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B2 d44 swap

Ok, well i am kinda new to this site, and i don't have an explorer. But, i do think this is worth posting here. I met some of y'all at the Truckhaven run in Feb. i was riding along with JoshS and Section525. I really wished i'd hab my bronco down there, o well. As some of you know Section525 recently redid his shop/garage, the sliders we built last weekend are cool, but i decided that we needed a real project to break in his shop the right way. What better way than with a SAS.

Specs:
Rig: 84 bronco 2, 2.8L 4 spd manual, manual tcase. 37" MTRs, choptop, dovetailed. Had d35 front and still does have the 31spline 8.8 rear swapped in. I was running 37s with a 3" BL only.

New axle: Empty housing temporarily, i just need the carrier installed and it will be good to go. Axle from a 76 EB, disc brakes, custom driverside radius arm and a wristed passenger arm.

The pics:
Little rain as we started, time to get out the easy up.
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I'll skip the pics of tearing out the old ttb, everyone knows what that looks like.
New Coil buckets from a 72 f-100 4x4
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Sliding the axle in
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Hung from the springs with the radius arms mounted
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Now, the before:
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and after
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The crew, Gordon( taco slider guy) Me, my brother and Johnny(Section525)
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O yeah, did i mention that we did all this in one day?
 








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Well, since Colin brought this thread back from the dead, i guess i should update it a little.
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i painted it, i had the front gears installed. I ordered a doubler adapter kit from D.D. machine. It is no longer dovetailed. I need to start working so i can order some new alloy shafts for the front. Hopefully it should be good to go in about a month.
 








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