aphillips76 previously posted:
"I assume the time/labor cost is per end, right?"
Yes. It partially depends on what you get the axles off of and how much fabbing needs to be done. There are a lot of places (Blue Torch Fabrication is one) that sell pre fabbed mounts of all kinds, and at not too bad of a price. You can find a huge selection of fabrication brackets from a lot of different manufacturers, especially for anything Jeep, that save a huge amount of time.
Usually the biggest hassle in doing this kind of work is figuring out the steering. The less that you have to alter the existing Jeep steering set up, the better. If the axle for the front that you want to install is quite a bit different, then you can also add the cost of a new tie rod, drag link, steering knuckles onto an already expensive project. This is one of the reasons finding a Dana 44 from an older Jeep is a boon as the steering requires very little messing with.
If you do get serious about doing this, post it here or PM me and I'll start doing more research into alternatives and solutions for you so that you have a better idea of the price of this.
The price I quoted is probably less than half what a shop would cost.
Here is the link to the thread I posted on this site regarding the Rodeo 44 to Jeep axle swap: