yeah that is what i posted just above you. i have a machinist buddy that can make me a d44 spool then broach it for toy splines for free. it would be made of 4340 cromo. also, if i get an arb and take it apart he can make the part i would need with custom side gears out of 4140 or 4340..... i think i am going to start cutting and see where it gets me.toy side gears and welded to a D44 carrier.
If they dont fit, surely a machinist could take them down or make a bushing.
then its just getting tube lengths right and making the OEM 44 carrier Survive.
I like the idea.
Fj40 balls and outer knuckles are the same as minitrucks correct?