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post #16 of 71 Old 11-05-2019, 08:58 PM
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Looks good, they do take some time.


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post #17 of 71 Old 11-07-2019, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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Made a little progress on the axles this week. Front Dana 25 is all buttoned up and ready to go. Rear Dana 44 is ready to go back together, just waiting on a few parts.

Converted the front to GM style disc brakes. I've been using a similar setup with these PowerStop pads on my YJ for several years with good results. So I'm hoping for the same here.







Dana 44 housing painted and ready to put back together.



All the parts that came in today. Still waiting on new ring gear bolts for the differential, brake shoes, wheel cylinders and drums.



Hoping to have the rear axle all buttoned up by the end of the weekend.
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Very nice, inspiring. Look forward to watching yours come together.

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Spent some time in the garage Saturday getting the rear put all back together. I also made a skid out of some scraps to store the axles on. Much easier to move them around with a pallet jack.









Next up is working on getting the frame off to the body shop to be straightened. After that, off to the sand blaster. Once it's back we will be boxing some parts of the frame and repairing the damage done by years of plowing and abuse.

While the frame is out, also going to start rebuilding the Ross steering box.

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Been busy over the last few weeks with some work travel. So I haven't had the chance to get the frame out. Hopefully I'll get it out early next week.

My work trip took me through the Huntsville, AL area. Stopped by the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum to check out their military vehicle collection. They have the great collection of prototype and early war Jeeps. They even have the oldest surviving Jeep, the Ford Pygmy. originally delivered to US Army on Nov 23, 1940. Planning on taking my dad back down there so he can see them in person.

If you're ever in the Huntsville area, it's definitely worth the $5 to go take a look!









Now with our project, we did get around to rebuilding the Ross box and painted the T90/D18 combo.



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I'm going to have to bother you for details on the brake swap in a week or so. I'm in a similar situation except I have a Dana 41 rear.

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Are the locking hubs direct drive (WL2)or spring loaded (M2)? If they are spring loaded, double check to insure they are operating properly. Early Warn spring loaded (spring lock) hubs used 4 springs mounted on pins. Unless these pins are aligned with 4 holes in the body, the hub will not lock.

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I'm going to have to bother you for details on the brake swap in a week or so. I'm in a similar situation except I have a Dana 41 rear.
The rear brakes are stock 10" drum brakes from 66-71 CJ5 / Jeepster Commando. I used the front brakes as I didn't need the parking brake parts and didn't have a hub puller when I was in the junkyard. Another popular swap is the 11" brakes from 62-72 Wagoneer or 72-75 CJ5 as well.

Either swap should be more or less a bolt on install.

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Are the locking hubs direct drive (WL2)or spring loaded (M2)? If they are spring loaded, double check to insure they are operating properly. Early Warn spring loaded (spring lock) hubs used 4 springs mounted on pins. Unless these pins are aligned with 4 holes in the body, the hub will not lock.
They are the WL2 hubs. After a good cleaning and re-gressing they seems to be operating as they should. They are a little beat up on the outside, but all the internals were in good shape.

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When you rebuilt the Ross did you manage to get the horn wire down the column and in through the box? I gave up on this point when I rebuilt mine, kicking myself now.

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When you rebuilt the Ross did you manage to get the horn wire down the column and in through the box? I gave up on this point when I rebuilt mine, kicking myself now.
We didn't do the horn wire yet. I think when that time comes I'm going to run a piece of string or another wire up from the bottom and pull the horn wire through. If that doesn't work, I guess I may have to open up the box again.
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They are the WL2 hubs. After a good cleaning and re-gressing they seems to be operating as they should. They are a little beat up on the outside, but all the internals were in good shape.
They are a BEAR to unlock if you get a bit of wind up. Do NOT user pliers on them if they stick. You will have to try to pop the t case while driving in figure eights in gravel.

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They are a BEAR to unlock if you get a bit of wind up. Do NOT user pliers on them if they stick. You will have to try to pop the t case while driving in figure eights in gravel.
Once this Jeep is done, it's going to be more of a pavement pounder. So I doubt 4WD will see much use, other than the occasional engagement to keep the lube in the knuckles from settling at the bottom.

I just happened to stumble across the the WL2 hubs while scouting the local junkyard last spring. It always seems that you find the best stuff when you're not actively searching for it

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Does anyone get away using the hand parking brake with those 11" drums instead of the drum on the transfer case? The Dana 18 in my '3A doesn't have a drum. I suspect the entire drivetrain is from a CJ-5. The T-90 had a build tag for '58 and the engine was an F-Head.

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Does anyone get away using the hand parking brake with those 11" drums instead of the drum on the transfer case? The Dana 18 in my '3A doesn't have a drum. I suspect the entire drivetrain is from a CJ-5. The T-90 had a build tag for '58 and the engine was an F-Head.
I'm guessing your trans and drivetrain are from a wagon or pickup, as a 58 CJ5 should have had a t-case parking brake.

You should look for rear brake parts from the Wagoneer, as they used an e-brake. The other option would be to to convert the rear bearing cap on your D18 to the e-brake style. I have a spare bearing cap, backing plate and drum laying around for a D18 if you're interested.

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