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    Posted: 04 Mar. 2024 at 12:50pm
I am working on the rear axle of my cj3a. The Jeep has a Dana 41 in it that has been upgraded with the Chevy disc brakes. I decided I wanted a selectable rear locker and stumbled upon a flanged, offset Dana 44. I didn't know that the mounting holes for the caliper bracket were different until teardown of the axle. I have found places that sell the entire rear kit, but that is not what I need.  Does anyone know of someplace to purchase a caliper bracket for this setup or even a template to cut one out?  (I have a friend with a CNC plasma table.)  I could stick with the rear drum brakes that came with the axle, I just like the simplity of disc.  Thank you.  
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On mine I just drilled the 2 additional holes in the bracket.

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Edited by Lee MN - 04 Mar. 2024 at 12:59pm
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Thank you Lee.  Based on the picture it looks like you bolted it straight to the axle tube.  Was the bracket it the right spot or did it require spacers?  
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Originally posted by GrandpasOld50 GrandpasOld50 wrote:

Thank you Lee.  Based on the picture it looks like you bolted it straight to the axle tube.  Was the bracket it the right spot or did it require spacers?  


These are Brennan Metcalfs plates, they come with 2 narrow and 2 thick spacers I used them all.

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Sir, yes I did bolt them directly to the axle tube, I did bore the center out to the same diameter of the original bendix backing plate, that plate was 1/8, so I also turned up an 1/8” spacer to make up the difference of the 1/4” bracket thickness so the preload stays the same on the outer axle bearing. Look at my thread in the “Your Jeep Project” section, Dana 44 Gear/Locker install, look on page 5 about 1/2 way down. It will be easier to see what I’m trying to describe. Here is a shot of the caliper installed also.



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Thanks again Lee! I read through your post on your axle build and it helped a lot.
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