. I take a look at it and the part that retains the bearings is shredded on the axle tube. So I start trying to identify exactly which rear I have. I think it was completely modified because nothing matches up. First its a narrow track based on the 50.5" distance between the tires. It has 4.10 gears in it, but it has the letter code B on the diff housing which tells me its wide track with 3.31 gears. The axle tube on the drivers side measures approx. 16" and the passanger side measures approx. 18" Anyone have any clue about this? I want to get a new rear put in, but I'm not even sure what to get at this point.
Thanks guys, and I'm glad to be back in CJ land