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ZJ Discs on Chrysler 8.25, mounted under the Manche!


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Well, I done it now!

 

It took about 1/16" total reaming of the axle tube hole. I used a 3" cut off wheel to do the job. The flange bolt pattern and bolt sizes are the exact same between a 8.25 and a D35C.

 

I also have the axle under the truck, perches aren't welded, going to wait till the drivetrain is in to do that, so I get the correct pinion angle. I'm going to hopefully have the front axle under it by mid-day tomorrow (If I'm still around), or possibly later tonight, and then I will get the drivetrain in, and work on getting the rear driveshaft (probably just do a mock-up for now) so I can burn the perches in and then paint the bare metal before WNY climate takes hold of it with scaly brown stuff...

 

Here's the pictures to gawk at!

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Anybody need drum backing plates and hardware (near new shoes) for a 8.25?

 

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Looks good. I would do the same thing, but I have the D44 axle in my MJ.

I still might swap on discs but it's nowhere near as easy.

 

I have a couple of 27 spline 8.25" axles I will be pulling from the XJ's I parting out. If they were 29 spline ones I might use them because they are so simple to set-up with new gears.

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