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post #16 of 22 Old 03-06-2007, 12:15 PM
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Castor on Chevy and Waggy front ends works for most without any adjustment.


'81 Scrambler w/ FI 360 AMC, 33x12.50 BFG M/T's, 5" of lift, ARB'd Dana 44's F & R, Dana 300 clocked & twin sticked w/4:1, Warn XD9000i, etc...
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post #17 of 22 Old 03-06-2007, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Cool. What are my options for going to high steering. The axle I'm looking at has the flat top knuckles, but where do I go from there? Can I use the cj wide track linkage?
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Somebody knows right?

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Soon: Custom cut Dana 44 front, wide trac solid axle amc 20 rear, SOA,
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http://77cj.littlekeylime.com/flatop_knucles.html

The link goes over knuckles and stuff.

I would guess that your next step is some machining, getting some arms, and then choosing a linkage, wether it DOM and Heims, or a chevy linkage, or whatever.

I'm going to use Waggy linkage, Waggy knuckles, and a waggy axle. I believe I'll have to shorten the draglink, but it should work.

I may be completely speaking out my butt here. Just trying to remember what John N and Jeepskate were relaying to me a few months back.

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That's great info. I think I have everything I need now. Thx!!!

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post #21 of 22 Old 03-07-2007, 05:01 PM
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get some scout inner shafts and cut the chevy outer C's off, cut the chevy 44 tube's down to the scout inner shaft size and re-weld the outer C's, very simple and you use all stock part's. the WMS on the axle will be the same as a scout 57'', get a scout 44 and now you have a matched set of axles front and rear. if you where any closer i would sell you the one i did cheap, if you get a chevy 44 out of a 3/4 ton truck it will most likely have 4.10. mine did and several others that i did before had 4.10, the 1/2 tons axles will have 3.73's. trust me its a easy if you have some simple fab tools and skill's, jason.
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post #22 of 22 Old 03-10-2007, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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I know I can have the chevy shaft shortened, but does anybody know where to get the wagoneer inner shaft for cheap? All I can find are the warn shafts which will cost me more than the whole damn axle.

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