Set up a deal with a large salvage yard to get 1995+ ford 8.8's out of Explorers for $50 a piece
Remove brake lines, calipers and rotors
Use cut off torch to remove spring perches
Sandblast rear end
Set up and weld new perches for YJ SOA
Weld diff tubes to center piece
Weld shock mounts higher up on tube for more clearance
Spray axle with black enamel
Install Solid differential cover
Install painted calipers, turned rotors, and new pads
Put one in my Jeep one in my dads and then start selling them
This is a work in progress, with gear change swaps in the future!
Will hopefully be done within a week!
First got them
Cut off perches with cutoff wheel (will be using torch next time!)
Before sandblasting (will do sooner next time) notice the axle stand with caster I built, nice!!
Calipers after sanding and painting
If you guys have suggestions on the Jeep, the axles, gear setup, tires, or anything post em up!