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BWOOD
07-11-2011, 10:44 PM
Looking for someone local ( S.C/N.C. ) to do a spring over axle, and I need the c's cut and turned for better castor and DL angle, Dana 44's are what I have. If the price was right and stuff available I would like to find some chevy flat tops to put on or maybe swap in some bigger axles (gm 14 bolt or ? )

97TJGUZZY
07-12-2011, 08:45 AM
XJ Savage on here has a set of chevy flat tops for sale I think he wanted $75 for the pair.

The SOA is not a hard project, but I'm not sure of any local shops that would do the Cut and Turn on the knuckles.

Might try East Coast Differentials in NC.

XJ savage
07-12-2011, 05:22 PM
I do have a set of flattop Chevys at the house. If you want them you can have them for $50. I also have a full width Chevy Dana 44 at the house w/ a set of shafts I can cut you a deal on as well.


Give me a call when you need the SOA done. I'll be glad to help you with it. A good friend of mine lives about 15 minutes outside of Blythewood torwards Elgin and between the two of us we've done plenty of axle swap and off-the-wall fabricating. May not be able to turn the C's without a portaband (which I don't have).
803 543 0499 JR.

BWOOD
07-12-2011, 07:54 PM
Thanks Savage, I might go ahead and get those flat tops. I have access to many tools ( brother in law has every tool and toy imaginable) and I have plenty of room in the shop. I am just trying to make up my mind, I am afraid if I do the cut and turn and soa I will want dana 60 or gm 14 bolt in a year. I am still working on getting scout back together so I am trying to make up my mind. I have seen guys grind weld down till you can see the joint between axle and c's then beat them with a hammer. I bet it would be alot easier with the PB and then grind them after they are separated though. I was looking for someone local who has done this ( plenty of info on net ) because the scouts have such bad castor it needs to really be corrected soa or sua. I promise I will get some pics up somehow.

XJ savage
07-12-2011, 11:41 PM
Alright cool. I'll pm you my address so you can swing by and pick them up one afternoon or something.

As far as turning the C's, I really don't think it'll be necissary with a simple SOA because of the fact that a scout has a reasonably long front driveshaft. I think if you were to bolt it up SOA it shouldn't carry to much of an angle to worry about. But then again i'm not a scout guru and that is said without looking at it.

WeRideNTruX
07-13-2011, 12:37 AM
Thanks Savage, I might go ahead and get those flat tops. I have access to many tools ( brother in law has every tool and toy imaginable) and I have plenty of room in the shop. I am just trying to make up my mind, I am afraid if I do the cut and turn and soa I will want dana 60 or gm 14 bolt in a year. I am still working on getting scout back together so I am trying to make up my mind. I have seen guys grind weld down till you can see the joint between axle and c's then beat them with a hammer. I bet it would be alot easier with the PB and then grind them after they are separated though. I was looking for someone local who has done this ( plenty of info on net ) because the scouts have such bad castor it needs to really be corrected soa or sua. I promise I will get some pics up somehow.

good to have you here and its true were not all jeep guys, i like nissans myself. also i was gonna suggest the grind and hammer method ive seen lots of SAS frontiers/hardbodys done that way and most of them are driven on the street on a regular basis.

BWOOD
07-13-2011, 07:23 AM
Yeah ,on scouts you have to turn the c's, They already have bad castor, if you dont correct it, it won't hold the road. Savage pm me I 'll call you this afternoon and set something up. WeRide, One of my good friends had a nissan on 34x9.50's, man that thing went everywhere we wanted it to go.

Shilohsho
07-13-2011, 09:06 AM
I've got a friend that just did this same thing for a guy from Walhalla, SC. His name is Scott Black and you can call him 864-seven one zero- 1174. Scott's shop is in Seneca and he does all kinds of chassis work and roll cages. Text him or call him and tell him Tucker sent you.
I saw the caster on the stock axles and it was amazing that the Scout even drove to the shop. It already had a SOA when this guy bought it and Scott said it was sketchy to drive.

BWOOD
07-13-2011, 09:57 PM
Thanks to xjsavage, picked up the flat tops today. So I guess when I am done putting the rest back together, there will be a spring over in the plans.

pileofparts
07-18-2011, 02:00 AM
Thats not necesarily true..... The bad caster issue does not come from the SOA. You would have to be running a monster lift to really have an issue. Most of the poor caster issues associated with a SOA come from neglecting the steering. Using flat tops with a PROPERLY constructed crossover steering set up should net you perfect steering. I have done this on more than a few scouts without an issue and even fixed a few that others have messed up. Typically a cut and turn is only needed when the front drive shaft is too short and binds or vibrates because of the severe angle. What springs are you running?

Shilohsho
07-18-2011, 03:17 PM
Good luck. .