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Old 12-08-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
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68 CJ5 do newer cj front axles fit underneath

What newer front cj axles fit under a 68 CJ5...currently have a dana 27 out of a toyota under the front but want to replace it and kill two birds with one stone and get one with disc brakes. So do any other one fit?

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Old 12-08-2013, 10:15 PM   #2
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If its narrow track and it has a passenger side differential "pumpkin" then yes. That is assuming you still have a Dana 18 or 20 transfer case.

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Old 12-08-2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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Your best/cheapest upgrade is to find a narrow track Dana 30 that may have disc brakes already. If it has drums if fairly easy to convert a 30 to disc.
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Off hand what year CJs had the disc brakes with the narrow track?
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:44 AM   #5
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1972 thru 1981 jeep use narrow track axles. Disc brakes became an option in 1972.
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:11 AM   #6
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Thanks a ton Hopper!!! Figured out i do have a Dana 18 transfer case so i should be good to go
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:03 PM   #7
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Ya, your '68 will have a D18 tcase, single lever.
A T14 tranny was stock
Front axle was a D27. A later model D30 will practically bolt in place, but the caster will need to be adjusted to get 5 - 7° positive.
Back in 2000, I installed a '74 D30 in my '71, replacing the stock D27. I kept the drum brakes, but drilled the drums for improved wet & dry performance. Worked great!
I added 5° steel "shims" to adjust the caster to a target value of six degrees positive.

Lots of tech related to your '68 can be found at EarlyCJ5.net... the best source of info on the web for early CJ5s.

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