The swap really isn't that hard at all. I have very little mechanic experience. The extent of my mechanic skills include changing fluids, changing belts and brake pads and that's about it. I had a friend help me remove the hubs and show me all the importance of each component. Grinding off the c's wasn't hard just a bit time consuming. By rotating the c's, setting pinion angle and spring perches it allows you to really set the axle up correctly to what size lift your running. Nothing is as simple as slapping a lift on and expecting to drive straight down the road.
This weekend I will begin the process of swapping out my new dana 44 out of a scout. I will be shortening to WT width and using my dana 30 outers. I have done alot of research and have a complete grasp on removing C's, cutting axle, setting pinion angle, caster angle, and relocating/grinding down perches. My first task is to remove the outer nuckles/remove shafts/ring and pinion for a tedious inspection and cleaning. The only thing i am struggling on is getting started rremoving the scout outers. i have seen a few brief write ups and/or pictorials otherwise I will be shooting from the hip. Any help or guidance from those that have done this swap would be great.
Originally Posted by BlueRubiconrich
grind the weld off very slowly.You say you are cutting one side to CJ7 WT
I cut 3 5/8's off one side. if you cut that side first just grind off weld and then just cut the tube left inside a few times and knock out. Throw the other side on a grill or in the fire and knock it off too.