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  1. #46
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    Default Re: My Dana44 Axle Build

    FOr the front of my MJ I have a f250 hp 44. Im going to be using a tnt customs truss and brackets. I going to run it 5 lug instead of 8 lug so its only 67 inches instead of 69. That way its closer to the 65 inch; 9 inch in the rear. Also have a milled flat top to match the driver side so Im going to run hi steer. DId I mention I got the housing with machined pass. side knuckle, minus axles and carrier for FREE.
    91 aw4 Dana 30 and 8.8 with 4.56s, 6in rough country long arm kit, hd offroad shackle relocation, 33s, Va fan full width front bumper, brown dog poly motor mount to go with a fresh long block.

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    That is slightly better than my front and rear for 200 I will have a high steer too, but done differently
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    I haven't even opened the cover to see if the bearing caps are there.
    91 aw4 Dana 30 and 8.8 with 4.56s, 6in rough country long arm kit, hd offroad shackle relocation, 33s, Va fan full width front bumper, brown dog poly motor mount to go with a fresh long block.

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    No time like the present. I haven't bought gears yet either.
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    I'm hoping to pop the cover off tomorrow after we finish my neighbors deck. As long as the caps are there ill start stripping and getting ready for the truss and 513s
    91 aw4 Dana 30 and 8.8 with 4.56s, 6in rough country long arm kit, hd offroad shackle relocation, 33s, Va fan full width front bumper, brown dog poly motor mount to go with a fresh long block.

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    Default Re: My Dana44 Axle Build

    In my never ending quest to see just how much I can make this axle weigh, I added a couple of tie down loops.. Whenever I load my Jeep on my trailer I have to wrap a chain around both sides of the axle and run it through a hook on the back of my trailer. Takes a lot of time and I get tired of messing with a 20' chain. So I got the rose bud going and bent up some 3/4" round stock and made a couple of loops I can hook into with open hooks. With the right length of chain, I can just hook into the loops and drive on to the trailer and when it stops, it will be just right. Similar thing intended for the front axle so trailering can be done quick and easy
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails IMG_2079.jpg   IMG_2070.jpg  

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    Last edited by 4.3LXJ; 03-05-2018 at 05:59 PM.
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: My Dana44 Axle Build

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    The color was right, but it is an L-Tec Migmaster 250. Nice welder, but can't buy parts locally. When I bought it there was a couple of dealers in the area
    Well, I was close Linde was bought and name changed to L-Tec, then later bought again by ESAB, Linde and L-Tec made good machines...not crazy about ESAB.
    On another notr, the tie down loops are a good idea...sure makes trailering a breeze

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    I haven't kept up on that. I have had the welder about 20 years now, no issues whatsoever. It just keeps on working well
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    If it wasn't broke before, it sure is now
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails img2080.jpg  
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: My Dana44 Axle Build

    Attachment 14432
    All fixed. Changed from right hand drop, 0 pinion and castor angle to left hand drop with 13 pinion and 5 castor angle
    Last edited by 4.3LXJ; 04-04-2018 at 09:24 PM.
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: My Dana44 Axle Build

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    Attachment 14432
    All fixed. Changed from right hand drop, 0 pinion and castor angle to left hand drop with 13 pinion and 5 castor angle
    Nice, what do you use to keep the tubes in line as you assemble?, I have done it in a lathe, tack it and rotate, knock it around as needed and weld it up, about 1 inch at a time skipping around.

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    The tubes have a slight taper on the end. Used a jig to hold the pumpkin at 13 then got the tube taper started at 5 and a whack with a hammer got it started enough so it wouldn't come out or wiggle around. Then off to the press
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Built a custom diff cover with all the bells and whistles. Has a magnetic drain plug and dip stick. Also ties into the truss to make the whole thing stronger







    It's red Tony
    Last edited by 4.3LXJ; 06-03-2018 at 10:51 PM.
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: My Dana44 Axle Build

    sweet!
    Wheelin' East Texas in a RED XJ

    RED 98 XJ with 4.5" lift, ZJ steering, front and rear locked on 33's
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    Sweet! I wish I would have done that!

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