Okay another small update. I was only able to tinker on a couple small things this weekend. I can't wait for this semester of school to be over in a couple of weeks... I can hopefully pick up the pace of the project next month.
I chopped the tubes off the AAM 11.5 So I can start cleaning those parts up.
I notched the Dana 44 housing at the pinion bearing for the JK dana 44 gears. The notches are required to allow the pinion bearing to be removed in the future.
I will be doing some drag racing next month so I needed to do something to stop my terrible axle wrap, so I started building some traction bars. I was hoping to do a "wrap trap" ladder bar type but there just isn't room right now the way I have my exhaust ran.
I pressed the axle bearings into the Dana 44 housing. The inserts I machined worked just like they were supposed to so far.
Test fitting the JK Dana 44 ring gear in the housing, and test fitting the stub shafts now that the bearings are in.