Hi all. In my quest of trying to get to a driveable chassis this summer, I am looking for a final answer to the question of "what is the correct OEM front axle for my CJ." My serial # is 8322 A 16450. The axle that was on it when I bought it over a decade ago was a Dana 27A, with this serial # on the tube: 9 21 5B5 2806 3. The casting around the differential says "27A" and the tag from the differential bolts says 941852 3.73 41-11. Was this the axle that it rolled off the line with? As discussed in another thread I started last year, I'm stuck in limbo land on deciding whether to try and straighten out this bent front passenger side axle ear and run it, or to scrap the tube and get another one. The only bare 27A tube I can find in Northern California is two hours drive and $200. In looking for a replacement, I've been told repeatedly by "professionals" that the Dana 27A with a Bendix-style passenger side shaft is not the correct axle for my year/model Jeep. (and yes it had Warn M2 hubs on it, and the PO cut off the threaded end of the axle shaft. 4 Planning on replacing this with a Spicer-style passenger side axle shaft. So - was this the stock factory axle? Donny, Howard, Johns CJ5, any other experts weigh in? Thanks!