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94 Sport Full Width Dana 44 and 9 inch

Ok it's finally looking like something. This thing should be complete by the end of next week, so I am posting this in the registry instead of the projects section, I hope that's OK with everyone.

Front:Full width Dana 44 from a 78 Bronc with 4.88s and a Lock Rite
Wild horses coils, custom drag link and radius arms. Bronco buckets and stock track bar.

Rear: Full width Ford 9 inch, with 4.88s and a EZ Locker, stock springs and 4 inch blocks.

No cutting down here. There are pizza cutters on her right now, but I'm picking up the 35' Muds tomorrow.
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Thanks for looking!!!!
 



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Two questions:
#1, how is your rear going to flex with that long of a shock?
#2, How the heck will you handle the axle wrap with those blocks?
 



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#1-the rear flexes great, the shocks do not inhibit the travel at all. That's why I measured before I bought these. It's all about where you place the mounts.

#2-I'm going to wheel it and see how ad it gets, but I am planning a track bar in the near future. I also have a line on some 13 leaf springs for an EB, so that will help.
 






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The secret is out, now that my wife has been seen driving around town in this thing.

Yes, it is hers until I buy her something new. :thumbdwn:
She wants a Toyota Sequoia-I need some cash quick :p
 

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how does she get in??
that thing is huge!!!
 






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What Did You Use For Spring Brackets On The Frame....stock? Also What Did You Use For Springs?
 






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The spring buckets are 78 Bronco, the springs in the front are Wild Horses 5.5 inch lift springs for an Early Bronco www.wildhorses4x4.com
 






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not to jump in your post

but that looks extremely familiar. check out my truck, its a 94 sport with fullsize out of a '79 bronc

im really jealous though, mine isnt done :mad:

my 94
 






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truck looks great, I love my full widths, just prepare to be dirty forever!!

2 things
1 welds look great but watch that front trac bar, the welds may hold, but the frame may not, you may have it reinforced more than the pictures show, but just a heads up, it has happened to alot of us, so be careful!

2 where did you get your wristed arm???????
 






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Nice rig

Very nice setup front axle is centered..And rear is the same (of course) I agree with the rear leafs flexin so good..And those welds are nice :thumbsup: :thumbsup: .Good job
 






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I made the wristed arm, it was really easy. I cut the RA where I wanted it to pivot, then I just took 2, 3/8'' plates and cut them to size and welded them on. I also had a bushing made for the 'wrist' so it can pivot nicely. It seems to work great. I just used a 5/8'' hitch pin to secure the other side of the wrist.
 






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What did you have to do to modify the rear drive shaft to fit the 9", because i going to be putting a 9" in my B4000 and i'm just curious to what you had done.
 






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Bassically, it is a whole new rear driveshaft. I got a new CV at the T case end (the stock one was in bad shape) and new u joint at the axle end. I had him put in a new, longer travel, slip joint too. It cost about 400 dollars, but I decided to do it right the first time, in the hope that I will not have problems later.
My d/s guy has a Navaho and said that if you don't put a CV in the rear you will get a major vibration with this amount of lift.
 

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will the stock one work until i get a sleaved one?
 






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No, the u-joint is different. ex's have 1310s and 9'' have 1350 usually.
 






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Do you know how wide you are now? from outside of each tire?
Where did you get your jonny joints from?
 






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Roughly about 80 inches from outside to outside. I got the jonny joints locally from a fab shop that makes them for "Toys by Troy" The place is called DT Fab, they have a website. I think I scored mine for about $40.00 each-cash.
 






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i"m planning to put the same amount lift on my truck that you did, do you think that I'll be able to fit 36" IROKS?
 






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You should. I am going with much less lift with the same axles and will be running 38" Swampers.
 






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I could easily fit 37's without cutting. If I did some hacking I'm sure I could fit anything up to 40s
 



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Did you change the flange on the transfercase or did you use a 1310 to 1330 adapter to mate the 9"'s driveline to the explorer. what did you have to do to the front driveshaft?
 






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