I'm doing this same conversion a 78 waggy front. that is going into my CJ7From what I understand, or at least what I think I understand, I need to replace the jeep spindles with chevy spindles in order to fit ford hubs and rotors? is this because the ford hubs need a bigger spindle than the jeep hub?Alright, I got it figured out.
This is what I did to get my 5x5.5 conversion done on the '92 YJ
'78 or '79 J10 or Waggy D44 passenger side drop.
stock Jeep Knuckle on Driver side, Chevy Flat top on passenger side w/ Parts Mike arm
'79 Ford rotor and hubs ( this is a set at autozone for $24.99 per side)
'76 Chevy 1/2 ton calipers ($14.99 at O'Reilly's or $13.99 at Autozone)
'76 or '79 pads (they are the same pads so you can pull either (Duralast Golds are $33.99 and O'Reilly's has their Premium Wagner pads for $55.99)
I am going to have to figure out what to do about the brake lines. I can use the braided lines I got in the RE Extreme lift kit, but I have to open up the hole a little, or have a custom hose made. I am pretty sure I know what I am doing :grinpimp:
and if I remember correctly there is a difference in the number of bolts in the ford hub and the chevy hub. This is the bolts that bolt the spindle to the knuckle. Am I correct?
The axle I'm working on has locking hubs and the wheel hubs look to me to be the same as a chevy hub. I'm just wondering if these may have been changed in some earlier life?
I did buy this axle along with the rear axle out of the same wagoneer the rear axle is offset to the passengers side so I'm thinking this waggy was a quadratrack at some time in it's life but it had a T18 with a d20 or 300 transfercase from what I saw. I'm still working on buying the transmission from the guy. I want that t18 for my CJ.