D44 rear in Scramblers?

MomoJeep

Basic User
CJ-8.com Member
City
Seattle
State
WA
#1
Does anyone know if Dana 44's were used in the rear of some Scramblers such as they did with some Cj7's in 1986?
 

Spieg

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
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City
Aurora
State
CO
#3
Seems unlikely. They didn't start using the W/T D44s until they ran out of AMC20s. This didn't happen until mid year 1986. While there were allegedly a couple hundred Scramblers sold as 1986 models, those were likely build in late 1985 before the AMC20s ran out of supply. But who knows for sure, there may be a lucky few out there.
 

Flatie46

Legacy Registered User
City
Russllville
State
TN
#4
My '82 Has a dana 44 rear. I had bought it from the original owner and I knew he actually ordered it. One day he called me out of the blue and I asked him about it. He told me no it was not original, the original had a problem and his mechanic found that one to replace what it had and told him it was much better than what it had. lol I have the original tag from it but it's really hard to read. I work in a factory that builds big truck differentials. I was going to bring the tag in and see what they could tell me about it. It would about had to have come from a late 86 CJ7, I don't see any evidence of modification and as far as I know that would be the only 44 that would be a direct bolt in.
 

AK-RWC

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SOA Member
City
south central
State
AK
#5
I thought we verified that the ONE confirmed '86 CJ-8 that has shown up here did in fact come with the factory Dana 44.
 

Spieg

Scrambler Junkie
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City
Aurora
State
CO
#10
I think some of the Israeli stuff had some different options as well, but I don't really count those as Scramblers. o_O
 

Jeepskate

Insane in the Membrane
City
Christiansted
State
VI
#15
Thanks...I dont get on here much...does the glass say "Hecho en Venezuela" ?
It was resto-modded in Florida about 6-7 years ago, so much of the original stuff is gone. I think the doors might be off of a YJ, Gr8Tops half cab & bulkhead, the windshield *might* be the original. It has a Venezuelan VIN.
 
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