Continuing on from the front axle prep, the rear axle’s spring pad angle recorded and spring pads were removed. That was followed up by an inspection of differential and rear drum brakes to make sure there wasn’t anything catastrophic that would make the axle unusable or unrepairable. Everything looked good.
By clamping a piece of angle iron to the spring pad I was able to measure the angle off of a flat surface on the housing. When re-welding the new, wider, and stronger spring pads to the housing I planned to tilt the pinion angle higher towards the output of the transfer case, however I still wanted the angle location of the old pads as a reference if only for comparison.
Spring Pads cut off. Ready to be cleaned and painted. Before power washing the axles, I took a wire wheel on the angle grinder to both axles. This was a very messy job. Dust from the surface rust and dirt was everywhere. I used a respirator to breath easier. It was worth it though. When it came to power washing the axles, they cleaned up very well with most of the surfaces rust and dirt gone. Also I soaked both axles in Simple Green after wire wheeling them to break down the oil and grease for a better surface to prime and paint.
The budget Rebuild by Ralph HasselThe complete build is documentedhere on www.Offroaders.comThis 1978 Jeep CJ-7 never started life as a complete Jeep; rather it was built completely from parts. The goal was to build a […]
A Budgeted Jeep CJ-7 Rebuild from Concept to Conception by Ralph Hassel My evolution of thought… It all started with a humbling realization a number of years ago. My current vehicle, a 92 Toyota pickup 4×4, […]
Fabricating Custom U-Bolt Plates with Skid Protection for Project Jeep CJ-7 With the job of a Dana 44 axle swap to the project CJ-7 came the need for new u-bolt plates. Two things made stock u-bolt […]
After doing some research I finally decided to look for a Borg-Warner T-18A manual transmission. Manual because that is what I prefer. The T-18A because of it’s 6.32:1 first gear and it’s heavy duty, cast […]
Project Jeep CJ-7 Daystar Swaybar Bushings Tip. When swapping out your stock CJ swaybar bushings with the Daystar Swaybar Bushings, here’s a Tip – Use the CJ bracket! Here’s why…First off, upgrading your sway bar bushings […]
Continuing on from the front axle prep, the rear axle’s spring pad angle recorded and spring pads were removed. That was followed up by an inspection of differential and rear drum brakes to make sure […]
Project Jeep CJ-7 Scout II Dana 44 Axles Swap onto a CJ-7 FrameNew Custom Fabricated HangersFront Springs – Front HangersThe front hangers were a little easier to design than the rear hangers. Mainly because they […]
Project Jeep CJ-7 Scout II Dana 44 Axles Swap onto a CJ-7 FrameFabricated Leaf Spring HangersInstalling the Front Leaf Springs HangersBelow is the whole set of hangers. Gussets have been welded in and all the holes […]
Project Jeep CJ-7 U-Bolt Skid PlatesFabricating Custom U-Bolt Plates with Skid ProtectionWith the job of a Dana 44 axle swap to the project CJ-7, came the need for new u-bolt plates. Two things made stock […]
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