Differential Swap

Chuckles

Bigger Hammer
Feb 21, 2010
99
SW Missouri
First Name
Chuck
Willys Model
Other
Willys Year:
1949
What makes the simplest modern rear end swap for a '49 wagon 2WD, keeping the proper width. It currently has a rear end that is 4" wider than the front and the wheels stick out past the body. The previous owner did this and so the back end is lifted to accomodate the width. I want to put it back down to it's proper level stance. Thanks
 

Eric B

Precision Fit
Nov 27, 2009
841
Colorado Springs, CO
First Name
Eric
Willys Model
Other
Willys Year:
Other
I think the early style S-10 blazer or jimmy axles will be close to what you need for width. I have read about a few of them being used for body transfers.
 

CCPAWillys

Knuckle Buster
May 12, 2010
1
Willys Model
Willys Year:
I would look at an 8.8 out of a Ford Explorer. Way beefier than a S-10 axle.
 
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