Swapping Disc Brakes from 81 Dana 30 to 76 Dana 30
New to the forum here and I have appreciated all the great info here. I've read a lot of threads on Dana 30 disc conversions and Terry Howe's write-up as well.
I have a chance to buy a complete 1981 Jeep Dana 30 axle. I want to swap the discs onto my 76 CJ-7. I just installed new bearings on my drum Dana 30 and I want to keep my six-bolt hubs. I don't want to have to buy new bearings, so I don't want to use the '81 spindles (some guys here have mentioned swapping everything forward from the ball joints)
Can I just install the knuckles and rotor assembly from the '81 Dana 30 onto my '76 Dana 30? Or do I need to swap spidnles, hubs, buy new bearings, etc..?
Thank you for your help!