Previous owner of my truck ran it into a tree, so the front end is just not right. It’s eating up wheel bearings like mad among other things. So browsing the Nextdoor app, I can across a kid selling a d44 front and a 9” rear, both with arb air lockers, 4.56’s, leafs, disk brakes, 35” boggers on steelies for $300. Got them for $200 as I wasn’t sure about the 44 since it’s from a ‘78 wagoneer with a passenger drop diff. So I chopped the axle, sleeved it and swapped sides, so now it’s a driver drop. I don’t have a shop, so I’m doing the conversion in my driveway which is on a hill so that adds all kinds of challenges. I got the rear axle in yesterday, but had to order reproduction Cadillac calipers with an external parking brake bc the taco is a 6spd manual. After about 84 trips to Napa, I was able to get the brake lines figured out bc the metric system is ridiculous and nobody makes parts for what I’m doing. I now need to lengthen my driveshaft so heading to pick n pull today for another driveshaft to sleeve and make it strong. Yes I know I should order a custom shaft, but $300-400 is out of my range. Im doing this on a budget and keeping it as simple as possible, so I’m going to run leaf’s up front as I don’t have the $ for tubing and joints and all that. I got the perches welded on the 44, a used steering box and pitman arm from PNP off a 95 ifs 4runner, shock hoops, misc parts from slag factory and ruffstuff. I’m trying to figure out steering bc the knuckles are not flat tops and a spring over setup I’m pretty sure interferes with the leaves. I can’t find flat tops anywhere that don’t break the bank ($300+). I’ve figured out the hangers as best I can before starting to hack out the ifs, but a lot of that will come after stuff is out of the way. I’ll try to take pics and update as things progress, but it’ll hopefully be happening over the next few weeks. Here’s some pics of my “shop” and the axles as purchased. I’ll try to keep y’all posted as I go along. I’m sure I’ll have questions too.