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Jeep waggy axles

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by OffRoadOhio, Apr 26, 2003.

  1. OffRoadOhio

    OffRoadOhio Registered Member

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    Ok, Here are the numbers off of my axle housings. Which are supposed to be D 44's out of a 78 waggy.
    Rear:
    US PAT
    1868618
    and
    44-1

    Front:
    0-53789
    and
    30-1

    Can anyone tell me what these #'s mean?
    I bought a gasket for a front d 44 from a 78 waggy to day, and it didnt fit, I ended up having to get a gasket for a 66-67 v6 CJ5, and it says they are for spicer 30's. Could the front be a spicer 30 and the rear be dana 44? Both axles housings look identicle, and both have drum brakes. I checked the gears and when I divided ring and pinion I got 3.307, for both rear ends, so I do know the gears match
     
  2. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Yep, the front axle is a Dana 30
     
  3. OffRoadOhio

    OffRoadOhio Registered Member

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    both are also 5 lug and front is closed knuckle
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    sounds about right /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    A 78 Wagoneer should have D44's front and rear. My buddies 76 did. They shouldn't be 5 lug though. They should be six's like a 1/2ton Chevy. We used my spare tire from my K5 to put on his and get him home one night when he blew a tire.

    Sounds like someone my have sold you some axles out of an old CJ5 or something.
     
  6. OffRoadOhio

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    I did some research at http://mywebpages.comcast.net/jjacobs149917/fsj_faq.htm and it says dana 27's were used up until 70, so unless its older than a 70 waggy, they cant be d 27. it also says d 44's ahd closed knuckles and where 5 lug until 73. but it doesnt say if the d 30 did or not. It also says dana 44's where used on all light duty full size jeeps until 79, and from 89 till the end of production. 80-86 used AMC 20's. which means mine is a 44 in the rear for sure. wagoneers didnt have d44's in front until 74. they used 30's from 71-73, and 27's from 70 back. in 1962-65 27's where IFS, and the 44 was also avaible as IFS.
     
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    also

    Ok I found a picture of a 2 piece rear d 44,
    [​IMG]
    Mine is slightly offset, and doesnt have the caps on the end of the shafts for the nut.
    Mine looks like this
    [​IMG]
    also found a pic of a 27, and 30, Mine looks like a 27,
    [​IMG]
    but instead of one joint bar for the steering, I have 2 seperate bars like the dana 30 [​IMG]
    My housing says 30-1, and I was told that is the model number, but yet the page I found these pics at said 30's didnt have closed knuckles. I also found a pic of a 72 jeep.
    []http://www.ifsja.org/readers/wagoneers/pictures/tucker1.jpg[/img]
    And it looks just like the jeep I got the axles from. Same color and all. with d30 front and 44 rear.
     

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