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Okay, my sister is selling her scout. It is a rust bucket, but for 500 dollars, I'm not sure that I can pass it up. It has the Dana 300 and Front and Rear Dana 44's with 4:10's. I wold have to do a lot of welding and such, but I'm curious... could I put it in basically the same way it sits on the scout(with the front output shaft on the passenger side)? Or would I have to somehow modify the front axle and do a flip kit on the Dana 300? Please pardon my ignorance.. most of my friends go with bolt ons, so I don't have a lot of expierence with custom applications. Thanks!

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For the rear, you're set.

Some tough things to do to get the front in.

1. Re route exhaust to accomodate pass side driveshaft.
2. Figure out Upper control arm brackets, since even the rubicon ones are for driver's drop.
3. New tcase, unflipped.

You are looking at some coin to do this. Sure, a drivers drop TJ would look cool and retro, but save yourself the hassle and get some axles from a yard.

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The Scout D300 isn't the one to do a flip kit with. If you want to keep the Jeep axles, get a Jeep D300 and flip that. If you want to use the scout axles, and the Jeep tranny, get a Jeep D300 and go. If you want to use the Scout tranny with the Scout axles, then you can obviously use the Scout D300, otherwise sell it, you can probably get $500+ just for the case.
 

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Anyone know the scout 300 has the same bolt pattern as the Jeep one?? they both used chrysler tranny's so its possible.

If the Scout 300 won't work for you sell it, its shorter then the jeep one so alot of people want it. Also sell the scout front axle, it is factory set at 0* caster so if you want to get proper alignment and a good pinion angle you need to cut and turn the knuckles.

Don't let this ruin your plans, the dana 300 is a definate upgrade. Also a cheap and easy front end fix is a pre 80's wagoneer it will be a close match to the rear end in width.
 

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No the Scout 300 (2.62:1) has the same bolt pattern as the Dana 20 (2:1). Because of this it is a very sought after and rare xfercase. You can easily sell it to someone who has a dana 20 (lousy ratio) and buy a jeep dana 300 for about half the price you sold the scout dana 300 for.

The axles will be a lot of work to get them into a TJ. Obviously you have to put on a new coil set-up or convert to leaf springs.
 

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Originally posted by NE-RokToy:
<STRONG> Also sell the scout front axle, it is factory set at 0* caster so if you want to get proper alignment and a good pinion angle you need to cut and turn the knuckles.</STRONG>
If the scout came stock with the 300, it is a 1980. That was the only year that the scout 44's came with 2.5* of caster.
 

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Okay, so the best bet might be to sell the t-case and pick up a Jeep dana 300. Swap in the rear axle, and sell the front. Do a flip on the Jeep T-Case to avoid major headache(I could care less how it looks..). It is a 1980 scout.. good observation. What else can I sell off of this thing. I would be able to sell the t-case, front 44, hard top, and it also has a monster v-8. not sure which one though. I only glanced at the motor. Are there any write ups on swaping the 44 into a TJ. And of coarse, put 4:10's in the front to match the 44's gearing... Am I missing anything here? BTW, what would be fair prices for parts on this thing?
 

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boy, this one is confusing as hell..........

why not just put good axles on the tj???

why would you want to get rid of a very reliable fuel injected system???

I'm assuming you have the 2.5, cause i can't imagine anyone would want to get rid of a NEW 4.0 for an old beater scout powerplant.......

what size tires are you running now????
 

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Originally posted by Beezil:
<STRONG>boy, this one is confusing as hell..........

why not just put good axles on the tj???

why would you want to get rid of a very reliable fuel injected system???

I'm assuming you have the 2.5, cause i can't imagine anyone would want to get rid of a NEW 4.0 for an old beater scout powerplant.......

what size tires are you running now????</STRONG>
Yeah you are confused. He said he will buy the Scout to use the axles and sell the rest for $$$$$$ He wants to use the 44's and the Scout 300.

Your best bet would be to sell the 300 and buy a Jeep 300 You could put a 9" center section on the scout 44 outers so that welding the upper control arm mounts on is easy. Yeah yeay 44 outers still have the 297x joints. Re route the exhaust and now you have 44's front and rear with a 300 T-case.
 

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That rear is a fine builder. The shafts are equal length so 1 spare = 2 <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I can think of better driveline swaps. You well also give up every instrument in your dash, which is driven from the JTEC controller. Tough time passing emissions. Why do you want to go with a carb?
 

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Originally posted by dorfs:
<STRONG>I can think of better driveline swaps. You well also give up every instrument in your dash, which is driven from the JTEC controller. Tough time passing emissions. Why do you want to go with a carb?</STRONG>

Try reading the other posts!!

He's not going carbed, he's only looking at the t-case and axle swap.
 

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The Scout 300 has a different bolt pattern than the Jeep 20/300. Go to the Binder Bulletin and part it out. Spend the money to upgrade the TJ with known good drive train build ups. There are many manufactors that are making this stuff or kits to install your yard axles.

Note: You should be able to get at least $500 for the Scout II D300. Go look at the Calssified Ads on the Binder Bulletin

Good luck! PS before you post the scout for parting out. Read what the parts are going for. They will try to get it for nothing. Use the search.
 

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Originally posted by SweetCJ7:
<STRONG>The Scout 300 has a different bolt pattern than the Jeep 20/300. .</STRONG>
<IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"> The Scout 300, Jeep/Scout model 18, & the Jeep/Scout model 20 all have the texas style bolt pattern. They are all interchangable (bolt pattern wise)
 

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why flip the tcase if you are not using the scout front axle get a d44 out of a bronco and you can keep your current tcase if you want to upgrade get the atlas ...not to flame but this post has got shet as$ backwards!
 
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