Yep, SunRay built it. That guy must have $100K into his TJ. The axle joint was a full float 31 spline axle that was drilled and tapped at the outer end. Then they slipped a splined yoke onto the axle and bolted it together. (you can see the bolt head in the pic) I didn't ask why they did it but I'm assuming that it was so they wouldn't have to turn down a 60 axle shaft, re-spline it and have it hardened again. The part I didn't understand about the truck was the stretch job. The owner told me they stretched the cowl instead of the tub to get more weight over the front axle. Then in the next sentence he told me that the motor was moved back 5 inches. He about had enough room under the hood to have two inline 6's in there. The only thing I can figure is that they wanted to use a stock soft top instead of a custom built one. The owner was really cool and wasn't afraid to Get-It-Awn.Originally posted by Mike Knorr:
<STRONG>The axles under the rig were built by Sun Ray. Actually most of the Jeep was built by Sun Ray. Defiantly one of those pays to play guys.</STRONG>
<IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> GONNA have to agree with adam.Originally posted by Ant:
<STRONG>Ok Sun Ray.... but whats the skinny on those inner shafts??? It looks as if they took a pinion yoke then used a sraight splined on both ends inner shaft then bolted the yoke to the shaft. Looks key for quick UJ changing but are the U-bolts as strong as the factory ears??</STRONG>
Originally posted by Ant:
<STRONG>So whats the scoop on this??????
Who makes those shafts??
[ 09-06-2001: Message edited by: Ant ]</STRONG>
That is not a 14-bolt yoke! A 14-bolt uses straps NOT u-bolts, and besides a 14-bolt yoke uses a 1350 U-joint, a Dana 60 shaft takes like a 1480 series UJ!! And if I remember correctly the older 14 bolt pinions are coarse spline, maybe the newer ones are fine and would work?Originally posted by high5:
[QB]i have talked to tom elliston (sunray) about those yokes and he said they are 14bolt yokes. they use them because they are a bit stronger than the standard axle yoke and easily replaced if you break a joint and it takes out the yoke.