Here's a pic of a 78/79 Ford 1/2T (F150/Bronco) front end.Originally posted by yjtj:
<STRONG>i used a 79 bronco d44 in my jeep before i swapped the d60 in. there are c bushing wedges that are cast into the axle tubes. the radius arms and coil buckets just unbolt. you will be left with just the wedges. all yah really have to do is grind a set of perches to fit on the housing right. its more work than usual but not that bad.</STRONG>
As long as you center the axle and build your spring hangers or link mounts centered,the axle has no choice but to be centered. Probly have to outrig the hangers if your using leafs but you can keep it centeredTJ Ken said:I'll be putting the '79 250 HP44 (5x5.5 approx~65"wms)in my TJ soon, and have searched to death also for some info:
Will the axle sit centered under my Jeep with the pinion lining up in the right location or will it be offset out to one side?
That's not how you "line up" an axle You center the axle under the frame.TJ Ken said:
Alright basically what I'm asking is if i line up the pinion with my driveshaft, will either the driver or passenger side stick farther than it's opposite side?
Just center the axle ends so your tires are at the right point. The actual location of the pinion doesn't matter. It will vary a little, but that's the point of having ujoints in the driveshaft.TJ Ken said:
and then what?
deal with the pinion being offset compared to stock location?
Am i missing something?