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Old 06-21-2019, 08:35 PM   #4
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Default Re: High Schoolers Budget Custom Scout II Build

Getting the suspension mocked up so I can have at least a rolling frame. I converted the rear Dana 44 to SOA by simply cutting off the perches and welding them on the opposite side, they are only tacked in for final placement later.

We sell these spring perches on the store....

Axle bolted in, CPT 6" shackles, u-bolt plates and u-bolts. The leaf-springs are used vintage 2.5" Rancho lift-springs. They were in good condition, just painted and put new bushings in them.

This is a front Dana 44 out of a 74/75' Pickup/T-All. This axle is already setup for SOA. Will need to narrow and cut-and-turn the axle, but for now it will be fine for rolling around.

I got a NP241C from a buddy for basically free so I rebuilt it. Got new bearings, chain, seals and a Tom Woods SYE kit. The SYE kit consists of a shorter output shaft, eliminating the slip-yoke allowing for a modern flange to be used. Also installed a 23 spline input shaft so it will mate with my NV4500. If you do this, get a Dodge NP241, it will save you $ on a clocking ring as the bolt pattern spacing is WAY different.

Original internals...

Complete rebuilt unit...
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