Thank you, the rot is in the passenger front corner of the cab. I plan on using the orange J10 as a donor. As I will need the hood and grill from it as well. The orange one is a truck I built in high school and abused, which it was abused long before I got it. It was the chase/tow/ prerunner for the Gadzooks class 3 Scrambler back in the 80s. If only that truck could talk, the stories it would have.SP, I have a small pile of J10 corners, rockers and patch panels. What side do you need?
XJ build using Ford Superduty axles (Dana 50 front, Sterling 10.5 rear):
Custom fab, using Ballistic Fab parts
Dana 50 is a pile of crap.
1. The stock inner shafts neck down to 30 spline (smaller than a JK 44).
2. Almost no availability of aftermarket gears or lockers.
3. All the weight of a 60 but weaker.
4. 8x170mm bolt pattern.
5. Balljoints. If you're going to put something as big and heavy as a 60 in, at least get kingpins.
6. Unit bearings. All the cheap dana 50s you see are out of Super Dutys and their unit bearings are gonna be toast. $$$ to replace.
Junk, waste of time and money.
Less adventures for us spectating here online on the old built... however I think in all other regards a better choice of a vehicle.So slight change of plans, the 2004 grand Cherokee will be going up for sale as I purchased a 2018 Rubicon JL with 25,000 miles on it. Pretty impressed to say the least, E-lockers, 4:1 low range T-case, V6 with the 8 speed trans, can fit a 37” tire with minimal lift. The fact is to make the grand what I wanted I would end up with $50K plus into it and it would still be a unibody with 250,000 miles on it, secondly I have no time to build it, flat no time. So this will get some quick bolt on’s and a 37” tire and be done. This will give me time to build one of the J10 pick ups, which is what I really want to do anyway.
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