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The stock axles were kept while waiting for a set of 1-ton Danas to be sourced, and they are still stuffed with open carriers spinning 4.11 gears. The front axle had the caster fixed by cutting and turning the knuckles, and then crossover steering was added with the tie rod on the back side of the axle, clear from trail dangers. A Saginaw power-steering conversion was done with a custom flat pitman arm, while the stock leaf springs where strapped to the top of the axles for better ground clearance.