I got some heartburn from the "never driven in winter" statement. WHO, in WI does not drive a 4X4 in the winter?????
I would look warily at this, for sure.
"For Gawd's sake, put a RELAY in there or you could burn the whole damn Jeep to the ground" ...this quote brought to you by people who do not understand the law.....Kirchoff's, Ohm's, or Faraday's.
Violation of KISS shall always ring false in TRUE engineering. - ME___
Had 75CJ5, 89YJ, 93YJ. Have 82CJ7 & 95YJ____Not one burnt yet due to lack of relays.
being from the 79, the front axle has cast wedges. for an axle swap into a non-Bronco application, that is not desirable at all because most will tell you it's necessary to retube the axle to weld spring perches on. there is no tube under the wedges, and welding to the cast wedges isn't recommended.
If you want to get real fancy, you could pick up an F250 HPD44 front w/ 1/2" tubes, shorten it to TJ width, use D30/Rubi D44 outers, and probably use Rubicon shafts. I've always wanted to see somebody do that...but it's a lot of work to still end up with D30 ball joints.
Unlimited, that's what I had figured. The guy seems nice enough so if you know of anyone looking for axles for a comparable swap, they should hit him up.
The axle tubes r not cast, they r steel, they can b cut with a pipe cutter, shorten and welded back to desired length. The axle shafts them selves r a different story, you pretty much have to buy them.