Well I have an extra set of 1 ton axles. A GM Dana 60 front and GM 14boltFF with Detroit locker and disc brakes. I also have a spare GM Dana 60 frt bare front axle housing, which I coud narrow.
I was thinking of installing front springs in the manner Master Yota chronicled here: viewtopic.php?t=2420
. I think I will try and run Hummer H1 rims on these axles for the military look. I was trying to decide should I duplicate the M37 track width of 62", by narrowing the long side of the frt Dana 60, and using a cab and chassis dually 14boltFF (which has a 63" track width).
Should I go with full width axles, which will be about 5" wider (ie. 2 1/2" wider per side) than the stock M37 track width, and then extend the fenders for wider coverage?
I plan on using a similar steering setup, but with a forward facing pitman arm. Likely a Toyota FJ80 ps box, as it would sit nicely, and would use similar space considerations as Master Yota's Ford ps box.
The vehicle will most likely be V8/auto repowered to a non divorced transfer case. Tires in the 38-40" range (some type of TSL Swampers for 16.5" H1 rims). I will try and keep the truck looking as stock as possible.
Thought I'd ask what the collective thinks or suggests about the axle swap in regards to width.