Craigslist axle turns out to be GOLD!!
I just had to share this story with you guys. My current project, a '59 cj5 needed some front axle work. Kingpin bearings and some new gears. I decided that I would just start cruising Craigslist and see if I could find an alternative. I came across a narrow track Dana 30 with disc brakes for $75. It was nearly 3 hrs away but I figured why the hell not? Drive there, load up and drive home. 5.5 hrs in a car on a Friday evening right after work. Not fun but figured the price was right. The guy had never really looked at it, he had just bought the junked Cj for a few parts and sold the rest of the parts he didn't want.
So I get the front end in the garage, pop the cover off and what do I see??? A recently rebuild front end with a set of 3.91 gears and a Detroit Tru-trac locker!!!!!
Just wanted to share an awesome experience with some people that would appreciate it (my wife doesn't think it's that amazing but I tell her about it anyway!)
'59 CJ5 w/ Ford 302, T-98, Dana 18 twin stick, Detroit Tru Trac Dana 30 (disc brakes!!!), Dana 44 3.92's, Saginaw swapped, power brakes and hydro clutch. Built-not-bought.