Solid Axle Swap ?

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regal200021
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Solid Axle Swap ?

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ok what will i all need for this swap ... i have looked at all the post ... really no postings on the steel i need ... how long ... how much ... i have the axles all ready out of an 86 wide track waggie ... how dose the stearing all going to work ... springs i have a set of 4 inch lift cj 7 springs will those work for me ... ??? any help would be great thanks .. how about the sway bar... will that still work... got some pics ... thanks


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95 astro 4x4
5 inch lift in front and 7 out back all made by me :)
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You are not gonna get a complete list of materials! I did not write down any of the measurements. I used a different front axle, different springs and cut the steel as I needed it. The CJ7 springs may be too light. I used YJ springs and combined 2 sets per side and it flexed great but they were too soft. For steering I used Parts Mike high steer setup. The best resource for a SAS is without a doubt, Pirate 4x4. Get on there and do a LOT of reading!
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2008 Dodge Nitro 4x4
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Vans owned:
1986 Safari 2.5L 4 speed manual - scrapped
1995 Astro 2WD conversion 4.11 posi, shift kit, DHC rock rails - sold to Skippy
1998 Astro 4x4 D44, D60, NP231, full hydraulic system with 9k# Milemarker winch and snow plow - sold to Lockdoc
2003 Astro AWD all stock - traded for a 3/4 ton truck
2005 AWD, 4.10's - sold to skippy
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Regal, Duuude, please don't make me go thru the hassle of signing up on myspace to see pics of your Badasstro! Where can I see some? Link me up, bro!
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T.Low wrote:Regal, Duuude, please don't make me go thru the hassle of signing up on myspace to see pics of your Badasstro! Where can I see some? Link me up, bro!
Yeah, sorry, I don't do myspace. I'd sure like to see some pics too....
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I don't do myspace either and I can see the pics fine. :-k
Current rides:
2013 Toyota Tundra DC 4x4
2008 Dodge Nitro 4x4
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8S Special Edition

Mileage spreadsheet

Vans owned:
1986 Safari 2.5L 4 speed manual - scrapped
1995 Astro 2WD conversion 4.11 posi, shift kit, DHC rock rails - sold to Skippy
1998 Astro 4x4 D44, D60, NP231, full hydraulic system with 9k# Milemarker winch and snow plow - sold to Lockdoc
2003 Astro AWD all stock - traded for a 3/4 ton truck
2005 AWD, 4.10's - sold to skippy

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Some work places (like mine) block MySpace.
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i have to find some web hosting .... place i had one back in the day cant remember it tho .... want to post up some web space hosts... thanks guys ...
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5 inch lift in front and 7 out back all made by me :)
31-11.5x15s tsl swampers
here are the pics....
more pics here http://community.webshots.com/user/regal200021

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photobucket hosts my pics
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2005 Astro (Gandalf) - AWD, 4.3L, 3.42, 130k+ miles
1997 Astro (Grumpy - $250 Rally Van) - AWD, 4.3L, 3.42, LSD, 2" lift, 31" tires, 335k+ orig engine, $30 eBay fuel pump
Prev Astros:99,97,00,94,87,86
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OK found my old web shots host on line here up loading pics now ... :supz:
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95 astro 4x4
5 inch lift in front and 7 out back all made by me :)
31-11.5x15s tsl swampers
here are the pics....
more pics here http://community.webshots.com/user/regal200021
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Re: Solid Axle Swap ?

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well guys its time for me to start my own swap ... new axles tho i have a 44-14 out of an old chevy .... going to be useing a 205 tcase twin sticked ... will take pics as i go a long .... wish me luck ....


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95 astro 4x4
5 inch lift in front and 7 out back all made by me :)
31-11.5x15s tsl swampers
here are the pics....
more pics here http://community.webshots.com/user/regal200021

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Regal thanks for the link to your photos, great van you have there..good luck with swap i cant add any help as my vans a belly scraper :yawinkle: ...Johnny
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