Originally Posted by gcaughron
I would just outboard the springs if I were going to do another one. It's a lot less hassle. The problem with Scout 44's is the front knuckles have to be rotated 6-8 degrees as they came factory with 0 degree knuckles. If you don't do this you will be in for a nightmare in getting your driveline angles to work and a lot of undesirable steering issues. Good luck and that's just my two cents.
This is true but if he has a front axle from a 79 or 80 Scout it will have come from the factory with 3° of camber. You can also use off center ball joints to pick up a few more °'s. If your not Savvy with your fab skills I would pick up a front d44 from a 79 and older FSJ Wagoneer. They can be had at the you pull lots all day long for $100 to $150. Then just use the knuckles, spindles, brakes and hubs from the Scout axle to keep It a 5 on 5.5 lug.
Check out Dave's Customs Fab for the outboard spring mounts.
I'd get spring purches from Ruff Stuff with the 3 holes in them...it will allow you to move the axle forward an inch..I'd do it to the back also..a little extra wheelbase will make it ride nice.
Hope this helps bud.