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  • 5x5.5 Axle Shafts

    If anybody swapped to the 6x5.5 or put in upgrade axle shafts on their early (pre-'74) Wagoneers, I may be interested. I just want stock--I don't want the wimpy shafts that are prone to breaking (I think those are the tapered ones?). Just looking to get back to the 5x5.5, so that it's stock again.

    Also may be interested in some 5x5.5 wheels too, depending on what they look like.
    Current Rig:
    '71 Wagoneer (DD)
    B350/TH400/D20
    open knuckle D44 front (disc brakes)
    6-lug conversion rear
    http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...79#post1734879

    Previous Rig:
    Tan '88 Grand Wagoneer
    .030 over 401, TBI, headers
    3" exhaust
    31x10.5s
    2" rear lift blocks
    custom headliner
    http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...77#post1734777

    "The engineering side of me says that it's more than strong enough. The redneck side of me says that it's going to fall apart and I need to beef it up."--somebody I know

  • #2
    Maybe

    How's it goin.

    We might have some. '71 Wagoneer. I will see about some pictures. Don't think you want the wheels though, guy tried to put some on and wrong back spacing, used washers.
    1st) '74 Wagoneer tan, caught fire several times, swapped to hub lockers, fixed transfer case
    2nd) '86 blue Grand Wagoneer, started a lift, got divorced tried to keep her around but had to sell her in the end. {the Wagon not the Ex, I wish)
    3rd through 5th) parts waggys
    Present) '87 Grand Wagoneer, blue all original. and no rust!

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    • #3
      That would be awesome, thank you!

      I'm planning to just go with stock steel wheels...should be able to get them off an old Ford since I don't have to worry about the hubs being too small (at least '70s Ford vs. Jeep)...in order to go 5x5.5 front it's Ford hubs+rotors anyway.
      Current Rig:
      '71 Wagoneer (DD)
      B350/TH400/D20
      open knuckle D44 front (disc brakes)
      6-lug conversion rear
      http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...79#post1734879

      Previous Rig:
      Tan '88 Grand Wagoneer
      .030 over 401, TBI, headers
      3" exhaust
      31x10.5s
      2" rear lift blocks
      custom headliner
      http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...77#post1734777

      "The engineering side of me says that it's more than strong enough. The redneck side of me says that it's going to fall apart and I need to beef it up."--somebody I know

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      • #4
        pics

        jeep parts by Mark, on Flickr
        1st) '74 Wagoneer tan, caught fire several times, swapped to hub lockers, fixed transfer case
        2nd) '86 blue Grand Wagoneer, started a lift, got divorced tried to keep her around but had to sell her in the end. {the Wagon not the Ex, I wish)
        3rd through 5th) parts waggys
        Present) '87 Grand Wagoneer, blue all original. and no rust!

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        • #5
          Yep looks like it should have the right ones--how do the shafts themselves look?
          Current Rig:
          '71 Wagoneer (DD)
          B350/TH400/D20
          open knuckle D44 front (disc brakes)
          6-lug conversion rear
          http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...79#post1734879

          Previous Rig:
          Tan '88 Grand Wagoneer
          .030 over 401, TBI, headers
          3" exhaust
          31x10.5s
          2" rear lift blocks
          custom headliner
          http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...77#post1734777

          "The engineering side of me says that it's more than strong enough. The redneck side of me says that it's going to fall apart and I need to beef it up."--somebody I know

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          • #6
            I havent removed them yet, the hubs move nice to lock and unlock.
            1st) '74 Wagoneer tan, caught fire several times, swapped to hub lockers, fixed transfer case
            2nd) '86 blue Grand Wagoneer, started a lift, got divorced tried to keep her around but had to sell her in the end. {the Wagon not the Ex, I wish)
            3rd through 5th) parts waggys
            Present) '87 Grand Wagoneer, blue all original. and no rust!

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            • #7
              I'm only really interested in the rears--I have a later front axle anyway, so no locking hubs
              Current Rig:
              '71 Wagoneer (DD)
              B350/TH400/D20
              open knuckle D44 front (disc brakes)
              6-lug conversion rear
              http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...79#post1734879

              Previous Rig:
              Tan '88 Grand Wagoneer
              .030 over 401, TBI, headers
              3" exhaust
              31x10.5s
              2" rear lift blocks
              custom headliner
              http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...77#post1734777

              "The engineering side of me says that it's more than strong enough. The redneck side of me says that it's going to fall apart and I need to beef it up."--somebody I know

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BamaCanuck
                ...the wheels though, guy tried to put some on and wrong back spacing, used washers.
                WASHERS?!?!? BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

                I have done some "engineering" over the years but washers as wheel spacers?! That "ingenious"!!
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                • #9
                  Oh, you have NOOOO idea. I about crapped when I saw it. The good thing was we had 2 trailers, so no flat towing.

                  1st) '74 Wagoneer tan, caught fire several times, swapped to hub lockers, fixed transfer case
                  2nd) '86 blue Grand Wagoneer, started a lift, got divorced tried to keep her around but had to sell her in the end. {the Wagon not the Ex, I wish)
                  3rd through 5th) parts waggys
                  Present) '87 Grand Wagoneer, blue all original. and no rust!

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