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WARNING: This swap will be longer than bmxking's :eek:

Thanks to tig for a real steal that I couldnt pass up ($50), it all started with a d44 from a 73' Bronco. This means its drum braked, coil sprung with LP housing complete hub to hub with r/a's.

But, its matching width. :D

Its in great shape as far as EB axles are concerned. It has 3.50's which upon inspection are in PERFECT condition. Not one chip on any of the ring gear teeth. Also the rust isnt too bad, its simply surface rust, nothing damaging. Also most of the bolts so far are coming off very well, only breaking a few. Not bad for 31 years of rust.

So far in the plans are yukon 4.88's with full spool or lincon locker. Disk brake conversion VIA junkyard or broncograveyard, rear XJ 8" lift leafs and heimjointed crossover. To complete the swap ill be getting new cromo shafts front and rear with a new 5on5.5 bolt pattern for the 8.8 and 4.88's with a detriot. Also rounding it out are some new rubbers, either 35" boggers or MT/R's on 5on5.5 steelies/beadlocked pending on the DD status upon completion of the project. And, if it is no longer a DD when I finish, the top is coming off. :eek: :thumbsup:


EDIT with final prices

Upon completion it now had a Fullwidth d44/9" with 36" TSL-SX, 5.13 gears spooled rear and many other goodies.


Prices:
Gears D44/9" 5.13: $150 from PBB
D44 Master Install: $109.99 from PORC on pirate
9" Master Install: $89.99 from PORC on pirate
D44 Carrier: $60 Ebay
9" Spool: $129.99 from PORC on pirate
1976 f-150 Highpinion Drum Brake D44 : $85 from Junkyard
D44 Disk Brake Outers: $50 from Junkyard
1978 F-150 9": $50 from Junkyard
5 on 5.5 Rims: $20 from Junkyard
4 36x12.5x15 TSL-SX: $ 250 from Pragon Board
1 36x12.5x15 TSL Radial: $18 from Junkyard
Shocks: $100 from Jeff Daniels Jeeps
D44 Spring Perch: $20 Jeff Daniels Jeeps
U-Bolts (Custom) : $30 from local u-bolt shop
Brake Pads/Caliper: $31.77 National Auto
Leaf Spring Hardware: $48 Jeff Daniels Jeeps
Replacement A4LD: $65 Junkyard
Conversion U-Joint: $25 National Auto
Extend Brakelines: $73 from local brakeline shop
Steel: $56

Without what I paid those who helped, plus the gear installs I have about 1,500 into this.


Scrapping the TTB: PRICELESS
 

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awsome, bring some along. I have the breather neck just not the tube.
 



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well, I flopped it, caught on fire while flopped, sheared my pinion, broke some glass and found out I have a design flaw. The axle since its shackle foreward likes to get puched back when it goes against something and the shackles reverses and puts the leaf in really abd shape.

Does anyone have a good idea for an anti wrap bar type link that will prevent the axle from wrapping as well as keeping it from pushing back?
 






Wow
 






I had the same thing happen to the rear during the new years run -- the rear shackle was smashed up against a rock and my friend said the leaf spring looked very ugly.
 






BTW how did you shear the D44 pinion? Was it just from raw [unadulterated] torque?

I ask cauz I'm kind of surprised that the axle shafts or hubs didnt give before the pinion.
 






Im guessing it sheared as the axle was pushed, and articulated at a funny angle. Thats why people mount there shackles in the rear and not the front, to avoid this.

As far as a anti-wrap design, i have no idea.
 






make a braket that bolts to the ubolt spring plate to the shackle...or extreame boomerang shackles...
 






Either boomerang shackles or turn it around the "right way". :p:
 






Geez Curtis, are you alright? Did you get any pics :D
 






I had the same thing happen to the rear during the new years run -- the rear shackle was smashed up against a rock and my friend said the leaf spring looked very ugly.

I was the one who said that.

BTW how did you shear the D44 pinion? Was it just from raw [unadulterated] torque?

I ask cauz I'm kind of surprised that the axle shafts or hubs didnt give before the pinion.

I bounced once and the axle wrapped at a bad angle. I did it on the ledge in whiterock, the easy line. :(

Im guessing it sheared as the axle was pushed, and articulated at a funny angle. Thats why people mount there shackles in the rear and not the front, to avoid this.

As far as a anti-wrap design, i have no idea.

make a braket that bolts to the ubolt spring plate to the shackle
A bracket from the spring plate ..... umm.... ?

Geez Curtis, are you alright? Did you get any pics :D

Oh ya, they are coming :D
 






well, I flopped it, caught on fire while flopped, sheared my pinion, broke some glass and found out I have a design flaw. The axle since its shackle foreward likes to get puched back when it goes against something and the shackles reverses and puts the leaf in really abd shape.

Does anyone have a good idea for an anti wrap bar type link that will prevent the axle from wrapping as well as keeping it from pushing back?

I still think I've got you beat for f*ckups for the weekend, buddy ;)
 












Preach it sista!

Oh, so you know what the two of us did to our trucks already...? ;)

Jay has the pics of Micah's engine smoking, I just have still shots of HOW it got to the point of catching on fire. And how he managed to break his pinion:

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But, like I said... I've still got him beat :rolleyes:
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Oh, so you know what the two of us did to our trucks already...? ;)

Jay has the pics of Micah's engine smoking, I just have still shots of HOW it got to the point of catching on fire. And how he managed to break his pinion:

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But, like I said... I've still got him beat :rolleyes:
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Oh man are you ok?
 






Holy crap -- two X's rolled!

Spas -- is that the same rock/line I tried to get up on during the new years run?
 






Holy crap -- two X's rolled!

Spas -- is that the same rock/line I tried to get up on during the new years run?

Thats on top of it. She had already made it up the harder part. Thats the off camber area that you gotta go over to get back down.
 






Holy crap -- two X's rolled!

Spas -- is that the same rock/line I tried to get up on during the new years run?

Actually, both of us flopped on our sides. Marcy was responsible for pulling my truck the other 3/4 of the way back over onto its wheels, and Micah had to be pulled backwards off the wall he leaned into. Sheesh, both of us got rescued by J**ps this weekend... this is bad, lol. Yes, that was 'The Ledge' that I rolled on, and it was my fault for not knowing to let the clutch out when you're about to go over. I've got video of Micah's truck smoking and mine being rolled back over but I don't know how/where to put it. Both of us have a lot of fixing to do :rolleyes:
 












Micah didnt get pulled back at all. We tossed a rope around the B pillar and pulled on it to get his wheels on something for a little traction and he drove out.
 



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