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62 drive train in a 40

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Gumby, May 24, 2003.

  1. Gumby

    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

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    I'm just about fed up with my 350. Will a 62 drivetrain - 3fe/auto/xfer/axles fit in a 40 or is it too long? I realize I will gain width. It'd be worth it for the fine spline, gussetted axles with front discs. I'm also having turning radius issues with 35s.
     
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    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    outta fit with reversed rear springs...don't forget you need to outset the front springs too since the 60 axles are ~3" wider and the passenger spring aligns ON the pumpkin.
     
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    I think it'd work ok, with a huge loss in power:) There's several guys on the por running 60 axles, go there for how to. Definatley gonna have to reverse rear springs to driveline length...there's gonna be a lot of wiring to do to get compter up and running on the 3fe...What's your 350 doing wrong? It's gonna be waaaay easier to fix that...
     
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    I'm thinking I might just put in the axles and transfer case. I won't have problems with the leaf springs on the front 'cause there ain't any on my junk. :D

    The questions now center around what years trans I have to use.