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Unread 08-19-2013, 07:20 AM   #1
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Axle help please

I have a 1976 CJ7 V8 Automatic Quadratrac. The front and rear ring and pinion or differential need replaced. I was looking to just replace the entire axle instead of trying to rebuild the inside etc. I have found a set of matching front and back axles that were on a 76 CJ5 that are said to be narrow trac. I am being told the rear is offset to the right just like I need. In looking things up as best as I can it appears the 76 CJ7's did have the narrow trac? Is that correct or am I way off and these will never fit? Someone with a little more experience than I have please help me out here. Thank you!

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Unread 08-19-2013, 07:33 AM   #2
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Wide track axles were not offered from the factory until '82. As long as you still have the stock axles, they should be narrow track.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 07:47 AM   #3
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The axles you found are a bolt in swap. Everything should be the same unless one of them happened to have the optional front disc brakes.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 08:33 AM   #4
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You DON'T know the history of the axles your looking to buy(bent, twisted, left in the yard under water, etc)
You DO know the history of the axles that are on your Jeep.
Smart money would go the repair YOUR axles(seals are an easy r&r)and not take a gamble on 'un-known'.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 08:43 AM   #5
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Meh, you take that same chance buying a used Jeep, so unless the PO has owned his CJ since new the risk isn't much different.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 09:19 PM   #6
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A '76 CJ-5 will not have an off-set rear like your Q'trac rear. They would be narrow track, though.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 09:26 PM   #7
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A '76 CJ-5 will not have an off-set rear like your Q'trac rear. They would be narrow track, though.
Exactly.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 09:46 PM   #8
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Wide track axles were not offered from the factory until '82. As long as you still have the stock axles, they should be narrow track.
He' right ---> http://www.jeeptech.com/models/cj-7.htm

Drum/Drum? If you were to swap in some bolt in axles, maybe look to upgrade.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 06:25 AM   #9
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well once again jeep forum saved me from wasting money on a trip to find out the axles werent gonna work for me. These axles came off of a three speed transmission and the offset was to the left not the right like i need....and the search continues. So far the only place that Ive found that has a set is a jeep shop but I refuse to pay what they are asking, especially because they havnt even been gone through just pulled out of the CJ and selling them.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 03:42 PM   #10
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I have a 1976 CJ7 V8 Automatic Quadratrac. The front and rear ring and pinion or differential need replaced. I was looking to just replace the entire axle instead of trying to rebuild the inside etc. I have found a set of matching front and back axles that were on a 76 CJ5 that are said to be narrow trac. I am being told the rear is offset to the right just like I need. In looking things up as best as I can it appears the 76 CJ7's did have the narrow trac? Is that correct or am I way off and these will never fit? Someone with a little more experience than I have please help me out here. Thank you!
Just out of curiosity, what exactly is wrong with your existing R+P's/diffs?
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