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I recently considered the same thing. My deciding factor not to was the axles.
I have built 9"/D-30 hybrids. All you have to do is use the d-44 side gears and axles. That doesn't work on an 8.8. Even if you get after market axles made up, when they break, you have to wait for replacements. That wouldn't do for me.
 


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you build the 9"/d30 or you bought it from Currie?
any photo's?
any suggestions for my situation?
you said that you use side gears and axles of a dana 44? they match in the ford 9"?

another question for anyone who knows. Besides RCV Performance, is anyone else making axleshafts by order?
 

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small progress today at night.
toooo much work in the office and only a couple of hours late at night to work with the axle.

so, today, pinion angle measurements and caster ready to go for welding.

a couple of photos





 

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nice work, a cool idea....but seems to be alot of work for a pretty week axle still.
 

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I did pretty much the same thing you did. Light duty 9" housing, CJ5 from the "c's" out, '73 bronco axles, I had to have the 44 side gears cut down a little at a machine shop. Yeah, currie enterprises builds the same thing for around $900 for the bare housing!!
Curries also makes custom length axle shafts, don't know if they will do a 31 spline though.
 
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thanx for your kind words guys.

news of my progress...

Nitro 4.88 from "just differential" came theese days



:D forgot to tell you that my rear axle is a ford 8,8 which i had prepared months ago


and this is my home made diff cover. seems good for 3euro cost:D


most of the stuff came theese days
some more parts will come next week


ready to weld suspension brackets





the tubes welded with the housing today












and a couple of inside pictures




tomorrow i hope i will finish all the suspension bracket welding and paint the axles so i can move on to do the whole assembly.
 

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front axle suspension brackets in place and ready to go welding.

















 

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cool build sir. it's different, i like it. cant wait to see it in there.

it's crazy, i thought only americans were into stuff like this. haha
 

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no axle seals in that front end?
 

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brembo brakes and ferodo pads from local shop.
i had to drill the discs in 5-4,5 because grand cherokee WJ is 5-5.
evrything seems to fit just fine.



 

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