Well, I've finally gotten some time to start this thread going. I am swapping out my suzuki axles for toyota axles, rebuilding them and reinofrcing them as well. I am also going with rear disk brakes, toyoa high steer with an FJ80 steering box. I'll be adding a rear traction bar as well and running toyota drive lines with rock rat adapters.
Started with the rear axle. Here's all the parts that will go into the rear axle
Got the tires pull off the suzuki axle
Couple of ubolts didn't want to come off so I helped them along
Got the rear axle off
Here's what all I removed off the rear
Here's the drive line I will use for the rear axle. It's a front CV drive line from a first gen toyota pickup. As well as the rockrat adapter.
The hardware I received with my adapters was a bit long. Not sure if that is the norm or if I got the wrong hardware. Not a big deal though. I'll just cut the ends of the bolts off.
Here we are setting the drive line angle with teh angle finder. Since it's a CV shaft the pinion will point at the tcase.
Perches are tacked in place
Rear axle is welded up and ready to paint.
I figured I might as well rebuild the axles while I had it all apart. Got the rear bearings pressed out
Here's teh rear axle painted and the shafts with new bearings
I am running monte carlo calipers in the rear. There's a small tab that needs to be ground off on about 50% of the calipers. Its no big deal
Here's the painted axle with the brake lines present
Here's the rear disk brakes
Here it is all together and mounted
With the tires mounted. These are 33x14x15 boggers
Not sticking out too much futher than I was when I was running suzuki axles with 1.5" spacers