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Ok here goes this is whats planned anyone have comments questions please respond. Thanks!!!

(Not my project, just building it)


69 wagoneer, with buick 350, th400, dana 20 dana 27 & 44

76 cherokee, amc 360 (blown), th400, quadra trac, dual 44's

Using the cherokee for the build up

This is whats planned suspension wise
3" body lift
Shackle reversal (front) (3" of lift).....comments please
Spring Over Axle (front) (5"-6" lift).....comments please
Custom drag link, high steer later
Shackle Flip (rear) (4"-5" lift)
Drop front of rear spring 3" (1.5" lift)
Rear block (2"-4" lift)
Cut fenders to clear 38's

swap out rear dana 44/3.07 gears for eaton rear w/4.10
swap gears in front to 4.10 to match
change front 44 to 8 lug

pull motor, tranny, t-case, from 69 wagon and put in 76 cherokee

Do drivelines, shocks and the little stuff.


This should be able to flex very well on stock springs, be a low budget build, and be a good all around suv.
 

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Basically I want the pro and cons of the suspension setup stated above, guess I should have title this thread a little different.
 

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here is a pic now, with the 3" body lift

and a pic of the new rearend to go in

Looks like lehi borrowed the big guns and blew a hole clean thru it:rotfl:
 

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If you wind up with all the spare brackets and such for A/C on a V8 Jeep motor, let me know. Thinking on gathering the stuff for an OBA addition to my 304.
 

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That is a sweet looking eaton.
 

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sorry that I threw it away, but it was froze hard, may have a bracket in the gayrage, will see tomorrow am.

Cool, it breathes!
 

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What's the width of the eaton axle? You may end up a little bit wider in the back than the front.

Personally, I'm not a big fan of shackle reversals. You can cause problems with the front driveline, but that is just a personal preference I guess. Seems lots of people like it since lots of people do it.
 

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Eaton is 65" wide
front dana 44 is 62", then add 8 lug bearing hubs, about 2"-3" overall
8 lug front 64"-65" wide when complete

Front drivelines are easily corrected with a long travel shaft.

Thanks for the input though! :goodjob:


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What's the width of the eaton axle? You may end up a little bit wider in the back than the front.

Personally, I'm not a big fan of shackle reversals. You can cause problems with the front driveline, but that is just a personal preference I guess. Seems lots of people like it since lots of people do it.
 

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Ok want some opinions here, The eaton rear end, can either change axleshafts to 14FF and use 14FF detroit, or just weld it solid???
 

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well if you have the axle shafts, then wouldn't a detroit be better than a lincoln spooler?

I know nothing........I know nothing.......... I kno.................
 

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I second that, why waste money on a rear locker when that cash can be used somewhere else...weld it.

The 3" BL plus the reversal and SOA, that seems like alot of lift. what size tires are you planning on? Tire size can only go so big without putting that 44 in check
 

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Yeah it should end up at about 12 inches of lift and 37-38's. It will flex fairly well, and it starts very short stock....takes the body lift and a lot of trimming to clear 31's.
 

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Weld it. If you break it I amsure I can find some more Eatons laying around on a farm for you. I actually know of about five right know.
 
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