Not obsessed: focused.
- Vero Beach
So sad to do all this work and stick an automatic in it.....
If I had it all to redo, I would have done this to a WT axle rather than using the NT and outboarding. Mine works and has never had a problem other than dialing out a little bit of steering to keep the tires off the springs, but that's a better solution overall.Get a picture of it for us if possible. I used a 78 J10 44 front and followed the advice of the thread (and John N). The spring perches are too wide for a CJ unless you outboard the spring mounts. I cut 4.4" off the drivers side tube and welded the knuckle back on. As the thread states, you can use 5, 6 or 8 lug hubs. I chose 8 which added about 1" to each side or 62.5" WMS.
Totally agree. And especially if you need to regear anyway.Honestly, if you're paying a shop to do all the rebuild of the old axles and brakes you may be better off with a set of axles from ECGS. Given your proximity, you can simply pick them up and bolt them on to your new chassie.
ECGS will give you brand new everything and new brakes so it takes an entire project off the table. If you can afford it I'm a very strong advocate of this to keep your project moving forward. It also allows you to get wide track axles which will allow larger tires and make it more stable.