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FAKRWEE Navajo 44 swap

My new front end got in today. It's a custom Dynatrac 44 front axle assembly.

List of goodies include:
Reverse cut housing upgrade
Warn premium manual locking hub set
30 spline 3/4 ton alloy steel axles
Upgraded Disc brake Ass. 5.5.5
Ford coil spring bracketry
5:13 gears-reverse cut
ARB 3.92+ ver.
1310 dana 44 u-bolt style yoke
Heavy duty ends package
Heavy duty steel dif. cover
High clearance steering package
Width= 62 in.

I saved my pennies for quite awhile to be able to afford it but she's a beauty. I almost feel like not installing it.

I hope the pictures come out my battery started going dead.

The installer is fourxDr. in Burbank and Winter's designing the radius arms. We know they will be wristed but will not have pin's like bc broncos. I'll include pictures as we go along. Today they took apart the front end. I'm hoping the job will take about a month.:bounce:
 

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driver side hoop & trac bar mounts.
 

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Passenger side hoop and inner fender. The battery bracket on the fender is the white mark. We'll be moving the battery frame higher and cutting out most of the black metal inner fender.
 

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Close up of what we're cutting out. This should give us about 3' more of stuff maybe more.
 

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View of what we're cutting out and the driver side and rewireing that has to be done.
 

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Hoop cross member.One of the problems with the cross member was that it had to be welded. This would be a problem if you had to work on the engine. The solution was a bunge connector. Look closely and you can see a sleeve at the end of the bar. This is not the final bar. The final will be chromoly. I'll show a close
up of the bunge connector and how it works in the next pic.
 

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This is the bunge connector. It permits you to weld one side of the bar and connect it to the other piece but permits you to take it apart by unscrewing some allen bolts.
 

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We used the same system on the tranny cross member and every other place we might need removing.
 

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We also tucked up the Atlas T-Case higher.
 

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Made a skid plate with drainage.
 

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And it bolts right on.
 

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Protecting T-Case.
 

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View of upper link dog leg and bracket. We were able to make link longer.
 

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Better view dog leg.
 

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We're going to have to re-route the exhaust.
 

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Rear spacers. 1 1/2'
 

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Hope you guy's enjoy and be free to make any comments on how to improve the setup or questions. As to pricing I don't have the final numbers yet. (Maybe I don't want to know.):rolleyes: I'll know when all is finished and I tally up. Can't wait for T-Haven in Jan. and see what she can do.:D
 






Um.... dat was alot of pics! looks good...

So like, ya ever gonna get this thing back? When is the eta? :p
 






Lookin' great Tom! I was anticipating the latest round of photos and they didn't disappoint:D:thumbsup:
 






Thanks guy's. I should have it back before the X-mas vacations. I want to do T-Haven in Jan. and ARIZONA in March to celebrate a couple of B-days.:D
 



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Poop, Thats the coolest thing I've ever seen. That is way cooler than Ricks- Sorry rick! I love it. I want to see some action shots! Keep us posted.
 






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