46 CJ2a

masscj2a

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#21
Early CJ5 frame has been blasted and awaiting boxing. Now have a T18 built waiting paint along with a nice built Dana 20 with Terra low installed. Going with a centered flanged 44 in back and a 30 up front. Debating on staying with the posi in the rear and a Eaton E locker up front. I loved my ARB's, but also found it nice not to worry about compressor and air lines. My E lockers were flawless. Staying with 2 1/2 inch springs and 1 inch body. I'm waiting on my kid to help get the tub into the trailer and off to blasters. Not going to post new pictures until the tub is back and painted. In the mean time, I'll box the frame and get the PS box located. The Dauntless is waiting for some loving time. Might just rebuild it, but I'll tare it down and mic it out to see where its at. Still trying to settle on gears. I'm thinking 488 or 456's. Its got the T18 632 and the terra low, thinking my choices are fitting right in there somewhere. Not going to see much highway. Whatcha thinking on gears? I might have a line on a Narrowed Dana 44 for up front, the line is out, awaiting a bite.
 

masscj2a

Rebuilding America's Jeep
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CJ-8.com Member
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City
Chester
State
Ma
#26
Yeh these are never easy to do. I do have a rear dump for the Dauntless, so hoping that helps. When I did the last 46, I cut the stock worm gear off and welded on a 3/4 double D shaft and a carden joint the two other joints with support to the box. I'm hoping for just one joint this time and maybe a different box. I have a series 2000 box on my cj6, that worked out better. We will see. Once the engine and drive line are on the frame that fun will begin. Yeh, never simple in these little guys.
 
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